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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 77 123 154
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +31
Permanent jobs citing F5 176 103 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.41% 1.86% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 3.61% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 147 86 54
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
2805 2855 2797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 54.31% 51.52% 51.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2278 2085 2009
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +45 134 £52,000 -0.95% 8
Maidenhead 0 16 £52,500 -
Bracknell +13 14 £54,250 -5.65% 2
Newbury - 2 £42,000 -
Windsor - 1 £55,000 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 239 (85.97%) Firewall
2 217 (78.06%) Cisco
3 202 (72.66%) CheckPoint
4 162 (58.27%) Juniper
5 119 (42.81%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (37.41%) Linux
7 100 (35.97%) Palo Alto
8 99 (35.61%) Blue Coat
9 92 (33.09%) Cisco ASA
9 92 (33.09%) TCP/IP
10 88 (31.65%) CCNP
11 86 (30.94%) ITIL
12 85 (30.58%) Sourcefire
13 80 (28.78%) Windows
14 76 (27.34%) Unix
15 70 (25.18%) MPLS
16 66 (23.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (23.74%) Solaris
16 66 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 65 (23.38%) Information Security
17 65 (23.38%) Windows 2000
18 64 (23.02%) Crossbeam
18 64 (23.02%) Load Balancing
18 64 (23.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 63 (22.66%) Risk Management
20 61 (21.94%) OSPF
20 61 (21.94%) Network Security
21 60 (21.58%) CCIE
22 55 (19.78%) German Language
23 53 (19.06%) BGP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (6.12%) JBoss
2 12 (4.32%) nginx
2 12 (4.32%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.80%) Apache
3 5 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.36%) SAS
4 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 239 (85.97%) Firewall
2 92 (33.09%) Cisco ASA
2 92 (33.09%) TCP/IP
3 70 (25.18%) MPLS
4 64 (23.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 61 (21.94%) Network Security
5 61 (21.94%) OSPF
6 53 (19.06%) BGP
7 50 (17.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (15.11%) Cisco PIX
8 42 (15.11%) WAN
9 32 (11.51%) VPN
10 31 (11.15%) DNS
11 30 (10.79%) Wireless
12 29 (10.43%) BIG-IP
13 28 (10.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 28 (10.07%) LAN
14 24 (8.63%) VLAN
15 20 (7.19%) Cisco Wireless
16 18 (6.47%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.32%) Hadoop
1 12 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 12 (4.32%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (19.78%) German Language
2 46 (16.55%) French Language
3 29 (10.43%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.83%) Finance
5 16 (5.76%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.80%) Retail
7 3 (1.08%) Banking
7 3 (1.08%) Billing
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 105 (37.77%) Network Engineer
2 95 (34.17%) Security Engineer
3 52 (18.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 48 (17.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 44 (15.83%) Network Security Engineer
6 38 (13.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (13.31%) Juniper Engineer
8 32 (11.51%) Consultant
9 31 (11.15%) Support Engineer
10 29 (10.43%) Analyst
10 29 (10.43%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 29 (10.43%) Network Support
11 26 (9.35%) Network Support Engineer
12 25 (8.99%) Security Analyst
13 22 (7.91%) Network Analyst
14 21 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
15 20 (7.19%) Security Consultant
16 18 (6.47%) Network Security Analyst
17 16 (5.76%) Check Point Support
18 15 (5.40%) Check Point Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.68%) CSS
2 12 (4.32%) Web Services
3 5 (1.80%) J2EE
3 5 (1.80%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.68%) Replication
3 12 (4.32%) Visualisation
4 7 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.80%) Clustering
5 5 (1.80%) Statistics
6 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.36%) PMI
7 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.41%) Linux
2 80 (28.78%) Windows
3 76 (27.34%) Unix
4 66 (23.74%) Solaris
4 66 (23.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (23.38%) Windows 2000
6 7 (2.52%) CentOS
6 7 (2.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (30.94%) ITIL
2 65 (23.38%) Information Security
3 64 (23.02%) Load Balancing
4 63 (22.66%) Risk Management
5 29 (10.43%) Presales
6 20 (7.19%) Case Management
6 20 (7.19%) Coaching
6 20 (7.19%) Mentoring
6 20 (7.19%) Performance Improvement
7 15 (5.40%) Network Management
8 13 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.68%) Change Management
9 12 (4.32%) Customer Engagement
9 12 (4.32%) Data Protection
9 12 (4.32%) Data Visualisation
9 12 (4.32%) DevOps
9 12 (4.32%) Scrum
10 10 (3.60%) ITIL V3
10 10 (3.60%) Network Design
10 10 (3.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.87%) Perl
2 16 (5.76%) Python
3 12 (4.32%) Ruby
4 5 (1.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.36%) C
6 1 (0.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (42.81%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (31.65%) CCNP
3 60 (21.58%) CCIE
4 37 (13.31%) CCNA
5 36 (12.95%) CCSE
6 15 (5.40%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (5.04%) Degree
8 13 (4.68%) SC Cleared
8 13 (4.68%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.88%) CCDP
9 8 (2.88%) CCIP
9 8 (2.88%) CISSP
10 6 (2.16%) CCSA
10 6 (2.16%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.80%) CCSP
12 4 (1.44%) CEH
13 3 (1.08%) CCDA
13 3 (1.08%) CISM
14 2 (0.72%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.35%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) SAS 70
System Software
1 17 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.32%) Docker
4 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.44%) SCCM
4 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.72%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 217 (78.06%) Cisco
2 202 (72.66%) CheckPoint
3 162 (58.27%) Juniper
4 100 (35.97%) Palo Alto
5 99 (35.61%) Blue Coat
6 85 (30.58%) Sourcefire
7 64 (23.02%) Crossbeam
8 36 (12.95%) VMware
9 30 (10.79%) Forcepoint
10 20 (7.19%) Fortinet
11 17 (6.12%) Nokia
12 15 (5.40%) HP
12 15 (5.40%) Red Hat
13 14 (5.04%) Brocade
14 12 (4.32%) NetScout
15 9 (3.24%) Microsoft
16 8 (2.88%) Meraki
16 8 (2.88%) ProCurve
17 6 (2.16%) IronPort
17 6 (2.16%) Radware
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