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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 237 241 257
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 23 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.044% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.097% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 3 6
Average salary £29,500 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.34% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,300 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
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
3333 3089 3732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.14% 45.48% 50.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2643 2617 3195
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 £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,700
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 23 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 23 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 +2 12 £29,000 -7.93%
Cheshire -11 11 £32,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) Symantec
3 20 (62.50%) Windows
4 19 (59.38%) Backup Exec
5 17 (53.13%) SCCM
6 16 (50.00%) VMware
6 16 (50.00%) SQL
6 16 (50.00%) Citrix
7 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
7 15 (46.88%) ITIL
7 15 (46.88%) Hyper-V
8 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
9 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
9 12 (37.50%) McAfee
10 11 (34.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (34.38%) Linux
10 11 (34.38%) MCSE
10 11 (34.38%) MCSA
10 11 (34.38%) MCP
10 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (34.38%) MCTS
10 11 (34.38%) MCITP
11 10 (31.25%) CCNA
11 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (31.25%) UNIX
11 10 (31.25%) SAN
11 10 (31.25%) Service Management
12 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
12 9 (28.13%) CCA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 9 (28.13%) Lync
2 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (12.50%) TPMS
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) SAN
2 8 (25.00%) SNMP
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.38%) FTP
5 1 (3.13%) SMTP
5 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (21.88%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Team Leader
3 7 (21.88%) Operations Team Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Operations Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Managed Services Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Firmware
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) UNIX
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) CentOS
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.50%) AIX
8 3 (9.38%) HPUX
8 3 (9.38%) Solaris
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Service Management
3 8 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
4 7 (21.88%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
8 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) MCP
1 11 (34.38%) MCSE
1 11 (34.38%) MCSA
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (34.38%) MCTS
1 11 (34.38%) MCITP
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 9 (28.13%) CCA
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (28.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
1 15 (46.88%) Hyper-V
2 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.88%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (59.38%) Backup Exec
2 17 (53.13%) SCCM
3 11 (34.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (28.13%) SCOM
5 8 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (25.00%) HP SIM
5 8 (25.00%) WSUS
6 1 (3.13%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) Symantec
3 16 (50.00%) Citrix
3 16 (50.00%) VMware
4 12 (37.50%) McAfee
5 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (25.00%) HP
5 8 (25.00%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) Websense
7 3 (9.38%) Axway
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco
9 1 (3.13%) SAP
9 1 (3.13%) Adobe
9 1 (3.13%) CA
9 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.13%) Draytek
9 1 (3.13%) IronPort
9 1 (3.13%) Veeam
9 1 (3.13%) Trend Micro
9 1 (3.13%) Becrypt