The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 197 165 188
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +23
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 13 35 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.79% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 1.59% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 7
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,250 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £58,750 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2369 2205 2357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.16% 49.86% 49.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2108 1777 2005
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Blue Coat Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Blue Coat Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Blue Coat
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Birmingham -15 9 £42,500 -10.52%
Shropshire -20 3 £32,500 -
Warwickshire -5 1 £50,500 +43.26%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 44 (97.78%) Firewall
2 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 43 (95.56%) CheckPoint
3 41 (91.11%) Juniper
4 36 (80.00%) Network Security
5 32 (71.11%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (55.56%) CCSA
7 22 (48.89%) VPN
8 20 (44.44%) CCNP
8 20 (44.44%) Clustering
8 20 (44.44%) Load Balancing
9 18 (40.00%) OSPF
9 18 (40.00%) BGP
10 17 (37.78%) MS Visio
11 14 (31.11%) Perl
11 14 (31.11%) UNIX
11 14 (31.11%) Solaris
11 14 (31.11%) Linux
11 14 (31.11%) Tcl
11 14 (31.11%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (28.89%) Junos
12 13 (28.89%) Fortinet
12 13 (28.89%) Check Point Certification
13 12 (26.67%) CCNA
13 12 (26.67%) CCSE
13 12 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (26.67%) JNCIA
13 12 (26.67%) JNCIS
13 12 (26.67%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (37.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (97.78%) Firewall
2 36 (80.00%) Network Security
3 22 (48.89%) VPN
4 18 (40.00%) OSPF
4 18 (40.00%) BGP
5 14 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (28.89%) Junos
7 12 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (20.00%) Internet
8 9 (20.00%) Extranet
9 1 (2.22%) MPLS
9 1 (2.22%) NetScreen
9 1 (2.22%) VoIP
9 1 (2.22%) WAN
9 1 (2.22%) DMVPN
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (2.22%) Wireless Security
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Firewall Engineer
2 19 (42.22%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Network Support
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) Network Designer
5 1 (2.22%) Architect
5 1 (2.22%) Network Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (2.22%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) UNIX
1 14 (31.11%) Solaris
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 14 (31.11%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 9 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 9 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Network Design
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.22%) Network Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Perl
1 14 (31.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (55.56%) CCSA
3 20 (44.44%) CCNP
4 13 (28.89%) Check Point Certification
5 12 (26.67%) CCNA
5 12 (26.67%) CCSE
5 12 (26.67%) JNCIA
5 12 (26.67%) JNCIS
6 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) Cisco
1 43 (95.56%) CheckPoint
2 41 (91.11%) Juniper
3 13 (28.89%) Fortinet
4 4 (8.89%) McAfee
5 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.22%) Aruba
5 1 (2.22%) F5
5 1 (2.22%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (2.22%) Remedy
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft