Sophos
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring knowledge or experience of Sophos products and/or services. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Sophos over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 712 781 1003
Rank change year-on-year +69 +222 -195
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 179 115 295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 161 111 256
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £35,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £47,500 £39,772
Median % change year-on-year -21.05% +19.43% +4.66%
75th Percentile £45,000 £57,500 £62,125
90th Percentile £53,750 £67,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -7.28%

All Vendors
UK

Sophos falls under the Vendor Products and Services category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring knowledge or experience of all vendor products and services.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 34,292 34,359 69,882
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 34.29% 40.73% 38.95%
Number of salaries quoted 22,295 22,441 34,779
10th Percentile £27,250 £31,250 £30,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +2.80%
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% +3.26%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sophos.

Salary trend for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sophos over the 6 months to 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 16 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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +36 162 £37,500 -11.76% 24
England +72 161 £37,500 -18.92% 19
Work from Home +49 52 £42,500 -10.53% 14
Midlands -17 51 £37,500 -21.05% 6
North of England +34 43 £33,000 -17.50% 1
West Midlands +18 42 £37,500 +15.38% 5
South East -6 24 £35,000 -6.67% 7
North West -8 18 £32,250 -32.11%
London +64 15 £42,500 -34.62% 2
East of England -10 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South West -9 13 £33,000 +37.50% 2
North East - 13 £34,000 - 1
Yorkshire +39 12 £38,500 -3.75%
Wales - 10 £40,500 - 4
East Midlands -39 9 £47,500 - 1
Scotland -45 6 £45,750 - 3

Sophos
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (30.17%) SharePoint
2 50 (27.93%) Microsoft Exchange
3 3 (1.68%) IIS
4 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 40 (22.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Shopify
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 141 (78.77%) Microsoft 365
2 102 (56.98%) Azure
3 33 (18.44%) Entra ID
4 28 (15.64%) Mimecast
5 19 (10.61%) Power Platform
6 18 (10.06%) AWS
7 14 (7.82%) OneDrive
8 8 (4.47%) Azure Sentinel
9 7 (3.91%) Google Workspace
10 5 (2.79%) IaaS
11 3 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
11 3 (1.68%) Azure Monitor
11 3 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.68%) GCP
11 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Purview
11 3 (1.68%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.68%) Rubrik
11 3 (1.68%) SaaS
12 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (47.49%) Firewall
2 40 (22.35%) DHCP
2 40 (22.35%) DNS
3 38 (21.23%) VPN
4 34 (18.99%) VoIP
5 33 (18.44%) SAN
6 32 (17.88%) LAN
7 28 (15.64%) WAN
8 26 (14.53%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (12.29%) TCP/IP
10 16 (8.94%) Wireless
11 15 (8.38%) VLAN
12 14 (7.82%) WLAN
13 12 (6.70%) Intranet
14 8 (4.47%) Internet
14 8 (4.47%) NAS
14 8 (4.47%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (3.91%) Unified Communications
16 6 (3.35%) iSCSI
16 6 (3.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.94%) Power BI
3 13 (7.26%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.79%) MariaDB
4 5 (2.79%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Hudson
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 79 (44.13%) Social Skills
2 34 (18.99%) Finance
3 14 (7.82%) Documentation Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Law
4 10 (5.59%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.03%) Back Office
6 7 (3.91%) Marketing
7 6 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.79%) Retail
9 4 (2.23%) Games
9 4 (2.23%) Legal
9 4 (2.23%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.68%) Social Housing
11 2 (1.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.56%) Advertising
12 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 51 (28.49%) Support Engineer
2 47 (26.26%) IT Support
3 44 (24.58%) IT Engineer
4 36 (20.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 31 (17.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (15.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (14.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (14.53%) IT Manager
8 22 (12.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (10.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (9.50%) Senior
11 16 (8.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (8.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (6.70%) Support Technician
13 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Support
13 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 10 (5.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
14 10 (5.59%) IT Technician
14 10 (5.59%) Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) LAMP
1 2 (1.12%) REST
1 2 (1.12%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) Driving Licence
2 12 (6.70%) Replication
3 7 (3.91%) Clustering
3 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.79%) Cyber Security Posture
4 5 (2.79%) Security Posture
4 5 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.23%) PKI
5 4 (2.23%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.68%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
7 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.56%) CCTV
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Tandem
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (65.36%) Windows
2 91 (50.84%) Windows Server
3 47 (26.26%) Windows 10
4 44 (24.58%) Windows Server 2016
4 44 (24.58%) Windows Server 2019
5 23 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.15%) Linux
7 8 (4.47%) Mac OS
8 6 (3.35%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.79%) Android
10 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.68%) Unix
11 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.12%) AIX
12 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.31%) Customer Service
2 63 (35.20%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (27.93%) ITIL
4 42 (23.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 34 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (15.08%) Line Management
7 17 (9.50%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (8.38%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (8.38%) Remote Monitoring and Management
9 14 (7.82%) Antivirus Management
9 14 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (7.82%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.70%) Data Governance
10 12 (6.70%) Digital Strategy
10 12 (6.70%) Information Governance
10 12 (6.70%) Project Delivery
11 10 (5.59%) Change Management
11 10 (5.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (5.03%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.08%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.47%) SQL
3 4 (2.23%) Python
4 2 (1.12%) Bash
4 2 (1.12%) Kusto Query Language
5 1 (0.56%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 35 (19.55%) Degree
2 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (6.70%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.15%) CCNA
4 11 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.59%) MCP
5 10 (5.59%) MCSE
5 10 (5.59%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (5.03%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (4.47%) A+ Certification
8 7 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.91%) MCSA
9 6 (3.35%) MCITP
10 4 (2.23%) Azure Certification
11 3 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.68%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.68%) MCTS
11 3 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.12%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.97%) Cyber Essentials
2 23 (12.85%) SLA
3 18 (10.06%) GDPR
4 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.12%) GRC
6 2 (1.12%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.12%) NIST
6 2 (1.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 92 (51.40%) Active Directory
2 53 (29.61%) Hyper-V
3 44 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.47%) vSphere
5 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.12%) Ceph
6 2 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.12%) Docker
6 2 (1.12%) pfSense
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 60 (33.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (11.17%) SCCM
3 12 (6.70%) WSUS
4 9 (5.03%) vCenter Server
5 6 (3.35%) Autotask
5 6 (3.35%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (3.35%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.68%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.12%) Ansible
7 2 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.12%) N-central
7 2 (1.12%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.12%) Puppet
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.56%) MobiControl
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 143 (79.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (37.99%) VMware
3 55 (30.73%) Veeam
4 36 (20.11%) Cisco
5 27 (15.08%) Datto
6 25 (13.97%) HP
7 24 (13.41%) Citrix
8 21 (11.73%) Acronis
8 21 (11.73%) Meraki
9 18 (10.06%) Apple
9 18 (10.06%) Aruba
10 16 (8.94%) Draytek
11 12 (6.70%) Barracuda Networks
11 12 (6.70%) ConnectWise
12 11 (6.15%) Ubiquiti
13 10 (5.59%) Fortinet
13 10 (5.59%) Sage
14 9 (5.03%) ESET
14 9 (5.03%) Mitel
15 8 (4.47%) SonicWALL