Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 473 483 356
Rank change year-on-year +10 -127 +246
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 63 63 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.22% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.48% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 53 34 34
South East median annual salary £59,000 £32,500 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +81.54% +17.12% -34.20%
10th Percentile £22,750 £27,100 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,375 £70,000
England median annual salary £39,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +6.67%

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 12,497 13,208 16,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 42.90% 45.60% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9,935 10,543 13,489
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -16 34 £38,250 +13.33% 4
Surrey +48 28 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Berkshire +4 18 £55,000 +22.22%
Oxfordshire -29 16 £26,750 -17.69% 4
Hampshire -18 3 £55,000 +120.00%
Kent +6 2 £41,000 +28.13%
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 46 (73.02%) Windows
2 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 38 (60.32%) DNS
4 37 (58.73%) VMware
5 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
5 34 (53.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (53.97%) Windows Server
6 32 (50.79%) Cisco
7 27 (42.86%) Firewall
8 24 (38.10%) Linux
8 24 (38.10%) Office 365
9 21 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 21 (33.33%) Juniper
10 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (31.75%) Data Centre
11 19 (30.16%) SolarWinds
12 16 (25.40%) Skype for Business
12 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
13 15 (23.81%) Load Balancing
13 15 (23.81%) Network Security
13 15 (23.81%) Skype
13 15 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 14 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (22.22%) SQL
14 14 (22.22%) VPN
14 14 (22.22%) McAfee
14 14 (22.22%) IPsec
15 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (20.63%) ITIL

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 16 (25.40%) Skype for Business
2 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.70%) OpenStack
4 6 (9.52%) Apache
4 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.76%) IIS
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) MS Project Server
7 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.59%) Confluence
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.59%) SAS
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Acrobat
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.59%) Abaqus
3 1 (1.59%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.10%) Office 365
2 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (14.29%) Mimecast
5 5 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.59%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 38 (60.32%) DNS
2 27 (42.86%) Firewall
3 15 (23.81%) Network Security
3 15 (23.81%) Skype
4 14 (22.22%) IPsec
4 14 (22.22%) VPN
5 13 (20.63%) VLAN
6 12 (19.05%) Wireless
7 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (17.46%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (15.87%) WAN
9 9 (14.29%) DHCP
10 8 (12.70%) Internet
10 8 (12.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (12.70%) SAN
11 7 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (7.94%) NAS
12 5 (7.94%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (7.94%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (7.94%) MySQL
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 6 (9.52%) JIRA
2 5 (7.94%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Architect
2 9 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Consultant
3 7 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Presales Solution Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) LDAP
1 5 (7.94%) MAPI
2 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) PKI
2 9 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 7 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
4 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.94%) FlexPod
4 5 (7.94%) Replication
4 5 (7.94%) YubiKey
5 4 (6.35%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Clustering
7 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (73.02%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Windows Server
3 24 (38.10%) Linux
4 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.70%) Solaris
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.52%) CentOS
8 5 (7.94%) VMS
9 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.17%) Debian
10 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.59%) AIX
11 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.59%) Kali Linux
11 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 15 (23.81%) Load Balancing
2 13 (20.63%) ITIL
3 11 (17.46%) SIEM
4 10 (15.87%) Information Security
5 9 (14.29%) Migration
6 8 (12.70%) Computer Security
6 8 (12.70%) Presales
6 8 (12.70%) Software Deployment
7 7 (11.11%) Application Performance Management
7 7 (11.11%) DNA
7 7 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 7 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.11%) Security Management
8 6 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (7.94%) Application Virtualisation
9 5 (7.94%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (7.94%) Security Hardening
9 5 (7.94%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Python
3 5 (7.94%) Perl
4 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.29%) CCNP
3 8 (12.70%) Degree
3 8 (12.70%) MCSE
3 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.11%) CCDP
4 7 (11.11%) CCIE
5 5 (7.94%) MCP
6 3 (4.76%) CCNA
7 2 (3.17%) HND
8 1 (1.59%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) FISMA
2 7 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (7.94%) SLA
4 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 34 (53.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (11.11%) VMware NSX
5 5 (7.94%) KVM
5 5 (7.94%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.35%) vSphere
7 2 (3.17%) pfSense
8 1 (1.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.59%) XenApp
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (14.29%) SCOM
3 8 (12.70%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (12.70%) SCSM
3 8 (12.70%) SCVMM
4 7 (11.11%) CASB
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (9.52%) Nagios
6 5 (7.94%) Backup Exec
6 5 (7.94%) Cacti
6 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (6.35%) FortiGate
8 2 (3.17%) OSSEC
8 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
8 2 (3.17%) WSUS
9 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) VMware
2 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (50.79%) Cisco
4 21 (33.33%) Juniper
5 19 (30.16%) SolarWinds
6 14 (22.22%) McAfee
7 12 (19.05%) Symantec
8 11 (17.46%) CheckPoint
8 11 (17.46%) Veeam
9 10 (15.87%) Dell
9 10 (15.87%) HP
9 10 (15.87%) NETGEAR
10 9 (14.29%) CommVault
10 9 (14.29%) Meraki
10 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto
11 8 (12.70%) Dell Compellent
11 8 (12.70%) F5
12 7 (11.11%) Infoblox
12 7 (11.11%) Riverbed
12 7 (11.11%) Trend Micro