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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 294 305 318
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 12 38 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.31% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.86% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9 35 8
Average salary £72,500 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.11% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £41,000 £54,250
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-15.50% +0.50%
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
1450 2048 1903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.82% 16.53% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1727 1702
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 29 (96.67%) Firewall
2 22 (73.33%) TCP/IP
3 20 (66.67%) F5
4 17 (56.67%) Cisco
4 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
5 15 (50.00%) MPLS
5 15 (50.00%) LAN
5 15 (50.00%) WAN
6 14 (46.67%) Linux
7 12 (40.00%) OSPF
7 12 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
8 11 (36.67%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (33.33%) HSRP
9 10 (33.33%) VRRP
9 10 (33.33%) IPsec
9 10 (33.33%) CCSA
9 10 (33.33%) Windows
10 9 (30.00%) VPN
10 9 (30.00%) Advertising
10 9 (30.00%) Service Delivery
10 9 (30.00%) BGP
11 8 (26.67%) DMZ
11 8 (26.67%) Verint
11 8 (26.67%) CyberTech
11 8 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (26.67%) 802.1X
11 8 (26.67%) Wireless
12 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
12 7 (23.33%) Investment Management
12 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) JBoss
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.00%) IIS
3 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (13.33%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (13.33%) Lync
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) Firewall
2 22 (73.33%) TCP/IP
3 15 (50.00%) LAN
3 15 (50.00%) WAN
3 15 (50.00%) MPLS
4 12 (40.00%) OSPF
4 12 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
5 10 (33.33%) HSRP
5 10 (33.33%) IPsec
5 10 (33.33%) VRRP
6 9 (30.00%) BGP
6 9 (30.00%) VPN
7 8 (26.67%) DMZ
7 8 (26.67%) Wireless
8 7 (23.33%) Intranet
8 7 (23.33%) Internet
8 7 (23.33%) VoIP
8 7 (23.33%) LDAP
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (23.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (30.00%) Advertising
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Marketing
3 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Network Support
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Account Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Account Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Network Support
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Network Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Client Account Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) 802.1X
2 7 (23.33%) XML
2 7 (23.33%) XMPP
2 7 (23.33%) Java EE
3 4 (13.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (23.33%) PKI
3 6 (20.00%) Statistics
4 4 (13.33%) iPhone
5 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.33%) DTV
7 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
7 1 (3.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (23.33%) UNIX
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (23.33%) Information Security
2 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (23.33%) Investment Management
2 7 (23.33%) Change Control
3 6 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.33%) Server Building
5 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
1 7 (23.33%) Perl
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) CCSA
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) F5
2 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
2 17 (56.67%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Verint
3 8 (26.67%) CyberTech
4 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) Citrix
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.33%) Adobe
6 4 (13.33%) Polycom
7 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.67%) Juniper
8 1 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.33%) WorldPay