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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 191 213 206
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Permanent jobs citing F5 54 22 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.92% 0.83% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 46 19 12
Average salary £45,625 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
2813 2643 2574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.80% 45.37% 45.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2378 2192 2197
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
Bristol - 19 £62,500 - 9
Somerset +10 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Wiltshire -11 10 £57,500 +27.77% 2
Gloucestershire -10 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Devon - 5 £35,000 -
Dorset -13 3 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 77 (90.59%) Cisco
2 60 (70.59%) Firewall
3 57 (67.06%) Juniper
4 44 (51.76%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (48.24%) ITIL
6 40 (47.06%) CheckPoint
7 38 (44.71%) Security Cleared
8 32 (37.65%) SC Cleared
9 31 (36.47%) Network Design
10 29 (34.12%) CCNA
11 28 (32.94%) Finance
12 26 (30.59%) Load Balancing
13 25 (29.41%) CCNP
14 23 (27.06%) SLA
14 23 (27.06%) Riverbed
15 21 (24.71%) WAN
16 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
16 19 (22.35%) Wireless
17 18 (21.18%) Linux
17 18 (21.18%) LAN
17 18 (21.18%) VMware
17 18 (21.18%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (21.18%) Barracuda Networks
18 17 (20.00%) Network Management
19 15 (17.65%) Windows
19 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
20 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
20 14 (16.47%) CCIE
20 14 (16.47%) Banking

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (4.71%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.53%) Lync
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) SaaS
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
2 2 (2.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (70.59%) Firewall
2 21 (24.71%) WAN
3 19 (22.35%) Wireless
4 18 (21.18%) LAN
4 18 (21.18%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
6 12 (14.12%) Network Security
7 11 (12.94%) Unified Communications
8 8 (9.41%) VPN
8 8 (9.41%) IPsec
8 8 (9.41%) BIG-IP
9 7 (8.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (8.24%) OSPF
9 7 (8.24%) BGP
9 7 (8.24%) HTTP
10 6 (7.06%) DNS
10 6 (7.06%) VoIP
11 5 (5.88%) NAS
12 4 (4.71%) tcpdump
12 4 (4.71%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.71%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.18%) Architect
3 15 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Senior Network Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Senior Architect
5 11 (12.94%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (11.76%) Field Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Network Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Network Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Support Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) J2EE
2 3 (3.53%) XMPP
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Open Source
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) CESG
5 2 (2.35%) PMI
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.18%) Linux
2 15 (17.65%) Windows
3 9 (10.59%) UNIX
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.88%) Solaris
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) ITIL
2 31 (36.47%) Network Design
3 26 (30.59%) Load Balancing
4 17 (20.00%) Network Management
5 12 (14.12%) Time Management
6 11 (12.94%) B2B
7 10 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (10.59%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.24%) Change Management
10 6 (7.06%) Process Management
11 5 (5.88%) Migration
11 5 (5.88%) Business Continuity
11 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.71%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 4 (4.71%) BCP
12 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.71%) Business Continuity Planning
12 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (4.71%) Network Architecture
12 4 (4.71%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) Java
1 6 (7.06%) Perl
1 6 (7.06%) Python
2 4 (4.71%) C
3 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.35%) SQL
4 2 (2.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (51.76%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (44.71%) Security Cleared
3 32 (37.65%) SC Cleared
4 29 (34.12%) CCNA
5 25 (29.41%) CCNP
6 14 (16.47%) CCIE
7 10 (11.76%) CCDP
7 10 (11.76%) Degree
8 8 (9.41%) JNCIE
9 6 (7.06%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (4.71%) HND
11 3 (3.53%) CCSA
12 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
13 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.18%) MCTS
13 1 (1.18%) MCITP
13 1 (1.18%) MCSE
13 1 (1.18%) MCSA
13 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.06%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.06%) Firmware
4 4 (4.71%) Samba
5 3 (3.53%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Nagios
2 3 (3.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.53%) Check_MK
3 2 (2.35%) OpenView
3 2 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.35%) OPNET
3 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.18%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 77 (90.59%) Cisco
2 57 (67.06%) Juniper
3 40 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 23 (27.06%) Riverbed
5 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
6 18 (21.18%) VMware
6 18 (21.18%) Barracuda Networks
7 11 (12.94%) Avaya
7 11 (12.94%) NetScout
8 10 (11.76%) HP
9 8 (9.41%) Blue Coat
9 8 (9.41%) SolarWinds
10 6 (7.06%) Sourcefire
10 6 (7.06%) Citrix
11 5 (5.88%) NetApp
11 5 (5.88%) Crossbeam
12 4 (4.71%) Infoblox
13 3 (3.53%) Nokia
13 3 (3.53%) Remedy
14 2 (2.35%) McAfee
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