The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 April 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 232 218
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 2 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.097% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 11
Median salary £31,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.11% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,764 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -23.09% +23.07%  

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 West Midlands.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2056 2837 2499
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.84% 45.40% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 2171 2068
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Sophos in the West Midlands

Sophos
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Wolverhampton +3 2 £31,000 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) Intel Security
3 7 (70.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Symantec
4 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) Office 365
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Acronis
5 5 (50.00%) Kaspersky
5 5 (50.00%) Proofpoint
5 5 (50.00%) Mimecast
5 5 (50.00%) Server Building
5 5 (50.00%) Cyberoam
5 5 (50.00%) WatchGuard
5 5 (50.00%) SonicWALL
5 5 (50.00%) Webroot
5 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Terminal Services

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (50.00%) Site Server
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
2 5 (50.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (10.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) DMZ
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) Android
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (20.00%) Data Privacy
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (50.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (20.00%) vSphere
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (20.00%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) Intel Security
4 6 (60.00%) Symantec
5 5 (50.00%) Acronis
5 5 (50.00%) arcserve
5 5 (50.00%) Cyberoam
5 5 (50.00%) Kaspersky
5 5 (50.00%) Proofpoint
5 5 (50.00%) SonicWALL
5 5 (50.00%) WatchGuard
5 5 (50.00%) Webroot
6 2 (20.00%) Apple
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Intel
7 1 (10.00%) Google
7 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com