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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 774 735 799
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +64
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 111 153 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.84% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 91 103 77
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £61,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
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
19142 18108 21736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.92% 17.52% 19.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15411 14560 18028
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +13 50 £52,500 -4.54% 1
South East -16 30 £40,000 -25.58%
East of England -3 13 - - 1
Yorkshire -41 13 £50,000 +52.67% 1
South West -9 4 £35,750 -
West Midlands -11 4 £37,500 -25.00% 1
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 195 (79.27%) F5
2 162 (65.85%) Firewall
3 148 (60.16%) Cisco
4 111 (45.12%) VMware
5 110 (44.72%) Linux
6 98 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
7 87 (35.37%) Load Balancing
8 84 (34.15%) DNS
9 83 (33.74%) CCNP
10 81 (32.93%) Juniper
11 80 (32.52%) WAN
12 76 (30.89%) ITIL
12 76 (30.89%) Network Security
13 75 (30.49%) CheckPoint
14 74 (30.08%) Tomcat
15 73 (29.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 71 (28.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 71 (28.86%) TCP/IP
17 64 (26.02%) VPN
18 63 (25.61%) LAN
19 61 (24.80%) Apache
19 61 (24.80%) BGP
20 60 (24.39%) OSPF
21 59 (23.98%) Cisco ASA
21 59 (23.98%) Puppet
22 58 (23.58%) Red Hat
22 58 (23.58%) Windows
23 57 (23.17%) MySQL
24 51 (20.73%) Perl
25 49 (19.92%) Python

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 74 (30.08%) Tomcat
2 61 (24.80%) Apache
3 46 (18.70%) JBoss
4 34 (13.82%) WebLogic
4 34 (13.82%) nginx
5 20 (8.13%) IIS
6 19 (7.72%) OpenStack
7 15 (6.10%) Apache Solr
8 10 (4.07%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.66%) GlassFish
10 6 (2.44%) Jetty
11 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.63%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (5.69%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.66%) IBM SmartCloud
2 4 (1.63%) GitHub
3 3 (1.22%) Office 365
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 162 (65.85%) Firewall
2 84 (34.15%) DNS
3 80 (32.52%) WAN
4 76 (30.89%) Network Security
5 73 (29.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 71 (28.86%) TCP/IP
7 64 (26.02%) VPN
8 63 (25.61%) LAN
9 61 (24.80%) BGP
10 60 (24.39%) OSPF
11 59 (23.98%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (14.23%) DHCP
13 34 (13.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 33 (13.41%) EIGRP
15 32 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (13.01%) Wireless
16 31 (12.60%) SSL
16 31 (12.60%) MPLS
17 30 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (10.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.17%) MySQL
2 22 (8.94%) DB2
3 19 (7.72%) SQL Server
4 18 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.47%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.47%) Redis
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.66%) Subversion
1 9 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.85%) Hudson
2 7 (2.85%) Maven
2 7 (2.85%) CruiseControl
2 7 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.44%) Ant
3 6 (2.44%) Artifactory
3 6 (2.44%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (10.57%) Finance
2 12 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.44%) Games
3 6 (2.44%) Law
4 2 (0.81%) Legal
4 2 (0.81%) Advertising
4 2 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (30.49%) Network Engineer
2 58 (23.58%) Administrator
3 51 (20.73%) Linux Administrator
4 36 (14.63%) Security Engineer
5 28 (11.38%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (10.16%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (8.54%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.10%) Senior Network Engineer
9 15 (6.10%) UNIX Administrator
9 15 (6.10%) Security Specialist
9 15 (6.10%) Network Specialist
9 15 (6.10%) Network Security Specialist
10 14 (5.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 13 (5.28%) Network Team Leader
11 13 (5.28%) IP Engineer
11 13 (5.28%) Team Leader
12 11 (4.47%) Network Administrator
13 9 (3.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 9 (3.66%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.91%) XML
2 9 (3.66%) .NET
3 6 (2.44%) LAMP
4 4 (1.63%) Memcached
5 2 (0.81%) Web Services
5 2 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.81%) CSS
6 1 (0.41%) SOAP
6 1 (0.41%) COM
6 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.41%) Java EE
6 1 (0.41%) HTML
6 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.88%) Thin Client
1 12 (4.88%) Computer Science
1 12 (4.88%) Fat Client
1 12 (4.88%) Open Source
2 10 (4.07%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.07%) Replication
3 8 (3.25%) Smartphone
3 8 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.44%) Statistics
4 6 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.81%) Online Games
5 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.41%) Clustering
6 1 (0.41%) IVR
6 1 (0.41%) SecurID
6 1 (0.41%) PKI
6 1 (0.41%) Blog
6 1 (0.41%) FMCG
6 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (44.72%) Linux
2 58 (23.58%) Windows
3 44 (17.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (14.63%) UNIX
5 31 (12.60%) CentOS
6 28 (11.38%) Ubuntu
7 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.03%) Debian
11 3 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.37%) Load Balancing
2 76 (30.89%) ITIL
3 36 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (14.23%) Network Management
5 30 (12.20%) Line Management
6 27 (10.98%) E-Commerce
7 22 (8.94%) Statistical Analysis
8 21 (8.54%) Configuration Management
8 21 (8.54%) DevOps
9 19 (7.72%) Project Management
9 19 (7.72%) Change Management
10 14 (5.69%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.28%) Network Load Balancing
11 13 (5.28%) Problem Management
12 12 (4.88%) Data Security
13 11 (4.47%) OOP
13 11 (4.47%) OO
13 11 (4.47%) Software Engineering
14 10 (4.07%) PRINCE2
15 9 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.73%) Perl
2 49 (19.92%) Python
3 42 (17.07%) Ruby
4 37 (15.04%) Bash Shell
5 24 (9.76%) Java
6 21 (8.54%) PHP
7 19 (7.72%) SQL
8 18 (7.32%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.66%) Korn
10 7 (2.85%) VBScript
10 7 (2.85%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.81%) C
12 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 98 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (33.74%) CCNP
3 37 (15.04%) CCNA
4 26 (10.57%) CCIE
4 26 (10.57%) CCSE
5 15 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (4.88%) CISSP
7 11 (4.47%) CCDP
8 9 (3.66%) Degree
9 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.25%) CCSA
9 8 (3.25%) MCSE
10 6 (2.44%) JNCIE
11 5 (2.03%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.03%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.03%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.22%) CCDA
12 3 (1.22%) CCIP
13 2 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.57%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (28.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (16.26%) vSphere
3 32 (13.01%) Xen
3 32 (13.01%) KVM
4 28 (11.38%) Active Directory
5 16 (6.50%) Hyper-V
6 15 (6.10%) Varnish
7 10 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.07%) vCloud
8 9 (3.66%) Firmware
9 8 (3.25%) ProxySG
9 8 (3.25%) XenServer
10 4 (1.63%) XenApp
11 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 59 (23.98%) Puppet
2 40 (16.26%) Nagios
3 37 (15.04%) Cacti
4 35 (14.23%) Ansible
5 32 (13.01%) Salt
6 22 (8.94%) CFEngine
6 22 (8.94%) ZABBIX
7 20 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (7.72%) FortiGate
9 11 (4.47%) HAProxy
10 9 (3.66%) RANCID
10 9 (3.66%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (3.66%) Ganglia
11 8 (3.25%) Vagrant
12 7 (2.85%) SCSM
13 6 (2.44%) SCOM
13 6 (2.44%) Backup Exec
14 5 (2.03%) WSUS
14 5 (2.03%) SCCM
15 3 (1.22%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 195 (79.27%) F5
2 148 (60.16%) Cisco
3 111 (45.12%) VMware
4 81 (32.93%) Juniper
5 75 (30.49%) CheckPoint
6 58 (23.58%) Red Hat
7 45 (18.29%) Citrix
8 38 (15.45%) Oracle
9 31 (12.60%) SolarWinds
10 25 (10.16%) Blue Coat
11 19 (7.72%) Microsoft
11 19 (7.72%) Aruba
11 19 (7.72%) SaltStack
12 15 (6.10%) Infoblox
12 15 (6.10%) Imperva
13 14 (5.69%) HP
14 12 (4.88%) hybris
15 11 (4.47%) Rackspace
16 10 (4.07%) NetScout
17 9 (3.66%) IBM
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Salary: Up to £54,000 per annum (dep on exp) + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, United Kingdom
Camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago