The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 809 765 795
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +30
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 127 124 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 95 96 72
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £56,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -15.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20651 22515 22399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 19.91% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16370 18140 18686
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -44 116 £47,500 -0.52% 8
South East -19 34 £45,000 -2.70% 1
London -67 32 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -30 23 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North Yorkshire - 19 £50,000 - 1
York - 17 £50,000 - 1
North West +8 13 £50,000 +47.05% 1
West Sussex +8 12 £40,000 +2.56%
Kent -17 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Cheshire +11 8 £50,000 +47.05% 1
Berkshire -3 8 £57,500 +4.54%
Reading +1 7 £60,000 -14.28%
East of England -4 7 £50,000 -28.57% 2
West Midlands +6 6 £50,000 +11.11%
City of London -6 6 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Essex - 6 £50,000 -
Colchester - 6 £50,000 -
Crawley +19 5 £38,750 -0.64%
Worthing +5 5 - -
Surrey -1 4 £48,750 +14.70%
Manchester - 4 £50,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £45,000 -
Telford - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £50,000 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -12 1 £35,000 -50.00% 1
East Midlands -22 1 £50,000 +58.73%

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 191 (78.60%) F5
2 180 (74.07%) Cisco
3 160 (65.84%) Firewall
4 141 (58.02%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (57.61%) CheckPoint
6 115 (47.33%) CCNP
6 115 (47.33%) WAN
7 95 (39.09%) Linux
8 94 (38.68%) LAN
9 92 (37.86%) BGP
10 90 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
11 85 (34.98%) OSPF
12 75 (30.86%) VMware
13 72 (29.63%) MPLS
14 71 (29.22%) Network Security
15 66 (27.16%) TCP/IP
16 65 (26.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 64 (26.34%) Blue Coat
18 63 (25.93%) DNS
19 59 (24.28%) CCNA
20 56 (23.05%) Windows
21 54 (22.22%) Finance
22 53 (21.81%) ITIL
22 53 (21.81%) VMware Infrastructure
23 52 (21.40%) DHCP
24 51 (20.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 50 (20.58%) Citrix
26 49 (20.16%) Cisco Nexus
27 48 (19.75%) E-Commerce
28 45 (18.52%) Java

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 34 (13.99%) Tomcat
2 21 (8.64%) Apache
3 17 (7.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.00%) OpenStack
3 17 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.70%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.47%) IIS
6 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.94%) MS Office
3 8 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.23%) MS Project
4 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 160 (65.84%) Firewall
2 115 (47.33%) WAN
3 94 (38.68%) LAN
4 92 (37.86%) BGP
5 90 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
6 85 (34.98%) OSPF
7 72 (29.63%) MPLS
8 71 (29.22%) Network Security
9 66 (27.16%) TCP/IP
10 65 (26.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 63 (25.93%) DNS
12 52 (21.40%) DHCP
13 51 (20.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 49 (20.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 45 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
16 44 (18.11%) NetScreen
17 42 (17.28%) EIGRP
18 40 (16.46%) VPN
19 34 (13.99%) Wireless
20 32 (13.17%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.58%) MySQL
2 19 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (7.00%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.00%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.00%) Redis
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (4.94%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.94%) Subversion
1 12 (4.94%) JUnit
General
1 54 (22.22%) Finance
2 19 (7.82%) Back Office
3 18 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 14 (5.76%) Retail
5 12 (4.94%) Telecoms
6 11 (4.53%) Billing
7 7 (2.88%) Banking
7 7 (2.88%) Games
7 7 (2.88%) Legal
8 5 (2.06%) Law
9 4 (1.65%) Advertising
10 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (27.16%) Network Engineer
2 29 (11.93%) Analyst
2 29 (11.93%) Network Specialist
3 28 (11.52%) Security Specialist
4 26 (10.70%) Network Support
4 26 (10.70%) Network Security Specialist
5 25 (10.29%) Security Engineer
6 24 (9.88%) Network Analyst
7 21 (8.64%) Administrator
7 21 (8.64%) Support Engineer
7 21 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (7.82%) Architect
9 19 (7.82%) IP Engineer
10 18 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
11 16 (6.58%) Network Architect
12 15 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
13 14 (5.76%) Linux Administrator
14 12 (4.94%) Wireless Engineer
