Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 940 787 990
Rank change year-on-year -153 +203 -29
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 230 497 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.58% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 179 236 288
UK median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £68,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +27.27%

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 78588 85479 101418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.54% 43.94% 46.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60795 69296 82457
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -186 219 £37,000 -7.50% 24
UK excluding London -166 132 £35,000 -6.67% 14
London -3 94 £42,750 +6.88% 10
South East -129 56 £32,500 +4.84% 8
North of England -42 24 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Midlands +24 23 £47,000 +2.17%
West Midlands +8 16 £49,500 +7.61%
Yorkshire +12 15 £31,500 -23.64%
South West +5 13 £32,001 +16.37%
East of England -2 9 £31,500 -10.00% 2
North West -32 8 £36,750 +2.80% 3
East Midlands +39 7 £45,000 +63.64%
Scotland -5 7 £36,513 +58.75%
North East +14 1 £44,000 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 170 (73.91%) Windows
2 141 (61.30%) Active Directory
3 107 (46.52%) Microsoft
3 107 (46.52%) Windows Server
4 97 (42.17%) Cisco
5 93 (40.43%) DNS
6 91 (39.57%) VMware
7 86 (37.39%) Firewall
8 74 (32.17%) DHCP
9 72 (31.30%) Windows 7
10 71 (30.87%) MS Exchange
11 69 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 68 (29.57%) Office 365
13 66 (28.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 61 (26.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 58 (25.22%) ITIL
16 57 (24.78%) Symantec
17 54 (23.48%) Microsoft Office
18 53 (23.04%) Windows 10
19 48 (20.87%) SQL
19 48 (20.87%) SAN
20 47 (20.43%) Citrix
21 45 (19.57%) VPN
22 44 (19.13%) HP
22 44 (19.13%) Apple
23 43 (18.70%) Exchange Server 2010
24 42 (18.26%) Backup Exec
25 40 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
25 40 (17.39%) TCP/IP
25 40 (17.39%) SQL Server

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 71 (30.87%) MS Exchange
2 43 (18.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (7.83%) Skype for Business
6 12 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.35%) Confluence
8 9 (3.91%) SAS
8 9 (3.91%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.61%) CMS
10 5 (2.17%) IIS
11 3 (1.30%) Apache
11 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.87%) WordPress
13 1 (0.43%) Apache Qpid
13 1 (0.43%) nginx
13 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (23.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 68 (29.57%) Office 365
2 37 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (10.43%) Mimecast
5 18 (7.83%) G Suite
6 11 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (3.91%) SaaS
8 5 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.74%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.74%) Slack
10 3 (1.30%) Trello
11 2 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (40.43%) DNS
2 86 (37.39%) Firewall
3 74 (32.17%) DHCP
4 48 (20.87%) SAN
5 45 (19.57%) VPN
6 40 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 37 (16.09%) LAN
8 36 (15.65%) WAN
9 28 (12.17%) Network Security
10 25 (10.87%) Wireless
11 22 (9.57%) Internet
11 22 (9.57%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (8.26%) VLAN
13 18 (7.83%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (7.83%) iSCSI
14 17 (7.39%) MPLS
14 17 (7.39%) Skype
15 15 (6.52%) VoIP
15 15 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (6.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.87%) MySQL
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (6.52%) Metasploit
2 10 (4.35%) JIRA
3 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.30%) Selenium
3 3 (1.30%) TestLink
3 3 (1.30%) TestRail
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (5.22%) Finance
2 10 (4.35%) Law
3 8 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.17%) Legal
5 3 (1.30%) Advertising
5 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) French Language
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (28.70%) Analyst
2 37 (16.09%) IT Support
3 30 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 27 (11.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 23 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 21 (9.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 20 (8.70%) IT Analyst
8 19 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (7.83%) IT Support Analyst
10 15 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.65%) Administrator
11 13 (5.65%) Desktop Support
12 12 (5.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.22%) Cisco Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Cisco Security Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Network Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.35%) Web Services
2 6 (2.61%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.61%) CSS
2 6 (2.61%) HTML
2 6 (2.61%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (1.74%) Spring
3 4 (1.74%) XML
4 3 (1.30%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.87%) CGI
5 2 (0.87%) Django
5 2 (0.87%) JSON
5 2 (0.87%) RESTful
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.13%) Computer Science
2 20 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.83%) User Experience
4 13 (5.65%) Driving Licence
4 13 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (5.22%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.35%) BYOD
6 10 (4.35%) Fat Client
6 10 (4.35%) iPad
6 10 (4.35%) Replication
6 10 (4.35%) Thin Client
7 8 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (3.48%) iPhone
7 8 (3.48%) NHS
7 8 (3.48%) Smartphone
8 7 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.61%) CCTV
9 6 (2.61%) IVR
9 6 (2.61%) PKI
10 5 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 170 (73.91%) Windows
2 107 (46.52%) Windows Server
3 72 (31.30%) Windows 7
4 69 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (26.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (23.04%) Windows 10
7 36 (15.65%) Linux
8 28 (12.17%) Apple iOS
9 27 (11.74%) Windows 8
10 22 (9.57%) Android
11 19 (8.26%) Mac OS X
12 15 (6.52%) Kali Linux
12 15 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (5.22%) Windows XP
14 8 (3.48%) Mac OS
15 7 (3.04%) Unix
16 5 (2.17%) Ubuntu
16 5 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.22%) ITIL
2 26 (11.30%) Kalman Filter
2 26 (11.30%) SIEM
3 23 (10.00%) Information Security
4 22 (9.57%) Analytics
5 20 (8.70%) Service Management
6 19 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (7.83%) Problem Management
7 18 (7.83%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (7.39%) IT Strategy
8 17 (7.39%) Patch Management
9 16 (6.96%) Forensic Analysis
9 16 (6.96%) Software Engineering
9 16 (6.96%) Web Filtering
10 15 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (6.52%) Open Source
11 13 (5.65%) Change Management
11 13 (5.65%) ITSM
11 13 (5.65%) Migration
11 13 (5.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.87%) SQL
2 26 (11.30%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.39%) Java
4 15 (6.52%) Python
5 12 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.04%) Groovy
7 6 (2.61%) Ruby
8 4 (1.74%) C
8 4 (1.74%) C++
8 4 (1.74%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.30%) VB
10 2 (0.87%) Perl
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (11.30%) CEH
3 20 (8.70%) Degree
4 18 (7.83%) MCSE
5 16 (6.96%) MCSA
6 15 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (6.52%) GIAC
6 15 (6.52%) GSEC
7 14 (6.09%) CISSP
8 13 (5.65%) CCNA
9 11 (4.78%) CISM
9 11 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (3.48%) CASP
10 8 (3.48%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (3.48%) Security+ Certification
10 8 (3.48%) SSCP
10 8 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.61%) MCITP
12 4 (1.74%) MCDST
12 4 (1.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (7.39%) SLA
2 15 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.74%) QA
5 2 (0.87%) GDPR
5 2 (0.87%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 141 (61.30%) Active Directory
2 66 (28.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (16.96%) vSphere
4 33 (14.35%) Hyper-V
5 25 (10.87%) XenApp
6 17 (7.39%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (6.96%) Snort
8 15 (6.52%) XenDesktop
9 14 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (5.65%) Terminal Services
11 10 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.30%) Docker
14 3 (1.30%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.30%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (18.26%) Backup Exec
2 32 (13.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 32 (13.91%) SCCM
3 24 (10.43%) Nessus
4 22 (9.57%) WSUS
5 15 (6.52%) EnCase
5 15 (6.52%) Nexpose
5 15 (6.52%) Nmap
6 10 (4.35%) SmoothWall
7 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.17%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.30%) Puppet
10 3 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.87%) Nagios
11 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.87%) NetVault Backup
11 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 107 (46.52%) Microsoft
2 97 (42.17%) Cisco
3 91 (39.57%) VMware
4 57 (24.78%) Symantec
5 47 (20.43%) Citrix
6 44 (19.13%) Apple
6 44 (19.13%) HP
7 32 (13.91%) McAfee
8 31 (13.48%) Veeam
9 26 (11.30%) Qualys
10 23 (10.00%) LogRhythm
10 23 (10.00%) Palo Alto
11 22 (9.57%) Avaya
11 22 (9.57%) Dell
12 20 (8.70%) CheckPoint
13 15 (6.52%) AlienVault
13 15 (6.52%) CyberArk
13 15 (6.52%) Google
13 15 (6.52%) Rapid7
14 14 (6.09%) Juniper