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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 7 August 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 > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 766 600 299
Rank change year-on-year -166 -301 +65
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 102 58 5
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.13% 0.14% 0.057%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.39% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 95 43 5
10th Percentile £25,750 £21,800 -
25th Percentile £27,500 £29,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,545 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.14% - -8.57%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £39,545 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.14% +2.56% +11.43%

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 WFH option and a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 28,947 14,984 3,329
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.52% 36.80% 37.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16,063 11,279 2,754
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Sophos
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Sophos trend for jobs with a WFH option

Sophos
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Sophos.

Sophos salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Sophos
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Sophos over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Sophos salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, Sophos job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Sophos.

1 88 (86.27%) Windows
2 60 (58.82%) Azure
3 57 (55.88%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (55.88%) Windows Server
4 55 (53.92%) Microsoft
5 50 (49.02%) Active Directory
6 41 (40.20%) Firewall
7 36 (35.29%) ITIL
8 35 (34.31%) VMware
9 33 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (30.39%) Veeam
10 31 (30.39%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (29.41%) PowerShell
11 30 (29.41%) Social Skills
12 27 (26.47%) Backup Exec
13 26 (25.49%) SCCM
14 25 (24.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (23.53%) VPN
15 24 (23.53%) Mimecast
16 23 (22.55%) MS Exchange
16 23 (22.55%) Agile
17 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
18 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (20.59%) Linux
18 21 (20.59%) Cisco
19 20 (19.61%) SharePoint
19 20 (19.61%) DHCP
19 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (19.61%) Incident Management
20 19 (18.63%) SolarWinds

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 23 (22.55%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.61%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.90%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.96%) Confluence
7 1 (0.98%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.98%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 60 (58.82%) Azure
2 57 (55.88%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (23.53%) Mimecast
4 13 (12.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (9.80%) Azure Sentinel
6 9 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (8.82%) IaaS
7 7 (6.86%) SaaS
8 6 (5.88%) AWS
9 4 (3.92%) Rubrik
10 3 (2.94%) PaaS
11 1 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.98%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (40.20%) Firewall
2 24 (23.53%) VPN
3 20 (19.61%) DHCP
4 19 (18.63%) DNS
5 10 (9.80%) LAN
5 10 (9.80%) WAN
6 8 (7.84%) SAN
6 8 (7.84%) VoIP
7 7 (6.86%) Internet
8 5 (4.90%) WLAN
9 4 (3.92%) VLAN
10 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.96%) NAS
11 2 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.96%) Wireless
12 1 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.98%) Network Security
12 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) JIRA
2 4 (3.92%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) GitLab
4 1 (0.98%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.80%) Finance
4 9 (8.82%) Retail
5 7 (6.86%) Advertising
5 7 (6.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (5.88%) Banking
6 6 (5.88%) Retail Finance
7 4 (3.92%) Legal
7 4 (3.92%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.96%) Law
9 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 29 (28.43%) Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Support Analyst
4 17 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 13 (12.75%) Developer
7 12 (11.76%) Agile Developer
7 12 (11.76%) C++ Developer
7 12 (11.76%) C++ Software Developer
7 12 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Cybersecurity C++ Software Developer
7 12 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Network Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Python Developer
7 12 (11.76%) Python Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Python Software Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Software Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) SQL Developer
8 11 (10.78%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
2 1 (0.98%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Clustering
2 6 (5.88%) Replication
3 4 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.92%) e-Learning
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (86.27%) Windows
2 57 (55.88%) Windows Server
3 21 (20.59%) Linux
4 19 (18.63%) Windows 10
4 19 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.92%) Kali Linux
8 4 (3.92%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.98%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.98%) CentOS
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.29%) ITIL
2 31 (30.39%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (24.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (22.55%) Agile
5 20 (19.61%) Incident Management
6 19 (18.63%) Patch Management
7 18 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
8 17 (16.67%) Web Filtering
9 16 (15.69%) Antivirus Management
9 16 (15.69%) Test Automation
10 13 (12.75%) Change Management
10 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.75%) Network Management
10 13 (12.75%) SIEM
11 12 (11.76%) Analytics
11 12 (11.76%) Pair Programming
11 12 (11.76%) Project Roadmap
11 12 (11.76%) Secure Coding
11 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 17 (16.67%) Python
4 12 (11.76%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) C#
5 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 12 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.88%) CISSP
4 5 (4.90%) A+ Certification
4 5 (4.90%) CCNA
4 5 (4.90%) SSCP
5 3 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (1.96%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) CCNP
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.98%) GCIH
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) MCP
7 1 (0.98%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) SLA
2 11 (10.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (8.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (4.90%) NIST
6 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
7 3 (2.94%) QA
8 1 (0.98%) NCSC
System Software
1 50 (49.02%) Active Directory
2 33 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.84%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.86%) vSphere
7 4 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.96%) Docker
8 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.98%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.98%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 27 (26.47%) Backup Exec
2 26 (25.49%) SCCM
3 17 (16.67%) WSUS
4 12 (11.76%) N-central
5 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (5.88%) Pingdom
6 6 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (5.88%) vCenter Server
7 5 (4.90%) Nessus
8 4 (3.92%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (2.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (2.94%) AirWatch
9 3 (2.94%) Terraform
10 2 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.96%) Nagios
11 1 (0.98%) Ansible
11 1 (0.98%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.98%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 55 (53.92%) Microsoft
2 35 (34.31%) VMware
3 31 (30.39%) Veeam
4 21 (20.59%) Cisco
5 19 (18.63%) SolarWinds
6 18 (17.65%) Google
7 15 (14.71%) Acronis
7 15 (14.71%) ESET
8 12 (11.76%) HP
8 12 (11.76%) Kaspersky
9 11 (10.78%) Meraki
10 10 (9.80%) Palo Alto
11 9 (8.82%) Splunk
12 8 (7.84%) CrowdStrike
13 7 (6.86%) McAfee
14 6 (5.88%) AppDynamics
14 6 (5.88%) Carbon Black
14 6 (5.88%) Dynatrace
14 6 (5.88%) Rapid7
15 5 (4.90%) Extreme Networks