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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 236 235 262
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 24 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.14% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.32% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 3
Average salary £27,500 £29,500 £32,472
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.77% -9.15%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £31,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.34% -4.54%
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
3338 3146 3526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.49% 45.12% 45.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2829 2673 3104
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -4 13 £28,250 +6.60% 4
Cheshire -6 6 £37,500 -3.84% 2
Lancashire +4 5 £27,500 -21.42%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
1 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (66.67%) VMware
3 25 (64.10%) SQL
4 24 (61.54%) MS Exchange
5 23 (58.97%) Symantec
6 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
7 20 (51.28%) Backup Exec
7 20 (51.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (48.72%) SCCM
8 19 (48.72%) SharePoint
9 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (41.03%) vSphere
11 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
11 15 (38.46%) Citrix
12 13 (33.33%) HP
13 12 (30.77%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
14 11 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (28.21%) MCTS
14 11 (28.21%) MCITP
14 11 (28.21%) WSUS
14 11 (28.21%) McAfee
14 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (28.21%) SAN
14 11 (28.21%) DNS
14 11 (28.21%) MCSE
14 11 (28.21%) MCSA
14 11 (28.21%) MCP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 24 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 20 (51.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (48.72%) SharePoint
4 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (25.64%) Lync
7 4 (10.26%) TPMS
8 2 (5.13%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 3 (7.69%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) DNS
1 11 (28.21%) SAN
2 10 (25.64%) DHCP
3 9 (23.08%) LAN
3 9 (23.08%) WAN
3 9 (23.08%) Firewall
4 8 (20.51%) SNMP
5 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.26%) MPLS
6 3 (7.69%) Wireless
6 3 (7.69%) VLAN
7 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
7 2 (5.13%) SMTP
8 1 (2.56%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) VPN
8 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Back Office
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Team Leader
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Operations Team Leader
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Services Manager
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Support Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Field Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) CentOS
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
1 10 (25.64%) Service Management
2 8 (20.51%) Strategic Planning
3 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (12.82%) Line Management
5 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.26%) Validation
5 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) ERP
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 5 (12.82%) C
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) MCP
1 11 (28.21%) MCSE
1 11 (28.21%) MCSA
1 11 (28.21%) MCTS
1 11 (28.21%) MCITP
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) CCNA
3 9 (23.08%) CCA
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (41.03%) vSphere
4 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 7 (17.95%) Firmware
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (51.28%) Backup Exec
2 19 (48.72%) SCCM
3 12 (30.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (28.21%) WSUS
5 9 (23.08%) WMI
5 9 (23.08%) SCOM
6 8 (20.51%) WhatsUp Gold
6 8 (20.51%) HP SIM
7 2 (5.13%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (66.67%) VMware
3 23 (58.97%) Symantec
4 15 (38.46%) Citrix
5 13 (33.33%) HP
6 11 (28.21%) McAfee
7 10 (25.64%) Cisco
8 9 (23.08%) WatchGuard
9 8 (20.51%) Dell
10 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
11 4 (10.26%) Avaya
11 4 (10.26%) EMC
12 2 (5.13%) IronPort
12 2 (5.13%) Trend Micro
13 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
13 1 (2.56%) Apple
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