Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 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
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 888 841 993
Rank change year-on-year -47 +152 -176
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 195 334 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 144 234 179
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £23,322 £23,075 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £66,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 59,896 71,964 79,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.80% 43.14% 44.69%
Number of salaries quoted 45,559 55,640 61,371
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 15 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 13 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 15 September 2019. 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 -47 185 £35,000 -12.50% 72
UK excluding London -88 104 £35,000 - 64
London +102 86 £33,050 -31.86% 13
South East +15 38 £35,000 -41.67% 22
East of England -8 26 £40,000 -11.11% 12
North of England +4 18 £32,500 -1.52% 9
North West +14 13 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +14 9 £27,500 -15.38% 8
Midlands +5 9 £27,500 -15.38% 11
Scotland +24 6 £45,000 +16.88% 1
South West -10 6 £32,000 -2.66% 5
Yorkshire -9 5 £23,500 -11.32% 5
Wales +10 1 £26,000 -20.00% 3

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 with a requirement for Sophos.

1 144 (73.85%) Windows
2 134 (68.72%) Microsoft
3 132 (67.69%) Office 365
4 109 (55.90%) Active Directory
5 107 (54.87%) VMware
6 92 (47.18%) Cisco
7 80 (41.03%) Windows Server
8 78 (40.00%) Firewall
9 67 (34.36%) DNS
10 65 (33.33%) Azure
11 59 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 57 (29.23%) Windows 10
12 57 (29.23%) DHCP
13 54 (27.69%) Citrix
14 50 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (25.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (25.13%) Hyper-V
15 49 (25.13%) MS Exchange
16 45 (23.08%) SCCM
17 39 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 39 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 38 (19.49%) Meraki
18 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Office
18 38 (19.49%) WAN
19 37 (18.97%) LAN
20 36 (18.46%) SQL
21 28 (14.36%) Veeam
22 27 (13.85%) ITIL
22 27 (13.85%) HP
22 27 (13.85%) Wireless

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 49 (25.13%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (8.21%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.10%) IIS
6 3 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.03%) Apache
7 2 (1.03%) Confluence
7 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 132 (67.69%) Office 365
2 65 (33.33%) Azure
3 21 (10.77%) AWS
4 20 (10.26%) Mimecast
5 14 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.67%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.59%) IaaS
8 4 (2.05%) OpenDNS
9 2 (1.03%) Trello
10 1 (0.51%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.51%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (40.00%) Firewall
2 67 (34.36%) DNS
3 57 (29.23%) DHCP
4 38 (19.49%) WAN
5 37 (18.97%) LAN
6 27 (13.85%) Wireless
7 24 (12.31%) TCP/IP
8 23 (11.79%) VPN
9 20 (10.26%) SAN
10 18 (9.23%) Skype
11 17 (8.72%) iSCSI
12 15 (7.69%) VoIP
13 14 (7.18%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (7.18%) Internet
13 14 (7.18%) MPLS
13 14 (7.18%) NetScaler
13 14 (7.18%) OSPF
14 13 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (5.64%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (5.64%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.51%) Big Data
4 1 (0.51%) GIS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (9.23%) JIRA
2 3 (1.54%) Hudson
3 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (9.74%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.62%) Finance
2 9 (4.62%) Law
3 6 (3.08%) Legal
4 5 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Military
6 1 (0.51%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 32 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (15.38%) Analyst
3 27 (13.85%) IT Engineer
4 26 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 25 (12.82%) IT Support
6 20 (10.26%) Administrator
7 19 (9.74%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (7.69%) Service Manager
9 14 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (5.64%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (5.64%) Support Analyst
12 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Services Manager
12 10 (5.13%) Project Engineer
13 8 (4.10%) 1st Line Engineer
14 7 (3.59%) Consultant
14 7 (3.59%) IT Manager
14 7 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.54%) .NET
1 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.03%) XMPP
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.15%) Replication
3 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.62%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.10%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.59%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.54%) PKI
8 3 (1.54%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.03%) iPad
9 2 (1.03%) iPhone
10 1 (0.51%) Blog
10 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.51%) Clustering
10 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 144 (73.85%) Windows
2 80 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 57 (29.23%) Windows 10
4 50 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (25.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 21 (10.77%) Linux
8 14 (7.18%) Mac OS
9 11 (5.64%) Android
10 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.08%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.56%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.54%) Unix
14 2 (1.03%) CentOS
15 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 7
15 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (13.85%) ITIL
3 24 (12.31%) Patch Management
4 19 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.72%) Migration
6 16 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (7.18%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (6.15%) Project Delivery
9 11 (5.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (5.64%) Virtual Environments
10 10 (5.13%) Asset Management
10 10 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.13%) Project Management
10 10 (5.13%) Server Management
10 10 (5.13%) Service Management
10 10 (5.13%) Strategic Roadmap
11 8 (4.10%) Application Packaging
11 8 (4.10%) Line Management
11 8 (4.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.46%) SQL
2 22 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.05%) Python
4 3 (1.54%) Bourne shell
4 3 (1.54%) Perl
5 1 (0.51%) Java
5 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (10.26%) CCNA
3 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.21%) MCP
5 12 (6.15%) CCNP
6 9 (4.62%) MCSA
7 8 (4.10%) MCSE
8 7 (3.59%) A+ Certification
9 6 (3.08%) Degree
10 4 (2.05%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.05%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.05%) MCITP
10 4 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.54%) CCDP
11 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.03%) GIAC
12 2 (1.03%) SANS
12 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.79%) SLA
2 8 (4.10%) GDPR
2 8 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (55.90%) Active Directory
2 59 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (25.13%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.82%) XenApp
5 18 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 14 (7.18%) vSphere
8 10 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.08%) Firmware
11 5 (2.56%) NDS
11 5 (2.56%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.54%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.51%) NFS
14 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 45 (23.08%) SCCM
2 18 (9.23%) Backup Exec
3 14 (7.18%) WSUS
4 12 (6.15%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (4.10%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.59%) WhatsUp Gold
7 5 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (2.05%) Nagios
8 4 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.05%) SCOM
8 4 (2.05%) SCSM
8 4 (2.05%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.54%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.03%) MaaS360
10 2 (1.03%) Nessus
10 2 (1.03%) Plesk
10 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 134 (68.72%) Microsoft
2 107 (54.87%) VMware
3 92 (47.18%) Cisco
4 54 (27.69%) Citrix
5 38 (19.49%) Meraki
6 28 (14.36%) Veeam
7 27 (13.85%) HP
8 24 (12.31%) NetApp
9 20 (10.26%) SolarWinds
10 15 (7.69%) CheckPoint
10 15 (7.69%) Dell
10 15 (7.69%) Juniper
10 15 (7.69%) Sun
11 12 (6.15%) Aruba
11 12 (6.15%) McAfee
12 10 (5.13%) ZyXEL
13 9 (4.62%) F5
14 8 (4.10%) Avaya
14 8 (4.10%) Symantec
15 7 (3.59%) CommVault