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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 204 179 189
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 6 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 5
Average salary £31,500 £23,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.95% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £17,200
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £29,100
UK excluding London average salary £30,750 £30,000 £29,750
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.84%
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
2310 2040 2254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.24% 49.20% 49.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1986 1605 1861
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
Coventry - 3 £35,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £27,500 -
Worcestershire -11 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) SAN
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (27.27%) XenApp
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Symantec
7 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 3 (27.27%) MCP
7 3 (27.27%) MCSA
7 3 (27.27%) LAN
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
1 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Lync
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Operations Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCP
1 3 (27.27%) MCSA
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) MCTS
2 2 (18.18%) CCA
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) VCP4
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (9.09%) Xen
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
5 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) McAfee
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) Veeam
6 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Veritas
6 1 (9.09%) Websense
6 1 (9.09%) SurfControl