The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 194 193 204
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Permanent jobs citing F5 44 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 1.14% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39 26 8
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2570 2463 2597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.35% 44.89% 45.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2235 2042 2211
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

F5
Salary Trend in the South West

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

F5 Salary Trend in the South West

F5
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in the South West

F5
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Bristol - 17 £62,500 - 11
Gloucestershire +2 10 £37,500 -11.76%
Wiltshire -23 10 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Somerset +13 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Devon - 2 £36,250 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 80 (89.89%) Cisco
2 62 (69.66%) Juniper
2 62 (69.66%) Firewall
3 45 (50.56%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (47.19%) CheckPoint
5 38 (42.70%) ITIL
6 35 (39.33%) Security Cleared
7 32 (35.96%) Network Design
8 29 (32.58%) CCNA
8 29 (32.58%) SC Cleared
9 28 (31.46%) Load Balancing
10 25 (28.09%) Finance
10 25 (28.09%) SLA
10 25 (28.09%) CCNP
11 22 (24.72%) WAN
11 22 (24.72%) Riverbed
12 21 (23.60%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (21.35%) Wireless
13 19 (21.35%) LAN
13 19 (21.35%) Barracuda Networks
14 18 (20.22%) Network Management
14 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
15 16 (17.98%) VMware
16 15 (16.85%) CCIE
16 15 (16.85%) Linux
16 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (16.85%) Network Security
17 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
17 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
17 13 (14.61%) Windows

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 (4.49%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.37%) Lync
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) SaaS
2 2 (2.25%) IaaS
2 2 (2.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (69.66%) Firewall
2 22 (24.72%) WAN
3 21 (23.60%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (21.35%) Wireless
4 19 (21.35%) LAN
5 15 (16.85%) Network Security
6 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
7 12 (13.48%) Unified Communications
8 10 (11.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (10.11%) VPN
10 8 (8.99%) BIG-IP
10 8 (8.99%) IPsec
11 7 (7.87%) OSPF
11 7 (7.87%) BGP
11 7 (7.87%) DNS
11 7 (7.87%) HTTP
12 6 (6.74%) VoIP
13 5 (5.62%) Wireshark
13 5 (5.62%) NAS
14 4 (4.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.47%) Architect
3 15 (16.85%) Network Architect
4 14 (15.73%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (12.36%) Senior Architect
5 11 (12.36%) Senior Network Architect
5 11 (12.36%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Field Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Consultant
8 7 (7.87%) Network Consultant
9 6 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Administrator
11 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Engineer
12 3 (3.37%) Senior Network Consultant
12 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) J2EE
2 3 (3.37%) XMPP
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Open Source
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.49%) CESG
4 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) PMI
6 1 (1.12%) Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.85%) Linux
2 13 (14.61%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) UNIX
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.62%) Solaris
5 5 (5.62%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.70%) ITIL
2 32 (35.96%) Network Design
3 28 (31.46%) Load Balancing
4 18 (20.22%) Network Management
5 12 (13.48%) B2B
5 12 (13.48%) Time Management
6 10 (11.24%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (10.11%) Capacity Management
8 6 (6.74%) Process Management
8 6 (6.74%) Change Management
9 5 (5.62%) Business Continuity
9 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.49%) BCP
10 4 (4.49%) Migration
10 4 (4.49%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.49%) Coaching
10 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.49%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) Python
1 6 (6.74%) Java
1 6 (6.74%) Perl
2 4 (4.49%) C
3 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.25%) SQL
4 2 (2.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (50.56%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (39.33%) Security Cleared
3 29 (32.58%) CCNA
3 29 (32.58%) SC Cleared
4 25 (28.09%) CCNP
5 15 (16.85%) CCIE
6 10 (11.24%) CCDP
7 9 (10.11%) Degree
7 9 (10.11%) JNCIE
8 6 (6.74%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (4.49%) HND
10 3 (3.37%) CCSA
11 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.12%) MCTS
12 1 (1.12%) MCITP
12 1 (1.12%) CCSE
12 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.74%) Firmware
3 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.49%) Samba
4 3 (3.37%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.12%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.37%) Nagios
2 2 (2.25%) OpenView
2 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.25%) OPNET
2 2 (2.25%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.12%) Check_MK
3 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (89.89%) Cisco
2 62 (69.66%) Juniper
3 42 (47.19%) CheckPoint
4 22 (24.72%) Riverbed
5 19 (21.35%) Barracuda Networks
6 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.98%) VMware
8 11 (12.36%) NetScout
8 11 (12.36%) HP
8 11 (12.36%) Avaya
9 9 (10.11%) Sourcefire
10 8 (8.99%) Blue Coat
10 8 (8.99%) SolarWinds
11 6 (6.74%) Citrix
11 6 (6.74%) NetApp
12 5 (5.62%) Crossbeam
13 4 (4.49%) McAfee
13 4 (4.49%) Infoblox
14 3 (3.37%) Nokia
15 2 (2.25%) Symantec
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