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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 419 396 401
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 32 42 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.79% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 24
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £69,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4971 5301 5575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.68% 23.62% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3868 4225 4687
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +12 12 £40,000 +2.56%
Kent -14 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Berkshire -11 6 £60,000 +9.09%
Surrey 0 4 £48,750 -4.87%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (93.75%) Firewall
2 52 (81.25%) Cisco
3 49 (76.56%) CheckPoint
4 48 (75.00%) F5
5 38 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (51.56%) CCNP
7 29 (45.31%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (39.06%) FWSM
8 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
8 25 (39.06%) VMware
9 24 (37.50%) DNS
9 24 (37.50%) WAN
9 24 (37.50%) Network Security
10 23 (35.94%) BGP
11 22 (34.38%) MPLS
11 22 (34.38%) Juniper
11 22 (34.38%) CCNA
11 22 (34.38%) SMTP
11 22 (34.38%) LAN
11 22 (34.38%) Cisco PIX
12 20 (31.25%) OSPF
13 19 (29.69%) SNMP
13 19 (29.69%) DHCP
13 19 (29.69%) Windows
13 19 (29.69%) Blue Coat
13 19 (29.69%) Back Office
14 18 (28.13%) vSphere
14 18 (28.13%) Problem Management
14 18 (28.13%) Radio Access Network
14 18 (28.13%) ProxySG

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2007
1 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2013
1 11 (17.19%) Apache
1 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.06%) Tomcat
2 9 (14.06%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (93.75%) Firewall
2 29 (45.31%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (39.06%) FWSM
3 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
4 24 (37.50%) DNS
4 24 (37.50%) WAN
4 24 (37.50%) Network Security
5 23 (35.94%) BGP
6 22 (34.38%) MPLS
6 22 (34.38%) SMTP
6 22 (34.38%) LAN
6 22 (34.38%) Cisco PIX
7 20 (31.25%) OSPF
8 19 (29.69%) SNMP
8 19 (29.69%) DHCP
9 18 (28.13%) Radio Access Network
9 18 (28.13%) 3G
10 11 (17.19%) Broadband
11 9 (14.06%) VPN
11 9 (14.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.13%) Redis
2 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (29.69%) Back Office
2 13 (20.31%) Retail
3 11 (17.19%) Billing
3 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Security Engineer
2 19 (29.69%) IP Engineer
3 16 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 13 (20.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
6 10 (15.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) Network Support
9 7 (10.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (10.94%) Analyst
9 7 (10.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (10.94%) Senior Network Support
9 7 (10.94%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 7 (10.94%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (9.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Clustering
2 5 (7.81%) PKI
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.13%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Windows
2 17 (26.56%) Linux
3 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (17.19%) UNIX
5 5 (7.81%) AIX
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Problem Management
1 18 (28.13%) ITIL
2 14 (21.88%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (17.19%) CRM
4 9 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.94%) Project Management
6 5 (7.81%) Network Design
6 5 (7.81%) Data Security
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.81%) Network Management
6 5 (7.81%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (7.81%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.69%) Release Management
8 2 (3.13%) Change Control
8 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.13%) OOP
8 2 (3.13%) OO
8 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Java
1 3 (4.69%) Perl
2 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.13%) Ruby
2 2 (3.13%) Python
2 2 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (51.56%) CCNP
3 22 (34.38%) CCNA
4 11 (17.19%) CCIE
4 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (17.19%) MCSE
4 11 (17.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (14.06%) CCSA
5 9 (14.06%) CCSE
5 9 (14.06%) MCSA
6 7 (10.94%) Degree
7 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (7.81%) OSCP
8 3 (4.69%) CCDP
8 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.13%) HNC
10 1 (1.56%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) vSphere
1 18 (28.13%) ProxySG
2 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (17.19%) XenApp
3 11 (17.19%) XenDesktop
4 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.13%) Varnish
5 2 (3.13%) Xen
5 2 (3.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) SolarWinds Orion
1 11 (17.19%) Foglight
2 9 (14.06%) Backup Exec
2 9 (14.06%) SCCM
2 9 (14.06%) SCOM
3 5 (7.81%) SCSM
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) collectd
4 2 (3.13%) StatsD
4 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.13%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (81.25%) Cisco
2 49 (76.56%) CheckPoint
3 48 (75.00%) F5
4 25 (39.06%) VMware
5 22 (34.38%) Juniper
6 19 (29.69%) Blue Coat
7 14 (21.88%) Citrix
8 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 11 (17.19%) SolarWinds
10 9 (14.06%) Veeam
11 6 (9.38%) hybris
12 5 (7.81%) BT
12 5 (7.81%) Foundry
13 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
13 2 (3.13%) NetScout
13 2 (3.13%) Rackspace
13 2 (3.13%) SAP
13 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
13 2 (3.13%) Websense
13 2 (3.13%) Avaya