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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 414 429 394
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 32 36 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 13
Average salary £41,750 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.96% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £28,500 £28,250
% change year-on-year
+14.91% +0.88%
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
10772 11390 11568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.73% 48.17% 51.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8455 8979 9414
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -7 10 £42,000 -11.57%
Oxfordshire - 10 £32,500 -
West Sussex -1 9 £42,500 +61.90%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey +4 1 £41,000 +57.69% 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 73 (84.88%) Windows
2 59 (68.60%) Active Directory
3 48 (55.81%) Microsoft
4 43 (50.00%) Cisco
5 42 (48.84%) VMware
6 38 (44.19%) Firewall
7 36 (41.86%) MS Exchange
7 36 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (34.88%) DNS
10 28 (32.56%) HP
11 27 (31.40%) Lync
12 26 (30.23%) MS Excel
13 25 (29.07%) TCP/IP
14 24 (27.91%) SQL Server
14 24 (27.91%) Release Management
15 23 (26.74%) SolarWinds
15 23 (26.74%) DHCP
16 22 (25.58%) SCCM
17 21 (24.42%) ITIL
17 21 (24.42%) WAN
18 20 (23.26%) LAN
18 20 (23.26%) Citrix
18 20 (23.26%) SAN
19 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
20 18 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
20 18 (20.93%) WSUS
20 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
21 17 (19.77%) Business Continuity

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 36 (41.86%) MS Exchange
2 27 (31.40%) Lync
3 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (18.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (15.12%) IIS
6 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.49%) Apache
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Office 365
2 4 (4.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (44.19%) Firewall
2 30 (34.88%) DNS
3 25 (29.07%) TCP/IP
4 23 (26.74%) DHCP
5 21 (24.42%) WAN
6 20 (23.26%) LAN
6 20 (23.26%) SAN
7 11 (12.79%) VoIP
8 9 (10.47%) VPN
8 9 (10.47%) Wireless
8 9 (10.47%) NAS
9 8 (9.30%) Internet
9 8 (9.30%) Ethernet
9 8 (9.30%) ADSL
10 7 (8.14%) Broadband
11 5 (5.81%) SSH
11 5 (5.81%) PuTTY
11 5 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (4.65%) Network Security
12 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.12%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Bugzilla
1 3 (3.49%) Subversion
1 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.33%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.33%) Redmine
3 1 (1.16%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 5 (5.81%) Back Office
4 2 (2.33%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.33%) Law
4 2 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Support Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Support Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (15.12%) Network Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) IT Support
6 10 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (11.63%) Senior Support Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (8.14%) Support Technician
8 7 (8.14%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Technician
9 6 (6.98%) Senior Technician
9 6 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Server Support Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) .NET
1 13 (15.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Clustering
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Open Source
3 5 (5.81%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.81%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.65%) iPhone
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.33%) Statistics
6 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.33%) iPad
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 73 (84.88%) Windows
2 34 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (17.44%) Linux
6 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.98%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.33%) CentOS
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (2.33%) Android
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.16%) NetWare
12 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) Release Management
2 21 (24.42%) ITIL
3 18 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (19.77%) Business Continuity
5 15 (17.44%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (15.12%) High Availability
6 13 (15.12%) Load Balancing
6 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.95%) Software Deployment
7 12 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (12.79%) Software Delivery
8 11 (12.79%) Software Distribution
9 9 (10.47%) Performance Management
10 6 (6.98%) Migration
10 6 (6.98%) Server Monitoring
10 6 (6.98%) CAD
10 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.81%) Project Management
12 4 (4.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 4 (4.65%) C
4 2 (2.33%) Perl
4 2 (2.33%) PHP
4 2 (2.33%) Python
4 2 (2.33%) Ruby
4 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.16%) VBScript
5 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.60%) CCNA
3 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.79%) MCSE
4 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.79%) DV Cleared
4 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
5 9 (10.47%) Degree
6 5 (5.81%) CCSA
6 5 (5.81%) MCSA
6 5 (5.81%) MCP
7 4 (4.65%) CISSP
7 4 (4.65%) CISM
7 4 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.49%) MCDST
8 3 (3.49%) CCDA
9 2 (2.33%) CCIE
9 2 (2.33%) MCITP
9 2 (2.33%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) SLA
2 6 (6.98%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.33%) HIPAA
4 2 (2.33%) FISMA
System Software
1 59 (68.60%) Active Directory
2 36 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (12.79%) VMware ESX
5 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.65%) vSphere
7 4 (4.65%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.33%) Snort
8 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.33%) XenApp
9 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.16%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (25.58%) SCCM
2 18 (20.93%) WSUS
3 13 (15.12%) SCSM
3 13 (15.12%) ARCserve
4 12 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (12.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (12.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (11.63%) SCOM
7 7 (8.14%) Backup Exec
8 5 (5.81%) Nagios
9 4 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (2.33%) Nessus
11 2 (2.33%) Nmap
12 1 (1.16%) DameWare
12 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
12 1 (1.16%) ZENworks
12 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (50.00%) Cisco
3 42 (48.84%) VMware
4 28 (32.56%) HP
5 23 (26.74%) SolarWinds
6 20 (23.26%) Citrix
7 17 (19.77%) Symantec
8 16 (18.60%) McAfee
8 16 (18.60%) Dell
9 13 (15.12%) Lumension
10 10 (11.63%) Apple
11 7 (8.14%) Sage
11 7 (8.14%) CheckPoint
12 6 (6.98%) Fujitsu
12 6 (6.98%) Veeam
13 5 (5.81%) Synopsys
13 5 (5.81%) Juniper
14 4 (4.65%) BMC
14 4 (4.65%) Postini
14 4 (4.65%) Qualys