The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
North West / Cheshire
Rank 85 100 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 4 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.38% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.91% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Median salary £28,500 £24,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -28.75% +21.21%  

Sophos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 486 548 802
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.98% 41.86% 46.12%
Number of salaries quoted 384 431 626
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Sophos as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in Cheshire

Sophos
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Sophos in Cheshire

Sophos
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £28,500 -
Macclesfield 0 1 £24,000 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) Kaspersky
3 3 (60.00%) Server Building
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) LAN

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (60.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Linux Support
2 3 (60.00%) Linux Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) arcserve
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Veeam