The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 121 142
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 0 26 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading - 1.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.33% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 0 25 5
Median salary - £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
333 601 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.34% 28.85% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 214 468 393
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Reading region.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in Reading

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing BIG-IP 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 Reading region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) tcpdump
4 3 (50.00%) NetScout
4 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) SSL
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) SMTP
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) tcpdump
4 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (33.33%) RIP
5 2 (33.33%) SMTP
5 2 (33.33%) snoop
5 2 (33.33%) SSL
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Support
2 3 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) CCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCSE
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) NetScout
5 2 (33.33%) Foundry
6 1 (16.67%) Nokia