The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 353 415 411
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 95 52 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.98% 0.49% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 28
Average salary £42,700 £28,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.50% -37.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £24,250 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9710 10573 9712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.38% 50.64% 48.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8099 8399 7593
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sophos
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Sophos Salary Trend in the South East

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the South East

Sophos
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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
Oxfordshire +55 68 £44,000 +54.38% 10
Hampshire +20 13 £42,700 +32.40%
Berkshire -12 8 £48,000 +77.77%
Kent +10 4 - -
West Sussex -9 1 £25,000 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 114 (65.52%) Windows
2 88 (50.57%) Microsoft
3 64 (36.78%) Active Directory
4 56 (32.18%) Windows Server
5 55 (31.61%) Firewall
6 51 (29.31%) Python
7 50 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (25.86%) MS Office
9 36 (20.69%) C#
10 35 (20.11%) Internet
10 35 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (19.54%) C++
12 32 (18.39%) SAN
13 31 (17.82%) Windows 7
14 30 (17.24%) VMware
15 29 (16.67%) QA
15 29 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (15.52%) DNS
16 27 (15.52%) TCP/IP
16 27 (15.52%) Fortinet
16 27 (15.52%) Software Engineering
17 26 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (14.94%) Linux
18 25 (14.37%) Pair Programming
18 25 (14.37%) Coaching
19 24 (13.79%) Data Protection
19 24 (13.79%) Clustering
19 24 (13.79%) Java
19 24 (13.79%) Perl

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 21 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2013
1 21 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.92%) SharePoint
3 15 (8.62%) Skype for Business
4 12 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.30%) Apache
6 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.30%) IIS
6 4 (2.30%) JBoss
6 4 (2.30%) nginx
6 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 45 (25.86%) MS Office
2 20 (11.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.90%) Office 365
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (31.61%) Firewall
2 35 (20.11%) Internet
3 32 (18.39%) SAN
4 27 (15.52%) DNS
4 27 (15.52%) TCP/IP
5 23 (13.22%) VPN
6 18 (10.34%) WAN
7 17 (9.77%) iSCSI
7 17 (9.77%) LAN
8 15 (8.62%) DHCP
9 13 (7.47%) Wireless
10 9 (5.17%) Network Security
10 9 (5.17%) SMTP
11 6 (3.45%) HTTP
12 5 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.87%) VoIP
13 4 (2.30%) 3G
13 4 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.62%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.30%) MySQL
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) WinDbg
2 5 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.87%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.87%) Marketing
3 4 (2.30%) Legal
4 3 (1.72%) Finance
5 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (16.67%) Administrator
2 27 (15.52%) Software Engineer
3 23 (13.22%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (9.20%) Windows Administrator
4 16 (9.20%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 15 (8.62%) IT Engineer
5 15 (8.62%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.05%) IT Support
7 13 (7.47%) C++ Software Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) Graduate
7 13 (7.47%) Network Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (5.75%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 10 (5.75%) Technical Support
10 9 (5.17%) Account Manager
10 9 (5.17%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Technical Account Manager
10 9 (5.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.47%) .NET
2 7 (4.02%) HTML
3 5 (2.87%) Velocity
4 4 (2.30%) LAMP
4 4 (2.30%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.72%) Middleware
6 2 (1.15%) Flash
6 2 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (13.79%) Clustering
3 19 (10.92%) EqualLogic
4 13 (7.47%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.32%) Blog
5 11 (6.32%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (2.30%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.30%) iPad
8 4 (2.30%) iPhone
8 4 (2.30%) Replication
9 3 (1.72%) PKI
10 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 114 (65.52%) Windows
2 56 (32.18%) Windows Server
3 35 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (17.82%) Windows 7
5 29 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (14.94%) Linux
7 18 (10.34%) Unix
8 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.17%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.60%) Mac OS
10 8 (4.60%) NetWare
11 7 (4.02%) Mac OS X
11 7 (4.02%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.87%) Solaris
13 2 (1.15%) AIX
13 2 (1.15%) Debian
13 2 (1.15%) HPUX
13 2 (1.15%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.57%) CentOS
14 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.52%) Software Engineering
3 25 (14.37%) Coaching
3 25 (14.37%) Pair Programming
4 24 (13.79%) Data Protection
5 23 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (13.22%) Test Automation
6 20 (11.49%) ITIL
7 19 (10.92%) Mentoring
8 18 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 15 (8.62%) Information Security
10 14 (8.05%) Computer Security
10 14 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (7.47%) Regression Testing
11 13 (7.47%) Reverse Engineering
12 12 (6.90%) Trend Analysis
13 11 (6.32%) Product Management
13 11 (6.32%) Test Management
13 11 (6.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.31%) Python
2 36 (20.69%) C#
3 34 (19.54%) C++
4 24 (13.79%) Java
4 24 (13.79%) Perl
5 11 (6.32%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.17%) C
8 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.02%) SQL
9 3 (1.72%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (12.07%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (11.49%) CCNA
3 20 (11.49%) Degree
4 15 (8.62%) MCSE
5 7 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.02%) MCSA
5 7 (4.02%) MCSD
5 7 (4.02%) MCTS
5 7 (4.02%) MOS
6 6 (3.45%) MCP
7 3 (1.72%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.72%) CISSP
7 3 (1.72%) LPIC
7 3 (1.72%) MCDST
7 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.15%) MBA
8 2 (1.15%) MCITP
8 2 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.67%) QA
2 11 (6.32%) SLA
3 5 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.30%) FISMA
5 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.22%) Hyper-V
3 15 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.17%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.30%) qmail
5 4 (2.30%) Squid
6 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) Snort
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
7 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (9.77%) WSUS
2 15 (8.62%) Cacti
3 9 (5.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.30%) collectd
5 4 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.30%) Ganglia
5 4 (2.30%) Graphite
5 4 (2.30%) logstash
5 4 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.30%) Nagios
5 4 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.30%) SCCM
5 4 (2.30%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 2 (1.15%) Nessus
8 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.57%) Nmap
Vendors
1 88 (50.57%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.24%) VMware
3 27 (15.52%) Fortinet
4 24 (13.79%) Avaya
5 23 (13.22%) Cisco
5 23 (13.22%) Dell
6 20 (11.49%) Citrix
7 16 (9.20%) HP
8 15 (8.62%) SolarWinds
8 15 (8.62%) Symantec
9 11 (6.32%) Intel Security
9 11 (6.32%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (5.17%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.45%) Intel
12 5 (2.87%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.87%) Splunk
13 4 (2.30%) Cadence
13 4 (2.30%) Draytek
14 3 (1.72%) Kaspersky
14 3 (1.72%) Trend Micro
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