Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 371 534
Rank change year-on-year -59 +163 +46
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 129 238 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.68% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 1.44% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 49 32 72
South East median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £42,175
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -28.87% +53.36%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £70,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +12.78%

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 13894 16528 21492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 45.40% 46.97% 50.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11031 13297 17531
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -58 99 £40,000 +6.67%
Oxfordshire -46 95 £32,500 -13.33%
Hampshire +10 11 £21,000 -22.22%
Surrey -2 9 £30,000 +9.09%
Kent +18 7 £32,000 -54.29%
Berkshire +46 3 £105,000 +320.00%
Middlesex - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 79 (61.24%) Windows
2 60 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (44.96%) Python
4 48 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 44 (34.11%) Windows Server
6 43 (33.33%) Linux
6 43 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 40 (31.01%) C++
8 39 (30.23%) Active Directory
9 34 (26.36%) Java
10 32 (24.81%) DNS
11 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
12 29 (22.48%) VMware
13 27 (20.93%) Windows 7
13 27 (20.93%) Mentoring
14 26 (20.16%) Windows 10
15 25 (19.38%) Office 365
15 25 (19.38%) Pair Programming
16 24 (18.60%) DHCP
16 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
17 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
17 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
17 23 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (17.83%) DevOps
18 22 (17.05%) Coaching
18 22 (17.05%) Greenfield Project
18 22 (17.05%) Cisco
18 22 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (17.05%) Regression Testing
19 21 (16.28%) HP

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 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.65%) SAS
5 6 (4.65%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.88%) IIS
7 3 (2.33%) CMS
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.55%) Apache
8 2 (1.55%) Confluence
8 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.78%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.38%) Office 365
3 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.20%) SaaS
4 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.55%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (24.81%) DNS
2 24 (18.60%) DHCP
3 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.85%) Firewall
5 13 (10.08%) Internet
5 13 (10.08%) Network Security
5 13 (10.08%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (7.75%) SAN
6 10 (7.75%) WAN
7 9 (6.98%) VPN
8 8 (6.20%) LAN
8 8 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (5.43%) iSCSI
10 6 (4.65%) FirePass
10 6 (4.65%) IPsec
10 6 (4.65%) NAS
10 6 (4.65%) OpenVPN
10 6 (4.65%) Skype
10 6 (4.65%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.10%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.33%) Big Data
4 3 (2.33%) MySQL
4 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.53%) JIRA
2 8 (6.20%) TestRail
3 7 (5.43%) WinDbg
4 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.88%) TestLink
5 4 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.33%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.33%) OllyDbg
6 3 (2.33%) Selenium
6 3 (2.33%) Subversion
7 2 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.55%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (4.65%) Publishing
1 6 (4.65%) Retail
2 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Finance
3 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (24.81%) Software Engineer
2 20 (15.50%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.95%) Analyst
4 16 (12.40%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (12.40%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.53%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) QA Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (6.20%) Java Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) HTML
2 7 (5.43%) Django
3 6 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.65%) CSS
3 6 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (3.10%) Spring
5 3 (2.33%) Regular Expression
5 3 (2.33%) Web Services
6 2 (1.55%) JSON
6 2 (1.55%) RESTful
6 2 (1.55%) XML
7 1 (0.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.85%) Computer Science
4 12 (9.30%) User Experience
5 9 (6.98%) Blog
6 6 (4.65%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (4.65%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.65%) iPhone
6 6 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.33%) Spread Betting
8 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 79 (61.24%) Windows
2 44 (34.11%) Windows Server
3 43 (33.33%) Linux
4 27 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 26 (20.16%) Windows 10
6 17 (13.18%) Windows 8
7 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (7.75%) Unix
10 6 (4.65%) AIX
10 6 (4.65%) Android
10 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.65%) Solaris
11 2 (1.55%) CentOS
11 2 (1.55%) Fedora
11 2 (1.55%) Kali Linux
11 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) Test Automation
3 43 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 27 (20.93%) Mentoring
5 25 (19.38%) Pair Programming
6 23 (17.83%) DevOps
7 22 (17.05%) Coaching
7 22 (17.05%) Regression Testing
8 16 (12.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (10.08%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (9.30%) Open Source
12 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.75%) Integration Testing
13 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
13 9 (6.98%) Malware Analysis
13 9 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (6.98%) Reverse Engineering
13 9 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (6.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (44.96%) Python
2 40 (31.01%) C++
3 34 (26.36%) Java
4 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.63%) PowerShell
6 12 (9.30%) C#
6 12 (9.30%) Perl
7 11 (8.53%) SQL
8 10 (7.75%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.20%) C
10 7 (5.43%) Groovy
10 7 (5.43%) Ruby
11 4 (3.10%) TypeScript
11 4 (3.10%) VBScript
12 3 (2.33%) PHP
13 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) Degree
2 6 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.55%) CCNA
4 2 (1.55%) CCNP
4 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.55%) MCP
4 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CEH
5 1 (0.78%) GCIH
5 1 (0.78%) MCSA
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) OSCP
5 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.73%) QA
2 6 (4.65%) SLA
3 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.33%) SSAE 16
4 2 (1.55%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.30%) vSphere
5 11 (8.53%) Docker
6 9 (6.98%) KVM
7 6 (4.65%) NFS
7 6 (4.65%) oVirt
7 6 (4.65%) pfSense
7 6 (4.65%) Samba
7 6 (4.65%) XenApp
7 6 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.33%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.78%) Snort
11 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) SCCM
2 13 (10.08%) WSUS
3 12 (9.30%) Backup Exec
4 9 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.65%) Ansible
5 6 (4.65%) Bacula
5 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (4.65%) Puppet
5 6 (4.65%) SmoothWall
6 5 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.10%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.33%) Kibana
8 3 (2.33%) logstash
9 2 (1.55%) Nagios
9 2 (1.55%) Nessus
9 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.55%) Nmap
9 2 (1.55%) SCOM
10 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (22.48%) VMware
2 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.05%) Cisco
4 21 (16.28%) HP
5 15 (11.63%) Dell
6 14 (10.85%) Symantec
7 13 (10.08%) Veeam
8 12 (9.30%) Citrix
9 8 (6.20%) McAfee
9 8 (6.20%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.43%) Apple
11 6 (4.65%) Atlassian
11 6 (4.65%) Perforce
12 5 (3.88%) Kaspersky
12 5 (3.88%) Splunk
13 4 (3.10%) EMC
13 4 (3.10%) Progress
14 3 (2.33%) Cadence
14 3 (2.33%) Juniper
14 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds