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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 124 114 97
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 2 1 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% 0.055% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.12% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Average salary £37,500 - £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
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
854 859 988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.95% 47.43% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 675 747 806
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) VPN
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CCSE
5 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (44.44%) CCSA
5 4 (44.44%) JNCIA
5 4 (44.44%) JNCIS
5 4 (44.44%) Fortinet
5 4 (44.44%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (11.11%) Nortel
7 1 (11.11%) SSL
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) VoIP
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) Internet
7 1 (11.11%) NetScreen
7 1 (11.11%) VLAN
7 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Mitel
7 1 (11.11%) ProxySG

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) NetScreen
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCSA
2 4 (44.44%) CCSE
2 4 (44.44%) JNCIA
2 4 (44.44%) JNCIS
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) Nortel