Period
to 20 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sophos over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Sophos
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 495 386
Rank change year-on-year +7 -109 +209
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 56 47 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.16% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.34% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 35 37 52
South East median annual salary £32,500 £30,764 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.64% -23.09% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,625 £25,075
90th Percentile £66,250 £47,500 £46,000
England median annual salary £36,500 £33,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.96% -16.25% +14.29%

Sophos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,553 13,819 18,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 44.48% 46.56% 48.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10,823 11,247 15,405
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -1.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% +2.22%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos in the South East.

Salary trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the South East over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -6 33 £23,500 -27.69% 5
Berkshire +11 26 £23,500 -47.78%
Surrey +25 19 £60,000 +106.90% 6
Oxfordshire -31 7 £27,875 -14.23% 4
Kent +7 2 £41,000 - 2
Hampshire -14 2 £37,000 +64.44%
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 42 (75.00%) VMware
2 34 (60.71%) Cisco
2 34 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (55.36%) Windows
4 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
5 29 (51.79%) SolarWinds
6 27 (48.21%) DNS
7 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
8 24 (42.86%) Juniper
8 24 (42.86%) McAfee
9 23 (41.07%) ITIL
10 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
10 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (39.29%) Data Centre
11 21 (37.50%) Network Security
11 21 (37.50%) Load Balancing
12 20 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (35.71%) WAN
13 19 (33.93%) CCNP
13 19 (33.93%) SIEM
13 19 (33.93%) Palo Alto
14 18 (32.14%) F5
14 18 (32.14%) HP
14 18 (32.14%) Firewall
14 18 (32.14%) Migration
15 17 (30.36%) Wireless
15 17 (30.36%) CheckPoint
16 16 (28.57%) CCIE
16 16 (28.57%) CCDP
16 16 (28.57%) Cisco Prime

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 5 (8.93%) OpenStack
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.36%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) Confluence
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (3.57%) MS Project Server
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Acrobat
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.79%) Abaqus
3 1 (1.79%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (17.86%) Office 365
2 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.93%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (48.21%) DNS
2 21 (37.50%) Network Security
3 20 (35.71%) WAN
4 18 (32.14%) Firewall
5 17 (30.36%) Wireless
6 16 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
6 16 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (14.29%) VPN
9 7 (12.50%) Skype
10 6 (10.71%) DHCP
10 6 (10.71%) IPsec
11 5 (8.93%) Internet
11 5 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (8.93%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (7.14%) LAN
12 4 (7.14%) SAN
12 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (5.36%) BGP
13 3 (5.36%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.57%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
1 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Network Security Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Presales Solution Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Security Solutions Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Secure Network Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) Java EE
2 1 (1.79%) LDAP
2 1 (1.79%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Data Centre
2 16 (28.57%) FlexPod
3 6 (10.71%) PKI
4 5 (8.93%) Public Cloud
5 4 (7.14%) Private Cloud
5 4 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.79%) Clustering
8 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.79%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.79%) Replication
8 1 (1.79%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (28.57%) Linux
5 9 (16.07%) Windows 10
6 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 5 (8.93%) Solaris
9 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 3 (5.36%) CentOS
10 3 (5.36%) Debian
10 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.57%) Kali Linux
11 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.79%) AIX
12 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) ITIL
2 21 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 19 (33.93%) SIEM
4 18 (32.14%) Migration
5 16 (28.57%) Application Performance Management
5 16 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
5 16 (28.57%) DNA
5 16 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 16 (28.57%) Performance Management
5 16 (28.57%) Presales
5 16 (28.57%) Security Management
5 16 (28.57%) Value Proposition
6 6 (10.71%) Information Security
7 5 (8.93%) Computer Security
7 5 (8.93%) Software Deployment
8 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.36%) Network Design
9 3 (5.36%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
10 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
3 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.93%) CCNP
3 16 (28.57%) CCDP
3 16 (28.57%) CCIE
4 6 (10.71%) MCSE
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (8.93%) MCP
6 3 (5.36%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
7 2 (3.57%) HND
8 1 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (8.93%) FISMA
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
3 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 16 (28.57%) VMware NSX
4 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.14%) vSphere
6 2 (3.57%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.79%) KVM
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) CASB
1 16 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (17.86%) Backup Exec
2 10 (17.86%) SCCM
3 9 (16.07%) SCOM
4 7 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (10.71%) SCVMM
6 5 (8.93%) SCSM
7 4 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (5.36%) Nagios
8 3 (5.36%) OSSEC
8 3 (5.36%) vCenter Server
9 2 (3.57%) Ansible
9 2 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
9 2 (3.57%) Nessus
9 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
9 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) VMware
2 34 (60.71%) Cisco
3 29 (51.79%) SolarWinds
4 24 (42.86%) Juniper
4 24 (42.86%) McAfee
5 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 19 (33.93%) Palo Alto
7 18 (32.14%) F5
7 18 (32.14%) HP
8 17 (30.36%) CheckPoint
9 16 (28.57%) Aruba
9 16 (28.57%) Fortinet
9 16 (28.57%) Infoblox
9 16 (28.57%) Meraki
9 16 (28.57%) Riverbed
10 10 (17.86%) Symantec
11 9 (16.07%) Veeam
12 7 (12.50%) CommVault
12 7 (12.50%) Dell
13 6 (10.71%) NETGEAR