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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 219 233 219
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing F5 35 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 0.74% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 22
Average salary £67,500 £50,000 £58,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% -14.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average 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
2923 3257 3056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.46% 44.38% 44.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2339 2520 2588
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 +13 28 £68,750 +37.50% 3
Cheshire +3 6 £19,500 -22.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £70,000 - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (64.44%) Juniper
4 25 (55.56%) WAN
5 24 (53.33%) LAN
6 22 (48.89%) HP
7 21 (46.67%) CheckPoint
8 20 (44.44%) Blue Coat
9 19 (42.22%) Wireless
10 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
11 16 (35.56%) Firewall
12 15 (33.33%) MPLS
13 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
14 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
14 12 (26.67%) Riverbed
15 11 (24.44%) Network Design
15 11 (24.44%) CCNA
15 11 (24.44%) ITIL
16 10 (22.22%) Windows
16 10 (22.22%) SLA
16 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
16 10 (22.22%) Huawei
16 10 (22.22%) Finance
16 10 (22.22%) HP ASE
16 10 (22.22%) Wireless Security
17 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
17 9 (20.00%) Time Management
17 9 (20.00%) VPN
17 9 (20.00%) CCNP
17 9 (20.00%) MS Excel

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) WAN
2 24 (53.33%) LAN
3 19 (42.22%) Wireless
4 16 (35.56%) Firewall
5 15 (33.33%) MPLS
6 10 (22.22%) Wireless Security
7 9 (20.00%) VPN
8 7 (15.56%) VoIP
8 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (11.11%) Network Security
10 3 (6.67%) DNS
11 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.44%) Internet
11 2 (4.44%) OSPF
11 2 (4.44%) DSL
11 2 (4.44%) SDH
11 2 (4.44%) DHCP
11 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
11 2 (4.44%) Multicast
11 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Architect
2 15 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 10 (22.22%) Network Design Architect
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco Architect
3 10 (22.22%) Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Network Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) IPTV
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) CentOS
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 11 (24.44%) Network Design
2 11 (24.44%) ITIL
3 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 9 (20.00%) Time Management
5 4 (8.89%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Network Management
6 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (4.44%) Migration
6 2 (4.44%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.22%) Validation
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) DevOps
7 1 (2.22%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
3 11 (24.44%) CCNA
4 10 (22.22%) HP ASE
5 9 (20.00%) CCNP
6 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.89%) CCSP
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (6.67%) CCIE
9 2 (4.44%) CCSA
9 2 (4.44%) CCSE
10 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.22%) RHCE
10 1 (2.22%) NCDA
10 1 (2.22%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) SLA
2 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) ISA Server
2 2 (4.44%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) iptables
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) OpenView
1 2 (4.44%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) logstash
2 1 (2.22%) Graylog
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) Juniper
3 22 (48.89%) HP
4 21 (46.67%) CheckPoint
5 20 (44.44%) Blue Coat
6 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
7 12 (26.67%) Riverbed
8 10 (22.22%) Huawei
9 7 (15.56%) Websense
10 2 (4.44%) VMware
10 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.44%) NetApp
10 2 (4.44%) Nokia
11 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.22%) Avaya
11 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard
11 1 (2.22%) Sophos
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