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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 227 231 215
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 20 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.086% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 7
Average salary £33,000 £25,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -23.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,700 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £25,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £29,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
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
2720 2412 2432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.13% 41.64% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2198 2059 2098
Average salary £37,500 £38,800 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.35% +3.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Gloucestershire - 19 £33,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 £45,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (96.97%) Citrix
3 28 (84.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (84.85%) MS Excel
4 26 (78.79%) MCSE
4 26 (78.79%) TCP/IP
4 26 (78.79%) VPN
4 26 (78.79%) XenApp
5 25 (75.76%) MCSA
5 25 (75.76%) ITIL
6 23 (69.70%) DHCP
6 23 (69.70%) Cisco
6 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
6 23 (69.70%) Remedy
6 23 (69.70%) Client/Server
6 23 (69.70%) DNS
6 23 (69.70%) Finance
6 23 (69.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 23 (69.70%) Software Packaging
6 23 (69.70%) BitLocker
7 9 (27.27%) Symantec
7 9 (27.27%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) Backup Exec
7 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 8 (24.24%) SAN
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (18.18%) Office 365
11 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (84.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) TCP/IP
1 26 (78.79%) VPN
2 23 (69.70%) DNS
2 23 (69.70%) DHCP
3 8 (24.24%) SAN
4 5 (15.15%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (69.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Support Specialist
2 15 (45.45%) Wintel Support
2 15 (45.45%) Wintel Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Server Support
6 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (69.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) ITIL
2 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
2 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.03%) Pair Programming
2 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C#
1 1 (3.03%) C++
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) VBScript
1 1 (3.03%) Python
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (78.79%) MCSE
3 25 (75.76%) MCSA
4 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.06%) MCITP
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) XenApp
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (69.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 23 (69.70%) BitLocker
3 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 5 (15.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.06%) WSUS
4 2 (6.06%) SCCM
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
4 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.03%) Zenoss
5 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (96.97%) Citrix
3 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 23 (69.70%) Remedy
4 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 9 (27.27%) Symantec
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam
6 2 (6.06%) Websense
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
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