The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 5 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs citing F5 8 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 17.78% 9.57% 40.00%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 18.64% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 4
Average salary £51,250 £57,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.86% +40.24%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
F5
South Wales

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

Vendors Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 59 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 40.00% 51.30% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 54 8
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £35,050
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £41,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

F5
Salary Trend in Bridgend

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

F5 Salary Trend in Bridgend

F5
Salary Histogram in Bridgend

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Bridgend region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Bridgend

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Juniper
1 14 (100.00%) Network Design
2 13 (92.86%) Firewall
3 10 (71.43%) CCNP
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (71.43%) LAN
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) RIP
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) MS Office
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (50.00%) OSPF
4 7 (50.00%) McAfee
4 7 (50.00%) BGP
4 7 (50.00%) Websense
4 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 7 (50.00%) CCSE
4 7 (50.00%) JNCIS
4 7 (50.00%) SonicWALL
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Aruba
4 7 (50.00%) Lumension
4 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend 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.

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 10 (71.43%) WAN
3 7 (50.00%) RIP
3 7 (50.00%) OSPF
3 7 (50.00%) BGP
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (50.00%) Escalation Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Network Design
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CCNP
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCSE
2 7 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Juniper
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee
2 7 (50.00%) Websense
2 7 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 7 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 7 (50.00%) Aruba
2 7 (50.00%) Lumension