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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 202 208 205
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 13 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.02% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 3
Average salary £63,750 £60,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +16.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £49,900
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £60,000 £64,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.57% -
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
1298 1757 1524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.53% 30.00% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 916 981 1104
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 28 August 2015. 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 10 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £67,500 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 48 (97.96%) F5
2 43 (87.76%) Cisco
3 42 (85.71%) CheckPoint
4 40 (81.63%) Firewall
5 38 (77.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 32 (65.31%) Network Security
6 32 (65.31%) BGP
6 32 (65.31%) TCP/IP
7 27 (55.10%) CCNP
7 27 (55.10%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (51.02%) CCSA
8 25 (51.02%) CCSE
9 23 (46.94%) Cisco PIX
9 23 (46.94%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (42.86%) Telecoms
11 20 (40.82%) OSPF
11 20 (40.82%) FortiGate
12 19 (38.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (32.65%) RIP
14 14 (28.57%) Wireshark
15 13 (26.53%) WAN
15 13 (26.53%) CISSP
15 13 (26.53%) CCIE
15 13 (26.53%) DNS
16 12 (24.49%) Nokia
16 12 (24.49%) VPLS
16 12 (24.49%) Blue Coat
17 11 (22.45%) ProxySG
17 11 (22.45%) FWSM
17 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.20%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 40 (81.63%) Firewall
2 38 (77.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 32 (65.31%) BGP
3 32 (65.31%) Network Security
3 32 (65.31%) TCP/IP
4 23 (46.94%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (46.94%) Cisco PIX
5 20 (40.82%) OSPF
6 19 (38.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (32.65%) RIP
8 14 (28.57%) Wireshark
9 13 (26.53%) WAN
9 13 (26.53%) DNS
10 12 (24.49%) VPLS
11 11 (22.45%) FWSM
12 9 (18.37%) VRRP
12 9 (18.37%) HTTPS
12 9 (18.37%) HTTP
12 9 (18.37%) Internet
12 9 (18.37%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 20 (40.82%) Security Engineer
3 17 (34.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Network Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Account Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Account Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Client Account Manager
6 3 (6.12%) IP Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
8 1 (2.04%) IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.20%) Statistics
4 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
1 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Network Management
4 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.12%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (4.08%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (4.08%) CRM
7 1 (2.04%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) CCNP
1 27 (55.10%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (51.02%) CCSA
2 25 (51.02%) CCSE
3 13 (26.53%) CISSP
3 13 (26.53%) CCIE
4 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 5 (10.20%) MCSE
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.08%) CCNA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) ProxySG
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) F5
2 43 (87.76%) Cisco
3 42 (85.71%) CheckPoint
4 12 (24.49%) Nokia
4 12 (24.49%) Blue Coat
5 11 (22.45%) Oracle
6 10 (20.41%) Juniper
7 6 (12.24%) VMware
8 3 (6.12%) Nortel
9 1 (2.04%) Avaya
9 1 (2.04%) CA
9 1 (2.04%) Fortinet