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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 222 212 186
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 3 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.053% 0.079% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.17% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 8
Average salary £40,000 £27,750 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.14% +23.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
2481 2328 2120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.01% 45.96% 49.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2042 2043 1684
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 9 February 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
(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 -2 2 £40,000 +42.85% 4
Birmingham -7 1 - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) SAN
4 7 (53.85%) Symantec
4 7 (53.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
5 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) VPN
6 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 5 (38.46%) HP
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
7 4 (30.77%) MCITP
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) vSphere
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (30.77%) NetApp
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Replication
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) WAN
8 3 (23.08%) C

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) SAN
3 5 (38.46%) VLAN
3 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) DMZ
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (7.69%) GPRS
7 1 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) IT Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) IT Support
3 4 (30.77%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Support
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
2 3 (23.08%) HP Storage
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (30.77%) MCITP
3 3 (23.08%) NCIE
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
3 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (15.38%) Zenoss
4 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (7.69%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (7.69%) SCOM
4 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Symantec
3 5 (38.46%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 3 (23.08%) Intel Security
5 3 (23.08%) Kaspersky
5 3 (23.08%) SonicWALL
5 3 (23.08%) Veeam
6 2 (15.38%) arcserve
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 1 (7.69%) IBM
7 1 (7.69%) Intel
7 1 (7.69%) ProCurve
7 1 (7.69%) Splunk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago