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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 288 309 325
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +16
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 38 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.091% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 0.58% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34 9 10
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 £52,000 £41,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +10.00%
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
1997 1881 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.58% 15.52% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1681 1663 1922
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 22 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 22 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 48 (100.00%) F5
2 38 (79.17%) Load Balancing
3 35 (72.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 34 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (70.83%) VMware
5 31 (64.58%) ITIL
6 30 (62.50%) Linux
7 29 (60.42%) Citrix
7 29 (60.42%) Tomcat
7 29 (60.42%) MySQL
7 29 (60.42%) Perl
7 29 (60.42%) CentOS
7 29 (60.42%) NetScaler
8 28 (58.33%) CFEngine
8 28 (58.33%) Puppet
8 28 (58.33%) KVM
8 28 (58.33%) Ansible
8 28 (58.33%) Salt
8 28 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (58.33%) ZABBIX
8 28 (58.33%) Cacti
8 28 (58.33%) nginx
8 28 (58.33%) Bash Shell
8 28 (58.33%) Statistical Analysis
8 28 (58.33%) Xen
8 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (58.33%) Ruby
8 28 (58.33%) Ubuntu
8 28 (58.33%) Oracle
8 28 (58.33%) DB2

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 29 (60.42%) Tomcat
2 28 (58.33%) nginx
2 28 (58.33%) WebLogic
2 28 (58.33%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (72.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 29 (60.42%) NetScaler
3 17 (35.42%) Firewall
4 10 (20.83%) VPN
4 10 (20.83%) WAN
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (16.67%) Wireless
5 8 (16.67%) MPLS
5 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 7 (14.58%) BGP
6 7 (14.58%) LAN
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (14.58%) IPsec
7 6 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (12.50%) OSPF
7 6 (12.50%) DNS
8 5 (10.42%) DHCP
8 5 (10.42%) VLAN
9 4 (8.33%) Network Security
9 4 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) MySQL
2 28 (58.33%) DB2
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Administrator
2 28 (58.33%) Linux Administrator
3 14 (29.17%) Network Engineer
4 13 (27.08%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Administrator
8 1 (2.08%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Statistics
2 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Linux
2 29 (60.42%) CentOS
3 28 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (58.33%) Ubuntu
4 5 (10.42%) Windows
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Load Balancing
2 31 (64.58%) ITIL
3 28 (58.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Network Management
5 4 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (6.25%) Change Control
7 2 (4.17%) Market Research
7 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.08%) Service Management
8 1 (2.08%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.08%) Data Security
8 1 (2.08%) Security Management
8 1 (2.08%) Web Development
8 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) Perl
2 28 (58.33%) Bash Shell
2 28 (58.33%) Ruby
2 28 (58.33%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) C
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) CCNP
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (58.33%) KVM
2 28 (58.33%) Xen
3 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (58.33%) CFEngine
1 28 (58.33%) Puppet
1 28 (58.33%) Ansible
1 28 (58.33%) Salt
1 28 (58.33%) ZABBIX
1 28 (58.33%) Cacti
1 28 (58.33%) Nagios
2 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) F5
2 34 (70.83%) VMware
3 29 (60.42%) Citrix
4 28 (58.33%) Oracle
4 28 (58.33%) JBoss
4 28 (58.33%) Red Hat
5 17 (35.42%) Cisco
6 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 9 (18.75%) Aruba
8 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.33%) IronPort
9 4 (8.33%) Juniper
10 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
11 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.17%) Polycom
11 2 (4.17%) HP
12 1 (2.08%) CA
12 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.08%) Symantec
12 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat