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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 124 117 142
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.16% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.52% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +85.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £38,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £39,200 £31,100
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
845 763 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.08% 44.99% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 725 620 853
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £24,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram 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 19 December 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 £29,000 -
Runcorn -8 1 £47,500 +21.79%
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (78.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (78.57%) Symantec
3 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (64.29%) Lync
4 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (50.00%) CentOS
6 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (50.00%) SNMP
6 7 (50.00%) HP
6 7 (50.00%) Dell
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (50.00%) UNIX
6 7 (50.00%) Firmware
6 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
6 7 (50.00%) WSUS
6 7 (50.00%) SCCM
6 7 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (50.00%) HP SIM
6 7 (50.00%) vSphere
7 6 (42.86%) Back Office
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 5 (35.71%) VMware

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (64.29%) Lync
3 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
4 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SNMP
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) SMTP
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 7 (50.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) CentOS
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Firmware
1 7 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (50.00%) WSUS
2 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (50.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Symantec
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Dell
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) IronPort
6 2 (14.29%) Trend Micro
7 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL