The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 61 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Permanent jobs citing F5 13 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.83% 0.72% 2.62%
As % of the Vendors category 4.14% 1.67% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 17
Median salary £43,750 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,250 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
314 359 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 44.23% 42.94% 46.62%
Number of salaries quoted 272 314 285
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,186 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

F5
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

F5 Salary Trend in Cardiff

F5
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

F5 Salary Histogram in Cardiff

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for F5.

1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
3 8 (42.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (36.84%) Juniper
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) BIG-IP
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (26.32%) CA
6 5 (26.32%) SSL
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) VLAN
6 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
6 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (21.05%) Vyatta
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) OSPF
7 4 (21.05%) BGP
7 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 4 (21.05%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) C
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) Red Hat

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Bluemix
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (36.84%) BIG-IP
3 7 (36.84%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (26.32%) SSL
5 5 (26.32%) VLAN
6 4 (21.05%) BGP
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (21.05%) OSPF
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) Internet
7 3 (15.79%) MPLS
7 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
8 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Performance Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) CentOS
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (15.79%) VyOS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCSA
3 3 (15.79%) CCSE
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView
1 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) OPNET
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
3 7 (36.84%) Juniper
4 5 (26.32%) CA
4 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Vyatta
6 3 (15.79%) Avaya
6 3 (15.79%) Brocade
6 3 (15.79%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
8 1 (5.26%) Splunk