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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 223 - 242
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 8 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% - 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% - 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 6
Average salary £39,950 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
793 1133 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.24% 16.12% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 657 936 813
Average salary £36,018 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016. 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
Merseyside - 4 £39,200 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (87.50%) Load Balancing
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) WLAN
4 5 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (62.50%) Ethernet
4 5 (62.50%) SNMP
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) 802.11
4 5 (62.50%) TACACS
4 5 (62.50%) Wireless
4 5 (62.50%) Brocade
4 5 (62.50%) VLAN
4 5 (62.50%) NetScout
4 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (62.50%) 802.1X
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (62.50%) Spanning Tree
4 5 (62.50%) Network Management
4 5 (62.50%) TRILL
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) 802.11
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Ethernet
2 5 (62.50%) SNMP
2 5 (62.50%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (62.50%) TACACS
2 5 (62.50%) TRILL
2 5 (62.50%) VLAN
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Engineering Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (25.00%) LAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Network Management
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (62.50%) Brocade
2 5 (62.50%) NetScout
2 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian