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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 814 795 811
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 82 150 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.86% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 68 90 127
Median salary £60,000 £45,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.14% -8.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%
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
15523 17436 19604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.91% 17.00% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13021 14410 15780
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +18 48 £60,000 +41.17% 4
London +8 21 £55,000 -3.50% 2
East of England +24 7 £51,500 +8.42% 1
North West +14 4 £44,250 +26.42%
Yorkshire +18 1 £42,500 -55.26%
West Midlands -17 1 £60,000 +71.42%
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 204 (87.18%) F5
2 165 (70.51%) Cisco
3 155 (66.24%) Firewall
4 110 (47.01%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (45.73%) CCNP
6 102 (43.59%) WAN
6 102 (43.59%) CheckPoint
7 94 (40.17%) BGP
8 90 (38.46%) LAN
9 88 (37.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 85 (36.32%) VPN
10 85 (36.32%) Load Balancing
11 80 (34.19%) TCP/IP
11 80 (34.19%) Data Centre
12 79 (33.76%) Cisco ASA
13 76 (32.48%) OSPF
14 73 (31.20%) Juniper
14 73 (31.20%) DNS
15 71 (30.34%) MPLS
16 68 (29.06%) Network Security
17 62 (26.50%) VMware
18 59 (25.21%) Linux
19 56 (23.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 53 (22.65%) SSL
21 51 (21.79%) Cisco Nexus
22 49 (20.94%) DHCP
23 47 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
24 45 (19.23%) EIGRP
25 44 (18.80%) Finance
26 33 (14.10%) Wireshark

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
1 15 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 13 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 10 (4.27%) Apache
4 7 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.56%) IIS
5 6 (2.56%) JBoss
6 3 (1.28%) SAS
6 3 (1.28%) Zimbra
7 2 (0.85%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (4.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (66.24%) Firewall
2 102 (43.59%) WAN
3 94 (40.17%) BGP
4 90 (38.46%) LAN
5 88 (37.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 85 (36.32%) VPN
7 80 (34.19%) TCP/IP
8 79 (33.76%) Cisco ASA
9 76 (32.48%) OSPF
10 73 (31.20%) DNS
11 71 (30.34%) MPLS
12 68 (29.06%) Network Security
13 56 (23.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 53 (22.65%) SSL
15 51 (21.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (20.94%) DHCP
17 45 (19.23%) EIGRP
18 33 (14.10%) tcpdump
18 33 (14.10%) Wireshark
19 32 (13.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.42%) MySQL
2 8 (3.42%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.99%) Aerospike
4 5 (2.14%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.85%) Redis
6 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.42%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.99%) git-flow
3 7 (2.99%) JIRA
4 4 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.85%) Subversion
5 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.43%) Ant
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 44 (18.80%) Finance
2 31 (13.25%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.85%) Games
4 7 (2.99%) Banking
4 7 (2.99%) Billing
5 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 96 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 39 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 29 (12.39%) Network Support
4 25 (10.68%) LAN Engineer
4 25 (10.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 25 (10.68%) Security Engineer
5 23 (9.83%) Administrator
5 23 (9.83%) Network Support Engineer
5 23 (9.83%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.97%) Senior Network Support
7 18 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (7.69%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 18 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
8 17 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 17 (7.26%) Consultant
9 16 (6.84%) Analyst
9 16 (6.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (6.84%) Network Consultant
10 15 (6.41%) Network Analyst
11 14 (5.98%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
3 8 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.14%) Middleware
4 5 (2.14%) XMPP
5 4 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.71%) Web Services
6 3 (1.28%) CSS
6 3 (1.28%) REST
6 3 (1.28%) SOAP
7 1 (0.43%) LAMP
7 1 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 80 (34.19%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.40%) Virtual Team
4 17 (7.26%) Private Cloud
5 16 (6.84%) Algorithms
6 10 (4.27%) Clustering
6 10 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.27%) IVR
6 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.42%) Online Games
8 6 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.28%) BBC
11 3 (1.28%) Spread Betting
11 3 (1.28%) Statistics
12 2 (0.85%) PKI
13 1 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 59 (25.21%) Linux
2 32 (13.68%) Windows
3 14 (5.98%) Unix
4 11 (4.70%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.42%) CentOS
6 7 (2.99%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.71%) CatOS
7 4 (1.71%) Solaris
8 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.32%) Load Balancing
2 28 (11.97%) DevOps
3 24 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (9.83%) ITIL
5 21 (8.97%) Network Monitoring
6 20 (8.55%) Data Centre Operations
7 17 (7.26%) Configuration Management
8 16 (6.84%) Change Management
8 16 (6.84%) Incident Management
9 15 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (5.98%) High Availability
10 14 (5.98%) Network Management
11 13 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
11 13 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (5.13%) Service Delivery
13 11 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (4.70%) Presales
14 10 (4.27%) Analytics
14 10 (4.27%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 18 (7.69%) Python
3 16 (6.84%) Ruby
4 15 (6.41%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.56%) Perl
6 10 (4.27%) Java
7 5 (2.14%) R
8 3 (1.28%) Tcl
9 2 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (47.01%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (45.73%) CCNP
3 31 (13.25%) CCIE
4 29 (12.39%) CCNA
5 21 (8.97%) CCSA
6 16 (6.84%) CCDP
7 13 (5.56%) CCSE
7 13 (5.56%) Degree
8 9 (3.85%) RHCE
8 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 8 (3.42%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.99%) JNCIP
10 7 (2.99%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.99%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.56%) CCMSE
12 2 (0.85%) CCSP
12 2 (0.85%) CISSP
12 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.43%) CCIP
13 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.83%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.85%) ISO 8583
3 8 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.42%) SLA
4 6 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.28%) QA
5 3 (1.28%) SAS 70
System Software
1 47 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.27%) vCloud
4 7 (2.99%) Docker
4 7 (2.99%) NFS
5 5 (2.14%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.14%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.28%) Snort
6 3 (1.28%) Squid
7 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 26 (11.11%) Puppet
2 19 (8.12%) SolarWinds Orion
3 17 (7.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (7.26%) Nagios
3 17 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.84%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (6.41%) Cacti
5 15 (6.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (4.27%) OpenNMS
7 9 (3.85%) Salt
8 7 (2.99%) CFEngine
8 7 (2.99%) logstash
8 7 (2.99%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.71%) Ansible
9 4 (1.71%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.71%) Control-M
9 4 (1.71%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (1.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 204 (87.18%) F5
2 165 (70.51%) Cisco
3 102 (43.59%) CheckPoint
4 73 (31.20%) Juniper
5 62 (26.50%) VMware
6 31 (13.25%) Microsoft
7 23 (9.83%) SolarWinds
8 22 (9.40%) Palo Alto
9 20 (8.55%) NetScout
10 12 (5.13%) Avaya
10 12 (5.13%) Blue Coat
11 10 (4.27%) Citrix
11 10 (4.27%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.85%) CA
12 9 (3.85%) Nortel
12 9 (3.85%) Oracle
13 8 (3.42%) HP
14 6 (2.56%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.14%) Nokia
15 5 (2.14%) Sophos
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