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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 416 390 400
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 22 28 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 20 19 29
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.94%
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
4418 4222 4887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.81% 20.32% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3405 3287 3916
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
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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 -6 9 £50,000 -16.66% 1
West Sussex -1 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Middlesex +8 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Surrey -8 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £45,000 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 42 (84.00%) Firewall
2 32 (64.00%) F5
3 29 (58.00%) Cisco
4 27 (54.00%) Network Security
5 24 (48.00%) BGP
6 22 (44.00%) DNS
7 21 (42.00%) OSPF
8 20 (40.00%) Juniper
8 20 (40.00%) Linux
9 19 (38.00%) TCP/IP
9 19 (38.00%) VPN
9 19 (38.00%) SSL
9 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (36.00%) EIGRP
10 18 (36.00%) MySQL
11 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
11 17 (34.00%) CCNP
11 17 (34.00%) VMware
12 16 (32.00%) UNIX
13 15 (30.00%) Apache
13 15 (30.00%) Tomcat
13 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
13 15 (30.00%) PCI DSS
13 15 (30.00%) Apache Solr
13 15 (30.00%) vSphere
13 15 (30.00%) hybris
14 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
15 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (20.00%) Wireshark
17 9 (18.00%) NetScout

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 15 (30.00%) Apache
1 15 (30.00%) Tomcat
1 15 (30.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (84.00%) Firewall
2 27 (54.00%) Network Security
3 24 (48.00%) BGP
4 22 (44.00%) DNS
5 21 (42.00%) OSPF
6 19 (38.00%) TCP/IP
6 19 (38.00%) VPN
6 19 (38.00%) SSL
7 18 (36.00%) EIGRP
8 10 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (18.00%) tcpdump
10 7 (14.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (8.00%) VPLS
12 4 (8.00%) WAN
12 4 (8.00%) LAN
12 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (6.00%) FWSM
13 3 (6.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.00%) Redis
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 20 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (30.00%) Administrator
3 15 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 7 (14.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) UNIX Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Security Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.00%) IVR
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Debian
4 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (18.00%) Line Management
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.00%) DevOps
7 1 (2.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 1 (2.00%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.00%) High Availability
7 1 (2.00%) Change Control
7 1 (2.00%) Network Management
7 1 (2.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) OOP
7 1 (2.00%) OO
7 1 (2.00%) CRM
7 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.00%) CCSA
3 6 (12.00%) CCSE
3 6 (12.00%) CCIE
3 6 (12.00%) VCP4
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
5 3 (6.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) CCDA
6 1 (2.00%) CCDP
6 1 (2.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) vSphere
2 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) Samba
3 2 (4.00%) NFS
3 2 (4.00%) XenServer
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) KVM
4 1 (2.00%) Varnish
4 1 (2.00%) Xen
4 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.00%) WMI
3 1 (2.00%) Graphite
3 1 (2.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.00%) collectd
3 1 (2.00%) StatsD
3 1 (2.00%) logstash
3 1 (2.00%) Salt
3 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) F5
2 29 (58.00%) Cisco
3 20 (40.00%) Juniper
4 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
4 17 (34.00%) VMware
5 15 (30.00%) hybris
6 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (18.00%) NetScout
8 5 (10.00%) Nokia
9 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.00%) EMC
10 2 (4.00%) Nortel
10 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 2 (4.00%) CA
10 2 (4.00%) NetApp
11 1 (2.00%) SaltStack
11 1 (2.00%) Aruba
11 1 (2.00%) Riverbed
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