The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 295 317 317
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 41 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.084% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 0.53% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 9 9
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £40,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2016 1872 2097
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.42% 15.71% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1705 1678 1887
Average salary £50,500 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
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
London

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 45 (100.00%) F5
2 36 (80.00%) Load Balancing
3 33 (73.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (71.11%) VMware
5 30 (66.67%) Linux
6 28 (62.22%) Tomcat
6 28 (62.22%) Citrix
6 28 (62.22%) CentOS
6 28 (62.22%) NetScaler
7 27 (60.00%) Perl
7 27 (60.00%) MySQL
7 27 (60.00%) ITIL
8 26 (57.78%) Oracle
8 26 (57.78%) DB2
8 26 (57.78%) WebLogic
8 26 (57.78%) Python
8 26 (57.78%) JBoss
8 26 (57.78%) Apache
8 26 (57.78%) Red Hat
8 26 (57.78%) Nagios
8 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (57.78%) Statistical Analysis
8 26 (57.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (57.78%) nginx
8 26 (57.78%) ZABBIX
8 26 (57.78%) Cacti
8 26 (57.78%) Bash Shell
8 26 (57.78%) Puppet
8 26 (57.78%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 28 (62.22%) Tomcat
2 26 (57.78%) WebLogic
2 26 (57.78%) Apache
2 26 (57.78%) nginx
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (73.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 28 (62.22%) NetScaler
3 16 (35.56%) Firewall
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (22.22%) VPN
6 9 (20.00%) MPLS
6 9 (20.00%) WAN
7 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
8 7 (15.56%) DNS
8 7 (15.56%) Wireless
8 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (13.33%) IPsec
9 6 (13.33%) OSPF
9 6 (13.33%) BGP
9 6 (13.33%) LAN
9 6 (13.33%) DHCP
9 6 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (11.11%) VLAN
11 4 (8.89%) SSL
12 3 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (60.00%) MySQL
2 26 (57.78%) DB2
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Administrator
2 26 (57.78%) Linux Administrator
3 14 (31.11%) Network Engineer
4 13 (28.89%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) SAML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Statistics
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Linux
2 28 (62.22%) CentOS
3 26 (57.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (57.78%) Ubuntu
4 5 (11.11%) Windows
5 3 (6.67%) UNIX
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 27 (60.00%) ITIL
3 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (57.78%) Statistical Analysis
4 7 (15.56%) Network Management
5 4 (8.89%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.67%) Change Control
6 3 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (4.44%) Security Management
7 2 (4.44%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Market Research
8 1 (2.22%) Data Security
8 1 (2.22%) Service Management
8 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) Perl
2 26 (57.78%) Python
2 26 (57.78%) Bash Shell
2 26 (57.78%) Ruby
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) VBScript
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) CCNA
3 3 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) JNCIE
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (57.78%) Xen
2 26 (57.78%) KVM
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (57.78%) Nagios
1 26 (57.78%) ZABBIX
1 26 (57.78%) Cacti
1 26 (57.78%) Puppet
1 26 (57.78%) CFEngine
1 26 (57.78%) Ansible
1 26 (57.78%) Salt
2 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.22%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) F5
2 32 (71.11%) VMware
3 28 (62.22%) Citrix
4 26 (57.78%) Oracle
4 26 (57.78%) JBoss
4 26 (57.78%) Red Hat
5 16 (35.56%) Cisco
6 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
7 9 (20.00%) Aruba
8 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.89%) IronPort
10 3 (6.67%) HP
10 3 (6.67%) Juniper
11 2 (4.44%) Sourcefire
11 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.44%) Polycom
11 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.22%) CA
12 1 (2.22%) Symantec
12 1 (2.22%) Infoblox