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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 798 833 871
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +38
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 120 130 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 91 97 84
Median salary £60,000 £51,459 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.59% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%

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
16184 17957 20944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.59% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13281 14920 16516
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 26 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 106 £60,000 +18.27% 5
South East +62 52 £60,000 +41.17% 1
London +30 45 £55,000 - 2
Berkshire +32 29 £60,000 -5.88%
Reading +30 22 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire +27 16 £62,500 -10.71% 1
Uxbridge - 10 £52,500 - 1
High Wycombe +4 8 £62,500 -10.71% 1
Wales +9 6 £67,500 -3.57% 1
South Wales +6 6 £67,500 -3.57% 1
Cardiff - 6 £67,500 - 1
Scotland +27 5 £60,000 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £60,000 -
North West +19 4 £42,750 +22.14% 1
Maidenhead -2 4 £57,500 -14.81%
Kent - 4 £60,000 -
Surrey +14 3 £59,750 +47.53%
West Yorkshire +19 2 £48,750 +31.75%
Yorkshire +15 2 £48,750 +31.75%
City of London +48 1 £55,000 -24.13%
East of England +12 1 £49,000 +2.61%
North East +4 1 £40,000 -22.26%
Hounslow +3 1 £51,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 1 £40,000 -22.26%
Staines -2 1 £47,000 +20.51%
Tyne and Wear -4 1 £40,000 -22.26%
Manchester -8 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands -19 1 - -
Birmingham -36 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £49,000 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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.

1 210 (92.11%) F5
2 161 (70.61%) Cisco
3 134 (58.77%) Firewall
4 108 (47.37%) CheckPoint
5 99 (43.42%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (43.42%) MPLS
6 98 (42.98%) BGP
7 93 (40.79%) CCNP
8 89 (39.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 88 (38.60%) WAN
10 86 (37.72%) OSPF
11 85 (37.28%) VPN
12 77 (33.77%) DNS
12 77 (33.77%) TCP/IP
13 74 (32.46%) LAN
14 72 (31.58%) Data Centre
15 71 (31.14%) Juniper
16 68 (29.82%) Cisco ASA
17 65 (28.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 63 (27.63%) Network Security
19 60 (26.32%) Load Balancing
20 59 (25.88%) Cisco Nexus
21 52 (22.81%) EIGRP
22 51 (22.37%) DHCP
23 48 (21.05%) Finance
24 47 (20.61%) Linux
25 43 (18.86%) SSL
26 40 (17.54%) VMware
27 35 (15.35%) ITIL
28 34 (14.91%) Windows

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 11 (4.82%) IIS
2 10 (4.39%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.51%) Apache
4 4 (1.75%) JBoss
4 4 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.88%) Zimbra
7 1 (0.44%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) MS Office
2 2 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.75%) Office 365
4 3 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (58.77%) Firewall
2 99 (43.42%) MPLS
3 98 (42.98%) BGP
4 89 (39.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 88 (38.60%) WAN
6 86 (37.72%) OSPF
7 85 (37.28%) VPN
8 77 (33.77%) DNS
8 77 (33.77%) TCP/IP
9 74 (32.46%) LAN
10 68 (29.82%) Cisco ASA
11 65 (28.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 63 (27.63%) Network Security
13 59 (25.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 52 (22.81%) EIGRP
15 51 (22.37%) DHCP
16 43 (18.86%) SSL
17 32 (14.04%) Wireshark
18 29 (12.72%) Wireless
19 28 (12.28%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.19%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.44%) Aerospike
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.32%) Subversion
2 3 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.88%) git-flow
3 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.88%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (21.05%) Finance
2 27 (11.84%) Banking
2 27 (11.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.07%) Billing
4 6 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Games
5 3 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (40.35%) Network Engineer
2 37 (16.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (13.16%) Network Support
4 29 (12.72%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (12.72%) Security Engineer
5 24 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
5 24 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 22 (9.65%) Architect
7 19 (8.33%) Administrator
7 19 (8.33%) Network Architect
8 17 (7.46%) Senior Network Support
9 16 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (6.58%) Consultant
10 15 (6.58%) LAN Engineer
11 14 (6.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (6.14%) Senior Network Support Engineer
11 14 (6.14%) Senior Support Engineer
12 11 (4.82%) Analyst
12 11 (4.82%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.82%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (2.19%) XMPP
4 3 (1.32%) Middleware
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.88%) CGI
5 2 (0.88%) CSS
5 2 (0.88%) Embperl
5 2 (0.88%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.88%) LAMP
6 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 34 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.70%) Virtual Team
4 12 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 11 (4.82%) Clustering
5 11 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.39%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.95%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.19%) Driving Licence
9 5 (2.19%) Spread Betting
9 5 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.75%) BBC
11 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.32%) Online Games
12 2 (0.88%) IVR
12 2 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.61%) Linux
2 34 (14.91%) Windows
3 20 (8.77%) Unix
4 12 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.63%) CentOS
5 6 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.75%) CatOS
7 3 (1.32%) Solaris
7 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 35 (15.35%) ITIL
3 27 (11.84%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (9.65%) DevOps
5 20 (8.77%) Change Management
6 19 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 15 (6.58%) Incident Management
7 15 (6.58%) Problem Management
8 13 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (5.70%) Network Architecture
8 13 (5.70%) Network Design
8 13 (5.70%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
10 11 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.39%) Change Control
11 10 (4.39%) Network Load Balancing
11 10 (4.39%) Trend Analysis
12 8 (3.51%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.65%) Bash Shell
1 22 (9.65%) Python
2 16 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.58%) Ruby
4 14 (6.14%) Perl
5 9 (3.95%) Java
5 9 (3.95%) Lisp
6 6 (2.63%) R
7 5 (2.19%) C
8 2 (0.88%) C++
8 2 (0.88%) Go
9 1 (0.44%) Korn
9 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (43.42%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (40.79%) CCNP
3 27 (11.84%) CCNA
4 26 (11.40%) CCIE
5 20 (8.77%) CCSA
6 18 (7.89%) CCSE
7 14 (6.14%) Degree
8 11 (4.82%) CCDP
9 10 (4.39%) CCMSE
10 9 (3.95%) JNCIA
11 7 (3.07%) JNCIS
11 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
12 6 (2.63%) CISSP
12 6 (2.63%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.63%) RHCE
12 6 (2.63%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.75%) CISA
13 4 (1.75%) CISM
13 4 (1.75%) IISP
14 2 (0.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.07%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.63%) ISO 8583
4 6 (2.63%) SLA
5 3 (1.32%) SAS 70
6 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 29 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.95%) vCloud
4 5 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.75%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.88%) Docker
6 2 (0.88%) Firmware
6 2 (0.88%) NFS
6 2 (0.88%) Snort
6 2 (0.88%) Squid
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.89%) Puppet
2 14 (6.14%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.63%) Salt
6 4 (1.75%) Nagios
7 3 (1.32%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.32%) Cacti
7 3 (1.32%) Control-M
7 3 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.32%) OpenNMS
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.32%) SCCM
8 2 (0.88%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.88%) logstash
8 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (92.11%) F5
2 161 (70.61%) Cisco
3 108 (47.37%) CheckPoint
4 71 (31.14%) Juniper
5 40 (17.54%) VMware
6 33 (14.47%) Palo Alto
7 25 (10.96%) Microsoft
7 25 (10.96%) SolarWinds
8 21 (9.21%) NetScout
9 18 (7.89%) Avaya
9 18 (7.89%) Fortinet
10 17 (7.46%) HP
11 14 (6.14%) Blue Coat
11 14 (6.14%) Riverbed
12 12 (5.26%) Citrix
13 8 (3.51%) CA
14 7 (3.07%) Nortel
15 5 (2.19%) Forcepoint
15 5 (2.19%) Oracle
15 5 (2.19%) TippingPoint
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