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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 106 138 141
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 26 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.37% 0.70% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.52% 2.28% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 3
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median salary £58,500 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -6.00%
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
575 745 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.26% 30.57% 30.48%
Number of salaries quoted 470 388 487
Median salary £53,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 3 May 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 43 (100.00%) F5
2 42 (97.67%) Firewall
2 42 (97.67%) Cisco
3 41 (95.35%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (90.70%) Juniper
4 39 (90.70%) CheckPoint
5 36 (83.72%) MPLS
6 35 (81.40%) OSPF
6 35 (81.40%) BGP
7 26 (60.47%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (60.47%) CCNP
7 26 (60.47%) WAN
8 22 (51.16%) NetScout
8 22 (51.16%) Wireshark
8 22 (51.16%) tcpdump
9 15 (34.88%) Finance
9 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
10 14 (32.56%) VPN
10 14 (32.56%) DNS
10 14 (32.56%) SSL
10 14 (32.56%) EIGRP
10 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
11 8 (18.60%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
12 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
13 4 (9.30%) Network Security
13 4 (9.30%) NetScreen
13 4 (9.30%) Internet
13 4 (9.30%) VMware
13 4 (9.30%) LAN

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 1 (2.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (97.67%) Firewall
2 41 (95.35%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (83.72%) MPLS
4 35 (81.40%) BGP
4 35 (81.40%) OSPF
5 26 (60.47%) WAN
6 22 (51.16%) tcpdump
6 22 (51.16%) Wireshark
7 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
8 14 (32.56%) DNS
8 14 (32.56%) EIGRP
8 14 (32.56%) SSL
8 14 (32.56%) VPN
9 4 (9.30%) Internet
9 4 (9.30%) LAN
9 4 (9.30%) NetScreen
9 4 (9.30%) Network Security
9 4 (9.30%) SAN
10 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 20 (46.51%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (41.86%) Network Support
3 18 (41.86%) Network Support Engineer
3 18 (41.86%) Support Engineer
4 17 (39.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (39.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (39.53%) Senior Network Support
4 17 (39.53%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 17 (39.53%) Senior Support Engineer
5 13 (30.23%) Juniper Engineer
5 13 (30.23%) Switch Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Network Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.98%) Statistics
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.98%) Analytics
3 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.33%) Change Management
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL
4 1 (2.33%) Network Design
4 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
4 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.33%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) CCNP
1 26 (60.47%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CCIP
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) F5
2 42 (97.67%) Cisco
3 39 (90.70%) CheckPoint
3 39 (90.70%) Juniper
4 22 (51.16%) NetScout
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.30%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) Aruba
7 1 (2.33%) Ciena
7 1 (2.33%) Nortel
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
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