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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 678 737 709
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -28
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 214 197 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 173 145 148
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £28,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -

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
52036 56135 54562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.04% 46.75% 48.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41684 44973 44458
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 £71,225 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +44 208 £33,500 +11.66% 23
London +26 70 £40,000 -9.09% 7
East of England +44 39 £30,000 +20.00%
South East +16 38 £36,250 +16.93% 1
Yorkshire +11 24 £30,000 - 2
South West -3 22 £33,000 +29.41% 1
Gloucestershire - 21 £33,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 20 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +20 18 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cheltenham - 17 £33,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -15 13 - -
Berkshire -8 11 £40,000 -15.78%
Leeds - 11 £40,000 -
West Midlands -24 10 £33,750 +46.73% 6
Oxfordshire - 10 £32,500 -
City of London +40 9 £37,500 -37.50% 3
Suffolk +17 8 £20,000 -27.27%
Ipswich +11 8 £20,000 -27.27%
West Sussex +9 8 £42,500 +61.90%
North West +7 8 £27,500 -3.50% 4
Crawley - 8 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire +22 7 £26,000 -20.00%
Newbury +17 7 £35,000 +55.55%
Wakefield -7 7 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Birmingham - 7 £32,500 - 4
Manchester +7 6 £23,750 -8.65% 2
Skipton - 6 £27,250 -
Bromley - 6 £30,000 -
Canary Wharf +9 5 £65,000 +8.33%
Essex -3 5 £30,000 +20.00%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 350 (81.97%) Windows
2 288 (67.45%) Active Directory
3 262 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 224 (52.46%) VMware
5 214 (50.12%) MS Exchange
6 182 (42.62%) Cisco
6 182 (42.62%) DNS
7 176 (41.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 162 (37.94%) Citrix
9 156 (36.53%) Firewall
10 151 (35.36%) DHCP
11 135 (31.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 128 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 124 (29.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 121 (28.34%) MS Excel
15 111 (26.00%) Windows 7
16 110 (25.76%) HP
17 109 (25.53%) ITIL
18 106 (24.82%) SQL Server
19 105 (24.59%) Symantec
20 97 (22.72%) Windows Server 2003
21 96 (22.48%) TCP/IP
22 94 (22.01%) XenApp
23 92 (21.55%) Backup Exec
24 85 (19.91%) VPN
25 84 (19.67%) MS Office
26 83 (19.44%) vSphere
27 81 (18.97%) Norton AntiVirus
28 77 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
29 75 (17.56%) Finance

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 214 (50.12%) MS Exchange
2 135 (31.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (17.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 72 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 56 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (12.88%) IIS
7 53 (12.41%) SharePoint
8 45 (10.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (9.37%) Lync
10 19 (4.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (2.58%) IBM Notes
13 9 (2.11%) Apache
14 4 (0.94%) nginx
15 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
16 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.47%) WorkSite
16 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
17 1 (0.23%) GroupWise
Applications
1 121 (28.34%) MS Excel
2 84 (19.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) PowerPivot
3 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.47%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.01%) Office 365
2 20 (4.68%) Mimecast
3 15 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.11%) SaaS
5 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.70%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 182 (42.62%) DNS
2 156 (36.53%) Firewall
3 151 (35.36%) DHCP
4 96 (22.48%) TCP/IP
5 85 (19.91%) VPN
6 61 (14.29%) SAN
7 54 (12.65%) LAN
8 53 (12.41%) WAN
9 35 (8.20%) Wireless
10 28 (6.56%) VoIP
11 22 (5.15%) VLAN
12 18 (4.22%) Ethernet
13 17 (3.98%) Internet
13 17 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (3.28%) NAS
14 14 (3.28%) NetScaler
14 14 (3.28%) SSL
15 12 (2.81%) Network Security
16 11 (2.58%) PBX
17 10 (2.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (24.82%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (7.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 16 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.81%) MySQL
6 11 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.94%) JIRA
3 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.70%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.70%) Subversion
4 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.47%) Redmine
5 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
General
1 75 (17.56%) Finance
2 18 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.34%) Retail
4 7 (1.64%) Law
5 6 (1.41%) Back Office
5 6 (1.41%) Banking
5 6 (1.41%) Marketing
6 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.17%) Games
6 5 (1.17%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Advertising
7 4 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 90 (21.08%) Analyst
2 64 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (12.65%) Support Analyst
4 46 (10.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 45 (10.54%) Support Engineer
6 42 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (8.43%) Support Specialist
8 30 (7.03%) IT Support
9 28 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
10 24 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 22 (5.15%) Network Engineer
12 19 (4.45%) Wintel Support
13 17 (3.98%) Consultant
13 17 (3.98%) Wintel Specialist
14 16 (3.75%) Administrator
14 16 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (3.28%) Desktop Support
16 13 (3.04%) IT Manager
16 13 (3.04%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.79%) Web Services
2 25 (5.85%) Software Packaging
3 14 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (0.47%) J2EE
4 2 (0.47%) XML
4 2 (0.47%) Dojo
4 2 (0.47%) GWT
4 2 (0.47%) JSF
5 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.23%) EDI
5 1 (0.23%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.82%) Blackberry
2 58 (13.58%) Clustering
3 32 (7.49%) Replication
4 25 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.85%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.04%) iPad
6 12 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.58%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.34%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.34%) Thin Client
9 9 (2.11%) iPhone
10 8 (1.87%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.17%) CMDB
11 5 (1.17%) Open Source
12 3 (0.70%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.47%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.47%) PKI
13 2 (0.47%) Statistics
13 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 350 (81.97%) Windows
2 176 (41.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 111 (26.00%) Windows 7
5 97 (22.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (12.18%) Windows XP
7 51 (11.94%) Linux
8 47 (11.01%) Windows 2000
9 36 (8.43%) Windows 8
10 25 (5.85%) Mac OS X
11 15 (3.51%) CentOS
12 11 (2.58%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (2.34%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.34%) Apple iOS
14 9 (2.11%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.64%) Android
16 5 (1.17%) UNIX
17 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
18 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (25.53%) ITIL
2 38 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (7.03%) Kalman Filter
4 26 (6.09%) Release Management
5 23 (5.39%) Project Management
6 20 (4.68%) Business Continuity
7 19 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (4.22%) Software Deployment
9 17 (3.98%) Load Balancing
10 16 (3.75%) Migration
11 15 (3.51%) Asset Management
11 15 (3.51%) Software Distribution
12 14 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (3.28%) Software Delivery
13 12 (2.81%) Mentoring
13 12 (2.81%) High Availability
14 11 (2.58%) Data Protection
14 11 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (2.34%) SIEM
15 10 (2.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (15.69%) SQL
2 49 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.04%) T-SQL
3 13 (3.04%) C
4 11 (2.58%) VBScript
5 9 (2.11%) VB
5 9 (2.11%) Python
6 8 (1.87%) Perl
7 6 (1.41%) PHP
8 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.70%) Java
10 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.47%) Ruby
10 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (15.22%) MCSE
3 47 (11.01%) Security Cleared
4 46 (10.77%) MCSA
5 44 (10.30%) SC Cleared
6 42 (9.84%) Degree
7 37 (8.67%) MCP
8 35 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (7.49%) CCNA
10 18 (4.22%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.11%) MCITP
12 8 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.17%) CCSA
14 5 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.17%) CISSP
14 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.94%) CISM
15 4 (0.94%) MCDST
15 4 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.49%) SLA
2 7 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.47%) FISMA
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 288 (67.45%) Active Directory
2 124 (29.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (22.01%) XenApp
4 83 (19.44%) vSphere
5 70 (16.39%) Hyper-V
5 70 (16.39%) VMware ESX
6 43 (10.07%) vCloud
7 41 (9.60%) XenDesktop
8 30 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (6.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 26 (6.09%) BitLocker
11 19 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (2.11%) XenServer
13 8 (1.87%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.94%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.94%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.70%) UAG
18 2 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 92 (21.55%) Backup Exec
2 81 (18.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 73 (17.10%) SCCM
4 42 (9.84%) NetBackup
5 38 (8.90%) WSUS
6 30 (7.03%) SCOM
7 16 (3.75%) Nagios
8 15 (3.51%) ARCserve
8 15 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (2.81%) WMI
10 12 (2.81%) SCSM
11 8 (1.87%) SCDPM
11 8 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (1.87%) Legato
12 5 (1.17%) MOM
12 5 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.17%) Casper Suite
12 5 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 262 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 224 (52.46%) VMware
3 182 (42.62%) Cisco
4 162 (37.94%) Citrix
5 110 (25.76%) HP
6 105 (24.59%) Symantec
7 43 (10.07%) Veritas
7 43 (10.07%) Apple
8 41 (9.60%) McAfee
9 39 (9.13%) Dell
10 38 (8.90%) SonicWALL
11 34 (7.96%) WatchGuard
11 34 (7.96%) EMC
12 32 (7.49%) Remedy
13 30 (7.03%) NetApp
13 30 (7.03%) SolarWinds
14 29 (6.79%) Veeam
15 22 (5.15%) CheckPoint
16 19 (4.45%) Avaya
17 18 (4.22%) Lumension
West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, Yorkshire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £43k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £22000 - £26500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Blue Town Online
Salary: £43k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + inc 5K Car Allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
deeserve Limited
Salary: negotiable based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + commission
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
RM Education
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Cirencester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago