Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 842 838 839
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -36
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 214 330 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.47% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 161 233 246
UK median annual salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -10.34%

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 57,713 69,628 80,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.41% 42.69% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 44,134 53,881 62,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 13 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 November 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 -11 199 £35,000 -15.66% 60
London +100 116 £33,050 -27.76% 16
UK excluding London -83 89 £35,000 -6.67% 52
South East +21 33 £37,500 -31.82% 15
East of England -3 25 £48,750 +11.43% 3
North of England +35 12 £32,500 -7.14% 13
Midlands +16 8 £28,250 -11.72% 6
West Midlands +13 8 £28,250 -5.83% 3
North West +29 7 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Scotland +20 7 £32,500 -15.58% 3
Yorkshire +8 5 £29,000 +9.43% 5
South West +4 2 £24,250 -25.38% 7
Wales - 2 £32,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 148 (69.16%) Windows
2 141 (65.89%) Microsoft
3 140 (65.42%) Office 365
4 112 (52.34%) Active Directory
5 106 (49.53%) Cisco
6 98 (45.79%) VMware
7 90 (42.06%) Firewall
8 86 (40.19%) Windows Server
9 74 (34.58%) Azure
10 69 (32.24%) Windows 10
11 59 (27.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 58 (27.10%) DNS
13 57 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
14 56 (26.17%) MS Exchange
15 53 (24.77%) SCCM
16 52 (24.30%) DHCP
17 50 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 48 (22.43%) Citrix
19 47 (21.96%) Windows 7
20 43 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
20 43 (20.09%) Hyper-V
20 43 (20.09%) HP
21 38 (17.76%) Veeam
21 38 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 36 (16.82%) WAN
22 36 (16.82%) LAN
22 36 (16.82%) Backup Exec
23 35 (16.36%) SQL
23 35 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
24 34 (15.89%) SAN

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 56 (26.17%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.28%) Exchange Server 2013
2 22 (10.28%) Skype for Business
3 17 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.21%) IIS
6 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.93%) Apache
8 2 (0.93%) Confluence
8 2 (0.93%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.47%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.47%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 140 (65.42%) Office 365
2 74 (34.58%) Azure
3 33 (15.42%) AWS
4 19 (8.88%) Mimecast
5 15 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (4.67%) IaaS
6 10 (4.67%) PaaS
6 10 (4.67%) SaaS
7 7 (3.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 90 (42.06%) Firewall
2 58 (27.10%) DNS
3 52 (24.30%) DHCP
4 36 (16.82%) LAN
4 36 (16.82%) WAN
5 34 (15.89%) SAN
6 24 (11.21%) Skype
6 24 (11.21%) Wireless
7 23 (10.75%) VPN
7 23 (10.75%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (10.28%) Cisco IOS
9 20 (9.35%) Internet
10 19 (8.88%) iSCSI
11 16 (7.48%) NetScaler
11 16 (7.48%) TCP/IP
12 15 (7.01%) MPLS
12 15 (7.01%) VoIP
13 12 (5.61%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (5.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.93%) GIS
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (10.28%) JIRA
2 2 (0.93%) Hudson
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (7.94%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.61%) Law
3 10 (4.67%) Back Office
4 6 (2.80%) Finance
4 6 (2.80%) Retail
5 4 (1.87%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (14.02%) IT Support
3 28 (13.08%) Analyst
4 27 (12.62%) IT Engineer
4 27 (12.62%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.35%) Administrator
6 18 (8.41%) Service Manager
7 17 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Manager
8 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Services Manager
9 14 (6.54%) Network Engineer
10 13 (6.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 13 (6.07%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (5.61%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (5.14%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (4.21%) IT Analyst
14 9 (4.21%) IT Manager
15 8 (3.74%) Network Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.40%) .NET
1 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.93%) LDAP
3 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.47%) SAML
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (6.07%) Replication
3 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.67%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (4.21%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.74%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.87%) Clustering
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 148 (69.16%) Windows
2 86 (40.19%) Windows Server
3 69 (32.24%) Windows 10
4 59 (27.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (21.96%) Windows 7
6 43 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (10.28%) Linux
8 17 (7.94%) Mac OS
9 11 (5.14%) Android
10 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.93%) Fedora
15 1 (0.47%) CentOS
15 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (12.62%) Patch Management
3 24 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.35%) ITIL
4 20 (9.35%) Project Management
5 17 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (7.01%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (7.01%) Strategic Roadmap
7 14 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.61%) CRM
9 11 (5.14%) Change Management
9 11 (5.14%) Project Delivery
9 11 (5.14%) Virtual Environments
9 11 (5.14%) WAN Optimisation
10 10 (4.67%) Asset Management
10 10 (4.67%) ERP
10 10 (4.67%) Migration
11 9 (4.21%) Computer Science
11 9 (4.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.36%) SQL
2 32 (14.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.93%) PHP
3 2 (0.93%) Python
3 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (9.35%) CCNA
3 17 (7.94%) MCP
4 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.14%) JNCIA
5 11 (5.14%) JNCIS
6 8 (3.74%) Degree
6 8 (3.74%) MCSA
7 7 (3.27%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.87%) MCSE
9 4 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.40%) CCNP
10 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.62%) SLA
2 7 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.80%) GDPR
4 4 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.40%) NCSC
5 3 (1.40%) NIST
6 2 (0.93%) RMADS
7 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 112 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 50 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (20.09%) Hyper-V
4 35 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (12.62%) XenDesktop
6 18 (8.41%) XenApp
7 8 (3.74%) vSphere
8 7 (3.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (2.80%) Firmware
9 6 (2.80%) NDS
9 6 (2.80%) VMware Server
10 5 (2.34%) BitLocker
10 5 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.40%) NFS
12 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.47%) UAG
13 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (24.77%) SCCM
2 36 (16.82%) Backup Exec
3 19 (8.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (7.48%) Jamf Pro
5 15 (7.01%) WSUS
6 9 (4.21%) WhatsUp Gold
7 7 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (3.27%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.34%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.40%) vRealize
11 2 (0.93%) Avamar
11 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.93%) Plesk
11 2 (0.93%) SCOM
11 2 (0.93%) SCSM
11 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 141 (65.89%) Microsoft
2 106 (49.53%) Cisco
3 98 (45.79%) VMware
4 48 (22.43%) Citrix
5 43 (20.09%) HP
6 38 (17.76%) Veeam
7 29 (13.55%) Meraki
8 27 (12.62%) NetApp
9 23 (10.75%) Juniper
10 21 (9.81%) Avaya
11 20 (9.35%) Sun
12 18 (8.41%) CheckPoint
12 18 (8.41%) McAfee
12 18 (8.41%) Nimble Storage
13 14 (6.54%) Dell
14 10 (4.67%) Aruba
14 10 (4.67%) EqualLogic
14 10 (4.67%) ProCurve
14 10 (4.67%) SolarWinds
14 10 (4.67%) ZyXEL