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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank - 123 129
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.055% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.13% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £34,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +72.50%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £29,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
Sophos
North West

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
798 757 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.53% 41.52% 45.62%
Number of salaries quoted 619 543 663
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Legal

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec