Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 886 845
Rank change year-on-year +45 -41 -21
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 346 342 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.41% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 248 231 383
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
10th Percentile £33,375 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -

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 77246 83771 100801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.38% 43.84% 46.01%
Number of salaries quoted 59718 67614 81968
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +75 315 £50,000 - 12
UK excluding London +65 244 £45,000 +1.12% 6
South East +43 117 £42,500 -10.53% 3
London +16 89 £60,000 +9.09% 6
North of England +33 44 £47,500 +2.70% 1
North West +9 40 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England +29 38 £47,500 +37.68% 1
Midlands +49 16 £51,250 -9.29%
Scotland -22 15 £60,000 +73.91%
South West +14 13 £53,000 - 1
West Midlands +19 9 £55,000 -2.65%
East Midlands - 7 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +19 4 £47,500 +25.00% 1
Wales +21 3 £42,500 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 270 (78.03%) Cisco
2 247 (71.39%) CheckPoint
3 236 (68.21%) Firewall
4 196 (56.65%) Juniper
5 154 (44.51%) F5
6 128 (36.99%) Palo Alto
7 120 (34.68%) Windows
8 112 (32.37%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (29.48%) Network Security
10 99 (28.61%) TCP/IP
11 97 (28.03%) ITIL
11 97 (28.03%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (26.01%) WAN
13 88 (25.43%) LAN
14 84 (24.28%) Linux
15 79 (22.83%) ProxySG
16 75 (21.68%) DNS
17 73 (21.10%) CCNP
18 70 (20.23%) Finance
19 68 (19.65%) SIEM
20 62 (17.92%) Fortinet
21 59 (17.05%) MPLS
22 55 (15.90%) DHCP
22 55 (15.90%) Unix
23 51 (14.74%) Data Centre
24 50 (14.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 50 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
25 49 (14.16%) Network Design
26 47 (13.58%) Microsoft
27 46 (13.29%) Active Directory

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 11 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.73%) CMS
3 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.18%) Office 365
2 10 (2.89%) Akamai
3 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.16%) G Suite
5 3 (0.87%) IaaS
5 3 (0.87%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) GitHub
6 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 236 (68.21%) Firewall
2 102 (29.48%) Network Security
3 99 (28.61%) TCP/IP
4 97 (28.03%) Cisco ASA
5 90 (26.01%) WAN
6 88 (25.43%) LAN
7 75 (21.68%) DNS
8 59 (17.05%) MPLS
9 55 (15.90%) DHCP
10 45 (13.01%) VPN
11 44 (12.72%) BGP
11 44 (12.72%) Wireless
12 38 (10.98%) OSPF
13 33 (9.54%) IPsec
14 28 (8.09%) VLAN
15 27 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (6.94%) Junos
17 23 (6.65%) IP Telephony
18 20 (5.78%) VoIP
19 18 (5.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) Couchbase
2 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.58%) Ingres
2 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 70 (20.23%) Finance
2 32 (9.25%) German Language
3 31 (8.96%) Digital Economy
4 23 (6.65%) French Language
5 22 (6.36%) Legal
6 11 (3.18%) Banking
7 9 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) International Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (32.08%) Network Engineer
2 73 (21.10%) Security Engineer
3 55 (15.90%) Analyst
4 46 (13.29%) Security Analyst
5 35 (10.12%) Consultant
6 32 (9.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 29 (8.38%) Firewall Engineer
8 28 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 28 (8.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 27 (7.80%) Security Consultant
10 23 (6.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 22 (6.36%) Senior Security Engineer
12 20 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (5.20%) Juniper Engineer
14 17 (4.91%) Firewall Analyst
14 17 (4.91%) Network Support
14 17 (4.91%) Support Engineer
15 15 (4.34%) Information Analyst
15 15 (4.34%) Information Security Analyst
16 14 (4.05%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.07%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.89%) HTML
3 8 (2.31%) XMPP
4 5 (1.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.58%) JSON
5 2 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.47%) Reinsurance
4 11 (3.18%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.16%) BYOD
7 4 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.16%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.87%) PKI
9 2 (0.58%) Clustering
9 2 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.58%) iPad
9 2 (0.58%) iSeries
9 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Shadow IT
9 2 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (34.68%) Windows
2 84 (24.28%) Linux
3 55 (15.90%) Unix
4 39 (11.27%) Windows Server
5 29 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (7.23%) Solaris
7 25 (7.23%) Windows 2000
8 10 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.87%) VMS
11 2 (0.58%) AIX
11 2 (0.58%) CentOS
11 2 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (28.03%) ITIL
2 68 (19.65%) SIEM
3 50 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (14.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 49 (14.16%) Network Design
5 45 (13.01%) Change Management
6 41 (11.85%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (10.69%) Information Security
8 33 (9.54%) Mentoring
8 33 (9.54%) Risk Management
9 30 (8.67%) Incident Management
9 30 (8.67%) Threat Intelligence
10 28 (8.09%) Security Operations
11 27 (7.80%) Analytics
11 27 (7.80%) Load Balancing
12 21 (6.07%) Service Delivery
13 19 (5.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 19 (5.49%) Project Management
14 17 (4.91%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (4.91%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.47%) Python
2 9 (2.60%) SQL
3 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.58%) Ruby
4 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 112 (32.37%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (21.10%) CCNP
3 35 (10.12%) CCIE
4 31 (8.96%) CCSE
5 27 (7.80%) CCNA
6 23 (6.65%) GIAC
6 23 (6.65%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.78%) CCSA
7 20 (5.78%) CISSP
7 20 (5.78%) SANS
7 20 (5.78%) SC Cleared
8 17 (4.91%) JNCIS
9 15 (4.34%) CCIE Security
9 15 (4.34%) CISA
9 15 (4.34%) Degree
9 15 (4.34%) GCIA
9 15 (4.34%) GCIH
10 11 (3.18%) JNCIE
11 9 (2.60%) CISM
12 8 (2.31%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.56%) SLA
2 18 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.34%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (22.83%) ProxySG
2 46 (13.29%) Active Directory
3 33 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (2.89%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.87%) vSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) Xen
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (5.20%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (4.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 11 (3.18%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.31%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.31%) SCCM
5 5 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.16%) TrustSec
7 3 (0.87%) Ansible
7 3 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.58%) SCSM
8 2 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.29%) Cacti
9 1 (0.29%) Nessus
9 1 (0.29%) QRadar
9 1 (0.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 270 (78.03%) Cisco
2 247 (71.39%) CheckPoint
3 196 (56.65%) Juniper
4 154 (44.51%) F5
5 128 (36.99%) Palo Alto
6 62 (17.92%) Fortinet
7 47 (13.58%) Microsoft
8 39 (11.27%) VMware
9 38 (10.98%) Citrix
9 38 (10.98%) McAfee
10 37 (10.69%) Sourcefire
11 32 (9.25%) Crossbeam
12 26 (7.51%) FireEye
13 24 (6.94%) HP
14 21 (6.07%) Riverbed
15 20 (5.78%) Dell
16 17 (4.91%) IronPort
17 16 (4.62%) SolarWinds
18 14 (4.05%) Aruba
19 13 (3.76%) Veeam