The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 729 704 675
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -29
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 145 146 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 134 109 185
Average salary £33,625 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%
Sophos
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
50556 47310 53282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.15% 47.60% 48.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40542 39190 45146
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sophos
Salary Trend in England

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

Sophos Salary Trend in England

Sophos
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram in England

Sophos
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the England 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
London -2 75 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South East -49 25 £32,000 -14.66% 7
North West -14 15 £32,500 +3.17% 1
South West - 11 £23,000 -
East of England -15 5 £21,500 -28.33% 1
East Midlands -18 5 £26,250 -30.00%
Yorkshire -28 5 £31,500 +18.86% 1
West Midlands -5 2 £26,250 +2.94%
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 259 (76.18%) Windows
2 173 (50.88%) Microsoft
3 138 (40.59%) Firewall
4 131 (38.53%) Active Directory
5 123 (36.18%) Cisco
6 120 (35.29%) VMware
7 110 (32.35%) MS Exchange
8 107 (31.47%) Linux
9 98 (28.82%) MS Excel
10 97 (28.53%) DNS
11 96 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 93 (27.35%) HP
13 88 (25.88%) ITIL
13 88 (25.88%) Citrix
14 85 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 83 (24.41%) Symantec
16 80 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 77 (22.65%) MS Office
18 75 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
19 74 (21.76%) CheckPoint
19 74 (21.76%) VPN
19 74 (21.76%) SharePoint
20 72 (21.18%) DHCP
21 69 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
22 66 (19.41%) NetApp
23 65 (19.12%) TCP/IP
23 65 (19.12%) SCCM
24 62 (18.24%) Juniper
25 61 (17.94%) CCNA
25 61 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 110 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 74 (21.76%) SharePoint
3 69 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (9.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 33 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (5.29%) Lync
6 18 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.71%) IIS
7 16 (4.71%) IBM Notes
8 13 (3.82%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.65%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.76%) Confluence
11 6 (1.76%) Moodle
12 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.88%) TPMS
14 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 98 (28.82%) MS Excel
2 77 (22.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) assyst
3 1 (0.29%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.41%) Office 365
2 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 138 (40.59%) Firewall
2 97 (28.53%) DNS
3 74 (21.76%) VPN
4 72 (21.18%) DHCP
5 65 (19.12%) TCP/IP
6 60 (17.65%) SAN
7 49 (14.41%) Internet
8 42 (12.35%) Network Security
9 39 (11.47%) LAN
10 38 (11.18%) TACACS
10 38 (11.18%) IPsec
11 37 (10.88%) SSL
12 31 (9.12%) WAN
13 28 (8.24%) Wireless
14 25 (7.35%) NetScreen
15 17 (5.00%) VoIP
16 16 (4.71%) NAS
16 16 (4.71%) NetScaler
16 16 (4.71%) tcpdump
17 15 (4.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (7.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (4.71%) Metasploit
2 6 (1.76%) JIRA
General
1 44 (12.94%) Finance
2 21 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.59%) Banking
4 14 (4.12%) Advertising
5 7 (2.06%) Marketing
6 6 (1.76%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) Games
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (21.47%) Analyst
2 49 (14.41%) Security Engineer
3 31 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.65%) Service Analyst
4 26 (7.65%) Support Analyst
5 23 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 22 (6.47%) Consultant
6 22 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.88%) Administrator
8 19 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (5.00%) IT Support
10 15 (4.41%) Network Engineer
11 14 (4.12%) Technical Consultant
11 14 (4.12%) Firewall Engineer
12 13 (3.82%) Support Specialist
13 12 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (3.24%) Network Security Engineer
15 10 (2.94%) Team Leader
16 9 (2.65%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.76%) Middleware
2 5 (1.47%) COM
3 3 (0.88%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.35%) Blackberry
2 23 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.88%) Hedge funds
4 14 (4.12%) iPhone
5 13 (3.82%) iPad
6 12 (3.53%) Firmware
7 11 (3.24%) Clustering
8 5 (1.47%) Open Source
9 4 (1.18%) Tandem
9 4 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.18%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.88%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.59%) CESG
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.29%) IVR
12 1 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 259 (76.18%) Windows
2 107 (31.47%) Linux
3 96 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (15.29%) Windows 7
7 38 (11.18%) UNIX
8 25 (7.35%) Windows XP
9 22 (6.47%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.41%) CentOS
10 15 (4.41%) Mac OS X
11 14 (4.12%) Android
12 11 (3.24%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.94%) AIX
13 10 (2.94%) Windows Phone
14 9 (2.65%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.65%) HPUX
14 9 (2.65%) Solaris
15 7 (2.06%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.88%) ITIL
2 42 (12.35%) SIEM
3 30 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
4 28 (8.24%) Information Security
4 28 (8.24%) Project Management
5 25 (7.35%) Incident Management
5 25 (7.35%) Change Management
6 22 (6.47%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (6.18%) Data Security
8 19 (5.59%) Problem Management
9 18 (5.29%) Asset Management
10 15 (4.41%) Service Management
10 15 (4.41%) CRM
11 14 (4.12%) Security Management
12 13 (3.82%) ISMS
12 13 (3.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (3.82%) Information Security Management
13 12 (3.53%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.24%) ITIL V3
15 9 (2.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.12%) SQL
2 30 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 28 (8.24%) Perl
4 14 (4.12%) C
5 13 (3.82%) VB
6 10 (2.94%) PHP
6 10 (2.94%) Python
7 9 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.65%) Ruby
7 9 (2.65%) C++
7 9 (2.65%) VBScript
8 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (17.94%) CCNA
3 47 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (12.65%) CISSP
5 37 (10.88%) CCSE
5 37 (10.88%) MCP
6 34 (10.00%) MCSE
7 33 (9.71%) MCSA
8 31 (9.12%) CCNP
9 23 (6.76%) CCSA
10 21 (6.18%) Degree
11 18 (5.29%) Security Cleared
12 17 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
13 16 (4.71%) MCITP
14 15 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (4.41%) SC Cleared
15 13 (3.82%) MOS
16 12 (3.53%) JNCIA
17 10 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (16.47%) SLA
2 25 (7.35%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.94%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (38.53%) Active Directory
2 85 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (17.06%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.71%) vSphere
5 31 (9.12%) VMware ESX
6 21 (6.18%) XenApp
7 16 (4.71%) Snort
7 16 (4.71%) Nmap
8 15 (4.41%) XenDesktop
9 14 (4.12%) SpamAssassin
10 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (2.65%) Terminal Server
11 7 (2.06%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.76%) XenServer
13 5 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.88%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.88%) vCloud
14 3 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (19.12%) SCCM
2 53 (15.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 52 (15.29%) Backup Exec
4 33 (9.71%) HP SIM
5 28 (8.24%) SCOM
6 25 (7.35%) Cacti
7 18 (5.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 16 (4.71%) Nessus
8 16 (4.71%) NetBackup
9 15 (4.41%) WSUS
10 14 (4.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (1.76%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.18%) DameWare
12 4 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (1.18%) MAILsweeper
12 4 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 173 (50.88%) Microsoft
2 123 (36.18%) Cisco
3 120 (35.29%) VMware
4 93 (27.35%) HP
5 88 (25.88%) Citrix
6 83 (24.41%) Symantec
7 74 (21.76%) CheckPoint
8 66 (19.41%) NetApp
9 62 (18.24%) Juniper
10 37 (10.88%) LogRhythm
11 32 (9.41%) SonicWALL
12 31 (9.12%) Blue Coat
13 26 (7.65%) F5
14 22 (6.47%) McAfee
15 19 (5.59%) SolarWinds
15 19 (5.59%) Dell
16 17 (5.00%) CA
17 16 (4.71%) Lotus
17 16 (4.71%) Red Hat
17 16 (4.71%) Imperva
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