The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services 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 F5 over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 131 222 241
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +19
Permanent jobs citing F5 198 109 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.90% 0.87% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 4.02% 1.88% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 177 103 68
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,900 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,000 £83,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
F5
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4928 5806 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 47.23% 46.27% 46.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4171 5018 4802
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

F5
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the City of London region.

F5 Salary Trend in the City of London

F5
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in the City of London

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing F5 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 F5.

1 267 (82.66%) Cisco
2 224 (69.35%) Firewall
3 180 (55.73%) Juniper
4 165 (51.08%) Cisco Certification
5 146 (45.20%) CheckPoint
6 143 (44.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 113 (34.98%) BGP
8 103 (31.89%) MPLS
9 99 (30.65%) WAN
10 94 (29.10%) CCNP
11 88 (27.24%) Finance
12 87 (26.93%) LAN
12 87 (26.93%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (26.32%) OSPF
14 81 (25.08%) ITIL
15 71 (21.98%) EIGRP
15 71 (21.98%) Load Balancing
16 69 (21.36%) Network Security
16 69 (21.36%) VPN
17 62 (19.20%) CCNA
18 61 (18.89%) Network Design
19 57 (17.65%) DNS
20 54 (16.72%) Wireless
21 51 (15.79%) Linux
22 50 (15.48%) Windows
23 49 (15.17%) CCIE
24 47 (14.55%) TCP/IP
25 42 (13.00%) VMware
26 41 (12.69%) UNIX
27 38 (11.76%) Citrix

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing F5 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 F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.79%) IIS
4 9 (2.79%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.48%) Apache
5 8 (2.48%) JBoss
5 8 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.17%) Lync
7 4 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.93%) nginx
8 3 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.62%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.62%) Drupal
10 1 (0.31%) Node.js
10 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.10%) Office 365
2 2 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 224 (69.35%) Firewall
2 143 (44.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 113 (34.98%) BGP
4 103 (31.89%) MPLS
5 99 (30.65%) WAN
6 87 (26.93%) LAN
6 87 (26.93%) Cisco ASA
7 85 (26.32%) OSPF
8 71 (21.98%) EIGRP
9 69 (21.36%) Network Security
9 69 (21.36%) VPN
10 57 (17.65%) DNS
11 54 (16.72%) Wireless
12 47 (14.55%) TCP/IP
13 35 (10.84%) HTTP
13 35 (10.84%) VLAN
14 34 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 33 (10.22%) BIG-IP
16 32 (9.91%) SSL
17 29 (8.98%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (0.62%) SQLPlus
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.62%) Redis
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.31%) QlikView
3 1 (0.31%) DB2
3 1 (0.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (0.93%) Subversion
3 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.62%) RSpec
4 1 (0.31%) JIRA
4 1 (0.31%) Hudson
4 1 (0.31%) Ant
General
1 88 (27.24%) Finance
2 29 (8.98%) Banking
2 29 (8.98%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.33%) Legal
4 11 (3.41%) Law
5 9 (2.79%) Retail
6 7 (2.17%) Marketing
7 5 (1.55%) Advertising
7 5 (1.55%) Electronics
8 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 121 (37.46%) Network Engineer
2 37 (11.46%) Architect
3 36 (11.15%) Network Architect
4 32 (9.91%) Consultant
5 31 (9.60%) Security Engineer
6 24 (7.43%) Design Engineer
7 23 (7.12%) Network Consultant
8 22 (6.81%) Technical Design Authority
9 19 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
9 19 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (4.02%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.10%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (3.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 9 (2.79%) Senior Architect
12 9 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.79%) Senior Consultant
12 9 (2.79%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (2.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 8 (2.48%) Senior Network Architect
13 8 (2.48%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.17%) Java EE
1 7 (2.17%) XML
1 7 (2.17%) SOAP
1 7 (2.17%) Middleware
2 4 (1.24%) XMPP
3 3 (0.93%) Web Services
3 3 (0.93%) MAPI
3 3 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.62%) mod_rewrite
4 2 (0.62%) Kafka
4 2 (0.62%) MCollective
4 2 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.31%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.31%) Memcached
5 1 (0.31%) J2EE
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) Spring
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.88%) FlexPod
2 12 (3.72%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.72%) Hedge funds
3 10 (3.10%) Replication
4 9 (2.79%) Over-the-Top Content
4 9 (2.79%) User Experience
5 7 (2.17%) Derivative
5 7 (2.17%) Statistics
5 7 (2.17%) PKI
5 7 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.17%) Equities
6 4 (1.24%) DTV
6 4 (1.24%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.93%) iPhone
8 1 (0.31%) CMDB
8 1 (0.31%) Wiki
8 1 (0.31%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.79%) Linux
2 50 (15.48%) Windows
3 41 (12.69%) UNIX
4 24 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.93%) Android
10 2 (0.62%) Solaris
11 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.31%) VMS
11 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.08%) ITIL
2 71 (21.98%) Load Balancing
3 61 (18.89%) Network Design
4 37 (11.46%) Service Delivery
5 28 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (5.88%) Project Management
8 16 (4.95%) Project Planning
9 15 (4.64%) Content Management
10 11 (3.41%) Network Management
10 11 (3.41%) DevOps
10 11 (3.41%) Information Security
11 10 (3.10%) Incident Management
12 9 (2.79%) DoDAF
12 9 (2.79%) SABSA
12 9 (2.79%) CRM
12 9 (2.79%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.79%) Validation
12 9 (2.79%) TOGAF
13 8 (2.48%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.33%) Perl
2 12 (3.72%) Java
2 12 (3.72%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.41%) SQL
4 8 (2.48%) Python
5 7 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.62%) C
6 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 165 (51.08%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (29.10%) CCNP
3 62 (19.20%) CCNA
4 49 (15.17%) CCIE
5 29 (8.98%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.67%) Degree
7 20 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (4.95%) JNCIA
9 12 (3.72%) CCSA
10 8 (2.48%) CCSE
11 7 (2.17%) MCSE
11 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.86%) CCDP
12 6 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.55%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.55%) CISSP
14 4 (1.24%) CCSP
15 2 (0.62%) CCDA
15 2 (0.62%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.84%) SLA
2 9 (2.79%) COBIT
3 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (7.74%) Active Directory
1 25 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.10%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (2.17%) iptables
4 3 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.93%) Varnish
5 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.62%) Squid
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) XenServer
6 1 (0.31%) vCloud
6 1 (0.31%) NFS
6 1 (0.31%) Firmware
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.24%) OPNET
3 4 (1.24%) Nagios
3 4 (1.24%) Ansible
3 4 (1.24%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.93%) Puppet
4 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.62%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.62%) Salt
5 2 (0.62%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.62%) Cacti
6 1 (0.31%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 267 (82.66%) Cisco
2 180 (55.73%) Juniper
3 146 (45.20%) CheckPoint
4 42 (13.00%) VMware
5 38 (11.76%) Citrix
6 37 (11.46%) Microsoft
6 37 (11.46%) Fortinet
7 35 (10.84%) HP
8 30 (9.29%) Riverbed
9 23 (7.12%) Aruba
10 22 (6.81%) McAfee
11 21 (6.50%) Blue Coat
12 19 (5.88%) SolarWinds
13 16 (4.95%) Red Hat
14 14 (4.33%) Avaya
14 14 (4.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 12 (3.72%) Websense
16 10 (3.10%) Oracle
17 9 (2.79%) NetScout
17 9 (2.79%) IronPort
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