The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 90 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.079% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £27,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.45% -6.42%
Sophos
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
550 573 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 43.44% 49.18% 50.11%
Number of salaries quoted 409 466 374
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,664 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Veritas
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Technician
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Veritas
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco