The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 48 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Permanent jobs citing F5 97 85 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.12% 3.47% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 9.66% 6.94% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 88 67 73
Average salary £55,000 £52,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,600 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
F5
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1004 1224 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 53.01% 49.90% 52.69%
Number of salaries quoted 829 854 908
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,850 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

F5
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Reading region.

F5 Salary Trend in Reading

F5
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

F5 Salary Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing F5 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 F5.

1 203 (92.69%) Firewall
2 166 (75.80%) CheckPoint
3 162 (73.97%) Cisco
4 130 (59.36%) Juniper
5 99 (45.21%) Cisco ASA
6 96 (43.84%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (41.10%) Palo Alto
8 87 (39.73%) Linux
9 85 (38.81%) TCP/IP
10 77 (35.16%) CCNP
11 64 (29.22%) Blue Coat
12 63 (28.77%) Windows
13 59 (26.94%) ITIL
14 58 (26.48%) Unix
15 57 (26.03%) MPLS
16 54 (24.66%) Solaris
16 54 (24.66%) Sourcefire
17 53 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 52 (23.74%) Windows 2000
18 52 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
19 51 (23.29%) BGP
20 50 (22.83%) OSPF
21 49 (22.37%) Network Security
22 44 (20.09%) CCIE
23 43 (19.63%) DNS
23 43 (19.63%) German Language
24 42 (19.18%) BIG-IP
25 41 (18.72%) Crossbeam
25 41 (18.72%) Information Security
25 41 (18.72%) Risk Management

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing F5 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 F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (11.42%) JBoss
2 24 (10.96%) nginx
2 24 (10.96%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.91%) IIS
3 2 (0.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) IaaS
2 1 (0.46%) PaaS
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 203 (92.69%) Firewall
2 99 (45.21%) Cisco ASA
3 85 (38.81%) TCP/IP
4 57 (26.03%) MPLS
5 51 (23.29%) BGP
6 50 (22.83%) OSPF
7 49 (22.37%) Network Security
8 43 (19.63%) DNS
9 42 (19.18%) BIG-IP
10 39 (17.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (16.89%) WAN
12 33 (15.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 29 (13.24%) Wireless
14 25 (11.42%) VPN
15 23 (10.50%) Cisco PIX
16 22 (10.05%) tcpdump
16 22 (10.05%) Wireshark
17 20 (9.13%) EIGRP
17 20 (9.13%) SSL
18 16 (7.31%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.96%) Hadoop
1 24 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (10.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 24 (10.96%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (19.63%) German Language
2 26 (11.87%) Finance
2 26 (11.87%) French Language
3 18 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.48%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) Billing
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (44.75%) Network Engineer
2 66 (30.14%) Security Engineer
3 55 (25.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 44 (20.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 38 (17.35%) Juniper Engineer
6 35 (15.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (14.61%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (13.70%) Support Engineer
9 26 (11.87%) Network Support
9 26 (11.87%) Network Support Engineer
10 25 (11.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 21 (9.59%) Analyst
11 21 (9.59%) Security Analyst
12 17 (7.76%) Senior Network Support
12 17 (7.76%) Senior Network Support Engineer
13 16 (7.31%) Senior Support Engineer
14 15 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 14 (6.39%) Consultant
15 14 (6.39%) Security Consultant
16 13 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.96%) Web Services
2 3 (1.37%) CSS
3 2 (0.91%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) CGI
4 1 (0.46%) HTML
4 1 (0.46%) J2EE
4 1 (0.46%) Middleware
4 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.96%) Visualisation
2 22 (10.05%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.57%) Replication
4 5 (2.28%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (1.83%) Statistics
6 3 (1.37%) Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 87 (39.73%) Linux
2 63 (28.77%) Windows
3 58 (26.48%) Unix
4 54 (24.66%) Solaris
5 53 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (23.74%) Windows 2000
6 52 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.48%) CentOS
7 12 (5.48%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.94%) ITIL
2 41 (18.72%) Information Security
2 41 (18.72%) Risk Management
3 36 (16.44%) Load Balancing
4 24 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (10.96%) Customer Engagement
4 24 (10.96%) Data Protection
4 24 (10.96%) Data Visualisation
4 24 (10.96%) DevOps
4 24 (10.96%) Scrum
5 17 (7.76%) Presales
6 15 (6.85%) Coaching
6 15 (6.85%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.48%) Analytics
8 11 (5.02%) Case Management
8 11 (5.02%) Performance Improvement
9 10 (4.57%) Change Management
9 10 (4.57%) Network Design
10 8 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (2.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.07%) Perl
2 29 (13.24%) Python
3 24 (10.96%) Ruby
4 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.91%) SQL
6 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 96 (43.84%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (35.16%) CCNP
3 44 (20.09%) CCIE
4 29 (13.24%) CCNA
5 24 (10.96%) CCSE
6 8 (3.65%) CCDP
7 7 (3.20%) CCSA
7 7 (3.20%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (2.74%) Degree
8 6 (2.74%) JNCIA
9 5 (2.28%) CCSP
9 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.28%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.83%) CCIP
11 3 (1.37%) CCDA
11 3 (1.37%) CISSP
11 3 (1.37%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.37%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.46%) GCIA
12 1 (0.46%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.87%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) SAS 70
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (10.96%) Docker
2 8 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.46%) iptables
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.46%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.46%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 166 (75.80%) CheckPoint
2 162 (73.97%) Cisco
3 130 (59.36%) Juniper
4 90 (41.10%) Palo Alto
5 64 (29.22%) Blue Coat
6 54 (24.66%) Sourcefire
7 41 (18.72%) Crossbeam
8 21 (9.59%) NetScout
8 21 (9.59%) VMware
9 19 (8.68%) Red Hat
10 18 (8.22%) Forcepoint
11 14 (6.39%) Fortinet
12 9 (4.11%) Nokia
13 7 (3.20%) Microsoft
14 5 (2.28%) ArcSight
14 5 (2.28%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (2.28%) Radware
15 4 (1.83%) HP
16 3 (1.37%) EMC
16 3 (1.37%) Foundry
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