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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 180 175 179
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.052% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 5
Average salary £45,000 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £31,500 £27,100
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%
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
1822 1719 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.80% 44.56% 50.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1436 1637
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,500
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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Sophos Salary Histogram in Manchester

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (100.00%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) Change Management
6 7 (46.67%) SAN
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 7 (46.67%) CCA
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (46.67%) Symantec
6 7 (46.67%) McAfee
6 7 (46.67%) MCP
6 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 7 (46.67%) MCSA
6 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
6 7 (46.67%) SLA
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) CCNA
6 7 (46.67%) SCCM
6 7 (46.67%) SCOM
6 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) Backup Exec
6 7 (46.67%) MCTS
6 7 (46.67%) MCITP
6 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (40.00%) Service Management
8 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (20.00%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) FTP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX Support
3 4 (26.67%) Service Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Manager
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Managed Services Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
1 4 (26.67%) Tandem
1 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) HPUX
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) Change Management
3 6 (40.00%) Service Management
4 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCA
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) MCP
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
1 7 (46.67%) MCSA
1 7 (46.67%) CCNA
1 7 (46.67%) MCTS
1 7 (46.67%) MCITP
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
1 7 (46.67%) SCOM
1 7 (46.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix
1 7 (46.67%) Symantec
1 7 (46.67%) McAfee
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Websense
2 4 (26.67%) Axway
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco