The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 72 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 2 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.27% 0.39% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.84% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £36,250 £25,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Sophos
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
431 238 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 58.24% 46.21% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 344 187 312
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Sophos
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Coventry

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) CCA
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCA
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) EMC