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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 734 775 713
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -62
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 158 155 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 0.75% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 95 118 97
Average salary £46,500 £48,750 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £52,500 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.52%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 152 £46,500 -4.61% 20
London +18 58 £56,000 +24.44% 11
South East -3 54 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Surrey +21 20 £35,000 -12.50%
Berkshire -3 20 £67,500 +28.57% 1
East of England +6 17 £47,500 -24.00%
Staines - 15 £33,000 -
Reading +7 14 £65,000 +8.33%
City of London 0 12 £72,500 +61.11% 2
Yorkshire +7 10 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Hertfordshire -12 9 £42,500 -26.08%
West Midlands - 7 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham - 7 £35,000 - 1
Scotland +19 6 - -
West Yorkshire +14 6 £60,000 +20.00% 1
West Sussex +3 6 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Linlithgow - 6 - -
West Lothian - 6 - -
Leeds +19 5 £48,500 -3.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £65,000 +80.55% 1
East Midlands +4 5 £39,083 +0.21%
Essex +2 5 - -
Derbyshire - 5 £39,083 -
Crawley - 5 £42,500 - 1
Derby - 5 £39,083 -
Gatwick - 4 £42,500 -
Basingstoke +22 3 - -
Luton +7 3 £55,000 -12.00%
Hampshire +4 3 - -
Bedfordshire -7 3 £55,000 -12.00%

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 249 (75.00%) F5
2 229 (68.98%) Cisco
2 229 (68.98%) Firewall
3 178 (53.61%) CheckPoint
4 125 (37.65%) Network Security
5 124 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
6 121 (36.45%) WAN
7 118 (35.54%) Linux
8 117 (35.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 114 (34.34%) Cisco ASA
10 110 (33.13%) VMware
11 108 (32.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 105 (31.63%) BGP
13 102 (30.72%) Windows
14 97 (29.22%) LAN
15 96 (28.92%) Load Balancing
16 94 (28.31%) TCP/IP
17 93 (28.01%) CCNP
18 83 (25.00%) VPN
19 80 (24.10%) Data Centre
20 78 (23.49%) OSPF
21 72 (21.69%) Juniper
22 71 (21.39%) DNS
23 64 (19.28%) MPLS
23 64 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
24 56 (16.87%) CCNA
25 55 (16.57%) UNIX
25 55 (16.57%) ITIL
26 54 (16.27%) Wireless
27 52 (15.66%) Tomcat

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (15.66%) Tomcat
2 41 (12.35%) Apache
3 37 (11.14%) IIS
4 28 (8.43%) WebSphere
5 24 (7.23%) JBoss
6 22 (6.63%) Apache Solr
7 19 (5.72%) OpenStack
8 15 (4.52%) Lync
9 14 (4.22%) WebLogic
10 11 (3.31%) MS Exchange
10 11 (3.31%) GlassFish
11 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (1.51%) Commerce Server
13 5 (1.51%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.51%) WebSphere Process Server
13 5 (1.51%) PegaRULES
13 5 (1.51%) WordPress
13 5 (1.51%) Joomla!
Applications
1 23 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (5.72%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.31%) IBM SmartCloud
2 11 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.90%) Office 365
7 2 (0.60%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 229 (68.98%) Firewall
2 125 (37.65%) Network Security
3 121 (36.45%) WAN
4 117 (35.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 114 (34.34%) Cisco ASA
6 108 (32.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 105 (31.63%) BGP
8 97 (29.22%) LAN
9 94 (28.31%) TCP/IP
10 83 (25.00%) VPN
11 78 (23.49%) OSPF
12 71 (21.39%) DNS
13 64 (19.28%) MPLS
14 54 (16.27%) Wireless
15 52 (15.66%) Cisco IOS
16 49 (14.76%) EIGRP
17 48 (14.46%) SSL
18 44 (13.25%) Internet
19 43 (12.95%) Cisco PIX
19 43 (12.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.24%) MySQL
3 14 (4.22%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.81%) Redis
5 5 (1.51%) OLAP
5 5 (1.51%) OLTP
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.31%) Subversion
3 8 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.90%) Maven
4 3 (0.90%) Ant
General
1 48 (14.46%) Telecoms
2 45 (13.55%) Finance
3 16 (4.82%) Financial Institution
3 16 (4.82%) Banking
4 10 (3.01%) Advertising
5 7 (2.11%) Retail
6 5 (1.51%) Marketing
7 3 (0.90%) Local Government
8 2 (0.60%) Billing
8 2 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 101 (30.42%) Network Engineer
2 39 (11.75%) Analyst
3 35 (10.54%) Administrator
4 31 (9.34%) Network Analyst
5 26 (7.83%) Security Engineer
6 24 (7.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (6.93%) Linux Administrator
8 22 (6.63%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (6.33%) Network Support
10 19 (5.72%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
12 17 (5.12%) Support Analyst
12 17 (5.12%) Network Support Analyst
12 17 (5.12%) Architect
12 17 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (5.12%) Senior Network Analyst
12 17 (5.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 16 (4.82%) Technical Manager
13 16 (4.82%) Technical Account Manager
13 16 (4.82%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.52%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.61%) XML
3 9 (2.71%) Web Services
3 9 (2.71%) XMPP
4 8 (2.41%) Middleware
5 7 (2.11%) Java EE
6 5 (1.51%) JSON
6 5 (1.51%) XSLT
6 5 (1.51%) HTML
6 5 (1.51%) CSS
6 5 (1.51%) REST
6 5 (1.51%) Express
6 5 (1.51%) jQuery
6 5 (1.51%) HTML5
7 4 (1.20%) MAPI
8 3 (0.90%) Memcached
8 3 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.90%) AppFabric
9 2 (0.60%) JMX
9 2 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 80 (24.10%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.42%) Statistics
4 18 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.82%) IVR
6 15 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (4.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (3.61%) PKI
8 7 (2.11%) Smartphone
8 7 (2.11%) Clustering
9 6 (1.81%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.81%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.51%) DataPower
11 4 (1.20%) iPhone
11 4 (1.20%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.20%) EFT
11 4 (1.20%) BBC
11 4 (1.20%) Replication
12 3 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 118 (35.54%) Linux
2 102 (30.72%) Windows
3 55 (16.57%) UNIX
4 45 (13.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.71%) CentOS
9 8 (2.41%) Debian
9 8 (2.41%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.81%) Solaris
11 5 (1.51%) AIX
11 5 (1.51%) SUSE
11 5 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.20%) Android
13 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.60%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (28.92%) Load Balancing
2 55 (16.57%) ITIL
3 37 (11.14%) Service Delivery
4 30 (9.04%) Information Security
4 30 (9.04%) Network Management
5 24 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (6.93%) Project Management
7 22 (6.63%) PRINCE2
7 22 (6.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (6.33%) Risk Management
8 21 (6.33%) Incident Management
9 19 (5.72%) Network Design
9 19 (5.72%) Problem Management
10 18 (5.42%) Investment Management
10 18 (5.42%) Service Management
11 17 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (5.12%) Network Load Balancing
12 16 (4.82%) Software Licensing
12 16 (4.82%) Patch Management
13 15 (4.52%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.45%) Bash Shell
2 26 (7.83%) Perl
3 25 (7.53%) SQL
4 18 (5.42%) PowerShell
5 16 (4.82%) Korn
5 16 (4.82%) Python
6 15 (4.52%) Shell Script
6 15 (4.52%) Java
7 6 (1.81%) PHP
8 5 (1.51%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.51%) Jython
9 3 (0.90%) Ruby
10 2 (0.60%) C
10 2 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 124 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (28.01%) CCNP
3 56 (16.87%) CCNA
4 45 (13.55%) CCSA
5 43 (12.95%) CCSE
6 32 (9.64%) CCIE
7 28 (8.43%) Degree
8 22 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (5.72%) MCSE
9 19 (5.72%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 16 (4.82%) CISSP
12 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
13 6 (1.81%) CCSP
14 5 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.51%) OSCP
15 4 (1.20%) CCDE
15 4 (1.20%) SAP Certification
16 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
16 3 (0.90%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.73%) PCI DSS
2 20 (6.02%) SLA
3 14 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 64 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (15.66%) vSphere
3 29 (8.73%) Active Directory
4 27 (8.13%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.31%) XenServer
5 11 (3.31%) ProxySG
5 11 (3.31%) vCloud
6 8 (2.41%) Xen
7 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.51%) pfSense
7 5 (1.51%) KVM
7 5 (1.51%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.51%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.20%) iptables
8 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.90%) Samba
9 3 (0.90%) NFS
9 3 (0.90%) NLBS
10 2 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (11.45%) FortiGate
2 35 (10.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 32 (9.64%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (5.72%) Puppet
5 18 (5.42%) Cacti
5 18 (5.42%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (4.82%) OpenNMS
7 16 (4.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 12 (3.61%) Ansible
9 7 (2.11%) SELinux
10 6 (1.81%) WSUS
11 5 (1.51%) vMotion
12 4 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.20%) Nagios
13 3 (0.90%) WMI
13 3 (0.90%) SCCM
13 3 (0.90%) SCOM
13 3 (0.90%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.60%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 249 (75.00%) F5
2 229 (68.98%) Cisco
3 178 (53.61%) CheckPoint
4 110 (33.13%) VMware
5 72 (21.69%) Juniper
6 52 (15.66%) Microsoft
7 50 (15.06%) Oracle
8 48 (14.46%) Red Hat
9 41 (12.35%) HP
10 40 (12.05%) SolarWinds
11 28 (8.43%) Citrix
12 25 (7.53%) Fortinet
13 23 (6.93%) hybris
14 20 (6.02%) Nokia
15 19 (5.72%) Blue Coat
16 16 (4.82%) IBM
17 11 (3.31%) SaltStack
18 10 (3.01%) Verint
18 10 (3.01%) CyberTech
19 9 (2.71%) NetApp
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum excellent salary, 20% bonus, full be
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £400 to £520 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 days ago