The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 28 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 currently tracked.

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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 721 692 738
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +46
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 192 192 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 170 133 145
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
55331 52310 57014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.26% 48.10% 48.31%
Number of salaries quoted 44421 42789 48071
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sophos
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK.

Sophos Salary Trend in the UK

Sophos
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 within the UK.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the UK

Sophos
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -36 167 £35,500 -5.33% 16
London -40 93 £40,000 -15.78% 8
South East -20 30 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Berkshire +14 18 £32,500 +8.33%
County Antrim - 15 £26,000 - 1
Belfast - 15 £26,000 -
Northern Ireland - 15 £26,000 - 1
North West +14 13 £24,500 -24.61%
City of London -22 12 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Manchester -3 10 £24,500 -
Slough - 9 £28,000 -
South West -6 8 £23,000 -23.33% 1
West Yorkshire -28 8 £31,500 -
Yorkshire -34 8 £31,500 +50.00% 1
East of England -13 7 £27,000 -10.00%
East Midlands -23 6 £27,500 -29.03% 2
Surrey -29 6 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Leeds -35 5 £31,500 -
Essex -3 4 £21,500 -28.33%
Reading -4 4 £37,250 +96.05%
West Sussex -9 4 £28,250 +13.00%
Wembley - 4 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 4 £27,500 -
Croydon - 4 £29,000 -
Altrincham - 4 £24,000 -
Cheshire -4 3 £16,000 -50.76%
Hertfordshire -11 3 £29,000 +45.00%
Devon - 3 £23,000 -
Wakefield - 3 £26,500 -
Bristol - 3 £42,000 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 297 (76.55%) Windows
2 204 (52.58%) Microsoft
3 173 (44.59%) Active Directory
4 164 (42.27%) Firewall
5 153 (39.43%) VMware
6 143 (36.86%) MS Exchange
7 132 (34.02%) ITIL
8 127 (32.73%) Linux
9 126 (32.47%) DNS
10 124 (31.96%) Cisco
11 120 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 111 (28.61%) Citrix
13 102 (26.29%) Symantec
14 99 (25.52%) Exchange Server 2010
15 95 (24.48%) DHCP
16 93 (23.97%) MS Excel
17 88 (22.68%) Windows Server 2003
18 85 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 82 (21.13%) Backup Exec
19 82 (21.13%) VPN
20 81 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
20 81 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
21 78 (20.10%) Windows 7
21 78 (20.10%) HP
22 76 (19.59%) MS Office
23 75 (19.33%) CheckPoint
24 74 (19.07%) SQL Server
25 73 (18.81%) TCP/IP
26 69 (17.78%) SharePoint
26 69 (17.78%) SAN

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 143 (36.86%) MS Exchange
2 99 (25.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (17.78%) SharePoint
4 54 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 34 (8.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 34 (8.76%) IIS
7 19 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.87%) IBM Notes
9 11 (2.84%) Lync
10 10 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (2.32%) Confluence
12 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2000
13 6 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (1.55%) Moodle
13 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (1.29%) TPMS
15 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 93 (23.97%) MS Excel
2 76 (19.59%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) assyst
3 1 (0.26%) Line 50
3 1 (0.26%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.93%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 164 (42.27%) Firewall
2 126 (32.47%) DNS
3 95 (24.48%) DHCP
4 82 (21.13%) VPN
5 73 (18.81%) TCP/IP
6 69 (17.78%) SAN
7 48 (12.37%) LAN
8 44 (11.34%) Network Security
8 44 (11.34%) Internet
9 41 (10.57%) TACACS
10 40 (10.31%) WAN
11 37 (9.54%) SSL
11 37 (9.54%) IPsec
12 30 (7.73%) NAS
13 28 (7.22%) Wireless
14 25 (6.44%) NetScreen
15 20 (5.15%) tcpdump
15 20 (5.15%) Cisco IOS
16 16 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (3.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.15%) Metasploit
2 9 (2.32%) JIRA
General
1 51 (13.14%) Finance
2 20 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.87%) Advertising
4 8 (2.06%) Banking
4 8 (2.06%) Marketing
5 7 (1.80%) Legal
6 5 (1.29%) Local Government
7 3 (0.77%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (21.91%) Analyst
2 60 (15.46%) Security Engineer
3 47 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 27 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (6.70%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.70%) Service Analyst
7 24 (6.19%) Consultant
8 23 (5.93%) Administrator
9 21 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (4.90%) Network Engineer
11 18 (4.64%) IT Support
12 15 (3.87%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
14 13 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
15 12 (3.09%) Support Specialist
15 12 (3.09%) Desktop Support
16 11 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.84%) Middleware
2 10 (2.58%) COM
3 3 (0.77%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.34%) Blackberry
2 34 (8.76%) Clustering
3 24 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.12%) Hedge funds
5 14 (3.61%) iPhone
6 13 (3.35%) iPad
7 6 (1.55%) NHS
7 6 (1.55%) Firmware
7 6 (1.55%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.29%) Open Source
8 5 (1.29%) Tandem
8 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.77%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.52%) CESG
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 297 (76.55%) Windows
2 127 (32.73%) Linux
3 120 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (22.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (20.10%) Windows 7
7 46 (11.86%) UNIX
8 30 (7.73%) Windows 8
9 29 (7.47%) Windows XP
10 27 (6.96%) Mac OS X
11 18 (4.64%) Windows Vista
12 15 (3.87%) AIX
12 15 (3.87%) HPUX
12 15 (3.87%) Solaris
13 14 (3.61%) Android
14 13 (3.35%) Ubuntu
14 13 (3.35%) CentOS
15 10 (2.58%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.03%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.02%) ITIL
2 46 (11.86%) SIEM
3 36 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (9.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 32 (8.25%) Incident Management
5 31 (7.99%) Change Management
6 29 (7.47%) ITIL V3
6 29 (7.47%) Information Security
7 23 (5.93%) Project Management
8 21 (5.41%) Data Security
9 20 (5.15%) Problem Management
10 19 (4.90%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (4.90%) Asset Management
11 18 (4.64%) Service Management
12 17 (4.38%) Change Control
13 16 (4.12%) Security Management
14 14 (3.61%) Capacity Management
15 13 (3.35%) ISMS
15 13 (3.35%) Information Security Management
16 12 (3.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.82%) Perl
2 40 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 33 (8.51%) SQL
4 21 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 20 (5.15%) VBScript
6 15 (3.87%) C++
7 14 (3.61%) Python
7 14 (3.61%) PHP
8 13 (3.35%) Ruby
9 11 (2.84%) VB
10 8 (2.06%) C
11 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (17.27%) CCNA
3 53 (13.66%) Security Cleared
4 49 (12.63%) CISSP
5 42 (10.82%) SC Cleared
6 41 (10.57%) MCSA
7 39 (10.05%) MCSE
8 38 (9.79%) MCP
8 38 (9.79%) CCSE
9 34 (8.76%) CCNP
10 24 (6.19%) Degree
10 24 (6.19%) CCSA
11 20 (5.15%) MCITP
12 19 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (3.61%) CEH
15 12 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
15 12 (3.09%) JNCIA
15 12 (3.09%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (15.98%) SLA
2 29 (7.47%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.61%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 173 (44.59%) Active Directory
2 85 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (16.49%) Hyper-V
4 56 (14.43%) vSphere
5 50 (12.89%) VMware ESX
6 20 (5.15%) SpamAssassin
6 20 (5.15%) Snort
6 20 (5.15%) Nmap
7 16 (4.12%) XenApp
8 15 (3.87%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.84%) XenServer
9 11 (2.84%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.84%) Terminal Server
10 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.77%) vCloud
14 3 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 82 (21.13%) Backup Exec
2 61 (15.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 57 (14.69%) SCCM
4 40 (10.31%) NetBackup
5 35 (9.02%) WSUS
6 25 (6.44%) Cacti
7 20 (5.15%) Nessus
8 19 (4.90%) SCOM
9 13 (3.35%) HP SIM
9 13 (3.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.03%) ARCserve
11 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (1.03%) DameWare
12 3 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
13 2 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.52%) MOM
13 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 204 (52.58%) Microsoft
2 153 (39.43%) VMware
3 124 (31.96%) Cisco
4 111 (28.61%) Citrix
5 102 (26.29%) Symantec
6 78 (20.10%) HP
7 75 (19.33%) CheckPoint
8 65 (16.75%) Juniper
9 55 (14.18%) NetApp
10 38 (9.79%) Veritas
11 37 (9.54%) LogRhythm
12 36 (9.28%) McAfee
13 31 (7.99%) Blue Coat
14 29 (7.47%) SonicWALL
15 27 (6.96%) F5
16 20 (5.15%) Imperva
17 19 (4.90%) Remedy
18 18 (4.64%) Dell
18 18 (4.64%) SolarWinds
19 16 (4.12%) WatchGuard
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