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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 222 217 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 16 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.20% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 0
Average salary £41,500 £23,767 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.61% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £28,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+44.64% -20.00%
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
2551 2563 2223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.94% 41.89% 43.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2132 2054 1844
Average salary £39,460 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.64% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the South West

Sophos
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Wiltshire +6 8 £42,500 +78.81%
Gloucestershire - 8 £40,500 - 3
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 34 (91.89%) Microsoft
2 34 (91.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (86.49%) MCSE
4 31 (83.78%) MCSA
5 26 (70.27%) VMware
6 25 (67.57%) Backup Exec
6 25 (67.57%) MS Exchange
6 25 (67.57%) Symantec
6 25 (67.57%) Citrix
7 22 (59.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (59.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 21 (56.76%) MCITP
8 21 (56.76%) WSUS
8 21 (56.76%) NetBackup
8 21 (56.76%) ITIL
8 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
8 21 (56.76%) vSphere
9 20 (54.05%) XenApp
10 14 (37.84%) MS Excel
10 14 (37.84%) SAN
11 12 (32.43%) VPN
11 12 (32.43%) Linux
12 11 (29.73%) VBScript
12 11 (29.73%) DHCP
12 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
12 11 (29.73%) DNS
12 11 (29.73%) NetApp
12 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
12 11 (29.73%) Active Directory

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 25 (67.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) SAN
2 12 (32.43%) VPN
3 11 (29.73%) DNS
3 11 (29.73%) DHCP
3 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.81%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 14 (37.84%) Server Analyst
3 13 (35.14%) Server Support
3 13 (35.14%) Support Analyst
3 13 (35.14%) Team Leader
3 13 (35.14%) Server Support Analyst
4 11 (29.73%) Senior Server Analyst
4 11 (29.73%) Support Team Leader
4 11 (29.73%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (27.03%) Senior Support Analyst
6 9 (24.32%) Support Specialist
7 8 (21.62%) Wintel Support
8 7 (18.92%) Wintel Specialist
9 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (8.11%) Technical Team Leader
10 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
10 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
10 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Software Packaging
2 3 (8.11%) COM
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.41%) People Management
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
4 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) VBScript
1 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (91.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (86.49%) MCSE
3 31 (83.78%) MCSA
4 22 (59.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (56.76%) MCITP
6 8 (21.62%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (10.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) vSphere
2 20 (54.05%) XenApp
3 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
4 10 (27.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (27.03%) BitLocker
5 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
6 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (67.57%) Backup Exec
2 22 (59.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (56.76%) NetBackup
3 21 (56.76%) WSUS
4 10 (27.03%) Zenoss
4 10 (27.03%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (70.27%) VMware
3 25 (67.57%) Citrix
3 25 (67.57%) Symantec
4 11 (29.73%) NetApp
5 10 (27.03%) Remedy
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco
6 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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