Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 301 303
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 23 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 11
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +56.86%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £28,550
90th Percentile £53,750 £47,750 £42,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £38,640 £36,000
% change year-on-year -9.42% +7.33% +10.77%

Sophos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,771 4,868 4,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.58% 46.21% 44.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,576 3,632 3,915
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 +40 19 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Coventry +2 4 £36,750 +47.00%
Dudley - 1 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £30,000 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (69.57%) Firewall
4 15 (65.22%) Windows
5 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
6 12 (52.17%) Office 365
7 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
7 11 (47.83%) LAN
8 10 (43.48%) WAN
8 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
9 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
9 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (34.78%) SAN
10 8 (34.78%) VoIP
11 7 (30.43%) VLAN
11 7 (30.43%) AVG
11 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (26.09%) Driving Licence
12 6 (26.09%) DBS Check
12 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
13 5 (21.74%) Juniper
13 5 (21.74%) Cisco
13 5 (21.74%) Migration
14 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
14 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
14 4 (17.39%) Replication

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 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Office 365
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 11 (47.83%) LAN
3 10 (43.48%) WAN
4 8 (34.78%) SAN
4 8 (34.78%) VoIP
5 7 (30.43%) VLAN
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 1 (4.35%) ADSL
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.35%) HSRP
9 1 (4.35%) IPsec
9 1 (4.35%) SNMP
9 1 (4.35%) SSH
9 1 (4.35%) TACACS
9 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
1 6 (26.09%) Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Support Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Technical Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Technical Support
1 6 (26.09%) Technical Support Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Driving Licence
2 4 (17.39%) CCTV
2 4 (17.39%) EPoS
2 4 (17.39%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) DBS Check
2 4 (17.39%) MCSA
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) vSphere
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) AVG
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Aruba
5 4 (17.39%) Dell
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) SonicWALL
5 4 (17.39%) Veeam
6 3 (13.04%) Capita
7 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.35%) Kaspersky