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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 716 736 746
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 143 124 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.73% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 120 75 91
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
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
18052 17051 20298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.20% 17.17% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14554 13437 16638
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 4 March 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 4 March 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
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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 +52 63 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +7 30 £52,500 +10.52% 2
South East -23 23 £42,500 -22.72% 3
East of England +3 16 £42,500 -15.00% 1
West Midlands -48 6 £21,500 -57.63% 2
East Midlands +24 3 - -
South West - 2 £37,500 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 204 (80.31%) F5
2 178 (70.08%) Cisco
3 177 (69.69%) Firewall
4 125 (49.21%) VMware
5 122 (48.03%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (43.70%) DNS
7 105 (41.34%) Linux
8 103 (40.55%) CheckPoint
9 100 (39.37%) CCNP
10 99 (38.98%) Network Security
11 88 (34.65%) OSPF
12 87 (34.25%) BGP
12 87 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (33.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 84 (33.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 84 (33.07%) Juniper
15 73 (28.74%) WAN
16 70 (27.56%) ITIL
17 69 (27.17%) LAN
18 66 (25.98%) TCP/IP
18 66 (25.98%) Load Balancing
19 60 (23.62%) Windows
20 59 (23.23%) Cisco IOS
21 58 (22.83%) vSphere
21 58 (22.83%) Tomcat
22 56 (22.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 54 (21.26%) CCNA
24 53 (20.87%) UNIX
25 51 (20.08%) DHCP
25 51 (20.08%) Red Hat

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 58 (22.83%) Tomcat
2 34 (13.39%) Apache
3 33 (12.99%) JBoss
4 27 (10.63%) IIS
5 23 (9.06%) Apache Solr
6 20 (7.87%) WebSphere
7 19 (7.48%) WebLogic
8 18 (7.09%) OpenStack
9 15 (5.91%) GlassFish
10 7 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.76%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (1.18%) Jetty
12 3 (1.18%) nginx
13 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
14 1 (0.39%) Liferay
14 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (3.54%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.91%) IBM SmartCloud
2 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.76%) Office 365
4 4 (1.57%) PaaS
5 3 (1.18%) SaaS
5 3 (1.18%) GitHub
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 177 (69.69%) Firewall
2 111 (43.70%) DNS
3 99 (38.98%) Network Security
4 88 (34.65%) OSPF
5 87 (34.25%) BGP
5 87 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
6 84 (33.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 73 (28.74%) WAN
8 69 (27.17%) LAN
9 66 (25.98%) TCP/IP
10 59 (23.23%) Cisco IOS
11 56 (22.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 51 (20.08%) DHCP
13 48 (18.90%) VPN
14 44 (17.32%) SSL
14 44 (17.32%) Cisco Nexus
15 42 (16.54%) Wireless
16 38 (14.96%) EIGRP
17 30 (11.81%) Internet
18 26 (10.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.57%) MySQL
2 32 (12.60%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.18%) Redis
6 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (5.91%) Subversion
1 15 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.15%) Ant
3 8 (3.15%) Maven
3 8 (3.15%) CruiseControl
3 8 (3.15%) Mercurial
3 8 (3.15%) Artifactory
3 8 (3.15%) Hudson
General
1 36 (14.17%) Finance
2 15 (5.91%) Banking
3 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.57%) Retail
4 4 (1.57%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Law
5 2 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 83 (32.68%) Network Engineer
2 42 (16.54%) Administrator
3 41 (16.14%) Network Specialist
4 38 (14.96%) Network Security Specialist
4 38 (14.96%) Security Specialist
5 32 (12.60%) Linux Administrator
6 28 (11.02%) Security Engineer
7 25 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (7.09%) Senior Security Specialist
9 18 (7.09%) Senior Network Security Specialist
9 18 (7.09%) Senior Network Specialist
9 18 (7.09%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (6.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.30%) UNIX Administrator
11 15 (5.91%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (5.51%) Information Specialist
12 14 (5.51%) Senior Information Security Specialist
12 14 (5.51%) Information Security Specialist
12 14 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.54%) Web Services
2 8 (3.15%) .NET
2 8 (3.15%) Middleware
3 7 (2.76%) XML
4 4 (1.57%) Java EE
5 3 (1.18%) Memcached
6 2 (0.79%) CSS
6 2 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.39%) WSRP
7 1 (0.39%) Spring
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.39%) JMX
7 1 (0.39%) JMS
7 1 (0.39%) J2EE
7 1 (0.39%) JDBC
7 1 (0.39%) JSP
7 1 (0.39%) Servlets
7 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.24%) Thin Client
2 26 (10.24%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.76%) PKI
4 7 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.36%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.57%) Statistics
6 4 (1.57%) Replication
7 3 (1.18%) Open Source
7 3 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.79%) IVR
8 2 (0.79%) BBC
8 2 (0.79%) Blog
8 2 (0.79%) FMCG
8 2 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 105 (41.34%) Linux
2 60 (23.62%) Windows
3 53 (20.87%) UNIX
4 29 (11.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.97%) CentOS
9 5 (1.97%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.79%) Debian
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.56%) ITIL
2 66 (25.98%) Load Balancing
3 35 (13.78%) Line Management
4 28 (11.02%) E-Commerce
5 25 (9.84%) Problem Management
6 23 (9.06%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (8.66%) Mentoring
7 22 (8.66%) Network Management
7 22 (8.66%) Change Management
7 22 (8.66%) Information Security
8 15 (5.91%) DevOps
9 11 (4.33%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (3.94%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.94%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.94%) Service Management
10 10 (3.94%) Project Management
11 8 (3.15%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.15%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (2.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.20%) Perl
1 31 (12.20%) Bash Shell
2 30 (11.81%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.66%) Python
4 20 (7.87%) SQL
5 18 (7.09%) Java
6 15 (5.91%) Korn
7 9 (3.54%) Ruby
8 8 (3.15%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.15%) VBScript
8 8 (3.15%) PHP
9 6 (2.36%) C#
10 4 (1.57%) C++
10 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.79%) C
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 122 (48.03%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (39.37%) CCNP
3 54 (21.26%) CCNA
4 47 (18.50%) CCSE
5 27 (10.63%) CCIE
6 23 (9.06%) Degree
7 21 (8.27%) CISSP
8 12 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (4.72%) CCDP
9 11 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.54%) VCP4
10 9 (3.54%) CCSA
11 8 (3.15%) MCITP
12 7 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (2.36%) HP AIS
13 6 (2.36%) HP ASE
13 6 (2.36%) VCP5
14 5 (1.97%) JNCIE
14 5 (1.97%) MCSE
15 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.39%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.15%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (33.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (22.83%) vSphere
3 31 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.87%) Active Directory
5 17 (6.69%) XenServer
6 15 (5.91%) vCloud
7 14 (5.51%) Firmware
8 9 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (3.54%) Xen
9 6 (2.36%) NLBS
9 6 (2.36%) Varnish
10 3 (1.18%) KVM
11 2 (0.79%) NFS
11 2 (0.79%) Samba
12 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (12.99%) Puppet
2 18 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (7.09%) Ansible
3 11 (4.33%) Cacti
4 10 (3.94%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.15%) Nagios
5 8 (3.15%) WSUS
6 7 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.97%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.57%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (1.57%) RANCID
9 3 (1.18%) Salt
9 3 (1.18%) Graphite
9 3 (1.18%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.18%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.18%) logstash
9 3 (1.18%) collectd
9 3 (1.18%) StatsD
Vendors
1 204 (80.31%) F5
2 178 (70.08%) Cisco
3 125 (49.21%) VMware
4 103 (40.55%) CheckPoint
5 84 (33.07%) Juniper
6 51 (20.08%) Red Hat
7 42 (16.54%) SolarWinds
8 40 (15.75%) Blue Coat
9 35 (13.78%) Citrix
9 35 (13.78%) Infoblox
9 35 (13.78%) Imperva
10 32 (12.60%) HP
11 26 (10.24%) Microsoft
11 26 (10.24%) Oracle
12 23 (9.06%) hybris
13 18 (7.09%) SaltStack
14 15 (5.91%) IBM
15 14 (5.51%) NetScout
16 12 (4.72%) Riverbed
17 10 (3.94%) Nortel
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