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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 178 168 163
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing F5 11 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 1.21% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 20 8
Average salary £67,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,300 £70,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1659 1648 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.29% 44.28% 44.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1376 1511
Average salary £37,500 £39,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in Manchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 19 (82.61%) Cisco
1 19 (82.61%) Juniper
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) Finance
4 12 (52.17%) Wireless
5 10 (43.48%) Network Design
5 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) ITIL
7 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
8 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (21.74%) CCIE
9 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
9 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (17.39%) Network Security
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
10 4 (17.39%) CCNP
10 4 (17.39%) Law
10 4 (17.39%) Validation
11 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (13.04%) CCDP
11 3 (13.04%) Riverbed
11 3 (13.04%) Time Management
11 3 (13.04%) Performance Management

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) Wireless
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security
5 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) SSL
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (17.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
1 12 (52.17%) Network Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Senior Network Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Senior Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Security Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Sales Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Security Advisor
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Network Design
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (13.04%) Time Management
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (21.74%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) CCNP
5 3 (13.04%) CCDP
5 3 (13.04%) JNCIS
5 3 (13.04%) JNCIP
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Juniper
1 19 (82.61%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.04%) Riverbed
4 2 (8.70%) Splunk
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft