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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 188 189 229
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +40
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 30 24 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.55% 0.44% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 1.57% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 4
Average salary £52,500 £59,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +38.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,100 £42,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,250 £44,550
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1612 1524 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.38% 28.10% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1155 1270
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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 11 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 11 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 -10 14 £60,000 +16.50%
Bracknell - 14 £52,500 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 38 (100.00%) F5
2 32 (84.21%) Firewall
3 26 (68.42%) TCP/IP
4 25 (65.79%) Cisco
5 22 (57.89%) CheckPoint
6 21 (55.26%) Juniper
7 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (50.00%) CCNP
7 19 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 19 (50.00%) Network Security
8 17 (44.74%) VPN
8 17 (44.74%) DNS
9 16 (42.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 15 (39.47%) SMTP
10 15 (39.47%) IPsec
11 12 (31.58%) WAN
11 12 (31.58%) SSL
11 12 (31.58%) FortiGate
12 11 (28.95%) Blue Coat
12 11 (28.95%) ProxySG
12 11 (28.95%) MPLS
13 10 (26.32%) BGP
13 10 (26.32%) Telecoms
13 10 (26.32%) ATM
13 10 (26.32%) Broadband
13 10 (26.32%) FWSM
13 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (23.68%) CCSE
14 9 (23.68%) Smartphone
14 9 (23.68%) CCSA

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (10.53%) IIS
1 4 (10.53%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 32 (84.21%) Firewall
2 26 (68.42%) TCP/IP
3 19 (50.00%) Network Security
4 17 (44.74%) VPN
4 17 (44.74%) DNS
5 16 (42.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 15 (39.47%) IPsec
6 15 (39.47%) SMTP
7 12 (31.58%) WAN
7 12 (31.58%) SSL
8 11 (28.95%) MPLS
9 10 (26.32%) BGP
9 10 (26.32%) ATM
9 10 (26.32%) Broadband
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (26.32%) FWSM
10 9 (23.68%) Internet
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (18.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Security Engineer
2 16 (42.11%) IP Engineer
3 15 (39.47%) Network Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Design Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior IP Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Design Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Advisor
8 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.63%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
2 5 (13.16%) Network Management
2 5 (13.16%) Validation
2 5 (13.16%) Capacity Management
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Release Management
4 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Perl
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) CCNP
1 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) CCSA
2 9 (23.68%) CCSE
2 9 (23.68%) CISSP
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) CCDP
4 3 (7.89%) CCIE
5 2 (5.26%) MCSE
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) F5
2 25 (65.79%) Cisco
3 22 (57.89%) CheckPoint
4 21 (55.26%) Juniper
5 11 (28.95%) Blue Coat
6 5 (13.16%) Huawei
7 3 (7.89%) Foundry
7 3 (7.89%) VMware
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Nortel
8 2 (5.26%) NetScout
9 1 (2.63%) JBoss
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft