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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 729 740 699
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -41
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 173 199 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 132 169 119
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £28,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.33%

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
51571 55131 51801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 46.60% 46.68% 47.70%
Number of salaries quoted 41660 44546 42531
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 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +18 164 £35,000 +11.11% 19
London +7 70 £38,750 -3.12% 9
East of England +34 32 £21,750 -13.86% 1
Hertfordshire +26 25 £37,500 +29.31% 1
South East -11 22 £40,000 +42.85% 5
South West +7 19 £39,000 +69.56% 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 12 - -
Gloucestershire - 12 £34,000 - 1
West Sussex +3 10 £42,500 +61.90%
Watford - 10 - -
City of London +38 9 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire 0 9 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 9 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 9 £35,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 9 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 8 £31,750 +5.83%
Birmingham - 8 £33,750 -
Crawley - 7 £42,500 -
Swindon - 7 £42,500 -
Wiltshire - 7 £42,500 -
Scotland - 6 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
Wakefield -2 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Bromley - 5 £30,000 -
Bermondsey - 5 £21,750 -
North West -9 4 £30,000 +25.00% 2
Suffolk - 4 £20,000 -
Ipswich - 4 £20,000 -
Leeds +3 3 £30,000 -4.76%
Haywards Heath -14 3 £27,000 +20.00%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 323 (83.25%) Windows
2 247 (63.66%) Microsoft
3 243 (62.63%) Active Directory
4 232 (59.79%) VMware
5 205 (52.84%) MS Exchange
6 169 (43.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 162 (41.75%) Firewall
8 156 (40.21%) Citrix
9 154 (39.69%) DNS
10 150 (38.66%) Cisco
11 140 (36.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 136 (35.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 126 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 126 (32.47%) DHCP
14 123 (31.70%) Symantec
15 107 (27.58%) SQL Server
16 106 (27.32%) Windows 7
17 104 (26.80%) HP
18 94 (24.23%) TCP/IP
19 92 (23.71%) MS Excel
20 90 (23.20%) ITIL
21 87 (22.42%) Backup Exec
22 86 (22.16%) Microsoft Certification
23 83 (21.39%) XenApp
24 81 (20.88%) Norton AntiVirus
25 80 (20.62%) Windows Server 2003
25 80 (20.62%) MS Office
26 79 (20.36%) vSphere
27 78 (20.10%) Exchange Server 2007
28 73 (18.81%) Hyper-V

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 205 (52.84%) MS Exchange
2 126 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (20.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 69 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 67 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (12.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 47 (12.11%) IIS
8 44 (11.34%) Lync
9 38 (9.79%) SharePoint
10 14 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (3.09%) IBM Notes
12 9 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.80%) Apache
14 5 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (1.29%) WordPress
15 4 (1.03%) nginx
16 3 (0.77%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
17 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
17 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 92 (23.71%) MS Excel
2 80 (20.62%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.52%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.47%) Office 365
2 15 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.87%) SaaS
2 15 (3.87%) Mimecast
3 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.03%) Google Apps
4 4 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) IaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 162 (41.75%) Firewall
2 154 (39.69%) DNS
3 126 (32.47%) DHCP
4 94 (24.23%) TCP/IP
5 73 (18.81%) SAN
6 64 (16.49%) VPN
7 40 (10.31%) WAN
8 33 (8.51%) LAN
9 29 (7.47%) Wireless
10 20 (5.15%) VoIP
10 20 (5.15%) NetScaler
11 18 (4.64%) VLAN
11 18 (4.64%) SSL
12 15 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (3.87%) NAS
13 12 (3.09%) Network Security
14 10 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (2.58%) Ethernet
15 9 (2.32%) SMTP
15 9 (2.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (27.58%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 20 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.58%) MySQL
6 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) JIRA
2 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.77%) Bugzilla
2 3 (0.77%) Subversion
3 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.52%) Redmine
4 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
General
1 44 (11.34%) Finance
2 10 (2.58%) Banking
3 8 (2.06%) Marketing
3 8 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.06%) Legal
4 5 (1.29%) Back Office
4 5 (1.29%) Law
4 5 (1.29%) Games
5 4 (1.03%) Advertising
6 3 (0.77%) Publishing
6 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Local Government
7 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (24.48%) Analyst
2 59 (15.21%) Support Analyst
3 55 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (10.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (7.73%) Consultant
7 27 (6.96%) IT Support
8 26 (6.70%) Support Engineer
9 25 (6.44%) Support Specialist
10 24 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (5.93%) Team Leader
12 21 (5.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (5.15%) Pre Sales Consultant
14 18 (4.64%) Network Support
14 18 (4.64%) Senior Support Analyst
15 17 (4.38%) Network Engineer
16 16 (4.12%) Sales Consultant
16 16 (4.12%) Server Support
16 16 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
16 16 (4.12%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.51%) Web Services
2 17 (4.38%) .NET
3 15 (3.87%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.52%) Dojo
4 2 (0.52%) GWT
4 2 (0.52%) JSF
4 2 (0.52%) J2EE
4 2 (0.52%) XML
5 1 (0.26%) EDI
5 1 (0.26%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) MFC
5 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.43%) Blackberry
1 56 (14.43%) Clustering
2 32 (8.25%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.96%) Replication
4 26 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.38%) iPad
6 16 (4.12%) Client/Server
7 14 (3.61%) Thin Client
7 14 (3.61%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.80%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.80%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.55%) iPhone
11 5 (1.29%) CMDB
12 4 (1.03%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.77%) PDA
13 3 (0.77%) EFT
14 2 (0.52%) GIS
14 2 (0.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 323 (83.25%) Windows
2 169 (43.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 136 (35.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 106 (27.32%) Windows 7
5 80 (20.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (14.95%) Linux
7 47 (12.11%) Windows XP
7 47 (12.11%) Windows 8
8 38 (9.79%) Windows 2000
9 19 (4.90%) Mac OS X
10 15 (3.87%) CentOS
11 13 (3.35%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.84%) Windows Vista
13 9 (2.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.03%) UNIX
15 3 (0.77%) Android
15 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.52%) NetWare
17 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (23.20%) ITIL
2 32 (8.25%) Patch Management
3 29 (7.47%) Kalman Filter
4 25 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (6.19%) Business Continuity
5 24 (6.19%) Information Security
5 24 (6.19%) Load Balancing
6 22 (5.67%) Project Management
7 19 (4.90%) Security Management
7 19 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.90%) Migration
8 18 (4.64%) SIEM
9 17 (4.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 16 (4.12%) Service Management
10 16 (4.12%) High Availability
10 16 (4.12%) Release Management
11 13 (3.35%) Asset Management
12 12 (3.09%) Data Management
13 11 (2.84%) Performance Management
13 11 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.40%) SQL
2 45 (11.60%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.12%) VBScript
4 8 (2.06%) VB
5 7 (1.80%) Python
6 6 (1.55%) Perl
6 6 (1.55%) PHP
7 4 (1.03%) C
7 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.77%) Java
9 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.52%) Ruby
9 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 86 (22.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (18.04%) MCSE
3 50 (12.89%) MCSA
4 42 (10.82%) Degree
5 34 (8.76%) MCP
6 24 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (5.93%) MCITP
8 18 (4.64%) CCNA
9 17 (4.38%) Security Cleared
10 15 (3.87%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.58%) CISSP
12 9 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.80%) CISMP
14 5 (1.29%) CCSA
14 5 (1.29%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (1.03%) CCA
15 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.77%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.57%) SLA
2 11 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.58%) QA
4 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.52%) FISMA
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 243 (62.63%) Active Directory
2 140 (36.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (21.39%) XenApp
4 79 (20.36%) vSphere
5 73 (18.81%) Hyper-V
6 59 (15.21%) VMware ESX
7 36 (9.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 34 (8.76%) XenDesktop
9 30 (7.73%) vCloud
10 29 (7.47%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (5.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 17 (4.38%) Terminal Services
13 15 (3.87%) BitLocker
14 13 (3.35%) XenServer
15 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
16 4 (1.03%) UAG
17 3 (0.77%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
18 2 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 87 (22.42%) Backup Exec
2 81 (20.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 56 (14.43%) SCCM
4 49 (12.63%) NetBackup
5 41 (10.57%) WSUS
6 25 (6.44%) Nagios
7 22 (5.67%) SCOM
8 19 (4.90%) ARCserve
9 16 (4.12%) SCSM
10 12 (3.09%) Nessus
11 7 (1.80%) Zenoss
11 7 (1.80%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.03%) HP SIM
12 4 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.77%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.77%) Legato
13 3 (0.77%) MOM
Vendors
1 247 (63.66%) Microsoft
2 232 (59.79%) VMware
3 156 (40.21%) Citrix
4 150 (38.66%) Cisco
5 123 (31.70%) Symantec
6 104 (26.80%) HP
7 42 (10.82%) Dell
7 42 (10.82%) SonicWALL
8 35 (9.02%) McAfee
9 34 (8.76%) CheckPoint
10 33 (8.51%) Veritas
11 31 (7.99%) NetApp
12 29 (7.47%) Apple
12 29 (7.47%) WatchGuard
13 24 (6.19%) Websense
14 23 (5.93%) Remedy
14 23 (5.93%) SolarWinds
15 20 (5.15%) Veeam
15 20 (5.15%) ProCurve
16 19 (4.90%) EMC
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GB Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £36,923 to £48,767 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago