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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 295 307 302
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 16 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.058% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 5
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £48,750 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
1958 1593 2250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 18.82% 15.34% 20.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1649 1343 2020
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £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
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 February 2015.

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 February 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 30 (100.00%) F5
2 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) Cisco
4 15 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (46.67%) Linux
6 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
7 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (40.00%) ITIL
8 11 (36.67%) DNS
8 11 (36.67%) VMware
9 10 (33.33%) Network Security
9 10 (33.33%) Juniper
10 9 (30.00%) CCNP
10 9 (30.00%) OSPF
10 9 (30.00%) VPN
10 9 (30.00%) WAN
10 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
10 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (23.33%) MPLS
12 7 (23.33%) BGP
12 7 (23.33%) SSL
12 7 (23.33%) UNIX
12 7 (23.33%) Windows
12 7 (23.33%) JBoss
12 7 (23.33%) Perl
12 7 (23.33%) XML
12 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
13 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
2 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (13.33%) Apache
4 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (10.00%) nginx
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (36.67%) DNS
4 10 (33.33%) Network Security
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (30.00%) OSPF
5 9 (30.00%) VPN
5 9 (30.00%) WAN
6 8 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (23.33%) BGP
7 7 (23.33%) MPLS
7 7 (23.33%) SSL
8 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (16.67%) FWSM
9 5 (16.67%) Wireless
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Law
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Account Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Account Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Client Account Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
2 4 (13.33%) Statistics
3 3 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Replication
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) UNIX
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (16.67%) Change Control
5 4 (13.33%) Network Management
5 4 (13.33%) Information Security
5 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Market Research
8 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Perl
2 6 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 8 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (13.33%) MCSE
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (10.00%) Degree
6 3 (10.00%) CCIE
6 3 (10.00%) CISSP
6 3 (10.00%) CCSE
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Cacti
2 3 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) Nagios
2 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.33%) RANCID
4 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) F5
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
4 11 (36.67%) VMware
5 10 (33.33%) Juniper
6 6 (20.00%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) Citrix
7 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.00%) Aruba
8 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (10.00%) NetScout
8 3 (10.00%) Nortel
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.67%) IronPort
10 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
10 1 (3.33%) Symantec
10 1 (3.33%) HP
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