The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank - 128 165
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.098% 0.070%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £20,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -47.01%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £36,250 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-26.89% -4.60%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1264 1094 1459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 52.47% 53.84% 51.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1030 828 1132
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Clustering
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) Veritas
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) NAS
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Data Security
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (50.00%) MCITP
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) VCP4
1 3 (50.00%) VCP5
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) vCloud
3 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Acronis
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Veritas
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) IBM