The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 577 545 607
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +62
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 57 61 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.86% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 37
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £78,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
BIG-IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7715 7109 8647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 15.97% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6382 6037 7314
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in London

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in London

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

BIG-IP Salary Trend in London

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in London

BIG-IP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
City of London +16 27 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Hounslow - 3 £52,500 - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 93 (87.74%) F5
2 73 (68.87%) Linux
3 54 (50.94%) Firewall
4 53 (50.00%) WAN
5 46 (43.40%) Cisco
6 45 (42.45%) Load Balancing
7 44 (41.51%) LAN
7 44 (41.51%) VMware
8 43 (40.57%) MySQL
8 43 (40.57%) Ruby
8 43 (40.57%) Puppet
9 41 (38.68%) Apache
9 41 (38.68%) Tomcat
9 41 (38.68%) Python
10 40 (37.74%) Nagios
11 39 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
12 38 (35.85%) KVM
12 38 (35.85%) Salt
12 38 (35.85%) Xen
13 37 (34.91%) nginx
13 37 (34.91%) Perl
14 36 (33.96%) CheckPoint
15 35 (33.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (33.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 34 (32.08%) ITIL
16 34 (32.08%) VPN
17 33 (31.13%) Cacti
18 32 (30.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 32 (30.19%) Red Hat

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 41 (38.68%) Apache
1 41 (38.68%) Tomcat
2 37 (34.91%) nginx
3 28 (26.42%) WebLogic
4 10 (9.43%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.77%) Jetty
6 2 (1.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
1 2 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.94%) Firewall
2 53 (50.00%) WAN
3 44 (41.51%) LAN
4 35 (33.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 34 (32.08%) VPN
6 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
7 30 (28.30%) Network Security
8 28 (26.42%) NetScaler
9 20 (18.87%) DNS
10 18 (16.98%) Wireless
11 17 (16.04%) MPLS
12 15 (14.15%) BGP
12 15 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (13.21%) TACACS
13 14 (13.21%) OSPF
14 12 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (11.32%) Multicast
15 10 (9.43%) EIGRP
15 10 (9.43%) WLAN
16 9 (8.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.57%) MySQL
2 28 (26.42%) DB2
3 11 (10.38%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (10.38%) MongoDB
3 11 (10.38%) NoSQL
3 11 (10.38%) Redis
4 9 (8.49%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (5.66%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Law
2 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 38 (35.85%) Administrator
3 37 (34.91%) Linux Administrator
4 16 (15.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 14 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (11.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (10.38%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (9.43%) Security Engineer
9 9 (8.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 9 (8.49%) Network Administrator
10 6 (5.66%) Team Leader
10 6 (5.66%) Network Team Leader
11 5 (4.72%) Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Network Designer
12 4 (3.77%) Network Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Designer
13 3 (2.83%) Senior Architect
13 3 (2.83%) Operations Engineer
13 3 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) XML
2 2 (1.89%) LAMP
2 2 (1.89%) Memcached
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.49%) Open Source
3 6 (5.66%) Statistics
4 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 73 (68.87%) Linux
2 32 (30.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (26.42%) Ubuntu
3 28 (26.42%) CentOS
4 27 (25.47%) Windows
5 10 (9.43%) UNIX
6 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) Load Balancing
2 39 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (32.08%) ITIL
4 28 (26.42%) Statistical Analysis
5 17 (16.04%) Data Security
6 13 (12.26%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.26%) Network Management
7 12 (11.32%) SIEM
7 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.38%) OOP
8 11 (10.38%) OO
8 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.38%) DevOps
9 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.49%) Project Management
10 7 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (6.60%) Line Management
10 7 (6.60%) Low Latency
11 5 (4.72%) Time Management
11 5 (4.72%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) Ruby
2 41 (38.68%) Python
3 37 (34.91%) Perl
4 28 (26.42%) Bash Shell
5 11 (10.38%) Java
6 6 (5.66%) PHP
6 6 (5.66%) SQL
7 2 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (29.25%) CCNP
3 15 (14.15%) CCSE
4 12 (11.32%) CCNA
5 11 (10.38%) CCIE
6 9 (8.49%) Degree
7 5 (4.72%) CCDP
8 3 (2.83%) MCSE
8 3 (2.83%) CCDA
8 3 (2.83%) CCIP
8 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.89%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.94%) MCITP
10 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.94%) CCSA
10 1 (0.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (35.85%) Xen
1 38 (35.85%) KVM
2 35 (33.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.26%) Varnish
4 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.94%) vSphere
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (40.57%) Puppet
2 40 (37.74%) Nagios
3 38 (35.85%) Salt
4 33 (31.13%) Cacti
5 29 (27.36%) Ansible
6 28 (26.42%) ZABBIX
6 28 (26.42%) CFEngine
7 11 (10.38%) HAProxy
7 11 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (8.49%) Ganglia
9 8 (7.55%) Vagrant
10 5 (4.72%) RANCID
10 5 (4.72%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (2.83%) FortiGate
11 3 (2.83%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (1.89%) collectd
12 2 (1.89%) StatsD
12 2 (1.89%) logstash
13 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (87.74%) F5
2 46 (43.40%) Cisco
3 44 (41.51%) VMware
4 36 (33.96%) CheckPoint
5 32 (30.19%) Red Hat
6 30 (28.30%) Oracle
6 30 (28.30%) JBoss
7 28 (26.42%) Citrix
8 17 (16.04%) Juniper
9 16 (15.09%) SonicWALL
10 14 (13.21%) Sophos
11 13 (12.26%) Aruba
12 11 (10.38%) SolarWinds
13 10 (9.43%) Rackspace
13 10 (9.43%) SaltStack
14 9 (8.49%) Nortel
15 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
16 4 (3.77%) IronPort
17 3 (2.83%) Sourcefire
17 3 (2.83%) Nokia