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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 211 197 217
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 18 28 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.30% 0.47% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 1.61% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 4
Average salary £48,750 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £52,100 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
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
1820 1736 1422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.50% 29.24% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1209 1087
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 October 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 October 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 +6 18 £48,750 -7.14%
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 48 (100.00%) F5
2 39 (81.25%) Firewall
3 36 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 36 (75.00%) Cisco
4 31 (64.58%) Network Security
5 30 (62.50%) Juniper
5 30 (62.50%) VPN
6 25 (52.08%) DNS
6 25 (52.08%) SSL
7 23 (47.92%) CCNP
7 23 (47.92%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
8 19 (39.58%) Load Balancing
9 18 (37.50%) OSPF
9 18 (37.50%) BGP
10 16 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (31.25%) IPsec
12 14 (29.17%) WAN
13 13 (27.08%) EIGRP
14 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
14 12 (25.00%) Problem Management
14 12 (25.00%) FortiGate
15 10 (20.83%) SMTP
15 10 (20.83%) ATM
16 9 (18.75%) Broadband
16 9 (18.75%) CISSP
16 9 (18.75%) Blue Coat
16 9 (18.75%) ProxySG
16 9 (18.75%) CCSE
16 9 (18.75%) CCSA

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 39 (81.25%) Firewall
2 36 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 31 (64.58%) Network Security
4 30 (62.50%) VPN
5 25 (52.08%) DNS
5 25 (52.08%) SSL
6 18 (37.50%) OSPF
6 18 (37.50%) BGP
7 16 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (31.25%) IPsec
9 14 (29.17%) WAN
10 13 (27.08%) EIGRP
11 10 (20.83%) SMTP
11 10 (20.83%) ATM
12 9 (18.75%) Broadband
12 9 (18.75%) Internet
13 8 (16.67%) tcpdump
13 8 (16.67%) Wireshark
14 7 (14.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (14.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Security Engineer
2 28 (58.33%) Network Engineer
3 21 (43.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (29.17%) IP Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior IP Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Design Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Design Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.25%) Network Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Designer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Advisor
9 1 (2.08%) Security Designer
9 1 (2.08%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.08%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Smartphone
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Load Balancing
2 12 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (18.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 6 (12.50%) Line Management
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Validation
5 5 (10.42%) Network Management
5 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.25%) Network Design
7 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) CCNP
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.75%) CISSP
2 9 (18.75%) CCSA
2 9 (18.75%) CCSE
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.25%) CCIP
4 3 (6.25%) CCDA
4 3 (6.25%) CCDP
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) F5
2 36 (75.00%) Cisco
3 30 (62.50%) Juniper
4 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
5 9 (18.75%) Blue Coat
6 8 (16.67%) NetScout
7 5 (10.42%) Huawei
8 3 (6.25%) Aruba
9 2 (4.17%) VMware
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle
9 2 (4.17%) Nortel
10 1 (2.08%) Microsoft