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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 201 201 226
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 21 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.38% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 5
Average salary £56,250 £51,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.22% +18.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,900 £42,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +10.00%
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
1767 1509 1470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.08% 27.15% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1104 1136
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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
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 21 August 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 -7 14 £60,000 +18.81%
Bracknell - 7 £52,500 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 33 (100.00%) F5
2 27 (81.82%) Firewall
3 24 (72.73%) TCP/IP
4 20 (60.61%) Cisco
5 19 (57.58%) Load Balancing
6 18 (54.55%) Network Security
7 17 (51.52%) VPN
7 17 (51.52%) Juniper
7 17 (51.52%) CheckPoint
8 16 (48.48%) CCNP
8 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (48.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 15 (45.45%) IPsec
10 12 (36.36%) WAN
10 12 (36.36%) DNS
10 12 (36.36%) SSL
10 12 (36.36%) FortiGate
11 10 (30.30%) ATM
11 10 (30.30%) SMTP
12 9 (27.27%) Broadband
12 9 (27.27%) CISSP
12 9 (27.27%) Internet
12 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
12 9 (27.27%) CCSA
12 9 (27.27%) Blue Coat
12 9 (27.27%) ProxySG
12 9 (27.27%) CCSE
12 9 (27.27%) Smartphone
12 9 (27.27%) Deep Packet Inspection
13 8 (24.24%) MPLS

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) IIS
1 4 (12.12%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) Firewall
2 24 (72.73%) TCP/IP
3 18 (54.55%) Network Security
4 17 (51.52%) VPN
5 16 (48.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 15 (45.45%) IPsec
7 12 (36.36%) WAN
7 12 (36.36%) DNS
7 12 (36.36%) SSL
8 10 (30.30%) SMTP
8 10 (30.30%) ATM
9 9 (27.27%) Broadband
9 9 (27.27%) Internet
10 8 (24.24%) MPLS
11 7 (21.21%) OSPF
11 7 (21.21%) BGP
11 7 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (15.15%) FWSM
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
General
1 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Security Engineer
2 14 (42.42%) IP Engineer
3 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Design Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior IP Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Design Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Advisor
8 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) IT Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) MSMQ
1 1 (3.03%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Load Balancing
2 9 (27.27%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
3 5 (15.15%) Network Management
3 5 (15.15%) Validation
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) CCNP
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CISSP
2 9 (27.27%) CCSA
2 9 (27.27%) CCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) F5
2 20 (60.61%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) Juniper
3 17 (51.52%) CheckPoint
4 9 (27.27%) Blue Coat
5 5 (15.15%) Huawei
6 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) NetScout
7 2 (6.06%) Nortel
8 1 (3.03%) JBoss
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft