The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 790 735 802
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +67
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 112 149 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.79% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 92 100 80
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £64,350
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20221 18851 22777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.22% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16222 15021 18832
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK.

BIG-IP Salary Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 within the UK.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -69 111 £50,000 - 9
London -10 49 £52,500 -4.54% 3
South East -29 31 £40,000 -25.58% 2
Reading +6 20 £48,750 -7.14% 2
Berkshire +2 20 £48,750 -9.30% 2
City of London +14 14 £50,000 - 1
East of England -16 13 - -
North Yorkshire +5 12 £50,000 +52.67% 2
Yorkshire -46 12 £50,000 +51.51% 3
York - 12 £50,000 - 2
Essex - 8 - -
West Sussex - 8 £37,500 -
Gatwick - 8 £37,500 -
Surbiton - 6 £37,500 -
Crawley - 5 £37,500 -
South West - 5 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 4 - -
West Midlands -11 4 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £53,750 -
Cambridge - 4 - -
High Wycombe - 4 £53,750 -
Hounslow - 3 £52,500 -
Devon - 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire -4 2 - - 1
Telford -5 2 - -
Malvern - 2 £37,500 -
Croydon - 2 £51,250 -
Exeter - 2 £35,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £37,500 -
Southampton +4 1 £65,000 +75.67%

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 193 (79.10%) F5
2 162 (66.39%) Firewall
3 147 (60.25%) Cisco
4 112 (45.90%) VMware
5 108 (44.26%) Linux
6 95 (38.93%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (36.07%) Load Balancing
8 81 (33.20%) DNS
9 80 (32.79%) CCNP
9 80 (32.79%) WAN
9 80 (32.79%) Juniper
10 76 (31.15%) ITIL
11 75 (30.74%) Tomcat
12 74 (30.33%) Network Security
13 72 (29.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 71 (29.10%) CheckPoint
15 70 (28.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (28.28%) TCP/IP
17 62 (25.41%) LAN
17 62 (25.41%) Apache
18 61 (25.00%) VPN
18 61 (25.00%) BGP
19 60 (24.59%) Cisco ASA
20 59 (24.18%) OSPF
21 58 (23.77%) Red Hat
21 58 (23.77%) MySQL
22 57 (23.36%) Puppet
23 53 (21.72%) Windows
24 50 (20.49%) Perl
25 48 (19.67%) Python

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 75 (30.74%) Tomcat
2 62 (25.41%) Apache
3 45 (18.44%) JBoss
4 33 (13.52%) WebLogic
4 33 (13.52%) nginx
5 21 (8.61%) IIS
6 19 (7.79%) OpenStack
7 17 (6.97%) Apache Solr
8 10 (4.10%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.69%) GlassFish
10 6 (2.46%) Jetty
11 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.64%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (5.33%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.69%) IBM SmartCloud
2 4 (1.64%) GitHub
3 3 (1.23%) Office 365
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (66.39%) Firewall
2 81 (33.20%) DNS
3 80 (32.79%) WAN
4 74 (30.33%) Network Security
5 72 (29.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 69 (28.28%) TCP/IP
7 62 (25.41%) LAN
8 61 (25.00%) VPN
8 61 (25.00%) BGP
9 60 (24.59%) Cisco ASA
10 59 (24.18%) OSPF
11 35 (14.34%) DHCP
12 34 (13.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 32 (13.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (13.11%) Wireless
13 32 (13.11%) EIGRP
13 32 (13.11%) MPLS
14 30 (12.30%) SSL
14 30 (12.30%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (10.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.77%) MySQL
2 21 (8.61%) DB2
3 20 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 18 (7.38%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.51%) Redis
6 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Subversion
1 9 (3.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.87%) Hudson
2 7 (2.87%) Maven
2 7 (2.87%) CruiseControl
2 7 (2.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.46%) Ant
3 6 (2.46%) Artifactory
3 6 (2.46%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (10.66%) Finance
2 13 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.46%) Law
4 5 (2.05%) Games
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
5 2 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (29.51%) Network Engineer
2 60 (24.59%) Administrator
3 52 (21.31%) Linux Administrator
4 35 (14.34%) Security Engineer
5 29 (11.89%) Linux Engineer
6 24 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (8.61%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (6.97%) UNIX Administrator
10 15 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (6.15%) Security Specialist
10 15 (6.15%) Network Specialist
10 15 (6.15%) Network Security Specialist
11 14 (5.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 13 (5.33%) Network Team Leader
12 13 (5.33%) Team Leader
12 13 (5.33%) IP Engineer
13 11 (4.51%) Network Administrator
14 10 (4.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 9 (3.69%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.97%) XML
2 9 (3.69%) .NET
3 6 (2.46%) LAMP
4 4 (1.64%) Memcached
5 2 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.82%) CSS
5 2 (0.82%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) COM
6 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.41%) Java EE
6 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.92%) Thin Client
1 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
1 12 (4.92%) Fat Client
1 12 (4.92%) Open Source
2 10 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.69%) Replication
4 8 (3.28%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.46%) Statistics
6 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.82%) Online Games
7 1 (0.41%) Blog
7 1 (0.41%) FMCG
7 1 (0.41%) Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) IVR
7 1 (0.41%) SecurID
7 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 108 (44.26%) Linux
2 53 (21.72%) Windows
3 42 (17.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (15.16%) UNIX
5 30 (12.30%) CentOS
6 27 (11.07%) Ubuntu
7 24 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.05%) Debian
11 3 (1.23%) SUSE
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (36.07%) Load Balancing
2 76 (31.15%) ITIL
3 35 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (14.34%) Network Management
4 30 (12.30%) Line Management
5 27 (11.07%) E-Commerce
6 21 (8.61%) Configuration Management
6 21 (8.61%) Statistical Analysis
6 21 (8.61%) DevOps
7 20 (8.20%) Change Management
8 18 (7.38%) Project Management
9 14 (5.74%) Problem Management
9 14 (5.74%) Mentoring
10 11 (4.51%) Network Load Balancing
10 11 (4.51%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.51%) OOP
10 11 (4.51%) OO
11 9 (3.69%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (3.28%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.49%) Perl
2 48 (19.67%) Python
3 41 (16.80%) Ruby
4 36 (14.75%) Bash Shell
5 24 (9.84%) Java
6 21 (8.61%) PHP
7 19 (7.79%) SQL
7 19 (7.79%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.69%) Korn
9 7 (2.87%) VBScript
9 7 (2.87%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.82%) C
11 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 95 (38.93%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (32.79%) CCNP
3 37 (15.16%) CCNA
4 26 (10.66%) CCIE
5 24 (9.84%) CCSE
6 14 (5.74%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (4.92%) CISSP
8 11 (4.51%) CCDP
9 10 (4.10%) Degree
10 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.69%) MCSE
11 8 (3.28%) CCSA
12 6 (2.46%) JNCIE
13 5 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.05%) SC Cleared
13 5 (2.05%) Security Cleared
13 5 (2.05%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.23%) MCP
14 3 (1.23%) CCDA
14 3 (1.23%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.25%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (28.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (17.21%) vSphere
3 31 (12.70%) KVM
3 31 (12.70%) Xen
4 27 (11.07%) Active Directory
5 16 (6.56%) Hyper-V
6 15 (6.15%) Varnish
7 9 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.69%) vCloud
7 9 (3.69%) XenServer
7 9 (3.69%) Firmware
8 8 (3.28%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.64%) XenApp
10 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 57 (23.36%) Puppet
2 39 (15.98%) Nagios
3 36 (14.75%) Cacti
4 34 (13.93%) Ansible
5 31 (12.70%) Salt
6 21 (8.61%) CFEngine
6 21 (8.61%) ZABBIX
7 20 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (7.79%) FortiGate
9 11 (4.51%) HAProxy
10 9 (3.69%) RANCID
10 9 (3.69%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (3.69%) Ganglia
11 8 (3.28%) Vagrant
12 7 (2.87%) Backup Exec
13 6 (2.46%) SCSM
14 5 (2.05%) WSUS
14 5 (2.05%) SCCM
14 5 (2.05%) SCOM
15 3 (1.23%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 193 (79.10%) F5
2 147 (60.25%) Cisco
3 112 (45.90%) VMware
4 80 (32.79%) Juniper
5 71 (29.10%) CheckPoint
6 58 (23.77%) Red Hat
7 44 (18.03%) Citrix
8 37 (15.16%) Oracle
9 31 (12.70%) SolarWinds
10 25 (10.25%) Blue Coat
11 19 (7.79%) Microsoft
11 19 (7.79%) Aruba
11 19 (7.79%) SaltStack
12 16 (6.56%) HP
13 15 (6.15%) Infoblox
13 15 (6.15%) Imperva
14 14 (5.74%) hybris
15 11 (4.51%) Rackspace
16 10 (4.10%) NetScout
17 9 (3.69%) IBM
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