The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank - - 65
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 0 0 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - - 2.40%
As % of the Vendors category - - 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 21
Average salary - - £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
Sophos
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
468 592 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 41.23% 49.92% 51.14%
Number of salaries quoted 412 498 389
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Sophos
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the South Wales region.

Sophos Salary Trend in South Wales

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) BCP
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (66.67%) Kaspersky
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) BCP
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (66.67%) Kaspersky
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle