The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 111 118 98
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing F5 18 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 0.42% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 0.75% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 7
Average salary £63,000 £42,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.23% -26.08%
UK excluding London average salary £49,250 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +3.88%
F5
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1162 1207 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 54.38% 56.01% 54.08%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1087 755
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

F5
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

F5 Salary Trend in Birmingham

F5
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (90.91%) Firewall
3 16 (72.73%) ITIL
3 16 (72.73%) Juniper
4 14 (63.64%) Network Design
4 14 (63.64%) SC Cleared
4 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
5 13 (59.09%) Finance
6 12 (54.55%) Wireless
7 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
8 3 (13.64%) UNIX
8 3 (13.64%) Change Control
8 3 (13.64%) Network Security
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
9 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
9 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 2 (9.09%) Multicast
9 2 (9.09%) Change Management
9 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow
9 2 (9.09%) Solaris
9 2 (9.09%) Linux
9 2 (9.09%) Internet
10 1 (4.55%) McAfee
10 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 1 (4.55%) CCNP
10 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (4.55%) PMP
10 1 (4.55%) Legal
10 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) Wireless
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) Multicast
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Architect
1 14 (63.64%) Network Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Network Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Design Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 14 (63.64%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire