The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank - - 214
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.50% +11.11%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1075 991 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.68% 17.11% 18.94%
Number of salaries quoted 895 770 863
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the South West

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

BIG-IP Salary Trend in the South West

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) Process Management
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (75.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) CCDP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) IT Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Process Management
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) CCDP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (75.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) VMware