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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 224 213 211
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 11 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.019% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.045% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 7
Average salary £24,534 - £31,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 - £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 - £46,400
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.45% -6.42%
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
2819 2223 2445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.82% 42.18% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2333 1859 2093
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,472
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
Wiltshire - 8 £23,767 - 1
Bristol +1 2 £36,138 -
Devon - 1 £47,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
6 8 (42.11%) Firewall
6 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
7 7 (36.84%) DHCP
7 7 (36.84%) DNS
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (36.84%) MCSE
7 7 (36.84%) MCSA
7 7 (36.84%) MS Office
7 7 (36.84%) MCP
7 7 (36.84%) IP Telephony
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
8 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
8 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
8 6 (31.58%) Blackberry
8 6 (31.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (26.32%) Altiris
9 5 (26.32%) VB
9 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
9 5 (26.32%) Citrix
9 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (21.05%) Network Security
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 7

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.53%) Lync
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.53%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
2 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) IP Telephony
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) NAS
3 4 (21.05%) VLAN
3 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
3 4 (21.05%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
5 2 (10.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) IT Support
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) IT Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (36.84%) MCSE
1 7 (36.84%) MCSA
1 7 (36.84%) MCP
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) MCDST
3 3 (15.79%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 3 (15.79%) A+ Certification
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (21.05%) Terminal Services
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
1 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
2 2 (10.53%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Altiris
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Symantec
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) IronPort
5 2 (10.53%) Trend Micro
5 2 (10.53%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Swindon, Wiltshire
Royal Wootton Bassett
Salary: Negotiable according to skills and experience
Posted: 11 days ago