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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 100 102 127
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Permanent jobs citing F5 17 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.98% 1.12% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 2.11% 2.73% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 19 2
Average salary £46,250 £50,000 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £50,000 £37,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £64,150
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
806 696 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.51% 41.06% 45.04%
Number of salaries quoted 631 501 620
Average salary £39,000 £38,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,240 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -1 14 - -
Chester - 2 £27,500 -
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) Juniper
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (54.84%) Riverbed
4 15 (48.39%) Service Delivery
4 15 (48.39%) Finance
5 14 (45.16%) MPLS
5 14 (45.16%) OSPF
5 14 (45.16%) BGP
5 14 (45.16%) Management Information System
6 12 (38.71%) Firewall
6 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
7 11 (35.48%) Network Security
7 11 (35.48%) CCNP
8 10 (32.26%) CheckPoint
8 10 (32.26%) Fortinet
9 9 (29.03%) FirePass
9 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
9 9 (29.03%) Junos
9 9 (29.03%) FortiGate
10 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (19.35%) CCIE
11 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
12 4 (12.90%) CCNA
12 4 (12.90%) SLA
13 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
13 3 (9.68%) HP
13 3 (9.68%) Windows
13 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
13 3 (9.68%) JNCIP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) MPLS
1 14 (45.16%) OSPF
1 14 (45.16%) BGP
2 12 (38.71%) Firewall
3 11 (35.48%) Network Security
4 9 (29.03%) Junos
4 9 (29.03%) FirePass
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.45%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.23%) SSL
7 1 (3.23%) FWSM
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Consultant
2 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (32.26%) Security Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) AWS Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.23%) Sales Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Junior
9 1 (3.23%) Network Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Security Consultant
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Service Delivery
2 3 (9.68%) Time Management
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) CCNP
4 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) CCIE
6 4 (12.90%) CCNA
7 3 (9.68%) JNCIP
8 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
8 2 (6.45%) CCDP
9 1 (3.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) Juniper
2 17 (54.84%) Riverbed
3 10 (32.26%) Fortinet
3 10 (32.26%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire