Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 January 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 758 930
Rank change year-on-year +45 +172 -23
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 475 442 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.57% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 271 220 256
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,725 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -1.52% -8.33% +20.00%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 77,339 77,386 94,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.67% 43.71% 45.48%
Number of salaries quoted 60,639 62,286 77,720
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England +51 465 £35,000 -9.42% 63
UK excluding London +16 338 £32,500 -1.52% 50
South East +9 207 £33,250 +20.91% 26
London +35 137 £41,000 -8.89% 16
Midlands +41 39 £30,000 -14.29% 6
North of England +6 33 £32,500 -7.14% 6
East of England +21 31 £35,000 -30.00% 5
West Midlands +22 25 £30,000 -14.29% 3
South West +11 20 £32,001 -1.53% 4
East Midlands +42 14 £27,500 - 3
North West -13 14 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire +17 12 £26,500 -29.33% 1
Scotland -34 8 £37,500 +66.67% 3
North East -13 7 £35,000 -1.41% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Sophos.

1 326 (68.63%) Windows
2 204 (42.95%) Microsoft
3 179 (37.68%) Active Directory
4 158 (33.26%) Windows Server
5 154 (32.42%) VMware
6 148 (31.16%) Linux
7 142 (29.89%) Python
8 139 (29.26%) Cisco
9 131 (27.58%) Office 365
10 129 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 124 (26.11%) Firewall
12 121 (25.47%) DNS
13 112 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
14 98 (20.63%) Test Automation
15 96 (20.21%) DHCP
16 91 (19.16%) ITIL
16 91 (19.16%) Cybersecurity
17 88 (18.53%) MS Exchange
18 87 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
19 86 (18.11%) C++
20 80 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
21 79 (16.63%) Windows 7
22 78 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
23 76 (16.00%) SQL Server
23 76 (16.00%) WAN
24 75 (15.79%) Software Engineering
25 74 (15.58%) LAN
26 70 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
27 69 (14.53%) TCP/IP
28 68 (14.32%) Hyper-V

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 88 (18.53%) MS Exchange
2 47 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.32%) Skype for Business
4 26 (5.47%) Apache
5 20 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.00%) IIS
7 17 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.53%) Apache Spark
9 10 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.89%) CMS
11 7 (1.47%) Confluence
11 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.05%) nginx
14 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.21%) JBoss
15 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 131 (27.58%) Office 365
2 70 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.00%) Mimecast
5 16 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.53%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.47%) SaaS
8 6 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.26%) G Suite
8 6 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.63%) IaaS
11 2 (0.42%) Asana
11 2 (0.42%) Slack
12 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.21%) GitHub
12 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (26.11%) Firewall
2 121 (25.47%) DNS
3 96 (20.21%) DHCP
4 76 (16.00%) WAN
5 74 (15.58%) LAN
6 69 (14.53%) TCP/IP
7 54 (11.37%) VPN
8 51 (10.74%) Internet
9 46 (9.68%) VLAN
10 42 (8.84%) SAN
11 35 (7.37%) VoIP
12 24 (5.05%) Wireless
13 23 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (4.42%) NAS
15 20 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (3.79%) Network Security
16 18 (3.79%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (3.37%) SMTP
18 15 (3.16%) MPLS
18 15 (3.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (4.63%) Big Data
5 21 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.32%) MySQL
9 10 (2.11%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.89%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.47%) DTS
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 21 (4.42%) JIRA
2 20 (4.21%) WinDbg
3 13 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.74%) TestRail
4 10 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (1.89%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.89%) IDA Disassembler
5 9 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.89%) OllyDbg
5 9 (1.89%) Subversion
6 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.84%) TestLink
6 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.42%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (4.21%) Finance
2 18 (3.79%) Publishing
3 10 (2.11%) Retail
3 10 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.68%) Law
5 6 (1.26%) Advertising
6 3 (0.63%) Marketing
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (18.32%) Analyst
2 56 (11.79%) Software Engineer
3 49 (10.32%) Security Engineer
4 39 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 36 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 34 (7.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 32 (6.74%) IT Support
8 31 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (5.89%) Developer
10 25 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
11 24 (5.05%) Technical Support
12 23 (4.84%) Server Engineer
13 22 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (4.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 21 (4.42%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (4.42%) IT Engineer
15 20 (4.21%) IT Analyst
16 19 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
17 18 (3.79%) Security Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.63%) Regular Expression
2 15 (3.16%) Web Services
3 14 (2.95%) HTML
4 13 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (2.74%) PCRE
5 7 (1.47%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.47%) Django
5 7 (1.47%) WAP
6 5 (1.05%) CSS
6 5 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.63%) Middleware
7 3 (0.63%) Spring
8 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.42%) LAMP
8 2 (0.42%) XML
9 1 (0.21%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.68%) Blog
3 21 (4.42%) Driving Licence
4 20 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (4.21%) User Experience
5 19 (4.00%) Cyberattack
6 16 (3.37%) iPhone
7 14 (2.95%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (2.74%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.74%) Replication
9 12 (2.53%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.89%) Spread Betting
12 8 (1.68%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.68%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.47%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.05%) CCTV
14 5 (1.05%) Clustering
15 4 (0.84%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 326 (68.63%) Windows
2 158 (33.26%) Windows Server
3 148 (31.16%) Linux
4 80 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (16.63%) Windows 7
6 78 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (12.00%) Windows 10
8 48 (10.11%) Unix
9 31 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (4.21%) Android
11 18 (3.79%) CentOS
12 17 (3.58%) Windows Phone
13 16 (3.37%) Mac OS X
13 16 (3.37%) Windows 8
14 15 (3.16%) Apple iOS
14 15 (3.16%) Solaris
15 14 (2.95%) Ubuntu
16 12 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (1.68%) AIX
18 5 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (20.63%) Test Automation
3 91 (19.16%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (19.16%) ITIL
4 75 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 52 (10.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 50 (10.53%) Pair Programming
7 48 (10.11%) Mentoring
8 46 (9.68%) Coaching
9 42 (8.84%) SIEM
10 41 (8.63%) Regression Testing
11 40 (8.42%) Patch Management
12 36 (7.58%) Information Security
13 35 (7.37%) Root Cause Analysis
14 33 (6.95%) Open Source
15 32 (6.74%) DevOps
16 30 (6.32%) Incident Management
17 29 (6.11%) Malware Analysis
18 28 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
19 27 (5.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (29.89%) Python
2 86 (18.11%) C++
3 65 (13.68%) PowerShell
4 64 (13.47%) Java
5 57 (12.00%) SQL
6 39 (8.21%) JavaScript
7 34 (7.16%) Perl
8 33 (6.95%) Bash Shell
9 32 (6.74%) C#
10 21 (4.42%) C
10 21 (4.42%) Ruby
11 11 (2.32%) VBScript
12 7 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.26%) PHP
14 5 (1.05%) Groovy
15 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (10.11%) CISSP
2 45 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (8.00%) Degree
4 32 (6.74%) SANS
5 27 (5.68%) CEH
6 26 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (5.47%) GIAC
6 26 (5.47%) MCSE
7 25 (5.26%) CISM
8 23 (4.84%) CCNA
8 23 (4.84%) SSCP
9 22 (4.63%) CompTIA Security+
10 21 (4.42%) CISA
10 21 (4.42%) CSSLP
10 21 (4.42%) MCSA
11 16 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (3.16%) GCIH
12 15 (3.16%) OSCP
13 14 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (2.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.63%) QA
2 28 (5.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (5.68%) SLA
4 12 (2.53%) GPG13
5 10 (2.11%) SSAE 16
6 7 (1.47%) GDPR
7 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.42%) RMADS
9 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 179 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 129 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (14.32%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
5 30 (6.32%) vSphere
6 27 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (5.68%) XenApp
7 23 (4.84%) Snort
8 18 (3.79%) Docker
9 16 (3.37%) KVM
10 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (2.53%) HDFS
12 10 (2.11%) VirtualBox
13 8 (1.68%) NFS
14 7 (1.47%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.47%) XenServer
15 6 (1.26%) oVirt
15 6 (1.26%) pfSense
15 6 (1.26%) Samba
15 6 (1.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (9.26%) SCCM
2 41 (8.63%) Backup Exec
3 28 (5.89%) WSUS
4 27 (5.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (4.00%) SCOM
6 16 (3.37%) Suricata
7 14 (2.95%) Ansible
7 14 (2.95%) Puppet
8 13 (2.74%) FortiGate
8 13 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.32%) Nagios
9 11 (2.32%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.89%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.68%) Nessus
11 8 (1.68%) ServiceCenter
11 8 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.47%) RSA enVision
13 6 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (1.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 204 (42.95%) Microsoft
2 154 (32.42%) VMware
3 139 (29.26%) Cisco
4 60 (12.63%) Citrix
5 56 (11.79%) Symantec
6 52 (10.95%) HP
7 38 (8.00%) Veeam
8 37 (7.79%) Avaya
9 35 (7.37%) Palo Alto
10 29 (6.11%) Juniper
11 27 (5.68%) Red Hat
12 26 (5.47%) Dell
13 25 (5.26%) Veritas
14 23 (4.84%) Apple
14 23 (4.84%) CommVault
15 22 (4.63%) Sourcefire
16 20 (4.21%) FireEye
16 20 (4.21%) Fortinet
16 20 (4.21%) McAfee
17 19 (4.00%) CheckPoint