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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / North West
Rank 241 218 240
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.71% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 14
Median salary £28,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £24,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,375 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £36,875 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.91%

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
2574 2256 3062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.73% 40.58% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2100 1870 2572
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +17 4 £28,500 +18.75%
Manchester -40 3 £32,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (50.00%) Office 365
5 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 9 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (50.00%) Symantec
5 9 (50.00%) VMware
6 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
6 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (38.89%) VoIP
7 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
7 7 (38.89%) Information Security
8 6 (33.33%) WSUS
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (27.78%) SCCM
9 5 (27.78%) HP SIM
9 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
9 5 (27.78%) Back Office
9 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
9 5 (27.78%) Firewall
9 5 (27.78%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Dell

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (50.00%) Office 365
3 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) VoIP
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 4 (22.22%) Skype
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (16.67%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) SNMP
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (27.78%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) IT Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) IT Support
5 4 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Administrator
5 4 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Network Administrator
5 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Network Support
5 4 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Network Systems Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (22.22%) Data Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Master Data Management
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Server Building
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (33.33%) WSUS
3 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
3 5 (27.78%) HP SIM
3 5 (27.78%) SCCM
4 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (16.67%) Puppet
5 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Symantec
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Dell
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) arcserve
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) GFI Software
4 4 (22.22%) Nimble Storage
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 3 (16.67%) Kaspersky
5 3 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam