The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 187 184 183
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 10 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.71% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 8
Average salary £43,500 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2377 2549 2336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.07% 50.89% 49.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1933 2097 1930
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,675
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Blue Coat
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £43,500 -
Birmingham -14 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 41 (93.18%) CheckPoint
2 38 (86.36%) Cisco
3 34 (77.27%) McAfee
4 33 (75.00%) Fortinet
4 33 (75.00%) Security Cleared
5 32 (72.73%) SC Cleared
6 30 (68.18%) Firewall
7 29 (65.91%) WAN
7 29 (65.91%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (65.91%) F5
8 28 (63.64%) VoIP
9 27 (61.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (52.27%) Incident Management
11 22 (50.00%) MPLS
12 20 (45.45%) WAN Optimisation
12 20 (45.45%) DMVPN
13 17 (38.64%) Network Management
14 16 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (36.36%) Load Balancing
15 15 (34.09%) Advertising
16 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (27.27%) Juniper
18 11 (25.00%) CCNP
18 11 (25.00%) BIG-IP
19 9 (20.45%) Network Security
20 7 (15.91%) Sourcefire
20 7 (15.91%) TippingPoint
21 6 (13.64%) SIEM
21 6 (13.64%) PKI
21 6 (13.64%) ISA Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (2.27%) Apache
1 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (68.18%) Firewall
2 29 (65.91%) WAN
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (63.64%) VoIP
4 27 (61.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (50.00%) MPLS
6 20 (45.45%) DMVPN
7 11 (25.00%) BIG-IP
8 9 (20.45%) Network Security
9 5 (11.36%) Internet
9 5 (11.36%) VPN
9 5 (11.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
10 4 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (4.55%) FWSM
11 2 (4.55%) LAN
12 1 (2.27%) SCCP
12 1 (2.27%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (34.09%) Advertising
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Security Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Information Architect
3 5 (11.36%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Support
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Design Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Operations Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Account Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) PKI
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Solaris
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Incident Management
2 20 (45.45%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (38.64%) Network Management
4 16 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 16 (36.36%) Load Balancing
5 6 (13.64%) SIEM
6 5 (11.36%) Service Management
6 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
6 5 (11.36%) Information Security
6 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) Business Development
8 2 (4.55%) Change Control
8 2 (4.55%) Network Design
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.55%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
9 1 (2.27%) Change Management
9 1 (2.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (11.36%) CISSP
5 5 (11.36%) GSEC
6 3 (6.82%) CCSP
6 3 (6.82%) CCNA
6 3 (6.82%) VTSP
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.27%) MCSE
7 1 (2.27%) CCA
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CCEA
7 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.27%) CCEE
7 1 (2.27%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) ISA Server
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.82%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) XenServer
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.27%) Squid
4 1 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Nessus
2 1 (2.27%) Netcool
2 1 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) CheckPoint
2 38 (86.36%) Cisco
3 34 (77.27%) McAfee
4 33 (75.00%) Fortinet
5 29 (65.91%) F5
6 12 (27.27%) Juniper
7 7 (15.91%) Sourcefire
7 7 (15.91%) TippingPoint
8 5 (11.36%) IBM
8 5 (11.36%) ArcSight
8 5 (11.36%) Lumension
9 4 (9.09%) VMware
9 4 (9.09%) HP
9 4 (9.09%) Dell
9 4 (9.09%) EMC
9 4 (9.09%) Citrix
9 4 (9.09%) NetApp
10 3 (6.82%) Symantec
10 3 (6.82%) Websense
11 2 (4.55%) MobileIron