The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 185 194 232
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +38
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 28 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.40% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.45% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 3
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £49,900 £42,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,300 £43,300
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £49,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.01% +10.55%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1652 1514 1605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.60% 27.47% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1128 1248
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
South East

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 14 £60,000 +18.81%
Bracknell - 12 £52,500 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (100.00%) F5
2 28 (82.35%) Firewall
3 24 (70.59%) TCP/IP
4 21 (61.76%) Cisco
5 19 (55.88%) Load Balancing
6 18 (52.94%) Network Security
6 18 (52.94%) Juniper
6 18 (52.94%) CheckPoint
7 17 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (50.00%) CCNP
7 17 (50.00%) VPN
8 16 (47.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 15 (44.12%) IPsec
10 13 (38.24%) DNS
11 12 (35.29%) SSL
11 12 (35.29%) WAN
11 12 (35.29%) FortiGate
12 11 (32.35%) SMTP
13 10 (29.41%) ATM
14 9 (26.47%) Broadband
14 9 (26.47%) CISSP
14 9 (26.47%) Internet
14 9 (26.47%) MPLS
14 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
14 9 (26.47%) CCSA
14 9 (26.47%) Blue Coat
14 9 (26.47%) ProxySG
14 9 (26.47%) CCSE
14 9 (26.47%) Smartphone
15 8 (23.53%) BGP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 28 (82.35%) Firewall
2 24 (70.59%) TCP/IP
3 18 (52.94%) Network Security
4 17 (50.00%) VPN
5 16 (47.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 15 (44.12%) IPsec
7 13 (38.24%) DNS
8 12 (35.29%) SSL
8 12 (35.29%) WAN
9 11 (32.35%) SMTP
10 10 (29.41%) ATM
11 9 (26.47%) Broadband
11 9 (26.47%) Internet
11 9 (26.47%) MPLS
12 8 (23.53%) BGP
13 7 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (20.59%) OSPF
14 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (17.65%) FWSM
15 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
General
1 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Security Engineer
2 14 (41.18%) IP Engineer
3 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
4 8 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Design Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior IP Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Design Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Applications Support
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Technical Advisor
8 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.94%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.71%) Network Management
2 5 (14.71%) Validation
2 5 (14.71%) Capacity Management
3 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) CCNP
1 17 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (26.47%) CCSA
2 9 (26.47%) CCSE
2 9 (26.47%) CISSP
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) F5
2 21 (61.76%) Cisco
3 18 (52.94%) Juniper
3 18 (52.94%) CheckPoint
4 9 (26.47%) Blue Coat
5 5 (14.71%) Huawei
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Nortel
7 2 (5.88%) NetScout
8 1 (2.94%) Foundry
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (2.94%) JBoss
8 1 (2.94%) Microsoft