The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 105 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Permanent jobs citing F5 10 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 1.50% 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category 1.11% 2.52% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 1
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
902 1031 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.72% 59.29% 50.21%
Number of salaries quoted 777 838 622
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
F5
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 16 (84.21%) Juniper
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
5 9 (47.37%) Wireless
6 7 (36.84%) CCNP
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL
7 6 (31.58%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) TippingPoint
8 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
8 5 (26.32%) Network Design
8 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
8 5 (26.32%) Change Control
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (26.32%) VoIP
8 5 (26.32%) HP
8 5 (26.32%) CCIE
8 5 (26.32%) Symantec
8 5 (26.32%) MPLS
8 5 (26.32%) McAfee
8 5 (26.32%) BGP
8 5 (26.32%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) Computacenter
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) SIEM
10 3 (15.79%) Network Security
10 3 (15.79%) TOWER Software
11 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Wireless
2 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (26.32%) VoIP
2 5 (26.32%) MPLS
2 5 (26.32%) BGP
2 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Network Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Technical Design Authority
3 5 (26.32%) Technical Architect
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Architect
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Platform Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) Network Design
2 5 (26.32%) Change Control
3 4 (21.05%) SIEM
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Squid
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 16 (84.21%) Juniper
3 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
4 5 (26.32%) TippingPoint
4 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
4 5 (26.32%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) Symantec
4 5 (26.32%) McAfee
5 4 (21.05%) Computacenter
6 3 (15.79%) TOWER Software
7 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
7 2 (10.53%) Websense
7 2 (10.53%) Sourcefire
7 2 (10.53%) Proofpoint
7 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle