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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 299 307 304
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 13 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.33% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 24
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%
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
5448 5381 6008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 46.54% 44.80% 46.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4536 4740 5460
Average salary £52,500 £53,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% -3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Degree
4 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (46.67%) Hedge funds
5 5 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (20.00%) VB
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (13.33%) Lotus
8 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
8 2 (13.33%) Avaya
8 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Lync
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Operations Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) IT Operations Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Hedge funds
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Security
4 1 (6.67%) ISMS
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (6.67%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Adobe
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Spiceworks
4 2 (13.33%) ProCurve
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) IronPort
5 1 (6.67%) Trend Micro
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco