Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 802 867
Rank change year-on-year +223 +65 -111
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 178 215 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 183 171 192
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.54% +18.37%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £66,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% -14.63% +18.84%

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 23,526 52,569 63,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.01% 41.68% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,389 40,641 49,258
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,540 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% - +5.88%

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 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +238 170 £39,000 +11.43% 26
UK excluding London +236 112 £38,000 +8.57% 20
London +146 57 £46,000 +39.18% 5
Work from Home -26 34 £42,500 +34.28% 3
South West +109 29 £39,000 +7.59% 2
North of England +108 27 £38,000 +16.92% 7
East of England +96 25 £31,500 -14.29% 5
North West +100 20 £31,500 -30.00% 5
Midlands +93 16 £37,500 +29.31% 3
South East +142 14 £40,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +76 10 £62,500 +115.52% 2
East Midlands +68 6 £29,360 - 1
Yorkshire +40 5 £42,500 +46.55% 1
North East - 2 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +48 1 £24,973 -13.14%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 151 (84.83%) Windows
2 124 (69.66%) Microsoft
3 117 (65.73%) Firewall
4 107 (60.11%) Windows Server
5 106 (59.55%) Office 365
6 99 (55.62%) Azure
7 97 (54.49%) Cisco
8 95 (53.37%) VMware
9 91 (51.12%) Active Directory
10 75 (42.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 71 (39.89%) Hyper-V
12 54 (30.34%) DNS
12 54 (30.34%) MS Exchange
13 51 (28.65%) VPN
14 45 (25.28%) DHCP
14 45 (25.28%) Citrix
15 41 (23.03%) SCCM
15 41 (23.03%) Veeam
16 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 38 (21.35%) Windows 10
17 38 (21.35%) PowerShell
17 38 (21.35%) LAN
18 37 (20.79%) VoIP
19 36 (20.22%) WAN
20 35 (19.66%) Microsoft Intune
20 35 (19.66%) Cybersecurity
21 34 (19.10%) VLAN
22 33 (18.54%) HP
23 30 (16.85%) Linux
23 30 (16.85%) ITIL

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 54 (30.34%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (6.18%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.37%) Confluence
6 3 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 106 (59.55%) Office 365
2 99 (55.62%) Azure
3 26 (14.61%) Mimecast
4 23 (12.92%) IaaS
5 22 (12.36%) AWS
6 17 (9.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (8.43%) SaaS
8 13 (7.30%) OneDrive
9 7 (3.93%) G Suite
10 6 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.69%) GCP
11 3 (1.69%) PaaS
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 117 (65.73%) Firewall
2 54 (30.34%) DNS
3 51 (28.65%) VPN
4 45 (25.28%) DHCP
5 38 (21.35%) LAN
6 37 (20.79%) VoIP
7 36 (20.22%) WAN
8 34 (19.10%) VLAN
9 28 (15.73%) NetScaler
10 25 (14.04%) SAN
11 22 (12.36%) Wireless
12 19 (10.67%) Skype
12 19 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (8.99%) Network Security
14 14 (7.87%) FTP
15 13 (7.30%) MPLS
15 13 (7.30%) TCP/IP
16 12 (6.74%) SSL
17 10 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (5.62%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.37%) JIRA
2 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 16 (8.99%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.87%) Finance
3 13 (7.30%) Electronics
4 9 (5.06%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.49%) Marketing
6 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.37%) Law
7 6 (3.37%) Legal
8 5 (2.81%) Digital Economy
8 5 (2.81%) Fire and Rescue
9 3 (1.69%) Games
10 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.12%) Banking
10 2 (1.12%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.56%) Billing
11 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (20.22%) Analyst
2 34 (19.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (15.73%) Support Engineer
4 16 (8.99%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (8.99%) IT Engineer
5 15 (8.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (8.43%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.30%) IT Support
8 12 (6.74%) Server Engineer
9 11 (6.18%) Administrator
9 11 (6.18%) Infrastructure Support
10 10 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (5.62%) Team Leader
11 9 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 9 (5.06%) Network Engineer
11 9 (5.06%) Security Engineer
11 9 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (4.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.81%) LDAP
1 5 (2.81%) YAML
2 2 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.92%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.43%) User Experience
3 12 (6.74%) Clustering
4 11 (6.18%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.62%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.62%) Thin Client
6 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.93%) Blog
7 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (3.37%) Public Cloud
8 6 (3.37%) Smartphone
8 6 (3.37%) Wiki
9 5 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.69%) CCTV
10 3 (1.69%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.69%) FMCG
10 3 (1.69%) Replication
10 3 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 151 (84.83%) Windows
2 107 (60.11%) Windows Server
3 38 (21.35%) Windows 10
4 30 (16.85%) Linux
4 30 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (5.06%) Unix
7 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.93%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (2.81%) CentOS
10 5 (2.81%) Debian
10 5 (2.81%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.25%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (19.66%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (16.85%) ITIL
4 29 (16.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (11.80%) DevOps
7 20 (11.24%) Information Security
7 20 (11.24%) Project Management
7 20 (11.24%) Service Delivery
8 18 (10.11%) Patch Management
9 16 (8.99%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (8.99%) Server Management
10 14 (7.87%) Antivirus Management
10 14 (7.87%) Storage Management
11 13 (7.30%) Problem Management
12 12 (6.74%) CRM
12 12 (6.74%) Project Delivery
13 11 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (5.62%) Change Management
14 10 (5.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.74%) Python
3 7 (3.93%) SQL
4 5 (2.81%) Java
4 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.25%) C++
5 4 (2.25%) Perl
6 2 (1.12%) VB
6 2 (1.12%) VBScript
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.67%) MCSE
3 18 (10.11%) MCSA
4 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.18%) CCNA
6 11 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.93%) Degree
8 6 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.37%) MCITP
9 5 (2.81%) CCDA
9 5 (2.81%) CCENT
9 5 (2.81%) CCNP
9 5 (2.81%) CISSP
10 3 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.69%) CCA
10 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.69%) CSSLP
10 3 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.29%) SLA
2 11 (6.18%) GDPR
3 9 (5.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.12%) QA
7 1 (0.56%) COBIT
7 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 91 (51.12%) Active Directory
2 75 (42.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (39.89%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.61%) XenApp
5 21 (11.80%) XenDesktop
6 17 (9.55%) vSphere
7 13 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (6.18%) BitLocker
9 10 (5.62%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.37%) KVM
10 6 (3.37%) Shibboleth
10 6 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (2.81%) Docker
11 5 (2.81%) NFS
11 5 (2.81%) pfSense
11 5 (2.81%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (1.12%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 41 (23.03%) SCCM
2 35 (19.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (7.30%) WSUS
4 12 (6.74%) Backup Exec
5 11 (6.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (5.06%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (3.93%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.93%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (3.37%) CASB
9 5 (2.81%) Ansible
9 5 (2.81%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.81%) Puppet
10 4 (2.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.25%) NetVault Backup
11 3 (1.69%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 124 (69.66%) Microsoft
2 97 (54.49%) Cisco
3 95 (53.37%) VMware
4 45 (25.28%) Citrix
5 41 (23.03%) Veeam
6 33 (18.54%) HP
7 24 (13.48%) NetApp
8 21 (11.80%) McAfee
9 19 (10.67%) Symantec
10 16 (8.99%) SolarWinds
11 13 (7.30%) Google
12 11 (6.18%) CheckPoint
13 10 (5.62%) Dell
14 9 (5.06%) Draytek
15 8 (4.49%) EMC
15 8 (4.49%) Fortinet
15 8 (4.49%) Red Hat
15 8 (4.49%) WatchGuard
16 7 (3.93%) Adobe
16 7 (3.93%) SAP