Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 551 855 845
Rank change year-on-year +304 -10 +74
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 146 212 327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138 160 237
Median annual salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.94% -13.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,875 £24,175 £22,750
90th Percentile £73,250 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,750 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -0.71% -6.67% +9.49%

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 19,303 57,092 69,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.01% 42.00% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,218 43,460 53,741
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 +322 141 £39,000 +11.43% 15
UK excluding London +288 80 £34,750 -0.71% 12
London +212 60 £52,500 +58.85% 3
North of England +166 25 £31,500 -3.08% 5
East of England +137 25 £35,000 -12.50% 2
North West +131 16 £31,500 -25.88% 3
Midlands +136 15 £52,098 +89.45% 2
West Midlands +97 12 £62,500 +127.27%
Work from Home +33 10 £41,250 - 2
South West +134 9 £45,000 +85.57% 1
Yorkshire +130 9 £34,500 +18.97% 2
South East +166 5 £25,000 -28.57% 2
East Midlands - 3 £35,625 - 2
Scotland +90 1 £31,000 -4.62%

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 128 (87.67%) Windows
2 104 (71.23%) Office 365
3 94 (64.38%) Microsoft
3 94 (64.38%) Firewall
4 89 (60.96%) Windows Server
5 85 (58.22%) Azure
6 81 (55.48%) Cisco
7 71 (48.63%) Active Directory
8 65 (44.52%) VMware
9 51 (34.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (32.19%) VPN
10 47 (32.19%) MS Exchange
11 46 (31.51%) Windows 10
12 45 (30.82%) Hyper-V
13 39 (26.71%) PowerShell
13 39 (26.71%) HP
14 35 (23.97%) Citrix
15 34 (23.29%) Microsoft Intune
15 34 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (22.60%) VoIP
17 31 (21.23%) DNS
18 30 (20.55%) WAN
18 30 (20.55%) LAN
18 30 (20.55%) Microsoft Office
18 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (19.86%) Infrastructure Management
19 29 (19.86%) Cybersecurity
20 28 (19.18%) DHCP
20 28 (19.18%) Mimecast

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 47 (32.19%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.22%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (20.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 104 (71.23%) Office 365
2 85 (58.22%) Azure
3 28 (19.18%) Mimecast
4 23 (15.75%) AWS
5 16 (10.96%) IaaS
6 9 (6.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (4.11%) OneDrive
7 6 (4.11%) SaaS
8 2 (1.37%) GCP
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (64.38%) Firewall
2 47 (32.19%) VPN
3 33 (22.60%) VoIP
4 31 (21.23%) DNS
5 30 (20.55%) LAN
5 30 (20.55%) WAN
6 28 (19.18%) DHCP
6 28 (19.18%) NetScaler
7 23 (15.75%) VLAN
7 23 (15.75%) Wireless
8 20 (13.70%) Network Security
9 19 (13.01%) Skype
10 18 (12.33%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (11.64%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (9.59%) MPLS
13 13 (8.90%) SAN
14 12 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (8.22%) Internet
15 9 (6.16%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.42%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.42%) JIRA
1 5 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 15 (10.27%) Finance
1 15 (10.27%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.16%) Electronics
2 9 (6.16%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.79%) Law
3 7 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.79%) Marketing
4 6 (4.11%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (23.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (19.86%) Analyst
3 24 (16.44%) Network Engineer
4 21 (14.38%) Support Engineer
5 17 (11.64%) IT Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) Security Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.85%) IT Support
8 10 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Server Support
10 7 (4.79%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.11%) IT Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) LDAP
1 5 (3.42%) YAML
2 1 (0.68%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.81%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.59%) Fat Client
2 14 (9.59%) Thin Client
3 13 (8.90%) User Experience
4 11 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (6.16%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.79%) Blog
6 7 (4.79%) Clustering
7 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (4.11%) Smartphone
7 6 (4.11%) Wiki
8 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.74%) iPhone
9 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.05%) iPad
10 2 (1.37%) CCTV
10 2 (1.37%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.37%) FMCG
10 2 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 128 (87.67%) Windows
2 89 (60.96%) Windows Server
3 46 (31.51%) Windows 10
4 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (17.12%) Windows 7
7 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (10.96%) Linux
10 9 (6.16%) Unix
11 7 (4.79%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (3.42%) Android
13 5 (3.42%) CentOS
13 5 (3.42%) Debian
13 5 (3.42%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (19.86%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (19.86%) Infrastructure Management
4 27 (18.49%) Patch Management
5 24 (16.44%) Service Delivery
6 21 (14.38%) Project Management
7 20 (13.70%) Information Security
7 20 (13.70%) Problem Management
8 15 (10.27%) Incident Management
9 14 (9.59%) Data Privacy
10 13 (8.90%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (8.22%) ITIL
11 12 (8.22%) Network Management
11 12 (8.22%) Server Management
12 11 (7.53%) CRM
12 11 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (7.53%) Project Delivery
12 11 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.71%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.53%) Python
3 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.74%) C++
4 4 (2.74%) Java
4 4 (2.74%) Perl
4 4 (2.74%) SQL
5 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) CCNA
1 13 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.22%) Degree
2 12 (8.22%) SC Cleared
2 12 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.48%) CCNP
3 8 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.05%) CISSP
4 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.37%) CEH
5 2 (1.37%) CSSLP
5 2 (1.37%) GIAC
5 2 (1.37%) MCITP
5 2 (1.37%) MCSA
5 2 (1.37%) MCSE
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.37%) SANS
5 2 (1.37%) SSCP
6 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.33%) SLA
2 9 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.11%) BS25999
3 6 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 71 (48.63%) Active Directory
2 51 (34.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (30.82%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.96%) XenApp
5 11 (7.53%) BitLocker
5 11 (7.53%) vSphere
5 11 (7.53%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.48%) KVM
7 6 (4.11%) NFS
7 6 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (3.42%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.37%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (23.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 23 (15.75%) SCCM
3 20 (13.70%) WSUS
4 13 (8.90%) Backup Exec
5 10 (6.85%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (5.48%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (4.11%) CASB
7 6 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (3.42%) Puppet
8 5 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.74%) Cisco CME
10 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.68%) Malwarebytes
11 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.68%) Nessus
11 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.68%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 94 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 81 (55.48%) Cisco
3 65 (44.52%) VMware
4 39 (26.71%) HP
5 35 (23.97%) Citrix
6 25 (17.12%) Veeam
7 15 (10.27%) McAfee
7 15 (10.27%) SolarWinds
8 14 (9.59%) CheckPoint
9 12 (8.22%) Fortinet
9 12 (8.22%) NetApp
9 12 (8.22%) Symantec
10 10 (6.85%) Draytek
11 9 (6.16%) Adobe
12 8 (5.48%) Google
12 8 (5.48%) Juniper
12 8 (5.48%) MobileIron
12 8 (5.48%) Nokia
12 8 (5.48%) WatchGuard
13 7 (4.79%) Palo Alto