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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 669 722 725
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +3
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 212 171 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 189 147 132
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,800 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.27%

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
50619 48789 51798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.81% 47.56% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 41690 38717 43254
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +63 210 £32,500 -7.14% 36
London +1 65 £37,500 -11.76% 14
South East -4 54 £27,250 -29.67% 8
East of England +18 39 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Hertfordshire +14 26 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Berkshire -8 23 £27,000 -43.15%
Hemel Hempstead - 21 £50,000 - 1
North West -9 18 £27,500 -3.50% 7
City of London +8 16 £34,500 -5.47% 1
Yorkshire 0 16 £30,000 -12.40% 4
South West +1 14 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 14 £30,000 -
Cheltenham - 14 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire +6 13 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Bracknell -4 13 £24,500 -
Surrey -3 11 £26,500 +10.41% 2
Manchester -10 11 £27,500 +3.77% 3
Ipswich - 10 £17,500 -
Suffolk - 10 £17,500 -
Newbury +1 8 £40,750 +81.11%
Reigate -15 8 £25,750 +7.29% 1
West Sussex - 8 £37,500 -
Leeds +5 7 £36,000 +30.90% 2
Wigan - 6 £27,500 -
Kent - 5 £24,000 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £27,500 -
Wakefield - 5 £30,000 - 1
Crawley - 4 £42,500 -
Borehamwood - 4 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire +12 3 £25,000 -31.97%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 303 (78.09%) Windows
2 251 (64.69%) Active Directory
3 235 (60.57%) Microsoft
4 180 (46.39%) VMware
5 178 (45.88%) MS Exchange
6 147 (37.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 142 (36.60%) DNS
8 135 (34.79%) MS Excel
9 133 (34.28%) Cisco
10 128 (32.99%) DHCP
11 126 (32.47%) HP
12 118 (30.41%) Citrix
13 112 (28.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 111 (28.61%) Firewall
15 106 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 101 (26.03%) Symantec
17 100 (25.77%) Exchange Server 2010
18 92 (23.71%) Backup Exec
19 89 (22.94%) MS Office
20 88 (22.68%) ITIL
21 87 (22.42%) Windows Server 2012
22 84 (21.65%) SCCM
23 81 (20.88%) TCP/IP
24 80 (20.62%) SQL Server
24 80 (20.62%) Norton AntiVirus
25 75 (19.33%) vSphere
26 70 (18.04%) Security Cleared
26 70 (18.04%) Finance
27 69 (17.78%) VPN
28 68 (17.53%) Hyper-V

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 178 (45.88%) MS Exchange
2 100 (25.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (16.75%) SharePoint
4 60 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 46 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 40 (10.31%) IIS
7 36 (9.28%) Lync
7 36 (9.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 33 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.29%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (1.03%) Moodle
12 4 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.03%) Apache
13 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.52%) nginx
14 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 135 (34.79%) MS Excel
2 89 (22.94%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.29%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.02%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 142 (36.60%) DNS
2 128 (32.99%) DHCP
3 111 (28.61%) Firewall
4 81 (20.88%) TCP/IP
5 69 (17.78%) VPN
6 57 (14.69%) SAN
7 49 (12.63%) LAN
8 45 (11.60%) Internet
9 41 (10.57%) WAN
10 33 (8.51%) Wireless
11 32 (8.25%) VoIP
12 28 (7.22%) Ethernet
13 26 (6.70%) ADSL
14 20 (5.15%) VLAN
15 16 (4.12%) NetScaler
16 13 (3.35%) Network Security
17 12 (3.09%) NAS
17 12 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (3.09%) SNMP
18 10 (2.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (8.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
General
1 70 (18.04%) Finance
2 34 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.19%) Retail
4 16 (4.12%) Banking
5 11 (2.84%) Marketing
6 9 (2.32%) Advertising
7 8 (2.06%) Back Office
8 7 (1.80%) Law
8 7 (1.80%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (16.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (16.24%) Support Engineer
3 61 (15.72%) Analyst
4 58 (14.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (11.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 36 (9.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (7.73%) IT Support
8 23 (5.93%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.67%) Support Specialist
10 19 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.64%) Service Analyst
11 18 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (4.64%) NOC Engineer
12 14 (3.61%) Administrator
13 13 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.35%) Network Engineer
14 12 (3.09%) IT Manager
14 12 (3.09%) Team Leader
15 11 (2.84%) Wintel Support
16 10 (2.58%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.09%) Software Packaging
2 9 (2.32%) Web Services
3 5 (1.29%) .NET
4 2 (0.52%) JSP
5 1 (0.26%) COM
5 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.69%) Blackberry
2 36 (9.28%) Clustering
3 24 (6.19%) Replication
4 19 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.35%) Hedge funds
7 12 (3.09%) iPad
7 12 (3.09%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.06%) iPhone
9 5 (1.29%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.29%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.03%) CMDB
11 3 (0.77%) GIS
12 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.52%) Open Source
12 2 (0.52%) Chemistry
12 2 (0.52%) VLE
12 2 (0.52%) User Experience
13 1 (0.26%) CLARiiON
13 1 (0.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 303 (78.09%) Windows
2 147 (37.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (28.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 87 (22.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (16.24%) Windows 7
6 38 (9.79%) Windows 2000
7 36 (9.28%) Linux
8 34 (8.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 34 (8.76%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.64%) Mac OS X
10 16 (4.12%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.58%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.58%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.58%) UNIX
12 9 (2.32%) CentOS
13 6 (1.55%) Android
14 5 (1.29%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.26%) AIX
16 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.68%) ITIL
2 43 (11.08%) Kalman Filter
3 40 (10.31%) Network Monitoring
4 39 (10.05%) Release Management
5 38 (9.79%) Software Deployment
6 34 (8.76%) Software Distribution
6 34 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (5.15%) Project Management
8 18 (4.64%) CRM
9 15 (3.87%) Asset Management
10 12 (3.09%) Time Management
10 12 (3.09%) Migration
11 10 (2.58%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.58%) Change Management
12 9 (2.32%) Service Management
12 9 (2.32%) Incident Management
12 9 (2.32%) Investment Management
13 8 (2.06%) Strategic Planning
13 8 (2.06%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.06%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.14%) SQL
2 36 (9.28%) PowerShell
3 28 (7.22%) C
4 14 (3.61%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.09%) VB
6 7 (1.80%) VBScript
7 5 (1.29%) Perl
7 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.03%) Python
8 4 (1.03%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) Ruby
9 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (18.04%) Security Cleared
2 65 (16.75%) SC Cleared
3 61 (15.72%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (15.21%) CCNA
5 55 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (12.37%) MCSE
7 38 (9.79%) DV Cleared
8 34 (8.76%) MCP
8 34 (8.76%) MCSA
9 24 (6.19%) Degree
10 22 (5.67%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (2.32%) MCITP
11 9 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.06%) MCDST
13 7 (1.80%) CISSP
13 7 (1.80%) MCTS
14 4 (1.03%) MOS
14 4 (1.03%) CCNP
14 4 (1.03%) CCA
14 4 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.73%) SLA
2 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 251 (64.69%) Active Directory
2 106 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (19.33%) vSphere
4 68 (17.53%) Hyper-V
5 63 (16.24%) XenApp
6 57 (14.69%) VMware ESX
7 39 (10.05%) vCloud
8 37 (9.54%) XenDesktop
9 13 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (3.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (2.32%) Firmware
10 9 (2.32%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.29%) UAG
13 4 (1.03%) XenServer
13 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.52%) Snort
14 2 (0.52%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 92 (23.71%) Backup Exec
2 84 (21.65%) SCCM
3 80 (20.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 50 (12.89%) SCOM
5 38 (9.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 37 (9.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 37 (9.54%) WSUS
7 34 (8.76%) NetBackup
8 25 (6.44%) HP SIM
9 15 (3.87%) Legato
9 15 (3.87%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (3.09%) WMI
11 11 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (2.84%) EdgeSight
12 8 (2.06%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (1.80%) SCDPM
13 7 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (1.29%) Nagios
14 5 (1.29%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 235 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 180 (46.39%) VMware
3 133 (34.28%) Cisco
4 126 (32.47%) HP
5 118 (30.41%) Citrix
6 101 (26.03%) Symantec
7 59 (15.21%) McAfee
8 43 (11.08%) Veritas
9 35 (9.02%) Apple
9 35 (9.02%) EMC
9 35 (9.02%) SolarWinds
10 31 (7.99%) NetApp
11 24 (6.19%) Fujitsu
12 22 (5.67%) Dell
12 22 (5.67%) Veeam
13 21 (5.41%) SonicWALL
14 19 (4.90%) BMC
14 19 (4.90%) Juniper
15 16 (4.12%) Acronis
15 16 (4.12%) CheckPoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary with flexible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£40K + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car Allowance + Microsoft Certs
Posted: 3 days ago
Hillsborough, County Down
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Gold Group
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago