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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 404 383 364
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 25 46 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.43% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 73
Average salary £32,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,400 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%
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
11413 10703 11245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.68% 49.88% 49.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8797 8584 9439
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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
Surrey -12 9 £24,500 -34.66% 2
Berkshire -7 8 £32,500 +12.06% 1
West Sussex -11 3 £35,500 +36.53% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Kent -1 1 £32,000 -30.81%
Hampshire -7 1 £37,500 +15.38%
East Sussex - 1 £32,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 40 (61.54%) Windows
1 40 (61.54%) Cisco
1 40 (61.54%) Firewall
2 38 (58.46%) Active Directory
3 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
4 31 (47.69%) MS Exchange
5 29 (44.62%) MS Excel
6 26 (40.00%) HP
6 26 (40.00%) CCNA
6 26 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (36.92%) ITIL
8 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (32.31%) VMware
9 21 (32.31%) Citrix
10 19 (29.23%) DNS
11 18 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (27.69%) SolarWinds
12 16 (24.62%) Imperva
12 16 (24.62%) Metasploit
12 16 (24.62%) tcpdump
12 16 (24.62%) Linux
12 16 (24.62%) Nessus
12 16 (24.62%) Nmap
12 16 (24.62%) Snort
13 15 (23.08%) CheckPoint
13 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (23.08%) Internet
13 15 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (21.54%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (21.54%) Exchange Server 2010

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 31 (47.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (21.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
5 8 (12.31%) Lync
6 6 (9.23%) Moodle
7 2 (3.08%) IIS
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (44.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (61.54%) Firewall
2 19 (29.23%) DNS
3 16 (24.62%) tcpdump
4 15 (23.08%) Internet
5 13 (20.00%) SAN
5 13 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 13 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (18.46%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (18.46%) DHCP
6 12 (18.46%) VPN
7 10 (15.38%) ADSL
8 9 (13.85%) Broadband
8 9 (13.85%) VoIP
9 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
10 6 (9.23%) HTTP
10 6 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (9.23%) Network Security
10 6 (9.23%) FWSM
11 4 (6.15%) PPTP
11 4 (6.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Analyst
2 12 (18.46%) Security Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.69%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) IT Support
8 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) NOC Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Project Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Field Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 10 (15.38%) iPhone
1 10 (15.38%) iPad
2 6 (9.23%) Firmware
3 4 (6.15%) Open Source
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) CESG
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (24.62%) Linux
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
7 10 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Phone
7 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Vista
7 10 (15.38%) Android
8 9 (13.85%) Ubuntu
8 9 (13.85%) CentOS
9 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) ITIL
2 15 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
3 14 (21.54%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (18.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (18.46%) SIEM
5 6 (9.23%) Change Control
5 6 (9.23%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.69%) Service Management
7 4 (6.15%) Release Management
7 4 (6.15%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.62%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (4.62%) Information Security
8 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.62%) Web Development
8 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.62%) Project Management
9 2 (3.08%) Network Management
9 2 (3.08%) Software Distribution
10 1 (1.54%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) C
2 10 (15.38%) SQL
3 9 (13.85%) Python
3 9 (13.85%) Ruby
3 9 (13.85%) Perl
3 9 (13.85%) PHP
3 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) CCNA
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (18.46%) MCSE
2 12 (18.46%) Network+ Certification
2 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 9 (13.85%) CEH
4 9 (13.85%) MCSA
4 9 (13.85%) CISSP
5 7 (10.77%) OSCP
5 7 (10.77%) OSCE
6 6 (9.23%) MCP
6 6 (9.23%) MOS
7 5 (7.69%) CCNP
8 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.62%) VCAP
9 3 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.54%) SLA
2 10 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 10 (15.38%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (58.46%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (24.62%) Snort
3 16 (24.62%) Nmap
4 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.77%) Terminal Server
6 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.62%) vSphere
6 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) Nessus
2 6 (9.23%) SCCM
3 4 (6.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.62%) WSUS
4 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.08%) SCOM
6 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (61.54%) Cisco
2 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
3 26 (40.00%) HP
4 21 (32.31%) Citrix
4 21 (32.31%) VMware
5 18 (27.69%) SolarWinds
6 16 (24.62%) Imperva
7 15 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 14 (21.54%) Juniper
9 12 (18.46%) BMC
10 11 (16.92%) Symantec
11 10 (15.38%) Sage
11 10 (15.38%) Draytek
12 9 (13.85%) Splunk
12 9 (13.85%) Red Hat
13 8 (12.31%) BT
14 7 (10.77%) McAfee
14 7 (10.77%) Barracuda Networks
15 6 (9.23%) F5
15 6 (9.23%) NetApp
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