Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 761 584 825
Rank change year-on-year -177 +241 +70
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 317 182 216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.76% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 270 156 167
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,987 £26,150
25th Percentile £29,000 £29,360 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.32% +10.71% -17.65%
75th Percentile £64,688 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £69,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - - -1.96%

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 50,275 23,943 52,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.26% 37.84% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 32,045 18,855 40,509
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,375 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -148 298 £43,000 +11.69% 64
UK excluding London -101 224 £37,500 - 57
London -178 81 £57,500 +27.07% 8
North of England -81 64 £32,500 -8.45% 15
Work from Home -193 60 £67,500 +58.82% 12
North West -58 57 £32,500 +3.17% 9
South East -74 56 £60,000 +71.43% 16
South West -44 36 £25,500 -34.62% 4
Midlands -86 27 £30,000 -20.00% 12
East of England -88 26 £48,750 +54.76% 8
West Midlands -72 18 £30,000 -52.00% 9
Wales - 10 £26,500 -
East Midlands -62 8 £51,250 +74.56% 3
Scotland -63 6 £45,000 +80.19% 2
Yorkshire -75 4 £32,500 -23.53% 6
North East -28 3 £37,500 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 226 (71.29%) Windows
2 200 (63.09%) Microsoft
3 173 (54.57%) Azure
3 173 (54.57%) Microsoft 365
4 167 (52.68%) Active Directory
5 146 (46.06%) Firewall
6 116 (36.59%) Windows Server
7 92 (29.02%) Cybersecurity
8 89 (28.08%) Windows 10
9 88 (27.76%) VMware
10 84 (26.50%) Cisco
10 84 (26.50%) Social Skills
11 81 (25.55%) ITIL
12 76 (23.97%) Problem-Solving
13 75 (23.66%) VPN
14 67 (21.14%) Mimecast
15 63 (19.87%) SharePoint
16 62 (19.56%) DHCP
17 61 (19.24%) SQL
18 60 (18.93%) SQL Server
18 60 (18.93%) DNS
19 59 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 56 (17.67%) Continuous Improvement
21 55 (17.35%) Veeam
22 50 (15.77%) Hyper-V
22 50 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
23 47 (14.83%) Citrix
23 47 (14.83%) VLAN
24 46 (14.51%) Microsoft Intune
25 45 (14.20%) LAN

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 (19.87%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.83%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.05%) IIS
4 9 (2.84%) Confluence
5 6 (1.89%) CMS
5 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.89%) JBoss
5 6 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.89%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.89%) WordPress
6 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.26%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Sentinel
2 6 (1.89%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.32%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 173 (54.57%) Azure
1 173 (54.57%) Microsoft 365
2 67 (21.14%) Mimecast
3 32 (10.09%) AWS
4 29 (9.15%) IaaS
5 27 (8.52%) SaaS
6 25 (7.89%) PaaS
7 23 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (5.99%) OneDrive
8 19 (5.99%) Serverless
9 11 (3.47%) GCP
10 10 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (2.84%) Azure Sentinel
12 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.89%) Nutanix
14 4 (1.26%) Google Workspace
14 4 (1.26%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.63%) Datadog
15 2 (0.63%) Rubrik
16 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 146 (46.06%) Firewall
2 75 (23.66%) VPN
3 62 (19.56%) DHCP
4 60 (18.93%) DNS
5 47 (14.83%) VLAN
6 45 (14.20%) LAN
6 45 (14.20%) SAN
7 44 (13.88%) VoIP
8 41 (12.93%) WAN
9 34 (10.73%) TCP/IP
10 25 (7.89%) Network Security
11 20 (6.31%) NAS
11 20 (6.31%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (5.99%) Internet
13 18 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (5.36%) Wireless
15 11 (3.47%) iSCSI
16 10 (3.15%) IPsec
16 10 (3.15%) SD-WAN
17 9 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.47%) JIRA
2 6 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.95%) MSI
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 84 (26.50%) Social Skills
2 39 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (10.41%) Finance
4 23 (7.26%) Games
5 16 (5.05%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.79%) Advertising
7 9 (2.84%) Banking
8 8 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (2.21%) Law
9 7 (2.21%) Retail
10 6 (1.89%) Back Office
10 6 (1.89%) Legal
10 6 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.26%) Digital Economy
12 4 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.63%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.63%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (25.24%) Analyst
2 57 (17.98%) Security Engineer
3 39 (12.30%) Developer
4 35 (11.04%) Agile Developer
4 35 (11.04%) C++ Developer
4 35 (11.04%) C++ Software Developer
4 35 (11.04%) C++ Software Engineer
4 35 (11.04%) Cybersecurity C++ Software Developer
4 35 (11.04%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 35 (11.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 35 (11.04%) Python Developer
4 35 (11.04%) Python Engineer
4 35 (11.04%) Python Software Engineer
4 35 (11.04%) Software Engineer
4 35 (11.04%) SQL Developer
4 35 (11.04%) Support Analyst
5 33 (10.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 28 (8.83%) IT Support
7 27 (8.52%) Support Engineer
8 25 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.89%) Middleware
1 6 (1.89%) X-Windows
2 5 (1.58%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.26%) CSS
3 4 (1.26%) CSS3
3 4 (1.26%) GraphQL
3 4 (1.26%) HTML
3 4 (1.26%) HTML5
3 4 (1.26%) React
3 4 (1.26%) REST
3 4 (1.26%) RESTful
3 4 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (0.95%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.32%) SAML
5 1 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.52%) NHS
2 25 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (6.31%) Clustering
4 18 (5.68%) Replication
5 12 (3.79%) Cyber Defence
5 12 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.47%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.52%) User Experience
9 7 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.89%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.58%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.58%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.95%) PMI
14 2 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 226 (71.29%) Windows
2 116 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 89 (28.08%) Windows 10
4 38 (11.99%) Windows Server 2019
5 32 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (8.83%) Linux
7 25 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (5.68%) Windows 7
10 10 (3.15%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.84%) Android
12 5 (1.58%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.26%) Debian
13 4 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.63%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.63%) Solaris
15 2 (0.63%) Unix
15 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (29.02%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (25.55%) ITIL
3 76 (23.97%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (17.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 50 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (11.36%) Analytics
7 35 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (11.04%) Pair Programming
7 35 (11.04%) Project Roadmap
7 35 (11.04%) Secure Coding
7 35 (11.04%) Software Engineering
7 35 (11.04%) Test Automation
8 30 (9.46%) Incident Management
9 29 (9.15%) SIEM
10 28 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (8.52%) Service Management
12 26 (8.20%) Information Security
13 22 (6.94%) Project Management
14 19 (5.99%) DevOps
15 18 (5.68%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.24%) SQL
2 40 (12.62%) PowerShell
3 37 (11.67%) Python
4 35 (11.04%) C++
5 6 (1.89%) C
6 4 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.26%) Ruby
7 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) Bash
8 1 (0.32%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (10.41%) Degree
3 16 (5.05%) MCP
4 14 (4.42%) MOS
5 12 (3.79%) MCSE
6 7 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.21%) MCDST
7 6 (1.89%) HP APS
8 5 (1.58%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.58%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.26%) CCNA
9 4 (1.26%) CCNP
9 4 (1.26%) CISSP
9 4 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.95%) CISM
10 3 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.95%) PMP
10 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.78%) SLA
2 21 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (5.36%) QA
4 9 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.89%) GDPR
6 4 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.63%) NIST
9 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.32%) NCSC
System Software
1 167 (52.68%) Active Directory
2 59 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (15.77%) Hyper-V
4 25 (7.89%) Docker
5 22 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.10%) vSphere
7 12 (3.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (3.47%) XenApp
9 8 (2.52%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.89%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.58%) NFS
11 5 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.32%) Snort
13 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (14.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 40 (12.62%) SCCM
3 25 (7.89%) Kubernetes
4 18 (5.68%) Backup Exec
5 14 (4.42%) WSUS
6 8 (2.52%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (2.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (2.21%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.89%) Pingdom
8 6 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.26%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) Ansible
11 2 (0.63%) CASB
11 2 (0.63%) EnCase
11 2 (0.63%) QRadar
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 200 (63.09%) Microsoft
2 88 (27.76%) VMware
3 84 (26.50%) Cisco
4 55 (17.35%) Veeam
5 47 (14.83%) Citrix
6 43 (13.56%) HP
7 28 (8.83%) Meraki
8 24 (7.57%) Dell
9 23 (7.26%) Palo Alto
10 22 (6.94%) ServiceNow
10 22 (6.94%) Splunk
11 18 (5.68%) CrowdStrike
12 17 (5.36%) SolarWinds
13 15 (4.73%) McAfee
14 14 (4.42%) EqualLogic
15 11 (3.47%) arcserve
15 11 (3.47%) Aruba
16 10 (3.15%) Symantec
17 9 (2.84%) NetApp
17 9 (2.84%) Sage