The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 30 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.

Sophos
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 239 229
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 11 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.71% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 17
Median salary £24,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +6.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,375 £32,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £65,000 £35,800
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -27.50% +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 South West.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2072 2669 2619
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.75% 45.34% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1751 2183 2196
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Sophos
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Sophos in the South West

Sophos
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Devon - 7 £32,500 -
Cornwall - 5 £24,500 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) Firewall
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco
5 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
6 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
6 10 (52.63%) MS Office
6 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (47.37%) HP
8 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (42.11%) ITIL
8 8 (42.11%) Unix
8 8 (42.11%) Linux
8 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
8 8 (42.11%) Finance
9 6 (31.58%) SonicWALL
9 6 (31.58%) Office 365
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) MySQL
10 5 (26.32%) XML
10 5 (26.32%) IBM Domino
10 5 (26.32%) WAN
10 5 (26.32%) ERP
10 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
10 5 (26.32%) VPN
10 5 (26.32%) DNS

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (26.32%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
2 5 (26.32%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) MPLS
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) SNMP
4 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) MySQL
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) IT Manager
1 5 (26.32%) Systems Manager
1 5 (26.32%) Technical Support
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) IT Support
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) AS400
2 3 (15.79%) CCTV
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Unix
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) SUSE
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Contingency Planning
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) ERP
2 5 (26.32%) People Management
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
2 5 (26.32%) Social Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Data Security
3 3 (15.79%) Feasibility Study
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
3 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
3 3 (15.79%) ITSM
3 3 (15.79%) Security Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) C
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNA
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCA
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.79%) ISO22301
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.53%) XenApp
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
1 5 (26.32%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (26.32%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) SonicWALL
5 5 (26.32%) Avaya
5 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) Infor
5 5 (26.32%) Lotus
5 5 (26.32%) NETGEAR
5 5 (26.32%) Riverbed
5 5 (26.32%) Symantec
5 5 (26.32%) Veeam
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) F5
8 1 (5.26%) Meraki
8 1 (5.26%) Red Hat