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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 715 727 684
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -43
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 188 150 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 165 112 201
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%

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
54348 51006 56396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.48% 47.80% 48.67%
Number of salaries quoted 43047 41854 47152
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +16 173 £34,125 -9.00% 26
London -13 85 £42,000 -6.66% 8
South East -20 35 £28,000 -20.00% 9
North West +2 22 £31,000 -1.58% 1
City of London +9 17 £40,000 -20.00%
Surrey +4 17 £24,500 -34.66% 2
Reigate -15 15 £24,500 +6.52% 1
Berkshire +3 12 £32,500 +4.83% 2
Manchester +10 11 £29,250 -7.14%
Cheshire -1 11 £32,500 - 1
South West - 11 £24,534 - 1
Bracknell -3 10 - - 1
Wiltshire - 8 £23,767 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £25,000 -
County Antrim - 6 £25,000 -
Belfast - 6 £25,000 -
West Midlands -12 5 £22,500 -35.71% 1
East of England -23 5 £33,500 +25.23% 3
Croydon - 5 £29,000 - 1
Yorkshire -37 4 £26,750 -0.92% 2
Chippenham - 4 £24,534 -
Swindon - 4 £22,250 -
East Midlands -4 3 £28,750 -23.33%
Derbyshire -8 3 £28,750 -43.62%
Scotland -17 3 £42,500 - 3
Runcorn - 3 £38,250 -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £34,500 -8.00%
Birmingham -7 2 £26,250 -6.25%
Milton Keynes -7 2 £47,500 +131.70% 2

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 301 (77.58%) Windows
2 216 (55.67%) Microsoft
3 184 (47.42%) Active Directory
4 167 (43.04%) VMware
5 159 (40.98%) Firewall
6 147 (37.89%) MS Exchange
7 138 (35.57%) DNS
8 128 (32.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 122 (31.44%) Cisco
10 121 (31.19%) ITIL
11 116 (29.90%) MS Excel
11 116 (29.90%) Symantec
12 114 (29.38%) HP
13 113 (29.12%) Citrix
14 110 (28.35%) DHCP
15 109 (28.09%) Linux
16 103 (26.55%) Windows Server 2003
17 95 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (24.23%) Exchange Server 2010
19 92 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
19 92 (23.71%) Backup Exec
20 89 (22.94%) SAN
21 88 (22.68%) Windows Server 2012
22 85 (21.91%) MS Office
23 79 (20.36%) SharePoint
24 78 (20.10%) CCNA
25 77 (19.85%) TCP/IP
26 75 (19.33%) Norton AntiVirus
27 73 (18.81%) SQL Server
28 69 (17.78%) SCCM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 147 (37.89%) MS Exchange
2 94 (24.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (20.36%) SharePoint
4 52 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (10.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 34 (8.76%) IIS
8 26 (6.70%) Lync
9 23 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (4.12%) IBM Notes
11 13 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (2.58%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (2.06%) Moodle
14 7 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (1.03%) TPMS
15 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.77%) Confluence
17 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
18 1 (0.26%) OnBase
Applications
1 116 (29.90%) MS Excel
2 85 (21.91%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) assyst
3 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.38%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 159 (40.98%) Firewall
2 138 (35.57%) DNS
3 110 (28.35%) DHCP
4 89 (22.94%) SAN
5 77 (19.85%) TCP/IP
6 66 (17.01%) VPN
7 56 (14.43%) Internet
8 42 (10.82%) LAN
9 41 (10.57%) Network Security
10 37 (9.54%) NAS
11 33 (8.51%) TACACS
12 32 (8.25%) WAN
13 30 (7.73%) IPsec
14 29 (7.47%) SSL
15 26 (6.70%) Wireless
16 23 (5.93%) VoIP
17 21 (5.41%) Ethernet
18 18 (4.64%) ADSL
19 17 (4.38%) NetScreen
20 16 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (6.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (3.61%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (11.08%) Finance
2 27 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.90%) Banking
4 14 (3.61%) Advertising
5 8 (2.06%) Back Office
6 6 (1.55%) Retail
7 5 (1.29%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (20.10%) Analyst
2 55 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (11.08%) Security Engineer
4 30 (7.73%) Support Engineer
5 29 (7.47%) Service Analyst
5 29 (7.47%) Administrator
6 26 (6.70%) Support Analyst
6 26 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 21 (5.41%) Consultant
9 19 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (4.12%) Network Engineer
10 16 (4.12%) Support Specialist
11 15 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.87%) IT Support
12 14 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
13 12 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.09%) Technical Consultant
14 11 (2.84%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.55%) COM
2 4 (1.03%) Middleware
3 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.26%) JSP
4 1 (0.26%) Web Services
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.34%) Blackberry
2 31 (7.99%) Clustering
3 30 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.15%) Hedge funds
5 19 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.61%) iPhone
7 13 (3.35%) Firmware
7 13 (3.35%) iPad
8 6 (1.55%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.03%) Replication
9 4 (1.03%) Open Source
9 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.77%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.52%) CESG
11 2 (0.52%) Tandem
11 2 (0.52%) VLE
11 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 301 (77.58%) Windows
2 128 (32.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (28.09%) Linux
4 103 (26.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 88 (22.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (14.95%) Windows 7
7 32 (8.25%) UNIX
8 28 (7.22%) Windows XP
9 23 (5.93%) Mac OS X
10 20 (5.15%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.87%) CentOS
12 14 (3.61%) Android
13 13 (3.35%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.58%) Windows Phone
15 9 (2.32%) Windows 2000
16 8 (2.06%) Ubuntu
16 8 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (1.55%) AIX
18 5 (1.29%) HPUX
18 5 (1.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (31.19%) ITIL
2 39 (10.05%) Network Monitoring
3 36 (9.28%) SIEM
4 34 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (7.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 30 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
6 30 (7.73%) ITIL V3
7 29 (7.47%) Project Management
8 23 (5.93%) Change Management
8 23 (5.93%) Information Security
8 23 (5.93%) Incident Management
9 21 (5.41%) Data Security
10 20 (5.15%) CRM
11 19 (4.90%) Asset Management
12 17 (4.38%) Service Management
13 15 (3.87%) Problem Management
14 14 (3.61%) Service Delivery
15 13 (3.35%) Software Deployment
16 11 (2.84%) Capacity Management
17 10 (2.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.79%) SQL
1 38 (9.79%) PowerShell
2 22 (5.67%) Perl
3 20 (5.15%) C
4 18 (4.64%) Bash Shell
5 17 (4.38%) VBScript
5 17 (4.38%) VB
6 9 (2.32%) Python
6 9 (2.32%) PHP
7 8 (2.06%) C++
7 8 (2.06%) Ruby
8 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (20.10%) CCNA
3 64 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (12.89%) Security Cleared
5 45 (11.60%) MCSE
6 44 (11.34%) MCSA
6 44 (11.34%) SC Cleared
7 37 (9.54%) MCP
8 34 (8.76%) CISSP
9 33 (8.51%) CCSE
10 30 (7.73%) CCNP
11 24 (6.19%) Network+ Certification
12 22 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (5.67%) Degree
13 19 (4.90%) MCITP
13 19 (4.90%) CCSA
14 12 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (3.09%) MCTS
14 12 (3.09%) MOS
14 12 (3.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (14.95%) SLA
2 22 (5.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.06%) HIPAA
System Software
1 184 (47.42%) Active Directory
2 95 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (17.27%) Hyper-V
4 60 (15.46%) vSphere
5 57 (14.69%) VMware ESX
6 24 (6.19%) XenDesktop
7 23 (5.93%) XenApp
8 14 (3.61%) Snort
8 14 (3.61%) Nmap
9 11 (2.84%) SpamAssassin
10 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (2.32%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.80%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.55%) XenServer
14 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.29%) vCloud
15 3 (0.77%) UAG
15 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (23.71%) Backup Exec
2 75 (19.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 69 (17.78%) SCCM
4 42 (10.82%) NetBackup
5 38 (9.79%) SCOM
6 36 (9.28%) HP SIM
7 29 (7.47%) WSUS
8 20 (5.15%) Cacti
9 18 (4.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (3.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 14 (3.61%) Nessus
12 10 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (2.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (2.06%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (1.29%) MAILsweeper
16 4 (1.03%) DameWare
16 4 (1.03%) SCVMM
16 4 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
17 3 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 216 (55.67%) Microsoft
2 167 (43.04%) VMware
3 122 (31.44%) Cisco
4 116 (29.90%) Symantec
5 114 (29.38%) HP
6 113 (29.12%) Citrix
7 68 (17.53%) CheckPoint
8 66 (17.01%) Juniper
9 63 (16.24%) NetApp
10 43 (11.08%) Veritas
11 32 (8.25%) McAfee
12 29 (7.47%) SonicWALL
13 28 (7.22%) LogRhythm
14 26 (6.70%) SolarWinds
14 26 (6.70%) F5
15 24 (6.19%) Blue Coat
16 22 (5.67%) Dell
17 18 (4.64%) BMC
18 17 (4.38%) AppSense
19 16 (4.12%) CA
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, Yorkshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Home working and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-29,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, 10% Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Spring Technology
Salary: £29000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Annual Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Pension, Health plan and Life Assurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Easy Software
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Croydon
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Borehamwood
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Blue Town Online
Salary: £47k - 64k per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago