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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 244 237 252
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 4 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.13% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.29% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 0
Average salary £30,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £28,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.75%
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
2864 3082 3368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.03% 43.79% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2286 2472 2843
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £59,500 £60,000
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
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 2 July 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
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 -
Manchester +6 1 - - 2
Cheshire 0 1 - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Dell
6 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) vSphere
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) XenApp
7 3 (25.00%) XenServer
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) WSUS
7 3 (25.00%) Symantec
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (16.67%) OpenScape
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Deployment Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) BCP
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
3 3 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
3 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 2 (16.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) Siemens
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) Veeam
6 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
7 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
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