Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 895 788 882
Rank change year-on-year -107 +94 -79
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 283 408 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 200 274 361
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £46,250 £27,413 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.00% -5.26%

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 77,461 74,838 91,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.54% 44.27% 45.48%
Number of salaries quoted 60,658 60,149 74,509
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -139 250 £57,500 +4.55% 28
UK excluding London -111 151 £55,000 +11.11% 17
London -35 103 £57,500 -4.17% 12
South East -102 82 £55,000 +10.00% 6
East of England -13 33 £70,000 +137.29% 7
South West - 14 £55,000 - 1
North of England -36 11 £56,250 +12.50% 2
North West -34 8 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Midlands 0 7 £55,000 -18.52%
West Midlands +4 6 £55,000 -18.52%
Yorkshire +5 3 £57,500 -
Wales +8 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Scotland -41 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 253 (89.40%) Cisco
2 209 (73.85%) CheckPoint
3 203 (71.73%) F5
4 194 (68.55%) Firewall
5 147 (51.94%) Juniper
6 133 (47.00%) Network Security
7 128 (45.23%) Cisco Certification
8 122 (43.11%) WAN
9 114 (40.28%) Cisco ASA
10 94 (33.22%) CCNP
10 94 (33.22%) Palo Alto
11 92 (32.51%) DNS
12 88 (31.10%) MPLS
13 85 (30.04%) VPN
14 84 (29.68%) LAN
15 83 (29.33%) VMware
16 82 (28.98%) Citrix
17 79 (27.92%) NetScaler
18 75 (26.50%) Zscaler
19 72 (25.44%) Cisco Nexus
19 72 (25.44%) Finance
20 66 (23.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 64 (22.61%) CCNA
21 64 (22.61%) DHCP
22 63 (22.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 63 (22.26%) SolarWinds
23 59 (20.85%) CCIE
24 58 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
24 58 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
24 58 (20.49%) Two-Factor Authentication

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 9 (3.18%) IIS
2 6 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (2.12%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.77%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 58 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (10.95%) Akamai
4 11 (3.89%) IaaS
4 11 (3.89%) PaaS
5 6 (2.12%) SaaS
6 5 (1.77%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.77%) Office 365
6 5 (1.77%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 194 (68.55%) Firewall
2 133 (47.00%) Network Security
3 122 (43.11%) WAN
4 114 (40.28%) Cisco ASA
5 92 (32.51%) DNS
6 88 (31.10%) MPLS
7 85 (30.04%) VPN
8 84 (29.68%) LAN
9 79 (27.92%) NetScaler
10 72 (25.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 66 (23.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 64 (22.61%) DHCP
13 63 (22.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 57 (20.14%) Cisco IOS
15 55 (19.43%) WLAN
16 50 (17.67%) OSPF
17 47 (16.61%) BGP
17 47 (16.61%) VPLS
18 45 (15.90%) NX-OS
19 44 (15.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.18%) SQL Server
1 9 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (8.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (3.53%) Git (software)
General
1 72 (25.44%) Finance
2 15 (5.30%) Retail
3 10 (3.53%) French Language
3 10 (3.53%) German Language
4 8 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (38.16%) Network Engineer
2 61 (21.55%) Security Engineer
3 48 (16.96%) Security Specialist
4 41 (14.49%) Network Security Engineer
5 40 (14.13%) Network Security Specialist
6 39 (13.78%) Network Specialist
7 31 (10.95%) Consultant
8 29 (10.25%) Security Consultant
9 26 (9.19%) Analyst
9 26 (9.19%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 25 (8.83%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 25 (8.83%) Senior Network Specialist
11 24 (8.48%) Senior Network Engineer
12 23 (8.13%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
12 23 (8.13%) Senior Network Security Specialist
12 23 (8.13%) Senior Security Specialist
13 22 (7.77%) Architect
13 22 (7.77%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
14 19 (6.71%) Security Analyst
15 18 (6.36%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.71%) HTML
2 12 (4.24%) 802.1X
2 12 (4.24%) CSS
3 10 (3.53%) XML
4 7 (2.47%) Middleware
5 4 (1.41%) Web Services
6 2 (0.71%) REST
7 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.43%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.48%) Private Cloud
3 23 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.47%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.77%) Fintech
7 5 (1.77%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.49%) Windows
2 38 (13.43%) Unix
3 37 (13.07%) Linux
4 17 (6.01%) Solaris
5 16 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.53%) Windows 2000
6 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.83%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 58 (20.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 50 (17.67%) Load Balancing
3 36 (12.72%) Change Management
3 36 (12.72%) Network Architecture
4 33 (11.66%) Risk Management
5 32 (11.31%) Service Management
6 31 (10.95%) Kalman Filter
6 31 (10.95%) SIEM
7 30 (10.60%) Problem Management
8 27 (9.54%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (9.54%) Information Security
9 26 (9.19%) Data Security
9 26 (9.19%) Network Management
10 24 (8.48%) Capacity Planning
11 23 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (8.13%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (6.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.61%) PowerShell
2 39 (13.78%) Python
3 12 (4.24%) SQL
4 9 (3.18%) C
5 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (45.23%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (33.22%) CCNP
3 64 (22.61%) CCNA
4 59 (20.85%) CCIE
5 33 (11.66%) CISSP
6 28 (9.89%) Security Cleared
7 22 (7.77%) CCSE
8 18 (6.36%) CLAS
9 11 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.83%) CISM
10 8 (2.83%) Degree
11 7 (2.47%) JNCIE
11 7 (2.47%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (1.77%) CEH
12 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.41%) CISA
14 2 (0.71%) CCSA
14 2 (0.71%) CCSP
14 2 (0.71%) HP ASE
14 2 (0.71%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.65%) SLA
2 7 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.71%) COBIT
5 2 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) GPG13
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (13.78%) ProxySG
3 27 (9.54%) XenApp
4 26 (9.19%) XenDesktop
5 22 (7.77%) Active Directory
6 21 (7.42%) VMware NSX
7 18 (6.36%) XenServer
8 7 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.77%) Snort
9 5 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (11.66%) Puppet
2 23 (8.13%) Terraform
3 17 (6.01%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.89%) Cisco CME
5 10 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.53%) vCenter Server
5 10 (3.53%) vRealize
6 8 (2.83%) CSIRT
7 7 (2.47%) CASB
8 6 (2.12%) SCCM
9 5 (1.77%) Ansible
9 5 (1.77%) BladeLogic
9 5 (1.77%) Control-M
9 5 (1.77%) OpenVAS
9 5 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.77%) SCOM
9 5 (1.77%) Suricata
10 4 (1.41%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.06%) QRadar
12 2 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 253 (89.40%) Cisco
2 209 (73.85%) CheckPoint
3 203 (71.73%) F5
4 147 (51.94%) Juniper
5 94 (33.22%) Palo Alto
6 83 (29.33%) VMware
7 82 (28.98%) Citrix
8 75 (26.50%) Zscaler
9 63 (22.26%) SolarWinds
10 46 (16.25%) Imperva
10 46 (16.25%) Infoblox
11 45 (15.90%) Fortinet
12 44 (15.55%) Forcepoint
13 33 (11.66%) HP
14 23 (8.13%) Google
15 22 (7.77%) Meraki
16 17 (6.01%) Symantec
17 16 (5.65%) Aruba
17 16 (5.65%) McAfee
18 14 (4.95%) Riverbed