The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 181 183 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 8 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.12% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £26,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £29,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.43%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1828 1976 1708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.69% 47.39% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1475 1661 1513
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
North West

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (100.00%) ITIL
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix
2 11 (64.71%) CCA
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) CCNA
2 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 11 (64.71%) Symantec
2 11 (64.71%) McAfee
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 11 (64.71%) Backup Exec
2 11 (64.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (64.71%) SCCM
2 11 (64.71%) SCOM
2 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
3 10 (58.82%) MCITP
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (58.82%) MCSE
4 9 (52.94%) MCSA
4 9 (52.94%) MCP
4 9 (52.94%) Service Management
4 9 (52.94%) MCTS
5 7 (41.18%) SLA
5 7 (41.18%) TPMS
6 6 (35.29%) Change Management
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) MS Excel

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (41.18%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 6 (35.29%) FTP
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX Support
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
1 5 (29.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
1 6 (35.29%) AIX
1 6 (35.29%) HPUX
1 6 (35.29%) Solaris
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) Service Management
3 6 (35.29%) Change Management
4 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) CCA
1 11 (64.71%) Citrix Certification
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (64.71%) CCNA
1 11 (64.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (58.82%) MCITP
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) MCSA
3 9 (52.94%) MCP
3 9 (52.94%) MCTS
4 6 (35.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Backup Exec
1 11 (64.71%) SCCM
1 11 (64.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Citrix
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
1 11 (64.71%) Symantec
1 11 (64.71%) McAfee
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Axway
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco