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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 187 216 212
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -4
Permanent jobs citing F5 55 17 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 0.68% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 41 14 14
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £52,500
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
3051 2517 2495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 46.28% 44.01% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2559 2125 2124
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,318 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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 - 22 £62,500 - 9
Wiltshire -4 13 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Somerset +3 8 £32,500 - 1
Dorset - 6 £40,500 -
Devon - 4 £34,750 -
Gloucestershire -13 1 £30,000 -29.41%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 72 (91.14%) Cisco
2 53 (67.09%) Firewall
3 52 (65.82%) Juniper
4 40 (50.63%) ITIL
5 39 (49.37%) Security Cleared
6 36 (45.57%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (44.30%) CheckPoint
8 30 (37.97%) SC Cleared
9 28 (35.44%) Network Design
10 27 (34.18%) Finance
11 25 (31.65%) CCNA
12 22 (27.85%) VMware
12 22 (27.85%) Load Balancing
13 21 (26.58%) CCNP
14 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
14 19 (24.05%) Linux
14 19 (24.05%) Riverbed
15 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (22.78%) Windows
15 18 (22.78%) SLA
16 17 (21.52%) WAN
16 17 (21.52%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (18.99%) Wireless
18 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
18 14 (17.72%) LAN
18 14 (17.72%) Barracuda Networks
18 14 (17.72%) Degree
19 13 (16.46%) Network Management
19 13 (16.46%) Banking
20 12 (15.19%) MS Excel

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (5.06%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.80%) Lync
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) SaaS
2 2 (2.53%) PaaS
2 2 (2.53%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (67.09%) Firewall
2 17 (21.52%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (21.52%) WAN
3 15 (18.99%) Wireless
4 14 (17.72%) LAN
4 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
5 12 (15.19%) Network Security
6 8 (10.13%) IPsec
6 8 (10.13%) VPN
6 8 (10.13%) VoIP
7 7 (8.86%) HTTP
7 7 (8.86%) OSPF
7 7 (8.86%) BGP
7 7 (8.86%) Wireshark
8 6 (7.59%) BIG-IP
8 6 (7.59%) Unified Communications
8 6 (7.59%) DNS
9 5 (6.33%) NAS
9 5 (6.33%) MRTG
9 5 (6.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Network Engineer
2 16 (20.25%) Architect
3 14 (17.72%) Network Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Network Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Architect
5 11 (13.92%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (12.66%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Field Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Senior Support Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Security Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Network Consultant
11 3 (3.80%) Senior Security Engineer
12 2 (2.53%) Network Support
12 2 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
1 4 (5.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Computer Science
1 9 (11.39%) Open Source
2 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.06%) CESG
3 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.53%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Linux
2 18 (22.78%) Windows
3 8 (10.13%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.06%) Solaris
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.63%) ITIL
2 28 (35.44%) Network Design
3 22 (27.85%) Load Balancing
4 13 (16.46%) Network Management
5 10 (12.66%) Time Management
5 10 (12.66%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (11.39%) Capacity Management
6 9 (11.39%) B2B
7 7 (8.86%) Migration
8 6 (7.59%) Change Management
8 6 (7.59%) Performance Management
9 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (5.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.06%) BCP
10 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.06%) Project Management
10 4 (5.06%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) Java
1 8 (10.13%) Perl
1 8 (10.13%) Python
2 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.06%) C
3 4 (5.06%) SQL
3 4 (5.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (49.37%) Security Cleared
2 36 (45.57%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (37.97%) SC Cleared
4 25 (31.65%) CCNA
5 21 (26.58%) CCNP
6 14 (17.72%) Degree
7 12 (15.19%) CCIE
8 8 (10.13%) CCDP
9 6 (7.59%) JNCIE
10 4 (5.06%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (5.06%) HND
11 3 (3.80%) CCSA
12 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
13 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.27%) MCTS
13 1 (1.27%) MCITP
13 1 (1.27%) MCSE
13 1 (1.27%) MCSA
13 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.78%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.33%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.06%) Samba
4 4 (5.06%) Firmware
5 3 (3.80%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.27%) vSphere
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Nagios
2 5 (6.33%) OPNET
2 5 (6.33%) OpenView
2 5 (6.33%) Check_MK
3 4 (5.06%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (5.06%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.53%) SCCM
4 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.27%) Netcool
5 1 (1.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.27%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 72 (91.14%) Cisco
2 52 (65.82%) Juniper
3 35 (44.30%) CheckPoint
4 22 (27.85%) VMware
5 19 (24.05%) Riverbed
5 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
6 14 (17.72%) Barracuda Networks
7 12 (15.19%) HP
8 11 (13.92%) NetScout
9 10 (12.66%) Citrix
10 9 (11.39%) Avaya
10 9 (11.39%) SolarWinds
11 7 (8.86%) Blue Coat
12 5 (6.33%) Sourcefire
12 5 (6.33%) Remedy
13 4 (5.06%) Infoblox
13 4 (5.06%) Crossbeam
13 4 (5.06%) NetApp
13 4 (5.06%) CA
14 3 (3.80%) Nokia
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