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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 218 202 153
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -49
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 9 10 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.20% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.44% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 5
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-0.52% -
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
2478 2288 2091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.34% 46.29% 49.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2045 2012 1663
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) McAfee
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (80.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (70.00%) ProxySG
4 7 (70.00%) Matrix Management
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) Ticket Management
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
7 1 (10.00%) LDAP
7 1 (10.00%) Nokia
7 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (10.00%) Websense
7 1 (10.00%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (10.00%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) SSL
7 1 (10.00%) CCIE
7 1 (10.00%) CCNP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (10.00%) IronPort
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Designer
1 7 (70.00%) Security Designer
2 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Security Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat Support
4 2 (20.00%) Check Point Support
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Support
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (20.00%) Ticket Management
3 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (10.00%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) Proventia
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) McAfee
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (80.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (20.00%) F5
6 1 (10.00%) IronPort
6 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia
6 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) Websense