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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 205 211 192
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 12 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.038% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.082% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 13
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £25,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
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
2560 2447 2544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.81% 46.96% 50.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2124 2036 2048
Average salary £38,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 May 2015. 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 - 8 £32,500 - 5
Coventry -10 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (87.50%) MS Exchange
4 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
4 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (75.00%) XenApp
5 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (75.00%) Citrix
5 12 (75.00%) SAN
5 12 (75.00%) Symantec
5 12 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (56.25%) Firewall
6 9 (56.25%) VLAN
7 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (50.00%) SonicWALL
7 8 (50.00%) Kaspersky
7 8 (50.00%) AVG
7 8 (50.00%) NetScaler
7 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (50.00%) SLA
7 8 (50.00%) Windows 2000
8 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
9 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
10 5 (31.25%) DNS
11 4 (25.00%) NetApp
11 4 (25.00%) CCA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (18.75%) Lync
7 2 (12.50%) IIS
8 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) SAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
3 8 (50.00%) NetScaler
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) IPsec
5 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) L2TP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Installations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCA
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCITP
3 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
1 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (75.00%) XenApp
3 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
3 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Citrix
2 12 (75.00%) Symantec
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) SonicWALL
3 8 (50.00%) Kaspersky
3 8 (50.00%) AVG
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
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