The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 687 718 699
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -19
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 196 174 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 172 151 135
Average salary £34,250 £33,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.62% -11.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £24,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49893 50446 52451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.34% 47.34% 48.08%
Number of salaries quoted 40771 39852 43345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 February 2015 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 26 February 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
England +46 193 £35,000 +2.94% 27
London +6 65 £42,000 -1.17% 8
South East -12 43 £32,500 -31.57% 3
East of England +25 41 £34,000 +36.00% 6
Hertfordshire +14 24 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +17 17 £30,000 -11.76% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 17 £50,000 -
City of London +10 13 £35,000 -4.10%
West Yorkshire +4 13 £36,000 +30.90% 2
Berkshire -12 13 £27,000 -43.15%
Gloucestershire - 13 £31,500 - 1
South West - 13 £31,500 - 3
West Sussex - 12 £42,500 -
Suffolk +10 11 £17,500 -36.36%
Ipswich +4 11 £17,500 -36.36%
Cheltenham - 11 £31,500 - 1
Manchester +4 10 £30,000 +13.20% 1
North West -24 10 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Leeds +7 9 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Surrey -7 8 £43,000 +56.36%
Crawley - 8 £42,500 -
Newbury +5 7 £26,500 +17.77%
Borehamwood - 6 £45,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +14 4 £25,500 -29.16% 1
West Midlands -30 4 £27,750 +20.65% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £29,250 - 3
Oxford - 4 £29,250 - 1
Wakefield - 4 £30,000 -
Wembley +2 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Reigate -10 3 £25,000 +4.16%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

1 313 (78.64%) Windows
2 256 (64.32%) Active Directory
3 232 (58.29%) Microsoft
4 187 (46.98%) MS Exchange
5 186 (46.73%) VMware
6 151 (37.94%) Cisco
7 149 (37.44%) DNS
8 144 (36.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 128 (32.16%) MS Excel
9 128 (32.16%) Citrix
10 125 (31.41%) DHCP
11 121 (30.40%) Firewall
12 107 (26.88%) HP
13 103 (25.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 101 (25.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 95 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 94 (23.62%) Symantec
17 91 (22.86%) Backup Exec
18 89 (22.36%) ITIL
19 88 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
20 86 (21.61%) TCP/IP
21 84 (21.11%) MS Office
22 83 (20.85%) SQL Server
23 82 (20.60%) VPN
23 82 (20.60%) Windows 7
24 79 (19.85%) SCCM
25 77 (19.35%) Finance
26 74 (18.59%) vSphere
27 72 (18.09%) Norton AntiVirus
28 70 (17.59%) Security Cleared

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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
1 187 (46.98%) MS Exchange
2 103 (25.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 56 (14.07%) SharePoint
5 54 (13.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 48 (12.06%) IIS
7 39 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 34 (8.54%) Lync
9 33 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (5.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (4.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.76%) Apache
13 6 (1.51%) IBM Notes
14 5 (1.26%) ArcGIS
15 4 (1.01%) nginx
16 2 (0.50%) Moodle
16 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
17 1 (0.25%) OnBase
17 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 128 (32.16%) MS Excel
2 84 (21.11%) MS Office
3 5 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.26%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.50%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.80%) Office 365
2 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.01%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.75%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (37.44%) DNS
2 125 (31.41%) DHCP
3 121 (30.40%) Firewall
4 86 (21.61%) TCP/IP
5 82 (20.60%) VPN
6 56 (14.07%) LAN
7 51 (12.81%) SAN
8 48 (12.06%) WAN
9 33 (8.29%) Internet
10 28 (7.04%) Wireless
11 27 (6.78%) VoIP
11 27 (6.78%) Ethernet
12 19 (4.77%) ADSL
13 17 (4.27%) VLAN
14 16 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (3.02%) Network Security
15 12 (3.02%) SSL
16 10 (2.51%) PBX
16 10 (2.51%) NAS
17 9 (2.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (8.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.76%) MySQL
6 7 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.01%) JIRA
3 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 77 (19.35%) Finance
2 33 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.78%) Retail
4 10 (2.51%) Marketing
4 10 (2.51%) Advertising
5 7 (1.76%) Law
5 7 (1.76%) Banking
5 7 (1.76%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.51%) Back Office
7 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 71 (17.84%) Analyst
2 65 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 62 (15.58%) Support Engineer
4 61 (15.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 42 (10.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (10.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 30 (7.54%) Support Analyst
8 27 (6.78%) IT Support
9 25 (6.28%) Support Specialist
10 20 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.52%) Service Analyst
11 18 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (3.77%) IT Manager
13 14 (3.52%) Administrator
13 14 (3.52%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (3.52%) NOC Engineer
14 13 (3.27%) Wintel Support
14 13 (3.27%) Network Engineer
15 11 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.77%) Web Services
2 15 (3.77%) Software Packaging
3 9 (2.26%) .NET
4 2 (0.50%) JSP
5 1 (0.25%) MFC
5 1 (0.25%) COM
5 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.07%) Blackberry
2 49 (12.31%) Clustering
3 24 (6.03%) Replication
4 18 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.77%) Client/Server
7 12 (3.02%) iPad
8 11 (2.76%) Hedge funds
9 8 (2.01%) iPhone
10 7 (1.76%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.51%) CMDB
12 5 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.75%) GIS
13 3 (0.75%) Open Source
14 2 (0.50%) EqualLogic
14 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.50%) VLE
14 2 (0.50%) Chemistry
14 2 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 313 (78.64%) Windows
2 144 (36.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (25.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 88 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (20.60%) Windows 7
6 45 (11.31%) Linux
7 41 (10.30%) Windows XP
8 40 (10.05%) Windows 2000
9 32 (8.04%) Windows 2000 Server
10 21 (5.28%) Windows 8
11 19 (4.77%) Mac OS X
12 12 (3.02%) CentOS
13 11 (2.76%) Apple iOS
14 10 (2.51%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.51%) UNIX
15 6 (1.51%) Android
16 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (1.26%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (22.36%) ITIL
2 41 (10.30%) Release Management
3 39 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (9.55%) Software Deployment
5 37 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (8.04%) Software Distribution
7 26 (6.53%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (5.53%) Project Management
9 16 (4.02%) Asset Management
10 15 (3.77%) Load Balancing
10 15 (3.77%) Migration
11 14 (3.52%) Business Continuity
11 14 (3.52%) CRM
12 11 (2.76%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.76%) Time Management
13 10 (2.51%) Information Security
13 10 (2.51%) Configuration Management
14 9 (2.26%) ERP
14 9 (2.26%) Service Management
14 9 (2.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.57%) SQL
2 42 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.53%) C
4 14 (3.52%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.26%) Perl
6 8 (2.01%) VB
6 8 (2.01%) Python
7 6 (1.51%) PHP
7 6 (1.51%) VBScript
8 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (17.59%) Security Cleared
2 65 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 59 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (12.06%) MCSE
5 46 (11.56%) CCNA
6 36 (9.05%) DV Cleared
6 36 (9.05%) Degree
7 34 (8.54%) MCP
8 31 (7.79%) MCSA
9 14 (3.52%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.01%) MCITP
12 7 (1.76%) CISSP
13 6 (1.51%) MCTS
14 5 (1.26%) VCP4
15 4 (1.01%) MCDST
15 4 (1.01%) CISM
15 4 (1.01%) CCNP
16 3 (0.75%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.78%) SLA
2 7 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.50%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 256 (64.32%) Active Directory
2 95 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (18.59%) vSphere
4 63 (15.83%) Hyper-V
5 62 (15.58%) XenApp
6 61 (15.33%) VMware ESX
7 43 (10.80%) vCloud
8 32 (8.04%) XenDesktop
9 22 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (4.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (2.26%) XenServer
13 6 (1.51%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.01%) UAG
15 4 (1.01%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.50%) Snort
17 2 (0.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 91 (22.86%) Backup Exec
2 79 (19.85%) SCCM
3 72 (18.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 40 (10.05%) SCOM
5 39 (9.80%) WSUS
6 36 (9.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 35 (8.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 34 (8.54%) NetBackup
9 15 (3.77%) Legato
9 15 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (3.02%) WMI
10 12 (3.02%) Nagios
11 9 (2.26%) ARCserve
12 8 (2.01%) SCSM
13 7 (1.76%) SCDPM
14 5 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.26%) HP SIM
14 5 (1.26%) Casper Suite
15 4 (1.01%) MOM
16 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 232 (58.29%) Microsoft
2 186 (46.73%) VMware
3 151 (37.94%) Cisco
4 128 (32.16%) Citrix
5 107 (26.88%) HP
6 94 (23.62%) Symantec
7 56 (14.07%) McAfee
8 46 (11.56%) Veritas
9 40 (10.05%) Apple
9 40 (10.05%) EMC
10 32 (8.04%) SolarWinds
11 28 (7.04%) Dell
12 26 (6.53%) Veeam
13 22 (5.53%) Fujitsu
14 21 (5.28%) NetApp
15 20 (5.03%) SonicWALL
16 19 (4.77%) Remedy
17 18 (4.52%) Websense
17 18 (4.52%) CheckPoint
18 17 (4.27%) Acronis
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£45K + 10% Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + MS Certs (Funded)
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £61000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Borehamwood
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Wembley
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car + Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
Posted: 23 days ago