The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
North West / Cheshire
Rank 86 96 118
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +22
Permanent jobs citing F5 2 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.15% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.41% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 9
Median salary £45,000 £46,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +15.62%
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
427 492 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.07% 37.73% 44.47%
Number of salaries quoted 329 417 682
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,150
% change year-on-year
- +5.85%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

F5
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

F5 Salary Trend in Cheshire

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 8 (80.00%) Blue Coat
1 8 (80.00%) ProxySG
1 8 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 8 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (60.00%) Service Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITSM
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (10.00%) IGRP
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) Ethernet

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 8 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) IGRP
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Network Support
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (30.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (60.00%) ITSM
1 6 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) NetQoS
4 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto