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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 718 733 670
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -63
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 173 156 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 147 123 206
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £33,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-10.60% -12.58%

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
53612 51243 56416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.63% 47.73% 48.47%
Number of salaries quoted 42569 41941 47081
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 £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -4 163 £32,500 -13.33% 20
London +5 77 £45,000 - 8
South East -7 35 £26,250 -19.23% 4
North West +10 21 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Surrey 0 17 £24,500 -34.66%
Reigate -8 16 £24,500 +6.52%
City of London +10 13 £40,000 -20.00%
Berkshire +4 13 - - 4
Bracknell +3 13 - - 2
Cheshire -1 11 £32,500 - 1
South West -5 10 £24,534 -
Manchester -6 10 £29,500 -6.34%
Wiltshire - 8 £23,767 -
West Midlands -15 7 £22,500 -35.71% 1
East of England -7 5 £33,500 +42.55% 5
Croydon - 5 £29,000 - 1
Scotland -5 4 £42,500 - 4
Chippenham - 4 £24,534 -
Swindon - 4 £22,250 -
Yorkshire -45 3 £27,000 - 1
Runcorn - 3 £38,250 -
Warwickshire +5 2 £22,500 -35.71%
Bristol -1 2 £36,138 -
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £34,500 -8.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £47,500 +71.17%
Glasgow -5 2 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Birmingham -8 2 £26,250 -25.00%
Milton Keynes -10 2 £47,500 +131.70%
Derbyshire -13 2 £28,750 -44.44%
East Midlands -14 2 £28,750 -23.33%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 291 (77.60%) Windows
2 213 (56.80%) Microsoft
3 178 (47.47%) Active Directory
4 162 (43.20%) VMware
5 151 (40.27%) Firewall
6 144 (38.40%) MS Exchange
7 131 (34.93%) DNS
8 126 (33.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (31.73%) Cisco
9 119 (31.73%) HP
10 115 (30.67%) MS Excel
11 114 (30.40%) ITIL
12 113 (30.13%) Symantec
13 109 (29.07%) Citrix
14 104 (27.73%) DHCP
15 102 (27.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 101 (26.93%) Linux
17 94 (25.07%) Cisco Certification
18 91 (24.27%) SAN
18 91 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
18 91 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2010
19 88 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 87 (23.20%) Backup Exec
21 85 (22.67%) MS Office
22 80 (21.33%) CCNA
23 77 (20.53%) TCP/IP
23 77 (20.53%) SharePoint
24 71 (18.93%) Norton AntiVirus
24 71 (18.93%) SCCM
25 69 (18.40%) Hyper-V

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 144 (38.40%) MS Exchange
2 91 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (20.53%) SharePoint
4 52 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 38 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 35 (9.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 31 (8.27%) IIS
8 24 (6.40%) Lync
9 23 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (4.27%) IBM Notes
11 13 (3.47%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (2.67%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.87%) Moodle
13 7 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.07%) TPMS
15 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.80%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.53%) Confluence
17 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 115 (30.67%) MS Excel
2 85 (22.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.07%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.53%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.53%) Office 365
2 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 151 (40.27%) Firewall
2 131 (34.93%) DNS
3 104 (27.73%) DHCP
4 91 (24.27%) SAN
5 77 (20.53%) TCP/IP
6 66 (17.60%) VPN
7 56 (14.93%) Internet
8 41 (10.93%) LAN
9 38 (10.13%) Network Security
10 36 (9.60%) NAS
11 31 (8.27%) WAN
12 30 (8.00%) TACACS
13 28 (7.47%) IPsec
14 27 (7.20%) SSL
15 25 (6.67%) VoIP
16 23 (6.13%) Wireless
17 22 (5.87%) Ethernet
18 19 (5.07%) ADSL
19 16 (4.27%) NetScaler
20 15 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.47%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (11.73%) Finance
2 26 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.07%) Banking
4 13 (3.47%) Advertising
5 8 (2.13%) Back Office
5 8 (2.13%) Retail
6 4 (1.07%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (19.20%) Analyst
2 51 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (10.67%) Security Engineer
4 34 (9.07%) Support Engineer
5 31 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 28 (7.47%) Administrator
7 26 (6.93%) Service Analyst
8 23 (6.13%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.87%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (5.33%) Consultant
11 19 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (4.27%) Network Engineer
12 16 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (4.00%) Support Specialist
14 14 (3.73%) Firewall Engineer
14 14 (3.73%) IT Support
15 12 (3.20%) Technical Consultant
16 11 (2.93%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.33%) COM
2 2 (0.53%) Web Services
2 2 (0.53%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.27%) Middleware
3 1 (0.27%) JSP
