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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 232 221 253
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 10 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.57% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 7
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £25,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £34,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
3003 2991 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.85% 44.79% 46.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2483 2426 2868
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 +5 10 £30,000 +13.20% 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (87.88%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 21 (63.64%) VMware
4 17 (51.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
4 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
4 17 (51.52%) SQL
5 14 (42.42%) DNS
5 14 (42.42%) SharePoint
5 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
6 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (39.39%) LAN
6 13 (39.39%) DHCP
6 13 (39.39%) WAN
6 13 (39.39%) Firewall
7 12 (36.36%) Cisco
7 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 12 (36.36%) vSphere
8 11 (33.33%) Office 365
8 11 (33.33%) WMI
8 11 (33.33%) WatchGuard
8 11 (33.33%) SCCM
8 11 (33.33%) T-SQL
9 9 (27.27%) Symantec
10 8 (24.24%) HP
10 8 (24.24%) WSUS
10 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (21.21%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (21.21%) Replication

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 22 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (51.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (42.42%) SharePoint
4 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (9.09%) Lync
6 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (3.03%) TPMS
8 1 (3.03%) IIS
8 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) PowerPivot
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) DNS
2 13 (39.39%) LAN
2 13 (39.39%) DHCP
2 13 (39.39%) WAN
2 13 (39.39%) Firewall
3 6 (18.18%) MPLS
4 5 (15.15%) VLAN
4 5 (15.15%) Wireless
5 4 (12.12%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP
6 2 (6.06%) SNMP
6 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
7 1 (3.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (15.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Deployment Team Leader
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Support
7 2 (6.06%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Operations Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Replication
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) CentOS
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Kalman Filter
1 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.18%) Validation
3 5 (15.15%) Line Management
3 5 (15.15%) ERP
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.03%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
3 11 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 7 (21.21%) C
5 3 (9.09%) VB
6 2 (6.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) MCITP
1 5 (15.15%) MCSA
1 5 (15.15%) MCP
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) MCTS
3 3 (9.09%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCA
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.03%) VCP4
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (36.36%) vSphere
4 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 2 (6.06%) XenServer
6 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) WMI
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
2 8 (24.24%) WSUS
3 7 (21.21%) Backup Exec
4 4 (12.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (6.06%) SCOM
5 2 (6.06%) HP SIM
5 2 (6.06%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) VMware
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco
4 11 (33.33%) WatchGuard
5 9 (27.27%) Symantec
6 8 (24.24%) HP
7 7 (21.21%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) EMC
8 6 (18.18%) Avaya
9 4 (12.12%) McAfee
10 3 (9.09%) Dell
10 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
11 1 (3.03%) Veeam
11 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
11 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
11 1 (3.03%) IronPort
11 1 (3.03%) Siemens
11 1 (3.03%) Apple
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