Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 785 931
Rank change year-on-year -42 +146 +13
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 363 469 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.56% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 240 251 288
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.38% +12.03%
10th Percentile £23,725 £23,250 £22,350
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +33.93%

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 79646 83241 100156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.51% 43.84% 45.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61613 67223 81581
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -54 350 £35,000 -12.50% 15
UK excluding London -32 243 £32,500 -10.34% 2
South East -54 128 £32,500 +12.07%
London -3 116 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Midlands +40 38 £37,500 -18.48% 2
East of England +22 31 £35,000 -30.00%
North of England -9 27 £29,500 -21.33%
West Midlands +18 24 £37,500 -18.48%
East Midlands +53 14 £45,000 +63.64% 2
Yorkshire +28 14 £26,500 -35.76%
South West -19 12 £34,003 +8.81%
Scotland -5 7 £37,500 +66.67%
North West -32 7 £31,000 -10.14%
North East +12 6 £33,750 -4.93%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 257 (70.80%) Windows
2 176 (48.48%) Active Directory
3 175 (48.21%) Microsoft
4 150 (41.32%) Windows Server
5 137 (37.74%) VMware
6 127 (34.99%) Cisco
7 120 (33.06%) DNS
8 118 (32.51%) Office 365
9 105 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 103 (28.37%) Firewall
11 99 (27.27%) DHCP
12 95 (26.17%) Linux
13 84 (23.14%) MS Exchange
13 84 (23.14%) Windows 7
14 80 (22.04%) Microsoft Office
15 76 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 71 (19.56%) Python
18 69 (19.01%) ITIL
18 69 (19.01%) Windows 10
19 66 (18.18%) Symantec
20 64 (17.63%) SQL Server
20 64 (17.63%) TCP/IP
21 62 (17.08%) Citrix
22 60 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
23 57 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
24 54 (14.88%) SQL
24 54 (14.88%) Cybersecurity
25 53 (14.60%) WAN
25 53 (14.60%) LAN

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 84 (23.14%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.71%) Skype for Business
4 24 (6.61%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (5.23%) Apache
8 17 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (3.86%) IIS
10 8 (2.20%) Confluence
11 7 (1.93%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.65%) CMS
12 6 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.38%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.38%) nginx
13 5 (1.38%) SAS
13 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.83%) WordPress
15 1 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
15 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 80 (22.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 118 (32.51%) Office 365
2 57 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (6.06%) Mimecast
5 13 (3.58%) G Suite
6 11 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.75%) OneDrive
8 9 (2.48%) SaaS
9 7 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.38%) Slack
12 3 (0.83%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.83%) IaaS
13 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.55%) Asana
13 2 (0.55%) Trello
14 1 (0.28%) GitHub
14 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 120 (33.06%) DNS
2 103 (28.37%) Firewall
3 99 (27.27%) DHCP
4 64 (17.63%) TCP/IP
5 53 (14.60%) LAN
5 53 (14.60%) WAN
6 49 (13.50%) VPN
7 47 (12.95%) SAN
8 34 (9.37%) Internet
9 29 (7.99%) VLAN
10 27 (7.44%) VoIP
11 26 (7.16%) Network Security
11 26 (7.16%) Remote Desktop
12 25 (6.89%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (6.89%) Wireless
13 22 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (5.23%) NAS
15 17 (4.68%) MPLS
15 17 (4.68%) Skype
16 13 (3.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.03%) Big Data
6 10 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.93%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.10%) MySQL
9 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.28%) Ingres
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (4.41%) JIRA
2 8 (2.20%) TestRail
3 7 (1.93%) Metasploit
3 7 (1.93%) WinDbg
4 6 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.38%) TestLink
6 4 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.83%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (0.83%) OllyDbg
7 3 (0.83%) Selenium
7 3 (0.83%) Subversion
7 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.83%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (4.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.03%) Law
3 10 (2.75%) Retail
4 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.93%) Publishing
6 6 (1.65%) Advertising
7 5 (1.38%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) French Language
9 2 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (20.94%) Analyst
2 44 (12.12%) IT Support
3 39 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.92%) Support Engineer
5 35 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 33 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 32 (8.82%) Software Engineer
8 27 (7.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (5.79%) IT Analyst
10 20 (5.51%) IT Engineer
11 18 (4.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 18 (4.96%) IT Support Analyst
12 16 (4.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (4.41%) C++ Software Engineer
12 16 (4.41%) Desktop Support
13 15 (4.13%) Security Analyst
13 15 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.13%) Web Services
2 10 (2.75%) Regular Expression
3 9 (2.48%) HTML
4 7 (1.93%) Django
4 7 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.93%) PCRE
5 6 (1.65%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.65%) CSS
5 6 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (1.65%) WAP
6 4 (1.10%) Spring
7 2 (0.55%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.55%) JSON
7 2 (0.55%) LAMP
7 2 (0.55%) Middleware
7 2 (0.55%) RESTful
7 2 (0.55%) XML
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.28%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (6.61%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (5.79%) User Experience
4 19 (5.23%) Driving Licence
4 19 (5.23%) iPhone
5 14 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.86%) Replication
6 11 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.48%) Blog
8 8 (2.20%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.20%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.93%) Cyber Attack
9 7 (1.93%) PKI
10 6 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.38%) CCTV
11 5 (1.38%) Clustering
11 5 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
11 5 (1.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 257 (70.80%) Windows
2 150 (41.32%) Windows Server
3 95 (26.17%) Linux
4 84 (23.14%) Windows 7
5 76 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (19.01%) Windows 10
8 34 (9.37%) Unix
9 30 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (6.61%) Apple iOS
11 23 (6.34%) Android
12 21 (5.79%) Windows 8
13 18 (4.96%) Mac OS X
14 15 (4.13%) Solaris
14 15 (4.13%) Windows Phone
15 13 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (2.75%) Kali Linux
17 9 (2.48%) Ubuntu
18 8 (2.20%) CentOS
19 7 (1.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.01%) ITIL
2 60 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (14.88%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (13.22%) Test Automation
5 43 (11.85%) Software Engineering
6 35 (9.64%) Patch Management
7 32 (8.82%) SIEM
8 30 (8.26%) Mentoring
9 28 (7.71%) Kalman Filter
10 26 (7.16%) Incident Management
11 25 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (6.89%) DevOps
11 25 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (6.89%) Information Security
11 25 (6.89%) Pair Programming
12 23 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (6.06%) Coaching
13 22 (6.06%) Problem Management
13 22 (6.06%) Regression Testing
14 21 (5.79%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.56%) Python
2 54 (14.88%) SQL
3 48 (13.22%) PowerShell
4 40 (11.02%) C++
5 34 (9.37%) Java
6 23 (6.34%) JavaScript
7 21 (5.79%) Bash Shell
8 16 (4.41%) Ruby
9 15 (4.13%) Perl
10 12 (3.31%) C
10 12 (3.31%) C#
11 7 (1.93%) Groovy
12 5 (1.38%) PHP
13 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.10%) VBScript
14 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.82%) Degree
3 30 (8.26%) CISSP
4 24 (6.61%) CEH
4 24 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (6.34%) GIAC
6 21 (5.79%) CCNA
6 21 (5.79%) MCSA
7 20 (5.51%) MCSE
8 19 (5.23%) SANS
9 16 (4.41%) CISM
9 16 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (3.86%) SSCP
11 13 (3.58%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (3.58%) Security+ Certification
12 12 (3.31%) CISA
12 12 (3.31%) CSSLP
13 11 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (2.75%) GCIH
14 10 (2.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.61%) SLA
2 22 (6.06%) QA
3 18 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.93%) GPG13
5 5 (1.38%) GDPR
6 3 (0.83%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.55%) RMADS
8 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 176 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 105 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (14.33%) Hyper-V
4 41 (11.29%) vSphere
5 32 (8.82%) Virtual Servers
6 31 (8.54%) XenApp
7 21 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (5.51%) Snort
9 13 (3.58%) Docker
10 11 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (3.03%) XenDesktop
11 9 (2.48%) KVM
11 9 (2.48%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.93%) HDFS
12 7 (1.93%) NFS
13 6 (1.65%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.65%) oVirt
13 6 (1.65%) pfSense
13 6 (1.65%) Samba
14 5 (1.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 39 (10.74%) SCCM
3 35 (9.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 31 (8.54%) WSUS
5 17 (4.68%) Suricata
6 14 (3.86%) SCOM
7 11 (3.03%) Nessus
7 11 (3.03%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.75%) Nmap
8 10 (2.75%) Puppet
9 9 (2.48%) Nagios
10 8 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.93%) Ansible
11 7 (1.93%) EnCase
11 7 (1.93%) Nexpose
12 6 (1.65%) Bacula
12 6 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.65%) Malwarebytes
12 6 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.65%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 175 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 137 (37.74%) VMware
3 127 (34.99%) Cisco
4 66 (18.18%) Symantec
5 62 (17.08%) Citrix
6 44 (12.12%) Veeam
7 37 (10.19%) HP
8 32 (8.82%) Apple
9 31 (8.54%) Dell
10 30 (8.26%) Avaya
11 28 (7.71%) Palo Alto
12 24 (6.61%) McAfee
13 23 (6.34%) Juniper
13 23 (6.34%) Veritas
14 18 (4.96%) CommVault
14 18 (4.96%) Red Hat
15 17 (4.68%) Qualys
16 15 (4.13%) CheckPoint
17 13 (3.58%) Adobe
17 13 (3.58%) Sourcefire