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 3 months to 29 March 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 730 752
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 116 223 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 85 138 166
Median salary £30,882 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.79% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -27.50% +21.21%  

Sophos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 37450 47958 50482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.85% 45.93% 47.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30114 39158 40719
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sophos as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 107 £30,764 -23.09% 19
South East +4 36 £27,500 -33.73% 8
London +43 31 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Oxfordshire -36 29 £27,500 -33.33% 8
Abingdon -2 18 - - 6
South West +19 12 £24,500 -30.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 10 £28,500 -28.75%
Tyne and Wear +16 10 £28,500 -28.75%
North East +15 10 £28,500 -28.75%
East of England +26 9 £38,000 +38.18%
Oxford +4 9 £25,250 -40.58% 1
Cambridge - 7 £38,000 -
Devon - 7 £32,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £38,000 -
City of London +46 6 £43,000 +14.66%
Scotland +28 6 £36,513 -8.71% 1
North West -22 6 £28,500 -12.30% 3
Exeter - 6 £32,500 -
Bodmin - 5 £24,500 -
Cornwall - 5 £24,500 -
Cheshire +6 4 £28,500 +18.75% 1
Hampshire +16 3 £22,500 -45.78%
Surrey - 3 £29,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £22,500 -
Chester - 3 £28,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £35,000 - 1
Glasgow +19 2 £36,513 -8.71%
West Midlands +19 2 £25,500 -43.33%
Northern Ireland - 2 £23,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for Sophos.

1 210 (69.77%) Windows
2 149 (49.50%) Microsoft
3 130 (43.19%) Active Directory
4 126 (41.86%) Firewall
5 114 (37.87%) VMware
6 101 (33.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 96 (31.89%) Windows Server
8 91 (30.23%) Cisco
9 79 (26.25%) MS Exchange
10 78 (25.91%) Office 365
11 77 (25.58%) MS Office
11 77 (25.58%) Hyper-V
12 76 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 72 (23.92%) Degree
14 68 (22.59%) Linux
15 64 (21.26%) SQL Server
16 61 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 59 (19.60%) MS Excel
18 54 (17.94%) Citrix
19 52 (17.28%) Backup Exec
20 50 (16.61%) DNS
20 50 (16.61%) Windows 7
21 49 (16.28%) Symantec
22 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
23 45 (14.95%) ITIL
24 43 (14.29%) VPN
24 43 (14.29%) HP
25 41 (13.62%) Python
26 40 (13.29%) SQL
26 40 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification

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 79 (26.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (7.97%) SharePoint
4 23 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (5.65%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (3.32%) IIS
8 8 (2.66%) Apache
8 8 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.33%) ArcGIS
9 7 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
10 6 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.66%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.66%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.66%) Site Server
12 4 (1.33%) IBM Notes
13 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 77 (25.58%) MS Office
2 59 (19.60%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.33%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.66%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.66%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.33%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 78 (25.91%) Office 365
2 37 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (4.65%) Mimecast
5 10 (3.32%) SaaS
6 8 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.99%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (1.00%) AdWords
9 2 (0.66%) G Suite
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) IaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 126 (41.86%) Firewall
2 50 (16.61%) DNS
3 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
4 43 (14.29%) VPN
5 34 (11.30%) SAN
6 33 (10.96%) DHCP
7 25 (8.31%) WAN
8 24 (7.97%) LAN
8 24 (7.97%) VLAN
9 21 (6.98%) Remote Desktop
9 21 (6.98%) VoIP
10 19 (6.31%) Network Security
11 14 (4.65%) SMTP
12 13 (4.32%) Skype
12 13 (4.32%) Wireless
13 12 (3.99%) MPLS
14 11 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (3.65%) DMZ
14 11 (3.65%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.32%) MySQL
4 7 (2.33%) GIS
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.66%) Big Data
6 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.33%) ClearCase
1 7 (2.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (8.31%) Finance
2 24 (7.97%) Marketing
3 21 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.99%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.33%) Back Office
5 7 (2.33%) Retail
6 6 (1.99%) Advertising
7 2 (0.66%) Billing
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
7 2 (0.66%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 59 (19.60%) Analyst
2 52 (17.28%) Support Engineer
3 36 (11.96%) IT Support
4 31 (10.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 28 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (8.31%) Security Analyst
7 24 (7.97%) IT Engineer
8 23 (7.64%) Technical Support
9 22 (7.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 21 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (6.98%) IT Analyst
11 20 (6.64%) Software Engineer
11 20 (6.64%) Support Analyst
12 18 (5.98%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
13 17 (5.65%) Desktop Support
14 15 (4.98%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
15 14 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
15 14 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
16 13 (4.32%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.64%) Web Services
2 13 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (4.32%) Regular Expression
3 12 (3.99%) XML
4 7 (2.33%) Dojo
4 7 (2.33%) GWT
4 7 (2.33%) J2EE
4 7 (2.33%) JSF
5 5 (1.66%) EDI
5 5 (1.66%) PCRE
6 3 (1.00%) CGI
7 1 (0.33%) .NET
7 1 (0.33%) HTML
7 1 (0.33%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.65%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (4.98%) Clustering
3 15 (4.98%) Virtual Team
4 14 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.99%) Replication
6 9 (2.99%) Biotechnology
7 8 (2.66%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.33%) Social Media
9 6 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.99%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.66%) AS400
10 5 (1.66%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.33%) EPoS
11 4 (1.33%) iPad
12 3 (1.00%) CCTV
12 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 210 (69.77%) Windows
2 96 (31.89%) Windows Server
3 76 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (22.59%) Linux
5 61 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (16.61%) Windows 7
7 29 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (8.97%) Windows 10
9 23 (7.64%) Unix
10 20 (6.64%) Windows 8
11 17 (5.65%) Mac OS X
12 16 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.99%) Android
13 9 (2.99%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.66%) Ubuntu
14 8 (2.66%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.00%) SUSE
15 3 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.95%) ITIL
2 39 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (10.63%) Information Security
3 32 (10.63%) Project Management
4 29 (9.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 25 (8.31%) Software Engineering
6 24 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (7.97%) Data Protection
6 24 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (7.64%) CRM
7 23 (7.64%) Mentoring
8 21 (6.98%) Risk Management
9 20 (6.64%) Migration
9 20 (6.64%) Presales
10 19 (6.31%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (5.98%) Coaching
12 17 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (5.65%) Security Operations
13 16 (5.32%) Business Continuity
13 16 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.62%) Python
2 40 (13.29%) SQL
3 27 (8.97%) Java
4 24 (7.97%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.64%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.64%) C++
6 13 (4.32%) Ruby
7 9 (2.99%) C
7 9 (2.99%) C#
8 7 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.66%) Perl
10 2 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.33%) VB
11 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.33%) VBA
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (23.92%) Degree
2 40 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (9.97%) CEH
4 29 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (5.98%) CompTIA Security+
5 18 (5.98%) Security+ Certification
6 17 (5.65%) CCNA
7 14 (4.65%) CISSP
7 14 (4.65%) CREST Certified
8 12 (3.99%) CISM
8 12 (3.99%) MCSE
8 12 (3.99%) Security Cleared
9 11 (3.65%) MCSA
9 11 (3.65%) OSCP
10 10 (3.32%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.33%) GIAC
12 7 (2.33%) ISTQB
12 7 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (1.99%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.31%) QA
3 21 (6.98%) SLA
4 15 (4.98%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.99%) SSAE 16
6 5 (1.66%) GPG13
7 3 (1.00%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 130 (43.19%) Active Directory
2 101 (33.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (25.58%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.98%) VMware ESX
5 16 (5.32%) XenApp
6 14 (4.65%) Snort
7 11 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (3.32%) Terminal Services
8 10 (3.32%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.32%) XenServer
9 8 (2.66%) Xen
10 7 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.99%) KVM
11 6 (1.99%) vSphere
12 5 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (1.66%) HDFS
12 5 (1.66%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.66%) NFS
14 2 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 52 (17.28%) Backup Exec
2 27 (8.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (5.98%) logstash
3 18 (5.98%) WSUS
4 14 (4.65%) SCCM
5 13 (4.32%) QRadar
6 12 (3.99%) Kibana
7 10 (3.32%) AirWatch
7 10 (3.32%) CSIRT
8 8 (2.66%) RSA enVision
9 7 (2.33%) Nagios
9 7 (2.33%) NetBackup
9 7 (2.33%) SCOM
10 6 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.99%) WMI
11 5 (1.66%) Fluentd
11 5 (1.66%) HP SIM
12 4 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (1.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 149 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 114 (37.87%) VMware
3 91 (30.23%) Cisco
4 54 (17.94%) Citrix
5 49 (16.28%) Symantec
6 43 (14.29%) HP
7 32 (10.63%) CheckPoint
8 25 (8.31%) Avaya
8 25 (8.31%) Dell
9 24 (7.97%) Forcepoint
9 24 (7.97%) Intel Security
10 23 (7.64%) Apple
11 20 (6.64%) Veeam
12 19 (6.31%) SonicWALL
12 19 (6.31%) Splunk
13 17 (5.65%) WatchGuard
14 16 (5.32%) Juniper
14 16 (5.32%) Oracle
14 16 (5.32%) Palo Alto
14 16 (5.32%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £22,000 per annum + on-call allowance plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £43500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago