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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
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
998 957 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.63% 14.29% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 831 777 867
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SecurID
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) FWSM
2 1 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel Alteon
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Crossbeam
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) MRTG
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) RIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) FWSM
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel Alteon
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) MRTG
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) RIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Product Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) SecurID
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) Crossbeam
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint