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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 219 238 231
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 18 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.61% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 16
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
2336 3099 2958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.23% 43.85% 45.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1939 2651 2448
Average salary £38,000 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +25 12 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Cheshire +28 6 £24,000 -17.24%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (96.30%) Windows
1 26 (96.30%) MS Exchange
1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 21 (77.78%) Symantec
4 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
6 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) HP
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (44.44%) Backup Exec
7 11 (40.74%) VMware
7 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (40.74%) LAN
7 11 (40.74%) GFI Software
8 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
8 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
8 10 (37.04%) ITIL
8 10 (37.04%) Dell
8 10 (37.04%) Skype for Business
8 10 (37.04%) Windows 8
8 10 (37.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (37.04%) HP SIM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (96.30%) MS Exchange
2 24 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
4 10 (37.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (37.04%) Skype for Business
5 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Line 500
1 2 (7.41%) MFGPRO
1 2 (7.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 11 (40.74%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) Firewall
4 8 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (29.63%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (25.93%) Network Security
6 5 (18.52%) Broadband
7 4 (14.81%) VoIP
7 4 (14.81%) WAN
8 3 (11.11%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) SNMP
9 2 (7.41%) MPLS
9 2 (7.41%) NAS
9 2 (7.41%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) Telnet
9 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (7.41%) Wireless
10 1 (3.70%) DHCP
10 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 10 (37.04%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) IT Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) IT Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) IT Technician
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Fat Client
1 8 (29.63%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 8
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.93%) AIX
5 7 (25.93%) CentOS
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
1 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL V2
2 7 (25.93%) Patch Management
3 3 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (7.41%) CAD
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.70%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) MCSE
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (25.93%) A+ Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CCNA
2 7 (25.93%) CCNP
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CISSP
2 7 (25.93%) CompTIA Security+
2 7 (25.93%) HP ASE
2 7 (25.93%) MCITP
2 7 (25.93%) Network+ Certification
2 7 (25.93%) RHCE
2 7 (25.93%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (7.41%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) CCA
4 1 (3.70%) CISM
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (29.63%) Terminal Services
3 8 (29.63%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Backup Exec
1 12 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (37.04%) HP SIM
2 10 (37.04%) WSUS
3 3 (11.11%) SCCM
3 3 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) Symantec
3 13 (48.15%) Citrix
4 12 (44.44%) HP
5 11 (40.74%) GFI Software
5 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 10 (37.04%) Dell
7 8 (29.63%) Apple
8 7 (25.93%) IBM
8 7 (25.93%) ProCurve
8 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
8 7 (25.93%) SolarWinds
9 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
10 2 (7.41%) Avaya
10 2 (7.41%) Epicor
10 2 (7.41%) NETGEAR
10 2 (7.41%) QAD
10 2 (7.41%) Sage
10 2 (7.41%) SAP
Bury, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago