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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 222 203 227
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 15 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.45% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 5
Median salary £46,000 £28,550 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+61.12% +26.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £28,550 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £38,200
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +29.31%
Sophos
England

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
2671 2468 2897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.74% 46.29% 51.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1973 2058 2418
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Solihull +21 9 £46,000 +24.32%
Birmingham -20 5 £24,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 23 (85.19%) Symantec
2 22 (81.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (40.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 8 (29.63%) MCSE
5 8 (29.63%) MCSA
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (29.63%) Firewall
5 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
6 7 (25.93%) Backup Exec
6 7 (25.93%) Information Security
6 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
7 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 6 (22.22%) MCP
7 6 (22.22%) Veeam
7 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (22.22%) VLAN
7 6 (22.22%) Kaspersky
8 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Replication
8 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 4 (14.81%) Threat Modelling

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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 6 (22.22%) VLAN
3 5 (18.52%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) IPsec
5 1 (3.70%) L2TP
5 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.70%) OSPF
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) IT Engineer
1 15 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 12 (44.44%) Senior Security Engineer
3 10 (37.04%) IT Security Engineer
3 10 (37.04%) Senior IT Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) IT Support
6 5 (18.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) IT Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Support
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Fault Management
4 2 (7.41%) Process Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) MCSA
1 8 (29.63%) MCSE
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (22.22%) MCP
3 3 (11.11%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (81.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (25.93%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Symantec
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Kaspersky
3 6 (22.22%) Veeam
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
5 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) AVG
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Kaseya
6 1 (3.70%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard