The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 99 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.36% 0.39% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Average salary - £24,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Sophos
South East

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

Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
514 508 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 46.18% 49.37% 42.32%
Number of salaries quoted 436 457 398
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Sophos
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Kent

Sophos
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Kent region over the 3 months to 14 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
Tunbridge Wells 0 3 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 - -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Database Optimisation
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Draytek
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) Database Optimisation
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) Draytek
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec