The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 211 205 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 14 28 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.48% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 1.64% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 0
Average salary £38,000 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.11% +12.50%
BIG-IP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1792 1705 1465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.14% 29.48% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1069 1173 1162
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Berkshire region.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 13 £38,000 -35.31%
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP.

1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
1 26 (100.00%) F5
2 23 (88.46%) Firewall
3 21 (80.77%) TCP/IP
4 20 (76.92%) VPN
4 20 (76.92%) Juniper
4 20 (76.92%) Network Security
5 19 (73.08%) DNS
5 19 (73.08%) OSPF
5 19 (73.08%) BGP
6 18 (69.23%) SSL
7 16 (61.54%) CCNP
7 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (61.54%) EIGRP
8 14 (53.85%) Problem Management
9 11 (42.31%) Wireshark
10 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
10 10 (38.46%) NetScout
10 10 (38.46%) tcpdump
11 8 (30.77%) Line Management
11 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
13 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (19.23%) FWSM
13 5 (19.23%) FortiGate
14 4 (15.38%) ITIL
14 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (11.54%) Broadband
15 3 (11.54%) LAN
15 3 (11.54%) WLAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 21 (80.77%) TCP/IP
3 20 (76.92%) VPN
3 20 (76.92%) Network Security
4 19 (73.08%) DNS
4 19 (73.08%) OSPF
4 19 (73.08%) BGP
5 18 (69.23%) SSL
6 16 (61.54%) EIGRP
7 11 (42.31%) Wireshark
8 10 (38.46%) tcpdump
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (19.23%) FWSM
10 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (11.54%) SNMP
10 3 (11.54%) Broadband
10 3 (11.54%) LAN
10 3 (11.54%) WLAN
10 3 (11.54%) WAN
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Security Engineer
2 20 (76.92%) Network Engineer
3 17 (65.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) IP Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Designer
6 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior IP Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Problem Management
2 8 (30.77%) Line Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Network Design
4 3 (11.54%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Network Management
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) CCNP
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCSA
3 3 (11.54%) CCSE
3 3 (11.54%) CCIP
3 3 (11.54%) CCDA
3 3 (11.54%) CCDP
3 3 (11.54%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
1 26 (100.00%) F5
2 20 (76.92%) Juniper
3 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 10 (38.46%) NetScout
4 3 (11.54%) Aruba
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) Huawei
5 2 (7.69%) Nortel