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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 51 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing F5 17 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.62% 1.04% -
As % of the Vendors category 5.52% 2.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 0
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
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 Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
308 255 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 47.46% 44.19% 51.98%
Number of salaries quoted 290 213 162
Average salary £33,750 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.53% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Cardiff

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Firewall
3 20 (86.96%) CheckPoint
3 20 (86.96%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (69.57%) CCNP
5 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
5 12 (52.17%) MPLS
6 11 (47.83%) Juniper
7 10 (43.48%) SLA
7 10 (43.48%) CCSE
7 10 (43.48%) JNCIS
8 9 (39.13%) LAN
8 9 (39.13%) WAN
9 8 (34.78%) CCIE
10 7 (30.43%) OSPF
10 7 (30.43%) BGP
10 7 (30.43%) VPN
11 6 (26.09%) CCNA
11 6 (26.09%) Internet
12 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
13 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
13 4 (17.39%) DWDM
13 4 (17.39%) IPv4
13 4 (17.39%) IPv6
14 1 (4.35%) Statistics
14 1 (4.35%) Degree
14 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
14 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (52.17%) MPLS
4 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 9 (39.13%) WAN
5 7 (30.43%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) Internet
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (17.39%) DWDM
7 4 (17.39%) IPv4
7 4 (17.39%) IPv6
8 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.35%) DNS
8 1 (4.35%) DHCP
8 1 (4.35%) FTP
8 1 (4.35%) SNMP
8 1 (4.35%) IPsec
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Network Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Operations Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (69.57%) CCNP
3 10 (43.48%) CCSE
3 10 (43.48%) JNCIS
4 8 (34.78%) CCIE
5 6 (26.09%) CCNA
6 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView
1 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (4.35%) OPNET
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) CheckPoint
3 11 (47.83%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) Compuware
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) VMware