Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 916 875 876
Rank change year-on-year -41 +1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 220 337 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 164 244 228
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +1.02%
10th Percentile £36,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,750 £45,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year +12.78% -4.76% +1.07%

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 69,850 80,198 83,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 44.37% 43.91%
Number of salaries quoted 54,166 62,023 67,321
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Top 13 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 14 November 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 -39 203 £55,000 +15.79% 40
UK excluding London -79 137 £50,750 +12.78% 25
London +58 73 £65,000 +8.33% 16
South East -62 54 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North of England +13 29 £52,500 +10.53% 5
East of England +15 20 £44,000 -16.19%
North West -4 18 £42,000 -11.58% 2
Midlands +21 17 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Yorkshire +31 11 £52,500 +23.53% 2
West Midlands +29 11 £55,000 +4.76% 7
South West -5 10 £52,500 +12.90% 1
Scotland -17 7 - - 1
East Midlands +9 6 £55,000 +15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 176 (80.00%) Cisco
2 162 (73.64%) Firewall
3 150 (68.18%) CheckPoint
4 121 (55.00%) F5
5 105 (47.73%) Juniper
6 100 (45.45%) Network Security
7 96 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
9 76 (34.55%) CCNP
10 59 (26.82%) WAN
10 59 (26.82%) ProxySG
10 59 (26.82%) Palo Alto
11 54 (24.55%) VMware
12 49 (22.27%) CCNA
12 49 (22.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 47 (21.36%) Finance
14 45 (20.45%) TCP/IP
15 43 (19.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 40 (18.18%) Load Balancing
17 39 (17.73%) Windows
18 36 (16.36%) Wireless
18 36 (16.36%) LAN
19 34 (15.45%) CCIE
19 34 (15.45%) Telecoms
19 34 (15.45%) Fortinet
19 34 (15.45%) Cybersecurity
19 34 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (15.45%) Zscaler
20 33 (15.00%) SIEM
21 32 (14.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 14 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (5.00%) IIS
3 10 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.36%) Confluence
5 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.91%) CMS
6 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.09%) IaaS
3 4 (1.82%) Akamai
3 4 (1.82%) Office 365
4 3 (1.36%) OpenDNS
5 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.91%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (73.64%) Firewall
2 100 (45.45%) Network Security
3 88 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 59 (26.82%) WAN
5 49 (22.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 45 (20.45%) TCP/IP
7 43 (19.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 36 (16.36%) LAN
8 36 (16.36%) Wireless
9 32 (14.55%) Cisco ISE
9 32 (14.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 31 (14.09%) OSPF
11 29 (13.18%) BGP
11 29 (13.18%) WLAN
12 28 (12.73%) DNS
12 28 (12.73%) VPN
13 27 (12.27%) MPLS
14 24 (10.91%) Cisco Firepower
15 21 (9.55%) DHCP
16 19 (8.64%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.82%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Burp Suite
General
1 47 (21.36%) Finance
2 34 (15.45%) Telecoms
3 19 (8.64%) Retail
4 7 (3.18%) Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Military
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (37.73%) Network Engineer
2 55 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 39 (17.73%) Consultant
4 34 (15.45%) Security Consultant
5 27 (12.27%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (9.55%) Senior Consultant
8 18 (8.18%) Security Specialist
8 18 (8.18%) Senior Security Consultant
9 17 (7.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (6.82%) Network Consultant
10 15 (6.82%) Network Security Consultant
11 14 (6.36%) Analyst
12 13 (5.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 13 (5.91%) Infrastructure Support
12 13 (5.91%) Network Specialist
13 12 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.45%) Network Security Specialist
13 12 (5.45%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.09%) Web Services
2 7 (3.18%) LDAP
3 4 (1.82%) CSS
3 4 (1.82%) XMPP
4 3 (1.36%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.91%) COM
6 1 (0.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (4.09%) Clustering
6 9 (4.09%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.64%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.64%) Wiki
8 4 (1.82%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.45%) BYOD
11 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.45%) iPad
11 1 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.73%) Windows
2 23 (10.45%) Linux
3 17 (7.73%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.18%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.73%) Unix
7 2 (0.91%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 34 (15.45%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (15.00%) SIEM
4 28 (12.73%) ITIL
5 22 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 22 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (8.18%) Network Design
8 15 (6.82%) Security Operations
9 14 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (6.36%) Presales
10 13 (5.91%) Information Security
10 13 (5.91%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (5.00%) Change Management
11 11 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.00%) Use Case
11 11 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.45%) Python
2 18 (8.18%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.91%) SQL
4 12 (5.45%) Bash Shell
4 12 (5.45%) Tcl
5 10 (4.55%) C
6 2 (0.91%) C#
6 2 (0.91%) C++
6 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (34.55%) CCNP
3 49 (22.27%) CCNA
4 34 (15.45%) CCIE
5 24 (10.91%) Security Cleared
6 21 (9.55%) CCSE
7 18 (8.18%) Degree
8 17 (7.73%) CCSA
9 16 (7.27%) CCIE Security
9 16 (7.27%) JNCIS
10 13 (5.91%) CISSP
11 12 (5.45%) SC Cleared
12 10 (4.55%) CISA
12 10 (4.55%) DV Cleared
13 9 (4.09%) CISM
13 9 (4.09%) JNCIA
14 7 (3.18%) JNCIE
15 6 (2.73%) CCDP
16 4 (1.82%) SANS
17 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.73%) SLA
3 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) GPG13
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (26.82%) ProxySG
2 34 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.45%) Active Directory
4 16 (7.27%) XenApp
5 15 (6.82%) VMware NSX
6 9 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.91%) Snort
7 2 (0.91%) Squid
7 2 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.91%) XenServer
8 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) FortiGate
2 13 (5.91%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (5.45%) ArcSight ESM
4 11 (5.00%) CASB
4 11 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (4.55%) Nessus
6 9 (4.09%) AirWatch
6 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (4.09%) Puppet
6 9 (4.09%) SCCM
6 9 (4.09%) Terraform
7 7 (3.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (3.18%) XenMobile
8 6 (2.73%) Netcool
9 5 (2.27%) Foglight
9 5 (2.27%) QRadar
10 4 (1.82%) Cisco CME
11 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.36%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 176 (80.00%) Cisco
2 150 (68.18%) CheckPoint
3 121 (55.00%) F5
4 105 (47.73%) Juniper
5 59 (26.82%) Palo Alto
6 54 (24.55%) VMware
7 34 (15.45%) Fortinet
7 34 (15.45%) Zscaler
8 31 (14.09%) SolarWinds
9 29 (13.18%) Symantec
10 27 (12.27%) Microsoft
11 26 (11.82%) HP
12 22 (10.00%) Citrix
13 21 (9.55%) FireEye
14 19 (8.64%) IronPort
15 18 (8.18%) ArcSight
15 18 (8.18%) McAfee
16 15 (6.82%) Tufin
17 13 (5.91%) Infoblox
18 12 (5.45%) Imperva