The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 42 34 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing F5 5 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.47% 3.25% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 2.72% 7.24% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 4
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -21.73%
UK excluding London average salary £49,250 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +3.88%
F5
South East

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

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
184 152 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 53.96% 44.97% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 123 116 161
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,400 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

F5
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

F5 Salary Trend in Middlesex

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) NetApp
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Frame Relay
5 3 (25.00%) Replication
5 3 (25.00%) Clustering
5 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Nokia
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) CCIE
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (16.67%) SecurID

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Frame Relay
2 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (25.00%) OSPF
2 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) SNMP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) SecurID
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCIE
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) NetApp
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Nokia
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Brocade
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) EMC