Period
to 21 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 935 810 933
Rank change year-on-year -125 +123 -112
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 223 406 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 174 277 269
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £39,650 £30,750 £31,900
90th Percentile £75,875 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +5.88%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 74,249 78,553 87,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.94% 44.57% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 57,570 61,142 71,453
UK median annual salary £49,875 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -138 204 £55,000 - 25
UK excluding London -126 137 £55,000 +15.79% 18
London -25 74 £57,500 -4.17% 7
South East -78 59 £57,500 +31.43% 7
East of England +10 26 £45,000 +36.36% 3
North of England -5 22 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North West -17 16 £39,500 -19.80% 1
South West +11 12 £55,000 +74.60% 1
Midlands +6 11 £55,000 - 4
West Midlands +27 8 £55,000 -2.22% 4
Yorkshire +31 6 £52,500 +2.44% 2
Scotland -19 5 - -
Wales +8 2 £55,000 +29.41%
East Midlands +1 2 £55,000 +29.41%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 197 (88.34%) Cisco
2 159 (71.30%) F5
3 154 (69.06%) Firewall
4 139 (62.33%) CheckPoint
5 118 (52.91%) Juniper
6 103 (46.19%) Cisco Certification
7 101 (45.29%) Network Security
8 99 (44.39%) Cisco ASA
9 92 (41.26%) WAN
10 90 (40.36%) CCNP
11 68 (30.49%) ProxySG
11 68 (30.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 60 (26.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 60 (26.91%) VMware
13 57 (25.56%) LAN
14 56 (25.11%) CCNA
15 55 (24.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 54 (24.22%) DNS
17 53 (23.77%) WLAN
18 52 (23.32%) Finance
18 52 (23.32%) Palo Alto
19 50 (22.42%) Zscaler
19 50 (22.42%) Wireless
19 50 (22.42%) MPLS
19 50 (22.42%) VPN
20 48 (21.52%) CCIE
20 48 (21.52%) NetScaler
20 48 (21.52%) SolarWinds
21 47 (21.08%) Citrix
22 46 (20.63%) Load Balancing

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.35%) IIS
3 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.28%) Akamai
4 10 (4.48%) IaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.90%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (69.06%) Firewall
2 101 (45.29%) Network Security
3 99 (44.39%) Cisco ASA
4 92 (41.26%) WAN
5 68 (30.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 60 (26.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 57 (25.56%) LAN
8 55 (24.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 54 (24.22%) DNS
10 53 (23.77%) WLAN
11 50 (22.42%) MPLS
11 50 (22.42%) VPN
11 50 (22.42%) Wireless
12 48 (21.52%) NetScaler
13 38 (17.04%) Cisco IOS
14 36 (16.14%) NX-OS
15 35 (15.70%) DHCP
15 35 (15.70%) TCP/IP
16 33 (14.80%) VPLS
17 28 (12.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 52 (23.32%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) Retail
3 12 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Games
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (40.36%) Network Engineer
2 42 (18.83%) Security Engineer
3 37 (16.59%) Consultant
4 31 (13.90%) Network Specialist
4 31 (13.90%) Security Consultant
4 31 (13.90%) Security Specialist
5 30 (13.45%) Network Security Specialist
6 26 (11.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 22 (9.87%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (8.52%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
8 19 (8.52%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
9 18 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (7.17%) Architect
11 15 (6.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (6.73%) Firewall Engineer
11 15 (6.73%) Senior Consultant
11 15 (6.73%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 15 (6.73%) Senior Network Specialist
12 13 (5.83%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 13 (5.83%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.48%) CSS
2 4 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.79%) Middleware
3 3 (1.35%) HTML
4 2 (0.90%) COM
4 2 (0.90%) REST
5 1 (0.45%) .NET
5 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.28%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.59%) Clustering
5 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.24%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.42%) Windows
2 11 (4.93%) Linux
3 10 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.59%) Unix
4 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.24%) Solaris
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.63%) Load Balancing
2 31 (13.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 31 (13.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 27 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (11.66%) Network Design
5 25 (11.21%) Network Architecture
6 24 (10.76%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (10.76%) Service Management
7 23 (10.31%) Problem Management
8 21 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (8.97%) Change Management
10 18 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (8.07%) Risk Management
11 17 (7.62%) SIEM
12 16 (7.17%) Customer Requirements
12 16 (7.17%) Network Management
13 15 (6.73%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (6.73%) Data Security
13 15 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.97%) PowerShell
1 20 (8.97%) Python
2 10 (4.48%) C
3 7 (3.14%) SQL
4 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (46.19%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (40.36%) CCNP
3 56 (25.11%) CCNA
4 48 (21.52%) CCIE
5 29 (13.00%) Security Cleared
6 23 (10.31%) CISSP
7 21 (9.42%) CCSE
8 12 (5.38%) CCIE Security
8 12 (5.38%) DV Cleared
9 11 (4.93%) CLAS
10 10 (4.48%) CISM
10 10 (4.48%) SC Cleared
11 9 (4.04%) JNCIE
12 8 (3.59%) CCSA
12 8 (3.59%) CISA
13 7 (3.14%) Degree
14 4 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (1.35%) CEH
15 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (1.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) GPG13
5 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.45%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (30.49%) ProxySG
2 45 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.52%) XenApp
3 19 (8.52%) XenDesktop
4 13 (5.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (4.93%) XenServer
6 10 (4.48%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (9.42%) Cisco Prime
2 20 (8.97%) Puppet
3 19 (8.52%) Terraform
4 10 (4.48%) Cisco CME
5 8 (3.59%) AirWatch
5 8 (3.59%) CSIRT
5 8 (3.59%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.79%) CASB
6 4 (1.79%) Foglight
7 3 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.90%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.90%) Control-M
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.90%) QRadar
8 2 (0.90%) SCCM
9 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.45%) Proventia
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 197 (88.34%) Cisco
2 159 (71.30%) F5
3 139 (62.33%) CheckPoint
4 118 (52.91%) Juniper
5 60 (26.91%) VMware
6 52 (23.32%) Palo Alto
7 50 (22.42%) Zscaler
8 48 (21.52%) SolarWinds
9 47 (21.08%) Citrix
10 35 (15.70%) Infoblox
11 34 (15.25%) HP
12 30 (13.45%) Imperva
13 28 (12.56%) Forcepoint
14 26 (11.66%) Fortinet
15 19 (8.52%) Google
16 18 (8.07%) McAfee
17 17 (7.62%) Aruba
17 17 (7.62%) Symantec
18 15 (6.73%) FireEye
18 15 (6.73%) Microsoft