The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank - 211 208
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 0 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.31% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 3
Average salary - £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
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 South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2636 2268 2436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.99% 42.95% 45.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2204 1931 2090
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in the South West

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
2 8 (88.89%) Sourcefire
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (55.56%) Crossbeam
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 2000
4 5 (55.56%) Solaris
4 5 (55.56%) UNIX
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) SLA
5 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
5 4 (44.44%) Coaching
6 3 (33.33%) Change Control
6 3 (33.33%) Release Management
6 3 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (33.33%) McAfee
6 3 (33.33%) VPN
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Security Designer
3 3 (33.33%) Designer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Designer
5 1 (11.11%) Product Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Development Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 2000
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) Sourcefire
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (55.56%) Crossbeam
5 3 (33.33%) McAfee
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix