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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 177 176 189
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 3 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.084% 0.25% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.58% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 0
Average salary £37,500 £24,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.06% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £28,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -25.33%
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
1572 1719 1791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.97% 42.89% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1250 1388 1514
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015. 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
Bolton - 1 £37,500 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) WSUS
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) XenServer

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) OpenScape
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) BCP
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) VB
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) XenServer
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Siemens
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Veeam
4 2 (22.22%) MobileIron
5 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £33,242 to £38,511 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago