The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 138 130 138
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.087% 0.14% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.25% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,750 £30,000 £29,750
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.84%
Sophos
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1140 1224 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 49.54% 55.66% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 800 894 859
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sophos
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Salary Trend in Reading

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) ZENworks
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco