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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 63 62 71
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing F5 86 85 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.47% 3.50% 3.33%
As % of the Vendors category 7.01% 6.56% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 69 76 59
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
1227 1296 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 49.48% 53.40% 59.23%
Number of salaries quoted 852 917 1019
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 135 (93.10%) Firewall
2 124 (85.52%) Cisco
3 93 (64.14%) Juniper
4 79 (54.48%) CheckPoint
5 71 (48.97%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (39.31%) CCNP
7 49 (33.79%) TCP/IP
8 44 (30.34%) ITIL
9 43 (29.66%) Blue Coat
10 42 (28.97%) Linux
11 41 (28.28%) MPLS
12 35 (24.14%) BGP
12 35 (24.14%) Wireless
13 34 (23.45%) UNIX
13 34 (23.45%) Windows
14 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
15 32 (22.07%) CCNA
16 31 (21.38%) WAN
17 30 (20.69%) VMware
17 30 (20.69%) Load Balancing
17 30 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (19.31%) Cisco Nexus
19 27 (18.62%) SC Cleared
20 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2003
20 26 (17.93%) VPN
21 25 (17.24%) Network Security
22 24 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 24 (16.55%) OSPF

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (9.66%) IIS
2 8 (5.52%) Apache
3 5 (3.45%) Lync
4 2 (1.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) PaaS
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (93.10%) Firewall
2 49 (33.79%) TCP/IP
3 41 (28.28%) MPLS
4 35 (24.14%) BGP
4 35 (24.14%) Wireless
5 31 (21.38%) WAN
6 28 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (19.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (17.93%) VPN
8 25 (17.24%) Network Security
9 24 (16.55%) OSPF
10 23 (15.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 22 (15.17%) LAN
12 20 (13.79%) BIG-IP
13 19 (13.10%) EIGRP
14 18 (12.41%) VoIP
15 17 (11.72%) IPsec
16 14 (9.66%) Cisco PIX
17 13 (8.97%) DNS
17 13 (8.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) MySQL
General
1 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.59%) Finance
3 2 (1.38%) French Language
3 2 (1.38%) German Language
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 37 (25.52%) Security Engineer
3 19 (13.10%) Architect
3 19 (13.10%) Consultant
4 18 (12.41%) Network Architect
5 14 (9.66%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (7.59%) Senior Architect
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Network Architect
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Support Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.52%) Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Network Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Client Account Manager
11 5 (3.45%) Technical Manager
11 5 (3.45%) IT Consultant
11 5 (3.45%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) CSS
2 7 (4.83%) LAMP
3 2 (1.38%) CGI
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Statistics
2 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.38%) PKI
4 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.97%) Linux
2 34 (23.45%) UNIX
2 34 (23.45%) Windows
3 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (13.10%) Solaris
4 19 (13.10%) Windows 2000
5 11 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.34%) ITIL
2 30 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 22 (15.17%) Network Design
4 18 (12.41%) Mentoring
5 14 (9.66%) Coaching
6 9 (6.21%) Project Management
6 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.83%) Network Management
7 7 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (4.14%) Product Management
8 6 (4.14%) Line Management
8 6 (4.14%) Change Management
8 6 (4.14%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.45%) Information Security
9 5 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.76%) Stress Testing
11 3 (2.07%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.28%) SQL
2 6 (4.14%) Perl
2 6 (4.14%) PHP
3 3 (2.07%) Python
3 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.69%) C
4 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 71 (48.97%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (39.31%) CCNP
3 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
4 32 (22.07%) CCNA
5 27 (18.62%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.72%) CCIE
7 13 (8.97%) CCSP
8 11 (7.59%) CCSA
8 11 (7.59%) CCSE
9 8 (5.52%) Degree
10 7 (4.83%) CCDP
11 6 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (3.45%) MCSE
12 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (3.45%) JNCIP
13 4 (2.76%) JNCIE
13 4 (2.76%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.10%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.21%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.69%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 124 (85.52%) Cisco
2 93 (64.14%) Juniper
3 79 (54.48%) CheckPoint
4 43 (29.66%) Blue Coat
5 30 (20.69%) VMware
6 21 (14.48%) HP
7 20 (13.79%) Sourcefire
7 20 (13.79%) Fortinet
8 19 (13.10%) Crossbeam
9 13 (8.97%) McAfee
10 12 (8.28%) Aruba
11 11 (7.59%) ProCurve
11 11 (7.59%) Mitel
12 10 (6.90%) Websense
12 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
13 8 (5.52%) Nokia
14 7 (4.83%) Dell
15 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
15 6 (4.14%) Oracle
16 3 (2.07%) NetScout
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