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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 236 256 252
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.075% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.17% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 15
Median salary £36,250 £31,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,250 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +52.83%
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
2617 2913 3287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.49% 43.61% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2050 2330 2540
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +13 5 £46,250 +23.33%
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 13 (50.00%) Cisco
4 13 (50.00%) Office 365
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 10 (38.46%) Symantec
7 10 (38.46%) Information Security
8 9 (34.62%) HP
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (30.77%) SQL
9 8 (30.77%) MCSE
9 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 8 (30.77%) LAN
9 8 (30.77%) WAN
9 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (26.92%) ITIL
10 7 (26.92%) MS Office
10 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (26.92%) Dell
11 6 (23.08%) Avaya
11 6 (23.08%) SAN
11 6 (23.08%) IBM

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 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 3 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Office 365
2 6 (23.08%) IaaS
3 3 (11.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (30.77%) LAN
2 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (23.08%) IP Telephony
3 6 (23.08%) SAN
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 2 (7.69%) VLAN
5 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (3.85%) DNS
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Looker
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) ICT Support
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (23.08%) IT Support
2 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
2 4 (15.38%) IT Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 3 (11.54%) ICT Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) ICT Assistant
3 3 (11.54%) ICT Support Technician
3 3 (11.54%) IT Assistant
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support Assistant
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support Manager
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (11.54%) IT Technician
3 3 (11.54%) Network Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Network Support
3 3 (11.54%) Network Support Technician
3 3 (11.54%) Network Technician
3 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Replication
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Unix
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (23.08%) Supplier Management
4 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 4 (15.38%) IT Asset Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 4 (15.38%) Software License Management
5 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
5 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.69%) Software Licensing
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) MCSE
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (23.08%) MCITP
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
4 3 (11.54%) CISM
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.69%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco
4 10 (38.46%) Symantec
5 9 (34.62%) HP
6 7 (26.92%) Dell
7 6 (23.08%) Avaya
7 6 (23.08%) IBM
7 6 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (23.08%) SonicWALL
8 4 (15.38%) Adobe
8 4 (15.38%) Autodesk
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle
8 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 3 (11.54%) MobileIron
9 3 (11.54%) ScanSafe
9 3 (11.54%) Veeam
10 2 (7.69%) ProCurve
10 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds