The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / West Midlands
Rank 196 230 213
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -17
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.051% 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +44.14%
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £36,875 £30,750
% change year-on-year
-22.71% +19.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2107 2583 2321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.66% 44.21% 45.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1622 2085 1998
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sophos
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the West Midlands region.

Sophos Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Sophos
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Birmingham +15 1 £20,000 -
Coventry +13 1 £25,000 -37.50%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 10 (90.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (81.82%) Symantec
3 7 (63.64%) MS Office
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
4 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (54.55%) Office 365
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) Cyberoam
5 5 (45.45%) Mimecast
5 5 (45.45%) Server Building
5 5 (45.45%) Migration
5 5 (45.45%) Proofpoint
5 5 (45.45%) Acronis
5 5 (45.45%) Kaspersky
5 5 (45.45%) WatchGuard
5 5 (45.45%) SonicWALL
5 5 (45.45%) VLAN
5 5 (45.45%) Webroot
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco
5 5 (45.45%) Terminal Services
5 5 (45.45%) Site Server
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (45.45%) Site Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 5 (45.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (9.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Support
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IT Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IT Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Network Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
1 5 (45.45%) Server Building
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Symantec
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) Acronis
4 5 (45.45%) arcserve
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) Cyberoam
4 5 (45.45%) Intel Security
4 5 (45.45%) Kaspersky
4 5 (45.45%) Proofpoint
4 5 (45.45%) SonicWALL
4 5 (45.45%) WatchGuard
4 5 (45.45%) Webroot
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
6 1 (9.09%) Google
6 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com