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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 128 134 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 20 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.76% 0.58% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 1.85% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 2
Average salary £48,750 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
896 809 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.17% 31.44% 28.98%
Number of salaries quoted 456 564 466
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in Reading

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Cisco
1 33 (100.00%) F5
2 28 (84.85%) Firewall
3 25 (75.76%) TCP/IP
4 24 (72.73%) Network Security
5 23 (69.70%) CCNP
5 23 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (66.67%) Juniper
6 22 (66.67%) VPN
7 20 (60.61%) OSPF
7 20 (60.61%) BGP
8 17 (51.52%) DNS
8 17 (51.52%) SSL
9 16 (48.48%) CheckPoint
10 15 (45.45%) EIGRP
11 13 (39.39%) Problem Management
12 11 (33.33%) FortiGate
12 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
13 10 (30.30%) NetScout
13 10 (30.30%) Wireshark
13 10 (30.30%) tcpdump
14 8 (24.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (24.24%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 8 (24.24%) Smartphone
14 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (24.24%) CCSA
14 8 (24.24%) Blue Coat
14 8 (24.24%) ProxySG
14 8 (24.24%) CCSE
14 8 (24.24%) Internet

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) Firewall
2 25 (75.76%) TCP/IP
3 24 (72.73%) Network Security
4 22 (66.67%) VPN
5 20 (60.61%) OSPF
5 20 (60.61%) BGP
6 17 (51.52%) DNS
6 17 (51.52%) SSL
7 15 (45.45%) EIGRP
8 10 (30.30%) Wireshark
8 10 (30.30%) tcpdump
9 8 (24.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (24.24%) Internet
9 8 (24.24%) Broadband
10 5 (15.15%) VoIP
10 5 (15.15%) MPLS
10 5 (15.15%) IPsec
10 5 (15.15%) SNMP
10 5 (15.15%) FWSM
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Security Engineer
2 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
3 16 (48.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (39.39%) IP Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior IP Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Design Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Network Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Security Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Smartphone
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Problem Management
2 8 (24.24%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (21.21%) Line Management
4 5 (15.15%) Network Management
4 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
4 5 (15.15%) Validation
4 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) CCNP
1 23 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCSA
2 8 (24.24%) CCSE
2 8 (24.24%) CISSP
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCIP
4 3 (9.09%) CCDA
4 3 (9.09%) CCDP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
1 33 (100.00%) F5
2 22 (66.67%) Juniper
3 16 (48.48%) CheckPoint
4 10 (30.30%) NetScout
5 8 (24.24%) Blue Coat
6 5 (15.15%) Huawei
7 3 (9.09%) Aruba
8 2 (6.06%) Nortel