The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 305 318 312
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 9 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.081% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 15
Average salary £47,500 £52,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.95% +5.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £53,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -7.35%
Sophos
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5226 5566 5515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 47.00% 45.75% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4444 4812 5017
Average salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.95% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Sophos
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the City of London region.

Sophos Salary Trend in the City of London

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the City of London

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) Hedge funds
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (25.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) DHCP
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco
8 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
8 4 (20.00%) Information Security
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (15.00%) SSH
9 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (15.00%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.00%) Lync
5 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
3 3 (15.00%) SNMP
3 3 (15.00%) LDAP
3 3 (15.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.00%) SMTP
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Operations Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) IT Operations Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Image Processing
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) VB
1 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) GCWN
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) Adobe
5 2 (10.00%) Websense
5 2 (10.00%) ProCurve
5 2 (10.00%) Spiceworks
5 2 (10.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) Lumension
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) Trend Micro
6 1 (5.00%) ESRI
6 1 (5.00%) IronPort
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas