The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 83 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 9 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.99% 1.12% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.34% 2.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Sophos
South West

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

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
385 457 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 42.49% 46.59% 44.65%
Number of salaries quoted 302 385 353
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £46,500 £55,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Sophos
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Sophos
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Sophos Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Sophos
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
Cheltenham 0 7 £35,000 +16.66%
Cirencester - 2 £35,750 -
Sophos
South West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 12 (75.00%) vSphere
4 11 (68.75%) Linux
5 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
6 9 (56.25%) MCITP
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (50.00%) Citrix
7 8 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (50.00%) MCSE
7 8 (50.00%) MCSA
7 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (50.00%) NetBackup
7 8 (50.00%) Backup Exec
7 8 (50.00%) SAN
7 8 (50.00%) NetApp
7 8 (50.00%) Symantec
7 8 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (50.00%) XenApp
8 6 (37.50%) WSUS
8 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL
8 6 (37.50%) CCNA
8 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco
9 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
9 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) ADSL
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 3 (18.75%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix Support
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Storage Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) COM
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
1 1 (6.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (25.00%) Perl
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) MCITP
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MCSA
2 8 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) vSphere
2 8 (50.00%) XenApp
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 8 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 8 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (37.50%) WSUS
3 4 (25.00%) OpenView
4 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) NetApp
2 8 (50.00%) Symantec
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) Iron Mountain
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle