The first table below looks at the demand for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 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 of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 372 384 420
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +36
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 63 62 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.21% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 25
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,400 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +10.55%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4934 5114 5197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.76% 23.18% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3762 3986 4309
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +21 30 £52,500 +1.94%
Surrey -2 16 £40,000 -4.76%
West Sussex - 10 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £42,500 -29.16%
Middlesex +2 2 - -
Hampshire -6 1 £52,500 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP.

1 81 (87.10%) Firewall
2 64 (68.82%) F5
3 57 (61.29%) Cisco
4 49 (52.69%) WAN
5 47 (50.54%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (50.54%) CheckPoint
6 46 (49.46%) CCNP
7 39 (41.94%) Juniper
8 37 (39.78%) Windows
9 35 (37.63%) LAN
10 33 (35.48%) TCP/IP
11 31 (33.33%) ITIL
12 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
13 25 (26.88%) Linux
14 24 (25.81%) VPN
14 24 (25.81%) VMware
14 24 (25.81%) Load Balancing
15 23 (24.73%) Network Security
15 23 (24.73%) UNIX
16 21 (22.58%) DNS
16 21 (22.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 20 (21.51%) OSPF
18 19 (20.43%) IPsec
18 19 (20.43%) MPLS
18 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
19 18 (19.35%) CCNA
19 18 (19.35%) BGP
20 17 (18.28%) PRINCE2
21 16 (17.20%) Project Management
21 16 (17.20%) SMTP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (17.20%) Apache
2 12 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 12 (12.90%) Apache Solr
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 81 (87.10%) Firewall
2 49 (52.69%) WAN
3 35 (37.63%) LAN
4 33 (35.48%) TCP/IP
5 24 (25.81%) VPN
6 23 (24.73%) Network Security
7 21 (22.58%) DNS
7 21 (22.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 20 (21.51%) OSPF
9 19 (20.43%) IPsec
9 19 (20.43%) MPLS
10 18 (19.35%) BGP
11 16 (17.20%) SMTP
11 16 (17.20%) SSL
12 15 (16.13%) ATM
13 13 (13.98%) Internet
14 12 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 12 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (9.68%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) MySQL
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.15%) Redis
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
General
1 15 (16.13%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.51%) Security Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (18.28%) Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) Network Analyst
6 14 (15.05%) IP Engineer
7 12 (12.90%) Support Engineer
8 10 (10.75%) Consultant
9 9 (9.68%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 9 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (9.68%) Administrator
10 8 (8.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (8.60%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (7.53%) Network Support
11 7 (7.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (7.53%) Senior Support Engineer
11 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 7 (7.53%) UNIX Administrator
11 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) LAMP
2 1 (1.08%) Lucene
2 1 (1.08%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Clustering
2 9 (9.68%) Smartphone
3 6 (6.45%) Replication
4 5 (5.38%) Firmware
5 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.08%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.78%) Windows
2 25 (26.88%) Linux
3 23 (24.73%) UNIX
4 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.33%) ITIL
2 24 (25.81%) Load Balancing
3 17 (18.28%) PRINCE2
4 16 (17.20%) Project Management
5 15 (16.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 15 (16.13%) Data Security
6 12 (12.90%) Problem Management
7 9 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.53%) Change Management
9 5 (5.38%) Validation
9 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.38%) Network Management
9 5 (5.38%) Capacity Management
10 4 (4.30%) Product Management
11 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.23%) DevOps
12 2 (2.15%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) Java
1 6 (6.45%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) PHP
2 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.15%) Ruby
3 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.15%) Python
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (50.54%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (49.46%) CCNP
3 18 (19.35%) CCNA
4 15 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (11.83%) MCSE
5 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (10.75%) CCSA
6 10 (10.75%) CCSE
7 9 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (9.68%) CISSP
8 7 (7.53%) MCSA
9 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
10 5 (5.38%) CCIE
11 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.08%) HNC
12 1 (1.08%) CCDP
12 1 (1.08%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.20%) vSphere
3 9 (9.68%) XenApp
3 9 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 9 (9.68%) ProxySG
4 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.15%) KVM
6 2 (2.15%) Xen
6 2 (2.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) SCSM
2 12 (12.90%) FortiGate
3 10 (10.75%) SCCM
3 10 (10.75%) SCOM
4 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (9.68%) Foglight
5 7 (7.53%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.23%) WSUS
7 2 (2.15%) Salt
7 2 (2.15%) collectd
7 2 (2.15%) StatsD
7 2 (2.15%) logstash
7 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.15%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (68.82%) F5
2 57 (61.29%) Cisco
3 47 (50.54%) CheckPoint
4 39 (41.94%) Juniper
5 24 (25.81%) VMware
6 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.75%) Citrix
8 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds
8 9 (9.68%) Blue Coat
9 7 (7.53%) Veeam
10 6 (6.45%) hybris
11 5 (5.38%) Huawei
12 3 (3.23%) Oracle
12 3 (3.23%) HP
12 3 (3.23%) Nokia
13 2 (2.15%) SaltStack
13 2 (2.15%) Rackspace
13 2 (2.15%) NetScout
13 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.15%) Mercator