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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 95 47 67
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +20
Permanent jobs citing F5 2 47 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.16% 4.10% 1.83%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 8.51% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2 46 20
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £36,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
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
509 552 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 41.55% 48.21% 44.33%
Number of salaries quoted 439 502 421
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,000 £50,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -10 1 £27,500 -24.65%
Cardiff -26 1 £65,000 +18.18%
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (94.44%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) OSPF
3 11 (61.11%) BGP
3 11 (61.11%) Nokia
3 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
3 11 (61.11%) Network Security
3 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 7 (38.89%) Juniper
5 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
6 6 (33.33%) MPLS
6 6 (33.33%) Product Management
6 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
6 6 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (33.33%) BMC
6 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 6 (33.33%) BIG-IP
6 6 (33.33%) OpenView
6 6 (33.33%) IPv6
6 6 (33.33%) SLA
7 5 (27.78%) PPP
7 5 (27.78%) RIP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (22.22%) Lync
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) OSPF
2 11 (61.11%) BGP
2 11 (61.11%) Network Security
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 6 (33.33%) MPLS
3 6 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (33.33%) IPv6
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
4 5 (27.78%) PPP
4 5 (27.78%) RIP
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
4 5 (27.78%) ADSL
4 5 (27.78%) Broadband
4 5 (27.78%) ISDN
4 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (27.78%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 6 (33.33%) Product Management
2 5 (27.78%) Network Management
3 4 (22.22%) Change Management
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Business Development
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VB
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) OpenView
2 5 (27.78%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (27.78%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
2 11 (61.11%) Nokia
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
5 6 (33.33%) BMC
5 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 5 (27.78%) Remedy
6 5 (27.78%) 3Com
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) Nortel
6 5 (27.78%) SonicWALL
7 4 (22.22%) SAP
7 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 4 (22.22%) Siemens
8 1 (5.56%) NetScout
8 1 (5.56%) CA