The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / West Midlands
Rank 207 234 211
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23  
Permanent jobs citing Blue Coat 6 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 3
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.84% +62.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2049 2749 2372
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 43.38% 44.76% 47.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 2153 1996
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the West Midlands

Blue Coat
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Blue Coat in the West Midlands

Blue Coat
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Blue Coat in the West Midlands

Blue Coat
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 6 £67,500 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) Forcepoint
3 6 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (55.56%) Imperva
4 5 (55.56%) Aruba
4 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
4 5 (55.56%) Presales
4 5 (55.56%) Fortinet
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Information Security
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 1 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (11.11%) Network Management
7 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (11.11%) PABX
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (11.11%) Rapid7
7 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
7 1 (11.11%) ISO27002

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Intranet
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) PABX
3 1 (11.11%) S/MIME
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) Presales Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) Security Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) Security Presales Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (11.11%) SCADA
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Presales
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCSA
1 1 (11.11%) CCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) Forcepoint
4 5 (55.56%) Aruba
4 5 (55.56%) Fortinet
4 5 (55.56%) Imperva
4 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Clearswift
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) Qualys
5 1 (11.11%) Rapid7
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Tripwire