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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 169 180 183
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 10 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.12% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 5
Average salary £29,500 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.34% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £31,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £31,500 £27,100
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-15.94% -8.00%
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
1814 1618 1823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.67% 43.85% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1350 1581
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram in Manchester

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 15 (93.75%) Hyper-V
2 14 (87.50%) ITIL
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (75.00%) Symantec
3 12 (75.00%) Backup Exec
4 11 (68.75%) MCTS
4 11 (68.75%) MCITP
4 11 (68.75%) McAfee
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (68.75%) VMware
4 11 (68.75%) Citrix
4 11 (68.75%) MCP
4 11 (68.75%) MCSE
4 11 (68.75%) MCSA
5 10 (62.50%) CCNA
5 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 10 (62.50%) Service Management
5 10 (62.50%) SAN
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (62.50%) SCCM
6 9 (56.25%) SCOM
6 9 (56.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (56.25%) CCA
6 9 (56.25%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (50.00%) SLA
7 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (50.00%) Windows
7 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (37.50%) SQL
8 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 4 (25.00%) TPMS
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Services Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Services Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Managed Services Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) MCP
1 11 (68.75%) MCSE
1 11 (68.75%) MCSA
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (68.75%) MCTS
1 11 (68.75%) MCITP
2 10 (62.50%) CCNA
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) CCA
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Hyper-V
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Backup Exec
2 10 (62.50%) SCCM
3 9 (56.25%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (75.00%) Symantec
2 11 (68.75%) McAfee
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Websense
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Dell