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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 211 217 221
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 6 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 12
Average salary £41,250 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,750 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,700 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +14.03%
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
2532 2766 2859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.09% 50.32% 49.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2063 2016 2058
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
Reading +26 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Wokingham - 2 £27,500 -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) Cacti
5 8 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 8 (50.00%) Firewall
6 7 (43.75%) Wireless
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (43.75%) CCNA
6 7 (43.75%) LAN
6 7 (43.75%) WAN
6 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
6 7 (43.75%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (43.75%) Fortinet
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) DNS
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL
8 5 (31.25%) MCSD
8 5 (31.25%) MCSE
8 5 (31.25%) MCSA
8 5 (31.25%) SLA
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (31.25%) Coaching
8 5 (31.25%) Data Centre

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) IIS
3 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (12.50%) Apache
5 2 (12.50%) JBoss
5 2 (12.50%) nginx
5 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) Wireless
4 6 (37.50%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) DHCP
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
7 2 (12.50%) HTTP
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless Security
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) NAS
8 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Presales Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) LAMP
1 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.25%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Debian
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (31.25%) Coaching
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Threat Detection
4 1 (6.25%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNA
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCSA
2 5 (31.25%) MCSD
2 5 (31.25%) MCSE
2 5 (31.25%) MCTS
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MOS
3 1 (6.25%) CEH
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
4 2 (12.50%) qmail
4 2 (12.50%) Squid
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Cacti
2 4 (25.00%) WSUS
3 2 (12.50%) collectd
3 2 (12.50%) Ganglia
3 2 (12.50%) Graphite
3 2 (12.50%) logstash
3 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Fortinet
3 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) Intel
5 3 (18.75%) Veeam
6 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Splunk
7 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) NetIQ
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec