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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 212 205 190
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 10 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.27% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.54% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 1
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £28,500 £27,750
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +2.70%
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
2707 2797 3063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.33% 49.67% 58.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1988 2021 2349
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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
Newbury - 6 £44,000 -
Reading -12 2 £45,000 +3.44%
Bracknell - 2 £36,250 -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
4 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
4 13 (41.94%) Firewall
5 12 (38.71%) HP
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (35.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (35.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (35.48%) McAfee
6 11 (35.48%) Release Management
6 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
6 11 (35.48%) DV Cleared
6 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
6 11 (35.48%) Software Deployment
6 11 (35.48%) Software Distribution
6 11 (35.48%) Software Delivery
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco
8 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (25.81%) MCSE
8 8 (25.81%) Apple
9 7 (22.58%) ITIL
10 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
10 6 (19.35%) LAN
10 6 (19.35%) CCNA
10 6 (19.35%) WAN
10 6 (19.35%) VPN
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) SLA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 6 (19.35%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) LAN
2 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 6 (19.35%) VPN
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) Broadband
3 5 (16.13%) PuTTY
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) SSH
4 4 (12.90%) Network Security
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) tcpdump
6 2 (6.45%) Junos
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) 2nd Line Support
1 11 (35.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Server Support
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Server Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Server Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Server Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Release Management
1 11 (35.48%) Software Deployment
1 11 (35.48%) Software Distribution
1 11 (35.48%) Software Delivery
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.23%) Network Design
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) DV Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) MCSE
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (19.35%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) CCSA
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 3 (9.68%) MCP
5 3 (9.68%) MCDST
5 3 (9.68%) CCDA
5 3 (9.68%) MCSA
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.45%) CISM
6 2 (6.45%) CCIE
6 2 (6.45%) CISSP
6 2 (6.45%) CHFI
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) HIPAA
2 2 (6.45%) FISMA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) Snort
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 11 (35.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) SCOM
3 4 (12.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (6.45%) Nessus
5 2 (6.45%) Nmap
6 1 (3.23%) WSUS
6 1 (3.23%) Nagios
6 1 (3.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) HP
3 11 (35.48%) McAfee
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco
5 8 (25.81%) Apple
6 6 (19.35%) VMware
6 6 (19.35%) Fujitsu
7 5 (16.13%) Synopsys
7 5 (16.13%) Sage
7 5 (16.13%) Juniper
8 4 (12.90%) Symantec
9 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
10 2 (6.45%) Imperva
10 2 (6.45%) Splunk
11 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
11 1 (3.23%) Veeam
11 1 (3.23%) Novell
11 1 (3.23%) Dell