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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 11 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Permanent jobs citing F5 6 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 11.76% 3.97% 6.90%
As % of the Vendors category 17.14% 20.00% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 2
Average salary £37,000 £55,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.72% +38.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £46,600 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
35 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 68.63% 19.84% 62.07%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 17
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 September 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Bridgend

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Juniper
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) CCNP
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
2 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) Network Design
3 9 (75.00%) Blue Coat
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Aruba
4 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (58.33%) Lumension
4 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (58.33%) SonicWALL
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (58.33%) JNCIS
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (58.33%) RIP
4 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 7 (58.33%) CCSE
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) McAfee
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) Websense
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) LAN
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco PIX
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (58.33%) RIP
2 7 (58.33%) OSPF
2 7 (58.33%) BGP
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Escalation Engineer
1 7 (58.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Architect
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
1 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (83.33%) CCNP
2 7 (58.33%) JNCIS
2 7 (58.33%) CCSE
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Juniper
2 9 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Aruba
3 7 (58.33%) Lumension
3 7 (58.33%) SonicWALL
3 7 (58.33%) McAfee
3 7 (58.33%) Websense
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) ProCurve
4 2 (16.67%) HP