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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 81 120 117
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -3
Permanent jobs citing F5 1 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.46% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 1.04% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 0
Median salary - £23,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +3.09%
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
373 768 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.19% 44.06% 43.05%
Number of salaries quoted 306 611 578
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SSL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SANS
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint