The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / North West
Rank 243 217 253
Rank change year-on-year -26 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 6 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.098% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.87% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 8
Median salary £28,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.30% +3.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £25,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £37,250 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £28,750 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -28.12% +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 the North West.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2665 2403 2947
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.38% 42.27% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2187 1975 2365
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,675 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Sophos
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Sophos in the North West

Sophos
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +8 4 £28,500 +18.75%
Merseyside -2 1 £31,000 - 1
Manchester -27 1 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (43.75%) Office 365
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (43.75%) Symantec
6 7 (43.75%) HP
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 7 (43.75%) Backup Exec
7 6 (37.50%) Dell
7 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) WSUS
8 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) HP SIM
8 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
8 5 (31.25%) Back Office
8 5 (31.25%) Information Security
9 4 (25.00%) Data Management
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) Unix

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (43.75%) Office 365
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Skype
1 4 (25.00%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) SNMP
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (31.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) IT Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) IT Support
4 4 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 4 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Administrator
4 4 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Network Administrator
4 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Network Support
4 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Network Systems Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Server Building
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Backup Exec
2 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (37.50%) WSUS
3 5 (31.25%) HP SIM
3 5 (31.25%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Symantec
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) GFI Software
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) Kaspersky
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (6.25%) arcserve
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
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