The first table below looks at the demand for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 30 July 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 England region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 717 680 766
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +86
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 155 165 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.88% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 119 97 82
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 £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19356 18721 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.71% 18.40% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15613 15114 16710
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in England

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the England region.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in England

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in England

BIG-IP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 71 £45,000 -21.73% 5
South East -17 58 £47,500 -
East of England 0 16 £62,500 +25.00%
Yorkshire -39 7 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands -15 2 £39,000 +4.00%
North West +4 1 £47,500 -20.50% 1
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 214 (80.15%) F5
2 192 (71.91%) Firewall
3 157 (58.80%) Cisco
4 145 (54.31%) CheckPoint
5 140 (52.43%) WAN
6 134 (50.19%) Linux
6 134 (50.19%) Cisco Certification
7 117 (43.82%) CCNP
8 115 (43.07%) LAN
9 101 (37.83%) VMware
10 97 (36.33%) TCP/IP
11 85 (31.84%) Windows
11 85 (31.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 84 (31.46%) Network Security
12 84 (31.46%) ITIL
13 76 (28.46%) DNS
14 74 (27.72%) VPN
15 72 (26.97%) OSPF
16 71 (26.59%) BGP
17 70 (26.22%) Load Balancing
18 69 (25.84%) MPLS
19 67 (25.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 56 (20.97%) Citrix
20 56 (20.97%) Juniper
21 54 (20.22%) IPsec
22 53 (19.85%) MySQL
22 53 (19.85%) Cisco ASA
23 50 (18.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 50 (18.73%) CCSE
24 48 (17.98%) Apache

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 48 (17.98%) Apache
2 46 (17.23%) Tomcat
3 31 (11.61%) nginx
4 24 (8.99%) WebLogic
5 21 (7.87%) IIS
6 18 (6.74%) OpenStack
7 12 (4.49%) Apache Solr
8 11 (4.12%) MS Exchange
8 11 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.49%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.25%) MS Office
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (71.91%) Firewall
2 140 (52.43%) WAN
3 115 (43.07%) LAN
4 97 (36.33%) TCP/IP
5 85 (31.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 84 (31.46%) Network Security
7 76 (28.46%) DNS
8 74 (27.72%) VPN
9 72 (26.97%) OSPF
10 71 (26.59%) BGP
11 69 (25.84%) MPLS
12 54 (20.22%) IPsec
13 53 (19.85%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (18.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 43 (16.10%) Cisco IOS
16 42 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (13.48%) NetScreen
18 34 (12.73%) EIGRP
18 34 (12.73%) DHCP
19 33 (12.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.85%) MySQL
2 23 (8.61%) DB2
3 19 (7.12%) SQL Server
4 17 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (6.37%) Redis
4 17 (6.37%) MongoDB
4 17 (6.37%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.37%) Subversion
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (17.23%) Finance
2 10 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.37%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.87%) Games
5 4 (1.50%) Law
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (32.21%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.23%) Linux Administrator
2 38 (14.23%) Administrator
3 31 (11.61%) Analyst
4 29 (10.86%) Security Engineer
5 27 (10.11%) Network Analyst
6 26 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (8.24%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (7.87%) Security Specialist
8 21 (7.87%) Network Security Specialist
8 21 (7.87%) Network Specialist
9 17 (6.37%) Network Security Engineer
10 16 (5.99%) Firewall Engineer
11 15 (5.62%) Consultant
12 14 (5.24%) IP Engineer
12 14 (5.24%) Support Engineer
13 13 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (4.87%) Network Support
14 10 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.49%) XML
2 6 (2.25%) LAMP
3 3 (1.12%) CSS
4 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 2 (0.75%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) SAML
5 1 (0.37%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) Lucene
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.99%) Fat Client
2 16 (5.99%) Thin Client
3 15 (5.62%) Statistics
4 13 (4.87%) Firmware
5 11 (4.12%) Clustering
6 10 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.75%) Replication
7 9 (3.37%) Smartphone
8 8 (3.00%) Open Source
9 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.12%) PKI
10 3 (1.12%) SecurID
11 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.75%) Online Games
11 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.37%) IVR
12 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 134 (50.19%) Linux
2 85 (31.84%) Windows
3 43 (16.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (12.36%) UNIX
5 32 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (10.11%) CentOS
7 23 (8.61%) Ubuntu
8 21 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.62%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.37%) Debian
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (31.46%) ITIL
2 70 (26.22%) Load Balancing
3 46 (17.23%) E-Commerce
4 35 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.99%) Data Security
6 30 (11.24%) PRINCE2
7 29 (10.86%) Network Management
8 27 (10.11%) Project Management
8 27 (10.11%) Configuration Management
9 23 (8.61%) Statistical Analysis
10 22 (8.24%) Incident Management
11 21 (7.87%) Service Delivery
12 20 (7.49%) Network Load Balancing
13 19 (7.12%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (6.74%) DevOps
14 18 (6.74%) Problem Management
15 17 (6.37%) OOP
15 17 (6.37%) OO
15 17 (6.37%) Software Engineering
16 16 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.98%) Python
1 40 (14.98%) Ruby
2 34 (12.73%) Perl
3 29 (10.86%) Bash Shell
4 25 (9.36%) SQL
5 23 (8.61%) Java
6 11 (4.12%) PHP
7 10 (3.75%) C
8 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.75%) VBScript
9 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 134 (50.19%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (43.82%) CCNP
3 50 (18.73%) CCSE
4 39 (14.61%) CCNA
5 27 (10.11%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (8.99%) MCSE
8 14 (5.24%) CCIE
9 13 (4.87%) Degree
10 12 (4.49%) CCSA
10 12 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (4.12%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (3.37%) CISSP
14 7 (2.62%) MCSA
15 6 (2.25%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.50%) CCDP
17 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
17 2 (0.75%) JNCIE
17 2 (0.75%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.86%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (25.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (14.98%) Xen
2 40 (14.98%) KVM
3 34 (12.73%) Active Directory
4 20 (7.49%) vSphere
5 17 (6.37%) Varnish
6 13 (4.87%) XenApp
7 12 (4.49%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.75%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.37%) ProxySG
9 9 (3.37%) XenServer
10 6 (2.25%) NLBS
11 2 (0.75%) vCloud
11 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.37%) NFS
12 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (15.73%) Puppet
2 40 (14.98%) Salt
3 32 (11.99%) Nagios
4 28 (10.49%) Cacti
5 24 (8.99%) Ansible
6 23 (8.61%) CFEngine
6 23 (8.61%) ZABBIX
7 18 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (6.37%) HAProxy
9 15 (5.62%) SCSM
10 14 (5.24%) Vagrant
10 14 (5.24%) FortiGate
11 13 (4.87%) SCCM
11 13 (4.87%) SCOM
12 12 (4.49%) CiscoWorks
13 10 (3.75%) WSUS
14 9 (3.37%) OpenView
14 9 (3.37%) Foglight
14 9 (3.37%) SolarWinds Orion
14 9 (3.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 214 (80.15%) F5
2 157 (58.80%) Cisco
3 145 (54.31%) CheckPoint
4 101 (37.83%) VMware
5 56 (20.97%) Citrix
5 56 (20.97%) Juniper
6 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
6 41 (15.36%) Oracle
7 37 (13.86%) Blue Coat
8 28 (10.49%) Red Hat
9 25 (9.36%) JBoss
9 25 (9.36%) Infoblox
10 24 (8.99%) Imperva
11 20 (7.49%) HP
12 19 (7.12%) SolarWinds
13 18 (6.74%) SaltStack
14 17 (6.37%) Rackspace
15 16 (5.99%) SonicWALL
16 14 (5.24%) Sophos
17 13 (4.87%) Fortinet
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