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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 115 114 138
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 11 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.56% 0.063% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 1.29% 0.14% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +51.16%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £33,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-10.60% -12.58%
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
854 696 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.62% 43.83% 49.93%
Number of salaries quoted 698 566 869
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 1 October 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
Runcorn - 3 £38,250 -
Knutsford - 2 £31,000 -
Warrington - 1 £37,500 - 1
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Symantec
3 10 (76.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 10 (76.92%) MS Exchange
4 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
4 8 (61.54%) Linux
4 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (61.54%) Lync
4 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (53.85%) SCCM
5 7 (53.85%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (53.85%) vSphere
5 7 (53.85%) HP SIM
5 7 (53.85%) CentOS
5 7 (53.85%) WSUS
5 7 (53.85%) Backup Exec
5 7 (53.85%) Strategic Planning
5 7 (53.85%) Firmware
5 7 (53.85%) HP
5 7 (53.85%) Dell
5 7 (53.85%) UNIX
5 7 (53.85%) SNMP
6 6 (46.15%) Back Office
7 5 (38.46%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) Active Directory

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (76.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 8 (61.54%) Lync
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SNMP
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (46.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Operations Team Leader
1 7 (53.85%) Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) CentOS
3 7 (53.85%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) vSphere
1 7 (53.85%) Firmware
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (53.85%) HP SIM
2 7 (53.85%) WSUS
2 7 (53.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Symantec
3 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
4 7 (53.85%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) Dell
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
6 1 (7.69%) Draytek
6 1 (7.69%) IronPort
6 1 (7.69%) Veeam
6 1 (7.69%) Trend Micro
6 1 (7.69%) Becrypt
6 1 (7.69%) Adobe
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee