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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 723 743 688
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -55
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 169 188 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 127 168 133
Average salary £37,500 £34,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £23,850 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £60,750 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £28,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -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
50532 54660 51810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 46.14% 46.72% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 40962 43828 42353
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 £72,000 £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 31 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 31 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 +14 158 £37,500 +7.14% 23
London +10 74 £39,500 -1.25% 10
East of England +27 29 £30,500 +12.96% 2
Hertfordshire +9 25 £37,500 +29.31% 2
South East -6 20 £40,000 +23.07% 4
City of London +29 16 £37,500 -3.22% 4
South West -3 15 £42,500 +84.78% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 11 - -
Watford - 10 - -
West Sussex +10 8 £42,500 +50.44%
Wiltshire - 8 £42,500 -
Swindon - 8 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £39,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £27,500 - 1
Scotland +19 6 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands - 6 £33,750 - 2
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
Bermondsey - 6 £21,750 -
Yorkshire +2 5 £30,000 -4.76% 1
North West -12 5 £31,250 +27.55% 1
Cheltenham - 5 £35,000 -
Crawley - 5 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 £27,750 -11.90% 1
Wakefield +5 3 £22,000 -16.98%
Hampshire +4 3 £45,175 +20.46%
Manchester -1 3 £37,500 +53.06% 1
Haywards Heath -2 3 £27,000 +28.57%
East Midlands -2 3 - - 2
Birmingham - 3 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £20,000 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 320 (83.55%) Windows
2 252 (65.80%) Microsoft
3 237 (61.88%) Active Directory
4 232 (60.57%) VMware
5 196 (51.17%) MS Exchange
6 162 (42.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 156 (40.73%) Firewall
8 153 (39.95%) Citrix
9 144 (37.60%) Cisco
10 143 (37.34%) DNS
11 136 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 129 (33.68%) Symantec
13 127 (33.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 120 (31.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 118 (30.81%) DHCP
16 108 (28.20%) SQL Server
17 102 (26.63%) HP
17 102 (26.63%) Windows 7
18 94 (24.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 94 (24.54%) ITIL
18 94 (24.54%) TCP/IP
19 91 (23.76%) MS Excel
20 84 (21.93%) Backup Exec
20 84 (21.93%) vSphere
21 82 (21.41%) Norton AntiVirus
22 80 (20.89%) XenApp
23 78 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
23 78 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
24 75 (19.58%) MCSE
25 74 (19.32%) MS Office

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 196 (51.17%) MS Exchange
2 120 (31.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 69 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 63 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 45 (11.75%) Lync
7 42 (10.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 41 (10.70%) SharePoint
8 41 (10.70%) IIS
9 11 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.61%) IBM Notes
11 9 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (1.57%) WordPress
14 5 (1.31%) Apache
15 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (1.04%) MS Project Server
15 4 (1.04%) WorkSite
16 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 91 (23.76%) MS Excel
2 74 (19.32%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.57%) Office 365
2 15 (3.92%) SaaS
3 14 (3.66%) Mimecast
4 13 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.09%) Google Apps
6 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (40.73%) Firewall
2 143 (37.34%) DNS
3 118 (30.81%) DHCP
4 94 (24.54%) TCP/IP
5 70 (18.28%) SAN
6 50 (13.05%) VPN
7 40 (10.44%) WAN
8 33 (8.62%) LAN
8 33 (8.62%) Wireless
9 20 (5.22%) VoIP
9 20 (5.22%) NetScaler
10 18 (4.70%) VLAN
11 16 (4.18%) SSL
12 13 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.13%) NAS
14 10 (2.61%) Internet
15 9 (2.35%) SMTP
16 8 (2.09%) IP Telephony
16 8 (2.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (28.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 15 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.09%) MySQL
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) 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 3 (0.78%) Bugzilla
1 3 (0.78%) Subversion
1 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.52%) Redmine
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (12.27%) Finance
2 12 (3.13%) Banking
3 11 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.61%) Legal
5 7 (1.83%) Marketing
6 5 (1.31%) Law
6 5 (1.31%) Games
6 5 (1.31%) Advertising
6 5 (1.31%) Back Office
7 3 (0.78%) Publishing
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 104 (27.15%) Analyst
2 65 (16.97%) Support Analyst
3 52 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (9.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (7.57%) Consultant
7 28 (7.31%) Support Engineer
8 26 (6.79%) IT Support
9 24 (6.27%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (6.27%) Team Leader
10 23 (6.01%) Support Specialist
10 23 (6.01%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.22%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 19 (4.96%) Network Support
12 19 (4.96%) Senior Support Analyst
13 18 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (4.70%) Support Team Leader
14 17 (4.44%) Server Analyst
14 17 (4.44%) Server Support
14 17 (4.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.31%) Web Services
2 14 (3.66%) .NET
2 14 (3.66%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.52%) Dojo
3 2 (0.52%) GWT
3 2 (0.52%) COM
3 2 (0.52%) J2EE
3 2 (0.52%) JSF
3 2 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.26%) EDI
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.26%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.58%) Blackberry
1 52 (13.58%) Clustering
2 27 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.05%) Replication
3 25 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.70%) Client/Server
5 17 (4.44%) iPad
6 14 (3.66%) Fat Client
6 14 (3.66%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.83%) iPhone
8 7 (1.83%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.31%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.04%) EFT
12 3 (0.78%) PDA
12 3 (0.78%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 320 (83.55%) Windows
2 162 (42.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (33.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (26.63%) Windows 7
5 78 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (15.93%) Linux
7 49 (12.79%) Windows 8
8 48 (12.53%) Windows XP
9 37 (9.66%) Windows 2000
10 21 (5.48%) Mac OS X
11 14 (3.66%) Apple iOS
12 13 (3.39%) CentOS
13 12 (3.13%) Windows Vista
13 12 (3.13%) UNIX
14 9 (2.35%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.52%) NetWare
17 1 (0.26%) SUSE
17 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (24.54%) ITIL
2 33 (8.62%) Patch Management
3 31 (8.09%) Kalman Filter
4 23 (6.01%) Project Management
4 23 (6.01%) Information Security
4 23 (6.01%) Load Balancing
5 21 (5.48%) Business Continuity
6 20 (5.22%) Security Management
6 20 (5.22%) Migration
7 19 (4.96%) SIEM
8 18 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (4.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 17 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (3.92%) Service Management
11 13 (3.39%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.39%) Data Management
11 13 (3.39%) High Availability
11 13 (3.39%) Release Management
12 12 (3.13%) Asset Management
13 11 (2.87%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.79%) SQL
2 43 (11.23%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.44%) VBScript
4 13 (3.39%) Python
5 12 (3.13%) Perl
6 10 (2.61%) PHP
6 10 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.35%) VB
8 3 (0.78%) C
8 3 (0.78%) Java
9 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.26%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 94 (24.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (19.58%) MCSE
3 49 (12.79%) MCSA
4 46 (12.01%) Degree
5 31 (8.09%) MCP
6 26 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (6.79%) MCITP
7 19 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (4.18%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.66%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.66%) CCNA
10 10 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.83%) CISSP
11 7 (1.83%) CISMP
11 7 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.83%) CNA
11 7 (1.83%) CNE
11 7 (1.83%) Novell Certification
12 5 (1.31%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (12.27%) SLA
2 12 (3.13%) QA
3 9 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 237 (61.88%) Active Directory
2 136 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (21.93%) vSphere
4 80 (20.89%) XenApp
5 62 (16.19%) Hyper-V
6 54 (14.10%) VMware ESX
7 31 (8.09%) XenDesktop
8 29 (7.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (7.05%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (6.53%) vCloud
11 21 (5.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 20 (5.22%) Terminal Services
13 14 (3.66%) BitLocker
14 11 (2.87%) XenServer
15 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.31%) UAG
17 4 (1.04%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
18 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
19 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (21.93%) Backup Exec
2 82 (21.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 52 (13.58%) SCCM
4 49 (12.79%) NetBackup
5 37 (9.66%) WSUS
6 22 (5.74%) Nagios
7 18 (4.70%) SCOM
8 17 (4.44%) ARCserve
9 13 (3.39%) SCSM
10 11 (2.87%) Nessus
11 9 (2.35%) NetVault Backup
12 8 (2.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (2.09%) Zenoss
12 8 (2.09%) WhatsUp Gold
13 6 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (1.04%) HP SIM
15 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
15 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
15 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
15 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 252 (65.80%) Microsoft
2 232 (60.57%) VMware
3 153 (39.95%) Citrix
4 144 (37.60%) Cisco
5 129 (33.68%) Symantec
6 102 (26.63%) HP
7 45 (11.75%) Dell
8 37 (9.66%) SonicWALL
9 36 (9.40%) McAfee
10 33 (8.62%) CheckPoint
11 32 (8.36%) WatchGuard
12 31 (8.09%) Veritas
12 31 (8.09%) NetApp
13 26 (6.79%) Remedy
14 23 (6.01%) Websense
14 23 (6.01%) ProCurve
15 21 (5.48%) Apple
15 21 (5.48%) Avaya
16 19 (4.96%) SolarWinds
17 18 (4.70%) EMC
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits (Please see bel
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £39,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits (Please see bel
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Mandara Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus training and development support
Posted: 17 days ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £33,242 to £38,511 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago