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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 119 118 111
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 2 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.42% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.97% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 1
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £27,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.85%
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
730 822 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.32% 43.01% 44.38%
Number of salaries quoted 583 649 582
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 2015. 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 -2 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Chester - 1 - -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco