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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 121 128 117
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 15 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.59% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 1.91% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +18.81%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +0.50%
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
600 733 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.91% 31.10% 31.21%
Number of salaries quoted 384 403 544
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 July 2015, 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 31 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 25 (80.65%) CheckPoint
3 25 (80.65%) TCP/IP
3 25 (80.65%) Firewall
4 23 (74.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 18 (58.06%) BGP
6 17 (54.84%) Network Security
7 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
7 16 (51.61%) CCSA
7 16 (51.61%) CCSE
7 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (51.61%) CCNP
8 12 (38.71%) OSPF
8 12 (38.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (35.48%) FortiGate
9 11 (35.48%) WAN
9 11 (35.48%) Oracle
10 10 (32.26%) CISSP
10 10 (32.26%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (29.03%) Wireshark
11 9 (29.03%) RIP
11 9 (29.03%) Juniper
12 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (25.81%) MPLS
12 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
13 7 (22.58%) Smartphone
13 7 (22.58%) Internet
13 7 (22.58%) 3G

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 5 (16.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) TCP/IP
1 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (58.06%) BGP
4 17 (54.84%) Network Security
5 12 (38.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (38.71%) OSPF
6 11 (35.48%) WAN
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (29.03%) Wireshark
8 9 (29.03%) RIP
9 8 (25.81%) MPLS
10 7 (22.58%) Internet
10 7 (22.58%) 3G
10 7 (22.58%) Broadband
11 6 (19.35%) DNS
11 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (19.35%) NetScreen
11 6 (19.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) Network Security Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) Security Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Network Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Account Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Account Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Client Account Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Smartphone
2 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.13%) Statistics
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
1 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
2 6 (19.35%) Network Management
3 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) CCNP
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (51.61%) CCSA
1 16 (51.61%) CCSE
2 10 (32.26%) CISSP
3 6 (19.35%) CCIE
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
4 5 (16.13%) MCSE
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 25 (80.65%) CheckPoint
4 11 (35.48%) Oracle
5 9 (29.03%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) Nokia
7 5 (16.13%) VMware
8 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
9 3 (9.68%) Nortel