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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 216 209 214
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 10 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 8
Average salary £32,500 £19,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.05% -55.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £19,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £19,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-24.28% -7.89%
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
3040 2925 2805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.39% 51.83% 49.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2087 2165 2340
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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 -2 4 - - 1
Slough - 4 £36,500 -
Reading +2 2 £32,500 +71.05%
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) Nessus
2 16 (57.14%) Snort
2 16 (57.14%) Nmap
2 16 (57.14%) Metasploit
2 16 (57.14%) Imperva
2 16 (57.14%) tcpdump
3 15 (53.57%) Firewall
4 12 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 12 (42.86%) SIEM
5 10 (35.71%) PCI DSS
5 10 (35.71%) HIPAA
6 9 (32.14%) CentOS
6 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
6 9 (32.14%) Python
6 9 (32.14%) Perl
6 9 (32.14%) PHP
6 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
6 9 (32.14%) Ruby
6 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
7 8 (28.57%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.00%) CISSP
8 7 (25.00%) CEH
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (7.14%) Lync
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) tcpdump
2 15 (53.57%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) HTTP
3 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) IT Support
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) CentOS
3 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 12 (42.86%) SIEM
2 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 4 (14.29%) Release Management
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Web Development
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
1 9 (32.14%) Python
1 9 (32.14%) Perl
1 9 (32.14%) PHP
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
1 9 (32.14%) Ruby
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) CISSP
1 7 (25.00%) CEH
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) OSCP
1 7 (25.00%) OSCE
2 5 (17.86%) CCNA
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) PCI DSS
1 10 (35.71%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Snort
1 16 (57.14%) Nmap
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) Nessus
2 5 (17.86%) SCCM
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) WSUS
5 2 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Imperva
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) Splunk
5 6 (21.43%) Juniper
5 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 6 (21.43%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) McAfee
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
7 3 (10.71%) Remedy
8 2 (7.14%) Fujitsu
8 2 (7.14%) Intel
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 3 days ago