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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 220 211 206
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 3 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.052% 0.13% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 3
Average salary £45,750 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £42,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,350 £55,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%
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
2796 2655 2806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.07% 49.22% 50.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2266 2214 2345
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the 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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Birmingham -11 1 £56,500 +13.00%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) Frame Relay
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) SMTP
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (25.00%) SNMP
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) ATM
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) SMTP
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 2 (25.00%) Frame Relay
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Principle Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCSA
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) Remedy
4 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (25.00%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) IronPort
5 1 (12.50%) Nokia
5 1 (12.50%) Nortel