15 11 (4.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.64%) CSS
2 18 (7.41%) XML
3 15 (6.17%) HTML
4 14 (5.76%) UIKit
4 14 (5.76%) Cocoa
4 14 (5.76%) Spring
5 13 (5.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 13 (5.35%) Java EE
6 12 (4.94%) Velocity
6 12 (4.94%) JSON
6 12 (4.94%) jQuery
6 12 (4.94%) CSS3
6 12 (4.94%) HTML5
6 12 (4.94%) Protocol Buffers
6 12 (4.94%) DOM
6 12 (4.94%) XSL
6 12 (4.94%) Struts
6 12 (4.94%) Web Services
7 6 (2.47%) X-Windows
7 6 (2.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.35%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.64%) Thin Client
2 21 (8.64%) Fat Client
3 20 (8.23%) Open Source
4 13 (5.35%) Clustering
5 12 (4.94%) Firmware
6 10 (4.12%) PKI
7 6 (2.47%) Digital Media
7 6 (2.47%) iSeries
7 6 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.41%) SecurID
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (39.09%) Linux
2 56 (23.05%) Windows
3 21 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.76%) Apple iOS
5 14 (5.76%) Oracle Linux
5 14 (5.76%) Windows Phone
5 14 (5.76%) UNIX
6 11 (4.53%) CentOS
7 9 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.29%) AIX
9 7 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.23%) Solaris
11 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.81%) ITIL
2 48 (19.75%) E-Commerce
3 35 (14.40%) Load Balancing
4 31 (12.76%) OO
5 29 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (11.52%) Problem Management
7 26 (10.70%) Configuration Management
8 20 (8.23%) Network Design
9 19 (7.82%) Project Management
9 19 (7.82%) Network Management
10 17 (7.00%) OOP
10 17 (7.00%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.17%) Scrum
12 14 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (5.76%) Memory Management
12 14 (5.76%) iOS Development
12 14 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.76%) TDD
12 14 (5.76%) Data Modelling
13 11 (4.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.52%) Java
2 30 (12.35%) Ruby
3 23 (9.47%) Python
4 17 (7.00%) SQL
5 16 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.76%) Objective-C
7 10 (4.12%) Perl
8 9 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.29%) C
10 6 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.47%) sed
10 6 (2.47%) AWK
11 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.65%) VBScript
12 3 (1.23%) PHP
13 1 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 141 (58.02%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (47.33%) CCNP
3 59 (24.28%) CCNA
4 38 (15.64%) CCSE
5 20 (8.23%) CCIE
6 18 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.41%) Degree
6 18 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.35%) MCSE
7 13 (5.35%) CCDP
7 13 (5.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (4.53%) MCSA
8 11 (4.53%) CCSA
9 10 (4.12%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.88%) RHCE
10 7 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.06%) OSCP
12 3 (1.23%) CCDA
12 3 (1.23%) CCVP
13 2 (0.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.00%) SLA
2 10 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 53 (21.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.47%) Xen
3 20 (8.23%) vSphere
4 19 (7.82%) ProxySG
5 18 (7.41%) KVM
5 18 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 18 (7.41%) XenApp
6 17 (7.00%) Varnish
7 8 (3.29%) XenServer
8 6 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.47%) Sendmail
8 6 (2.47%) NLBS
8 6 (2.47%) VMware Server
8 6 (2.47%) Samba
9 5 (2.06%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.65%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.65%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (9.47%) Puppet
2 17 (7.00%) collectd
2 17 (7.00%) StatsD
2 17 (7.00%) HAProxy
2 17 (7.00%) Vagrant
2 17 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.58%) CiscoWorks
4 15 (6.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (5.35%) Foglight
5 13 (5.35%) SCOM
6 12 (4.94%) SCCM
6 12 (4.94%) OpenView
7 11 (4.53%) Backup Exec
8 9 (3.70%) Nagios
9 8 (3.29%) FortiGate
10 6 (2.47%) YUM
10 6 (2.47%) Tivoli
11 5 (2.06%) SCSM
11 5 (2.06%) WSUS
12 4 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 191 (78.60%) F5
2 180 (74.07%) Cisco
3 140 (57.61%) CheckPoint
4 75 (30.86%) VMware
5 64 (26.34%) Blue Coat
6 50 (20.58%) Citrix
7 32 (13.17%) Juniper
7 32 (13.17%) Microsoft
8 29 (11.93%) Fortinet
8 29 (11.93%) HP
9 28 (11.52%) Infoblox
10 27 (11.11%) Imperva
11 24 (9.88%) Oracle
12 17 (7.00%) Rackspace
13 16 (6.58%) SolarWinds
14 11 (4.53%) McAfee
14 11 (4.53%) Veeam
15 10 (4.12%) Nokia
16 9 (3.70%) EMC
17 8 (3.29%) ProCurve
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 12.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 12.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £350.00 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
DP Connect
Salary: Extensive Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago