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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 716 732 680
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -52
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 179 154 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 149 121 179
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +9.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,800 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.92% -6.42%

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
54147 51245 54965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.49% 47.37% 47.72%
Number of salaries quoted 43177 41951 45827
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 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +18 173 £33,000 -12.00% 17
London +12 73 £47,500 +5.55% 7
South East +3 45 £24,500 -20.96% 2
Berkshire +12 23 £22,500 -27.41% 1
North West +2 21 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Bracknell +1 20 £25,000 +13.63%
Surrey +12 17 £24,500 +6.52%
Reigate -15 16 £24,500 +6.52%
Cheshire -6 11 £32,500 -
South West -9 11 £24,534 - 1
Manchester -8 10 £29,750 -5.55% 2
East of England -16 10 £45,000 +91.48% 3
City of London +2 9 £47,500 -9.95%
West Midlands -20 8 £22,750 -35.00%
Wiltshire - 8 £23,767 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £45,000 - 2
Scotland -4 4 £42,500 - 3
Chippenham - 4 £24,534 -
Swindon - 4 £22,250 - 1
Runcorn +6 3 £39,000 -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £27,750 -26.00% 1
Yorkshire -41 3 £33,500 +24.07% 2
Wokingham - 3 £22,500 - 1
Croydon - 3 £27,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £45,000 -
Bristol +3 2 £36,138 -
Warwickshire +2 2 £22,500 -35.71%
Milton Keynes -8 2 £47,500 +131.70%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £47,500 +131.70%
Birmingham -11 2 £26,250 -25.00%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 291 (79.08%) Windows
2 219 (59.51%) Microsoft
3 180 (48.91%) Active Directory
4 162 (44.02%) VMware
5 143 (38.86%) MS Exchange
6 130 (35.33%) Firewall
7 124 (33.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (33.42%) DNS
9 122 (33.15%) HP
10 110 (29.89%) MS Excel
11 109 (29.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 107 (29.08%) Citrix
12 107 (29.08%) Symantec
13 103 (27.99%) ITIL
14 99 (26.90%) Cisco
15 97 (26.36%) DHCP
16 91 (24.73%) Linux
16 91 (24.73%) Backup Exec
17 90 (24.46%) MS Office
18 89 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 88 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
20 86 (23.37%) TCP/IP
21 85 (23.10%) Exchange Server 2010
22 83 (22.55%) SAN
23 79 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
24 78 (21.20%) SCCM
25 74 (20.11%) CCNA
25 74 (20.11%) Norton AntiVirus
26 73 (19.84%) SharePoint
27 66 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 143 (38.86%) MS Exchange
2 85 (23.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (19.84%) SharePoint
4 48 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 27 (7.34%) IIS
7 27 (7.34%) Lync
8 26 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (4.08%) IBM Notes
10 13 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (2.99%) Lotus Domino
11 11 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.63%) Moodle
14 4 (1.09%) TPMS
14 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.82%) ArcGIS
16 1 (0.27%) OnBase
16 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 110 (29.89%) MS Excel
2 90 (24.46%) MS Office
3 4 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.80%) Office 365
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 130 (35.33%) Firewall
2 123 (33.42%) DNS
3 97 (26.36%) DHCP
4 86 (23.37%) TCP/IP
5 83 (22.55%) SAN
6 55 (14.95%) VPN
7 51 (13.86%) Internet
8 42 (11.41%) LAN
9 33 (8.97%) Network Security
10 31 (8.42%) WAN
11 29 (7.88%) NAS
12 23 (6.25%) TACACS
13 22 (5.98%) VoIP
14 21 (5.71%) Ethernet
15 20 (5.43%) Wireless
16 18 (4.89%) ADSL
17 17 (4.62%) NetScaler
18 14 (3.80%) BIG-IP
18 14 (3.80%) IPsec
19 13 (3.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (7.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (4.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 51 (13.86%) Finance
2 31 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.43%) Banking
4 15 (4.08%) Advertising
5 14 (3.80%) Retail
6 8 (2.17%) Back Office
7 6 (1.63%) Marketing
8 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.54%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (19.57%) Analyst
2 54 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (12.23%) Support Engineer
4 38 (10.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 32 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 29 (7.88%) Administrator
7 25 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 24 (6.52%) Service Analyst
9 23 (6.25%) Support Analyst
10 20 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
10 20 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (4.62%) Consultant
13 16 (4.35%) Support Specialist
14 15 (4.08%) Network Engineer
15 14 (3.80%) IT Support
15 14 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
16 12 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
17 11 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
18 10 (2.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.09%) COM
2 2 (0.54%) Web Services
2 2 (0.54%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.27%) JSP
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.51%) Blackberry
2 28 (7.61%) Clustering
3 21 (5.71%) Hedge funds
4 19 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.90%) Replication
7 6 (1.63%) NHS
7 6 (1.63%) iPhone
8 5 (1.36%) iPad
8 5 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.09%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.82%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.54%) CESG
11 2 (0.54%) Open Source
11 2 (0.54%) GIS
11 2 (0.54%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 291 (79.08%) Windows
2 124 (33.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (29.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (24.73%) Linux
5 79 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (13.59%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 23 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 22 (5.98%) UNIX
8 22 (5.98%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.53%) CentOS
10 11 (2.99%) Windows 2000
11 8 (2.17%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.63%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.36%) Android
13 5 (1.36%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.99%) ITIL
2 36 (9.78%) Network Monitoring
3 30 (8.15%) SIEM
4 28 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (7.07%) Project Management
5 26 (7.07%) Software Deployment
6 25 (6.79%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (6.25%) CRM
8 22 (5.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 22 (5.98%) Release Management
9 21 (5.71%) ITIL V3
9 21 (5.71%) Asset Management
9 21 (5.71%) Data Security
10 18 (4.89%) Service Management
10 18 (4.89%) Change Management
10 18 (4.89%) Software Distribution
11 16 (4.35%) Information Security
11 16 (4.35%) Incident Management
12 13 (3.53%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.87%) PowerShell
2 36 (9.78%) SQL
3 18 (4.89%) C
4 17 (4.62%) VBScript
4 17 (4.62%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.35%) Perl
6 15 (4.08%) VB
7 9 (2.45%) C++
8 7 (1.90%) PHP
8 7 (1.90%) Python
9 6 (1.63%) Ruby
10 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (20.11%) CCNA
3 66 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 51 (13.86%) SC Cleared
6 45 (12.23%) MCSE
7 44 (11.96%) MCSA
8 34 (9.24%) MCP
9 27 (7.34%) CCNP
10 26 (7.07%) CCSE
11 25 (6.79%) DV Cleared
11 25 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (6.25%) Degree
12 23 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
13 22 (5.98%) CISSP
14 20 (5.43%) MCITP
15 14 (3.80%) MCTS
16 13 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (3.26%) CCSA
18 10 (2.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.68%) SLA
2 20 (5.43%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 180 (48.91%) Active Directory
2 89 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (17.93%) Hyper-V
4 57 (15.49%) vSphere
5 52 (14.13%) VMware ESX
6 27 (7.34%) XenApp
7 20 (5.43%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.26%) Snort
8 12 (3.26%) Nmap
9 11 (2.99%) Firmware
10 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (2.45%) SpamAssassin
11 8 (2.17%) vCloud
11 8 (2.17%) XenServer
12 6 (1.63%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.36%) UAG
14 4 (1.09%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.82%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 91 (24.73%) Backup Exec
2 78 (21.20%) SCCM
3 74 (20.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 46 (12.50%) SCOM
5 37 (10.05%) HP SIM
6 36 (9.78%) NetBackup
7 33 (8.97%) WSUS
8 24 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 24 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (4.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 12 (3.26%) Nessus
12 10 (2.72%) Cacti
13 8 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (1.90%) Legato
15 6 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
16 5 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
17 4 (1.09%) DameWare
17 4 (1.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 219 (59.51%) Microsoft
2 162 (44.02%) VMware
3 122 (33.15%) HP
4 107 (29.08%) Citrix
4 107 (29.08%) Symantec
5 99 (26.90%) Cisco
6 62 (16.85%) NetApp
7 52 (14.13%) CheckPoint
8 50 (13.59%) Juniper
9 49 (13.32%) McAfee
10 40 (10.87%) Veritas
11 28 (7.61%) F5
12 25 (6.79%) SonicWALL
13 23 (6.25%) SolarWinds
14 21 (5.71%) Dell
15 16 (4.35%) BMC
15 16 (4.35%) CA
15 16 (4.35%) AppSense
16 15 (4.08%) Lotus
17 14 (3.80%) Red Hat
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networx
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Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Caretower
Salary: From £17,000 to £23,000 per annum Competitive
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St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bonuses and travel allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £27000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Amsys
Salary: £30,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Funded Microsoft Certs + Package
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South Croydon, Surrey
Amsys
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Salary: Negotiable according to skills and experience
Posted: 9 days ago
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive
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Wokingham
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
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North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
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Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance, Annual Bonus
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