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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 381 377 410
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +33
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 54 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46 28 20
Average salary £27,250 £38,750 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.67% +31.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £22,850 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £50,000 £54,050
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.27%
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
10554 9672 10625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.88% 48.59% 48.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8359 7575 8911
Average salary £42,500 £44,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.02% +5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -8 23 £27,000 -43.15%
Surrey -3 11 £26,500 +10.41% 2
West Sussex - 8 £37,500 -
Kent - 5 £24,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £28,500 - 1
Home Counties - 2 £27,500 -
East Sussex -18 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Hampshire -19 1 £35,000 - 3
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (72.55%) Windows
2 72 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 63 (61.76%) HP
4 60 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 57 (55.88%) MS Excel
6 48 (47.06%) Cisco
7 41 (40.20%) McAfee
7 41 (40.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (38.24%) Release Management
9 37 (36.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 37 (36.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 37 (36.27%) Software Deployment
10 36 (35.29%) Security Cleared
11 35 (34.31%) SC Cleared
11 35 (34.31%) DV Cleared
11 35 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (34.31%) MS Exchange
12 34 (33.33%) ITIL
13 33 (32.35%) CCNA
13 33 (32.35%) Software Distribution
14 31 (30.39%) Network Monitoring
14 31 (30.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 31 (30.39%) SolarWinds
14 31 (30.39%) SCCM
15 28 (27.45%) Kalman Filter
15 28 (27.45%) Telecoms
16 27 (26.47%) SCOM
17 26 (25.49%) Firewall
17 26 (25.49%) Internet
18 25 (24.51%) SLA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (34.31%) MS Exchange
2 16 (15.69%) Lync
3 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (5.88%) IIS
7 4 (3.92%) Moodle
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 57 (55.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) Firewall
1 26 (25.49%) Internet
2 25 (24.51%) ADSL
2 25 (24.51%) Ethernet
3 22 (21.57%) VoIP
4 20 (19.61%) TCP/IP
5 19 (18.63%) DNS
6 14 (13.73%) WAN
6 14 (13.73%) DHCP
7 12 (11.76%) LAN
8 10 (9.80%) Wireless
9 9 (8.82%) SAN
10 8 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (4.90%) VPN
12 4 (3.92%) FWSM
13 3 (2.94%) PBX
13 3 (2.94%) Broadband
13 3 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.96%) Network Security
14 2 (1.96%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) WinDbg
General
1 28 (27.45%) Telecoms
2 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 24 (23.53%) Retail
3 5 (4.90%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (44.12%) Support Engineer
2 38 (37.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 37 (36.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 18 (17.65%) NOC Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) IT Support
6 8 (7.84%) Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Support Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Network Operations Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Wintel Support
11 2 (1.96%) Security Engineer
11 2 (1.96%) Senior NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
1 4 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Clustering
1 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) iPhone
2 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.96%) CMDB
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) Open Source
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) VLE
5 1 (0.98%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 74 (72.55%) Windows
2 41 (40.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (30.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.78%) Linux
5 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.90%) Mac OS X Server
8 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.96%) Android
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.24%) Release Management
2 37 (36.27%) Software Deployment
3 34 (33.33%) ITIL
4 33 (32.35%) Software Distribution
5 31 (30.39%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (27.45%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.86%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.90%) Time Management
9 5 (4.90%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.92%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.92%) High Availability
11 3 (2.94%) Information Security
11 3 (2.94%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.94%) BCP
11 3 (2.94%) Project Management
11 3 (2.94%) ITIL V3
11 3 (2.94%) Business Continuity Planning
11 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) C
2 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.96%) Ruby
3 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.96%) Python
3 2 (1.96%) Perl
3 2 (1.96%) PHP
3 2 (1.96%) SQL
4 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 35 (34.31%) SC Cleared
2 35 (34.31%) DV Cleared
2 35 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (32.35%) CCNA
4 19 (18.63%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.84%) MCSE
7 7 (6.86%) MCSA
8 4 (3.92%) Degree
8 4 (3.92%) CISSP
8 4 (3.92%) MCP
8 4 (3.92%) CISM
9 3 (2.94%) CCDA
9 3 (2.94%) MCDST
9 3 (2.94%) MOS
10 2 (1.96%) CEH
10 2 (1.96%) CHFI
10 2 (1.96%) CCIE
10 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.51%) SLA
2 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.96%) HIPAA
System Software
1 72 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.96%) Snort
6 2 (1.96%) Nmap
6 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.96%) Firmware
7 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.98%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 37 (36.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 37 (36.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (30.39%) SCCM
3 27 (26.47%) SCOM
4 14 (13.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (7.84%) Backup Exec
6 7 (6.86%) WSUS
7 4 (3.92%) SCSM
7 4 (3.92%) ARCserve
8 3 (2.94%) Nagios
8 3 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.96%) Nessus
10 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.98%) DameWare
10 1 (0.98%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (61.76%) HP
2 60 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 48 (47.06%) Cisco
4 41 (40.20%) McAfee
5 31 (30.39%) SolarWinds
6 24 (23.53%) Fujitsu
7 20 (19.61%) VMware
8 19 (18.63%) BMC
9 16 (15.69%) Symantec
10 12 (11.76%) Citrix
11 8 (7.84%) Apple
12 7 (6.86%) CheckPoint
12 7 (6.86%) Juniper
12 7 (6.86%) Dell
13 5 (4.90%) Veritas
14 4 (3.92%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (3.92%) Lumension
14 4 (3.92%) F5
14 4 (3.92%) BT
15 3 (2.94%) Postini
Fleet, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Gold Group
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Prion Cutting Edge
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago