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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 755 731 778
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +47
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 196 211 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 117 187 150
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £22,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%

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
46445 49887 48743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.76% 47.71% 47.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38063 40967 38602
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 -9 191 £40,000 +23.07% 31
South East +42 101 £42,700 +52.50% 11
Oxfordshire +59 73 £43,250 +51.75% 9
Abingdon - 68 £44,000 - 7
London -27 34 £45,750 +22.00% 7
North West +6 19 £32,500 +18.18% 2
South West -4 18 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Hampshire +22 13 £42,700 +32.40%
Manchester +20 12 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire +8 11 £24,250 -23.01%
West Yorkshire +2 11 £24,250 -26.51%
Berkshire -10 9 £48,000 +77.77% 1
Gloucestershire -3 8 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Cheshire +19 7 £24,500 -15.51%
Newbury +19 6 £48,000 +17.79%
Wakefield +12 6 £42,500 +41.66%
Cheltenham -2 6 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Havant - 6 £42,700 -
Oxford -13 5 £42,500 +49.12%
East of England -33 5 £19,000 -57.77% 2
Bradford - 5 £24,250 -
Knutsford - 5 £25,000 -
Kent +10 4 - -
Swindon - 4 £32,750 -
Southampton - 4 £41,500 -
Exeter - 4 £40,000 -
Devon - 4 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 £32,750 -
Tunbridge Wells +1 3 - -
West Midlands -16 3 £40,000 +44.14% 5

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 284 (71.90%) Windows
2 244 (61.77%) Microsoft
3 198 (50.13%) Active Directory
4 161 (40.76%) Windows Server
5 155 (39.24%) VMware
6 135 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (32.66%) Firewall
8 123 (31.14%) MS Exchange
9 109 (27.59%) Citrix
10 100 (25.32%) Cisco
11 96 (24.30%) HP
12 95 (24.05%) MS Excel
13 91 (23.04%) ITIL
14 90 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 88 (22.28%) MS Office
15 88 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 86 (21.77%) DNS
17 84 (21.27%) SQL Server
18 77 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 77 (19.49%) Exchange Server 2010
18 77 (19.49%) Windows 7
19 76 (19.24%) Symantec
20 71 (17.97%) SAN
21 69 (17.47%) Linux
22 68 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2013
23 66 (16.71%) TCP/IP
24 63 (15.95%) DHCP
25 61 (15.44%) LAN
26 59 (14.94%) Hyper-V
27 57 (14.43%) Python

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 123 (31.14%) MS Exchange
2 77 (19.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 47 (11.90%) SharePoint
5 40 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (7.34%) Lync
7 24 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.77%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.52%) Apache
10 6 (1.52%) IIS
11 5 (1.27%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.27%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (1.01%) IBM Domino
12 4 (1.01%) JBoss
12 4 (1.01%) nginx
12 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 95 (24.05%) MS Excel
2 88 (22.28%) MS Office
3 5 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.76%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.76%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.51%) Line 500
4 2 (0.51%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.25%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) FastStats
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.61%) Office 365
2 20 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.28%) SaaS
5 8 (2.03%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.27%) IaaS
7 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.01%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 129 (32.66%) Firewall
2 86 (21.77%) DNS
3 71 (17.97%) SAN
4 66 (16.71%) TCP/IP
5 63 (15.95%) DHCP
6 61 (15.44%) LAN
7 50 (12.66%) WAN
8 47 (11.90%) VPN
9 43 (10.89%) Internet
10 33 (8.35%) Wireless
11 27 (6.84%) Remote Desktop
12 25 (6.33%) Network Security
13 24 (6.08%) VoIP
14 21 (5.32%) iSCSI
15 18 (4.56%) VLAN
16 17 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.53%) NAS
18 9 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
18 9 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
18 9 (2.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (21.27%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.56%) Data Mining
4 9 (2.28%) MySQL
4 9 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.27%) GIS
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.51%) Navicat
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.52%) WinDbg
2 5 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.27%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.27%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.27%) Mercurial
3 4 (1.01%) MSI
4 2 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) JIRA
5 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (6.33%) Banking
2 24 (6.08%) Finance
3 14 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.53%) Back Office
5 9 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.28%) Retail
6 6 (1.52%) Marketing
7 5 (1.27%) Advertising
8 4 (1.01%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 56 (14.18%) Analyst
2 50 (12.66%) Administrator
3 41 (10.38%) Support Engineer
4 40 (10.13%) Windows Administrator
5 38 (9.62%) Support Analyst
6 37 (9.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (9.37%) IT Engineer
6 37 (9.37%) IT Support
7 31 (7.85%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (7.34%) Network Engineer
9 27 (6.84%) Software Engineer
10 24 (6.08%) Desktop Support
11 23 (5.82%) Server Administrator
11 23 (5.82%) Windows Server Administrator
12 17 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (4.30%) Server Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) Windows Server Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.30%) .NET
2 11 (2.78%) Web Services
3 7 (1.77%) HTML
4 5 (1.27%) Dojo
4 5 (1.27%) GWT
4 5 (1.27%) J2EE
4 5 (1.27%) JSF
4 5 (1.27%) Velocity
4 5 (1.27%) XML
5 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.01%) LAMP
5 4 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.01%) RESTful
5 4 (1.01%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.76%) Middleware
7 2 (0.51%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.51%) COM
7 2 (0.51%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.09%) Clustering
3 24 (6.08%) Replication
4 23 (5.82%) EqualLogic
5 20 (5.06%) Blackberry
6 18 (4.56%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.78%) Blog
7 11 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.78%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.03%) iPhone
9 7 (1.77%) iPad
9 7 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.01%) Handset
11 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 284 (71.90%) Windows
2 161 (40.76%) Windows Server
3 135 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (19.49%) Windows 7
6 69 (17.47%) Linux
7 47 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (9.62%) Windows XP
9 34 (8.61%) Unix
10 32 (8.10%) Windows 8
11 18 (4.56%) Mac OS X
12 13 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.78%) AIX
13 11 (2.78%) Windows 10
14 8 (2.03%) CentOS
14 8 (2.03%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.03%) NetWare
15 7 (1.77%) Solaris
15 7 (1.77%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (23.04%) ITIL
2 54 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (8.10%) Data Protection
4 31 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (6.84%) Mentoring
5 27 (6.84%) Software Engineering
6 26 (6.58%) Information Security
7 25 (6.33%) Coaching
7 25 (6.33%) Pair Programming
7 25 (6.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 25 (6.33%) Test Automation
8 22 (5.57%) Presales
9 20 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (5.06%) Incident Management
9 20 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 19 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (4.05%) Patch Management
11 16 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (4.05%) SIEM
11 16 (4.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.43%) Python
1 57 (14.43%) SQL
2 37 (9.37%) C#
3 34 (8.61%) C++
4 31 (7.85%) PowerShell
5 30 (7.59%) Perl
6 29 (7.34%) Java
7 17 (4.30%) C
8 14 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 12 (3.04%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.78%) VB
11 7 (1.77%) VBScript
12 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.76%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (12.41%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (11.14%) CCNA
3 44 (11.14%) MCSE
4 31 (7.85%) MCITP
5 29 (7.34%) Degree
5 29 (7.34%) MCSA
6 21 (5.32%) Security Cleared
7 18 (4.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (3.80%) MCP
9 15 (3.80%) SC Cleared
10 14 (3.54%) CISSP
11 11 (2.78%) A+ Certification
11 11 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (2.53%) CCNP
13 9 (2.28%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (1.77%) MCSD
14 7 (1.77%) RHCE
14 7 (1.77%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.10%) QA
2 20 (5.06%) SLA
3 7 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.01%) FISMA
6 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 198 (50.13%) Active Directory
2 90 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (14.94%) Hyper-V
4 54 (13.67%) XenApp
5 39 (9.87%) vSphere
6 24 (6.08%) Terminal Services
7 16 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.54%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.77%) XenServer
10 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.01%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.01%) qmail
11 4 (1.01%) Squid
12 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.76%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.51%) UAG
13 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 56 (14.18%) SCCM
2 44 (11.14%) WSUS
3 43 (10.89%) Backup Exec
3 43 (10.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 31 (7.85%) SCOM
5 26 (6.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 16 (4.05%) NetBackup
7 15 (3.80%) Cacti
7 15 (3.80%) HP SIM
8 13 (3.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (2.28%) Nagios
11 8 (2.03%) Nessus
12 7 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (1.77%) WhatsUp Gold
13 6 (1.52%) OpenView
14 5 (1.27%) EdgeSight
14 5 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (1.01%) collectd
15 4 (1.01%) logstash
Vendors
1 244 (61.77%) Microsoft
2 155 (39.24%) VMware
3 109 (27.59%) Citrix
4 100 (25.32%) Cisco
5 96 (24.30%) HP
6 76 (19.24%) Symantec
7 44 (11.14%) Dell
7 44 (11.14%) NetApp
8 40 (10.13%) McAfee
9 34 (8.61%) Avaya
10 31 (7.85%) Fortinet
11 29 (7.34%) Lumension
12 26 (6.58%) CheckPoint
13 24 (6.08%) Apple
13 24 (6.08%) AppSense
13 24 (6.08%) Veeam
14 23 (5.82%) SolarWinds
14 23 (5.82%) SonicWALL
15 18 (4.56%) WatchGuard
16 16 (4.05%) Red Hat
Bury, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Training + Career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum + + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Raytheon
Salary: Flexible Depending On experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £46000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Competitive DOE + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Virginia Water
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 15 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita plc
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago