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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank - 191 199
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 0 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.81% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 21 4
Average salary - £32,500 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £28,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
2624 2721 2851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.84% 49.64% 53.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1879 1920 2218
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (50.00%) Apple
3 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) VPN
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) Sage
5 5 (35.71%) Broadband
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) CCSA
5 5 (35.71%) SSH
5 5 (35.71%) Back Office
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Synopsys
5 5 (35.71%) Office 365
5 5 (35.71%) PuTTY
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Symantec

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) VPN
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Broadband
3 5 (35.71%) SSH
3 5 (35.71%) PuTTY
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
5 2 (14.29%) Junos
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (35.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Server Support
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Server Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Server Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Server Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCSE
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCSA
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) MCSA
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) MCDST
4 2 (14.29%) CHFI
4 2 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 2 (14.29%) HIPAA
1 2 (14.29%) FISMA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Snort
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (14.29%) Nessus
2 2 (14.29%) Nmap
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) ZENworks
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Apple
3 6 (42.86%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Sage
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Synopsys
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) Symantec
7 2 (14.29%) Splunk
7 2 (14.29%) Imperva
8 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
8 1 (7.14%) WatchGuard
8 1 (7.14%) Veeam
8 1 (7.14%) Novell
8 1 (7.14%) Dell