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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 126 125 130
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 14 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.60% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 2.00% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 2
Average salary £60,000 £50,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.81% +1.00%
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
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
761 700 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.91% 30.02% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 423 520 422
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) CCNP
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (88.24%) CheckPoint
3 15 (88.24%) Firewall
4 12 (70.59%) FortiGate
4 12 (70.59%) TCP/IP
5 11 (64.71%) Network Security
6 9 (52.94%) Blue Coat
6 9 (52.94%) ProxySG
6 9 (52.94%) CCSE
6 9 (52.94%) CCSA
6 9 (52.94%) Smartphone
6 9 (52.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (52.94%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 9 (52.94%) CISSP
6 9 (52.94%) Broadband
6 9 (52.94%) Internet
6 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
7 7 (41.18%) Juniper
7 7 (41.18%) OSPF
7 7 (41.18%) BGP
7 7 (41.18%) VPN
8 6 (35.29%) MPLS
9 5 (29.41%) IPsec
9 5 (29.41%) Validation
9 5 (29.41%) SNMP
9 5 (29.41%) VoIP
9 5 (29.41%) Network Management

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (64.71%) Network Security
4 9 (52.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (52.94%) Broadband
4 9 (52.94%) Internet
5 7 (41.18%) OSPF
5 7 (41.18%) BGP
5 7 (41.18%) VPN
6 6 (35.29%) MPLS
7 5 (29.41%) IPsec
7 5 (29.41%) VoIP
7 5 (29.41%) FWSM
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (29.41%) SNMP
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
9 2 (11.76%) DNS
9 2 (11.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Security Engineer
1 14 (82.35%) IP Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior IP Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Design Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Design Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Advisor
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (29.41%) Network Management
2 5 (29.41%) Capacity Management
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
2 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) CCNP
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCSA
2 9 (52.94%) CCSE
2 9 (52.94%) CISSP
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco
3 15 (88.24%) CheckPoint
4 9 (52.94%) Blue Coat
5 7 (41.18%) Juniper
6 5 (29.41%) Huawei
7 2 (11.76%) NetScout
7 2 (11.76%) Nortel
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) VMware