Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 831 866
Rank change year-on-year -43 +35 -90
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 318 364 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 217 231 348
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,400 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,750 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

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 78,745 77,035 95,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.66% 43.79% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 62,460 61,949 77,661
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +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 February 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 February 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 -24 277 £52,500 -0.94% 37
UK excluding London -57 205 £50,000 - 23
South East -45 123 £43,500 -13.00% 13
London +9 77 £57,500 +4.55% 14
East of England +6 45 £55,000 +86.44% 2
North of England +2 12 £47,500 +2.70% 4
South West +17 11 £58,500 +9.35% 2
Midlands +10 11 £50,000 -13.04% 2
North West -2 8 £45,000 -2.70% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £50,000 -16.67% 1
West Midlands -17 5 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire +8 4 £57,500 +13.30% 2
Scotland -50 4 £60,000 -2.44%
Wales +1 1 £52,500 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 258 (81.13%) Cisco
2 248 (77.99%) CheckPoint
3 232 (72.96%) Firewall
4 207 (65.09%) F5
5 156 (49.06%) Juniper
6 124 (38.99%) Palo Alto
7 120 (37.74%) Network Security
8 119 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
9 114 (35.85%) WAN
10 99 (31.13%) Cisco ASA
11 96 (30.19%) LAN
12 80 (25.16%) Windows
12 80 (25.16%) CCNP
13 77 (24.21%) DNS
13 77 (24.21%) MPLS
14 76 (23.90%) Citrix
15 73 (22.96%) Data Centre
16 70 (22.01%) VMware
17 69 (21.70%) VPN
18 68 (21.38%) Fortinet
19 64 (20.13%) Linux
20 63 (19.81%) Unix
21 60 (18.87%) DHCP
22 56 (17.61%) Mentoring
23 54 (16.98%) TCP/IP
23 54 (16.98%) Finance
24 52 (16.35%) BGP
25 51 (16.04%) OSPF
25 51 (16.04%) NetScaler
26 47 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure

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 19 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
2 17 (5.35%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.09%) IIS
4 11 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.57%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.43%) Akamai
2 29 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.09%) PaaS
5 12 (3.77%) IaaS
6 6 (1.89%) SaaS
7 5 (1.57%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.57%) Office 365
7 5 (1.57%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 232 (72.96%) Firewall
2 120 (37.74%) Network Security
3 114 (35.85%) WAN
4 99 (31.13%) Cisco ASA
5 96 (30.19%) LAN
6 77 (24.21%) DNS
6 77 (24.21%) MPLS
7 69 (21.70%) VPN
8 60 (18.87%) DHCP
9 54 (16.98%) TCP/IP
10 52 (16.35%) BGP
11 51 (16.04%) NetScaler
11 51 (16.04%) OSPF
12 43 (13.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (10.06%) Cisco IOS
13 32 (10.06%) IPsec
13 32 (10.06%) Wireless
14 26 (8.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 26 (8.18%) HTTP
14 26 (8.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 54 (16.98%) Finance
2 22 (6.92%) French Language
2 22 (6.92%) German Language
3 7 (2.20%) Legal
4 4 (1.26%) Banking
4 4 (1.26%) Retail
4 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.63%) Digital Economy
5 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 103 (32.39%) Network Engineer
2 62 (19.50%) Security Engineer
3 60 (18.87%) Analyst
4 46 (14.47%) Network Security Engineer
5 42 (13.21%) Security Analyst
6 37 (11.64%) Consultant
7 31 (9.75%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (8.81%) Blue Coat Consultant
9 26 (8.18%) Cisco Engineer
9 26 (8.18%) Firewall Analyst
9 26 (8.18%) Security Specialist
10 25 (7.86%) Security Consultant
11 24 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 18 (5.66%) Blue Coat Analyst
12 18 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
12 18 (5.66%) Network Security Specialist
13 17 (5.35%) Network Support
14 15 (4.72%) Network Specialist
14 15 (4.72%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
15 14 (4.40%) Senior Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.18%) HTML
2 18 (5.66%) 802.1X
3 14 (4.40%) XML
4 11 (3.46%) LDAP
5 6 (1.89%) CSS
5 6 (1.89%) Web Services
6 5 (1.57%) XMPP
7 3 (0.94%) Middleware
8 2 (0.63%) JSON
8 2 (0.63%) REST
9 1 (0.31%) .NET
9 1 (0.31%) OAuth
9 1 (0.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (22.96%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.46%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.14%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (2.20%) Reinsurance
7 6 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.57%) Fintech
8 5 (1.57%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (1.57%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.94%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.94%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
11 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.31%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.16%) Windows
2 64 (20.13%) Linux
3 63 (19.81%) Unix
4 30 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (7.86%) Solaris
6 22 (6.92%) Windows 2000
6 22 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (5.03%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.94%) VMS
11 1 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.61%) Mentoring
2 47 (14.78%) ITIL
2 47 (14.78%) SIEM
3 44 (13.84%) Information Security
3 44 (13.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 44 (13.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 42 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (12.89%) Load Balancing
6 29 (9.12%) Analytics
7 28 (8.81%) Change Control
7 28 (8.81%) Change Management
8 25 (7.86%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (7.55%) Network Management
10 22 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (6.60%) Time Management
12 19 (5.97%) Incident Management
12 19 (5.97%) Network Design
13 18 (5.66%) Risk Management
13 18 (5.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.58%) PowerShell
2 31 (9.75%) Python
3 14 (4.40%) SQL
4 7 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.89%) C
6 1 (0.31%) C#
6 1 (0.31%) Java
6 1 (0.31%) Ruby
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (25.16%) CCNP
3 47 (14.78%) CCNA
4 36 (11.32%) CCIE
5 28 (8.81%) Security Cleared
6 24 (7.55%) CISSP
7 23 (7.23%) CCSE
8 19 (5.97%) CCSA
8 19 (5.97%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.77%) Degree
10 11 (3.46%) SANS
11 10 (3.14%) GIAC
12 8 (2.52%) GCIH
13 7 (2.20%) CLAS
13 7 (2.20%) GCIA
14 6 (1.89%) CEH
14 6 (1.89%) CISM
14 6 (1.89%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.57%) JNCIA
16 3 (0.94%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.86%) SLA
2 11 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.20%) NIST 800
4 6 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.63%) COBIT
6 2 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 25 (7.86%) ProxySG
4 18 (5.66%) XenApp
5 16 (5.03%) VMware NSX
6 15 (4.72%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.20%) XenServer
9 6 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.57%) Snort
11 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.31%) Firmware
12 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (6.92%) Puppet
2 13 (4.09%) vCenter Server
3 12 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.77%) vRealize
4 10 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (3.14%) Terraform
5 9 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (2.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 8 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.52%) SCCM
7 6 (1.89%) Ansible
7 6 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.57%) OpenVAS
8 5 (1.57%) SCOM
8 5 (1.57%) Suricata
9 4 (1.26%) Cisco CME
10 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.94%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.94%) QRadar
10 3 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 258 (81.13%) Cisco
2 248 (77.99%) CheckPoint
3 207 (65.09%) F5
4 156 (49.06%) Juniper
5 124 (38.99%) Palo Alto
6 76 (23.90%) Citrix
7 70 (22.01%) VMware
8 68 (21.38%) Fortinet
9 38 (11.95%) SolarWinds
10 31 (9.75%) Crossbeam
10 31 (9.75%) Sourcefire
11 30 (9.43%) Microsoft
12 29 (9.12%) HP
13 28 (8.81%) FireEye
14 24 (7.55%) Meraki
15 23 (7.23%) Forcepoint
16 22 (6.92%) Imperva
17 21 (6.60%) Riverbed
18 20 (6.29%) Aruba
18 20 (6.29%) Infoblox