Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 803 551 897
Rank change year-on-year -252 +346 -47
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 242 141 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.75% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 197 123 154
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,850 £21,475
25th Percentile £26,750 £30,750 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £38,500 £33,750
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +14.07% -10.60%
75th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £74,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,824 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% -1.43% -

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 48,888 18,774 57,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 39.18% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32,510 15,001 44,493
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -218 232 £35,000 -9.09% 54
UK excluding London -143 187 £33,824 -1.96% 51
London -250 53 £37,500 -28.57% 5
Work from Home -230 52 £40,000 - 9
North of England -118 51 £31,000 -1.59% 21
South East -131 45 £45,000 +51.26% 9
North West -80 38 £31,000 -1.59% 16
East of England -101 34 £32,500 -2.99% 8
Midlands -113 27 £30,000 -42.42% 9
South West -86 21 £26,000 -42.22% 2
East Midlands -57 13 £42,000 +17.89% 2
West Midlands -100 13 £25,000 -60.00% 7
Yorkshire -105 11 £35,324 +2.39% 5
Wales - 8 £30,000 - 1
North East - 2 £28,750 -
Scotland -89 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 197 (81.40%) Windows
2 182 (75.21%) Active Directory
3 176 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 171 (70.66%) Microsoft 365
5 154 (63.64%) Azure
6 124 (51.24%) Windows Server
7 120 (49.59%) Firewall
8 105 (43.39%) VMware
9 99 (40.91%) Cisco
10 89 (36.78%) Windows 10
11 81 (33.47%) Social Skills
12 79 (32.64%) Hyper-V
13 76 (31.40%) SharePoint
14 71 (29.34%) Mimecast
15 70 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 70 (28.93%) DHCP
16 69 (28.51%) VPN
17 68 (28.10%) DNS
18 63 (26.03%) MS Exchange
18 63 (26.03%) ITIL
19 62 (25.62%) Windows Server 2012
20 55 (22.73%) Windows Server 2019
21 54 (22.31%) SQL Server
22 49 (20.25%) Citrix
22 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Intune
22 49 (20.25%) PowerShell
23 47 (19.42%) TCP/IP
24 46 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
25 44 (18.18%) Veeam

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 76 (31.40%) SharePoint
2 63 (26.03%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.85%) IIS
4 17 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.20%) Confluence
6 12 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.55%) CMS
7 11 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (4.55%) Umbraco
7 11 (4.55%) WordPress
8 9 (3.72%) Skype for Business
9 8 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.65%) JBoss
11 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.24%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (5.79%) Sage 200
2 7 (2.89%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.41%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 171 (70.66%) Microsoft 365
2 154 (63.64%) Azure
3 71 (29.34%) Mimecast
4 29 (11.98%) IaaS
5 27 (11.16%) SaaS
6 23 (9.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (9.09%) OneDrive
8 15 (6.20%) AWS
8 15 (6.20%) PaaS
9 9 (3.72%) Azure Sentinel
9 9 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.24%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.83%) Slack
13 1 (0.41%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.41%) GCP
13 1 (0.41%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 120 (49.59%) Firewall
2 70 (28.93%) DHCP
3 69 (28.51%) VPN
4 68 (28.10%) DNS
5 47 (19.42%) TCP/IP
6 43 (17.77%) LAN
7 41 (16.94%) SAN
8 40 (16.53%) WAN
9 38 (15.70%) VLAN
10 37 (15.29%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (13.22%) VoIP
12 22 (9.09%) Network Security
12 22 (9.09%) Wireless
13 20 (8.26%) Remote Desktop
14 19 (7.85%) MPLS
15 17 (7.02%) Internet
15 17 (7.02%) IPsec
16 15 (6.20%) iSCSI
17 12 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (4.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.41%) MySQL
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (6.20%) JIRA
2 11 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (33.47%) Social Skills
2 16 (6.61%) Finance
2 16 (6.61%) Organisational Skills
3 11 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.55%) Law
3 11 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (4.13%) Presentation Skills
4 10 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.31%) Advertising
6 6 (2.48%) Legal
7 5 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (2.07%) Games
7 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.65%) Banking
8 4 (1.65%) Digital Economy
9 3 (1.24%) Retail
9 3 (1.24%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (22.31%) Analyst
2 31 (12.81%) Support Analyst
3 29 (11.98%) IT Support
4 28 (11.57%) Support Engineer
5 26 (10.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (8.26%) Network Engineer
7 19 (7.85%) Administrator
7 19 (7.85%) Service Analyst
8 18 (7.44%) IT Analyst
8 18 (7.44%) IT Manager
9 17 (7.02%) IT Engineer
9 17 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (5.79%) IT Support Analyst
12 13 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.37%) Team Leader
13 11 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.07%) JSON
2 4 (1.65%) Middleware
3 2 (0.83%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.41%) SAML
4 1 (0.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.33%) Driving Licence
2 22 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (6.20%) Replication
4 14 (5.79%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.37%) User Experience
6 12 (4.96%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (4.55%) Clustering
8 8 (3.31%) Smartphone
9 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.07%) CESG
10 5 (2.07%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.65%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.24%) FlexPod
12 3 (1.24%) PMI
13 2 (0.83%) CCTV
13 2 (0.83%) iPad
13 2 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 197 (81.40%) Windows
2 124 (51.24%) Windows Server
3 89 (36.78%) Windows 10
4 62 (25.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (22.73%) Windows Server 2019
6 39 (16.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (16.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (10.74%) Windows 7
8 21 (8.68%) Linux
9 17 (7.02%) Apple iOS
10 16 (6.61%) Android
11 11 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.89%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.07%) Debian
14 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.24%) Unix
15 2 (0.83%) Solaris
16 1 (0.41%) AIX
16 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.03%) ITIL
2 46 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (12.81%) Project Management
4 26 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (9.92%) DevOps
6 20 (8.26%) Incident Management
7 19 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (7.44%) Service Delivery
9 17 (7.02%) Change Management
9 17 (7.02%) SIEM
9 17 (7.02%) Workflow
10 16 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (6.61%) Migration
11 15 (6.20%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (5.37%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.37%) IT Strategy
12 13 (5.37%) ITSM
12 13 (5.37%) Service Management
12 13 (5.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.25%) PowerShell
2 24 (9.92%) SQL
3 5 (2.07%) VB
3 5 (2.07%) VBScript
4 3 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (7.85%) Degree
3 19 (7.85%) MCP
4 14 (5.79%) MOS
5 11 (4.55%) MCSE
6 10 (4.13%) CCNA
6 10 (4.13%) MCSA
6 10 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.31%) CCNP
8 8 (3.31%) JNCIA
8 8 (3.31%) JNCIS
8 8 (3.31%) MCDST
9 6 (2.48%) A+ Certification
9 6 (2.48%) CISSP
9 6 (2.48%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.07%) CLAS
10 5 (2.07%) CREST Certified
10 5 (2.07%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.74%) SLA
2 18 (7.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.55%) GDPR
3 11 (4.55%) QA
4 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (75.21%) Active Directory
2 79 (32.64%) Hyper-V
3 70 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (11.57%) vSphere
5 16 (6.61%) XenApp
5 16 (6.61%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.48%) NFS
9 4 (1.65%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 37 (15.29%) SCCM
3 22 (9.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 13 (5.37%) Backup Exec
4 13 (5.37%) WSUS
5 7 (2.89%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.89%) Pingdom
5 7 (2.89%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (2.48%) Ansible
6 6 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (2.48%) QRadar
7 5 (2.07%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.65%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.83%) CASB
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 176 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 105 (43.39%) VMware
3 99 (40.91%) Cisco
4 49 (20.25%) Citrix
5 44 (18.18%) Veeam
6 34 (14.05%) HP
7 30 (12.40%) Dell
8 25 (10.33%) Meraki
8 25 (10.33%) ServiceNow
9 24 (9.92%) Palo Alto
10 22 (9.09%) NetApp
11 20 (8.26%) SolarWinds
12 15 (6.20%) Sage
12 15 (6.20%) SonicWALL
13 14 (5.79%) Splunk
14 12 (4.96%) Apple
15 11 (4.55%) Sitecore
16 10 (4.13%) CheckPoint
16 10 (4.13%) Juniper
17 9 (3.72%) SAP