The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 214 211 210
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 8 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.019% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.043% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 5
Average salary £23,000 £30,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -35.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £30,000 £47,100
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2585 2332 2458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.66% 44.59% 44.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2056 1966 2119
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,646
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £51,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Devon - 3 £23,000 -
Dorset - 3 £22,000 -
Bristol - 2 £42,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
4 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
5 6 (46.15%) IP Telephony
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) DHCP
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
6 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
7 4 (30.77%) Terminal Services
8 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
8 3 (23.08%) Internet
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) A+ Certification
8 3 (23.08%) MCSE
8 3 (23.08%) MCSA
8 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 3 (23.08%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) WAN

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) IP Telephony
2 3 (23.08%) VLAN
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) IT Technician
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) A+ Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MCITP
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Terminal Services
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (15.38%) WSUS
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle