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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 162 182 178
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 12 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 0.72% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 8
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +3.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
1338 1672 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.48% 42.32% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1115 1436 1382
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,913 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 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
Bury - 1 £32,500 - 1
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) MS Exchange
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
3 13 (81.25%) Symantec
4 12 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (75.00%) Backup Exec
4 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 12 (75.00%) HP
4 12 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (68.75%) Cisco
6 10 (62.50%) Dell
6 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
6 10 (62.50%) Back Office
6 10 (62.50%) HP SIM
6 10 (62.50%) Lync
6 10 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (62.50%) WSUS
6 10 (62.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 10 (62.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (56.25%) GFI Software
7 9 (56.25%) LAN
8 8 (50.00%) VMware
8 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (43.75%) ProCurve
9 7 (43.75%) Network Security
9 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (43.75%) MCITP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) MS Exchange
2 14 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (62.50%) Lync
3 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 10 (62.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Line 500
1 2 (12.50%) MFGPRO
1 2 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) SNMP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Telnet
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (62.50%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) IT Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) IT Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) AIX
3 7 (43.75%) CentOS
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL V2
2 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
3 3 (18.75%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (12.50%) CAD
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
5 1 (6.25%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) A+ Certification
1 7 (43.75%) CCNA
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
1 7 (43.75%) CompTIA Security+
1 7 (43.75%) HP ASE
1 7 (43.75%) MCITP
1 7 (43.75%) MCSE
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (43.75%) Network+ Certification
1 7 (43.75%) RHCE
1 7 (43.75%) Security+ Certification
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Backup Exec
1 12 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (62.50%) HP SIM
2 10 (62.50%) WSUS
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 3 (18.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Symantec
3 12 (75.00%) HP
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco
5 10 (62.50%) Dell
6 9 (56.25%) GFI Software
7 8 (50.00%) VMware
8 7 (43.75%) IBM
8 7 (43.75%) ProCurve
8 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
8 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
9 2 (12.50%) Avaya
9 2 (12.50%) Citrix
9 2 (12.50%) Epicor
9 2 (12.50%) Mitel
9 2 (12.50%) NETGEAR
9 2 (12.50%) QAD
9 2 (12.50%) Sage
9 2 (12.50%) SAP
10 1 (6.25%) McAfee
Bury, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
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