The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 243 253 223
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 17 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.080% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.18% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 11
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -
Blue Coat
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2915 3324 3055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.48% 44.53% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2331 2593 2588
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in the North West

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Blue Coat Salary Histogram in the North West

Blue Coat
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Cheshire +7 9 £19,500 -35.00%
Manchester +14 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 23 (85.19%) Juniper
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) F5
3 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 16 (59.26%) SLA
5 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (48.15%) WAN
6 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
7 12 (44.44%) CheckPoint
7 12 (44.44%) Firewall
8 11 (40.74%) HP
8 11 (40.74%) LAN
8 11 (40.74%) Riverbed
9 10 (37.04%) CCNA
9 10 (37.04%) Wireless
9 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
9 10 (37.04%) MPLS
10 9 (33.33%) Windows
10 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 9 (33.33%) Time Management
11 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
11 8 (29.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (29.63%) ITIL
11 8 (29.63%) VoIP
11 8 (29.63%) VPN
11 8 (29.63%) ISA Server
11 8 (29.63%) Websense
12 6 (22.22%) Network Security
12 6 (22.22%) Finance
13 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) WAN
2 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) LAN
4 10 (37.04%) MPLS
4 10 (37.04%) Wireless
5 8 (29.63%) VoIP
5 8 (29.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (29.63%) VPN
6 6 (22.22%) Network Security
7 4 (14.81%) Multicast
8 3 (11.11%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) DHCP
9 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
9 2 (7.41%) SDH
9 2 (7.41%) Internet
9 2 (7.41%) DSL
9 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 12 (44.44%) Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Network Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Junior Network Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Junior
8 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) IPTV
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
2 9 (33.33%) Time Management
3 8 (29.63%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) SIEM
4 4 (14.81%) Cyber Security
4 4 (14.81%) Protective Monitoring
4 4 (14.81%) Computer Security
4 4 (14.81%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) CCNA
4 5 (18.52%) CCSP
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) CCNP
7 2 (7.41%) CCIE
7 2 (7.41%) CCSA
7 2 (7.41%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) SLA
2 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) ISA Server
2 2 (7.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) OpenView
1 2 (7.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Juniper
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) F5
3 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 11 (40.74%) HP
5 11 (40.74%) Riverbed
6 8 (29.63%) Websense
7 4 (14.81%) LogRhythm
8 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.41%) Nokia
9 1 (3.70%) Avaya