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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 125 143 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 22 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.17% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 0.57% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 5
Average salary £55,000 £43,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.90% -28.33%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
BIG-IP
Berkshire

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
617 706 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.13% 29.71% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 477 389 514
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 24 (92.31%) F5
3 22 (84.62%) CheckPoint
3 22 (84.62%) MPLS
3 22 (84.62%) Juniper
3 22 (84.62%) Firewall
4 21 (80.77%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (76.92%) OSPF
5 20 (76.92%) BGP
6 18 (69.23%) WAN
7 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (61.54%) CCNP
8 13 (50.00%) Finance
8 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
8 13 (50.00%) NetScout
8 13 (50.00%) tcpdump
9 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
9 9 (34.62%) VPN
10 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 8 (30.77%) LAN
10 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
11 6 (23.08%) Palo Alto
11 6 (23.08%) SSL
11 6 (23.08%) Internet
11 6 (23.08%) EIGRP
12 4 (15.38%) VMware
12 4 (15.38%) NetScreen
12 4 (15.38%) SAN
13 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
13 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (3.85%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) Firewall
1 22 (84.62%) MPLS
2 21 (80.77%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (76.92%) BGP
3 20 (76.92%) OSPF
4 18 (69.23%) WAN
5 13 (50.00%) tcpdump
5 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 9 (34.62%) VPN
7 8 (30.77%) DNS
7 8 (30.77%) LAN
7 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) EIGRP
8 6 (23.08%) Internet
8 6 (23.08%) SSL
9 4 (15.38%) NetScreen
9 4 (15.38%) SAN
10 2 (7.69%) DHCP
10 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
11 1 (3.85%) VoIP
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Network Engineer
2 14 (53.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (34.62%) Network Support
4 9 (34.62%) Network Support Engineer
4 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
5 8 (30.77%) Senior IT Support
5 8 (30.77%) Senior Network Support
5 8 (30.77%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 8 (30.77%) Senior Support Engineer
6 5 (19.23%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (19.23%) Switch Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Senior NOC Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Designer
8 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (3.85%) Change Management
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL
2 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.85%) Project Management
2 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) CCNP
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCDA
2 1 (3.85%) CCDP
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 24 (92.31%) F5
3 22 (84.62%) CheckPoint
3 22 (84.62%) Juniper
4 13 (50.00%) NetScout
5 6 (23.08%) Palo Alto
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Avaya
8 1 (3.85%) Aruba
8 1 (3.85%) Ciena
8 1 (3.85%) Nortel
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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