The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
Rank 802 796 810
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 54 149 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.86% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 39 123 116
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%

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
13666 17282 19150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.27% 17.12% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 14377 15496
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017 within the UK.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 51 £57,500 +4.54% 10
London +30 32 £57,500 -4.16% 6
City of London - 12 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +32 7 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South East +23 7 £47,500 -13.63% 2
East of England +19 6 £57,500 -14.17%
Milton Keynes +15 6 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Yorkshire +16 3 £57,500 +15.00%
North Yorkshire -4 3 £57,500 +21.05%
Essex - 3 £57,500 -
South West +26 2 £35,094 -29.81%
Hertfordshire +11 2 £97,500 +14.70%
Bristol - 2 £35,094 -
Colchester - 2 £57,500 -
York - 2 £57,500 -
Bedford +11 1 £55,000 -17.91%
Bedfordshire +10 1 £55,000 -17.91%
Harrogate -1 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Hounslow -2 1 £65,000 +73.33%
Manchester -26 1 £25,000 -33.33%
North West -30 1 £25,000 -40.33%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £65,000 -
South Wales - 1 £65,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £65,000 -
Brentwood - 1 - -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 159 (98.76%) F5
2 131 (81.37%) Cisco
3 94 (58.39%) CheckPoint
4 93 (57.76%) Firewall
5 72 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (44.72%) WAN
6 69 (42.86%) DNS
7 68 (42.24%) LAN
8 66 (40.99%) BGP
9 65 (40.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 64 (39.75%) Cisco ASA
11 63 (39.13%) Network Security
12 60 (37.27%) CCNP
13 55 (34.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 54 (33.54%) OSPF
15 52 (32.30%) Finance
16 51 (31.68%) VPN
17 49 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 47 (29.19%) ITIL
19 46 (28.57%) MPLS
20 44 (27.33%) TCP/IP
21 42 (26.09%) Juniper
22 41 (25.47%) Data Centre
23 37 (22.98%) Load Balancing
24 34 (21.12%) Windows
25 33 (20.50%) Internet
25 33 (20.50%) Palo Alto
26 32 (19.88%) Wireless
26 32 (19.88%) DHCP
27 31 (19.25%) Banking

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.94%) Apache
2 13 (8.07%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.45%) IIS
4 9 (5.59%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.73%) SAS
5 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.86%) nginx
6 3 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) JBoss
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.48%) Mimecast
3 4 (2.48%) Office 365
4 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) IaaS
6 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (57.76%) Firewall
2 72 (44.72%) WAN
3 69 (42.86%) DNS
4 68 (42.24%) LAN
5 66 (40.99%) BGP
6 65 (40.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 64 (39.75%) Cisco ASA
8 63 (39.13%) Network Security
9 55 (34.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 54 (33.54%) OSPF
11 51 (31.68%) VPN
12 49 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 46 (28.57%) MPLS
14 44 (27.33%) TCP/IP
15 33 (20.50%) Internet
16 32 (19.88%) DHCP
16 32 (19.88%) Wireless
17 27 (16.77%) VLAN
18 23 (14.29%) SSL
19 21 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) MySQL
1 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.86%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.86%) Redis
3 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.48%) Maven
2 3 (1.86%) Ant
2 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 52 (32.30%) Finance
2 31 (19.25%) Banking
3 27 (16.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.48%) Billing
5 3 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
6 2 (1.24%) Law
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 67 (41.61%) Network Engineer
2 27 (16.77%) Security Engineer
3 26 (16.15%) Network Security Engineer
3 26 (16.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (13.04%) Architect
4 21 (13.04%) Network Architect
5 17 (10.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (9.94%) Cisco Architect
6 16 (9.94%) Cisco Network Architect
6 16 (9.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (9.94%) Consultant
7 11 (6.83%) Security Consultant
8 10 (6.21%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Network Support
9 9 (5.59%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.11%) LAMP
3 3 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.62%) .NET
4 1 (0.62%) Ajax
4 1 (0.62%) CGI
4 1 (0.62%) CSS
4 1 (0.62%) Embperl
4 1 (0.62%) FastCGI
4 1 (0.62%) Java EE
4 1 (0.62%) jQuery
4 1 (0.62%) Middleware
4 1 (0.62%) RESTful
4 1 (0.62%) XML
4 1 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.47%) Data Centre
2 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.45%) Clustering
4 9 (5.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.73%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.73%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.73%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.86%) iPad
7 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.86%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.62%) PKI
9 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.12%) Windows
2 29 (18.01%) Linux
3 21 (13.04%) Unix
4 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.59%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.62%) CentOS
8 1 (0.62%) Debian
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.62%) Solaris
8 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.19%) ITIL
2 37 (22.98%) Load Balancing
3 20 (12.42%) Change Management
4 19 (11.80%) Network Design
5 17 (10.56%) Mentoring
6 10 (6.21%) E-Commerce
6 10 (6.21%) Network Architecture
6 10 (6.21%) Security Management
6 10 (6.21%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.59%) OWASP
7 9 (5.59%) Security Operations
7 9 (5.59%) Service Management
7 9 (5.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (4.97%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 8 (4.97%) Presales
8 8 (4.97%) Project Management
8 8 (4.97%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.97%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 7 (4.35%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 7 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.83%) Python
2 6 (3.73%) Bash Shell
2 6 (3.73%) Ruby
3 5 (3.11%) Java
3 5 (3.11%) Perl
4 4 (2.48%) C
4 4 (2.48%) Lisp
4 4 (2.48%) SQL
5 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.62%) C++
6 1 (0.62%) Go
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) R
6 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (37.27%) CCNP
3 25 (15.53%) CCSE
4 16 (9.94%) CCSA
5 13 (8.07%) CCNA
6 11 (6.83%) CCIE
7 10 (6.21%) CCDP
7 10 (6.21%) Degree
7 10 (6.21%) JNCIA
8 6 (3.73%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.48%) CCMSE
9 4 (2.48%) CCSP
9 4 (2.48%) MCITP
9 4 (2.48%) MCSE
9 4 (2.48%) MCTS
9 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (9.32%) SLA
3 13 (8.07%) PCI DSS
4 9 (5.59%) ISO27002
5 8 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (3.73%) QA
7 1 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.86%) Firmware
4 3 (1.86%) iptables
4 3 (1.86%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
5 1 (0.62%) Samba
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.73%) Puppet
2 4 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.86%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.62%) Foglight
4 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.62%) Nagios
4 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 159 (98.76%) F5
2 131 (81.37%) Cisco
3 94 (58.39%) CheckPoint
4 42 (26.09%) Juniper
5 33 (20.50%) Palo Alto
6 27 (16.77%) VMware
7 24 (14.91%) Blue Coat
8 21 (13.04%) Fortinet
9 19 (11.80%) Riverbed
10 16 (9.94%) Avaya
10 16 (9.94%) SolarWinds
11 13 (8.07%) Citrix
12 10 (6.21%) HP
12 10 (6.21%) Sun
13 9 (5.59%) Aruba
13 9 (5.59%) CyberArk
13 9 (5.59%) LogRhythm
14 8 (4.97%) FireEye
14 8 (4.97%) LogLogic
14 8 (4.97%) Tufin
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