The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 255 307 342
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +35
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 11 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.17% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.91% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 4
Average salary £66,000 £57,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.78% +24.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £64,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £58,500 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -6.00%
BIG-IP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1115 1978 1951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 15.79% 18.74% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1654 1621
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the City of London region.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in the City of London

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in the City of London

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) MPLS
2 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 9 (81.82%) IPsec
2 9 (81.82%) HSRP
3 8 (72.73%) CCSA
3 8 (72.73%) OSPF
4 7 (63.64%) F5
5 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (45.45%) vCloud
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
6 5 (45.45%) Multicast
6 5 (45.45%) VXLAN
6 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
6 5 (45.45%) TACACS
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (45.45%) Juniper
6 5 (45.45%) DNS
6 5 (45.45%) CCNP
6 5 (45.45%) Citrix
6 5 (45.45%) Unix
6 5 (45.45%) DHCP
6 5 (45.45%) Ethernet
6 5 (45.45%) SNMP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 9 (81.82%) HSRP
2 9 (81.82%) IPsec
2 9 (81.82%) MPLS
3 8 (72.73%) OSPF
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
4 5 (45.45%) Ethernet
4 5 (45.45%) Fast Ethernet
4 5 (45.45%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 5 (45.45%) Multicast
4 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
4 5 (45.45%) SNMP
4 5 (45.45%) TACACS
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) VXLAN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Billing
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security Specialist
1 5 (45.45%) Network Specialist
1 5 (45.45%) Security Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Network Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Network Support
3 3 (27.27%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Support
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) 802.1X
2 3 (27.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Fund Management
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCSA
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CCIE
3 4 (36.36%) CCMSE
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) CCSE
3 4 (36.36%) JNCIA
3 4 (36.36%) JNCIP
3 4 (36.36%) JNCIS
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) vCloud
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
3 5 (45.45%) Juniper
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) CyberTech
4 3 (27.27%) Red Box
4 3 (27.27%) Verint