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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 711 734 764
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +30
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 126 119 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.71% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 112 61 83
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
17557 16858 20674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.07% 17.34% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 14352 13311 17265
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +23 62 £58,500 +30.00% 12
Yorkshire +8 29 £52,500 +59.09% 1
South East -37 14 £37,500 -31.81% 6
East of England -6 11 £40,000 -35.22%
West Midlands -23 6 £21,500 -57.00%
South West - 4 £36,250 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 182 (78.45%) F5
2 165 (71.12%) Cisco
3 152 (65.52%) Firewall
4 118 (50.86%) VMware
5 110 (47.41%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (43.53%) DNS
6 101 (43.53%) Linux
7 91 (39.22%) CCNP
8 88 (37.93%) Network Security
9 85 (36.64%) Juniper
10 81 (34.91%) CheckPoint
10 81 (34.91%) OSPF
11 78 (33.62%) BGP
12 77 (33.19%) Cisco ASA
13 71 (30.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (30.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 69 (29.74%) Load Balancing
16 67 (28.88%) WAN
17 65 (28.02%) TCP/IP
18 64 (27.59%) ITIL
19 63 (27.16%) LAN
20 61 (26.29%) Tomcat
21 57 (24.57%) Windows
22 55 (23.71%) Cisco IOS
23 53 (22.84%) vSphere
24 51 (21.98%) CCNA
25 48 (20.69%) DHCP
26 47 (20.26%) VPN
27 46 (19.83%) Red Hat
27 46 (19.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 61 (26.29%) Tomcat
2 39 (16.81%) Apache
3 37 (15.95%) JBoss
4 22 (9.48%) IIS
5 19 (8.19%) WebLogic
6 18 (7.76%) Apache Solr
7 15 (6.47%) OpenStack
8 12 (5.17%) WebSphere
9 11 (4.74%) GlassFish
10 10 (4.31%) nginx
11 7 (3.02%) MS Exchange
12 6 (2.59%) Jetty
13 5 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
16 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
16 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.74%) IBM SmartCloud
2 5 (2.16%) Office 365
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.72%) GitHub
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.86%) SaaS
5 2 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (65.52%) Firewall
2 101 (43.53%) DNS
3 88 (37.93%) Network Security
4 81 (34.91%) OSPF
5 78 (33.62%) BGP
6 77 (33.19%) Cisco ASA
7 70 (30.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 67 (28.88%) WAN
9 65 (28.02%) TCP/IP
10 63 (27.16%) LAN
11 55 (23.71%) Cisco IOS
12 48 (20.69%) DHCP
13 47 (20.26%) VPN
14 46 (19.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 41 (17.67%) SSL
16 38 (16.38%) EIGRP
17 35 (15.09%) Wireless
18 32 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (11.21%) Internet
20 24 (10.34%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.38%) MySQL
2 23 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.16%) DB2
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.16%) Redis
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.16%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (5.60%) CruiseControl
1 13 (5.60%) Maven
1 13 (5.60%) Hudson
1 13 (5.60%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.17%) Mercurial
2 12 (5.17%) Artifactory
2 12 (5.17%) Ant
3 11 (4.74%) Subversion
3 11 (4.74%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (15.95%) Finance
2 11 (4.74%) Banking
3 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.72%) Games
4 4 (1.72%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Law
5 2 (0.86%) Legal
5 2 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (33.62%) Network Engineer
2 45 (19.40%) Administrator
3 35 (15.09%) Network Specialist
4 32 (13.79%) Network Security Specialist
4 32 (13.79%) Linux Administrator
4 32 (13.79%) Security Specialist
5 26 (11.21%) Security Engineer
6 25 (10.78%) Network Security Engineer
7 19 (8.19%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (7.76%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (6.90%) UNIX Administrator
10 15 (6.47%) Team Leader
10 15 (6.47%) Senior Security Specialist
10 15 (6.47%) Network Team Leader
10 15 (6.47%) Senior Network Security Specialist
10 15 (6.47%) Senior Network Specialist
11 14 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 12 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (4.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.17%) .NET
2 8 (3.45%) XML
