The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 184 181 193
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 12 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.079% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 2
Average salary £29,000 £26,500 £31,236
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.43% -15.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,900 £30,247
10% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £28,900 £32,225
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £31,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.34% -5.97%
Sophos
North West

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

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1800 1663 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.32% 43.58% 46.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1427 1748
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £59,562
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Sophos
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Sophos Salary Trend in Manchester

Sophos
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Wigan - 3 £27,500 - 1
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 13 (65.00%) Backup Exec
3 13 (65.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (60.00%) SCCM
4 12 (60.00%) Symantec
4 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
5 11 (55.00%) MCSE
5 11 (55.00%) MCSA
5 11 (55.00%) ITIL
5 11 (55.00%) MCP
5 11 (55.00%) Citrix
5 11 (55.00%) McAfee
5 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (55.00%) MCTS
5 11 (55.00%) MCITP
6 10 (50.00%) SAN
6 10 (50.00%) Service Management
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (50.00%) CCNA
7 9 (45.00%) CCA
7 9 (45.00%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (45.00%) SQL
7 9 (45.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (45.00%) SCOM
8 8 (40.00%) SLA
9 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) TPMS
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) PowerPivot
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) MPLS
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Services Manager
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Deployment Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (20.00%) Line Management
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) MCP
1 11 (55.00%) MCSE
1 11 (55.00%) MCSA
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (55.00%) MCTS
1 11 (55.00%) MCITP
2 10 (50.00%) CCNA
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (45.00%) CCA
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) Backup Exec
2 12 (60.00%) SCCM
3 9 (45.00%) SCOM
4 3 (15.00%) WMI
4 3 (15.00%) WSUS
5 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 12 (60.00%) Symantec
4 11 (55.00%) McAfee
4 11 (55.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 3 (15.00%) Avaya
6 3 (15.00%) WatchGuard
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (5.00%) Websense
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £26,124 per annum Rising to £30,428 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £33,333 per annum Rising to £38,887 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Fresh Direct
Salary: From £26,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago