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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 227 257 239
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -18
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 13 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.076% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.17% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 10
Median salary £50,000 £33,750 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% +37.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £30,750 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,750 £47,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
- +33.92%
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
2521 2892 3092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.20% 43.91% 44.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2026 2284 2447
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 23 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +5 9 £50,000 +33.33%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Lancashire +15 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) Cisco
4 16 (51.61%) Firewall
5 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
5 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (48.39%) Office 365
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
8 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
8 12 (38.71%) Symantec
9 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
9 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
9 10 (32.26%) Information Security
9 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (29.03%) HP
10 9 (29.03%) WAN
10 9 (29.03%) LAN
10 9 (29.03%) MS Office
10 9 (29.03%) ITIL
11 8 (25.81%) SQL
11 8 (25.81%) Dell
11 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
12 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (22.58%) MCSE
12 7 (22.58%) Norton AntiVirus

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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (29.03%) MS Office
3 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (48.39%) Office 365
2 6 (19.35%) IaaS
3 3 (9.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) LAN
2 9 (29.03%) WAN
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (19.35%) IP Telephony
4 6 (19.35%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.68%) Network Security
6 3 (9.68%) VoIP
7 2 (6.45%) SNMP
7 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.23%) DNS
8 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Looker
5 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) ICT Support
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (19.35%) IT Support
2 5 (16.13%) IT Technician
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) IT Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.68%) IT Support Manager
4 3 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (9.68%) Management Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Network Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Network Support
4 3 (9.68%) Network Technician
4 3 (9.68%) Support Assistant
4 3 (9.68%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.68%) Unix
9 1 (3.23%) Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Information Security
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (19.35%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (19.35%) Supplier Management
4 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
4 4 (12.90%) IT Asset Management
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
4 4 (12.90%) Software License Management
4 4 (12.90%) Software Licensing
5 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (9.68%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.90%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) MCSE
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (19.35%) MCITP
3 4 (12.90%) CISSP
4 3 (9.68%) CISM
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) KVM
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.45%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) Cisco
4 12 (38.71%) Symantec
5 9 (29.03%) HP
6 8 (25.81%) Dell
7 6 (19.35%) Avaya
7 6 (19.35%) Citrix
7 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
7 6 (19.35%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (19.35%) SonicWALL
8 5 (16.13%) IBM
8 5 (16.13%) Veeam
9 4 (12.90%) Adobe
9 4 (12.90%) Autodesk
9 4 (12.90%) Oracle
9 4 (12.90%) SAP
10 3 (9.68%) MobileIron
10 3 (9.68%) ScanSafe
11 2 (6.45%) Juniper