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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 384 384 446
Rank change year-on-year
0 +62
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 62 89 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.42% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.91% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 57 73 23
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,500 £46,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+25.13% -6.50%
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
4238 4666 4932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.18% 21.97% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3532 3504 3848
Median salary £45,000 £44,375 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% +5.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 6 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 6 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 -8 26 £65,000 +4.00%
West Sussex -15 20 £53,750 +34.37%
Surrey +1 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Hampshire +7 3 - -
Middlesex +6 2 £43,750 -7.89%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 100 (91.74%) F5
2 74 (67.89%) Firewall
3 72 (66.06%) Cisco
4 71 (65.14%) WAN
5 57 (52.29%) Juniper
5 57 (52.29%) CheckPoint
6 55 (50.46%) LAN
7 53 (48.62%) Cisco ASA
8 48 (44.04%) VPN
8 48 (44.04%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (43.12%) DNS
9 47 (43.12%) CCNP
9 47 (43.12%) Load Balancing
10 44 (40.37%) VMware
10 44 (40.37%) SSL
11 40 (36.70%) TCP/IP
12 38 (34.86%) MPLS
13 37 (33.94%) OSPF
13 37 (33.94%) BGP
14 34 (31.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 32 (29.36%) Data Centre
16 27 (24.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 26 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (22.02%) ICMP
18 24 (22.02%) DHCP
18 24 (22.02%) FTP
18 24 (22.02%) HTTP
18 24 (22.02%) Wireshark
19 23 (21.10%) NetScout
19 23 (21.10%) Telecoms

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 (0.92%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (67.89%) Firewall
2 71 (65.14%) WAN
3 55 (50.46%) LAN
4 53 (48.62%) Cisco ASA
5 48 (44.04%) VPN
6 47 (43.12%) DNS
7 44 (40.37%) SSL
8 40 (36.70%) TCP/IP
9 38 (34.86%) MPLS
10 37 (33.94%) BGP
10 37 (33.94%) OSPF
11 34 (31.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 27 (24.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 24 (22.02%) DHCP
13 24 (22.02%) FTP
13 24 (22.02%) HTTP
13 24 (22.02%) ICMP
13 24 (22.02%) Wireshark
14 23 (21.10%) tcpdump
15 22 (20.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) MySQL
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
1 23 (21.10%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 71 (65.14%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.02%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (18.35%) Support Engineer
4 19 (17.43%) LAN Engineer
4 19 (17.43%) Network Support
4 19 (17.43%) Network Support Engineer
5 18 (16.51%) Senior Network Support
5 18 (16.51%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 18 (16.51%) Senior Support Engineer
6 17 (15.60%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (15.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (14.68%) Administrator
7 16 (14.68%) Network Administrator
8 14 (12.84%) Switch Engineer
9 13 (11.93%) Juniper Engineer
10 7 (6.42%) Lead Network Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) IP Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) LAN Administrator
11 6 (5.50%) Network Operations Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) REST
1 12 (11.01%) SOAP
2 7 (6.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (29.36%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.01%) Algorithms
3 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.34%) IVR
5 7 (6.42%) Statistics
6 2 (1.83%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) Debian
3 1 (0.92%) Solaris
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.12%) Load Balancing
2 22 (20.18%) Data Centre Operations
3 13 (11.93%) Incident Management
3 13 (11.93%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (7.34%) ITIL
5 7 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.75%) Analytics
7 3 (2.75%) Project Management
8 2 (1.83%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.83%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (1.83%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.83%) Process Management
8 2 (1.83%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.83%) Service Management
9 1 (0.92%) Change Management
9 1 (0.92%) E-Commerce
9 1 (0.92%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (0.92%) Network Design
9 1 (0.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) Tcl
2 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (44.04%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (43.12%) CCNP
3 18 (16.51%) CCNA
4 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.59%) CCIP
5 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.67%) CCIE
6 4 (3.67%) CCSA
7 2 (1.83%) CCSE
7 2 (1.83%) CCSP
7 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.92%) HNC
8 1 (0.92%) HND
8 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.92%) LPIC
8 1 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) SAS 70
System Software
1 26 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (20.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.42%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (91.74%) F5
2 72 (66.06%) Cisco
3 57 (52.29%) CheckPoint
3 57 (52.29%) Juniper
4 44 (40.37%) VMware
5 23 (21.10%) NetScout
6 9 (8.26%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) Aruba
9 1 (0.92%) CA
9 1 (0.92%) EMC
9 1 (0.92%) hybris
9 1 (0.92%) IronPort
9 1 (0.92%) NetApp
9 1 (0.92%) Nortel
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle
9 1 (0.92%) Sun
9 1 (0.92%) Symantec