Period
to 22 October 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 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 925 787
Rank change year-on-year +89 -138 +192
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 330 281 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 229 204 248
UK median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.95% +6.71%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,900 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -4.00%

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 70,497 77,411 83,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 44.38% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 54,662 59,828 67,328
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 15 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 22 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
England +107 316 £38,500 +10.00% 45
UK excluding London +85 235 £37,500 +8.70% 29
East of England +100 100 £42,500 +42.86% 8
London +22 87 £42,500 +13.33% 16
South East -15 62 £59,000 +81.54% 5
Midlands +29 32 £32,250 -28.33% 4
North of England +16 28 £37,500 +25.00% 6
East Midlands -1 17 £32,000 -28.89% 2
North West +21 16 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Midlands +26 15 £32,500 -33.67% 2
South West -3 13 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Yorkshire +19 10 £26,500 +8.16% 3
Scotland -5 4 £38,500 +2.67%
North East -13 2 £25,000 -23.08%
Wales - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Sophos.

1 275 (83.33%) Windows
2 210 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 161 (48.79%) Windows Server
4 156 (47.27%) Active Directory
5 142 (43.03%) Office 365
6 123 (37.27%) VMware
7 107 (32.42%) Symantec
8 105 (31.82%) DNS
9 104 (31.52%) Firewall
10 96 (29.09%) Cisco
11 93 (28.18%) MS Exchange
12 89 (26.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 86 (26.06%) CISSP
14 86 (26.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 79 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
16 77 (23.33%) Linux
17 71 (21.52%) Cybersecurity
18 66 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 64 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
20 62 (18.79%) ITIL
20 62 (18.79%) Unix
20 62 (18.79%) SIEM
20 62 (18.79%) SCCM
21 61 (18.48%) SQL Server
21 61 (18.48%) GIAC
22 60 (18.18%) CISM
23 56 (16.97%) DHCP
23 56 (16.97%) CompTIA Security+
24 55 (16.67%) 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 93 (28.18%) MS Exchange
2 45 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.48%) Skype for Business
4 27 (8.18%) SharePoint
5 24 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.85%) Apache
7 13 (3.94%) IIS
8 11 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (3.03%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (2.12%) Apache Spark
11 7 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.52%) Site Server
13 4 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.91%) Confluence
15 2 (0.61%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.61%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 64 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.30%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 142 (43.03%) Office 365
2 79 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (14.55%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.21%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.61%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.61%) G Suite
8 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.61%) IaaS
8 2 (0.61%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.61%) Slack
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 105 (31.82%) DNS
2 104 (31.52%) Firewall
3 56 (16.97%) DHCP
4 52 (15.76%) VPN
5 37 (11.21%) WAN
6 32 (9.70%) VLAN
6 32 (9.70%) Wireless
7 29 (8.79%) Network Security
8 28 (8.48%) LAN
9 26 (7.88%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (7.27%) SAN
10 24 (7.27%) Skype
11 22 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 22 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (6.36%) IPsec
13 18 (5.45%) Internet
14 17 (5.15%) TCP/IP
15 16 (4.85%) VoIP
16 14 (4.24%) BGP
16 14 (4.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.24%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.42%) MySQL
5 7 (2.12%) Big Data
5 7 (2.12%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.21%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.61%) MS Access
11 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.73%) JIRA
2 7 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.52%) Subversion
4 4 (1.21%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (12.42%) Retail
2 21 (6.36%) Finance
3 15 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.94%) Marketing
5 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Automotive
6 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Games
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (17.58%) Security Engineer
2 54 (16.36%) Analyst
3 50 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 32 (9.70%) Security Manager
6 31 (9.39%) IT Support
7 29 (8.79%) IT Engineer
8 28 (8.48%) Administrator
8 28 (8.48%) Engineering Manager
9 25 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (5.15%) Security Analyst
11 16 (4.85%) Service Analyst
12 15 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (4.24%) IT Analyst
14 13 (3.94%) Consultant
14 13 (3.94%) IT Manager
