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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 255 251 241
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.015% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.093% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £59,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -20.16%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1015 1080 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.82% 14.53% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 808 897 869
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

BIG-IP Salary Trend in the North West

BIG-IP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +4 1 £35,000 -26.31%
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) RHCE
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) NCDA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) RHCE
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) NCDA
1 1 (100.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) F5