The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 169 151 165
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 5 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.14% 0.31% 0.089%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.63% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £26,250 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%
Sophos
England

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

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1522 1589 1734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.19% 49.97% 51.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1333 1416
Average salary £39,750 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.60% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Sophos
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Sophos Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Sophos
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
Derbyshire - 4 £27,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £22,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (70.00%) Symantec
3 7 (70.00%) NetApp
3 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) MS Office
5 5 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
6 4 (40.00%) DameWare
6 4 (40.00%) Data Security
6 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (40.00%) Project Management
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco
7 3 (30.00%) HP
7 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) WatchGuard

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (10.00%) Lync
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (10.00%) ATM
4 1 (10.00%) SMTP
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Support
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Security
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (40.00%) DameWare
3 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (10.00%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Symantec
2 7 (70.00%) NetApp
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) WatchGuard
5 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (20.00%) Trend Micro
6 1 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Intel
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) McAfee
6 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (10.00%) IronPort