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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 179 184 182
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 10 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.024% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.055% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 1
Average salary £24,500 - £19,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1757 1810 1864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.91% 44.03% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1417 1530 1597
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,500
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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram 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 25 July 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
Altrincham - 4 £24,000 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (100.00%) ITIL
2 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) Change Management
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) Backup Exec
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (44.44%) MCTS
5 8 (44.44%) MCITP
5 8 (44.44%) SCCM
5 8 (44.44%) SCOM
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
5 8 (44.44%) CCA
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (44.44%) SAN
5 8 (44.44%) Symantec
5 8 (44.44%) McAfee
5 8 (44.44%) MCP
5 8 (44.44%) MCSE
5 8 (44.44%) MCSA
5 8 (44.44%) SLA
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) CCNA
6 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) UNIX
7 6 (33.33%) AIX

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (27.78%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 6 (33.33%) FTP
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Service Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) UNIX Support
4 5 (27.78%) UNIX Support Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) Technical Manager
6 3 (16.67%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
7 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 1 (5.56%) Support Manager
8 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Service Support Manager
8 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Managed Services Manager
8 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mainframe
1 5 (27.78%) Tandem
2 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) AIX
2 6 (33.33%) HPUX
2 6 (33.33%) Solaris
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (33.33%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Perl
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) MCP
1 8 (44.44%) MCSE
1 8 (44.44%) MCSA
1 8 (44.44%) CCNA
1 8 (44.44%) CCA
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix Certification
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (44.44%) MCTS
1 8 (44.44%) MCITP
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Backup Exec
1 8 (44.44%) SCCM
1 8 (44.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
1 8 (44.44%) Symantec
1 8 (44.44%) McAfee
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Axway
3 4 (22.22%) Websense
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco