The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 164 175 174
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs citing F5 21 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.11% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 0.25% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 13
Average salary £50,000 £36,250 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -0.68%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
F5
North West

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

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1818 1629 1867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.76% 44.05% 48.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1449 1358 1616
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

F5
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

F5 Salary Trend in Manchester

F5
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Manchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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%) Juniper
1 23 (85.19%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
4 12 (44.44%) Law
4 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 11 (40.74%) Network Security
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) Wireless
6 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
6 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
6 10 (37.04%) Data Analysis
6 10 (37.04%) Splunk
6 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (33.33%) Network Design
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (14.81%) Internet
8 4 (14.81%) CCNP
9 3 (11.11%) Nokia
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) WAN
9 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
10 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (7.41%) Migration
10 2 (7.41%) IPTV

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 11 (40.74%) Wireless
3 11 (40.74%) Network Security
4 4 (14.81%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.41%) VPN
6 2 (7.41%) SDH
6 2 (7.41%) SSL
6 2 (7.41%) MPLS
6 2 (7.41%) DSL
6 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
6 2 (7.41%) Multicast
7 1 (3.70%) TACACS
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
7 1 (3.70%) DNS
7 1 (3.70%) LDAP
7 1 (3.70%) LAN
General
1 12 (44.44%) Law
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Security Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Senior Security Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) Architect
3 10 (37.04%) Network Architect
3 10 (37.04%) Security Advisor
4 9 (33.33%) Senior Network Architect
4 9 (33.33%) Senior Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) IPTV
2 1 (3.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
1 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 10 (37.04%) Data Analysis
4 9 (33.33%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CCIP
3 2 (7.41%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) CCSA
4 1 (3.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) OpenView
1 2 (7.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Juniper
2 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
4 10 (37.04%) Splunk
5 3 (11.11%) Nokia
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft