The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 91 81 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing F5 3 32 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.32% 2.64% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 5.37% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3 30 22
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £22,950 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £45,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
F5
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
471 596 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 49.58% 49.13% 44.15%
Number of salaries quoted 428 455 425
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

F5
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Kent region.

F5 Salary Trend in Kent

F5
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 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
(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
Maidstone +22 2 £62,500 +171.73% 1
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing F5 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 F5.

1 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) Juniper
2 21 (77.78%) CheckPoint
3 20 (74.07%) Firewall
4 16 (59.26%) Blue Coat
5 13 (48.15%) Websense
5 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (48.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (40.74%) SonicWALL
6 11 (40.74%) WAN
6 11 (40.74%) Windows
7 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (33.33%) Network Security
8 9 (33.33%) Change Management
8 9 (33.33%) Linux
9 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
9 8 (29.63%) MS Office
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) SLA
9 8 (29.63%) CCNP
9 8 (29.63%) McAfee
9 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) Lumension
9 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
9 8 (29.63%) Aruba
10 7 (25.93%) Finance
11 6 (22.22%) JNCIA
11 6 (22.22%) LAN
12 5 (18.52%) CRM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing F5 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 F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (40.74%) WAN
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (33.33%) Network Security
6 6 (22.22%) LAN
7 5 (18.52%) DNS
7 5 (18.52%) Internet
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (14.81%) DHCP
9 3 (11.11%) MPLS
9 3 (11.11%) OSPF
9 3 (11.11%) BGP
10 2 (7.41%) VoIP
10 2 (7.41%) Wireless
10 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
11 1 (3.70%) VPN
11 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
11 1 (3.70%) Multicast
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Security Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Technical Support
5 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (18.52%) Technical Support Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Network Support
7 3 (11.11%) Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
9 1 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) Rendezvous
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Change Management
2 5 (18.52%) CRM
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Information Security
3 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Network Management
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNP
2 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) JNCIA
4 5 (18.52%) CCSA
4 5 (18.52%) CCNA
5 4 (14.81%) CCSE
5 4 (14.81%) JNCIS
6 3 (11.11%) CCSP
7 2 (7.41%) CCIE
7 2 (7.41%) CCIP
7 2 (7.41%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) Juniper
2 21 (77.78%) CheckPoint
3 16 (59.26%) Blue Coat
4 13 (48.15%) Websense
5 11 (40.74%) SonicWALL
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) McAfee
6 8 (29.63%) Aruba
6 8 (29.63%) Lumension
7 5 (18.52%) LogLogic
7 5 (18.52%) Trend Micro
7 5 (18.52%) Tufin
7 5 (18.52%) TippingPoint
7 5 (18.52%) Clearswift
8 2 (7.41%) Tradeweb
8 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.41%) Radianz
8 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
8 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg