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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 235 211 233
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Permanent jobs citing F5 24 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.71% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 16
Average salary £50,000 £58,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.52% +41.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £42,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £75,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
3313 3094 3776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.06% 45.19% 51.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2563 2623 3268
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -4 16 £50,000 +17.64%
Cheshire -11 8 £25,000 -62.54%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing F5 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 F5.

1 24 (72.73%) Juniper
2 19 (57.58%) Firewall
3 17 (51.52%) Cisco
4 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 11 (33.33%) Windows
5 11 (33.33%) Network Security
6 10 (30.30%) Wireless
7 9 (27.27%) Finance
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 9 (27.27%) ITIL
8 8 (24.24%) Law
8 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (24.24%) Blue Coat
8 8 (24.24%) Data Analysis
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) Splunk
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Riverbed
10 6 (18.18%) Nokia
10 6 (18.18%) CSS
10 6 (18.18%) HTML
10 6 (18.18%) WAN
10 6 (18.18%) HP
10 6 (18.18%) CCNP
10 6 (18.18%) Network Design
11 5 (15.15%) Magento

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing F5 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 F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) WordPress
1 5 (15.15%) Drupal
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) Network Security
3 10 (30.30%) Wireless
4 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
6 5 (15.15%) Internet
7 4 (12.12%) MPLS
7 4 (12.12%) DSL
7 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
7 4 (12.12%) SDH
7 4 (12.12%) Wireshark
7 4 (12.12%) Multicast
8 3 (9.09%) TACACS
9 2 (6.06%) DNS
9 2 (6.06%) BIG-IP
9 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.03%) FWSM
10 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
10 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (3.03%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Security Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Security Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Security Advisor
3 7 (21.21%) Network Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Senior Network Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Senior Architect
5 5 (15.15%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 5 (15.15%) PHP Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Product Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) CSS
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Open Source
2 4 (12.12%) IPTV
3 2 (6.06%) SecurID
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Data Analysis
2 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (18.18%) Network Design
4 5 (15.15%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.06%) Change Control
8 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) CCIP
4 4 (12.12%) CCIE
5 3 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) CCSE
6 1 (3.03%) CEH
6 1 (3.03%) GCIA
6 1 (3.03%) GCIH
6 1 (3.03%) CCSA
6 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (12.12%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Juniper
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco
3 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 8 (24.24%) Blue Coat
4 8 (24.24%) Splunk
5 7 (21.21%) Riverbed
6 6 (18.18%) Nokia
6 6 (18.18%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.06%) Citrix
9 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
10 1 (3.03%) Crossbeam
10 1 (3.03%) Nortel
10 1 (3.03%) Avaya
10 1 (3.03%) CA