Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 879 879
Rank change year-on-year +21 0 -62
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 330 352 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 236 229 365
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +1.06% +8.05%

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 80478 83375 98527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.56% 43.83% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62276 67313 80223
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 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +9 294 £47,500 -5.00% 14
UK excluding London +29 244 £45,000 -5.26% 9
South East +20 125 £40,000 -19.19% 3
London -17 67 £58,525 +1.78% 6
East of England +22 38 £52,500 +51.08% 3
North of England +2 33 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North West -3 31 £47,500 -2.56%
Midlands +41 17 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South West +25 16 £46,500 -13.08%
Scotland -21 14 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +8 10 £52,500 +5.00% 1
East Midlands +45 7 £47,500 -20.83%
Wales +9 3 £42,500 +21.43%
Yorkshire +13 2 £42,500 +11.84% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 250 (75.76%) Cisco
2 237 (71.82%) Firewall
3 236 (71.52%) CheckPoint
4 173 (52.42%) Juniper
5 169 (51.21%) F5
6 114 (34.55%) Palo Alto
7 110 (33.33%) Windows
8 99 (30.00%) Network Security
9 92 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
10 90 (27.27%) WAN
11 89 (26.97%) ITIL
11 89 (26.97%) Cisco ASA
12 88 (26.67%) LAN
13 87 (26.36%) TCP/IP
14 80 (24.24%) Linux
15 69 (20.91%) DNS
16 68 (20.61%) CCNP
17 64 (19.39%) SIEM
18 63 (19.09%) ProxySG
19 60 (18.18%) Unix
19 60 (18.18%) Fortinet
20 59 (17.88%) Finance
21 56 (16.97%) MPLS
22 53 (16.06%) DHCP
22 53 (16.06%) Data Centre
23 50 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
24 44 (13.33%) Citrix
24 44 (13.33%) BGP
25 43 (13.03%) VMware
26 42 (12.73%) Network Design

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 15 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.82%) CMS
5 4 (1.21%) IIS
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.24%) Akamai
2 7 (2.12%) Office 365
3 6 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.21%) PaaS
5 3 (0.91%) IaaS
6 2 (0.61%) GitHub
6 2 (0.61%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 237 (71.82%) Firewall
2 99 (30.00%) Network Security
3 90 (27.27%) WAN
4 89 (26.97%) Cisco ASA
5 88 (26.67%) LAN
6 87 (26.36%) TCP/IP
7 69 (20.91%) DNS
8 56 (16.97%) MPLS
9 53 (16.06%) DHCP
10 44 (13.33%) BGP
11 42 (12.73%) OSPF
12 39 (11.82%) VPN
12 39 (11.82%) Wireless
13 31 (9.39%) IPsec
14 26 (7.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (6.97%) IP Telephony
16 20 (6.06%) VLAN
17 18 (5.45%) Junos
18 16 (4.85%) EIGRP
19 15 (4.55%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 59 (17.88%) Finance
2 36 (10.91%) German Language
3 28 (8.48%) French Language
4 23 (6.97%) Digital Economy
5 17 (5.15%) Legal
6 8 (2.42%) Banking
6 8 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (28.79%) Network Engineer
2 69 (20.91%) Analyst
3 56 (16.97%) Security Engineer
4 54 (16.36%) Security Analyst
5 34 (10.30%) Consultant
6 28 (8.48%) Firewall Analyst
7 26 (7.88%) Blue Coat Consultant
7 26 (7.88%) Firewall Engineer
7 26 (7.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 24 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
9 23 (6.97%) Blue Coat Analyst
9 23 (6.97%) Cisco Engineer
10 21 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 21 (6.36%) Network Support
11 20 (6.06%) Security Consultant
12 18 (5.45%) Support Engineer
13 15 (4.55%) Information Analyst
13 15 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
14 14 (4.24%) Cisco Analyst
14 14 (4.24%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.24%) HTML
2 13 (3.94%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.42%) XMPP
4 5 (1.52%) CSS
5 4 (1.21%) XML
6 3 (0.91%) JSON
6 3 (0.91%) REST
6 3 (0.91%) Web Services
7 1 (0.30%) .NET
7 1 (0.30%) OAuth
7 1 (0.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.64%) Reinsurance
4 8 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.21%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.21%) User Experience
7 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.91%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) iPad
9 2 (0.61%) iSeries
9 2 (0.61%) Shadow IT
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 110 (33.33%) Windows
2 80 (24.24%) Linux
3 60 (18.18%) Unix
4 35 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (9.09%) Solaris
5 30 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 30 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (8.48%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.91%) VMS
9 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.61%) CentOS
10 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (26.97%) ITIL
2 64 (19.39%) SIEM
3 50 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (12.73%) Mentoring
4 42 (12.73%) Network Design
5 41 (12.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 35 (10.61%) Information Security
7 33 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (9.09%) Analytics
9 29 (8.79%) Change Management
10 28 (8.48%) Incident Management
11 27 (8.18%) Load Balancing
11 27 (8.18%) Threat Intelligence
12 25 (7.58%) Risk Management
12 25 (7.58%) Security Operations
13 21 (6.36%) Time Management
14 20 (6.06%) Service Delivery
15 19 (5.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 15 (4.55%) Malware Analysis
16 15 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.24%) Python
2 10 (3.03%) SQL
3 7 (2.12%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.61%) Ruby
5 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.30%) C#
6 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 92 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (20.61%) CCNP
3 24 (7.27%) CCNA
4 22 (6.67%) CCIE
4 22 (6.67%) CCSA
4 22 (6.67%) GIAC
5 21 (6.36%) Security Cleared
6 20 (6.06%) SANS
7 18 (5.45%) CCSE
7 18 (5.45%) SC Cleared
8 16 (4.85%) Degree
9 15 (4.55%) CISSP
9 15 (4.55%) GCIA
9 15 (4.55%) GCIH
10 10 (3.03%) CISM
11 7 (2.12%) CEH
11 7 (2.12%) CISA
11 7 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.52%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.00%) SLA
2 19 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.55%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 63 (19.09%) ProxySG
2 41 (12.42%) Active Directory
3 36 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.21%) XenApp
7 3 (0.91%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.61%) vSphere
8 2 (0.61%) Xen
8 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
2 16 (4.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 11 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.82%) SCCM
5 4 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.21%) TrustSec
5 4 (1.21%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.91%) Puppet
6 3 (0.91%) vRealize
7 2 (0.61%) Ansible
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) QRadar
7 2 (0.61%) SCSM
7 2 (0.61%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.30%) Cacti
8 1 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 250 (75.76%) Cisco
2 236 (71.52%) CheckPoint
3 173 (52.42%) Juniper
4 169 (51.21%) F5
5 114 (34.55%) Palo Alto
6 60 (18.18%) Fortinet
7 44 (13.33%) Citrix
8 43 (13.03%) VMware
9 40 (12.12%) Microsoft
9 40 (12.12%) Sourcefire
10 39 (11.82%) Crossbeam
11 38 (11.52%) McAfee
12 33 (10.00%) FireEye
13 24 (7.27%) Riverbed
14 22 (6.67%) HP
15 18 (5.45%) Dell
16 17 (5.15%) Aruba
17 15 (4.55%) SolarWinds
18 12 (3.64%) ArcSight
19 10 (3.03%) ProCurve