15 11 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 11 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 11 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
15 11 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (2.12%) LDAP
2 5 (1.52%) MAPI
3 2 (0.61%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.61%) SAML
4 1 (0.30%) .NET
4 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.30%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.30%) Java EE
4 1 (0.30%) LINQ
4 1 (0.30%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.30%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.30%) React
4 1 (0.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) WPF
4 1 (0.30%) XML
4 1 (0.30%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.27%) PKI
4 22 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.73%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.73%) NHS
6 9 (2.73%) Replication
6 9 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.82%) iPad
8 5 (1.52%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.52%) YubiKey
9 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.21%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Clustering
11 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 275 (83.33%) Windows
2 161 (48.79%) Windows Server
3 89 (26.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 77 (23.33%) Linux
5 66 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (18.79%) Unix
7 53 (16.06%) Windows 7
8 50 (15.15%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.94%) Solaris
10 11 (3.33%) Mac OS
11 10 (3.03%) CentOS
11 10 (3.03%) Mac OS X
11 10 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.12%) Android
12 7 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.82%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.82%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (26.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 71 (21.52%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (18.79%) ITIL
3 62 (18.79%) SIEM
4 47 (14.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 41 (12.42%) Information Security
6 40 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (10.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 29 (8.79%) Security Architecture
10 27 (8.18%) Patch Management
11 26 (7.88%) Kalman Filter
12 23 (6.97%) Due Diligence
12 23 (6.97%) Use Case
13 22 (6.67%) Data Loss Prevention
13 22 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
14 21 (6.36%) Asset Management
15 20 (6.06%) Proactive Monitoring
16 19 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (5.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.33%) SQL
2 41 (12.42%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.03%) Python
4 5 (1.52%) Perl
5 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.61%) C#
6 2 (0.61%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.30%) Java
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
7 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 86 (26.06%) CISSP
2 61 (18.48%) GIAC
3 60 (18.18%) CISM
4 56 (16.97%) CompTIA Security+
5 51 (15.45%) SANS
6 50 (15.15%) SSCP
7 45 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (13.33%) CISA
9 42 (12.73%) CSSLP
10 33 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (9.39%) MCSE
12 25 (7.58%) CCNA
13 18 (5.45%) CEH
14 17 (5.15%) Degree
15 16 (4.85%) MCP
16 14 (4.24%) MCSA
17 13 (3.94%) CCNP
18 10 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 9 (2.73%) CCIE
20 8 (2.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.30%) SLA
2 31 (9.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (5.15%) GDPR
4 15 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (3.64%) FISMA
6 7 (2.12%) GPG13
6 7 (2.12%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.52%) PMO
8 3 (0.91%) COBIT
9 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 156 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 87 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (6.06%) vSphere
6 14 (4.24%) XenApp
7 12 (3.64%) Terminal Services
8 10 (3.03%) Snort
8 10 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (2.12%) HDFS
9 7 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.82%) NFS
10 6 (1.82%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.52%) KVM
12 3 (0.91%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.91%) Firmware
12 3 (0.91%) XenServer
13 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.61%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 62 (18.79%) SCCM
2 43 (13.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (6.36%) WSUS
4 19 (5.76%) Backup Exec
5 18 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (5.15%) SCOM
7 15 (4.55%) CASB
8 14 (4.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (3.03%) Suricata
10 9 (2.73%) FortiGate
10 9 (2.73%) Nagios
11 8 (2.42%) Nessus
11 8 (2.42%) NetBackup
11 8 (2.42%) SCSM
11 8 (2.42%) SCVMM
12 7 (2.12%) MaaS360
12 7 (2.12%) QRadar
13 6 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (1.82%) vCenter Server
14 5 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 210 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 123 (37.27%) VMware
3 107 (32.42%) Symantec
4 96 (29.09%) Cisco
5 53 (16.06%) McAfee
6 39 (11.82%) HP
6 39 (11.82%) SolarWinds
7 34 (10.30%) Juniper
8 33 (10.00%) Citrix
9 32 (9.70%) CheckPoint
9 32 (9.70%) Veeam
10 26 (7.88%) Dell
10 26 (7.88%) Forcepoint
11 24 (7.27%) Meraki
12 21 (6.36%) CommVault
12 21 (6.36%) Fortinet
12 21 (6.36%) Palo Alto
13 20 (6.06%) Avaya
14 19 (5.76%) Apple
14 19 (5.76%) Kaspersky