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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 395 386 406
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 43 34 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38 30 15
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,950 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
10349 10093 10747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.27% 48.08% 50.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8222 7842 8785
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Berkshire -15 14 £27,000 -43.15%
West Sussex - 12 £42,500 - 1
Surrey -10 7 £45,000 +63.63%
Oxfordshire - 4 £29,250 - 4
Kent - 3 £25,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £32,250 -
East Sussex -17 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 81 (77.14%) Windows
2 70 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 66 (62.86%) Microsoft
4 60 (57.14%) HP
5 50 (47.62%) MS Excel
6 47 (44.76%) Cisco
7 41 (39.05%) Release Management
8 40 (38.10%) McAfee
8 40 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (35.24%) MS Exchange
10 36 (34.29%) Software Deployment
11 35 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 35 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 34 (32.38%) Security Cleared
12 34 (32.38%) SCCM
13 33 (31.43%) SC Cleared
13 33 (31.43%) DV Cleared
14 31 (29.52%) Software Distribution
15 30 (28.57%) Firewall
16 29 (27.62%) ITIL
16 29 (27.62%) Windows 2000 Server
17 28 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (25.71%) DNS
18 27 (25.71%) VMware
18 27 (25.71%) SolarWinds
18 27 (25.71%) SCOM
19 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (24.76%) CCNA
20 25 (23.81%) TCP/IP
20 25 (23.81%) Network Monitoring

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 37 (35.24%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.05%) Lync
3 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (8.57%) IIS
5 9 (8.57%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.90%) Moodle
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 50 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.57%) Firewall
2 27 (25.71%) DNS
3 25 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 19 (18.10%) DHCP
4 19 (18.10%) Ethernet
4 19 (18.10%) ADSL
4 19 (18.10%) Internet
5 18 (17.14%) VoIP
5 18 (17.14%) WAN
6 17 (16.19%) LAN
7 14 (13.33%) SAN
8 9 (8.57%) Wireless
9 8 (7.62%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (7.62%) VPN
10 6 (5.71%) Broadband
11 4 (3.81%) SSH
11 4 (3.81%) NAS
11 4 (3.81%) PuTTY
12 3 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.86%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.62%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.95%) Subversion
2 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 22 (20.95%) Retail
2 22 (20.95%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.81%) Back Office
5 2 (1.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (40.95%) Support Engineer
2 37 (35.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 36 (34.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) Analyst
6 10 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.57%) IT Support
8 8 (7.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Server Support
10 4 (3.81%) Support Specialist
10 4 (3.81%) Server Support Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Support Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Server Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Server Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) Web Services
1 8 (7.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Clustering
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) iPhone
5 3 (2.86%) Open Source
5 3 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.90%) VLE
6 2 (1.90%) CMDB
6 2 (1.90%) iPad
6 2 (1.90%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (77.14%) Windows
2 40 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (27.62%) Windows 2000 Server
4 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.38%) Linux
6 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.57%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.76%) Mac OS X Server
10 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.90%) Android
11 2 (1.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.05%) Release Management
2 36 (34.29%) Software Deployment
3 31 (29.52%) Software Distribution
4 29 (27.62%) ITIL
5 25 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
6 23 (21.90%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (11.43%) Business Continuity
9 8 (7.62%) High Availability
9 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
9 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.71%) Project Management
10 6 (5.71%) Migration
10 6 (5.71%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.76%) Time Management
11 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.81%) BCP
12 4 (3.81%) Service Management
12 4 (3.81%) Information Security
12 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.48%) C
2 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.81%) SQL
4 2 (1.90%) Perl
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
4 2 (1.90%) Python
4 2 (1.90%) Ruby
4 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.95%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) Security Cleared
2 33 (31.43%) SC Cleared
2 33 (31.43%) DV Cleared
3 28 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (24.76%) CCNA
5 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (12.38%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (8.57%) MCSE
7 6 (5.71%) MCSA
7 6 (5.71%) Degree
8 5 (4.76%) MCP
9 4 (3.81%) CISM
9 4 (3.81%) CCSA
9 4 (3.81%) CISSP
10 3 (2.86%) MCDST
10 3 (2.86%) CCDA
11 2 (1.90%) CCIE
11 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.90%) CEH
11 2 (1.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.10%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.90%) HIPAA
System Software
1 70 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.48%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (5.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.90%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.90%) Snort
7 2 (1.90%) Nmap
7 2 (1.90%) vSphere
7 2 (1.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.95%) BlackBerry Internet Service
8 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 35 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 34 (32.38%) SCCM
3 27 (25.71%) SCOM
4 16 (15.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (12.38%) WSUS
6 9 (8.57%) Backup Exec
7 8 (7.62%) ARCserve
7 8 (7.62%) SCSM
8 5 (4.76%) Nagios
9 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.90%) Nessus
12 1 (0.95%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.95%) DameWare
12 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.95%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 66 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 60 (57.14%) HP
3 47 (44.76%) Cisco
4 40 (38.10%) McAfee
5 27 (25.71%) VMware
5 27 (25.71%) SolarWinds
6 22 (20.95%) Fujitsu
7 19 (18.10%) Symantec
8 18 (17.14%) Citrix
9 13 (12.38%) BMC
10 12 (11.43%) Dell
10 12 (11.43%) Apple
11 8 (7.62%) Lumension
12 7 (6.67%) CheckPoint
13 6 (5.71%) Sage
14 5 (4.76%) Juniper
14 5 (4.76%) Veritas
15 4 (3.81%) Blue Coat
15 4 (3.81%) Qualys
15 4 (3.81%) Postini
Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago