The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 400 370 441
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +71
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 45 94 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 2.07% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42 72 27
Median salary £60,000 £45,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.14% -3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £46,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -5.10%
BIG-IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3943 4532 4901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.32% 21.78% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3240 3455 3840
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East 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 the South East

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South East region.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in the South East

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in the South East

BIG-IP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -5 20 £65,000 +4.00%
West Sussex -12 16 £60,000 +41.17%
Surrey -8 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Hampshire +23 2 - - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 94 (91.26%) F5
2 70 (67.96%) Firewall
3 68 (66.02%) Cisco
4 67 (65.05%) WAN
5 56 (54.37%) CheckPoint
6 55 (53.40%) Juniper
7 52 (50.49%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (48.54%) LAN
9 46 (44.66%) VPN
9 46 (44.66%) CCNP
9 46 (44.66%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (43.69%) DNS
11 44 (42.72%) SSL
12 43 (41.75%) Load Balancing
13 41 (39.81%) VMware
14 39 (37.86%) MPLS
15 38 (36.89%) OSPF
15 38 (36.89%) BGP
15 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
16 30 (29.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 30 (29.13%) Data Centre
17 26 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (24.27%) Wireshark
18 25 (24.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 24 (23.30%) tcpdump
19 24 (23.30%) NetScout
20 23 (22.33%) Telecoms
21 22 (21.36%) Finance
21 22 (21.36%) DHCP
21 22 (21.36%) FTP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (0.97%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (67.96%) Firewall
2 67 (65.05%) WAN
3 52 (50.49%) Cisco ASA
4 50 (48.54%) LAN
5 46 (44.66%) VPN
6 45 (43.69%) DNS
7 44 (42.72%) SSL
8 39 (37.86%) MPLS
9 38 (36.89%) BGP
9 38 (36.89%) OSPF
9 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
10 30 (29.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 25 (24.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 25 (24.27%) Wireshark
12 24 (23.30%) tcpdump
13 22 (21.36%) DHCP
13 22 (21.36%) FTP
13 22 (21.36%) HTTP
13 22 (21.36%) ICMP
13 22 (21.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) MySQL
General
1 23 (22.33%) Telecoms
2 22 (21.36%) Finance
3 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 67 (65.05%) Network Engineer
2 26 (25.24%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (20.39%) Support Engineer
4 20 (19.42%) LAN Engineer
4 20 (19.42%) Network Support
4 20 (19.42%) Network Support Engineer
4 20 (19.42%) Senior Network Support
4 20 (19.42%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 20 (19.42%) Senior Support Engineer
5 17 (16.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 17 (16.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 15 (14.56%) Administrator
6 15 (14.56%) Network Administrator
7 13 (12.62%) Juniper Engineer
7 13 (12.62%) Switch Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) IP Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) LAN Administrator
9 5 (4.85%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) REST
1 9 (8.74%) SOAP
2 5 (4.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.13%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.74%) Algorithms
4 8 (7.77%) IVR
5 5 (4.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.97%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.71%) Linux
2 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.94%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) Debian
3 1 (0.97%) Solaris
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.75%) Load Balancing
2 22 (21.36%) Data Centre Operations
3 15 (14.56%) Incident Management
4 13 (12.62%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.83%) ITIL
7 4 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.91%) Analytics
8 3 (2.91%) Project Management
9 2 (1.94%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (1.94%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.94%) Process Management
9 2 (1.94%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.94%) Service Management
10 1 (0.97%) Change Management
10 1 (0.97%) Data Protection
10 1 (0.97%) E-Commerce
10 1 (0.97%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (0.97%) Network Design
10 1 (0.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) Tcl
2 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (44.66%) CCNP
1 46 (44.66%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (15.53%) CCNA
3 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) CCIE
5 4 (3.88%) CCSA
6 3 (2.91%) CCIP
7 2 (1.94%) CCSE
7 2 (1.94%) CCSP
7 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.94%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.97%) Degree
8 1 (0.97%) HNC
8 1 (0.97%) HND
8 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.97%) LPIC
8 1 (0.97%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) SAS 70
System Software
1 26 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (4.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (91.26%) F5
2 68 (66.02%) Cisco
3 56 (54.37%) CheckPoint
4 55 (53.40%) Juniper
5 41 (39.81%) VMware
6 24 (23.30%) NetScout
7 8 (7.77%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.94%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.97%) CA
10 1 (0.97%) Ciena
10 1 (0.97%) EMC
10 1 (0.97%) hybris
10 1 (0.97%) IBM
10 1 (0.97%) IronPort
10 1 (0.97%) NetApp
10 1 (0.97%) Nortel
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle
10 1 (0.97%) Sun
10 1 (0.97%) Symantec
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