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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 210 202 190
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 5 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.092% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 10
Average salary £28,000 £22,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -32.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,000 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £38,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
2613 2534 2347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.98% 51.08% 49.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2308 2097 2052
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Warwickshire -6 1 £22,500 +2.27%
Coventry -10 1 £28,000 -20.00% 1
Walsall - 1 £23,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) MCP
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) VPN
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 7

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (10.00%) Lync
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) L2TP
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Operations Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCSA
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCTS
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (10.00%) CCA
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) Xen
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
2 3 (30.00%) EMC
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) Kaseya
3 2 (20.00%) AVG
3 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) SurfControl
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago