The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Reading region.

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

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 128 142 133
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.044% 0.045%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.084% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £37,250 £19,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+96.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -
Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1201 1187 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 51.97% 52.29% 48.62%
Number of salaries quoted 834 924 948
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
Berkshire

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 22 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Lync
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) VMS
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Dell
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (37.50%) WSUS

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Lync
1 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) VMS
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) WSUS
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) Intel