Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 596 896 866
Rank change year-on-year +300 -30 +151
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 178 194 343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.32% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 132 146 270
Median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £24,090
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +7.69%

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 27,628 61,063 75,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.08% 42.37% 43.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21,132 46,923 58,114
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +4.76%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +287 171 £38,250 +9.29% 17
UK excluding London +261 111 £35,000 -4.11% 11
London +210 65 £52,500 +50.00% 6
East of England +111 36 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Midlands +127 29 £37,250 +39.25% 1
West Midlands +106 27 £39,000 +50.00% 1
North of England +148 22 £33,000 -12.00% 3
South East +160 18 £36,750 +5.00% 1
North West +125 12 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Yorkshire +117 10 £34,500 +46.81% 1
Scotland +88 5 £60,000 +33.33%
Work from Home +68 3 £42,500 +30.77% 2
East Midlands +79 2 £34,500 -26.60%
Wales +31 1 £20,500 -21.15%

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 143 (80.34%) Windows
2 125 (70.22%) Firewall
3 116 (65.17%) Office 365
4 113 (63.48%) Microsoft
5 110 (61.80%) Windows Server
6 108 (60.67%) Azure
7 101 (56.74%) VMware
8 86 (48.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 82 (46.07%) Cisco
10 76 (42.70%) VPN
11 75 (42.13%) Active Directory
12 62 (34.83%) PowerShell
13 61 (34.27%) Hyper-V
13 61 (34.27%) Problem-Solving
14 52 (29.21%) Citrix
15 48 (26.97%) MS Exchange
16 47 (26.40%) LAN
17 44 (24.72%) WAN
17 44 (24.72%) Management Information System
18 42 (23.60%) Change Management
19 40 (22.47%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (22.47%) HP
20 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 39 (21.91%) Windows 10
20 39 (21.91%) Veeam
21 38 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2013
22 37 (20.79%) Mimecast
22 37 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
22 37 (20.79%) Backup Exec
23 36 (20.22%) Infrastructure Management

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 48 (26.97%) MS Exchange
2 38 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (6.18%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 116 (65.17%) Office 365
2 108 (60.67%) Azure
3 37 (20.79%) Mimecast
4 28 (15.73%) AWS
5 11 (6.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.81%) IaaS
7 3 (1.69%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 2 (1.12%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 125 (70.22%) Firewall
2 76 (42.70%) VPN
3 47 (26.40%) LAN
4 44 (24.72%) WAN
5 40 (22.47%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (17.98%) Internet
7 31 (17.42%) VoIP
8 28 (15.73%) Network Security
9 24 (13.48%) iSCSI
9 24 (13.48%) Wireless
10 21 (11.80%) NetScaler
11 20 (11.24%) DNS
12 19 (10.67%) DHCP
12 19 (10.67%) MPLS
13 16 (8.99%) SAN
13 16 (8.99%) Skype
14 14 (7.87%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (6.74%) VLAN
17 11 (6.18%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (5.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
1 2 (1.12%) Maven
1 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (9.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.18%) Finance
3 3 (1.69%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.12%) Electronics
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
4 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) German Language
5 1 (0.56%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (32.02%) Analyst
2 37 (20.79%) Network Engineer
3 28 (15.73%) Support Analyst
4 27 (15.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 24 (13.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 24 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (13.48%) Security Engineer
6 22 (12.36%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 15 (8.43%) Security Analyst
7 15 (8.43%) Support Engineer
8 14 (7.87%) Administrator
8 14 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
9 13 (7.30%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 13 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (6.18%) Field Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Network Field Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) IT Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) Technical Engineer
12 9 (5.06%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) LDAP
1 2 (1.12%) YAML
2 1 (0.56%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.72%) Management Information System
2 23 (12.92%) Enterprise Storage
3 19 (10.67%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (10.11%) Driving Licence
5 10 (5.62%) CMDB
5 10 (5.62%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (5.62%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.62%) Thin Client
6 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.93%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.37%) Replication
9 4 (2.25%) iPhone
10 3 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.69%) iPad
10 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.12%) Blog
11 2 (1.12%) User Experience
12 1 (0.56%) Clustering
12 1 (0.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 143 (80.34%) Windows
2 110 (61.80%) Windows Server
3 39 (21.91%) Windows 10
4 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (15.73%) Windows 7
7 21 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.37%) Android
8 6 (3.37%) Linux
9 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.12%) CentOS
10 2 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.12%) Debian
10 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.56%) Solaris
11 1 (0.56%) Unix
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.27%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (23.60%) Change Management
3 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (20.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 35 (19.66%) Information Security
6 34 (19.10%) Problem Management
7 33 (18.54%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (16.85%) Patch Management
9 28 (15.73%) Server Management
10 24 (13.48%) Line Management
11 23 (12.92%) Process Improvement
11 23 (12.92%) Project Management
12 22 (12.36%) ISMS
13 21 (11.80%) Commercial Awareness
14 17 (9.55%) Decision-Making
14 17 (9.55%) Strategic Planning
15 15 (8.43%) ITIL
16 14 (7.87%) Service Delivery
17 13 (7.30%) Security Management
17 13 (7.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.83%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.67%) SQL
3 2 (1.12%) C
3 2 (1.12%) Python
3 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (18.54%) CCNA
3 12 (6.74%) CISSP
3 12 (6.74%) JNCIA
4 10 (5.62%) Degree
4 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.06%) CCNP
5 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.37%) JNCIS
7 6 (3.37%) MCSE
8 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.69%) GCIH
8 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.56%) CCENT
9 1 (0.56%) CCIE
9 1 (0.56%) HND
9 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (14.04%) SLA
3 23 (12.92%) BS25999
3 23 (12.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 15 (8.43%) QA
5 9 (5.06%) GDPR
5 9 (5.06%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.69%) NCSC
6 3 (1.69%) NIST
System Software
1 86 (48.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (42.13%) Active Directory
3 61 (34.27%) Hyper-V
4 36 (20.22%) XenApp
5 35 (19.66%) XenDesktop
6 27 (15.17%) BitLocker
7 23 (12.92%) NFS
8 15 (8.43%) vSphere
9 12 (6.74%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (3.93%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.81%) KVM
12 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (20.79%) Backup Exec
2 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (10.11%) WSUS
4 12 (6.74%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (5.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.93%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.93%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (3.37%) SCCM
8 5 (2.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.25%) Cisco CME
9 4 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.25%) Nessus
10 2 (1.12%) Puppet
10 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.56%) Malwarebytes
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 113 (63.48%) Microsoft
2 101 (56.74%) VMware
3 82 (46.07%) Cisco
4 52 (29.21%) Citrix
5 40 (22.47%) HP
6 39 (21.91%) Veeam
7 33 (18.54%) Juniper
8 21 (11.80%) Palo Alto
9 19 (10.67%) SolarWinds
10 18 (10.11%) McAfee
10 18 (10.11%) Symantec
11 16 (8.99%) NetApp
12 12 (6.74%) CommVault
12 12 (6.74%) Dell
12 12 (6.74%) Fortinet
13 10 (5.62%) EqualLogic
14 9 (5.06%) CheckPoint
14 9 (5.06%) WatchGuard
14 9 (5.06%) Zscaler
15 7 (3.93%) Apple