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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 232 237 212
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 13 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.034% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.075% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 11
Average salary £30,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
2858 2672 2550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 45.13% 45.04% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2417 2230 2173
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Gloucestershire - 12 £30,000 -
Devon -11 1 £47,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (66.67%) DNS
3 16 (66.67%) DHCP
3 16 (66.67%) MCSE
3 16 (66.67%) MCSA
4 15 (62.50%) Cisco
5 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
5 13 (54.17%) Citrix
5 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
6 12 (50.00%) VPN
6 12 (50.00%) XenApp
7 11 (45.83%) Software Packaging
7 11 (45.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (45.83%) Client/Server
7 11 (45.83%) ITIL
7 11 (45.83%) Remedy
7 11 (45.83%) Finance
8 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 9 (37.50%) Firewall
8 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 6 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (25.00%) MS Office
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.83%) PowerShell

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) Lync
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) DHCP
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
2 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (50.00%) VPN
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
5 5 (20.83%) Wireless
5 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
5 5 (20.83%) SAN
6 4 (16.67%) Internet
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (16.67%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) NAS
6 4 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (8.33%) SMTP
7 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Support Specialist
2 8 (33.33%) Wintel Support
2 8 (33.33%) Wintel Specialist
3 6 (25.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) IT Support
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Client/Server
2 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) VB
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) MCSE
1 16 (66.67%) MCSA
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCP
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) MCDST
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) XenApp
3 11 (45.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
6 4 (16.67%) Terminal Services
6 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Backup Exec
1 5 (20.83%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) Citrix
4 11 (45.83%) Remedy
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 5 (20.83%) Altiris
6 5 (20.83%) Symantec
7 4 (16.67%) Juniper
8 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro
8 2 (8.33%) IronPort
9 1 (4.17%) Veeam
9 1 (4.17%) Lotus
9 1 (4.17%) Websense
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle