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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 583 564 597
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +33
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 55 65 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.92% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 43 56 39
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +18.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £39,700
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £76,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.66%
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
7738 7056 8983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.91% 15.76% 17.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6383 6000 7587
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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 30 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 30 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 +23 25 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Hounslow - 3 £52,500 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 95 (87.16%) F5
2 76 (69.72%) Linux
3 54 (49.54%) WAN
3 54 (49.54%) Firewall
4 48 (44.04%) Load Balancing
5 47 (43.12%) Cisco
6 45 (41.28%) LAN
6 45 (41.28%) MySQL
6 45 (41.28%) VMware
6 45 (41.28%) Ruby
6 45 (41.28%) Puppet
7 43 (39.45%) Python
8 42 (38.53%) Apache
8 42 (38.53%) Tomcat
9 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (37.61%) Nagios
10 39 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (35.78%) Xen
10 39 (35.78%) KVM
10 39 (35.78%) Salt
11 38 (34.86%) nginx
11 38 (34.86%) Perl
12 36 (33.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 35 (32.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (32.11%) Cacti
13 35 (32.11%) CheckPoint
14 34 (31.19%) VPN
14 34 (31.19%) ITIL
15 33 (30.28%) TCP/IP
15 33 (30.28%) Red Hat

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 42 (38.53%) Apache
1 42 (38.53%) Tomcat
2 38 (34.86%) nginx
3 29 (26.61%) WebLogic
4 11 (10.09%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.67%) Jetty
6 2 (1.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (49.54%) WAN
1 54 (49.54%) Firewall
2 45 (41.28%) LAN
3 36 (33.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 34 (31.19%) VPN
5 33 (30.28%) TCP/IP
5 33 (30.28%) Network Security
6 28 (25.69%) NetScaler
7 20 (18.35%) DNS
8 19 (17.43%) Wireless
9 17 (15.60%) MPLS
10 15 (13.76%) BGP
10 15 (13.76%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (12.84%) TACACS
11 14 (12.84%) OSPF
12 13 (11.93%) Multicast
13 12 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (10.09%) EIGRP
14 11 (10.09%) WLAN
15 10 (9.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (41.28%) MySQL
2 28 (25.69%) DB2
3 12 (11.01%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.01%) NoSQL
3 12 (11.01%) Redis
3 12 (11.01%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (8.26%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (5.50%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Law
2 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (36.70%) Network Engineer
1 40 (36.70%) Administrator
2 38 (34.86%) Linux Administrator
3 16 (14.68%) Firewall Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (10.09%) Network Administrator
7 10 (9.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (9.17%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Network Team Leader
8 7 (6.42%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.59%) Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Network Designer
10 4 (3.67%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Designer
10 4 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) XML
2 2 (1.83%) LAMP
2 2 (1.83%) Memcached
2 2 (1.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.17%) Open Source
3 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.50%) Statistics
4 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.72%) Linux
2 33 (30.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (26.61%) Ubuntu
3 29 (26.61%) CentOS
4 27 (24.77%) Windows
5 10 (9.17%) UNIX
6 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Load Balancing
2 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (31.19%) ITIL
4 28 (25.69%) Statistical Analysis
5 17 (15.60%) Data Security
6 14 (12.84%) Network Management
7 13 (11.93%) E-Commerce
7 13 (11.93%) Configuration Management
8 12 (11.01%) OOP
8 12 (11.01%) OO
8 12 (11.01%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.01%) SIEM
8 12 (11.01%) DevOps
9 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (9.17%) Project Management
10 8 (7.34%) Line Management
11 7 (6.42%) Low Latency
11 7 (6.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.59%) Time Management
12 5 (4.59%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) Ruby
2 43 (39.45%) Python
3 38 (34.86%) Perl
4 29 (26.61%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.01%) Java
6 6 (5.50%) PHP
6 6 (5.50%) SQL
7 2 (1.83%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (29.36%) CCNP
3 14 (12.84%) CCNA
3 14 (12.84%) CCSE
4 12 (11.01%) CCIE
5 9 (8.26%) Degree
6 4 (3.67%) CCDP
7 3 (2.75%) CCDA
7 3 (2.75%) MCSE
7 3 (2.75%) CCIP
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.83%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.92%) MCITP
9 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (35.78%) Xen
1 39 (35.78%) KVM
2 35 (32.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.84%) Varnish
4 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (41.28%) Puppet
2 41 (37.61%) Nagios
3 39 (35.78%) Salt
4 35 (32.11%) Cacti
5 30 (27.52%) Ansible
6 28 (25.69%) ZABBIX
6 28 (25.69%) CFEngine
7 12 (11.01%) HAProxy
7 12 (11.01%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (8.26%) Ganglia
8 9 (8.26%) Vagrant
9 6 (5.50%) RANCID
9 6 (5.50%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
10 3 (2.75%) collectd
10 3 (2.75%) StatsD
10 3 (2.75%) logstash
11 2 (1.83%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 95 (87.16%) F5
2 47 (43.12%) Cisco
3 45 (41.28%) VMware
4 35 (32.11%) CheckPoint
5 33 (30.28%) Red Hat
6 31 (28.44%) Oracle
6 31 (28.44%) JBoss
7 28 (25.69%) Citrix
8 16 (14.68%) Juniper
8 16 (14.68%) SonicWALL
9 14 (12.84%) Sophos
10 13 (11.93%) Aruba
11 11 (10.09%) SolarWinds
11 11 (10.09%) Rackspace
11 11 (10.09%) SaltStack
12 9 (8.26%) Nortel
13 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
14 4 (3.67%) IronPort
15 3 (2.75%) Sourcefire
16 2 (1.83%) Fortinet