Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 767 883
Rank change year-on-year +107 +116 -129
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 191 215 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 153 151 183
10th Percentile £22,700 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £29,360 £31,375 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £37,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71% +12.00%
75th Percentile £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.11% -2.67% +12.78%

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 31,379 46,255 61,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.68% 40.89% 41.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23,485 35,919 47,943
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 16 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 14 April 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 +126 178 £39,000 +4.00% 29
UK excluding London +127 148 £38,000 +4.11% 26
Work from Home -83 46 £42,500 +20.06% 7
South East +97 37 £40,000 -13.51% 1
London +74 34 £43,750 +9.38% 3
North of England +58 32 £42,500 +13.33% 10
South West +45 28 £39,000 +7.59% 2
Midlands +27 22 £29,360 -8.25% 9
North West +53 21 £31,500 -16.00% 4
East of England +41 21 £31,500 -10.00% 4
West Midlands +11 14 £37,500 +17.19% 5
East Midlands +27 8 £29,360 - 4
Wales +41 7 £32,500 +64.56%
Yorkshire +4 6 £42,500 +65.05% 4
North East - 5 £50,000 - 2
Scotland +3 1 £24,973 -47.43%

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 161 (84.29%) Windows
2 137 (71.73%) Microsoft
3 121 (63.35%) Windows Server
4 118 (61.78%) VMware
5 117 (61.26%) Microsoft 365
6 114 (59.69%) Active Directory
6 114 (59.69%) Firewall
7 108 (56.54%) Azure
8 88 (46.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (43.98%) Cisco
10 81 (42.41%) Hyper-V
11 63 (32.98%) MS Exchange
12 57 (29.84%) PowerShell
13 54 (28.27%) VPN
13 54 (28.27%) DNS
14 46 (24.08%) Veeam
15 45 (23.56%) DHCP
15 45 (23.56%) SharePoint
16 44 (23.04%) ITIL
16 44 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (22.51%) SAN
18 39 (20.42%) Microsoft Certification
18 39 (20.42%) Linux
18 39 (20.42%) Windows 10
19 38 (19.90%) SCCM
20 37 (19.37%) Mimecast
21 36 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 35 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
22 35 (18.32%) Citrix
23 32 (16.75%) WAN

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 63 (32.98%) MS Exchange
2 45 (23.56%) SharePoint
3 28 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.66%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.09%) Confluence
6 4 (2.09%) IIS
7 3 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 35 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 117 (61.26%) Microsoft 365
2 108 (56.54%) Azure
3 37 (19.37%) Mimecast
4 18 (9.42%) AWS
5 17 (8.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.81%) IaaS
6 13 (6.81%) SaaS
7 11 (5.76%) OneDrive
8 9 (4.71%) Google Workspace
9 3 (1.57%) Dropbox
9 3 (1.57%) GCP
9 3 (1.57%) PaaS
9 3 (1.57%) Slack
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 114 (59.69%) Firewall
2 54 (28.27%) DNS
2 54 (28.27%) VPN
3 45 (23.56%) DHCP
4 43 (22.51%) SAN
5 32 (16.75%) WAN
6 31 (16.23%) LAN
7 29 (15.18%) VoIP
8 25 (13.09%) VLAN
9 24 (12.57%) TCP/IP
10 20 (10.47%) Wireless
11 18 (9.42%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (8.38%) FTP
12 16 (8.38%) iSCSI
13 15 (7.85%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (7.33%) Skype
15 12 (6.28%) Network Security
16 11 (5.76%) SSL
17 10 (5.24%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (4.71%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2019
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.52%) GIS
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.09%) JIRA
3 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 13 (6.81%) Digital Economy
2 9 (4.71%) Finance
3 6 (3.14%) Electronics
4 5 (2.62%) Advertising
4 5 (2.62%) Fire and Rescue
5 4 (2.09%) Billing
6 3 (1.57%) Banking
6 3 (1.57%) Games
6 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.05%) Law
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (30.37%) Analyst
2 27 (14.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 25 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (12.57%) Support Analyst
4 24 (12.57%) Support Engineer
5 21 (10.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (10.47%) IT Engineer
6 20 (10.47%) IT Support
7 19 (9.95%) Infrastructure Support
8 16 (8.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 13 (6.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 12 (6.28%) IT Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (5.24%) Administrator
11 10 (5.24%) Consultant
11 10 (5.24%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
13 8 (4.19%) Security Analyst
13 8 (4.19%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.57%) LDAP
1 3 (1.57%) YAML
2 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (6.28%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.66%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.14%) Clustering
6 5 (2.62%) iPad
6 5 (2.62%) iPhone
6 5 (2.62%) Replication
7 3 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.57%) User Experience
8 2 (1.05%) BYOD
8 2 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.05%) FMCG
8 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 161 (84.29%) Windows
2 121 (63.35%) Windows Server
3 44 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (20.42%) Linux
4 39 (20.42%) Windows 10
5 31 (16.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (11.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (6.28%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (5.24%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.71%) Mac OS
12 8 (4.19%) Android
13 6 (3.14%) CentOS
14 5 (2.62%) Ubuntu
15 4 (2.09%) Debian
16 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (1.05%) Unix
18 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.04%) ITIL
2 36 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (16.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (15.18%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (13.09%) Server Management
7 18 (9.42%) Patch Management
8 17 (8.90%) Change Management
8 17 (8.90%) DevOps
9 15 (7.85%) Line Management
10 14 (7.33%) Storage Management
11 13 (6.81%) Migration
11 13 (6.81%) Problem Management
11 13 (6.81%) Process Improvement
12 11 (5.76%) Proactive Maintenance
12 11 (5.76%) SIEM
13 10 (5.24%) Antivirus Management
14 9 (4.71%) Decision-Making
14 9 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.84%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.28%) SQL
3 7 (3.66%) Python
4 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.57%) C
5 3 (1.57%) VB
6 2 (1.05%) VBScript
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (20.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (13.09%) MCSE
3 23 (12.04%) MCSA
4 21 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (9.95%) CCNA
6 12 (6.28%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.24%) MCP
8 8 (4.19%) CCNP
8 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.66%) CEH
10 6 (3.14%) CISSP
10 6 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.14%) MCITP
10 6 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.62%) CCDA
11 5 (2.62%) CCENT
12 4 (2.09%) Degree
13 3 (1.57%) CCA
13 3 (1.57%) CCIE
13 3 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.14%) SLA
2 25 (13.09%) GDPR
3 15 (7.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (4.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (2.09%) QA
7 3 (1.57%) NIST
8 2 (1.05%) NCSC
9 1 (0.52%) COBIT
9 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 114 (59.69%) Active Directory
2 88 (46.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (42.41%) Hyper-V
4 32 (16.75%) XenApp
5 31 (16.23%) XenDesktop
6 19 (9.95%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (9.42%) vSphere
8 16 (8.38%) BitLocker
9 13 (6.81%) NFS
10 10 (5.24%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (4.19%) Shibboleth
12 7 (3.66%) Docker
12 7 (3.66%) pfSense
13 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.57%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.52%) KVM
15 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (19.90%) SCCM
2 21 (10.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (6.81%) Backup Exec
4 12 (6.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (5.24%) FortiGate
5 10 (5.24%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (5.24%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (4.71%) Ansible
6 9 (4.71%) WSUS
7 8 (4.19%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (3.14%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.62%) Nessus
9 5 (2.62%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (2.09%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (2.09%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.09%) NetVault Backup
10 4 (2.09%) QRadar
11 3 (1.57%) Puppet
11 3 (1.57%) vCenter Server
12 2 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 137 (71.73%) Microsoft
2 118 (61.78%) VMware
3 84 (43.98%) Cisco
4 46 (24.08%) Veeam
5 35 (18.32%) Citrix
6 24 (12.57%) NetApp
7 23 (12.04%) HP
8 22 (11.52%) Symantec
9 18 (9.42%) Dell
10 17 (8.90%) Google
10 17 (8.90%) McAfee
10 17 (8.90%) SolarWinds
11 15 (7.85%) WatchGuard
12 11 (5.76%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.71%) Meraki
14 8 (4.19%) Clearswift
14 8 (4.19%) EMC
14 8 (4.19%) ServiceNow
14 8 (4.19%) SonicWALL
15 7 (3.66%) Avaya