3 7 (3.02%) Middleware
4 5 (2.16%) Web Services
5 4 (1.72%) Memcached
5 4 (1.72%) LAMP
6 2 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.86%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) COM
7 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.62%) Thin Client
2 20 (8.62%) Fat Client
3 11 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.16%) Open Source
6 4 (1.72%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.72%) PKI
7 3 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (0.86%) FMCG
8 2 (0.86%) IVR
8 2 (0.86%) Blog
9 1 (0.43%) Statistics
9 1 (0.43%) BBC
9 1 (0.43%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 101 (43.53%) Linux
2 57 (24.57%) Windows
3 38 (16.38%) UNIX
4 25 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.60%) CentOS
7 12 (5.17%) Ubuntu
8 11 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.16%) Debian
10 3 (1.29%) SUSE
10 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (29.74%) Load Balancing
2 64 (27.59%) ITIL
3 36 (15.52%) Line Management
4 24 (10.34%) Network Management
4 24 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 22 (9.48%) Problem Management
6 21 (9.05%) Change Management
6 21 (9.05%) DevOps
7 19 (8.19%) Mentoring
8 18 (7.76%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (5.60%) Information Security
9 13 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.74%) Project Management
11 10 (4.31%) Software Deployment
12 9 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (3.45%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.02%) Service Management
14 7 (3.02%) Process Management
14 7 (3.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.09%) Perl
2 32 (13.79%) Python
3 29 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 23 (9.91%) Java
4 23 (9.91%) Bash Shell
5 21 (9.05%) PHP
6 19 (8.19%) Ruby
7 17 (7.33%) SQL
8 13 (5.60%) VBScript
8 13 (5.60%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.74%) Korn
10 7 (3.02%) C#
11 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.29%) C++
13 2 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 110 (47.41%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (39.22%) CCNP
3 51 (21.98%) CCNA
4 36 (15.52%) CCSE
5 26 (11.21%) CCIE
6 19 (8.19%) Degree
7 18 (7.76%) CISSP
8 12 (5.17%) CCDP
9 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.02%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (2.59%) MCITP
11 6 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.59%) MCSE
12 4 (1.72%) CCSA
12 4 (1.72%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.29%) CCDA
13 3 (1.29%) CCIP
13 3 (1.29%) VCP5
13 3 (1.29%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.64%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.02%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (30.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (22.84%) vSphere
3 21 (9.05%) Active Directory
4 19 (8.19%) Hyper-V
5 17 (7.33%) XenServer
6 15 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (6.03%) Firmware
8 12 (5.17%) Xen
9 11 (4.74%) vCloud
10 9 (3.88%) KVM
10 9 (3.88%) Varnish
11 3 (1.29%) NLBS
11 3 (1.29%) XenApp
12 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.86%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.43%) NFS
13 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (18.53%) Puppet
2 20 (8.62%) Ansible
3 19 (8.19%) Cacti
4 16 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.90%) Nagios
5 9 (3.88%) Salt
6 7 (3.02%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.02%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.02%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (3.02%) RANCID
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.16%) CFEngine
7 5 (2.16%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.16%) HAProxy
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (2.16%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.16%) Graphite
8 3 (1.29%) WSUS
8 3 (1.29%) logstash
8 3 (1.29%) collectd
Vendors
1 182 (78.45%) F5
2 165 (71.12%) Cisco
3 118 (50.86%) VMware
4 85 (36.64%) Juniper
5 81 (34.91%) CheckPoint
6 46 (19.83%) Red Hat
7 38 (16.38%) SolarWinds
8 37 (15.95%) Citrix
9 34 (14.66%) Blue Coat
10 29 (12.50%) Infoblox
10 29 (12.50%) Imperva
11 24 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 24 (10.34%) Oracle
12 22 (9.48%) HP
13 16 (6.90%) hybris
14 15 (6.47%) SaltStack
15 14 (6.03%) NetScout
16 12 (5.17%) Nortel
17 11 (4.74%) IBM
18 10 (4.31%) Aruba
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