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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 687 721 712
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 216 187 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 186 167 145
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%

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
53255 52084 54031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.90% 47.79% 47.08%
Number of salaries quoted 43676 41596 45479
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +59 212 £31,000 -11.42% 16
London -2 68 £37,500 -13.79% 9
South East +13 59 £26,500 -19.69% 3
Berkshire +29 35 £24,500 -48.42% 1
East of England +5 35 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Bracknell +5 26 £24,500 +11.36%
Hertfordshire +2 26 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North West -5 20 £27,500 -3.50%
Hemel Hempstead - 20 £47,500 -
City of London +10 13 £34,500 -12.10%
South West +9 13 £30,000 -
Yorkshire -19 13 £30,000 +5.26%
Manchester -24 12 £27,500 -
Cheltenham - 12 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 12 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire -5 11 £30,000 +9.09%
Surrey -5 11 £26,500 +15.21%
Reigate -10 11 £26,500 +13.97%
Newbury +6 6 £42,000 +27.27% 1
Wigan - 6 £27,500 -
Lancashire +4 5 £27,500 -21.42%
West Midlands -20 5 £28,000 +27.27% 1
Home Counties - 5 £27,500 -
Borehamwood - 5 £45,000 -
Leeds -2 4 £36,000 +30.90%
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £21,000 -30.00% 2
Wakefield - 4 £30,000 -
Ipswich - 4 £17,500 -
Suffolk - 4 £17,500 -
Halifax +3 3 £25,000 -12.28%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 313 (77.86%) Windows
2 257 (63.93%) Microsoft
3 238 (59.20%) Active Directory
4 190 (47.26%) VMware
5 176 (43.78%) MS Exchange
6 150 (37.31%) MS Excel
7 148 (36.82%) DNS
8 143 (35.57%) HP
8 143 (35.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 134 (33.33%) DHCP
10 127 (31.59%) Cisco
11 125 (31.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 120 (29.85%) Citrix
13 118 (29.35%) Symantec
14 110 (27.36%) Firewall
15 109 (27.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 104 (25.87%) Backup Exec
17 101 (25.12%) MS Office
17 101 (25.12%) Exchange Server 2010
18 95 (23.63%) ITIL
19 93 (23.13%) SCCM
20 89 (22.14%) Norton AntiVirus
21 88 (21.89%) TCP/IP
22 87 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
23 81 (20.15%) SQL Server
24 79 (19.65%) SharePoint
25 78 (19.40%) vSphere
26 75 (18.66%) Finance
27 71 (17.66%) Security Cleared
28 70 (17.41%) SAN

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 176 (43.78%) MS Exchange
2 101 (25.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (19.65%) SharePoint
4 63 (15.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 42 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 37 (9.20%) Lync
7 35 (8.71%) IIS
8 34 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (7.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (2.74%) IBM Notes
13 10 (2.49%) Lotus Domino
14 6 (1.49%) Moodle
15 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (1.24%) ArcGIS
16 4 (1.00%) TPMS
17 2 (0.50%) Apache
18 1 (0.25%) OnBase
Applications
1 150 (37.31%) MS Excel
2 101 (25.12%) MS Office
3 5 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.24%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.71%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 148 (36.82%) DNS
2 134 (33.33%) DHCP
3 110 (27.36%) Firewall
4 88 (21.89%) TCP/IP
5 70 (17.41%) SAN
6 52 (12.94%) Internet
7 51 (12.69%) VPN
8 50 (12.44%) LAN
9 37 (9.20%) WAN
10 35 (8.71%) Wireless
11 30 (7.46%) VoIP
12 27 (6.72%) ADSL
12 27 (6.72%) Ethernet
13 19 (4.73%) NetScaler
14 18 (4.48%) VLAN
15 17 (4.23%) NAS
16 11 (2.74%) Network Security
16 11 (2.74%) SNMP
16 11 (2.74%) IP Telephony
17 10 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 22 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.50%) MySQL
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (18.66%) Finance
2 38 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.97%) Retail
4 18 (4.48%) Banking
5 11 (2.74%) Advertising
6 9 (2.24%) Marketing
7 8 (1.99%) Back Office
8 7 (1.74%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.00%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (17.91%) Support Engineer
2 66 (16.42%) Analyst
3 64 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 59 (14.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 46 (11.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 27 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (6.47%) Systems Engineer
8 25 (6.22%) Support Specialist
9 24 (5.97%) Support Analyst
10 22 (5.47%) Administrator
10 22 (5.47%) IT Support
11 19 (4.73%) Service Analyst
12 17 (4.23%) NOC Engineer
13 16 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (3.73%) Consultant
15 13 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
16 12 (2.99%) Network Engineer
17 11 (2.74%) IT Manager
17 11 (2.74%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.74%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.00%) Web Services
3 2 (0.50%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.50%) .NET
3 2 (0.50%) COM
3 2 (0.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.69%) Blackberry
2 30 (7.46%) Clustering
3 25 (6.22%) Hedge funds
4 22 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.98%) Replication
6 15 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.74%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.74%) iPhone
9 6 (1.49%) iPad
10 3 (0.75%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.75%) GIS
10 3 (0.75%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.50%) Chemistry
11 2 (0.50%) VLE
11 2 (0.50%) NHS
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.25%) User Experience
12 1 (0.25%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.25%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 313 (77.86%) Windows
2 143 (35.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (31.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 87 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (12.44%) Windows 7
6 47 (11.69%) Linux
7 34 (8.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 33 (8.21%) Windows 2000
9 25 (6.22%) Windows XP
10 20 (4.98%) Mac OS X
11 14 (3.48%) UNIX
12 11 (2.74%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.74%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.74%) CentOS
14 6 (1.49%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X Server
15 5 (1.24%) Android
16 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.25%) AIX
17 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (23.63%) ITIL
2 49 (12.19%) Network Monitoring
3 41 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
3 41 (10.20%) Software Deployment
4 38 (9.45%) Release Management
5 34 (8.46%) Software Distribution
5 34 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (6.72%) CRM
7 24 (5.97%) Project Management
8 18 (4.48%) Asset Management
9 16 (3.98%) Change Management
10 14 (3.48%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.23%) Time Management
12 12 (2.99%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.99%) Service Management
13 11 (2.74%) Migration
14 10 (2.49%) Incident Management
14 10 (2.49%) Investment Management
15 9 (2.24%) Line Management
15 9 (2.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.95%) SQL
2 37 (9.20%) PowerShell
3 29 (7.21%) C
4 18 (4.48%) VB
5 13 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.99%) VBScript
7 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.00%) Perl
9 2 (0.50%) Python
9 2 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (17.66%) Security Cleared
2 68 (16.92%) CCNA
2 68 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (16.17%) SC Cleared
4 62 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (13.43%) MCSE
6 42 (10.45%) MCSA
7 40 (9.95%) DV Cleared
8 31 (7.71%) Degree
8 31 (7.71%) MCP
9 24 (5.97%) Network+ Certification
10 16 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (3.73%) MCITP
12 13 (3.23%) MCTS
13 11 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (2.49%) CCA
15 6 (1.49%) MCDST
16 5 (1.24%) MOS
16 5 (1.24%) CCNP
17 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.95%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 238 (59.20%) Active Directory
2 109 (27.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (19.40%) vSphere
4 69 (17.16%) Hyper-V
5 61 (15.17%) VMware ESX
6 57 (14.18%) XenApp
7 34 (8.46%) XenDesktop
8 29 (7.21%) vCloud
9 12 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (2.74%) Firmware
11 6 (1.49%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.49%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.49%) XenServer
12 5 (1.24%) UAG
13 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.50%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 104 (25.87%) Backup Exec
2 93 (23.13%) SCCM
3 89 (22.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 58 (14.43%) SCOM
5 41 (10.20%) NetBackup
6 40 (9.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 39 (9.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 37 (9.20%) HP SIM
9 35 (8.71%) WSUS
10 17 (4.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (3.73%) EdgeSight
11 15 (3.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (2.99%) WMI
13 11 (2.74%) Legato
13 11 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (1.99%) WhatsUp Gold
15 5 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
15 5 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (1.24%) SCDPM
15 5 (1.24%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 257 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 190 (47.26%) VMware
3 143 (35.57%) HP
4 127 (31.59%) Cisco
5 120 (29.85%) Citrix
6 118 (29.35%) Symantec
7 64 (15.92%) McAfee
8 53 (13.18%) NetApp
9 45 (11.19%) Veritas
10 32 (7.96%) SolarWinds
11 31 (7.71%) EMC
12 27 (6.72%) Apple
13 24 (5.97%) Fujitsu
14 23 (5.72%) Juniper
15 21 (5.22%) Dell
16 20 (4.98%) BMC
17 17 (4.23%) CheckPoint
17 17 (4.23%) Acronis
17 17 (4.23%) SonicWALL
18 16 (3.98%) AppSense
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