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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 736 739 726
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 168 170 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 130 157 112
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,800 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £28,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+44.64% -20.00%

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
49696 53351 49803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.55% 46.77% 47.21%
Number of salaries quoted 40807 42288 40761
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 151 £40,000 +14.28% 54
London -2 78 £38,250 -8.92% 6
East of England +10 16 £37,500 +38.88% 2
South West -10 16 £41,500 +74.61% 3
City of London +36 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Hertfordshire +9 14 £37,500 +15.38% 2
South East -1 14 £42,000 +31.25% 35
West Midlands +2 9 £28,550 +8.76% 2
Scotland +16 8 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Swindon +11 8 £42,500 +91.01%
Wiltshire -4 8 £42,500 +78.81%
Gloucestershire - 8 £40,500 - 3
Yorkshire +16 7 £25,000 -5.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £42,000 - 32
North West -18 6 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 - -
Hampshire +22 5 £45,175 +20.46%
Wakefield +15 5 £22,000 -16.98% 1
West Yorkshire +12 5 £22,000 -16.98% 2
Watford - 5 - -
Cirencester - 5 £40,500 -
Manchester -1 4 £30,250 -32.77% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £36,000 +37.14% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £28,550 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £36,000 - 2
Tamworth - 4 £28,550 -
Berkshire +13 3 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Birmingham +2 3 - - 1
Havant - 3 £45,175 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 293 (82.54%) Windows
2 241 (67.89%) Microsoft
3 219 (61.69%) VMware
4 215 (60.56%) Active Directory
5 173 (48.73%) MS Exchange
6 150 (42.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 143 (40.28%) Firewall
8 141 (39.72%) Citrix
9 132 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 130 (36.62%) Symantec
11 119 (33.52%) DNS
12 117 (32.96%) Cisco
13 108 (30.42%) SQL Server
14 106 (29.86%) Exchange Server 2010
15 104 (29.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 104 (29.30%) DHCP
16 93 (26.20%) MS Excel
17 91 (25.63%) HP
18 89 (25.07%) TCP/IP
19 88 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
20 86 (24.23%) ITIL
21 84 (23.66%) Norton AntiVirus
22 80 (22.54%) Backup Exec
22 80 (22.54%) Windows 7
23 78 (21.97%) XenApp
24 77 (21.69%) vSphere
25 76 (21.41%) Exchange Server 2007
26 71 (20.00%) MCSE
27 70 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
28 67 (18.87%) SAN

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 173 (48.73%) MS Exchange
2 106 (29.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (21.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 63 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (13.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (10.99%) SharePoint
7 37 (10.42%) Lync
8 31 (8.73%) IIS
9 30 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.97%) MS Project Server
11 6 (1.69%) WordPress
11 6 (1.69%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.13%) Apache
12 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.13%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.85%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.85%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 93 (26.20%) MS Excel
2 67 (18.87%) MS Office
3 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Line 500
4 1 (0.28%) Agresso
4 1 (0.28%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.48%) Office 365
2 17 (4.79%) SaaS
3 10 (2.82%) Mimecast
4 7 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.97%) Google Apps
5 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.85%) IaaS
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (40.28%) Firewall
2 119 (33.52%) DNS
3 104 (29.30%) DHCP
4 89 (25.07%) TCP/IP
5 67 (18.87%) SAN
6 40 (11.27%) VPN
7 36 (10.14%) WAN
7 36 (10.14%) Wireless
8 31 (8.73%) LAN
9 22 (6.20%) VLAN
10 20 (5.63%) NetScaler
11 19 (5.35%) VoIP
12 17 (4.79%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (3.10%) SSL
13 11 (3.10%) NAS
14 10 (2.82%) Internet
15 8 (2.25%) 3G
16 7 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.69%) IP Telephony
17 6 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (30.42%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.13%) MySQL
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
1 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
2 2 (0.56%) Bugzilla
2 2 (0.56%) Subversion
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.56%) Redmine
3 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (10.14%) Finance
2 21 (5.92%) Banking
3 10 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.82%) Legal
4 6 (1.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.41%) Law
6 4 (1.13%) Advertising
6 4 (1.13%) Publishing
6 4 (1.13%) Games
6 4 (1.13%) Retail
7 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (28.45%) Analyst
2 60 (16.90%) Support Analyst
3 46 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (9.58%) 3rd Line Support
4 34 (9.58%) Consultant
5 33 (9.30%) IT Support
6 30 (8.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (7.61%) Team Leader
8 26 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 23 (6.48%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 22 (6.20%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (5.92%) IT Support Analyst
12 20 (5.63%) Support Team Leader
12 20 (5.63%) Network Support
13 19 (5.35%) Sales Consultant
14 18 (5.07%) Network Engineer
14 18 (5.07%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (4.79%) Support Specialist
15 17 (4.79%) Senior Support Analyst
16 15 (4.23%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.35%) Web Services
2 11 (3.10%) Software Packaging
3 9 (2.54%) .NET
4 3 (0.85%) J2EE
4 3 (0.85%) COM
4 3 (0.85%) JSF
4 3 (0.85%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.85%) XML
4 3 (0.85%) Dojo
4 3 (0.85%) GWT
5 2 (0.56%) RESTful
6 1 (0.28%) EDI
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.65%) Blackberry
2 36 (10.14%) Clustering
3 27 (7.61%) Replication
4 24 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.35%) iPad
6 17 (4.79%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.66%) Fat Client
7 13 (3.66%) Thin Client
7 13 (3.66%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.82%) iPhone
9 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.97%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.13%) Chip and PIN
11 4 (1.13%) EFT
12 3 (0.85%) GIS
12 3 (0.85%) PDA
12 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 293 (82.54%) Windows
2 150 (42.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (29.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (22.54%) Windows 7
5 70 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (13.80%) Linux
7 43 (12.11%) Windows 8
8 42 (11.83%) Windows XP
9 33 (9.30%) Windows 2000
10 18 (5.07%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.66%) Windows Vista
11 13 (3.66%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.10%) UNIX
13 7 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.41%) CentOS
14 5 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.56%) Android
15 2 (0.56%) NetWare
15 2 (0.56%) SUSE
15 2 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.23%) ITIL
2 30 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
3 29 (8.17%) Patch Management
4 24 (6.76%) Information Security
5 22 (6.20%) SIEM
6 21 (5.92%) Migration
7 20 (5.63%) Security Management
8 18 (5.07%) Project Management
8 18 (5.07%) Business Continuity
8 18 (5.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (4.51%) Service Management
9 16 (4.51%) Change Management
10 15 (4.23%) Load Balancing
11 14 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.94%) Mentoring
11 14 (3.94%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (3.66%) PRINCE2
13 11 (3.10%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.10%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.96%) SQL
2 32 (9.01%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.07%) VBScript
4 11 (3.10%) Python
4 11 (3.10%) Perl
5 9 (2.54%) PHP
6 8 (2.25%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.69%) VB
7 6 (1.69%) C
8 3 (0.85%) Java
8 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (20.00%) MCSE
3 46 (12.96%) MCSA
4 33 (9.30%) Degree
5 31 (8.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (8.45%) MCITP
7 27 (7.61%) MCP
8 22 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (4.51%) Security Cleared
9 16 (4.51%) CCNA
10 13 (3.66%) SC Cleared
11 12 (3.38%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (2.25%) CNA
13 8 (2.25%) CNE
13 8 (2.25%) Novell Certification
13 8 (2.25%) CISSP
14 7 (1.97%) CISMP
15 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.24%) SLA
2 12 (3.38%) QA
3 7 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.28%) FISMA
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 215 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 132 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (21.97%) XenApp
4 77 (21.69%) vSphere
5 62 (17.46%) Hyper-V
6 39 (10.99%) VMware ESX
7 26 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (6.76%) XenDesktop
9 22 (6.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (5.92%) Terminal Services
11 20 (5.63%) vCloud
12 16 (4.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (3.10%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.97%) XenServer
15 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.41%) UAG
17 4 (1.13%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.85%) ISA Server
19 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
20 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 84 (23.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 80 (22.54%) Backup Exec
3 49 (13.80%) NetBackup
4 46 (12.96%) SCCM
5 38 (10.70%) WSUS
6 22 (6.20%) SCOM
7 16 (4.51%) Nagios
8 15 (4.23%) ARCserve
9 13 (3.66%) Zenoss
9 13 (3.66%) WhatsUp Gold
10 12 (3.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (3.38%) Nessus
11 9 (2.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (2.54%) SCSM
11 9 (2.54%) NetVault Backup
12 8 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (1.13%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 241 (67.89%) Microsoft
2 219 (61.69%) VMware
3 141 (39.72%) Citrix
4 130 (36.62%) Symantec
5 117 (32.96%) Cisco
6 91 (25.63%) HP
7 43 (12.11%) McAfee
8 40 (11.27%) SonicWALL
9 32 (9.01%) CheckPoint
9 32 (9.01%) NetApp
10 31 (8.73%) WatchGuard
11 30 (8.45%) Dell
12 26 (7.32%) Veritas
13 25 (7.04%) Lumension
14 24 (6.76%) ProCurve
15 22 (6.20%) Remedy
15 22 (6.20%) Websense
15 22 (6.20%) Avaya
16 18 (5.07%) Apple
17 17 (4.79%) Kaspersky
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum to £32K + Oncall & Overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Upto £20,000 DOE
Posted: 15 days ago