Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 978 807
Rank change year-on-year +144 -171 +147
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 338 219 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.28% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 234 175 243
UK median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £38,640
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% -6.83% +3.04%
10th Percentile £23,475 £23,750 £24,800
90th Percentile £62,275 £66,250 £53,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.62% -18.75% +14.29%

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 74,553 78,986 88,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.96% 44.59% 44.69%
Number of salaries quoted 57,832 61,572 72,231
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +185 326 £35,000 -2.78% 35
UK excluding London +124 252 £34,000 +4.62% 25
East of England +125 106 £45,000 +23.29% 2
London +26 83 £45,000 +5.26% 10
South East -3 58 £42,500 +30.77% 11
Midlands +46 39 £32,250 -32.11% 3
North of England +36 33 £30,000 -3.23% 3
West Midlands +40 22 £32,000 -36.00% 2
South West +11 21 £32,500 - 6
East Midlands +15 17 £32,500 -27.78% 1
North West +15 15 £42,500 +37.10% 2
Yorkshire +36 13 £26,500 -29.33% 1
North East -18 5 £27,500 +1.85%
Wales - 5 £32,500 -
Scotland -16 4 £38,500 +5.44%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 268 (79.29%) Windows
2 203 (60.06%) Microsoft
3 155 (45.86%) Active Directory
4 154 (45.56%) Windows Server
5 138 (40.83%) VMware
6 110 (32.54%) DNS
6 110 (32.54%) Office 365
7 109 (32.25%) Symantec
8 108 (31.95%) Cisco
9 106 (31.36%) Firewall
10 104 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 101 (29.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 96 (28.40%) CISSP
13 87 (25.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 85 (25.15%) Linux
15 76 (22.49%) Cybersecurity
16 73 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 73 (21.60%) CISM
17 72 (21.30%) MS Exchange
18 71 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
19 70 (20.71%) SIEM
20 66 (19.53%) ITIL
21 62 (18.34%) Unix
21 62 (18.34%) SCCM
22 60 (17.75%) DHCP
23 57 (16.86%) GIAC
23 57 (16.86%) Hyper-V
24 55 (16.27%) CISA
24 55 (16.27%) CompTIA Security+
25 54 (15.98%) McAfee

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 72 (21.30%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.28%) SharePoint
4 25 (7.40%) Skype for Business
5 18 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.73%) Apache
7 9 (2.66%) Apache Spark
7 9 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.07%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.78%) IIS
9 6 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.48%) Confluence
10 5 (1.48%) Site Server
11 4 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (15.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.30%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.30%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 110 (32.54%) Office 365
2 73 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (8.58%) Mimecast
5 8 (2.37%) G Suite
6 7 (2.07%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.48%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.48%) IaaS
8 3 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.59%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.59%) Slack
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 110 (32.54%) DNS
2 106 (31.36%) Firewall
3 60 (17.75%) DHCP
4 47 (13.91%) VPN
5 39 (11.54%) WAN
6 37 (10.95%) Network Security
7 36 (10.65%) VLAN
8 32 (9.47%) Wireless
9 28 (8.28%) TCP/IP
10 26 (7.69%) LAN
11 24 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (7.10%) Intrusion Detection
12 23 (6.80%) SAN
13 22 (6.51%) Skype
14 19 (5.62%) VoIP
15 18 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (5.03%) Internet
17 13 (3.85%) BGP
17 13 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (3.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.73%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.66%) Big Data
3 9 (2.66%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.66%) MySQL
4 7 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.59%) MS Access
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.96%) JIRA
2 6 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.18%) Subversion
4 2 (0.59%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (12.72%) Retail
2 19 (5.62%) Finance
3 10 (2.96%) Legal
3 10 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.66%) Marketing
5 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.89%) Law
7 2 (0.59%) Back Office
7 2 (0.59%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (18.05%) Analyst
2 58 (17.16%) Security Engineer
3 56 (16.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (10.36%) Support Engineer
5 34 (10.06%) Security Manager
6 32 (9.47%) IT Engineer
7 31 (9.17%) IT Support
8 28 (8.28%) Engineering Manager
9 21 (6.21%) Administrator
10 19 (5.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (5.62%) Security Analyst
10 19 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.73%) Architect
12 15 (4.44%) Support Analyst
13 14 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (4.14%) Network Architect
14 13 (3.85%) Network Security Architect
14 13 (3.85%) Security Architect
14 13 (3.85%) Service Analyst
14 13 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.66%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.37%) Web Services
3 6 (1.78%) LDAP
4 4 (1.18%) MAPI
5 3 (0.89%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.10%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.85%) FlexPod
6 12 (3.55%) PKI
7 10 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.66%) NHS
9 8 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.07%) Private Cloud
10 7 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.07%) Replication
11 5 (1.48%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.18%) YubiKey
13 3 (0.89%) Clustering
13 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
14 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 268 (79.29%) Windows
2 154 (45.56%) Windows Server
3 101 (29.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (25.15%) Linux
5 71 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (18.34%) Unix
7 52 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 47 (13.91%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.96%) CentOS
12 9 (2.66%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.66%) Solaris
13 8 (2.37%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.37%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.48%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.18%) Kali Linux
16 4 (1.18%) VMS
17 3 (0.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (25.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 76 (22.49%) Cybersecurity
3 70 (20.71%) SIEM
4 66 (19.53%) ITIL
5 50 (14.79%) Information Security
6 43 (12.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 34 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (9.76%) Security Operations
9 29 (8.58%) Asset Management
10 28 (8.28%) Migration
10 28 (8.28%) Security Architecture
11 23 (6.80%) Identity Access Management
11 23 (6.80%) Load Balancing
12 22 (6.51%) Due Diligence
12 22 (6.51%) Problem Management
13 21 (6.21%) Patch Management
13 21 (6.21%) Use Case
14 20 (5.92%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 20 (5.92%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.54%) SQL
2 31 (9.17%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.37%) Python
4 4 (1.18%) Perl
5 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.89%) VBScript
6 2 (0.59%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) Java
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (28.40%) CISSP
2 73 (21.60%) CISM
3 57 (16.86%) GIAC
4 55 (16.27%) CISA
4 55 (16.27%) CompTIA Security+
5 50 (14.79%) SANS
6 49 (14.50%) SSCP
7 46 (13.61%) CSSLP
8 40 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (8.58%) MCSE
11 21 (6.21%) CCNA
11 21 (6.21%) Degree
12 20 (5.92%) CCNP
13 18 (5.33%) CEH
13 18 (5.33%) MCP
14 15 (4.44%) CCIE
15 13 (3.85%) CCDP
16 11 (3.25%) MCSA
17 9 (2.66%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (10.36%) SLA
3 27 (7.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 22 (6.51%) GDPR
5 9 (2.66%) GPG13
6 8 (2.37%) FISMA
6 8 (2.37%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.48%) PMO
8 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.30%) COBIT
9 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 155 (45.86%) Active Directory
2 104 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (16.86%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.10%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (5.92%) vSphere
6 14 (4.14%) Snort
7 13 (3.85%) VMware NSX
7 13 (3.85%) XenApp
8 12 (3.55%) Terminal Services
9 9 (2.66%) HDFS
10 8 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (2.07%) Shibboleth
12 6 (1.78%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.78%) XenServer
13 5 (1.48%) NFS
13 5 (1.48%) pfSense
14 4 (1.18%) KVM
15 3 (0.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 62 (18.34%) SCCM
2 37 (10.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (6.51%) SCOM
4 20 (5.92%) Backup Exec
5 17 (5.03%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (4.73%) CASB
6 16 (4.73%) WSUS
7 13 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (3.25%) Suricata
9 10 (2.96%) SCVMM
9 10 (2.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (2.66%) Nagios
10 9 (2.66%) NetBackup
10 9 (2.66%) QRadar
10 9 (2.66%) vCenter Server
11 7 (2.07%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (2.07%) SCSM
11 7 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (1.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 203 (60.06%) Microsoft
2 138 (40.83%) VMware
3 109 (32.25%) Symantec
4 108 (31.95%) Cisco
5 54 (15.98%) McAfee
6 50 (14.79%) SolarWinds
7 47 (13.91%) HP
8 35 (10.36%) Citrix
8 35 (10.36%) Juniper
9 32 (9.47%) CheckPoint
9 32 (9.47%) Veeam
10 29 (8.58%) Meraki
10 29 (8.58%) Palo Alto
11 27 (7.99%) Fortinet
12 26 (7.69%) Dell
13 22 (6.51%) Avaya
14 18 (5.33%) CommVault
15 17 (5.03%) Aruba
16 16 (4.73%) Kaspersky
16 16 (4.73%) NETGEAR