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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 761 777 738
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -39
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 143 132 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 107 101 81
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%

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
18147 20706 18627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.15% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15099 16374 15035
Average salary £45,000 £44,261 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +0.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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 +16 138 £48,000 -4.00% 4
London -11 55 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South East -1 35 £42,500 -15.00%
East of England +11 17 £48,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire +7 13 £47,750 -16.95%
Surrey +1 12 £34,500 -13.75%
Staines - 12 £34,500 -
Yorkshire +14 11 £37,000 -26.00%
City of London +10 10 £72,500 +61.11%
Berkshire +9 10 £63,750 +21.42%
West Midlands 0 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Birmingham - 9 £35,000 -
East Midlands +4 8 £39,083 +0.21% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £65,000 +23.80%
Derbyshire - 8 £39,083 - 1
Derby - 8 £39,083 - 1
Reading -2 7 - -
Watford 0 6 £50,250 -12.60%
High Wycombe +4 5 £65,000 +23.80%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 £48,500 +90.19%
North Yorkshire +5 4 £32,500 -35.00%
Crawley -5 4 £42,500 +13.33%
West Sussex -11 4 £42,500 -10.52%
Scotland +11 3 - -
Leeds +4 3 £37,000 +45.09%
South Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 -
Linlithgow - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 £42,500 -
Skipton - 3 £32,500 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 236 (75.40%) F5
2 234 (74.76%) Cisco
3 214 (68.37%) Firewall
4 170 (54.31%) CheckPoint
5 127 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (37.38%) Network Security
6 117 (37.38%) Cisco ASA
7 112 (35.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 108 (34.50%) WAN
9 107 (34.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 100 (31.95%) BGP
11 97 (30.99%) CCNP
12 96 (30.67%) Linux
12 96 (30.67%) VMware
13 92 (29.39%) TCP/IP
13 92 (29.39%) VPN
14 91 (29.07%) LAN
15 88 (28.12%) Load Balancing
16 86 (27.48%) Windows
17 84 (26.84%) Data Centre
18 80 (25.56%) Juniper
19 77 (24.60%) OSPF
20 71 (22.68%) DNS
21 64 (20.45%) MPLS
22 59 (18.85%) Wireless
23 55 (17.57%) CCNA
24 53 (16.93%) SSL
24 53 (16.93%) Telecoms
24 53 (16.93%) Finance
25 49 (15.65%) EIGRP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 39 (12.46%) Tomcat
2 36 (11.50%) Apache
3 27 (8.63%) IIS
4 22 (7.03%) WebSphere
5 17 (5.43%) JBoss
6 16 (5.11%) OpenStack
7 15 (4.79%) Lync
7 15 (4.79%) Apache Solr
8 9 (2.88%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.56%) MS Exchange
10 7 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (2.24%) GlassFish
11 6 (1.92%) nginx
11 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (1.60%) Commerce Server
12 5 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (1.60%) WebSphere Process Server
12 5 (1.60%) PegaRULES
12 5 (1.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (2.24%) IBM SmartCloud
3 7 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 214 (68.37%) Firewall
2 117 (37.38%) Network Security
2 117 (37.38%) Cisco ASA
3 112 (35.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 108 (34.50%) WAN
5 107 (34.19%) Cisco Nexus
6 100 (31.95%) BGP
7 92 (29.39%) TCP/IP
7 92 (29.39%) VPN
8 91 (29.07%) LAN
9 77 (24.60%) OSPF
10 71 (22.68%) DNS
11 64 (20.45%) MPLS
12 59 (18.85%) Wireless
13 53 (16.93%) SSL
14 49 (15.65%) EIGRP
15 47 (15.02%) Cisco IOS
16 45 (14.38%) Internet
17 42 (13.42%) VoIP
17 42 (13.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.63%) MySQL
2 25 (7.99%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.56%) Redis
5 6 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.60%) OLTP
6 5 (1.60%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (1.60%) OLAP
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (4.15%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.19%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.24%) Subversion
4 5 (1.60%) Maven
4 5 (1.60%) Ant
5 3 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 53 (16.93%) Telecoms
1 53 (16.93%) Finance
2 20 (6.39%) Financial Institution
3 12 (3.83%) Retail
4 11 (3.51%) Banking
5 10 (3.19%) Advertising
6 7 (2.24%) Games
7 5 (1.60%) Marketing
8 4 (1.28%) Local Government
9 2 (0.64%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 112 (35.78%) Network Engineer
2 35 (11.18%) Analyst
3 31 (9.90%) Network Analyst
4 27 (8.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (8.31%) Administrator
6 23 (7.35%) Security Engineer
7 22 (7.03%) Network Support
7 22 (7.03%) Architect
8 21 (6.71%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.43%) Network Support Analyst
9 17 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (5.43%) Senior Network Analyst
9 17 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (5.11%) Senior Network Support
10 16 (5.11%) Senior Network Support Analyst
10 16 (5.11%) Senior Support Analyst
11 15 (4.79%) Network Administrator
11 15 (4.79%) Network Architect
12 14 (4.47%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.11%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.88%) XML
2 9 (2.88%) XMPP
3 7 (2.24%) Middleware
4 5 (1.60%) XSLT
4 5 (1.60%) CSS
4 5 (1.60%) HTML
4 5 (1.60%) Web Services
4 5 (1.60%) jQuery
4 5 (1.60%) HTML5
4 5 (1.60%) JSON
4 5 (1.60%) REST
4 5 (1.60%) Express
5 4 (1.28%) Memcached
5 4 (1.28%) MAPI
5 4 (1.28%) Java EE
6 3 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.96%) AppFabric
7 2 (0.64%) COM
8 1 (0.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 84 (26.84%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.99%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.11%) IVR
5 15 (4.79%) Statistics
5 15 (4.79%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (3.51%) PKI
8 7 (2.24%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.92%) Clustering
9 6 (1.92%) BYOD
10 5 (1.60%) DataPower
11 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.28%) EFT
11 4 (1.28%) iPhone
12 3 (0.96%) BBC
12 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.64%) EqualLogic
13 2 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 96 (30.67%) Linux
2 86 (27.48%) Windows
3 37 (11.82%) UNIX
3 37 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.88%) CentOS
7 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.56%) Debian
7 8 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.92%) Solaris
9 5 (1.60%) AIX
9 5 (1.60%) SUSE
9 5 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.28%) Android
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.64%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.12%) Load Balancing
2 44 (14.06%) ITIL
3 34 (10.86%) Service Delivery
4 32 (10.22%) Network Management
5 28 (8.95%) Network Design
6 25 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (7.03%) Project Management
7 22 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (6.71%) Information Security
8 21 (6.71%) Risk Management
9 18 (5.75%) Investment Management
9 18 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (5.43%) Problem Management
10 17 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (5.11%) PRINCE2
11 16 (5.11%) Incident Management
11 16 (5.11%) Software Licensing
11 16 (5.11%) Patch Management
12 15 (4.79%) Network Load Balancing
12 15 (4.79%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.63%) Bash Shell
2 19 (6.07%) Perl
3 17 (5.43%) SQL
4 16 (5.11%) Python
4 16 (5.11%) Shell Script
5 15 (4.79%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.15%) Java
7 12 (3.83%) Korn
8 7 (2.24%) PHP
9 6 (1.92%) Ruby
10 5 (1.60%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.60%) Jython
11 1 (0.32%) C
11 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 127 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (30.99%) CCNP
3 55 (17.57%) CCNA
4 42 (13.42%) CCSA
5 34 (10.86%) CCSE
6 33 (10.54%) CCIE
7 25 (7.99%) Degree
8 16 (5.11%) MCSE
8 16 (5.11%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (4.15%) CISSP
11 11 (3.51%) CCSP
12 6 (1.92%) SAP Certification
13 5 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.60%) OSCP
14 4 (1.28%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.28%) CCDE
15 2 (0.64%) CITP
15 2 (0.64%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.67%) PCI DSS
2 20 (6.39%) SLA
3 18 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.92%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 45 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (13.10%) vSphere
3 20 (6.39%) Active Directory
4 14 (4.47%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.51%) ProxySG
6 7 (2.24%) XenServer
6 7 (2.24%) vCloud
7 6 (1.92%) iptables
8 5 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.60%) pfSense
8 5 (1.60%) KVM
8 5 (1.60%) Xen
8 5 (1.60%) VMware Server
8 5 (1.60%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.96%) NFS
11 2 (0.64%) Samba
11 2 (0.64%) Docker
12 1 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 35 (11.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 34 (10.86%) FortiGate
3 33 (10.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 24 (7.67%) Cacti
5 17 (5.43%) OpenNMS
5 17 (5.43%) SolarWinds Orion
5 17 (5.43%) Puppet
5 17 (5.43%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.88%) SELinux
8 8 (2.56%) Ansible
9 5 (1.60%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.60%) vMotion
10 4 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.28%) Nagios
10 4 (1.28%) SCCM
11 2 (0.64%) SCOM
11 2 (0.64%) WMI
12 1 (0.32%) WSUS
12 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 236 (75.40%) F5
2 234 (74.76%) Cisco
3 170 (54.31%) CheckPoint
4 96 (30.67%) VMware
5 80 (25.56%) Juniper
6 46 (14.70%) Microsoft
7 45 (14.38%) Oracle
8 41 (13.10%) SolarWinds
9 34 (10.86%) HP
10 32 (10.22%) Red Hat
11 23 (7.35%) Fortinet
12 18 (5.75%) Nokia
12 18 (5.75%) Citrix
13 17 (5.43%) hybris
14 14 (4.47%) Blue Coat
15 12 (3.83%) IBM
16 10 (3.19%) Avaya
16 10 (3.19%) McAfee
16 10 (3.19%) Verint
16 10 (3.19%) CyberTech
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