The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 233 223 249
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 5 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.082% 0.22% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.50% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 1
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £29,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+11.01% -1.66%
Sophos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2746 2986 3336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.07% 44.20% 46.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2158 2385 2755
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sophos
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the North West region.

Sophos Salary Trend in the North West

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the North West

Sophos
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Manchester +13 3 £21,500 -6.52% 5
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) SCCM
4 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 6 (37.50%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) DHCP
6 6 (37.50%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) vSphere
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (37.50%) Office 365
7 5 (31.25%) Mimecast
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) Replication
7 5 (31.25%) WSUS
8 4 (25.00%) WMI
8 4 (25.00%) Dell
8 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) T-SQL

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) PowerPivot
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 5 (31.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
1 6 (37.50%) DHCP
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) VLAN
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Deployment Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Support
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (18.75%) Line Management
1 3 (18.75%) ERP
1 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 2 (12.50%) BCP
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCITP
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) XenServer
4 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (31.25%) WSUS
3 4 (25.00%) WMI
4 2 (12.50%) SCOM
4 2 (12.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) WatchGuard
5 3 (18.75%) Avaya
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Siemens
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
6 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
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