The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Essex region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 90 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 3 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.25% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £21,500 £30,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.33% -5.51%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
642 561 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 53.46% 50.63% 53.77%
Number of salaries quoted 558 496 538
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
East of England

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Sophos
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Essex

Sophos
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Colchester - 3 £21,500 -
Sophos
East of England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (66.67%) DNS
5 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (60.00%) MS Office
5 9 (60.00%) Symantec
5 9 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (60.00%) Backup Exec
6 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) SLA
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (40.00%) McAfee
7 6 (40.00%) Terminal Services
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (40.00%) VMware
7 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Vista
7 6 (40.00%) WSUS
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (33.33%) Draytek
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) VDSL
3 5 (33.33%) ADSL
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Vista
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (33.33%) MCITP
3 5 (33.33%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 6 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Symantec
3 6 (40.00%) McAfee
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Draytek
4 5 (33.33%) AVG
5 3 (20.00%) Veritas