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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 239 241 248
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 22 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.044% 0.082%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.096% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20 3 6
Average salary £31,000 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.58% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £31,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £32,300 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
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
3350 3133 3701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.22% 45.70% 50.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2656 2658 3170
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 11 £29,250 -7.14%
Cheshire -1 11 £32,500 - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) Symantec
3 21 (63.64%) Windows
4 18 (54.55%) Backup Exec
5 16 (48.48%) SCCM
6 15 (45.45%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) SQL
6 15 (45.45%) ITIL
6 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 15 (45.45%) Citrix
7 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
8 13 (39.39%) Linux
8 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
9 12 (36.36%) UNIX
9 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
10 11 (33.33%) McAfee
10 11 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (30.30%) MCTS
11 10 (30.30%) MCITP
11 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (30.30%) MCSE
11 10 (30.30%) MCSA
11 10 (30.30%) MCP
12 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
12 9 (27.27%) CCNA
12 9 (27.27%) SAN
12 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (27.27%) Change Management
12 9 (27.27%) Service Management

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (27.27%) Lync
2 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (12.12%) TPMS
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 8 (24.24%) SNMP
3 5 (15.15%) FTP
4 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) SMTP
5 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (21.21%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Service Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Team Leader
3 7 (21.21%) Operations Team Leader
4 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Services Manager
7 2 (6.06%) UNIX Support
7 2 (6.06%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) UNIX Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Firmware
3 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
3 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.06%) Tandem
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Linux
3 12 (36.36%) UNIX
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.21%) CentOS
6 6 (18.18%) AIX
7 5 (15.15%) HPUX
7 5 (15.15%) Solaris
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
7 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Service Management
2 9 (27.27%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) Line Management
7 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) MCP
1 10 (30.30%) MCSE
1 10 (30.30%) MCSA
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (30.30%) MCTS
1 10 (30.30%) MCITP
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CCNA
3 8 (24.24%) CCA
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (24.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
3 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (21.21%) vSphere
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) Backup Exec
2 16 (48.48%) SCCM
3 11 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (24.24%) WSUS
4 8 (24.24%) SCOM
4 8 (24.24%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (24.24%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) Symantec
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
3 15 (45.45%) VMware
4 11 (33.33%) McAfee
5 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
5 8 (24.24%) HP
5 8 (24.24%) Dell
6 5 (15.15%) Axway
7 4 (12.12%) Websense
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco
9 1 (3.03%) SAP
9 1 (3.03%) Adobe
9 1 (3.03%) CA
9 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.03%) Draytek
9 1 (3.03%) IronPort
9 1 (3.03%) Veeam
9 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
9 1 (3.03%) Becrypt