The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 45 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.59% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 2.78% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £61,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.62%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.57% -
BIG-IP
Bedfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 72 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 13.91% 17.60% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 42 64 107
Average salary £42,500 £56,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £31,331
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in Luton

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

BIG-IP Salary Trend in Luton

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Office Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Akamai
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) LAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Office Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Akamai
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) VMware