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 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 232 223 254
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +31
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 20 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.24% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.52% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 5
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% +9.61%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
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
3247 3049 3653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.41% 45.46% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2764 2553 3215
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 2014.

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 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
Manchester -10 12 £27,500 -
Lancashire -1 5 £27,500 -21.42%
Cheshire 0 3 £40,000 +2.56%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
3 26 (63.41%) MS Exchange
3 26 (63.41%) VMware
4 25 (60.98%) SQL
5 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
6 22 (53.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (51.22%) SharePoint
7 21 (51.22%) Symantec
8 19 (46.34%) SCCM
9 18 (43.90%) Backup Exec
9 18 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (43.90%) vSphere
10 14 (34.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
11 13 (31.71%) DNS
11 13 (31.71%) HP
11 13 (31.71%) Citrix
11 13 (31.71%) WSUS
11 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
12 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
12 12 (29.27%) DHCP
12 12 (29.27%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (26.83%) T-SQL
13 11 (26.83%) LAN
13 11 (26.83%) WAN
13 11 (26.83%) Cisco
13 11 (26.83%) Firewall
13 11 (26.83%) WMI
13 11 (26.83%) WatchGuard

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 26 (63.41%) MS Exchange
2 22 (53.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (51.22%) SharePoint
4 14 (34.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (24.39%) Lync
7 2 (4.88%) TPMS
7 2 (4.88%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) PowerPivot
3 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) DNS
2 12 (29.27%) DHCP
3 11 (26.83%) LAN
3 11 (26.83%) WAN
3 11 (26.83%) Firewall
4 9 (21.95%) SAN
5 8 (19.51%) SNMP
6 6 (14.63%) MPLS
7 5 (12.20%) Wireless
7 5 (12.20%) VLAN
8 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.88%) SMTP
9 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.44%) VoIP
10 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Back Office
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Support Engineer
1 9 (21.95%) Team Leader
2 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Operations Team Leader
4 6 (14.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Service Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Services Manager
7 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) IT Services Manager
8 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Deployment Team Leader
9 1 (2.44%) Operations Support Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Service Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
1 6 (14.63%) Replication
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) CentOS
3 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
1 8 (19.51%) Service Management
1 8 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (19.51%) Strategic Planning
2 7 (17.07%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (17.07%) Line Management
3 6 (14.63%) Validation
4 5 (12.20%) ERP
5 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (26.83%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.07%) C
5 2 (4.88%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) MCP
1 9 (21.95%) MCSE
1 9 (21.95%) MCSA
1 9 (21.95%) MCTS
1 9 (21.95%) MCITP
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) CCNA
3 7 (17.07%) CCA
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (43.90%) vSphere
3 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.07%) Firmware
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (46.34%) SCCM
2 18 (43.90%) Backup Exec
3 13 (31.71%) WSUS
4 12 (29.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (26.83%) WMI
6 8 (19.51%) WhatsUp Gold
6 8 (19.51%) HP SIM
7 7 (17.07%) SCOM
8 2 (4.88%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 26 (63.41%) VMware
3 21 (51.22%) Symantec
4 13 (31.71%) HP
4 13 (31.71%) Citrix
5 11 (26.83%) WatchGuard
5 11 (26.83%) Cisco
6 9 (21.95%) McAfee
7 8 (19.51%) Dell
8 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
9 6 (14.63%) Avaya
9 6 (14.63%) EMC
10 2 (4.88%) IronPort
10 2 (4.88%) Trend Micro
11 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.44%) Apple