The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 183 172 175
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.100% 0.073% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £45,000 £67,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £42,750 £46,750
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -8.55%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1767 1824 1888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.01% 44.23% 49.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1540 1618
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Blue Coat
North West

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in Manchester

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) Juniper
2 10 (90.91%) MPLS
3 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (63.64%) Nokia
4 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 7 (63.64%) F5
5 6 (54.55%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (54.55%) Internet
5 6 (54.55%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) DSL
5 6 (54.55%) CCIP
5 6 (54.55%) CCIE
5 6 (54.55%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) SDH
5 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
5 6 (54.55%) Riverbed
5 6 (54.55%) Security Architecture
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 6 (54.55%) Wireless
6 5 (45.45%) Network Management
6 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
6 5 (45.45%) Wireshark
6 5 (45.45%) Migration
6 5 (45.45%) IPTV
6 5 (45.45%) OpenView
6 5 (45.45%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (45.45%) Multicast

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (90.91%) WAN
1 10 (90.91%) MPLS
2 6 (54.55%) Internet
2 6 (54.55%) DSL
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) SDH
2 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) Wireshark
3 5 (45.45%) Multicast
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (9.09%) VPLS
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (9.09%) IPsec
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Advertising
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) WAN Optimisation
1 6 (54.55%) Security Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) Network Management
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Identity Management
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCNP
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCIP
2 6 (54.55%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCSA
3 1 (9.09%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) OpenView
1 5 (45.45%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) Nokia
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) F5
4 6 (54.55%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) Riverbed
5 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
6 3 (27.27%) IronPort
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 1 (9.09%) Brocade
7 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix