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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 106 139 136
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 1 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.072% 0.59% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 2.05% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 6
Median salary £67,500 £55,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% +27.90%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +37.50%

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
423 635 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.39% 28.79% 32.87%
Number of salaries quoted 271 472 419
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 January 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) CCNP
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (93.33%) MPLS
2 14 (93.33%) Juniper
3 13 (86.67%) BGP
4 12 (80.00%) Palo Alto
5 10 (66.67%) DNS
6 9 (60.00%) Network Security
7 8 (53.33%) Wireshark
7 8 (53.33%) tcpdump
7 8 (53.33%) NetScout
7 8 (53.33%) VPN
7 8 (53.33%) OSPF
8 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (40.00%) snoop
9 6 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
9 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (40.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (40.00%) Change Management
9 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
9 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (40.00%) SSL
10 5 (33.33%) CCIE
10 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 5 (33.33%) Cisco PIX

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 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) MPLS
3 13 (86.67%) BGP
4 10 (66.67%) DNS
5 9 (60.00%) Network Security
6 8 (53.33%) OSPF
6 8 (53.33%) tcpdump
6 8 (53.33%) VPN
6 8 (53.33%) Wireshark
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (40.00%) snoop
8 6 (40.00%) SSL
8 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (26.67%) FTP
10 4 (26.67%) FWSM
10 4 (26.67%) HTTP
10 4 (26.67%) SMTP
10 4 (26.67%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Network Support
2 8 (53.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Security Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (40.00%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Change Management
1 6 (40.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 6 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) CCNP
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCIE
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCSA
5 1 (6.67%) CCSE
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (93.33%) Juniper
3 12 (80.00%) Palo Alto
4 8 (53.33%) NetScout
5 4 (26.67%) Foundry
6 1 (6.67%) Nokia