The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 760 709 788
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +79
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 120 137 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.78% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 93 87 80
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £35,000 £39,850
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,750 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
BIG-IP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19099 17526 21064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.15% 17.55% 19.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15216 14324 17469
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 -10 58 £52,500 -4.54% 5
South East -16 42 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire -32 10 £50,000 +85.18%
East of England -14 5 £57,500 +21.05%
West Midlands - 5 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands -6 2 £39,000 -
South West -26 1 £45,000 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 209 (82.94%) F5
2 168 (66.67%) Firewall
3 142 (56.35%) Cisco
4 129 (51.19%) Linux
5 124 (49.21%) WAN
6 117 (46.43%) CheckPoint
7 112 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (39.29%) LAN
9 98 (38.89%) TCP/IP
9 98 (38.89%) VMware
10 97 (38.49%) CCNP
11 88 (34.92%) Windows
12 87 (34.52%) ITIL
13 79 (31.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 78 (30.95%) Load Balancing
15 74 (29.37%) Network Security
16 72 (28.57%) DNS
17 71 (28.17%) VPN
18 67 (26.59%) Juniper
19 59 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 58 (23.02%) Tomcat
21 57 (22.62%) Apache
22 55 (21.83%) OSPF
23 54 (21.43%) BGP
23 54 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 51 (20.24%) Citrix
24 51 (20.24%) MPLS
25 50 (19.84%) Puppet
26 49 (19.44%) MySQL
26 49 (19.44%) Cisco ASA

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 58 (23.02%) Tomcat
2 57 (22.62%) Apache
3 37 (14.68%) nginx
4 30 (11.90%) WebLogic
5 26 (10.32%) IIS
6 11 (4.37%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.78%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.78%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.59%) Jetty
10 2 (0.79%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (6.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) GitHub
2 2 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (66.67%) Firewall
2 124 (49.21%) WAN
3 99 (39.29%) LAN
4 98 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 79 (31.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 74 (29.37%) Network Security
7 72 (28.57%) DNS
8 71 (28.17%) VPN
9 55 (21.83%) OSPF
10 54 (21.43%) BGP
11 51 (20.24%) MPLS
12 49 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (16.27%) IPsec
14 39 (15.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 35 (13.89%) SSL
16 34 (13.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (11.51%) NetScaler
18 27 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
19 26 (10.32%) DHCP
20 25 (9.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.44%) MySQL
2 28 (11.11%) DB2
3 22 (8.73%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.37%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.97%) Redis
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) CruiseControl
1 5 (1.98%) Maven
1 5 (1.98%) Hudson
1 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.59%) Mercurial
2 4 (1.59%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.59%) Ant
2 4 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.79%) Subversion
3 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (11.90%) Finance
2 14 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.59%) Law
3 4 (1.59%) Games
4 2 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 46 (18.25%) Administrator
3 44 (17.46%) Linux Administrator
4 34 (13.49%) Security Engineer
5 27 (10.71%) Analyst
6 24 (9.52%) Network Analyst
7 22 (8.73%) Network Security Engineer
7 22 (8.73%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (6.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.35%) Firewall Engineer
10 14 (5.56%) Consultant
10 14 (5.56%) IP Engineer
11 12 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (4.37%) Network Specialist
12 11 (4.37%) Network Security Specialist
12 11 (4.37%) Security Specialist
13 10 (3.97%) Support Engineer
14 9 (3.57%) Network Administrator
14 9 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.35%) XML
2 10 (3.97%) LAMP
3 5 (1.98%) .NET
4 2 (0.79%) CSS
4 2 (0.79%) Web Services
4 2 (0.79%) Memcached
5 1 (0.40%) REST
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.40%) Lucene
5 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.35%) Statistics
2 13 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.76%) Replication
3 12 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.37%) Firmware
5 9 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 9 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 9 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.57%) Open Source
6 7 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.78%) Clustering
7 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.19%) SecurID
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.79%) Online Games
10 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.40%) PKI
10 1 (0.40%) IVR
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 129 (51.19%) Linux
2 88 (34.92%) Windows
3 54 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (13.49%) CentOS
5 32 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (12.70%) UNIX
6 31 (12.30%) Ubuntu
7 27 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.98%) Debian
10 3 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (34.52%) ITIL
2 78 (30.95%) Load Balancing
3 38 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (12.30%) Data Security
5 29 (11.51%) PRINCE2
6 28 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
6 28 (11.11%) Network Management
7 27 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 27 (10.71%) Project Management
8 20 (7.94%) Service Delivery
8 20 (7.94%) Incident Management
8 20 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
9 19 (7.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (7.54%) Line Management
10 18 (7.14%) DevOps
10 18 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 14 (5.56%) Network Design
12 12 (4.76%) SIEM
12 12 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (4.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.86%) Python
2 44 (17.46%) Perl
3 42 (16.67%) Ruby
4 36 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 28 (11.11%) SQL
6 23 (9.13%) PHP
7 21 (8.33%) Java
8 7 (2.78%) C
8 7 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.98%) VBScript
10 2 (0.79%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) C#
Qualifications
1 112 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (38.49%) CCNP
3 40 (15.87%) CCSE
4 31 (12.30%) CCNA
5 26 (10.32%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (9.13%) MCSE
7 20 (7.94%) CCIE
8 12 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (4.76%) CCSA
9 9 (3.57%) Degree
9 9 (3.57%) CISSP
10 8 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.17%) Security Cleared
11 6 (2.38%) CCDP
12 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.19%) CCDA
13 3 (1.19%) CCIP
13 3 (1.19%) MCSA
14 2 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.32%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (14.68%) Xen
2 37 (14.68%) KVM
3 36 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 23 (9.13%) vSphere
5 12 (4.76%) Varnish
6 10 (3.97%) XenServer
7 9 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.57%) ProxySG
8 8 (3.17%) XenApp
9 7 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.38%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.19%) vCloud
12 1 (0.40%) NFS
12 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 50 (19.84%) Puppet
2 40 (15.87%) Nagios
3 37 (14.68%) Salt
4 35 (13.89%) Cacti
5 31 (12.30%) Ansible
6 28 (11.11%) CFEngine
6 28 (11.11%) ZABBIX
7 15 (5.95%) FortiGate
8 14 (5.56%) SCSM
9 12 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (3.97%) HAProxy
11 9 (3.57%) SCOM
11 9 (3.57%) Ganglia
12 8 (3.17%) SCCM
13 7 (2.78%) Vagrant
14 6 (2.38%) Backup Exec
14 6 (2.38%) Foglight
14 6 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
15 5 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
15 5 (1.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 209 (82.94%) F5
2 142 (56.35%) Cisco
3 117 (46.43%) CheckPoint
4 98 (38.89%) VMware
5 67 (26.59%) Juniper
6 51 (20.24%) Citrix
7 46 (18.25%) Oracle
8 40 (15.87%) Red Hat
9 38 (15.08%) JBoss
9 38 (15.08%) Microsoft
10 25 (9.92%) Blue Coat
11 20 (7.94%) SolarWinds
12 16 (6.35%) SonicWALL
12 16 (6.35%) HP
13 14 (5.56%) Sophos
13 14 (5.56%) Infoblox
13 14 (5.56%) Imperva
14 13 (5.16%) Aruba
14 13 (5.16%) Nortel
15 11 (4.37%) SaltStack
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South East
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South East
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago