The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 75 93 70
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 27 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.60% 0.091% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 5.04% 0.21% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 26 1 3
Average salary £37,500 £21,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% -55.78%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Blue Coat
South East

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

Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
536 466 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 51.59% 42.63% 50.06%
Number of salaries quoted 451 397 374
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £56,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in Kent

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Blue Coat Salary Histogram in Kent

Blue Coat
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 17 £26,500 -
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) Juniper
1 36 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 36 (100.00%) F5
2 34 (94.44%) Firewall
3 31 (86.11%) Cisco
4 25 (69.44%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (61.11%) Linux
5 22 (61.11%) Websense
6 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
7 20 (55.56%) Cisco PIX
7 20 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 18 (50.00%) Windows
8 18 (50.00%) WAN
9 17 (47.22%) CCSE
10 16 (44.44%) JNCIS
10 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 14 (38.89%) MS Office
11 14 (38.89%) Windows XP
11 14 (38.89%) LAN
11 14 (38.89%) Change Management
11 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
12 12 (33.33%) CCNP
12 12 (33.33%) McAfee
12 12 (33.33%) SonicWALL
12 12 (33.33%) Aruba
12 12 (33.33%) Lumension
13 11 (30.56%) SLA
14 10 (27.78%) ITIL
14 10 (27.78%) Finance

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) Firewall
2 25 (69.44%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 20 (55.56%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (50.00%) WAN
5 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 14 (38.89%) LAN
7 9 (25.00%) Network Security
7 9 (25.00%) OSPF
7 9 (25.00%) BGP
8 8 (22.22%) DNS
9 7 (19.44%) Internet
9 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.89%) DHCP
10 5 (13.89%) RIP
10 5 (13.89%) Wireshark
10 5 (13.89%) Multicast
11 4 (11.11%) Junos
11 4 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 9 (25.00%) Escalation Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 6 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Firewall Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Security Designer
5 4 (11.11%) Systems Designer
5 4 (11.11%) Designer
6 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) Windows XP
3 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Change Management
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 8 (22.22%) CRM
3 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 6 (16.67%) Service Management
5 5 (13.89%) Network Design
6 4 (11.11%) PRINCE
6 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (47.22%) CCSE
3 16 (44.44%) JNCIS
4 12 (33.33%) CCNP
5 9 (25.00%) CCNA
6 8 (22.22%) CCSA
6 8 (22.22%) JNCIA
7 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) CISSP
9 1 (2.78%) Degree
9 1 (2.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Juniper
1 36 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 36 (100.00%) F5
2 31 (86.11%) Cisco
3 22 (61.11%) Websense
4 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 12 (33.33%) McAfee
5 12 (33.33%) SonicWALL
5 12 (33.33%) Aruba
5 12 (33.33%) Lumension
6 10 (27.78%) LogLogic
6 10 (27.78%) TippingPoint
6 10 (27.78%) Tufin
7 6 (16.67%) Trend Micro
7 6 (16.67%) Clearswift
8 5 (13.89%) NetScout
8 5 (13.89%) Tradeweb
8 5 (13.89%) SolarWinds
8 5 (13.89%) Radianz
8 5 (13.89%) TIBCO