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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 281 291 315
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 10 34 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 1.72% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 30 9
Average salary £72,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £40,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £65,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
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
1320 1976 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.96% 17.06% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1659 1583
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 4 September 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 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
3 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 13 (56.52%) F5
5 12 (52.17%) WAN
5 12 (52.17%) LAN
6 11 (47.83%) MPLS
6 11 (47.83%) OSPF
6 11 (47.83%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (47.83%) Spanning Tree
7 10 (43.48%) HSRP
7 10 (43.48%) CCSA
7 10 (43.48%) VRRP
7 10 (43.48%) IPsec
8 9 (39.13%) Advertising
8 9 (39.13%) VPN
9 8 (34.78%) DMZ
9 8 (34.78%) Linux
9 8 (34.78%) BGP
9 8 (34.78%) Verint
9 8 (34.78%) CyberTech
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (34.78%) 802.1X
10 7 (30.43%) Software-Defined Networking
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (30.43%) Investment Management
10 7 (30.43%) XMPP
10 7 (30.43%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
1 4 (17.39%) Office Communications Server
1 4 (17.39%) Lync
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (17.39%) JBoss
1 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 12 (52.17%) WAN
4 11 (47.83%) MPLS
4 11 (47.83%) OSPF
4 11 (47.83%) Spanning Tree
5 10 (43.48%) HSRP
5 10 (43.48%) VRRP
5 10 (43.48%) IPsec
6 9 (39.13%) VPN
7 8 (34.78%) DMZ
7 8 (34.78%) BGP
8 7 (30.43%) Wireless
8 7 (30.43%) VoIP
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (30.43%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (17.39%) WebEx
9 4 (17.39%) IMAP
9 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Advertising
2 5 (21.74%) Marketing
3 4 (17.39%) Finance
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Support
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Network Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Network Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Network Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Support
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Communications Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Client Account Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Account Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Account Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) 802.1X
2 7 (30.43%) XMPP
3 4 (17.39%) Java EE
3 4 (17.39%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (17.39%) iPhone
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 3 (13.04%) Statistics
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) DTV
5 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.35%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Android
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Investment Management
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Change Control
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) Server Building
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CCSA
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
3 13 (56.52%) F5
4 8 (34.78%) Verint
4 8 (34.78%) CyberTech
5 4 (17.39%) Polycom
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Adobe
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper