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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 78 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Permanent jobs citing F5 1 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.12% 3.11% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 6.31% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 6
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +0.52%
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
347 333 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 42.06% 49.33% 46.46%
Number of salaries quoted 288 311 193
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,700 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Blue Coat
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Nokia
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) SLA
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) NetQoS
3 1 (14.29%) Ipanema Technologies
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Compuware
3 1 (14.29%) OpenView
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Development
1 1 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
1 1 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) OPNET
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (14.29%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) Nokia
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) NetScout
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) NetQoS
3 1 (14.29%) Ipanema Technologies
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Compuware
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix