Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 883 788 910
Rank change year-on-year -95 +122 -47
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 234 443 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 175 279 193
UK median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -17.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,950 £23,300
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% +3.17% -21.25%

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 62,723 78,562 76,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 44.26% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 47,998 61,778 61,275
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -0.22%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 -93 222 £42,500 +13.33% 11
UK excluding London -92 146 £40,000 +23.08% 9
London +30 82 £50,000 - 2
East of England +101 61 £50,000 - 1
South East -104 31 £32,347 -0.47% 5
Midlands +10 19 £27,000 -10.00% 1
North of England +16 18 £28,000 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +15 17 £27,000 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £23,500 -11.32% 1
South West +5 11 £47,500 +42.86%
North West +18 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Wales +24 5 £29,000 -10.77%
East Midlands +28 2 £47,000 +34.29%
Scotland +7 1 £45,000 +73.08%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 173 (73.93%) Microsoft
2 169 (72.22%) Windows
3 150 (64.10%) Active Directory
4 140 (59.83%) VMware
5 131 (55.98%) Office 365
6 104 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 100 (42.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 75 (32.05%) Citrix
9 72 (30.77%) Firewall
10 70 (29.91%) ITIL
10 70 (29.91%) Microsoft Office
11 68 (29.06%) DNS
11 68 (29.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 67 (28.63%) Mimecast
13 65 (27.78%) Hyper-V
14 61 (26.07%) Cisco
14 61 (26.07%) MS Exchange
15 58 (24.79%) DHCP
16 57 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 56 (23.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 52 (22.22%) SCCM
19 48 (20.51%) PowerShell
19 48 (20.51%) Windows 7
20 43 (18.38%) Windows 10
20 43 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 42 (17.95%) HP
22 35 (14.96%) SQL
22 35 (14.96%) Finance
23 33 (14.10%) McAfee
24 31 (13.25%) Problem-Solving

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 61 (26.07%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (9.83%) Skype for Business
4 22 (9.40%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.99%) IIS
8 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.28%) CMS
10 3 (1.28%) Kentico
11 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.43%) Confluence
12 1 (0.43%) SAS
12 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (29.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 131 (55.98%) Office 365
2 68 (29.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (28.63%) Mimecast
4 28 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (5.56%) OpenDNS
6 11 (4.70%) IaaS
7 7 (2.99%) PaaS
8 5 (2.14%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.28%) SaaS
10 1 (0.43%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.43%) G Suite
10 1 (0.43%) Slack
10 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 72 (30.77%) Firewall
2 68 (29.06%) DNS
3 58 (24.79%) DHCP
4 30 (12.82%) WAN
5 26 (11.11%) LAN
6 24 (10.26%) VPN
7 23 (9.83%) Wireless
8 22 (9.40%) TCP/IP
9 20 (8.55%) VoIP
10 19 (8.12%) SAN
11 12 (5.13%) Internet
12 11 (4.70%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (4.70%) Skype
13 10 (4.27%) OSPF
13 10 (4.27%) VLAN
14 9 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (3.85%) IP Telephony
14 9 (3.85%) Wireshark
15 8 (3.42%) BGP
15 8 (3.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.28%) Couchbase
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Ant
2 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 35 (14.96%) Finance
2 15 (6.41%) Marketing
2 15 (6.41%) Retail
3 11 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.56%) Legal
4 6 (2.56%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.14%) Law
6 4 (1.71%) Electronics
6 4 (1.71%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.28%) Automotive
7 3 (1.28%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (29.49%) Analyst
2 34 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 17 (7.26%) Support Analyst
5 16 (6.84%) IT Engineer
6 15 (6.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 15 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
7 14 (5.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 14 (5.98%) Network Engineer
8 13 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 13 (5.56%) Team Leader
9 12 (5.13%) Administrator
9 12 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Consultant
11 10 (4.27%) IT Support
11 10 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.85%) Replication
5 7 (2.99%) Clustering
5 7 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.56%) CLARiiON
6 6 (2.56%) iPad
6 6 (2.56%) PKI
7 5 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.71%) iPhone
8 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.28%) FMCG
9 3 (1.28%) User Experience
10 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 169 (72.22%) Windows
2 104 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 57 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (23.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (20.51%) Windows 7
6 43 (18.38%) Windows 10
7 26 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 22 (9.40%) Linux
9 15 (6.41%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.56%) Android
12 5 (2.14%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.14%) Unix
12 5 (2.14%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.14%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.71%) AIX
13 4 (1.71%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.91%) ITIL
2 43 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 28 (11.97%) Patch Management
6 24 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (8.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (6.41%) Application Packaging
9 15 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (5.98%) Server Management
10 14 (5.98%) SIEM
11 13 (5.56%) Asset Management
11 13 (5.56%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 13 (5.56%) Server Patching
12 12 (5.13%) Service Delivery
12 12 (5.13%) Service Management
12 12 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 35 (14.96%) SQL
3 24 (10.26%) Bash Shell
4 21 (8.97%) VBScript
5 3 (1.28%) Bourne shell
5 3 (1.28%) Perl
5 3 (1.28%) Python
5 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (8.97%) CCNA
4 18 (7.69%) MCP
5 15 (6.41%) MCSE
6 13 (5.56%) CISSP
7 12 (5.13%) CCNP
7 12 (5.13%) MCSA
8 10 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (3.85%) SANS
9 9 (3.85%) SSCP
10 7 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (2.99%) Degree
10 7 (2.99%) MCITP
10 7 (2.99%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.99%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.14%) GIAC
12 3 (1.28%) CEH
12 3 (1.28%) CISM
13 2 (0.85%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.39%) SLA
2 16 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.70%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.42%) GDPR
5 6 (2.56%) COBIT
6 5 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 150 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 100 (42.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 28 (11.97%) vSphere
5 21 (8.97%) Terminal Server
6 20 (8.55%) XenApp
7 13 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (4.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.99%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.71%) KVM
11 4 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.43%) Snort
13 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.43%) vCloud
13 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 52 (22.22%) SCCM
2 18 (7.69%) AirWatch
3 17 (7.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (7.26%) WSUS
4 10 (4.27%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (3.85%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.42%) CASB
7 7 (2.99%) SCOM
8 6 (2.56%) MaaS360
8 6 (2.56%) Nessus
8 6 (2.56%) SCSM
9 5 (2.14%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.71%) Nagios
11 3 (1.28%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.28%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 173 (73.93%) Microsoft
2 140 (59.83%) VMware
3 75 (32.05%) Citrix
4 61 (26.07%) Cisco
5 42 (17.95%) HP
6 33 (14.10%) McAfee
7 30 (12.82%) Symantec
8 28 (11.97%) Dell
9 26 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 25 (10.68%) Apple
11 23 (9.83%) Veeam
12 20 (8.55%) Forcepoint
12 20 (8.55%) SolarWinds
13 14 (5.98%) F5
13 14 (5.98%) Kaspersky
14 13 (5.56%) Juniper
15 12 (5.13%) Fortinet
16 11 (4.70%) EMC
16 11 (4.70%) Palo Alto
17 10 (4.27%) Meraki