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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 708 787 733
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -54
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 161 115 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.59% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 114 92 84
Average salary £47,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +11.11%
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
18486 19658 20431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.03% 17.29% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14759 15705 16643
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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
South East +63 89 £45,000 - 6
London +61 54 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East of England +30 10 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Yorkshire -1 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 232 (80.28%) F5
2 204 (70.59%) Firewall
3 190 (65.74%) Cisco
4 149 (51.56%) CheckPoint
5 133 (46.02%) VMware
6 123 (42.56%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (41.87%) Linux
8 115 (39.79%) Network Security
9 114 (39.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 106 (36.68%) Cisco ASA
11 103 (35.64%) CCNP
12 90 (31.14%) DNS
12 90 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (30.45%) Windows
14 87 (30.10%) WAN
14 87 (30.10%) BGP
15 80 (27.68%) LAN
16 77 (26.64%) Juniper
17 75 (25.95%) TCP/IP
18 73 (25.26%) Cisco Nexus
19 71 (24.57%) ITIL
20 69 (23.88%) OSPF
21 67 (23.18%) Load Balancing
22 60 (20.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 60 (20.76%) CCSE
23 58 (20.07%) UNIX
24 56 (19.38%) vSphere
25 55 (19.03%) Cisco IOS
26 52 (17.99%) Tomcat
27 51 (17.65%) Microsoft

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 52 (17.99%) Tomcat
2 40 (13.84%) IIS
3 34 (11.76%) Apache
4 25 (8.65%) JBoss
4 25 (8.65%) Apache Solr
5 21 (7.27%) WebSphere
6 16 (5.54%) OpenStack
7 14 (4.84%) WebLogic
8 12 (4.15%) GlassFish
9 10 (3.46%) Lync
10 9 (3.11%) MS Exchange
11 6 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
13 3 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.69%) Liferay
14 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 18 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (5.54%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
2 12 (4.15%) IBM SmartCloud
3 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.08%) Office 365
5 4 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.38%) PaaS
5 4 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 204 (70.59%) Firewall
2 115 (39.79%) Network Security
3 114 (39.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 106 (36.68%) Cisco ASA
5 90 (31.14%) DNS
6 87 (30.10%) WAN
6 87 (30.10%) BGP
7 80 (27.68%) LAN
8 75 (25.95%) TCP/IP
9 73 (25.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 69 (23.88%) OSPF
11 60 (20.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 55 (19.03%) Cisco IOS
13 41 (14.19%) VPN
14 39 (13.49%) SSL
14 39 (13.49%) DHCP
15 38 (13.15%) Internet
16 36 (12.46%) Wireless
17 35 (12.11%) MPLS
18 34 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.76%) MySQL
3 12 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.38%) Redis
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.15%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.15%) Subversion
2 11 (3.81%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.08%) Hudson
3 6 (2.08%) Mercurial
3 6 (2.08%) Artifactory
3 6 (2.08%) CruiseControl
3 6 (2.08%) Maven
3 6 (2.08%) Ant
4 3 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 41 (14.19%) Finance
2 20 (6.92%) Banking
3 14 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.38%) Advertising
4 4 (1.38%) Marketing
4 4 (1.38%) Retail
5 3 (1.04%) Billing
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (27.68%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.49%) Administrator
3 35 (12.11%) Network Specialist
4 32 (11.07%) Network Security Specialist
4 32 (11.07%) Security Specialist
5 29 (10.03%) Linux Administrator
6 23 (7.96%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.92%) Network Team Leader
7 20 (6.92%) Team Leader
8 19 (6.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (6.23%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (6.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 18 (6.23%) Senior Network Security Specialist
9 18 (6.23%) Senior Network Specialist
9 18 (6.23%) Senior Security Specialist
10 17 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
11 16 (5.54%) Technical Manager
11 16 (5.54%) Account Manager
11 16 (5.54%) Technical Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.46%) Web Services
2 9 (3.11%) Middleware
3 7 (2.42%) XML
3 7 (2.42%) Java EE
4 5 (1.73%) .NET
5 3 (1.04%) MAPI
5 3 (1.04%) Memcached
5 3 (1.04%) AppFabric
5 3 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.69%) WSRP
6 2 (0.69%) Spring
6 2 (0.69%) JMX
6 2 (0.69%) J2EE
6 2 (0.69%) JDBC
6 2 (0.69%) JSP
6 2 (0.69%) Servlets
6 2 (0.69%) JMS
7 1 (0.35%) COM
7 1 (0.35%) CSS
7 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.92%) Fat Client
2 20 (6.92%) Thin Client
3 16 (5.54%) Statistics
4 15 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.15%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.81%) PKI
7 6 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.08%) CLARiiON
7 6 (2.08%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.08%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.38%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.38%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.38%) BBC
9 3 (1.04%) Replication
9 3 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.04%) iPhone
10 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 121 (41.87%) Linux
2 88 (30.45%) Windows
3 58 (20.07%) UNIX
4 35 (12.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (11.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.38%) CentOS
9 4 (1.38%) Debian
9 4 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.04%) Android
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.57%) ITIL
2 67 (23.18%) Load Balancing
3 29 (10.03%) Line Management
4 26 (9.00%) Information Security
4 26 (9.00%) Service Delivery
5 23 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
5 23 (7.96%) E-Commerce
6 20 (6.92%) PRINCE2
6 20 (6.92%) Project Management
7 19 (6.57%) Change Management
7 19 (6.57%) Network Load Balancing
8 18 (6.23%) Service Management
8 18 (6.23%) Incident Management
9 17 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.88%) DevOps
10 16 (5.54%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.84%) Network Management
12 13 (4.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.07%) Bash Shell
2 29 (10.03%) SQL
3 27 (9.34%) Perl
3 27 (9.34%) PowerShell
4 16 (5.54%) Java
5 15 (5.19%) Python
6 12 (4.15%) Korn
7 6 (2.08%) PHP
7 6 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.08%) C#
7 6 (2.08%) VBScript
8 5 (1.73%) C++
8 5 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.04%) C
11 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 123 (42.56%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (35.64%) CCNP
3 60 (20.76%) CCSE
4 45 (15.57%) CCNA
5 29 (10.03%) CISSP
6 27 (9.34%) CCSA
7 25 (8.65%) CCIE
7 25 (8.65%) Degree
8 23 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (6.92%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (5.88%) MCSE
11 16 (5.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (2.42%) MCITP
13 6 (2.08%) HP AIS
13 6 (2.08%) HP ASE
13 6 (2.08%) VCP5
14 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (1.04%) CCDP
16 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.07%) PCI DSS
2 17 (5.88%) SLA
3 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (19.38%) vSphere
3 34 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 30 (10.38%) Active Directory
5 19 (6.57%) XenServer
6 12 (4.15%) vCloud
7 10 (3.46%) Firmware
8 7 (2.42%) Xen
9 6 (2.08%) NLBS
9 6 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.08%) ProxySG
10 4 (1.38%) Samba
10 4 (1.38%) NFS
11 3 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.35%) KVM
13 1 (0.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 27 (9.34%) FortiGate
2 21 (7.27%) Puppet
3 15 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.15%) Ansible
6 11 (3.81%) Cacti
7 9 (3.11%) OpenNMS
8 8 (2.77%) WSUS
8 8 (2.77%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.38%) WMI
9 4 (1.38%) Nagios
10 2 (0.69%) SCCM
10 2 (0.69%) SCOM
10 2 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.35%) OpenView
11 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 232 (80.28%) F5
2 190 (65.74%) Cisco
3 149 (51.56%) CheckPoint
4 133 (46.02%) VMware
5 77 (26.64%) Juniper
6 51 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 48 (16.61%) Red Hat
8 44 (15.22%) HP
9 39 (13.49%) Blue Coat
10 35 (12.11%) Citrix
10 35 (12.11%) SolarWinds
11 31 (10.73%) Oracle
12 30 (10.38%) Infoblox
13 29 (10.03%) Imperva
14 25 (8.65%) hybris
15 16 (5.54%) Fortinet
15 16 (5.54%) Nokia
16 13 (4.50%) SaltStack
17 12 (4.15%) IBM
18 10 (3.46%) EMC
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