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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 97 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.53% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.35% 0.24% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 4
Average salary £24,500 £29,000 £38,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.51% -25.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,200 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £37,800 £39,175
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
518 818 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.95% 44.97% 45.57%
Number of salaries quoted 434 685 557
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,700 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 February 2016. 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
Knutsford - 5 £25,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 £24,000 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (90.91%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (72.73%) Apple
3 8 (72.73%) Thin Client
3 8 (72.73%) Terminal Services
3 8 (72.73%) Symantec
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) Fat Client
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
4 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
5 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (45.45%) Broadband
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (36.36%) McAfee
8 3 (27.27%) ITIL
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) VMware
8 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
9 2 (18.18%) Windows 10

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (90.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) TCP/IP
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (45.45%) Broadband
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Support Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Fat Client
1 8 (72.73%) Thin Client
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (9.09%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
3 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) CCA
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) Terminal Services
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) Apple
3 8 (72.73%) Symantec
4 4 (36.36%) McAfee
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) GFI Software
7 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 1 (9.09%) Axway
7 1 (9.09%) EMC