The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 5 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 118 118 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 22 15 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.68% 3.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 1.23% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 56
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,900 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Blue Coat
Berkshire

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

Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1140 1224 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 49.54% 55.66% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 800 894 859
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in Reading

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Blue Coat Salary Histogram in Reading

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 33 (94.29%) Firewall
2 32 (91.43%) Cisco
3 31 (88.57%) CheckPoint
3 31 (88.57%) F5
4 27 (77.14%) Juniper
5 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (57.14%) UNIX
5 20 (57.14%) Linux
5 20 (57.14%) TCP/IP
6 15 (42.86%) Sourcefire
7 14 (40.00%) Crossbeam
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (40.00%) Windows 2000
7 14 (40.00%) Windows
7 14 (40.00%) Solaris
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (40.00%) SLA
8 12 (34.29%) Mentoring
8 12 (34.29%) Coaching
9 10 (28.57%) Fortinet
9 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (25.71%) Wireless
11 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
11 8 (22.86%) Project Management
12 7 (20.00%) VPN
12 7 (20.00%) Network Security
13 6 (17.14%) Degree
13 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (17.14%) Product Management
13 6 (17.14%) WAN

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 3 (8.57%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) Firewall
2 20 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 9 (25.71%) Wireless
4 7 (20.00%) VPN
4 7 (20.00%) Network Security
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (17.14%) WAN
6 5 (14.29%) SSL
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (11.43%) IPv4
7 4 (11.43%) IPv6
7 4 (11.43%) MPLS
7 4 (11.43%) OSPF
7 4 (11.43%) BGP
8 3 (8.57%) LAN
8 3 (8.57%) VoIP
8 3 (8.57%) SAN
8 3 (8.57%) Wireshark
8 3 (8.57%) Ethereal
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Security Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Support Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) PKI
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) UNIX
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Solaris
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Mentoring
2 12 (34.29%) Coaching
3 8 (22.86%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Product Management
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) SIEM
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
7 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.86%) ERP
9 1 (2.86%) Release Management
9 1 (2.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) CCIE
3 5 (14.29%) CCNP
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) CCIP
5 3 (8.57%) VCP4
6 2 (5.71%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (5.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 31 (88.57%) CheckPoint
2 31 (88.57%) F5
3 27 (77.14%) Juniper
4 15 (42.86%) Sourcefire
5 14 (40.00%) Crossbeam
6 10 (28.57%) Fortinet
7 6 (17.14%) McAfee
8 5 (14.29%) HP
9 4 (11.43%) SevOne
9 4 (11.43%) BMC
10 3 (8.57%) Mitel
10 3 (8.57%) ProCurve
10 3 (8.57%) Aruba
10 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
11 2 (5.71%) Citrix
11 2 (5.71%) Symantec
11 2 (5.71%) Websense
12 1 (2.86%) Nokia
12 1 (2.86%) ArcSight