Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 788 622 915
Rank change year-on-year -166 +293 -24
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 206 174 191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.63% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 159 124 147
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £29,375 £32,500 £26,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £39,250 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -4.11%
75th Percentile £47,500 £60,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +0.76%

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 43,649 27,715 60,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.43% 40.40% 41.75%
Number of salaries quoted 29,478 21,528 46,648
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,471 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,136 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.12% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.13% +4.44% +2.27%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -140 195 £40,000 +3.90% 46
UK excluding London -93 166 £40,000 +14.29% 36
South East -65 50 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Work from Home -214 48 £40,000 -5.88% 6
London -160 37 £37,500 -28.57% 10
East of England -41 36 £32,500 -7.14% 2
North of England -53 34 £35,000 +9.38% 16
North West -31 22 £30,750 -3.91% 7
Midlands -78 20 £35,000 -1.41% 4
South West - 16 £36,500 - 4
East Midlands -37 13 £35,000 +1.45% 1
Wales -20 10 £32,500 +58.54%
Yorkshire -67 9 £40,000 +25.98% 6
West Midlands -92 7 £25,500 -33.93% 3
North East - 3 £27,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 173 (83.98%) Windows
2 151 (73.30%) Active Directory
3 148 (71.84%) Microsoft
4 144 (69.90%) Microsoft 365
5 129 (62.62%) Azure
6 122 (59.22%) Windows Server
7 114 (55.34%) VMware
8 104 (50.49%) Firewall
9 91 (44.17%) Cisco
10 87 (42.23%) Hyper-V
11 75 (36.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 72 (34.95%) SharePoint
13 71 (34.47%) MS Exchange
14 68 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 64 (31.07%) Windows 10
16 62 (30.10%) PowerShell
17 61 (29.61%) Mimecast
18 59 (28.64%) Social Skills
19 51 (24.76%) DHCP
20 50 (24.27%) VPN
21 49 (23.79%) Windows Server 2019
22 48 (23.30%) DNS
23 47 (22.82%) Windows Server 2016
24 45 (21.84%) SAN
25 41 (19.90%) Veeam
26 40 (19.42%) Microsoft Office
27 37 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
27 37 (17.96%) Citrix
28 36 (17.48%) ITIL
28 36 (17.48%) 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 72 (34.95%) SharePoint
2 71 (34.47%) MS Exchange
3 27 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.37%) Confluence
7 9 (4.37%) IIS
7 9 (4.37%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.91%) CMS
8 6 (2.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.91%) Umbraco
8 6 (2.91%) WordPress
9 1 (0.49%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 40 (19.42%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.46%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.49%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 144 (69.90%) Microsoft 365
2 129 (62.62%) Azure
3 61 (29.61%) Mimecast
4 22 (10.68%) IaaS
5 17 (8.25%) AWS
5 17 (8.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (7.77%) OneDrive
6 16 (7.77%) SaaS
7 9 (4.37%) PaaS
8 6 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.43%) Slack
10 4 (1.94%) Dropbox
11 3 (1.46%) Azure Sentinel
11 3 (1.46%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.49%) GCP
13 1 (0.49%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 104 (50.49%) Firewall
2 51 (24.76%) DHCP
3 50 (24.27%) VPN
4 48 (23.30%) DNS
5 45 (21.84%) SAN
6 35 (16.99%) Remote Desktop
6 35 (16.99%) TCP/IP
7 34 (16.50%) WAN
8 29 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (13.59%) LAN
10 27 (13.11%) VoIP
11 22 (10.68%) VLAN
11 22 (10.68%) Wireless
12 17 (8.25%) Internet
13 16 (7.77%) Skype
14 14 (6.80%) iSCSI
14 14 (6.80%) MPLS
15 12 (5.83%) Network Security
16 11 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (4.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (4.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.37%) JIRA
2 6 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.97%) Maven
3 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 59 (28.64%) Social Skills
2 12 (5.83%) Organisational Skills
3 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.37%) Documentation Skills
4 9 (4.37%) Finance
5 7 (3.40%) Advertising
5 7 (3.40%) Law
6 6 (2.91%) Digital Economy
6 6 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.43%) Games
7 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.94%) Legal
8 4 (1.94%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.46%) Billing
9 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.97%) Banking
10 2 (0.97%) Retail
10 2 (0.97%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (20.87%) Analyst
2 29 (14.08%) Support Engineer
3 27 (13.11%) IT Support
4 26 (12.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (9.71%) IT Engineer
6 18 (8.74%) Administrator
6 18 (8.74%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (8.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (7.77%) Support Analyst
9 15 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (6.80%) IT Manager
11 13 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (6.31%) Service Analyst
11 13 (6.31%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (5.83%) Network Engineer
13 11 (5.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 11 (5.34%) IT Analyst
14 10 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.43%) JSON
2 2 (0.97%) LDAP
2 2 (0.97%) YAML
3 1 (0.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.19%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (9.22%) Driving Licence
3 16 (7.77%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.40%) iPad
5 7 (3.40%) iPhone
5 7 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.91%) CESG
6 6 (2.91%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (2.91%) User Experience
7 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.43%) Replication
8 4 (1.94%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) Clustering
9 3 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.97%) CCTV
10 2 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 173 (83.98%) Windows
2 122 (59.22%) Windows Server
3 68 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (31.07%) Windows 10
5 49 (23.79%) Windows Server 2019
6 47 (22.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (12.14%) Linux
9 21 (10.19%) Windows 7
10 18 (8.74%) Windows 8
11 17 (8.25%) Android
12 9 (4.37%) Apple iOS
13 8 (3.88%) Debian
13 8 (3.88%) Mac OS
14 5 (2.43%) CentOS
15 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.49%) Unix
17 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.48%) ITIL
2 31 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (11.17%) DevOps
4 23 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (9.71%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (9.71%) Line Management
6 19 (9.22%) Migration
7 17 (8.25%) Change Management
7 17 (8.25%) Project Management
8 15 (7.28%) SIEM
9 14 (6.80%) Incident Management
10 13 (6.31%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (5.83%) Patch Management
12 11 (5.34%) Asset Management
13 10 (4.85%) Proactive Maintenance
13 10 (4.85%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.37%) Data Migration
14 9 (4.37%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (4.37%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.10%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.59%) SQL
3 6 (2.91%) VB
4 5 (2.43%) VBScript
5 4 (1.94%) C
5 4 (1.94%) Python
6 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (9.22%) CCNA
4 13 (6.31%) MCP
4 13 (6.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.34%) CCNP
5 11 (5.34%) MCSA
5 11 (5.34%) MCSE
5 11 (5.34%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.37%) CISSP
6 9 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.88%) CCIE
7 8 (3.88%) Degree
7 8 (3.88%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.88%) JNCIS
7 8 (3.88%) VCP6
8 6 (2.91%) CLAS
8 6 (2.91%) CREST Certified
9 5 (2.43%) CEH
9 5 (2.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.77%) SLA
3 15 (7.28%) GDPR
4 7 (3.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.46%) QA
8 2 (0.97%) NCSC
8 2 (0.97%) NIST
9 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (73.30%) Active Directory
2 87 (42.23%) Hyper-V
3 75 (36.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (13.59%) vSphere
5 21 (10.19%) XenApp
5 21 (10.19%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.40%) NFS
7 7 (3.40%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.91%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.97%) Docker
11 2 (0.97%) pfSense
12 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (14.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 29 (14.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 29 (14.08%) SCCM
3 9 (4.37%) Ansible
3 9 (4.37%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.88%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.88%) QRadar
5 7 (3.40%) Jamf Pro
5 7 (3.40%) ServiceCenter
6 6 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.91%) WSUS
7 5 (2.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.94%) Nessus
8 4 (1.94%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.46%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.97%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 148 (71.84%) Microsoft
2 114 (55.34%) VMware
3 91 (44.17%) Cisco
4 41 (19.90%) Veeam
5 37 (17.96%) Citrix
6 33 (16.02%) HP
7 27 (13.11%) NetApp
8 26 (12.62%) Dell
9 20 (9.71%) Meraki
10 14 (6.80%) Palo Alto
11 13 (6.31%) ServiceNow
12 12 (5.83%) Aruba
12 12 (5.83%) SonicWALL
12 12 (5.83%) Symantec
12 12 (5.83%) WatchGuard
13 11 (5.34%) Google
13 11 (5.34%) SolarWinds
13 11 (5.34%) Splunk
14 10 (4.85%) Juniper
14 10 (4.85%) Sage