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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 105 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs citing F5 14 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 0.62% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 1.49% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 5
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £50,000 £46,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £50,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
F5
North West

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
784 739 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.12% 41.35% 46.50%
Number of salaries quoted 602 520 641
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

F5
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 11 - -
Chester - 2 £27,500 -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (96.00%) Juniper
3 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 15 (60.00%) Finance
4 15 (60.00%) Riverbed
5 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (56.00%) MPLS
5 14 (56.00%) OSPF
5 14 (56.00%) BGP
6 11 (44.00%) CCNP
7 7 (28.00%) Firewall
8 6 (24.00%) CCIE
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
8 6 (24.00%) IOS XR
8 6 (24.00%) NX-OS
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.00%) Fortinet
10 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.00%) FirePass
10 4 (16.00%) Junos
10 4 (16.00%) FortiGate
11 3 (12.00%) JNCIP
11 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
12 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
12 2 (8.00%) CCNA
12 2 (8.00%) CCDP
12 2 (8.00%) SLA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) MPLS
1 14 (56.00%) OSPF
1 14 (56.00%) BGP
2 7 (28.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (24.00%) Network Security
3 6 (24.00%) IOS XR
3 6 (24.00%) NX-OS
4 4 (16.00%) Junos
4 4 (16.00%) FirePass
5 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.00%) SSL
6 1 (4.00%) FWSM
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Consultant
2 10 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Junior
7 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Sales Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Network Design
3 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) Time Management
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCNP
3 6 (24.00%) CCIE
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) JNCIP
7 2 (8.00%) JNCIS
7 2 (8.00%) CCNA
7 2 (8.00%) CCDP
8 1 (4.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) logstash
2 1 (4.00%) Graylog
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (96.00%) Juniper
3 15 (60.00%) Riverbed
4 5 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya