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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 380 393 419
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +26
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 59 39 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 39 35 35
Average salary £26,500 £33,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.69% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
11085 10476 10994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 51.11% 48.64% 47.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8646 8243 9356
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Berkshire +29 35 £24,500 -48.42% 1
Surrey -5 11 £26,500 +15.21%
Home Counties - 5 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire 0 3 £28,500 -24.00%
Kent - 2 £20,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £35,750 -
East Sussex -15 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 66 (70.97%) HP
2 65 (69.89%) Active Directory
3 63 (67.74%) Windows
4 62 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 59 (63.44%) MS Excel
6 41 (44.09%) Cisco
6 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (41.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 39 (41.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 39 (41.94%) McAfee
7 39 (41.94%) Software Deployment
8 38 (40.86%) Release Management
8 38 (40.86%) Security Cleared
9 37 (39.78%) SC Cleared
9 37 (39.78%) DV Cleared
10 33 (35.48%) Software Distribution
11 32 (34.41%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (34.41%) CCNA
11 32 (34.41%) MS Exchange
11 32 (34.41%) ITIL
12 31 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
12 31 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 29 (31.18%) SCCM
14 28 (30.11%) SolarWinds
14 28 (30.11%) Telecoms
15 27 (29.03%) Internet
16 26 (27.96%) ADSL
16 26 (27.96%) Ethernet
16 26 (27.96%) SLA
16 26 (27.96%) Kalman Filter

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 32 (34.41%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.28%) Lync
3 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.45%) Moodle
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 59 (63.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.03%) Internet
2 26 (27.96%) ADSL
2 26 (27.96%) Ethernet
3 20 (21.51%) Firewall
4 19 (20.43%) VoIP
5 15 (16.13%) DNS
6 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
7 10 (10.75%) WAN
7 10 (10.75%) Wireless
8 9 (9.68%) LAN
9 8 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (8.60%) DHCP
10 6 (6.45%) FWSM
10 6 (6.45%) SAN
11 4 (4.30%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (3.23%) Broadband
13 2 (2.15%) PBX
13 2 (2.15%) VPN
13 2 (2.15%) OSPF
13 2 (2.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (30.11%) Telecoms
2 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 24 (25.81%) Retail
3 5 (5.38%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (49.46%) Support Engineer
2 40 (43.01%) 2nd Line Support
3 39 (41.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 17 (18.28%) NOC Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) IT Support
9 4 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.23%) Administrator
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.23%) Wintel Support
10 3 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Network Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) .NET
1 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.15%) Clustering
1 2 (2.15%) VLE
1 2 (2.15%) iPhone
1 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 63 (67.74%) Windows
2 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.38%) Mac OS X Server
6 5 (5.38%) Linux
7 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.94%) Software Deployment
2 38 (40.86%) Release Management
3 33 (35.48%) Software Distribution
4 32 (34.41%) ITIL
5 31 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (27.96%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.38%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.38%) Time Management
7 5 (5.38%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.15%) Document Management
9 2 (2.15%) Migration
9 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.15%) Project Management
9 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.08%) Change Management
10 1 (1.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (1.08%) CRM
10 1 (1.08%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) C
2 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (40.86%) Security Cleared
2 37 (39.78%) SC Cleared
2 37 (39.78%) DV Cleared
3 32 (34.41%) CCNA
3 32 (34.41%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (21.51%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (9.68%) MCSE
7 7 (7.53%) MCSA
8 5 (5.38%) MOS
9 4 (4.30%) Degree
10 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.23%) CCDA
11 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.08%) CCNP
11 1 (1.08%) MCDST
11 1 (1.08%) MCP
11 1 (1.08%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.96%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (69.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.30%) Firmware
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (41.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 39 (41.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 29 (31.18%) SCCM
3 25 (26.88%) SCOM
4 8 (8.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (7.53%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.23%) WSUS
7 2 (2.15%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.08%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.08%) SCSM
8 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 66 (70.97%) HP
2 62 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 41 (44.09%) Cisco
4 39 (41.94%) McAfee
5 28 (30.11%) SolarWinds
6 24 (25.81%) Fujitsu
7 20 (21.51%) BMC
8 14 (15.05%) VMware
9 8 (8.60%) Symantec
9 8 (8.60%) Citrix
10 7 (7.53%) Juniper
11 6 (6.45%) Apple
11 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
11 6 (6.45%) BT
11 6 (6.45%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (6.45%) F5
12 5 (5.38%) Veritas
13 3 (3.23%) Dell
14 2 (2.15%) Intel
14 2 (2.15%) Mitel
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