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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 208 203 187
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 5 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.095% 0.058% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.13% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Average salary £48,250 £43,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.91% -28.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £43,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,700 £43,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +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
2510 2398 2558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.58% 46.73% 50.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2086 1997 2078
Average salary £39,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.29% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £56,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 3 £47,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £62,500 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 6 (46.15%) VPN
4 6 (46.15%) Network Security
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) McAfee
6 3 (23.08%) NetScreen
6 3 (23.08%) Remedy
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) CCSA
6 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (15.38%) CCSE
7 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
7 2 (15.38%) JNCIS
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) CCNA
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) Extranet
8 1 (7.69%) OSPF
8 1 (7.69%) Nortel
8 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) NetScreen
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Extranet
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.69%) Junos
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Principle Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCSA
4 2 (15.38%) CCSE
4 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
4 2 (15.38%) JNCIS
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CCIE
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) McAfee
4 3 (23.08%) Remedy
4 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Nortel
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) IronPort
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel