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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 231 238 249
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 8 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.24% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.54% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 5
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £28,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -
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
2910 3148 3518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.90% 44.34% 47.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 2491 2882
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 6 £23,750 -8.65% 2
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) MS Exchange
3 18 (69.23%) VMware
4 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
5 14 (53.85%) DHCP
5 14 (53.85%) DNS
5 14 (53.85%) Cisco
6 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (50.00%) LAN
6 13 (50.00%) WAN
6 13 (50.00%) SQL
6 13 (50.00%) Firewall
6 13 (50.00%) vSphere
7 12 (46.15%) Office 365
7 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
8 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
8 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
8 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (42.31%) WatchGuard
8 11 (42.31%) WMI
9 9 (34.62%) HP
10 8 (30.77%) Replication
10 8 (30.77%) SCCM
10 8 (30.77%) Mimecast
11 7 (26.92%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (26.92%) WSUS
11 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (26.92%) Windows 7

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (76.92%) MS Exchange
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
4 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
1 5 (19.23%) PowerPivot
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Office 365
2 8 (30.77%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) DHCP
1 14 (53.85%) DNS
2 13 (50.00%) WAN
2 13 (50.00%) LAN
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) MPLS
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 5 (19.23%) VLAN
5 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
6 2 (7.69%) OpenScape
7 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.85%) VPN
7 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Support Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (26.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Deployment Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Support
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Replication
2 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) CentOS
5 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (26.92%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (23.08%) Validation
3 5 (19.23%) Line Management
3 5 (19.23%) ERP
4 2 (7.69%) BCP
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
4 6 (23.08%) C
5 3 (11.54%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCP
1 2 (7.69%) MCSA
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) MCITP
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) vSphere
3 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
5 2 (7.69%) XenServer
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) WMI
2 8 (30.77%) SCCM
3 7 (26.92%) WSUS
4 2 (7.69%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (42.31%) WatchGuard
5 9 (34.62%) HP
6 6 (23.08%) Avaya
6 6 (23.08%) EMC
7 4 (15.38%) Dell
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) Symantec
9 2 (7.69%) Veeam
9 2 (7.69%) MobileIron
9 2 (7.69%) Siemens
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.85%) Apple
10 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
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