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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 300 314 323
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 14 27 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.22% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.43% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 1
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
1890 1887 2485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 17.16% 15.65% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1647 1654 2201
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014, 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 50 (100.00%) F5
2 35 (70.00%) Load Balancing
3 31 (62.00%) VMware
4 29 (58.00%) ITIL
4 29 (58.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 27 (54.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (52.00%) Linux
7 25 (50.00%) JBoss
7 25 (50.00%) Apache
7 25 (50.00%) Perl
7 25 (50.00%) Cacti
8 24 (48.00%) nginx
8 24 (48.00%) Bash Shell
8 24 (48.00%) Puppet
8 24 (48.00%) CentOS
8 24 (48.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (48.00%) Ruby
8 24 (48.00%) Ubuntu
8 24 (48.00%) MySQL
8 24 (48.00%) Oracle
8 24 (48.00%) WebLogic
8 24 (48.00%) Tomcat
8 24 (48.00%) Python
8 24 (48.00%) Red Hat
8 24 (48.00%) Nagios
8 24 (48.00%) Ansible
9 23 (46.00%) Cisco
9 23 (46.00%) Firewall
10 22 (44.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 25 (50.00%) JBoss
1 25 (50.00%) Apache
2 24 (48.00%) Tomcat
2 24 (48.00%) nginx
2 24 (48.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (58.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 23 (46.00%) Firewall
3 22 (44.00%) NetScaler
4 16 (32.00%) WAN
5 14 (28.00%) VPN
6 12 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (24.00%) Wireless
7 10 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 10 (20.00%) MPLS
7 10 (20.00%) LAN
8 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.00%) Network Security
9 8 (16.00%) BGP
10 7 (14.00%) OSPF
10 7 (14.00%) DNS
10 7 (14.00%) VLAN
11 6 (12.00%) DHCP
12 5 (10.00%) VoIP
12 5 (10.00%) SNMP
12 5 (10.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.00%) MySQL
2 21 (42.00%) DB2
3 3 (6.00%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (12.00%) Law
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Administrator
2 24 (48.00%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 10 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Statistics
2 3 (6.00%) Open Source
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Linux
2 24 (48.00%) Ubuntu
2 24 (48.00%) CentOS
2 24 (48.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Load Balancing
2 29 (58.00%) ITIL
3 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (42.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 10 (20.00%) Network Management
6 5 (10.00%) Change Control
6 5 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Market Research
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
7 3 (6.00%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.00%) Data Security
9 1 (2.00%) Information Security
9 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Perl
2 24 (48.00%) Python
2 24 (48.00%) Ruby
2 24 (48.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.00%) CCNP
2 9 (18.00%) CCNA
3 4 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (4.00%) MCSE
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.00%) JNCIE
4 2 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) CCSE
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (54.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (42.00%) Xen
2 21 (42.00%) KVM
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (50.00%) Cacti
2 24 (48.00%) Puppet
2 24 (48.00%) Nagios
2 24 (48.00%) Ansible
3 21 (42.00%) Salt
3 21 (42.00%) ZABBIX
3 21 (42.00%) CFEngine
4 4 (8.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.00%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (2.00%) RANCID
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) F5
2 31 (62.00%) VMware
3 24 (48.00%) Red Hat
3 24 (48.00%) Oracle
4 23 (46.00%) Cisco
5 22 (44.00%) Citrix
6 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (24.00%) SolarWinds
7 12 (24.00%) Aruba
8 7 (14.00%) Juniper
9 6 (12.00%) IronPort
10 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
11 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.00%) Polycom
11 2 (4.00%) HP
11 2 (4.00%) Symantec
11 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.00%) ArcSight