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.60%) Blackberry
2 28 (7.47%) Clustering
3 27 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.33%) Hedge funds
5 18 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.73%) iPhone
7 13 (3.47%) iPad
8 6 (1.60%) NHS
9 5 (1.33%) Replication
10 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.07%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.80%) Open Source
11 3 (0.80%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.53%) GIS
12 2 (0.53%) VLE
12 2 (0.53%) CESG
12 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 291 (77.60%) Windows
2 126 (33.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (27.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 101 (26.93%) Linux
5 88 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (14.93%) Windows 7
7 29 (7.73%) Windows XP
8 27 (7.20%) UNIX
9 22 (5.87%) Mac OS X
10 19 (5.07%) Windows 8
11 14 (3.73%) Android
11 14 (3.73%) CentOS
12 13 (3.47%) Windows Vista
13 12 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (2.67%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.87%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.87%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.40%) ITIL
2 40 (10.67%) Network Monitoring
3 34 (9.07%) SIEM
4 31 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
6 28 (7.47%) ITIL V3
6 28 (7.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 28 (7.47%) Project Management
7 22 (5.87%) Information Security
7 22 (5.87%) CRM
7 22 (5.87%) Incident Management
8 21 (5.60%) Data Security
9 18 (4.80%) Service Management
10 17 (4.53%) Software Deployment
10 17 (4.53%) Change Management
10 17 (4.53%) Asset Management
11 13 (3.47%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.20%) Release Management
13 11 (2.93%) Software Distribution
13 11 (2.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.40%) PowerShell
2 37 (9.87%) SQL
3 21 (5.60%) C
4 18 (4.80%) Perl
4 18 (4.80%) Bash Shell
5 17 (4.53%) VBScript
6 15 (4.00%) VB
7 9 (2.40%) C++
8 8 (2.13%) PHP
8 8 (2.13%) Python
9 7 (1.87%) Ruby
10 4 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (25.07%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (21.33%) CCNA
3 65 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (13.60%) Security Cleared
5 45 (12.00%) MCSE
5 45 (12.00%) MCSA
5 45 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 37 (9.87%) MCP
7 32 (8.53%) CCSE
7 32 (8.53%) CISSP
8 30 (8.00%) CCNP
9 26 (6.93%) Network+ Certification
10 24 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (6.13%) Degree
12 20 (5.33%) MCITP
13 18 (4.80%) CCSA
14 17 (4.53%) DV Cleared
15 14 (3.73%) MCTS
16 13 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (2.93%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (14.13%) SLA
2 21 (5.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.87%) HIPAA
System Software
1 178 (47.47%) Active Directory
2 91 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (18.40%) Hyper-V
4 57 (15.20%) vSphere
5 52 (13.87%) VMware ESX
6 24 (6.40%) XenApp
7 23 (6.13%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.47%) Nmap
8 13 (3.47%) Snort
9 12 (3.20%) Firmware
10 11 (2.93%) SpamAssassin
11 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.87%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.60%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.60%) XenServer
14 5 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (1.07%) vCloud
16 3 (0.80%) UAG
16 3 (0.80%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 87 (23.20%) Backup Exec
2 71 (18.93%) Norton AntiVirus
2 71 (18.93%) SCCM
3 39 (10.40%) SCOM
3 39 (10.40%) NetBackup
4 36 (9.60%) HP SIM
5 29 (7.73%) WSUS
6 18 (4.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 17 (4.53%) Cacti
8 15 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 14 (3.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 13 (3.47%) Nessus
11 8 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
12 6 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (1.07%) DameWare
13 4 (1.07%) MAILsweeper
13 4 (1.07%) Legato
13 4 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.07%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 213 (56.80%) Microsoft
2 162 (43.20%) VMware
3 119 (31.73%) Cisco
3 119 (31.73%) HP
4 113 (30.13%) Symantec
5 109 (29.07%) Citrix
6 64 (17.07%) CheckPoint
7 63 (16.80%) NetApp
8 62 (16.53%) Juniper
9 39 (10.40%) Veritas
10 38 (10.13%) McAfee
11 29 (7.73%) SonicWALL
12 27 (7.20%) SolarWinds
13 25 (6.67%) F5
14 24 (6.40%) LogRhythm
15 22 (5.87%) Dell
15 22 (5.87%) Blue Coat
16 19 (5.07%) BMC
17 16 (4.27%) CA
17 16 (4.27%) Lotus
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £27000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Spring Technology
Salary: £29000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum + Car and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance, Annual Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Home working and Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Barnsley, Rotherham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £25-29,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Annual Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Easy Software
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Croydon
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Borehamwood
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago