The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
North West / Cheshire
Rank 88 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 4 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 0.24% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Median salary £28,500 £24,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £36,875 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-18.64% +22.91%

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
441 502 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.84% 39.34% 45.41%
Number of salaries quoted 342 415 680
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £28,500 -
Macclesfield 0 1 £24,000 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) VoIP
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (50.00%) NAS
5 4 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (50.00%) arcserve
5 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 4 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) SLA
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) MS Office
6 3 (37.50%) Web Services

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) VoIP
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) NAS
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Support
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior IT Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity Management
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Server Building
1 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (37.50%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
3 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
3 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) arcserve
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Kaspersky
4 3 (37.50%) SonicWALL
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam