The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 131 128 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.088% 0.047% 0.057%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.085% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £26,250 £21,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.33%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -7.89%
Sophos
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1258 1182 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 55.18% 55.03% 55.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1046 1074 767
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Sophos
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Birmingham

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Kaseya
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) AVG
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) L2TP
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Technician
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 2 (100.00%) Kaseya
1 2 (100.00%) AVG
2 1 (50.00%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec