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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 214 250 251
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +1
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 18 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.28% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 12
Average salary £33,750 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £21,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +14.03%
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
2393 2909 3101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.18% 44.79% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1980 2273 2451
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +2 8 £33,750 +42.10% 3
Cheshire - 5 £24,000 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (83.33%) Windows
3 27 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 27 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (69.44%) Cisco
5 23 (63.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (61.11%) Symantec
7 20 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (52.78%) VMware
9 17 (47.22%) ITIL
9 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
10 16 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
12 14 (38.89%) HP
12 14 (38.89%) Dell
12 14 (38.89%) Firewall
12 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
13 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (36.11%) Citrix
13 13 (36.11%) SQL
13 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (30.56%) Backup Exec
14 11 (30.56%) IBM
14 11 (30.56%) LAN
14 11 (30.56%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (30.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 10 (27.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (27.78%) Skype for Business
15 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 27 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (63.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
4 10 (27.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (27.78%) Skype for Business
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
3 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 11 (30.56%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.00%) Network Security
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (11.11%) Broadband
6 4 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (11.11%) SNMP
6 4 (11.11%) WAN
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (8.33%) VoIP
7 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (27.78%) Back Office
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) IT Support
6 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Assistant IT Manager
7 3 (8.33%) ICT Assistant
7 3 (8.33%) ICT Support
7 3 (8.33%) IT Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (8.33%) IT Support Manager
7 3 (8.33%) IT Technician
7 3 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Service Support Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 6 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 27 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 8 (22.22%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) AIX
7 7 (19.44%) CentOS
7 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
9 3 (8.33%) Unix
10 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL V2
3 7 (19.44%) Patch Management
4 6 (16.67%) Information Security
5 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 4 (11.11%) IT Asset Management
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 4 (11.11%) Software License Management
5 4 (11.11%) Software Licensing
6 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Threat Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.56%) Security Management
7 2 (5.56%) Validation
8 1 (2.78%) Migration
8 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) MCITP
1 10 (27.78%) MCSE
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (25.00%) CISSP
3 7 (19.44%) A+ Certification
3 7 (19.44%) CCNA
3 7 (19.44%) CCNP
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (19.44%) CompTIA Security+
3 7 (19.44%) HP ASE
3 7 (19.44%) Network+ Certification
3 7 (19.44%) RHCE
3 7 (19.44%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (8.33%) CISM
4 3 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (19.44%) vSphere
4 6 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) Backup Exec
1 11 (30.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (27.78%) HP SIM
2 10 (27.78%) WSUS
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (69.44%) Cisco
3 22 (61.11%) Symantec
4 19 (52.78%) VMware
5 14 (38.89%) Dell
5 14 (38.89%) HP
6 13 (36.11%) Citrix
7 11 (30.56%) IBM
8 9 (25.00%) GFI Software
8 9 (25.00%) Intel Security
9 7 (19.44%) ProCurve
9 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
9 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
10 6 (16.67%) Apple
11 5 (13.89%) Veeam
12 4 (11.11%) Adobe
12 4 (11.11%) Autodesk
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle
12 4 (11.11%) SAP
13 3 (8.33%) Avaya
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