The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 113 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 7 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.59% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.01% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 6
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.74%
Blue Coat
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
873 894 924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.26% 59.01% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 798 759 769
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the Birmingham region.

Blue Coat Salary Trend in Birmingham

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 36 (97.30%) Cisco
1 36 (97.30%) Juniper
1 36 (97.30%) Firewall
2 35 (94.59%) CheckPoint
3 30 (81.08%) Network Security
4 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (62.16%) CCSA
6 20 (54.05%) VPN
7 16 (43.24%) OSPF
7 16 (43.24%) Clustering
7 16 (43.24%) BGP
7 16 (43.24%) CCNP
7 16 (43.24%) Load Balancing
8 15 (40.54%) MS Visio
9 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (32.43%) CCSE
10 12 (32.43%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (32.43%) JNCIA
10 12 (32.43%) JNCIS
10 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
10 12 (32.43%) Perl
10 12 (32.43%) UNIX
10 12 (32.43%) Solaris
10 12 (32.43%) Linux
10 12 (32.43%) CCNA
10 12 (32.43%) Tcl
10 12 (32.43%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (29.73%) Finance
11 11 (29.73%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (29.73%) Junos

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Lync
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) Firewall
2 30 (81.08%) Network Security
3 20 (54.05%) VPN
4 16 (43.24%) OSPF
4 16 (43.24%) BGP
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (32.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (29.73%) Junos
8 8 (21.62%) Internet
8 8 (21.62%) Extranet
9 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall Engineer
2 17 (45.95%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (2.70%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (2.70%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (2.70%) Security Consultant
4 1 (2.70%) Network Consultant
4 1 (2.70%) Consultant
4 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) UNIX
1 12 (32.43%) Solaris
1 12 (32.43%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Load Balancing
2 12 (32.43%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (21.62%) Low Latency
3 8 (21.62%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) Network Design
4 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Perl
1 12 (32.43%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (62.16%) CCSA
3 16 (43.24%) CCNP
4 12 (32.43%) CCSE
4 12 (32.43%) JNCIA
4 12 (32.43%) JNCIS
4 12 (32.43%) CCNA
5 11 (29.73%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) Cisco
1 36 (97.30%) Juniper
2 35 (94.59%) CheckPoint
3 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.70%) F5
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft