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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 74 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing F5 20 29 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.77% 2.53% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 3.80% 5.46% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 17
Average salary £43,750 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £45,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,350 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
527 531 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 46.51% 46.29% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 481 475 304
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Cardiff +12 10 £42,500 -17.07%
Bridgend +8 7 £55,000 -4.34%
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 50 (98.04%) Cisco
2 43 (84.31%) Firewall
2 43 (84.31%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (70.59%) CCNP
4 31 (60.78%) Juniper
5 30 (58.82%) CheckPoint
6 29 (56.86%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (45.10%) LAN
8 21 (41.18%) Network Design
9 20 (39.22%) WAN
10 19 (37.25%) BGP
10 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
11 18 (35.29%) SC Cleared
12 17 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
12 17 (33.33%) Load Balancing
13 14 (27.45%) OSPF
13 14 (27.45%) CCSE
13 14 (27.45%) JNCIS
14 13 (25.49%) MPLS
15 12 (23.53%) VPN
15 12 (23.53%) McAfee
16 11 (21.57%) Blue Coat
16 11 (21.57%) SonicWALL
17 10 (19.61%) CCIE
17 10 (19.61%) Finance
18 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
18 9 (17.65%) RIP
19 8 (15.69%) EIGRP
19 8 (15.69%) Windows
19 8 (15.69%) SLA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 43 (84.31%) Firewall
2 29 (56.86%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (45.10%) LAN
4 20 (39.22%) WAN
5 19 (37.25%) BGP
6 17 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
7 14 (27.45%) OSPF
8 13 (25.49%) MPLS
9 12 (23.53%) VPN
10 9 (17.65%) RIP
11 8 (15.69%) Network Security
11 8 (15.69%) EIGRP
12 7 (13.73%) VRRP
12 7 (13.73%) IPsec
12 7 (13.73%) HSRP
12 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (13.73%) Internet
13 5 (9.80%) Wireless
13 5 (9.80%) FWSM
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Architect
2 10 (19.61%) Network Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Escalation Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.80%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Support
7 2 (3.92%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Operations Team Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Network Operations Team Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
2 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Network Design
2 17 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Network Management
6 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.96%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Java
1 1 (1.96%) Perl
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
1 1 (1.96%) VB
1 1 (1.96%) Python
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (84.31%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (70.59%) CCNP
3 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
4 18 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 14 (27.45%) CCSE
5 14 (27.45%) JNCIS
6 10 (19.61%) CCIE
7 8 (15.69%) CCNA
8 4 (7.84%) CCSA
9 3 (5.88%) Degree
10 2 (3.92%) SAP Certification
11 1 (1.96%) CCDA
11 1 (1.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) OPNET
2 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (98.04%) Cisco
2 31 (60.78%) Juniper
3 30 (58.82%) CheckPoint
4 12 (23.53%) McAfee
5 11 (21.57%) Blue Coat
5 11 (21.57%) SonicWALL
6 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 7 (13.73%) Websense
7 7 (13.73%) Aruba
7 7 (13.73%) Lumension
8 4 (7.84%) Nokia
9 3 (5.88%) HP
9 3 (5.88%) VMware
10 2 (3.92%) SAP
11 1 (1.96%) BMC
11 1 (1.96%) CA
11 1 (1.96%) Citrix
11 1 (1.96%) Compuware
11 1 (1.96%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds