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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 217 205 194
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 5 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.22% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 8
Average salary £22,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
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
2885 2788 2460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.51% 51.24% 50.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2390 2370 2029
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham -7 2 £26,250 -6.25%
Warwickshire +9 1 £22,500 -35.71% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) MCSA
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Lync
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) L2TP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) ADSL
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) IT Operations Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSA
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) CCA
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (40.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (40.00%) Kaseya
3 2 (40.00%) AVG
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Ruckus Wireless