Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 789 774
Rank change year-on-year -39 -15 +165
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 314 438 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.55% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 217 256 247
UK median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £38,640
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -9.42% +3.73%
10th Percentile £24,950 £23,875 £23,400
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +23.31% -5.00% -12.50%

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 67,907 79,899 81,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 44.48% 43.91%
Number of salaries quoted 52,281 61,860 65,693
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 -25 304 £42,500 +21.43% 33
UK excluding London -38 209 £41,000 +23.31% 27
London +30 97 £47,500 +17.28% 7
East of England +88 93 £47,500 +35.71% 7
South East -106 56 £60,000 +84.62% 7
North of England +32 27 £35,000 +12.00% 5
Midlands +28 27 £32,000 -11.11% 3
North West +30 16 £45,000 +28.57% 4
West Midlands +36 15 £30,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +25 12 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Yorkshire +11 9 £25,000 -5.66% 1
South West +13 6 £34,736 +8.55% 4
North East +1 2 £25,000 -28.57%
Scotland -12 2 £37,000 -1.33%

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 262 (83.44%) Windows
2 208 (66.24%) Microsoft
3 163 (51.91%) Office 365
4 158 (50.32%) Active Directory
5 149 (47.45%) Windows Server
6 117 (37.26%) VMware
7 102 (32.48%) Firewall
8 100 (31.85%) Symantec
9 95 (30.25%) MS Exchange
10 90 (28.66%) DNS
10 90 (28.66%) Cisco
11 87 (27.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 83 (26.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 80 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 80 (25.48%) Mimecast
14 77 (24.52%) CISSP
15 71 (22.61%) Hyper-V
16 69 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
17 66 (21.02%) SQL Server
18 65 (20.70%) Microsoft Office
18 65 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
19 64 (20.38%) Linux
20 62 (19.75%) ITIL
21 60 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
22 59 (18.79%) GIAC
23 57 (18.15%) SIEM
24 55 (17.52%) Unix
24 55 (17.52%) DHCP
24 55 (17.52%) CompTIA Security+
25 53 (16.88%) SANS

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 95 (30.25%) MS Exchange
2 44 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (9.87%) Skype for Business
4 26 (8.28%) SharePoint
5 24 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (5.10%) IIS
7 14 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.18%) Apache
8 10 (3.18%) OpenStack
9 8 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.27%) Site Server
12 3 (0.96%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.96%) CMS
12 3 (0.96%) Confluence
12 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.96%) Kentico
12 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.64%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.64%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 65 (20.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.32%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 163 (51.91%) Office 365
2 83 (26.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (25.48%) Mimecast
4 48 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.59%) IaaS
7 4 (1.27%) OpenDNS
8 3 (0.96%) Dropbox
8 3 (0.96%) G Suite
8 3 (0.96%) Slack
9 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.32%) PaaS
10 1 (0.32%) SaaS
10 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 102 (32.48%) Firewall
2 90 (28.66%) DNS
3 55 (17.52%) DHCP
4 44 (14.01%) VPN
5 30 (9.55%) WAN
6 28 (8.92%) Wireless
7 25 (7.96%) LAN
7 25 (7.96%) SAN
8 24 (7.64%) VLAN
9 23 (7.32%) Network Security
10 22 (7.01%) IPsec
11 21 (6.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 21 (6.69%) Skype
12 20 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (6.37%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (5.73%) Internet
14 17 (5.41%) TCP/IP
14 17 (5.41%) VoIP
15 14 (4.46%) NAS
16 11 (3.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (2.55%) MySQL
5 6 (1.91%) Couchbase
5 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.96%) Big Data
7 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.64%) MS Access
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.87%) JIRA
2 6 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.59%) Subversion
4 3 (0.96%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.32%) Ant
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (10.19%) Retail
2 26 (8.28%) Finance
3 17 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.46%) Marketing
5 6 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.27%) Electronics
7 3 (0.96%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Back Office
8 2 (0.64%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (17.83%) Security Engineer
2 50 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (13.69%) Analyst
4 38 (12.10%) Support Engineer
5 31 (9.87%) Security Manager
6 30 (9.55%) IT Engineer
7 28 (8.92%) Engineering Manager
8 27 (8.60%) IT Support
9 19 (6.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (5.41%) Administrator
11 16 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
11 16 (5.10%) Desktop Support
11 16 (5.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.46%) Consultant
13 14 (4.46%) Security Analyst
13 14 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (4.14%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.23%) LDAP
2 5 (1.59%) MAPI
3 3 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.64%) SAML
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.32%) Java EE
5 1 (0.32%) LINQ
5 1 (0.32%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.32%) React
5 1 (0.32%) WPF
5 1 (0.32%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.46%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.28%) PKI
3 23 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.05%) Driving Licence
5 17 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (5.10%) Replication
7 11 (3.50%) Public Cloud
7 11 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.55%) iPad
9 8 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.91%) NHS
11 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.59%) YubiKey
12 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.64%) FMCG
13 2 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 262 (83.44%) Windows
2 149 (47.45%) Windows Server
3 69 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (20.38%) Linux
5 60 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (17.52%) Unix
7 50 (15.92%) Windows 7
8 39 (12.42%) Windows 10
9 21 (6.69%) Apple iOS
10 12 (3.82%) Solaris
10 12 (3.82%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.87%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.87%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.55%) Android
14 6 (1.91%) CentOS
14 6 (1.91%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.59%) VMS
16 4 (1.27%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (27.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (19.75%) ITIL
4 57 (18.15%) SIEM
5 53 (16.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (11.15%) Information Security
7 34 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (10.83%) Security Operations
8 30 (9.55%) Patch Management
9 29 (9.24%) Security Architecture
10 27 (8.60%) Data Loss Prevention
10 27 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (8.60%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (8.28%) Kalman Filter
12 25 (7.96%) Use Case
13 20 (6.37%) Due Diligence
14 19 (6.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 18 (5.73%) Identity Access Management
15 18 (5.73%) Proactive Monitoring
15 18 (5.73%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.24%) PowerShell
2 50 (15.92%) SQL
3 12 (3.82%) VBScript
4 11 (3.50%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.18%) Python
6 5 (1.59%) Perl
7 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.64%) C#
8 2 (0.64%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.32%) C
9 1 (0.32%) Java
9 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 77 (24.52%) CISSP
2 59 (18.79%) GIAC
3 55 (17.52%) CompTIA Security+
4 53 (16.88%) SANS
5 51 (16.24%) CISM
6 49 (15.61%) SSCP
7 40 (12.74%) CISA
8 37 (11.78%) CSSLP
9 34 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (8.92%) CCNA
12 22 (7.01%) MCSE
13 14 (4.46%) MCP
14 13 (4.14%) CEH
14 13 (4.14%) Degree
15 10 (3.18%) MCSA
16 8 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (2.23%) CCNP
18 6 (1.91%) CISMP
19 5 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.28%) SLA
2 24 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.78%) GDPR
4 12 (3.82%) FISMA
5 10 (3.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.91%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.96%) GPG13
8 2 (0.64%) COBIT
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 158 (50.32%) Active Directory
2 80 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (22.61%) Hyper-V
4 27 (8.60%) vSphere
5 16 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.46%) XenApp
7 8 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.23%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.23%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.59%) KVM
9 5 (1.59%) Snort
9 5 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.59%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.27%) NFS
11 3 (0.96%) HDFS
12 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.64%) pfSense
12 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.64%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (15.92%) SCCM
2 44 (14.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (6.69%) WSUS
4 18 (5.73%) CASB
4 18 (5.73%) SCOM
5 16 (5.10%) Backup Exec
6 15 (4.78%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (3.82%) SCSM
7 12 (3.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (3.18%) AirWatch
9 9 (2.87%) FortiGate
9 9 (2.87%) Nessus
10 8 (2.55%) MaaS360
10 8 (2.55%) Nagios
10 8 (2.55%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.59%) Cacti
11 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.59%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.59%) QRadar
11 5 (1.59%) Suricata
Vendors
1 208 (66.24%) Microsoft
2 117 (37.26%) VMware
3 100 (31.85%) Symantec
4 90 (28.66%) Cisco
5 50 (15.92%) McAfee
6 38 (12.10%) HP
7 36 (11.46%) Juniper
8 35 (11.15%) Citrix
9 32 (10.19%) Forcepoint
10 30 (9.55%) CheckPoint
11 29 (9.24%) Apple
12 28 (8.92%) Dell
13 27 (8.60%) SolarWinds
14 24 (7.64%) Veeam
15 18 (5.73%) Palo Alto
15 18 (5.73%) WatchGuard
16 17 (5.41%) CommVault
17 16 (5.10%) Fortinet
17 16 (5.10%) Kaspersky
18 15 (4.78%) Trend Micro