The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 110 116
Rank change year-on-year +35 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 35 23 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.72% 1.27% 1.42%
As % of the Vendors category 5.30% 2.52% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 25
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £42,500 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £72,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +11.84%  

Blue Coat is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 661 914 1198
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 51.36% 50.44% 53.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1118 1716 2060
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £28,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,750 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in Reading

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Blue Coat in Reading

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Blue Coat in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 78 (100.00%) F5
2 74 (94.87%) Palo Alto
2 74 (94.87%) Juniper
2 74 (94.87%) Firewall
3 73 (93.59%) CheckPoint
4 72 (92.31%) Cisco
5 56 (71.79%) Risk Management
5 56 (71.79%) Digital Economy
6 55 (70.51%) Linux
6 55 (70.51%) Unix
6 55 (70.51%) TCP/IP
7 52 (66.67%) Sourcefire
8 51 (65.38%) Windows
9 46 (58.97%) SLA
10 38 (48.72%) Kalman Filter
11 35 (44.87%) Mentoring
12 33 (42.31%) ITIL
13 31 (39.74%) Solaris
13 31 (39.74%) Windows 2000
13 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (39.74%) German Language
13 31 (39.74%) Crossbeam
13 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (29.49%) Network Security
14 23 (29.49%) Information Security
15 21 (26.92%) Fortinet
15 21 (26.92%) Internet
15 21 (26.92%) French Language
16 19 (24.36%) Coaching
16 19 (24.36%) Imperva

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 19 (24.36%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 74 (94.87%) Firewall
2 55 (70.51%) TCP/IP
3 23 (29.49%) Network Security
4 21 (26.92%) Internet
5 19 (24.36%) VPN
6 4 (5.13%) HTTP
6 4 (5.13%) SSL
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 56 (71.79%) Digital Economy
2 31 (39.74%) German Language
3 21 (26.92%) French Language
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 64 (82.05%) Security Engineer
2 52 (66.67%) Senior Security Engineer
3 50 (64.10%) Juniper Engineer
4 19 (24.36%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 19 (24.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (24.36%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 19 (24.36%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 12 (15.38%) Team Leader
6 11 (14.10%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) SOC Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Blue Coat Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Firewall Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Network Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) Network Security Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
1 4 (5.13%) Ajax
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 55 (70.51%) Linux
1 55 (70.51%) Unix
2 51 (65.38%) Windows
3 31 (39.74%) Solaris
3 31 (39.74%) Windows 2000
3 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (71.79%) Risk Management
2 38 (48.72%) Kalman Filter
3 35 (44.87%) Mentoring
4 33 (42.31%) ITIL
5 23 (29.49%) Information Security
6 19 (24.36%) Coaching
6 19 (24.36%) Content Management
6 19 (24.36%) Identity Management
6 19 (24.36%) Security Management
6 19 (24.36%) Security Operations
7 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (5.13%) OWASP
8 4 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.56%) Business Development
9 2 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.56%) Migration
9 2 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
1 4 (5.13%) Java
1 4 (5.13%) Perl
1 4 (5.13%) PHP
1 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.13%) Python
1 4 (5.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) CCIE
1 19 (24.36%) CCIE Service Provider
1 19 (24.36%) CCSE
1 19 (24.36%) CCSP
1 19 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (24.36%) JNCIS
2 1 (1.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (58.97%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) F5
2 74 (94.87%) Juniper
2 74 (94.87%) Palo Alto
3 73 (93.59%) CheckPoint
4 72 (92.31%) Cisco
5 52 (66.67%) Sourcefire
6 31 (39.74%) Crossbeam
7 21 (26.92%) Fortinet
8 19 (24.36%) HP
8 19 (24.36%) Imperva
8 19 (24.36%) McAfee
8 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
8 19 (24.36%) Proofpoint
8 19 (24.36%) TippingPoint