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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 748 702 784
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +82
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 129 150 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.84% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 99 92 82
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
19470 17878 20472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.96% 17.74% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15543 14538 16951
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 1 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 1 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 -14 61 £47,500 -13.63% 4
South East -17 45 £47,500 +2.70%
Yorkshire -44 9 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands +1 5 £50,000 -4.76% 2
East of England -15 5 £60,000 +20.00%
East Midlands -9 2 £39,000 -35.00%
North West -10 1 £47,500 -20.16%
South West -22 1 £45,000 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 204 (80.95%) F5
2 168 (66.67%) Firewall
3 139 (55.16%) Cisco
4 131 (51.98%) Linux
5 126 (50.00%) WAN
6 119 (47.22%) CheckPoint
7 111 (44.05%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (40.48%) LAN
9 98 (38.89%) VMware
10 97 (38.49%) TCP/IP
11 94 (37.30%) CCNP
12 91 (36.11%) Windows
12 91 (36.11%) ITIL
13 78 (30.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 77 (30.56%) Load Balancing
15 73 (28.97%) Network Security
16 67 (26.59%) VPN
16 67 (26.59%) DNS
17 64 (25.40%) Juniper
18 58 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
19 56 (22.22%) Apache
19 56 (22.22%) Tomcat
20 54 (21.43%) MPLS
20 54 (21.43%) OSPF
20 54 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 53 (21.03%) BGP
22 52 (20.63%) Citrix
22 52 (20.63%) MySQL
23 51 (20.24%) Puppet
24 47 (18.65%) Cisco ASA

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 56 (22.22%) Apache
1 56 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 37 (14.68%) nginx
3 29 (11.51%) WebLogic
4 26 (10.32%) IIS
5 13 (5.16%) OpenStack
6 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.57%) MS Exchange
7 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.78%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.19%) Jetty
10 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.75%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) GitHub
2 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (66.67%) Firewall
2 126 (50.00%) WAN
3 102 (40.48%) LAN
4 97 (38.49%) TCP/IP
5 78 (30.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 73 (28.97%) Network Security
7 67 (26.59%) VPN
7 67 (26.59%) DNS
8 54 (21.43%) MPLS
8 54 (21.43%) OSPF
9 53 (21.03%) BGP
10 47 (18.65%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (16.27%) IPsec
12 38 (15.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 35 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (13.49%) SSL
15 29 (11.51%) NetScaler
16 27 (10.71%) Internet
17 25 (9.92%) SMTP
17 25 (9.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.63%) MySQL
2 28 (11.11%) DB2
3 21 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.16%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.16%) Redis
4 13 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
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 1 (0.40%) Subversion
3 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (13.10%) Finance
2 11 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.59%) Law
4 3 (1.19%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 45 (17.86%) Administrator
3 43 (17.06%) Linux Administrator
4 31 (12.30%) Security Engineer
5 30 (11.90%) Analyst
6 27 (10.71%) Network Analyst
7 22 (8.73%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (7.54%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (7.54%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (6.35%) Firewall Engineer
10 14 (5.56%) Consultant
10 14 (5.56%) IP Engineer
11 12 (4.76%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.97%) Network Specialist
13 10 (3.97%) Network Security Specialist
13 10 (3.97%) Security Specialist
13 10 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
14 9 (3.57%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.35%) XML
2 10 (3.97%) LAMP
3 5 (1.98%) .NET
4 3 (1.19%) CSS
5 2 (0.79%) HTML
5 2 (0.79%) Web Services
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) Lucene
6 1 (0.40%) Memcached
6 1 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.95%) Statistics
3 13 (5.16%) Firmware
4 12 (4.76%) Replication
5 9 (3.57%) Clustering
5 9 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 9 (3.57%) Open Source
6 8 (3.17%) Fat Client
6 8 (3.17%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) SecurID
10 2 (0.79%) Online Games
10 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.40%) PKI
11 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 131 (51.98%) Linux
2 91 (36.11%) Windows
3 54 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (13.49%) CentOS
5 31 (12.30%) Ubuntu
5 31 (12.30%) UNIX
6 26 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.98%) Debian
9 3 (1.19%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (36.11%) ITIL
2 77 (30.56%) Load Balancing
3 35 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (12.70%) Data Security
5 31 (12.30%) Network Management
6 30 (11.90%) PRINCE2
7 29 (11.51%) E-Commerce
8 28 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
9 27 (10.71%) Project Management
10 21 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 21 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 21 (8.33%) DevOps
11 20 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
11 20 (7.94%) Service Delivery
12 19 (7.54%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (5.16%) Network Design
14 13 (5.16%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.16%) OOP
14 13 (5.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.65%) Python
2 44 (17.46%) Ruby
2 44 (17.46%) Perl
3 35 (13.89%) Bash Shell
4 29 (11.51%) SQL
5 24 (9.52%) Java
6 23 (9.13%) PHP
7 8 (3.17%) C
8 6 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.98%) VBScript
10 1 (0.40%) C#
10 1 (0.40%) Korn
10 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 111 (44.05%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (37.30%) CCNP
3 39 (15.48%) CCSE
4 34 (13.49%) CCNA
5 27 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (9.92%) MCSE
6 25 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (7.54%) CCIE
8 12 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (4.76%) CCSA
9 11 (4.37%) Degree
10 10 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.57%) Security Cleared
11 9 (3.57%) CISSP
12 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.98%) MCSA
13 3 (1.19%) CCDP
14 2 (0.79%) CCSP
14 2 (0.79%) MCP
14 2 (0.79%) JNCIE
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 58 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (15.87%) Xen
2 40 (15.87%) KVM
3 38 (15.08%) Active Directory
4 24 (9.52%) vSphere
5 14 (5.56%) Varnish
6 10 (3.97%) XenApp
6 10 (3.97%) XenServer
7 9 (3.57%) ProxySG
8 8 (3.17%) Hyper-V
8 8 (3.17%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.79%) vCloud
11 1 (0.40%) NLBS
11 1 (0.40%) NFS
11 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 51 (20.24%) Puppet
2 40 (15.87%) Salt
3 39 (15.48%) Nagios
4 35 (13.89%) Cacti
5 30 (11.90%) Ansible
6 28 (11.11%) CFEngine
6 28 (11.11%) ZABBIX
7 15 (5.95%) SCSM
7 15 (5.95%) FortiGate
8 14 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (5.16%) HAProxy
10 11 (4.37%) SCOM
11 10 (3.97%) SCCM
11 10 (3.97%) Vagrant
12 9 (3.57%) Ganglia
13 8 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (3.17%) Foglight
14 7 (2.78%) Backup Exec
15 6 (2.38%) WSUS
16 5 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 204 (80.95%) F5
2 139 (55.16%) Cisco
3 119 (47.22%) CheckPoint
4 98 (38.89%) VMware
5 64 (25.40%) Juniper
6 52 (20.63%) Citrix
7 46 (18.25%) Oracle
8 42 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 38 (15.08%) Red Hat
10 36 (14.29%) JBoss
11 24 (9.52%) Blue Coat
12 20 (7.94%) SolarWinds
13 16 (6.35%) SonicWALL
13 16 (6.35%) HP
14 14 (5.56%) Sophos
14 14 (5.56%) Infoblox
15 13 (5.16%) Imperva
15 13 (5.16%) SaltStack
15 13 (5.16%) Nortel
16 12 (4.76%) Rackspace
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