The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 222 228 247
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Permanent jobs citing F5 24 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 1.16% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 21
Median salary £47,500 £57,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.03% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £19,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2654 2920 3316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.39% 43.67% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2083 2340 2576
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

F5
Salary Trend in the North West

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

F5 Salary Trend in the North West

F5
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

F5 Salary Histogram in the North West

F5
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -24 8 £42,500 -38.18%
Cheshire +33 5 £47,500 +143.58% 1
Merseyside -8 4 £43,750 -37.50%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for F5.

1 32 (69.57%) Cisco
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 22 (47.83%) Firewall
4 21 (45.65%) DNS
5 18 (39.13%) ITIL
6 16 (34.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 16 (34.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 15 (32.61%) DHCP
8 14 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (28.26%) Windows
10 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
10 12 (26.09%) Network Security
10 12 (26.09%) Blue Coat
11 11 (23.91%) Juniper
12 10 (21.74%) BIG-IP
12 10 (21.74%) Load Balancing
12 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (19.57%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (17.39%) Linux
14 8 (17.39%) ProxySG
14 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (15.22%) MobileIron
15 7 (15.22%) Network Monitoring
15 7 (15.22%) vSphere
15 7 (15.22%) CCSE
15 7 (15.22%) Time Management
15 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) Firewall
2 21 (45.65%) DNS
3 16 (34.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 16 (34.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (32.61%) DHCP
5 14 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (26.09%) Network Security
7 10 (21.74%) BIG-IP
8 9 (19.57%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (13.04%) HTTP
10 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.04%) VPN
10 6 (13.04%) WAN
11 5 (10.87%) LAN
11 5 (10.87%) VoIP
12 4 (8.70%) HTTPS
12 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
12 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
13 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
1 7 (15.22%) Law
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Security Engineer
4 10 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (15.22%) Support Analyst
7 6 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Network Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Network Support
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (4.35%) Linux Support
10 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.17%) JSON
1 1 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) BYOD
2 1 (2.17%) Life Science
2 1 (2.17%) Online Games
2 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (17.39%) Linux
5 3 (6.52%) CentOS
5 3 (6.52%) Debian
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.22%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (15.22%) Time Management
4 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Service Management
4 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (8.70%) ITSM
5 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.35%) SIEM
7 2 (4.35%) Use Case
7 2 (4.35%) Validation
8 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.17%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (2.17%) Open Source
8 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
1 3 (6.52%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.22%) CCSE
3 6 (13.04%) CCNP
4 4 (8.70%) CCNA
4 4 (8.70%) CCSA
5 2 (4.35%) CCIE
5 2 (4.35%) CISSP
5 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) SANS
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) ProxySG
2 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) vSphere
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) Varnish
6 1 (2.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Nagios
2 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.35%) Munin
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) Cacti
3 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Cisco
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 12 (26.09%) Blue Coat
3 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 11 (23.91%) Juniper
5 7 (15.22%) MobileIron
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.35%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.17%) FireEye
9 1 (2.17%) iManage
9 1 (2.17%) SaltStack