The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 190 190 183
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 10
Average salary £23,000 £27,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% -19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £18,900 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £43,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £29,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +9.43%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2377 2549 2336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.07% 50.89% 49.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1933 2097 1930
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,675
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Sophos
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +10 4 £23,000 -14.81%
Coventry +10 2 £25,000 -7.40%
Worcestershire - 1 £34,000 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) Dell
2 8 (61.54%) Mac OS X
2 8 (61.54%) Apple
2 8 (61.54%) Smartphone
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 8
3 7 (53.85%) Change Control
3 7 (53.85%) Password Management
4 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Symantec
7 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (15.38%) Websense
7 2 (15.38%) Clustering
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) LAN
1 8 (61.54%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Network Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Smartphone
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
2 8 (61.54%) Mac OS X
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Change Control
1 7 (53.85%) Password Management
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) CAD
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Dell
2 8 (61.54%) Apple
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 2 (15.38%) Websense
4 2 (15.38%) Trend Micro
5 1 (7.69%) Acronis