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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 116 149 142
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -7
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 3 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 0.24% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.89% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 15
Median salary £66,000 £55,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,200 £55,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,200 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £50,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +31.57%
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
518 677 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.88% 27.54% 35.25%
Number of salaries quoted 326 499 469
Median salary £55,000 £50,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.91% +17.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 7 December 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) CCNP
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 27 (100.00%) Firewall
1 27 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (96.30%) MPLS
2 26 (96.30%) Juniper
3 24 (88.89%) CheckPoint
4 23 (85.19%) Palo Alto
5 20 (74.07%) Network Security
6 19 (70.37%) VPN
7 18 (66.67%) BGP
8 13 (48.15%) OSPF
8 13 (48.15%) NetScout
8 13 (48.15%) Wireshark
8 13 (48.15%) tcpdump
9 11 (40.74%) DNS
10 10 (37.04%) SSL
10 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
10 10 (37.04%) Change Management
10 10 (37.04%) EIGRP
10 10 (37.04%) snoop
10 10 (37.04%) Trend Analysis
10 10 (37.04%) Problem Management
10 10 (37.04%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
11 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
13 5 (18.52%) CCIE

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) Firewall
2 26 (96.30%) MPLS
3 20 (74.07%) Network Security
4 19 (70.37%) VPN
5 18 (66.67%) BGP
6 13 (48.15%) OSPF
6 13 (48.15%) tcpdump
6 13 (48.15%) Wireshark
7 11 (40.74%) DNS
8 10 (37.04%) EIGRP
8 10 (37.04%) snoop
8 10 (37.04%) SSL
9 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (14.81%) FTP
12 4 (14.81%) FWSM
12 4 (14.81%) NetScreen
12 4 (14.81%) SMTP
12 4 (14.81%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Network Engineer
2 19 (70.37%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (70.37%) Security Engineer
3 13 (48.15%) Network Support
3 13 (48.15%) Network Support Engineer
3 13 (48.15%) Support Engineer
4 11 (40.74%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (37.04%) Security Support Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Senior Network Support
8 3 (11.11%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Change Management
1 10 (37.04%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 10 (37.04%) Problem Management
1 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
1 10 (37.04%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
1 4 (14.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) CCNP
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCIE
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) CCSA
5 1 (3.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (96.30%) Juniper
3 24 (88.89%) CheckPoint
4 23 (85.19%) Palo Alto
5 13 (48.15%) NetScout
6 4 (14.81%) Foundry
7 3 (11.11%) Ciena
7 3 (11.11%) Nortel
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) Nokia