Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 321 306
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 7 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.53% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 15
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% +52.17%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,125 £28,250
90th Percentile £57,000 £47,500 £38,250
England median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +7.69%

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 4344 5664 5346
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 43.30% 45.78% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3407 4226 4385
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 5 £50,000 +66.67%
Wolverhampton +13 2 £31,000 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) vSphere
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) RSA SecurID
2 5 (71.43%) PKI
3 2 (28.57%) Statistics
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 2 (28.57%) WordPress
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Veeam
3 2 (28.57%) DMZ
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall

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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DMZ
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) IT Support
1 5 (71.43%) Support Team Leader
1 5 (71.43%) Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) PKI
1 5 (71.43%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
1 2 (28.57%) Data Privacy
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (28.57%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Intel
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
2 2 (28.57%) Veeam