Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 907 846
Rank change year-on-year +140 -61 +54
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 436 273 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 269 189 239
UK median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -17.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £25,400 £23,125 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% -21.25% +23.08%

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 79,317 74,990 93,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.83% 44.07% 45.64%
Number of salaries quoted 62,551 60,388 76,391
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,269 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +0.60% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% 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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 +152 429 £37,500 +7.14% 43
UK excluding London +101 316 £32,500 +3.17% 37
South East +51 173 £32,500 +12.07% 7
London +44 121 £50,000 +16.96% 8
East of England +6 44 £50,000 - 9
North of England -5 43 £35,000 +14.75% 11
Midlands +26 39 £30,000 -9.09% 2
West Midlands +19 29 £29,250 -11.36%
South West -1 23 £32,375 +11.64% 6
North West -15 20 £35,000 +12.90% 9
Yorkshire +18 15 £26,500 -29.33% 1
East Midlands - 10 £35,000 - 2
North East -21 8 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Scotland -34 4 £26,000 -24.65% 1
Wales - 3 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 294 (67.43%) Windows
2 180 (41.28%) Microsoft
3 157 (36.01%) VMware
4 156 (35.78%) Active Directory
5 138 (31.65%) Linux
6 129 (29.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 128 (29.36%) Firewall
8 126 (28.90%) Windows Server
9 123 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
10 114 (26.15%) Python
11 112 (25.69%) Cisco
12 94 (21.56%) Office 365
13 91 (20.87%) Cybersecurity
14 89 (20.41%) DNS
15 86 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
16 85 (19.50%) ITIL
17 79 (18.12%) MS Exchange
18 76 (17.43%) Test Automation
19 73 (16.74%) Hyper-V
20 70 (16.06%) SIEM
21 68 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
21 68 (15.60%) C++
21 68 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 67 (15.37%) Microsoft Azure
23 65 (14.91%) HP
23 65 (14.91%) CISSP
24 63 (14.45%) Symantec
25 62 (14.22%) WAN
26 60 (13.76%) DHCP
27 58 (13.30%) Microsoft Office

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 79 (18.12%) MS Exchange
2 45 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (4.36%) Apache
5 19 (4.36%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.21%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.06%) IIS
9 8 (1.83%) CMS
10 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.38%) Confluence
12 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.23%) JBoss
13 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 58 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.23%) Misys Opics
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (21.56%) Office 365
2 67 (15.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (3.67%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.61%) G Suite
5 7 (1.61%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.38%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.15%) IaaS
8 4 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 128 (29.36%) Firewall
2 89 (20.41%) DNS
3 62 (14.22%) WAN
4 60 (13.76%) DHCP
5 51 (11.70%) TCP/IP
6 48 (11.01%) LAN
7 44 (10.09%) VPN
8 39 (8.94%) Internet
8 39 (8.94%) VLAN
9 37 (8.49%) VoIP
10 30 (6.88%) Network Security
11 27 (6.19%) SAN
12 25 (5.73%) Sourcefire
13 21 (4.82%) Wireless
14 20 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (4.36%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (4.13%) SMTP
17 12 (2.75%) Cisco ISE
17 12 (2.75%) NAS
17 12 (2.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.28%) Big Data
3 18 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.21%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.21%) MySQL
5 9 (2.06%) Data Mining
5 9 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.83%) DTS
6 8 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (4.13%) WinDbg
2 15 (3.44%) JIRA
3 10 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (2.06%) TestRail
5 8 (1.83%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.83%) IDA Disassembler
5 8 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.83%) OllyDbg
5 8 (1.83%) Subversion
6 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.23%) TestLink
General
1 21 (4.82%) Finance
2 16 (3.67%) Publishing
3 10 (2.29%) Retail
3 10 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.06%) Legal
5 6 (1.38%) Law
6 2 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Back Office
7 1 (0.23%) Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (18.12%) Analyst
2 61 (13.99%) Security Engineer
3 43 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 37 (8.49%) Software Engineer
5 35 (8.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 28 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 25 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (5.73%) Security Analyst
9 22 (5.05%) Developer
9 22 (5.05%) IT Engineer
9 22 (5.05%) IT Support
10 20 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (4.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.36%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (4.36%) Technical Support
12 16 (3.67%) Security Researcher
13 15 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.36%) Regular Expression
2 15 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (2.75%) Web Services
4 11 (2.52%) PCRE
5 8 (1.83%) HTML
6 5 (1.15%) WAP
7 3 (0.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.69%) Middleware
8 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.46%) Django
8 2 (0.46%) LDAP
9 1 (0.23%) LAMP
9 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.50%) Blog
4 18 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.67%) Cyberattack
5 16 (3.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (2.98%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.75%) FlexPod
8 10 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.83%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.83%) Spread Betting
10 8 (1.83%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.61%) Replication
12 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Licensing
13 5 (1.15%) User Experience
14 4 (0.92%) Clustering
14 4 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 294 (67.43%) Windows
2 138 (31.65%) Linux
3 126 (28.90%) Windows Server
4 68 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (10.78%) Windows 7
6 44 (10.09%) Unix
7 33 (7.57%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (3.44%) CentOS
10 12 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.29%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.83%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.61%) Android
15 6 (1.38%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.38%) Windows Phone
16 5 (1.15%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.69%) Solaris
17 3 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
2 91 (20.87%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (19.50%) ITIL
5 76 (17.43%) Test Automation
6 70 (16.06%) SIEM
7 55 (12.61%) Information Security
8 51 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 42 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 39 (8.94%) Mentoring
11 37 (8.49%) Pair Programming
12 35 (8.03%) Coaching
13 32 (7.34%) Migration
14 31 (7.11%) Security Operations
15 29 (6.65%) Regression Testing
16 28 (6.42%) Malware Analysis
16 28 (6.42%) Open Source
16 28 (6.42%) Patch Management
17 27 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
18 25 (5.73%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 114 (26.15%) Python
2 68 (15.60%) C++
3 47 (10.78%) Java
3 47 (10.78%) PowerShell
3 47 (10.78%) SQL
4 28 (6.42%) C#
4 28 (6.42%) Perl
5 27 (6.19%) JavaScript
6 24 (5.50%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.44%) C
7 15 (3.44%) VBScript
8 14 (3.21%) Ruby
9 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (14.91%) CISSP
2 40 (9.17%) CISM
2 40 (9.17%) SANS
3 38 (8.72%) CISA
4 33 (7.57%) GIAC
5 32 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (6.88%) CompTIA Security+
6 30 (6.88%) SSCP
7 29 (6.65%) CSSLP
7 29 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (5.96%) CEH
8 26 (5.96%) Degree
9 19 (4.36%) CCNP
10 17 (3.90%) CCNA
10 17 (3.90%) GCIH
10 17 (3.90%) OSCP
11 16 (3.67%) MCSE
12 14 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (2.75%) CCDP
13 12 (2.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (7.34%) QA
3 21 (4.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 21 (4.82%) SLA
4 20 (4.59%) GDPR
5 14 (3.21%) GPG13
6 10 (2.29%) PCI DSS
7 9 (2.06%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 156 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 129 (29.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (16.74%) Hyper-V
4 27 (6.19%) Snort
4 27 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (5.28%) XenApp
6 16 (3.67%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (3.67%) vSphere
7 14 (3.21%) HDFS
7 14 (3.21%) VirtualBox
8 13 (2.98%) KVM
9 12 (2.75%) VMware NSX
10 11 (2.52%) Docker
10 11 (2.52%) pfSense
11 10 (2.29%) XenServer
12 7 (1.61%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.61%) Shibboleth
13 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.38%) XenDesktop
14 5 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 42 (9.63%) SCCM
2 33 (7.57%) Backup Exec
3 25 (5.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (4.82%) WSUS
5 18 (4.13%) SCOM
6 17 (3.90%) Suricata
7 16 (3.67%) vCenter Server
8 15 (3.44%) FortiGate
9 13 (2.98%) CASB
10 12 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (2.52%) Ansible
11 11 (2.52%) Puppet
12 10 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (1.83%) Nagios
13 8 (1.83%) QRadar
13 8 (1.83%) RSA enVision
13 8 (1.83%) ServiceCenter
14 7 (1.61%) Nessus
14 7 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 180 (41.28%) Microsoft
2 157 (36.01%) VMware
3 112 (25.69%) Cisco
4 65 (14.91%) HP
5 63 (14.45%) Symantec
6 55 (12.61%) Citrix
7 43 (9.86%) Palo Alto
8 35 (8.03%) CheckPoint
9 32 (7.34%) Fortinet
10 31 (7.11%) Juniper
10 31 (7.11%) SolarWinds
11 29 (6.65%) Veeam
12 26 (5.96%) McAfee
12 26 (5.96%) Red Hat
13 21 (4.82%) Meraki
14 20 (4.59%) Avaya
14 20 (4.59%) FireEye
15 18 (4.13%) Dell
16 17 (3.90%) TippingPoint
17 16 (3.67%) Perforce