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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 125 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.054% 0.11% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £34,500 £20,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+72.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £29,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +9.43%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
773 861 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.94% 46.09% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 559 642 684
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Office Communications Server
1 4 (80.00%) Trend Micro
1 4 (80.00%) Lync
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) IronPort
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) SMTP
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Office Communications Server
1 4 (80.00%) Lync
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (60.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Trend Micro
2 3 (60.00%) IronPort