The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 89 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Permanent jobs citing F5 10 30 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.83% 2.79% 2.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 5.55% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 27
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,400 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
F5
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
560 541 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 46.36% 50.23% 49.38%
Number of salaries quoted 467 472 467
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £26,739
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

F5
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the South Wales region.

F5 Salary Trend in South Wales

F5
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in South Wales

F5
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
(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
Bridgend 0 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Caerphilly -1 4 £75,000 +100.00%
Cardiff -8 2 £42,500 +13.33%
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing F5 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 F5.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
1 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (52.00%) BGP
4 13 (52.00%) OSPF
5 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
5 12 (48.00%) Juniper
5 12 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (48.00%) Network Security
6 10 (40.00%) Nokia
7 9 (36.00%) IPv6
7 9 (36.00%) Citrix
7 9 (36.00%) MPLS
7 9 (36.00%) SolarWinds
7 9 (36.00%) Product Management
7 9 (36.00%) BIG-IP
7 9 (36.00%) Load Balancing
7 9 (36.00%) NetScaler
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (36.00%) Spanning Tree
7 9 (36.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (28.00%) SLA
9 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
10 6 (24.00%) Wireless
10 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (24.00%) CCNP
11 4 (16.00%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing F5 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 F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Lync
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) BGP
2 13 (52.00%) OSPF
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (48.00%) Network Security
4 9 (36.00%) IPv6
4 9 (36.00%) MPLS
4 9 (36.00%) BIG-IP
4 9 (36.00%) NetScaler
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (36.00%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (24.00%) Wireless
6 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (16.00%) PPP
6 4 (16.00%) RIP
6 4 (16.00%) VPN
6 4 (16.00%) ADSL
6 4 (16.00%) Broadband
6 4 (16.00%) ISDN
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Network Architect
2 11 (44.00%) Architect
3 8 (32.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (36.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (16.00%) Statistics
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Product Management
1 9 (36.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) Network Design
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Network Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (24.00%) CCNP
4 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 4 (16.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
2 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) OpenView
1 4 (16.00%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (16.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (48.00%) Juniper
3 10 (40.00%) Nokia
4 9 (36.00%) Citrix
4 9 (36.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) Nortel
7 4 (16.00%) Avaya
7 4 (16.00%) Siemens
7 4 (16.00%) BMC
7 4 (16.00%) Remedy
7 4 (16.00%) SAP
7 4 (16.00%) 3Com
7 4 (16.00%) VMware
7 4 (16.00%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.00%) Websense
8 1 (4.00%) McAfee