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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 749 723 754
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +31
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 117 141 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.79% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 96 86 94
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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
18922 17838 21728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.02% 17.45% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15367 14093 18212
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +20 49 £50,000 -13.04% 2
South East -5 25 £37,500 -28.22% 1
Yorkshire -26 15 £50,000 +51.51%
East of England -12 14 - - 1
West Midlands -18 7 £21,500 -57.00%
South West - 7 £36,500 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 181 (77.68%) F5
2 157 (67.38%) Firewall
3 151 (64.81%) Cisco
4 113 (48.50%) VMware
5 103 (44.21%) Linux
5 103 (44.21%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (36.91%) CCNP
7 84 (36.05%) DNS
7 84 (36.05%) Juniper
8 81 (34.76%) Load Balancing
9 78 (33.48%) Network Security
10 77 (33.05%) WAN
11 71 (30.47%) Tomcat
12 70 (30.04%) ITIL
12 70 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 69 (29.61%) CheckPoint
14 67 (28.76%) LAN
14 67 (28.76%) OSPF
14 67 (28.76%) Cisco ASA
15 64 (27.47%) BGP
16 61 (26.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 58 (24.89%) TCP/IP
17 58 (24.89%) VPN
18 54 (23.18%) Apache
19 53 (22.75%) Windows
19 53 (22.75%) Red Hat
19 53 (22.75%) Puppet
20 50 (21.46%) MySQL
21 46 (19.74%) Perl
21 46 (19.74%) vSphere

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 71 (30.47%) Tomcat
2 54 (23.18%) Apache
3 43 (18.45%) JBoss
4 28 (12.02%) WebLogic
5 25 (10.73%) nginx
6 19 (8.15%) IIS
7 18 (7.73%) OpenStack
8 17 (7.30%) Apache Solr
9 11 (4.72%) WebSphere
10 10 (4.29%) GlassFish
11 6 (2.58%) Jetty
12 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.72%) MS Exchange
13 3 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (5.58%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.29%) IBM SmartCloud
2 4 (1.72%) GitHub
3 3 (1.29%) Office 365
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (67.38%) Firewall
2 84 (36.05%) DNS
3 78 (33.48%) Network Security
4 77 (33.05%) WAN
5 67 (28.76%) LAN
5 67 (28.76%) OSPF
5 67 (28.76%) Cisco ASA
6 64 (27.47%) BGP
7 61 (26.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 58 (24.89%) TCP/IP
8 58 (24.89%) VPN
9 44 (18.88%) DHCP
10 42 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
11 36 (15.45%) EIGRP
12 33 (14.16%) Wireless
13 32 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 32 (13.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (12.45%) SSL
14 29 (12.45%) Internet
15 26 (11.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.46%) MySQL
2 18 (7.73%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.30%) Relational Database
4 15 (6.44%) DB2
5 9 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.86%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.86%) Redis
6 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (4.29%) CruiseControl
1 10 (4.29%) Subversion
1 10 (4.29%) Maven
1 10 (4.29%) Git (software)
1 10 (4.29%) Hudson
1 10 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.86%) Ant
2 9 (3.86%) Artifactory
2 9 (3.86%) Mercurial
General
1 28 (12.02%) Finance
2 10 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.15%) Games
3 5 (2.15%) Law
4 4 (1.72%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Legal
5 2 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 73 (31.33%) Network Engineer
2 56 (24.03%) Administrator
3 46 (19.74%) Linux Administrator
4 27 (11.59%) Security Engineer
5 25 (10.73%) Linux Engineer
6 21 (9.01%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (8.58%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.58%) Security Specialist
7 20 (8.58%) Network Specialist
7 20 (8.58%) Network Security Specialist
8 17 (7.30%) UNIX Administrator
9 15 (6.44%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (6.01%) Network Team Leader
10 14 (6.01%) Team Leader
10 14 (6.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.72%) Network Administrator
11 11 (4.72%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 10 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
12 10 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.58%) XML
2 12 (5.15%) .NET
3 6 (2.58%) LAMP
4 4 (1.72%) Memcached
5 2 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.86%) CSS
5 2 (0.86%) Web Services
6 1 (0.43%) COM
6 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.01%) Thin Client
1 14 (6.01%) Fat Client
2 11 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.29%) Open Source
3 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.43%) Replication
5 6 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.72%) PKI
7 3 (1.29%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.29%) Statistics
7 3 (1.29%) IVR
8 2 (0.86%) FMCG
8 2 (0.86%) Blog
8 2 (0.86%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.43%) Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 103 (44.21%) Linux
2 53 (22.75%) Windows
3 35 (15.02%) UNIX
3 35 (15.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (10.30%) CentOS
5 22 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (9.01%) Ubuntu
7 15 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.15%) Debian
10 3 (1.29%) SUSE
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.76%) Load Balancing
2 70 (30.04%) ITIL
3 34 (14.59%) Network Management
3 34 (14.59%) Line Management
4 27 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (11.16%) E-Commerce
6 24 (10.30%) Change Management
7 22 (9.44%) DevOps
8 18 (7.73%) Configuration Management
9 16 (6.87%) Mentoring
10 15 (6.44%) Project Management
10 15 (6.44%) Statistical Analysis
11 14 (6.01%) Problem Management
12 10 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (3.86%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.86%) OOP
13 9 (3.86%) OO
14 8 (3.43%) Information Security
14 8 (3.43%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.74%) Perl
2 43 (18.45%) Python
3 33 (14.16%) Ruby
4 31 (13.30%) Bash Shell
5 25 (10.73%) Java
6 24 (10.30%) PHP
7 23 (9.87%) PowerShell
8 18 (7.73%) SQL
9 10 (4.29%) VBScript
9 10 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.29%) Korn
10 4 (1.72%) C#
11 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.86%) C++
12 2 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (44.21%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (36.91%) CCNP
3 45 (19.31%) CCNA
4 28 (12.02%) CCIE
5 26 (11.16%) CCSE
6 13 (5.58%) CCDP
7 12 (5.15%) CISSP
7 12 (5.15%) Degree
8 10 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.00%) CCSA
9 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.00%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (3.00%) MCSE
10 6 (2.58%) JNCIE
11 5 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.72%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.29%) MCP
13 3 (1.29%) MCITP
13 3 (1.29%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.30%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (19.74%) vSphere
3 23 (9.87%) KVM
3 23 (9.87%) Xen
3 23 (9.87%) Active Directory
4 16 (6.87%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.58%) Varnish
6 12 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.72%) XenServer
7 11 (4.72%) Firmware
8 10 (4.29%) vCloud
9 4 (1.72%) XenApp
9 4 (1.72%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.86%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 53 (22.75%) Puppet
2 31 (13.30%) Nagios
3 30 (12.88%) Cacti
4 29 (12.45%) Ansible
5 23 (9.87%) Salt
6 19 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (6.44%) CFEngine
7 15 (6.44%) FortiGate
7 15 (6.44%) ZABBIX
8 9 (3.86%) HAProxy
8 9 (3.86%) RANCID
8 9 (3.86%) Graphite
8 9 (3.86%) HP SiteScope
9 8 (3.43%) Vagrant
10 7 (3.00%) Backup Exec
10 7 (3.00%) Ganglia
11 4 (1.72%) WSUS
11 4 (1.72%) SCCM
11 4 (1.72%) SCOM
11 4 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 181 (77.68%) F5
2 151 (64.81%) Cisco
3 113 (48.50%) VMware
4 84 (36.05%) Juniper
5 69 (29.61%) CheckPoint
6 53 (22.75%) Red Hat
7 41 (17.60%) Citrix
8 34 (14.59%) SolarWinds
9 31 (13.30%) Oracle
10 27 (11.59%) Blue Coat
11 20 (8.58%) Infoblox
11 20 (8.58%) Imperva
12 18 (7.73%) SaltStack
13 17 (7.30%) Aruba
13 17 (7.30%) HP
14 16 (6.87%) Microsoft
15 14 (6.01%) hybris
16 10 (4.29%) NetScout
16 10 (4.29%) IBM
17 9 (3.86%) Rackspace
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