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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 236 235 242
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 16 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.044% 0.096%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.097% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 7
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £31,500 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £32,300 £26,800
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%
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
3360 3099 3773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.17% 45.24% 51.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2604 2627 3264
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Cheshire -1 9 £32,500 - 1
Manchester -4 7 £45,000 +42.85%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 16 (51.61%) Symantec
4 15 (48.39%) UNIX
4 15 (48.39%) ITIL
5 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) Change Management
5 13 (41.94%) Backup Exec
5 13 (41.94%) SCCM
6 11 (35.48%) Hyper-V
6 11 (35.48%) VMware
6 11 (35.48%) Citrix
6 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
7 10 (32.26%) AIX
8 9 (29.03%) HPUX
8 9 (29.03%) Solaris
8 9 (29.03%) Perl
8 9 (29.03%) FTP
8 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (29.03%) Axway
9 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
9 8 (25.81%) McAfee
9 8 (25.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
10 7 (22.58%) CCNA
10 7 (22.58%) SLA
10 7 (22.58%) CCA
10 7 (22.58%) Citrix Certification

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (22.58%) Lync
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (19.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.68%) TPMS
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) FTP
2 7 (22.58%) SAN
3 6 (19.35%) SNMP
4 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (16.13%) Back Office
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Service Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Team Leader
3 6 (19.35%) Operations Team Leader
4 5 (16.13%) Linux Specialist
4 5 (16.13%) Middleware Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) UNIX Support
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
5 4 (12.90%) UNIX Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Services Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Services Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Managed Services Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Firmware
2 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.90%) Tandem
2 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 15 (48.39%) UNIX
4 10 (32.26%) AIX
5 9 (29.03%) HPUX
5 9 (29.03%) Solaris
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) CentOS
8 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
8 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 13 (41.94%) Change Management
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 6 (19.35%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) MCP
1 7 (22.58%) MCSE
1 7 (22.58%) MCSA
1 7 (22.58%) CCNA
1 7 (22.58%) CCA
1 7 (22.58%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (22.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 7 (22.58%) MCTS
1 7 (22.58%) MCITP
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) Hyper-V
3 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (19.35%) vSphere
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Backup Exec
1 13 (41.94%) SCCM
2 8 (25.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (22.58%) SCOM
4 6 (19.35%) WhatsUp Gold
4 6 (19.35%) HP SIM
4 6 (19.35%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Symantec
3 11 (35.48%) Citrix
3 11 (35.48%) VMware
4 9 (29.03%) Axway
5 8 (25.81%) McAfee
6 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (19.35%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Dell
8 4 (12.90%) Websense
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco
10 1 (3.23%) SAP
10 1 (3.23%) Adobe
10 1 (3.23%) CA
10 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
10 1 (3.23%) Draytek
10 1 (3.23%) IronPort
10 1 (3.23%) Veeam
10 1 (3.23%) Trend Micro
10 1 (3.23%) Becrypt
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago