The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 246 244 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.014% 0.028% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.097% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £47,500 £59,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £49,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.01% +10.55%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1032 1041 1071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.46% 14.36% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 875 875 936
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
BIG-IP
England

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 29 July 2014. 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 +8 1 £47,500 -20.50% 1
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) IPsec
2 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco IOS
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) OSPF
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) EIGRP
3 9 (81.82%) NetScreen
3 9 (81.82%) Financial Institution
3 9 (81.82%) 802.11
3 9 (81.82%) DWDM
3 9 (81.82%) MPLS
3 9 (81.82%) CCNP
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (81.82%) OpenView
3 9 (81.82%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (81.82%) Ethernet
3 9 (81.82%) LAN
3 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (81.82%) Multicast
3 9 (81.82%) Wireless
3 9 (81.82%) Frame Relay
3 9 (81.82%) VLAN
3 9 (81.82%) Fortinet
4 2 (18.18%) SecurID

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) WAN
1 10 (90.91%) VPN
1 10 (90.91%) OSPF
1 10 (90.91%) BGP
1 10 (90.91%) EIGRP
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco IOS
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
1 10 (90.91%) IPsec
2 9 (81.82%) Wireless
2 9 (81.82%) Frame Relay
2 9 (81.82%) VLAN
2 9 (81.82%) Multicast
2 9 (81.82%) 802.11
2 9 (81.82%) DWDM
2 9 (81.82%) MPLS
2 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 9 (81.82%) NetScreen
2 9 (81.82%) Ethernet
2 9 (81.82%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Network Engineer
2 9 (81.82%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) SecurID
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
1 1 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CCNP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) OpenView
1 9 (81.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 9 (81.82%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) Crossbeam
4 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Nortel
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
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