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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 108 129 141
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 19 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 0.85% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 3.02% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 2
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £46,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -5.10%
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
512 663 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.54% 28.30% 31.32%
Number of salaries quoted 409 373 463
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £66,500
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 29 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 45 (100.00%) F5
2 44 (97.78%) Firewall
2 44 (97.78%) Cisco
3 43 (95.56%) Cisco ASA
4 41 (91.11%) Juniper
4 41 (91.11%) CheckPoint
5 38 (84.44%) MPLS
6 37 (82.22%) OSPF
6 37 (82.22%) BGP
7 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (62.22%) CCNP
7 28 (62.22%) WAN
8 24 (53.33%) Wireshark
8 24 (53.33%) NetScout
8 24 (53.33%) tcpdump
9 15 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 14 (31.11%) VPN
10 14 (31.11%) DNS
10 14 (31.11%) SSL
10 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
10 14 (31.11%) Finance
10 14 (31.11%) EIGRP
11 11 (24.44%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
13 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
14 4 (8.89%) NetScreen
14 4 (8.89%) Internet
14 4 (8.89%) VMware
14 4 (8.89%) LAN
14 4 (8.89%) SAN

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 (2.22%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (97.78%) Firewall
2 43 (95.56%) Cisco ASA
3 38 (84.44%) MPLS
4 37 (82.22%) BGP
4 37 (82.22%) OSPF
5 28 (62.22%) WAN
6 24 (53.33%) tcpdump
6 24 (53.33%) Wireshark
7 15 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 14 (31.11%) DNS
8 14 (31.11%) EIGRP
8 14 (31.11%) SSL
8 14 (31.11%) VPN
9 4 (8.89%) Internet
9 4 (8.89%) LAN
9 4 (8.89%) NetScreen
9 4 (8.89%) SAN
10 3 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (6.67%) Network Security
10 3 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
1 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 23 (51.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (44.44%) Network Support
3 20 (44.44%) Network Support Engineer
3 20 (44.44%) Senior Network Support
3 20 (44.44%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 20 (44.44%) Senior Support Engineer
3 20 (44.44%) Support Engineer
4 17 (37.78%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (37.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (28.89%) Juniper Engineer
5 13 (28.89%) Switch Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.67%) Analytics
3 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.22%) Change Management
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL
4 1 (2.22%) Network Design
4 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.22%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.22%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) CCNP
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) CCIE
3 1 (2.22%) CCIP
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SAS 70
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) F5
2 44 (97.78%) Cisco
3 41 (91.11%) CheckPoint
3 41 (91.11%) Juniper
4 24 (53.33%) NetScout
5 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) Aruba
7 1 (2.22%) Ciena
7 1 (2.22%) Nortel
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat