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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 200 221 218
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 24 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 0.36% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 7
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
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
1496 1647 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.74% 28.07% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1115 1299
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
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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 -1 12 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Slough - 5 £62,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £62,500 - 1
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (96.77%) F5
2 27 (87.10%) CheckPoint
2 27 (87.10%) Firewall
3 26 (83.87%) Cisco
4 23 (74.19%) Network Security
5 22 (70.97%) BGP
6 20 (64.52%) CCNP
6 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
7 17 (54.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 16 (51.61%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (45.16%) Cisco PIX
10 13 (41.94%) CCSE
10 13 (41.94%) CCSA
11 12 (38.71%) CCIE
11 12 (38.71%) OSPF
12 11 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (35.48%) DNS
12 11 (35.48%) Nokia
13 10 (32.26%) VPLS
14 8 (25.81%) Juniper
15 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
15 7 (22.58%) VPN
15 7 (22.58%) LAN
15 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
15 7 (22.58%) FortiGate
16 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
16 6 (19.35%) WAN
16 6 (19.35%) Linux
16 6 (19.35%) SSL

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) Network Security
3 22 (70.97%) BGP
4 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
4 17 (54.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 16 (51.61%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (45.16%) Cisco PIX
7 12 (38.71%) OSPF
8 11 (35.48%) DNS
8 11 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (32.26%) VPLS
10 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
10 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
10 7 (22.58%) VPN
10 7 (22.58%) LAN
11 6 (19.35%) WAN
11 6 (19.35%) SSL
11 6 (19.35%) MPLS
12 5 (16.13%) FWSM
13 4 (12.90%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Security Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Account Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Account Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Client Account Manager
5 3 (9.68%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Support Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
1 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
1 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
2 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.68%) Line Management
4 2 (6.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.45%) CRM
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) CCNP
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (41.94%) CCSA
2 13 (41.94%) CCSE
3 12 (38.71%) CCIE
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (12.90%) MCSE
6 3 (9.68%) CISSP
7 2 (6.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) ProxySG
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) F5
2 27 (87.10%) CheckPoint
3 26 (83.87%) Cisco
4 11 (35.48%) Nokia
5 8 (25.81%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 3 (9.68%) NetScout
9 2 (6.45%) Nortel
10 1 (3.23%) Avaya
10 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.23%) CA
10 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus, overtime
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Three Mobile
Salary: £Competitive + 20% bonus, on-call allowance and overtime
Posted: 10 days ago