The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 120 115 136
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% 0.058% 0.087%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £16,000 £32,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
782 790 1154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.35% 46.09% 50.37%
Number of salaries quoted 611 657 1031
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sophos
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Cheshire

Sophos
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Warrington - 2 £16,000 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) Draytek
3 1 (25.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Trend Micro
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Becrypt
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
1 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) Draytek
3 1 (25.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Trend Micro
3 1 (25.00%) Becrypt
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) SAP