The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 636 538 531
Rank change year-on-year
-98 -7
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 261 364 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 216 263 282
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54319 50888 56959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.29% 47.92% 48.76%
Number of salaries quoted 43084 41649 47782
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Blue Coat
Salary Trend

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in the UK

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Blue Coat over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Blue Coat Salary Histogram in the UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -105 236 £45,000 -10.00% 25
South East -10 110 £44,000 -11.11% 6
London -100 65 £55,000 -4.34% 13
Berkshire -9 44 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Reading +13 35 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Hampshire +1 25 £45,000 -18.18%
Kent +18 21 £37,500 +78.57% 1
South Wales +21 20 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wales +20 20 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Basingstoke +13 19 £45,000 -
West Midlands +13 18 £55,500 +34.54% 1
East of England -2 18 £35,500 -5.33% 2
Birmingham - 18 £55,500 -
City of London -28 15 £51,500 +6.73% 3
Surrey -4 14 £44,000 -14.14% 2
Maidstone - 14 £26,500 - 1
Yorkshire -51 12 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hertfordshire -3 10 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Bridgend - 10 £37,000 -
West Yorkshire -50 9 £54,000 +44.00% 1
Camberley +4 7 £44,000 +104.65% 2
Suffolk - 6 £25,000 - 1
South West -27 5 £50,000 +25.00%
North West -39 5 £45,000 -35.71%
Leeds -41 5 £47,500 +46.15%
Swindon -7 4 £52,500 -
Wiltshire -8 4 £52,500 -
Stirling - 4 £47,500 -
Letchworth - 4 £37,750 - 1
Scotland - 4 £47,500 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 436 (77.30%) CheckPoint
2 399 (70.74%) Cisco
3 390 (69.15%) Firewall
4 356 (63.12%) Juniper
5 253 (44.86%) Network Security
6 246 (43.62%) Cisco Certification
7 228 (40.43%) F5
8 219 (38.83%) CCNP
9 169 (29.96%) Windows
10 168 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
11 150 (26.60%) Linux
12 131 (23.23%) Websense
13 126 (22.34%) CCSE
14 117 (20.74%) TCP/IP
15 105 (18.62%) VPN
15 105 (18.62%) WAN
16 100 (17.73%) Finance
17 93 (16.49%) CISSP
18 89 (15.78%) McAfee
19 88 (15.60%) SSL
19 88 (15.60%) ProxySG
20 86 (15.25%) LAN
20 86 (15.25%) UNIX
21 83 (14.72%) Wireless
22 80 (14.18%) LogRhythm
23 78 (13.83%) CCSA
24 74 (13.12%) ITIL
24 74 (13.12%) OSPF
24 74 (13.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 72 (12.77%) CCNA

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 20 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.48%) Apache
4 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.53%) Lync
6 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (5.32%) MS Office
2 29 (5.14%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) RMDS
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.35%) Office 365
2 2 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 390 (69.15%) Firewall
2 253 (44.86%) Network Security
3 168 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
4 117 (20.74%) TCP/IP
5 105 (18.62%) VPN
5 105 (18.62%) WAN
6 88 (15.60%) SSL
7 86 (15.25%) LAN
8 83 (14.72%) Wireless
9 74 (13.12%) OSPF
9 74 (13.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 71 (12.59%) BGP
10 71 (12.59%) Internet
11 67 (11.88%) NetScreen
12 59 (10.46%) DNS
13 57 (10.11%) Cisco PIX
14 52 (9.22%) MPLS
14 52 (9.22%) IPsec
14 52 (9.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 46 (8.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.53%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.77%) Metasploit
General
1 100 (17.73%) Finance
2 67 (11.88%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.72%) German Language
4 13 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.95%) Retail
5 11 (1.95%) Legal
6 10 (1.77%) French Language
7 7 (1.24%) Banking
8 5 (0.89%) Law
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 152 (26.95%) Security Engineer
2 151 (26.77%) Network Engineer
3 68 (12.06%) Consultant
4 51 (9.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 50 (8.87%) Security Consultant
6 44 (7.80%) Network Manager
7 40 (7.09%) Support Engineer
8 34 (6.03%) Account Manager
9 33 (5.85%) Security Specialist
10 32 (5.67%) Network Consultant
11 28 (4.96%) Network Support
12 27 (4.79%) Security Manager
13 25 (4.43%) Analyst
13 25 (4.43%) Architect
14 24 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
15 23 (4.08%) Firewall Engineer
16 22 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
17 21 (3.72%) Sales Manager
17 21 (3.72%) Network Security Manager
17 21 (3.72%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.24%) CSS
2 3 (0.53%) SOAP
2 3 (0.53%) Rendezvous
3 2 (0.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.85%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.66%) Clustering
3 12 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.60%) Smartphone
6 8 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.24%) Statistics
8 6 (1.06%) SecurID
9 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.71%) IPTV
11 2 (0.35%) PKI
11 2 (0.35%) iSeries
11 2 (0.35%) Replication
11 2 (0.35%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.18%) DTV
12 1 (0.18%) Firmware
12 1 (0.18%) HP StorageWorks
12 1 (0.18%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.18%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 169 (29.96%) Windows
2 150 (26.60%) Linux
3 86 (15.25%) UNIX
4 52 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (6.56%) Solaris
6 33 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (4.43%) Windows 7
8 21 (3.72%) Windows XP
9 16 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.30%) Windows 2000
11 10 (1.77%) CentOS
11 10 (1.77%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (13.12%) ITIL
2 63 (11.17%) Load Balancing
3 62 (10.99%) SIEM
4 55 (9.75%) Information Security
5 40 (7.09%) Project Management
6 32 (5.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 32 (5.67%) Incident Management
7 31 (5.50%) Network Design
7 31 (5.50%) Network Management
8 24 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
8 24 (4.26%) E-Commerce
9 23 (4.08%) Change Control
10 22 (3.90%) Migration
11 21 (3.72%) Change Management
12 19 (3.37%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.37%) Asset Management
12 19 (3.37%) Cyber Security
12 19 (3.37%) Low Latency
13 18 (3.19%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (3.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.33%) Perl
2 24 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.08%) SQL
4 16 (2.84%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.48%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.13%) Ruby
7 11 (1.95%) PHP
7 11 (1.95%) C++
8 10 (1.77%) Python
8 10 (1.77%) Tcl
9 5 (0.89%) C
10 2 (0.35%) VBScript
11 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 246 (43.62%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (38.83%) CCNP
3 126 (22.34%) CCSE
4 93 (16.49%) CISSP
5 78 (13.83%) CCSA
6 72 (12.77%) CCNA
7 64 (11.35%) Security Cleared
8 47 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 40 (7.09%) JNCIA
10 39 (6.91%) JNCIS
11 24 (4.26%) Degree
12 20 (3.55%) CCIE
12 20 (3.55%) CCSP
13 12 (2.13%) CEH
13 12 (2.13%) SSCP
13 12 (2.13%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (1.24%) CCDP
15 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.89%) CCIP
17 4 (0.71%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.04%) SLA
2 18 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (2.48%) GPG13
5 10 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 88 (15.60%) ProxySG
2 43 (7.62%) Snort
3 34 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (5.67%) Active Directory
5 15 (2.66%) Nmap
6 14 (2.48%) Squid
7 9 (1.60%) vSphere
8 7 (1.24%) XenServer
9 6 (1.06%) XenApp
10 5 (0.89%) vCloud
11 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.35%) Postfix
12 2 (0.35%) NFS
13 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (4.79%) Nessus
2 19 (3.37%) Cacti
3 15 (2.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 15 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (2.30%) CiscoWorks
5 13 (2.30%) FortiGate
5 13 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.89%) Netcool
7 4 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.71%) OpenView
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.53%) SCCM
8 3 (0.53%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.35%) Puppet
9 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 436 (77.30%) CheckPoint
2 399 (70.74%) Cisco
3 356 (63.12%) Juniper
4 228 (40.43%) F5
5 131 (23.23%) Websense
6 89 (15.78%) McAfee
7 80 (14.18%) LogRhythm
8 69 (12.23%) Microsoft
9 58 (10.28%) Fortinet
10 56 (9.93%) Riverbed
11 53 (9.40%) HP
11 53 (9.40%) Nokia
12 52 (9.22%) Citrix
13 48 (8.51%) Symantec
14 39 (6.91%) VMware
14 39 (6.91%) Sourcefire
15 38 (6.74%) IronPort
16 35 (6.21%) Ruckus Wireless
17 34 (6.03%) Lumension
18 33 (5.85%) Aruba
Reading, Berkshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Superb base with bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
N T T Com Security
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NTT Com Security (UK) Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
Suffolk
DP Connect
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Camberley
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Other
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Camberley
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 19 days ago
England
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £58000 - £72000 per annum + + CAR + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 19 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago