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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 84 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Permanent jobs citing F5 156 130 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.90% 2.31% 2.25%
As % of the Vendors category 5.76% 4.65% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 103 112 92
Average salary £57,500 £49,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.57% +17.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £60,000 £60,000
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
2707 2797 3063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.33% 49.67% 58.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1988 2021 2349
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -3 92 £56,250 +7.14% 4
Slough +2 13 £60,000 +42.85% 1
Bracknell 0 10 £52,250 +5.55%
Maidenhead - 8 £67,500 - 1
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 221 (87.70%) Cisco
2 189 (75.00%) Firewall
3 155 (61.51%) Juniper
4 148 (58.73%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (57.14%) CheckPoint
6 102 (40.48%) CCNP
7 86 (34.13%) BGP
8 82 (32.54%) MPLS
9 81 (32.14%) CCIE
10 79 (31.35%) TCP/IP
11 71 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
12 70 (27.78%) OSPF
13 69 (27.38%) Network Security
14 56 (22.22%) Blue Coat
14 56 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 53 (21.03%) CCSE
16 51 (20.24%) Cisco Nexus
17 49 (19.44%) Linux
18 45 (17.86%) ITIL
19 43 (17.06%) Windows
20 41 (16.27%) BIG-IP
21 40 (15.87%) CCSA
21 40 (15.87%) Cisco PIX
22 38 (15.08%) Load Balancing
22 38 (15.08%) UNIX
23 37 (14.68%) CCNA
24 35 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
25 34 (13.49%) WAN
26 32 (12.70%) VMware
26 32 (12.70%) Security Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 18 (7.14%) IIS
2 8 (3.17%) Apache
3 4 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.59%) Lync
3 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) MS Office
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) PaaS
2 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 189 (75.00%) Firewall
2 86 (34.13%) BGP
3 82 (32.54%) MPLS
4 79 (31.35%) TCP/IP
5 71 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
6 70 (27.78%) OSPF
7 69 (27.38%) Network Security
8 56 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 51 (20.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 41 (16.27%) BIG-IP
11 40 (15.87%) Cisco PIX
12 34 (13.49%) WAN
13 31 (12.30%) Wireless
14 28 (11.11%) VPN
15 26 (10.32%) LAN
15 26 (10.32%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (9.52%) IOS XR
17 23 (9.13%) NX-OS
17 23 (9.13%) DNS
18 20 (7.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.78%) MySQL
General
1 31 (12.30%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.16%) Finance
3 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.19%) Retail
4 3 (1.19%) Billing
4 3 (1.19%) French Language
4 3 (1.19%) German Language
5 2 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 53 (21.03%) Security Engineer
3 44 (17.46%) Consultant
4 28 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 28 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (9.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (8.73%) Architect
6 22 (8.73%) Analyst
7 18 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 18 (7.14%) Network Architect
8 14 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.56%) Network Analyst
8 14 (5.56%) Network Consultant
9 13 (5.16%) Technical Consultant
10 12 (4.76%) Security Consultant
10 12 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
11 11 (4.37%) Senior Network Consultant
11 11 (4.37%) Senior Architect
12 10 (3.97%) Senior Network Architect
12 10 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.57%) CSS
2 7 (2.78%) LAMP
3 2 (0.79%) CGI
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.16%) Statistics
2 11 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.59%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.79%) Replication
6 2 (0.79%) PKI
6 2 (0.79%) FlexPod
6 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.44%) Linux
2 43 (17.06%) Windows
3 38 (15.08%) UNIX
4 30 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (8.73%) Solaris
5 22 (8.73%) Windows 2000
6 11 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.86%) ITIL
2 38 (15.08%) Load Balancing
3 35 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (8.33%) Network Design
5 19 (7.54%) Mentoring
6 17 (6.75%) Service Delivery
7 15 (5.95%) Coaching
8 11 (4.37%) Change Management
9 9 (3.57%) Project Management
10 8 (3.17%) Information Security
10 8 (3.17%) Network Management
11 7 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.38%) Line Management
12 6 (2.38%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.38%) Problem Management
12 6 (2.38%) Product Management
13 5 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (1.98%) Data Security
13 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.76%) SQL
2 7 (2.78%) Perl
3 6 (2.38%) PHP
4 4 (1.59%) Python
5 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.40%) Korn
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 148 (58.73%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (40.48%) CCNP
3 81 (32.14%) CCIE
4 53 (21.03%) CCSE
5 40 (15.87%) CCSA
6 37 (14.68%) CCNA
7 32 (12.70%) Security Cleared
8 24 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 16 (6.35%) CCSP
10 13 (5.16%) CISSP
11 9 (3.57%) CCDP
12 8 (3.17%) Degree
12 8 (3.17%) JNCIP
13 7 (2.78%) JNCIE
14 6 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (1.98%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.98%) MCSE
15 5 (1.98%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.13%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) BS7799
System Software
1 24 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.97%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.38%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.59%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.79%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) iptables
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.16%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.59%) ARCserve
2 4 (1.59%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.40%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 221 (87.70%) Cisco
2 155 (61.51%) Juniper
3 144 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 56 (22.22%) Blue Coat
5 32 (12.70%) VMware
6 31 (12.30%) Nokia
7 29 (11.51%) HP
8 28 (11.11%) Riverbed
9 23 (9.13%) Sourcefire
9 23 (9.13%) Crossbeam
10 22 (8.73%) Fortinet
11 18 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 16 (6.35%) McAfee
13 15 (5.95%) Websense
14 10 (3.97%) Mitel
14 10 (3.97%) ProCurve
14 10 (3.97%) Aruba
15 7 (2.78%) Huawei
15 7 (2.78%) Dell
16 6 (2.38%) EMC
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