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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 88 86 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Permanent jobs citing F5 5 24 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.52% 1.99% 2.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 3.81% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 31
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
499 630 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 51.93% 52.11% 45.29%
Number of salaries quoted 460 491 487
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,780
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £90,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram 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 5 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
Maidstone +21 1 £57,500 +35.29%
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 17 (85.00%) Cisco
3 16 (80.00%) Juniper
3 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (60.00%) Blue Coat
5 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (50.00%) Websense
6 10 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (40.00%) WAN
7 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (40.00%) Network Security
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (35.00%) CCNP
9 6 (30.00%) Change Management
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) SonicWALL
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (20.00%) TippingPoint
11 4 (20.00%) Tufin
11 4 (20.00%) Aruba
11 4 (20.00%) LogLogic
11 4 (20.00%) Lumension
11 4 (20.00%) McAfee
11 4 (20.00%) DNS
11 4 (20.00%) SLA
11 4 (20.00%) CCNA
11 4 (20.00%) Internet
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL
11 4 (20.00%) Windows

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (40.00%) Network Security
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) DHCP
6 3 (15.00%) MPLS
7 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 2 (10.00%) BGP
7 2 (10.00%) OSPF
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.00%) VoIP
8 1 (5.00%) VPN
8 1 (5.00%) Multicast
8 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Support
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Support
4 2 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Rendezvous
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) CCSE
4 3 (15.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (15.00%) JNCIS
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) CCSA
5 2 (10.00%) CISSP
5 2 (10.00%) CCIP
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CCSP
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) Juniper
2 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (60.00%) Blue Coat
4 10 (50.00%) Websense
5 5 (25.00%) SonicWALL
6 4 (20.00%) TippingPoint
6 4 (20.00%) Tufin
6 4 (20.00%) Aruba
6 4 (20.00%) LogLogic
6 4 (20.00%) Lumension
6 4 (20.00%) McAfee
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (10.00%) Tradeweb
8 2 (10.00%) Trend Micro
8 2 (10.00%) Radianz
8 2 (10.00%) Clearswift
8 2 (10.00%) Bloomberg
8 2 (10.00%) TIBCO