The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 232 243 238
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 13 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.028% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.062% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 3
Average salary £24,500 £32,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.61% +62.50%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3164 3249 3789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.46% 44.76% 50.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2519 2758 3286
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +5 10 £24,500 -
Cheshire -2 3 £16,000 -50.76%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (63.33%) ITIL
2 18 (60.00%) Change Management
3 16 (53.33%) Linux
4 15 (50.00%) AIX
4 15 (50.00%) HPUX
4 15 (50.00%) Solaris
4 15 (50.00%) UNIX
4 15 (50.00%) FTP
5 13 (43.33%) Perl
5 13 (43.33%) Axway
6 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (40.00%) Windows
7 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
8 10 (33.33%) Citrix
8 10 (33.33%) Middleware
8 10 (33.33%) VMware
9 9 (30.00%) Symantec
9 9 (30.00%) McAfee
9 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
10 8 (26.67%) MCSE
10 8 (26.67%) MCSA
10 8 (26.67%) MCP
10 8 (26.67%) CCA
10 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (26.67%) SAN
10 8 (26.67%) SLA
10 8 (26.67%) CCNA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (16.67%) TPMS
2 1 (3.33%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) FTP
2 8 (26.67%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Linux Specialist
2 8 (26.67%) Middleware Specialist
3 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) UNIX Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) UNIX Support
5 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.33%) Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
8 1 (3.33%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 5 (16.67%) Tandem
2 4 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) UNIX
2 15 (50.00%) AIX
2 15 (50.00%) HPUX
2 15 (50.00%) Solaris
3 12 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) ITIL
2 18 (60.00%) Change Management
3 6 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Perl
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) MCP
1 8 (26.67%) MCSE
1 8 (26.67%) MCSA
1 8 (26.67%) CCNA
1 8 (26.67%) CCA
1 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (26.67%) MCTS
1 8 (26.67%) MCITP
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Backup Exec
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
1 8 (26.67%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Axway
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) Symantec
4 9 (30.00%) McAfee
5 4 (13.33%) Websense
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) Adobe
7 1 (3.33%) CA
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.33%) Draytek
7 1 (3.33%) IronPort
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.33%) Becrypt