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 23 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank - 143 126
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading - 0.041% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.077% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -7.35%
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
1361 1294 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 52.27% 53.60% 47.60%
Number of salaries quoted 898 1008 769
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) WSUS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Intel
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Intel
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy