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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 180 172 194
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 13 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.19% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.43% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 2
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,236
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.96%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
1836 1641 1961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.48% 43.60% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1409 1748
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 - 6 £27,500 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (75.00%) VMware
3 16 (66.67%) Windows
4 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 14 (58.33%) SCCM
6 13 (54.17%) Backup Exec
7 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 12 (50.00%) SQL
7 12 (50.00%) Symantec
8 11 (45.83%) McAfee
8 11 (45.83%) Citrix
8 11 (45.83%) MCP
8 11 (45.83%) MCSE
8 11 (45.83%) MCSA
8 11 (45.83%) MCTS
8 11 (45.83%) MCITP
8 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (41.67%) CCNA
9 10 (41.67%) SAN
9 10 (41.67%) ITIL
9 10 (41.67%) Service Management
10 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
10 9 (37.50%) CCA
10 9 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
10 9 (37.50%) SCOM
11 8 (33.33%) SLA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (16.67%) TPMS
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) PowerPivot
3 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
2 7 (29.17%) DNS
3 6 (25.00%) LAN
3 6 (25.00%) MPLS
3 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 6 (25.00%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) DHCP
4 5 (20.83%) Wireless
4 5 (20.83%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Services Manager
5 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Deployment Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Operations Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Managed Services Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (25.00%) Replication
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
1 10 (41.67%) Service Management
2 7 (29.17%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (29.17%) Line Management
3 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (25.00%) Validation
4 5 (20.83%) ERP
5 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (25.00%) C
3 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) MCP
1 11 (45.83%) MCSE
1 11 (45.83%) MCSA
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (45.83%) MCTS
1 11 (45.83%) MCITP
2 10 (41.67%) CCNA
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (37.50%) CCA
3 9 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) SCCM
2 13 (54.17%) Backup Exec
3 9 (37.50%) SCOM
4 6 (25.00%) WMI
4 6 (25.00%) WSUS
5 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (75.00%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) Symantec
4 11 (45.83%) McAfee
4 11 (45.83%) Citrix
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) EMC
6 6 (25.00%) Avaya
6 6 (25.00%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.17%) Apple
7 1 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Dell