The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Shropshire region.

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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank - 23 38
Permanent jobs citing F5 0 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire - 4.84% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category - 7.23% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Vendors Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
88 83 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 72.73% 66.94% 56.28%
Number of salaries quoted 67 45 74
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
F5
West Midlands

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

F5
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

F5 Salary Trend in Shropshire

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) OPNET
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds