The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 224 238 235
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 9 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.67% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 8
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £42,500 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,750 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.53%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2414 2705 2561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 46.36% 44.74% 41.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1988 2170 2069
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,980 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +4.95%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sophos
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Sophos Salary Trend in the South West

Sophos
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 7 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire -6 2 £35,750 +6.71%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 24 (82.76%) VMware
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) NetApp
4 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
5 17 (58.62%) SAN
6 15 (51.72%) vSphere
6 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
7 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (48.28%) Linux
7 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
8 13 (44.83%) MCSE
8 13 (44.83%) ITIL
8 13 (44.83%) CCNA
8 13 (44.83%) Citrix
8 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (44.83%) Symantec
8 13 (44.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (44.83%) NetBackup
8 13 (44.83%) Backup Exec
9 12 (41.38%) MCITP
10 11 (37.93%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (37.93%) HP
10 11 (37.93%) MCSA
10 11 (37.93%) XenApp
11 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
11 10 (34.48%) WSUS
11 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (34.48%) Firewall

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2000
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (13.79%) IBM Domino
4 4 (13.79%) IBM Notes
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) SAN
2 10 (34.48%) Firewall
3 9 (31.03%) DHCP
3 9 (31.03%) DNS
4 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.79%) LAN
5 4 (13.79%) NAS
5 4 (13.79%) WAN
5 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.34%) PBX
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
8 1 (3.45%) ADSL
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (13.79%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Games
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) IT Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Storage Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix Support
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support
6 2 (6.90%) SSRS Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) COM
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) SCADA
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
3 14 (48.28%) Linux
4 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Unix
5 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.34%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity
2 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity Management
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (13.79%) Identity Management
2 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
2 4 (13.79%) MODAF
2 4 (13.79%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 4 (13.79%) SIEM
2 4 (13.79%) SysML
2 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
2 4 (13.79%) UML
2 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) CRM
4 2 (6.90%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) Disruptive Innovation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (44.83%) CCNA
2 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (44.83%) MCSE
3 12 (41.38%) MCITP
4 11 (37.93%) Citrix Certification
4 11 (37.93%) MCSA
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (17.24%) MCP
7 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) VCP4
7 4 (13.79%) VCP5
8 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.45%) CISSP
9 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) vSphere
2 11 (37.93%) XenApp
3 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
5 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (13.79%) UAG
5 4 (13.79%) vCloud
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) Backup Exec
1 13 (44.83%) NetBackup
1 13 (44.83%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (34.48%) WSUS
3 4 (13.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 4 (13.79%) SCOM
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) VMware
2 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) NetApp
3 13 (44.83%) Citrix
3 13 (44.83%) Symantec
4 11 (37.93%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco
6 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 6 (20.69%) Intel Security
7 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
7 4 (13.79%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) IBM
7 4 (13.79%) Lotus
8 3 (10.34%) Panasonic
9 2 (6.90%) arcserve
9 2 (6.90%) Remedy
10 1 (3.45%) Iron Mountain
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle
10 1 (3.45%) Red Hat