The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 211 207 203
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 2 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.079% 0.50% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 3
Average salary £47,250 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £28,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £30,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £28,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+44.64% -25.33%
Sophos
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2543 2818 2849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.84% 50.10% 51.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1838 1936 2157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Sophos
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the Berkshire region.

Sophos Salary Trend in Berkshire

Sophos
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +17 2 £47,250 -
Maidenhead +14 2 £47,250 +101.06%
Reading -1 2 £47,250 +45.38%
Slough -15 2 £47,250 +29.45%
Newbury - 2 £47,250 -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 8 (66.67%) DNS
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) Broadband
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (41.67%) MCSE
4 5 (41.67%) Back Office
4 5 (41.67%) Apple
4 5 (41.67%) Sage
4 5 (41.67%) CCSA
4 5 (41.67%) SSH
4 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) Synopsys
4 5 (41.67%) Office 365
4 5 (41.67%) PuTTY
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Nagios
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) LDAP
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) Lync
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) Broadband
4 5 (41.67%) SSH
4 5 (41.67%) PuTTY
5 2 (16.67%) Junos
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) LDAP
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 5 (41.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Server Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Server Support
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Server Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Server Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) SUSE
3 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (41.67%) CCSA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (16.67%) ZABBIX
2 2 (16.67%) logstash
3 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Apple
3 5 (41.67%) Sage
3 5 (41.67%) Synopsys
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Intel
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) Websense
6 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
6 1 (8.33%) Veeam
6 1 (8.33%) Novell
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec