The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 106 113 104
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing F5 128 126 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.19% 2.09% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 4.16% 4.02% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 112 89 121
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
F5
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3079 3136 2685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.75% 52.13% 49.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2065 2315 2179
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

F5
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Berkshire region.

F5 Salary Trend in Berkshire

F5
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Berkshire

F5
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 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 +1 81 £51,250 -4.65% 5
Slough +17 21 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Bracknell -12 6 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Maidenhead 0 5 £57,500 -
Newbury +8 3 £45,000 -18.18%
Ascot - 1 £60,000 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing F5 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 F5.

1 199 (80.24%) Cisco
2 174 (70.16%) Firewall
3 143 (57.66%) Juniper
4 110 (44.35%) CheckPoint
5 100 (40.32%) Network Security
6 90 (36.29%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (32.26%) CCNP
8 79 (31.85%) TCP/IP
9 71 (28.63%) DNS
10 67 (27.02%) ITIL
11 63 (25.40%) BGP
12 61 (24.60%) OSPF
13 57 (22.98%) VPN
14 55 (22.18%) SSL
15 54 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (20.16%) Blue Coat
17 47 (18.95%) Network Design
17 47 (18.95%) Finance
18 45 (18.15%) Windows
19 41 (16.53%) UNIX
19 41 (16.53%) Cisco Nexus
20 39 (15.73%) EIGRP
21 38 (15.32%) Internet
21 38 (15.32%) BIG-IP
22 37 (14.92%) Telecoms
23 36 (14.52%) Load Balancing
23 36 (14.52%) MPLS
24 35 (14.11%) WAN
24 35 (14.11%) CCSE
25 33 (13.31%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing F5 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 F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (8.47%) IIS
2 9 (3.63%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.02%) Lync
5 4 (1.61%) Apache
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.63%) MS Office
1 9 (3.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.63%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) PaaS
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 174 (70.16%) Firewall
2 100 (40.32%) Network Security
3 79 (31.85%) TCP/IP
4 71 (28.63%) DNS
5 63 (25.40%) BGP
6 61 (24.60%) OSPF
7 57 (22.98%) VPN
8 55 (22.18%) SSL
9 54 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (16.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (15.73%) EIGRP
12 38 (15.32%) Internet
12 38 (15.32%) BIG-IP
13 36 (14.52%) MPLS
14 35 (14.11%) WAN
15 33 (13.31%) Wireless
16 32 (12.90%) LAN
17 31 (12.50%) DHCP
18 30 (12.10%) IPsec
19 25 (10.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
General
1 47 (18.95%) Finance
2 37 (14.92%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.84%) German Language
4 7 (2.82%) Retail
5 4 (1.61%) French Language
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 86 (34.68%) Network Engineer
2 57 (22.98%) Security Engineer
3 31 (12.50%) Architect
4 30 (12.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 28 (11.29%) Network Architect
6 27 (10.89%) Consultant
7 20 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (7.66%) Security Consultant
9 18 (7.26%) Senior Network Architect
9 18 (7.26%) Senior Architect
10 16 (6.45%) Network Consultant
10 16 (6.45%) Team Leader
11 13 (5.24%) IP Engineer
12 12 (4.84%) Network Security Consultant
13 11 (4.44%) Analyst
14 9 (3.63%) Design Engineer
14 9 (3.63%) Senior Security Engineer
14 9 (3.63%) Network Team Leader
15 8 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
15 8 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.63%) HTML
2 8 (3.23%) SOAP
3 4 (1.61%) XML
4 2 (0.81%) CGI
5 1 (0.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.63%) CLARiiON
1 9 (3.63%) Smartphone
2 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.42%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.02%) Clustering
5 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.81%) SecurID
5 2 (0.81%) PKI
5 2 (0.81%) Statistics
5 2 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.15%) Windows
2 41 (16.53%) UNIX
3 22 (8.87%) Linux
4 21 (8.47%) Solaris
5 14 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.84%) Windows 2000
8 9 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.02%) ITIL
2 47 (18.95%) Network Design
3 36 (14.52%) Load Balancing
4 31 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.48%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (8.06%) Data Security
7 17 (6.85%) Change Management
7 17 (6.85%) Problem Management
8 16 (6.45%) Coaching
9 15 (6.05%) Capacity Management
10 14 (5.65%) Network Management
10 14 (5.65%) Supplier Management
11 13 (5.24%) Migration
12 12 (4.84%) Project Management
12 12 (4.84%) ERP
12 12 (4.84%) Information Security
13 10 (4.03%) Scrum
13 10 (4.03%) Performance Management
13 10 (4.03%) Product Management
13 10 (4.03%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.84%) C
2 10 (4.03%) C++
3 9 (3.63%) Java
4 8 (3.23%) SQL
5 7 (2.82%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.42%) Perl
7 5 (2.02%) PHP
7 5 (2.02%) VB
7 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.02%) C#
7 5 (2.02%) Tcl
7 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (36.29%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (32.26%) CCNP
3 35 (14.11%) CCSE
4 33 (13.31%) Security Cleared
5 31 (12.50%) CCSA
5 31 (12.50%) CCIE
6 30 (12.10%) SC Cleared
7 23 (9.27%) CCNA
8 21 (8.47%) CISSP
9 18 (7.26%) CCIP
10 17 (6.85%) JNCIA
11 11 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (3.63%) Degree
13 7 (2.82%) CCDA
13 7 (2.82%) CCDP
14 6 (2.42%) CCSP
15 4 (1.61%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.61%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.61%) JNCIE
16 3 (1.21%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.10%) PCI DSS
2 17 (6.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (5.65%) SLA
4 11 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (4.03%) QA
6 6 (2.42%) COBIT
7 4 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.87%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.05%) ProxySG
5 9 (3.63%) ISA Server
6 6 (2.42%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.61%) Firmware
8 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (8.47%) FortiGate
2 19 (7.66%) SCCM
3 16 (6.45%) ARCserve
4 10 (4.03%) CiscoWorks
5 8 (3.23%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 199 (80.24%) Cisco
2 143 (57.66%) Juniper
3 110 (44.35%) CheckPoint
4 50 (20.16%) Blue Coat
5 30 (12.10%) VMware
6 26 (10.48%) HP
7 25 (10.08%) Websense
8 18 (7.26%) EMC
9 17 (6.85%) McAfee
10 16 (6.45%) Sourcefire
10 16 (6.45%) ServiceNow
11 13 (5.24%) Nokia
12 12 (4.84%) Crossbeam
12 12 (4.84%) Aruba
13 11 (4.44%) Fortinet
14 10 (4.03%) NetScout
15 9 (3.63%) Oracle
15 9 (3.63%) Dell
16 7 (2.82%) Avaya
16 7 (2.82%) Imperva
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