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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 725 722 692
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -30
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 169 158 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 157 117 195
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £25,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.89%

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
54218 51785 57685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.30% 47.90% 48.77%
Number of salaries quoted 43013 42399 48425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -53 146 £33,625 -10.33% 11
London -9 76 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South East -48 25 £32,000 -14.66% 6
North West +5 15 £32,500 +3.17% 1
City of London +8 13 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Northern Ireland - 13 £26,000 -
County Antrim - 13 £26,000 -
Belfast - 13 £26,000 -
South West - 11 £23,000 -
Surrey -13 9 £24,500 -34.66% 1
Berkshire +1 8 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Cheshire -4 8 £32,500 - 1
Reigate -18 8 £24,000 +4.34% 1
Manchester +2 7 £45,000 +42.85%
Wiltshire - 7 £23,000 -
East of England -11 5 £21,500 -28.33%
East Midlands -13 5 £26,250 -30.00%
Yorkshire -34 5 £31,500 +18.86% 1
Essex +11 4 £21,500 -28.33%
Bracknell +4 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -24 4 £29,000 +9.43% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £27,500 -
Swindon - 4 £22,250 -
West Sussex -9 3 £35,500 +36.53% 2
Chippenham - 3 £24,534 -
Colchester - 3 £21,500 -
Croydon - 3 £29,000 -
Birmingham -1 2 £26,250 +25.00%
Reading -1 2 £32,500 +71.05%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £47,500 +35.71% 2

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 303 (78.29%) Windows
2 206 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 174 (44.96%) Active Directory
4 164 (42.38%) Firewall
5 162 (41.86%) VMware
6 140 (36.18%) MS Exchange
7 135 (34.88%) DNS
8 125 (32.30%) Cisco
9 122 (31.52%) ITIL
9 122 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 120 (31.01%) Linux
11 113 (29.20%) Citrix
12 109 (28.17%) DHCP
13 106 (27.39%) Symantec
14 103 (26.61%) HP
15 102 (26.36%) MS Excel
16 100 (25.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 96 (24.81%) Exchange Server 2010
18 93 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 87 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 85 (21.96%) Cisco Certification
21 84 (21.71%) Backup Exec
22 82 (21.19%) SAN
23 80 (20.67%) MS Office
24 77 (19.90%) SharePoint
25 76 (19.64%) VPN
26 74 (19.12%) CheckPoint
27 72 (18.60%) SQL Server
28 71 (18.35%) TCP/IP
28 71 (18.35%) CCNA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 140 (36.18%) MS Exchange
2 96 (24.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (19.90%) SharePoint
4 51 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 46 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 35 (9.04%) IIS
8 23 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (4.91%) Lync
10 16 (4.13%) IBM Notes
11 13 (3.36%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (2.58%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.81%) Confluence
14 6 (1.55%) Moodle
14 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.78%) TPMS
17 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 102 (26.36%) MS Excel
2 80 (20.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) assyst
3 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.39%) Office 365
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 164 (42.38%) Firewall
2 135 (34.88%) DNS
3 109 (28.17%) DHCP
4 82 (21.19%) SAN
5 76 (19.64%) VPN
6 71 (18.35%) TCP/IP
7 52 (13.44%) Internet
8 43 (11.11%) Network Security
9 42 (10.85%) LAN
10 38 (9.82%) TACACS
10 38 (9.82%) IPsec
11 37 (9.56%) SSL
12 36 (9.30%) NAS
13 34 (8.79%) WAN
14 31 (8.01%) Wireless
15 25 (6.46%) NetScreen
16 17 (4.39%) VoIP
17 16 (4.13%) NetScaler
17 16 (4.13%) tcpdump
18 15 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (6.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (4.13%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.81%) JIRA
General
1 45 (11.63%) Finance
2 22 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.91%) Banking
4 15 (3.88%) Advertising
5 8 (2.07%) Marketing
6 6 (1.55%) Back Office
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
8 3 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 77 (19.90%) Analyst
2 54 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (12.92%) Security Engineer
4 30 (7.75%) Support Analyst
5 28 (7.24%) Administrator
6 26 (6.72%) Service Analyst
6 26 (6.72%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.94%) Consultant
8 22 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 21 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (4.39%) IT Support
11 16 (4.13%) Network Engineer
12 15 (3.88%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (3.62%) Firewall Engineer
14 13 (3.36%) Support Specialist
14 13 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
15 12 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
16 11 (2.84%) Network Security Engineer
17 10 (2.58%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.07%) COM
2 6 (1.55%) Middleware
3 3 (0.78%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.40%) Blackberry
2 32 (8.27%) Clustering
3 23 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.17%) Hedge funds
5 14 (3.62%) iPhone
6 13 (3.36%) iPad
7 12 (3.10%) Firmware
8 6 (1.55%) NHS
9 5 (1.29%) Open Source
10 4 (1.03%) Tandem
10 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.78%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.52%) CESG
12 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 303 (78.29%) Windows
2 122 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (31.01%) Linux
4 100 (25.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 87 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (16.02%) Windows 7
7 41 (10.59%) UNIX
8 25 (6.46%) Windows XP
9 23 (5.94%) Mac OS X
10 22 (5.68%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.88%) CentOS
12 14 (3.62%) Android
13 11 (2.84%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.58%) AIX
14 10 (2.58%) Windows Phone
15 9 (2.33%) HPUX
15 9 (2.33%) Solaris
15 9 (2.33%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.81%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (31.52%) ITIL
2 42 (10.85%) SIEM
3 34 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (8.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 31 (8.01%) Network Monitoring
6 30 (7.75%) ITIL V3
7 29 (7.49%) Project Management
8 28 (7.24%) Information Security
9 25 (6.46%) Incident Management
9 25 (6.46%) Change Management
10 23 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
11 21 (5.43%) Data Security
12 19 (4.91%) Problem Management
13 18 (4.65%) Asset Management
14 16 (4.13%) Service Management
14 16 (4.13%) CRM
15 14 (3.62%) Security Management
16 13 (3.36%) Information Security Management
16 13 (3.36%) ISMS
17 12 (3.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.85%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.01%) SQL
3 29 (7.49%) Perl
4 19 (4.91%) VBScript
5 17 (4.39%) Bash Shell
6 16 (4.13%) VB
7 14 (3.62%) C
8 10 (2.58%) C++
8 10 (2.58%) PHP
8 10 (2.58%) Python
9 9 (2.33%) Ruby
10 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (21.96%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (18.35%) CCNA
3 59 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (11.37%) Security Cleared
5 43 (11.11%) CISSP
6 42 (10.85%) MCSA
7 39 (10.08%) SC Cleared
8 38 (9.82%) MCP
8 38 (9.82%) MCSE
9 37 (9.56%) CCSE
10 32 (8.27%) CCNP
11 23 (5.94%) CCSA
11 23 (5.94%) Degree
12 18 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
13 17 (4.39%) MCITP
13 17 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (3.36%) MOS
15 12 (3.10%) JNCIA
16 10 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (14.99%) SLA
2 25 (6.46%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.58%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 174 (44.96%) Active Directory
2 93 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 57 (14.73%) VMware ESX
4 57 (14.73%) vSphere
5 24 (6.20%) XenApp
6 23 (5.94%) XenDesktop
7 16 (4.13%) Snort
7 16 (4.13%) Nmap
8 15 (3.88%) SpamAssassin
9 11 (2.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.58%) Terminal Services
11 9 (2.33%) Terminal Server
12 7 (1.81%) XenServer
13 6 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.78%) vCloud
15 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 84 (21.71%) Backup Exec
2 69 (17.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 67 (17.31%) SCCM
4 42 (10.85%) NetBackup
5 33 (8.53%) HP SIM
6 30 (7.75%) WSUS
6 30 (7.75%) SCOM
7 25 (6.46%) Cacti
8 18 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 16 (4.13%) Nessus
10 14 (3.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.55%) WhatsUp Gold
11 6 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (1.29%) MAILsweeper
13 4 (1.03%) DameWare
13 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
14 3 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 206 (53.23%) Microsoft
2 162 (41.86%) VMware
3 125 (32.30%) Cisco
4 113 (29.20%) Citrix
5 106 (27.39%) Symantec
6 103 (26.61%) HP
7 74 (19.12%) CheckPoint
8 70 (18.09%) Juniper
9 67 (17.31%) NetApp
10 39 (10.08%) Veritas
11 37 (9.56%) LogRhythm
12 32 (8.27%) SonicWALL
13 31 (8.01%) Blue Coat
14 26 (6.72%) F5
15 24 (6.20%) McAfee
16 21 (5.43%) Dell
17 19 (4.91%) SolarWinds
18 17 (4.39%) CA
19 16 (4.13%) Lotus
19 16 (4.13%) Red Hat
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