The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 74 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs citing F5 6 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.88% 0.82% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 1.56% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 0
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
F5
Hampshire

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

Vendors Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
325 449 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 47.58% 52.51% 50.17%
Number of salaries quoted 292 393 425
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

F5
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

F5 Salary Trend in Southampton

F5
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

F5 Salary Histogram in Southampton

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) WAN
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (66.67%) VPN
5 9 (60.00%) Juniper
5 9 (60.00%) BGP
5 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (53.33%) MPLS
6 8 (53.33%) OSPF
7 7 (46.67%) Finance
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (46.67%) VoIP
8 5 (33.33%) Network Security
8 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) LAN
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
10 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (20.00%) Lync
10 3 (20.00%) Network Design
10 3 (20.00%) IPsec
10 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
11 2 (13.33%) Websense
11 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (13.33%) ITSM
11 2 (13.33%) Wireless
11 2 (13.33%) Risk Management

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) WAN
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) VPN
3 9 (60.00%) BGP
4 8 (53.33%) MPLS
4 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 7 (46.67%) VoIP
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (33.33%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
8 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (20.00%) IPsec
9 2 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless
9 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) SSL
9 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Demand Management
5 2 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Network Management
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCIE
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (60.00%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Nokia
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Websense
4 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) IronPort
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.67%) Intel