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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 54 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs citing F5 31 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.94% 2.15% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 6.87% 5.15% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 24 16
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.52%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
451 505 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 42.75% 41.77% 50.80%
Number of salaries quoted 418 450 452
Average salary £35,250 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.42% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 12 £68,750 +19.56%
Bridgend +19 6 £41,250 -25.00% 1
Caerphilly - 4 £36,250 -
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 69 (100.00%) Cisco
2 67 (97.10%) Firewall
3 64 (92.75%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (82.61%) CCNP
5 41 (59.42%) CheckPoint
6 40 (57.97%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (53.62%) Juniper
8 31 (44.93%) LAN
9 28 (40.58%) Security Cleared
10 27 (39.13%) SC Cleared
11 24 (34.78%) Load Balancing
12 23 (33.33%) WAN
12 23 (33.33%) BGP
13 19 (27.54%) CCSE
13 19 (27.54%) JNCIS
14 18 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (26.09%) VPN
14 18 (26.09%) SLA
15 17 (24.64%) Network Design
16 16 (23.19%) CCNA
16 16 (23.19%) MPLS
16 16 (23.19%) McAfee
17 15 (21.74%) OSPF
18 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
19 12 (17.39%) Network Security
20 11 (15.94%) IPsec
21 10 (14.49%) Internet
21 10 (14.49%) CCIE
22 9 (13.04%) CiscoWorks
22 9 (13.04%) Linux

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.14%) MS Office
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 67 (97.10%) Firewall
2 40 (57.97%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (44.93%) LAN
4 23 (33.33%) WAN
4 23 (33.33%) BGP
5 18 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
5 18 (26.09%) VPN
6 16 (23.19%) MPLS
7 15 (21.74%) OSPF
8 12 (17.39%) Network Security
9 11 (15.94%) IPsec
10 10 (14.49%) Internet
11 9 (13.04%) EIGRP
12 8 (11.59%) FWSM
12 8 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (11.59%) HSRP
12 8 (11.59%) VRRP
13 7 (10.14%) RIP
13 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 6 (8.70%) Legal
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Escalation Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Security Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Network Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Network Team Leader
6 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
6 5 (7.25%) Network Support
6 5 (7.25%) Operations Team Leader
6 5 (7.25%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Network Architect
10 1 (1.45%) Consultant
10 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.45%) Statistics
1 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
3 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Load Balancing
2 17 (24.64%) Network Design
3 8 (11.59%) Capacity Management
3 8 (11.59%) ITIL
4 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.45%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.45%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 64 (92.75%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (82.61%) CCNP
3 28 (40.58%) Security Cleared
4 27 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 19 (27.54%) CCSE
5 19 (27.54%) JNCIS
6 16 (23.19%) CCNA
7 10 (14.49%) CCIE
8 7 (10.14%) CCDA
9 6 (8.70%) Degree
9 6 (8.70%) JNCIA
9 6 (8.70%) JNCIE
9 6 (8.70%) CCSA
9 6 (8.70%) CISSP
10 5 (7.25%) SAP Certification
11 1 (1.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.09%) SLA
2 5 (7.25%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.45%) OPNET
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.45%) Netcool
2 1 (1.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (59.42%) CheckPoint
3 37 (53.62%) Juniper
4 16 (23.19%) McAfee
5 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
6 9 (13.04%) Websense
6 9 (13.04%) Blue Coat
7 7 (10.14%) SonicWALL
7 7 (10.14%) Lumension
7 7 (10.14%) Aruba
8 6 (8.70%) VMware
8 6 (8.70%) HP
9 5 (7.25%) SAP
10 1 (1.45%) Compuware
10 1 (1.45%) IBM
10 1 (1.45%) Citrix
10 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Hyphen
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago