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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 760 717 789
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +72
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 141 153 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.81% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 106 94 87
Average salary £47,500 £53,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.62% +13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £41,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +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
20853 18941 21430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.66% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16565 15300 17586
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 -36 140 £47,500 -11.62% 7
London -15 66 £47,500 -17.39% 4
South East -30 50 £47,500 +5.55% 1
City of London +15 38 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Berkshire 0 21 £56,250 +9.22%
Surrey -1 17 £40,000 -3.61%
Reading -7 14 £60,000 +18.81%
Yorkshire -57 8 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex - 8 £47,500 -
East of England -18 7 £62,500 +25.00%
Worthing - 7 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 7 £52,500 -
West Midlands -4 5 £50,000 -16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -32 5 £26,000 -30.66% 1
Leeds -42 5 £26,000 -30.66% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £50,000 -
Malvern - 5 £50,000 -
Guildford +10 4 - -
Chertsey - 4 - -
Bedfordshire -1 3 £62,500 -10.71%
Luton -2 3 £62,500 +1.62%
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £36,000 -40.00%
York -6 3 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes -8 3 £36,000 -40.00%
North Yorkshire -20 3 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £57,500 -
East Midlands -14 2 £39,000 -25.71%
Northamptonshire -16 2 £39,000 +23.80%
Watford - 2 £57,500 -
Essex 0 1 - -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 206 (78.93%) F5
2 172 (65.90%) Firewall
3 141 (54.02%) Cisco
4 138 (52.87%) Linux
5 127 (48.66%) WAN
6 122 (46.74%) CheckPoint
7 112 (42.91%) Cisco Certification
8 104 (39.85%) VMware
9 102 (39.08%) LAN
10 96 (36.78%) CCNP
11 93 (35.63%) ITIL
11 93 (35.63%) TCP/IP
12 92 (35.25%) Windows
13 83 (31.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 80 (30.65%) Load Balancing
15 74 (28.35%) Network Security
16 67 (25.67%) DNS
17 66 (25.29%) VPN
18 62 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 59 (22.61%) Tomcat
19 59 (22.61%) Juniper
20 58 (22.22%) MySQL
21 57 (21.84%) Apache
22 56 (21.46%) Citrix
23 55 (21.07%) Puppet
24 54 (20.69%) MPLS
25 53 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 52 (19.92%) OSPF
27 51 (19.54%) Python
27 51 (19.54%) BGP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 59 (22.61%) Tomcat
2 57 (21.84%) Apache
3 37 (14.18%) nginx
4 29 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 25 (9.58%) IIS
6 17 (6.51%) OpenStack
7 9 (3.45%) Apache Solr
7 9 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.45%) MS Exchange
8 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.15%) Jetty
10 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Office 365
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 172 (65.90%) Firewall
2 127 (48.66%) WAN
3 102 (39.08%) LAN
4 93 (35.63%) TCP/IP
5 83 (31.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 74 (28.35%) Network Security
7 67 (25.67%) DNS
8 66 (25.29%) VPN
9 54 (20.69%) MPLS
10 52 (19.92%) OSPF
11 51 (19.54%) BGP
12 46 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (16.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 42 (16.09%) IPsec
14 34 (13.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (12.64%) SSL
16 30 (11.49%) NetScaler
17 27 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (10.34%) Internet
18 26 (9.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (22.22%) MySQL
2 28 (10.73%) DB2
3 22 (8.43%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (6.51%) MongoDB
5 17 (6.51%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.51%) Redis
6 10 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) CruiseControl
1 5 (1.92%) Maven
1 5 (1.92%) Hudson
1 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.53%) Mercurial
2 4 (1.53%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.53%) Ant
2 4 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (13.41%) Finance
2 11 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.53%) Games
3 4 (1.53%) Law
4 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.38%) Advertising
4 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (27.20%) Network Engineer
2 48 (18.39%) Administrator
3 45 (17.24%) Linux Administrator
4 32 (12.26%) Analyst
5 30 (11.49%) Security Engineer
6 27 (10.34%) Network Analyst
7 24 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (9.20%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 18 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
10 16 (6.13%) Firewall Engineer
11 14 (5.36%) IP Engineer
11 14 (5.36%) Consultant
12 13 (4.98%) Support Engineer
13 12 (4.60%) Network Specialist
13 12 (4.60%) Network Security Specialist
13 12 (4.60%) Security Specialist
13 12 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.13%) XML
2 11 (4.21%) LAMP
3 5 (1.92%) .NET
4 3 (1.15%) CSS
5 2 (0.77%) HTML
5 2 (0.77%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) Lucene
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.38%) Memcached
6 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.66%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.75%) Statistics
3 13 (4.98%) Firmware
4 12 (4.60%) Replication
5 10 (3.83%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.83%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.45%) Open Source
6 9 (3.45%) Clustering
6 9 (3.45%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.53%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.15%) SecurID
11 2 (0.77%) PKI
11 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.77%) Online Games
12 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.38%) IVR
12 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 138 (52.87%) Linux
2 92 (35.25%) Windows
3 53 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (13.41%) CentOS
5 33 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (12.26%) UNIX
7 30 (11.49%) Ubuntu
8 26 (9.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.53%) Debian
11 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.77%) SUSE
13 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (35.63%) ITIL
2 80 (30.65%) Load Balancing
3 39 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (13.41%) E-Commerce
5 32 (12.26%) Data Security
6 31 (11.88%) Network Management
7 30 (11.49%) PRINCE2
8 28 (10.73%) Statistical Analysis
9 27 (10.34%) Project Management
10 26 (9.96%) DevOps
11 25 (9.58%) Configuration Management
12 21 (8.05%) Incident Management
13 20 (7.66%) Network Load Balancing
13 20 (7.66%) Service Delivery
14 19 (7.28%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (6.51%) OOP
15 17 (6.51%) OO
15 17 (6.51%) Software Engineering
16 14 (5.36%) Change Management
17 13 (4.98%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.54%) Python
2 49 (18.77%) Ruby
3 44 (16.86%) Perl
4 36 (13.79%) Bash Shell
5 30 (11.49%) SQL
5 30 (11.49%) Java
6 23 (8.81%) PHP
7 9 (3.45%) C
8 7 (2.68%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.30%) VBScript
10 2 (0.77%) Korn
10 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 112 (42.91%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (36.78%) CCNP
3 41 (15.71%) CCSE
4 34 (13.03%) CCNA
5 27 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (9.20%) MCSE
8 17 (6.51%) CCIE
9 13 (4.98%) Degree
10 12 (4.60%) CCSA
10 12 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
11 9 (3.45%) CISSP
12 5 (1.92%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.92%) MCSA
13 3 (1.15%) CCDP
14 2 (0.77%) CCSP
14 2 (0.77%) MCP
14 2 (0.77%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (17.24%) KVM
3 44 (16.86%) Xen
4 37 (14.18%) Active Directory
5 24 (9.20%) vSphere
6 18 (6.90%) Varnish
7 12 (4.60%) XenServer
8 10 (3.83%) XenApp
9 9 (3.45%) ProxySG
9 9 (3.45%) Hyper-V
10 8 (3.07%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.77%) vCloud
12 2 (0.77%) NLBS
13 1 (0.38%) NFS
13 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 55 (21.07%) Puppet
2 44 (16.86%) Salt
3 39 (14.94%) Nagios
4 35 (13.41%) Cacti
5 30 (11.49%) Ansible
6 28 (10.73%) CFEngine
6 28 (10.73%) ZABBIX
7 18 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (6.51%) HAProxy
9 15 (5.75%) SCSM
9 15 (5.75%) FortiGate
10 14 (5.36%) Vagrant
11 11 (4.21%) SCOM
12 10 (3.83%) SCCM
13 9 (3.45%) Ganglia
14 8 (3.07%) logstash
14 8 (3.07%) collectd
14 8 (3.07%) StatsD
15 7 (2.68%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (2.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 206 (78.93%) F5
2 141 (54.02%) Cisco
3 122 (46.74%) CheckPoint
4 104 (39.85%) VMware
5 59 (22.61%) Juniper
6 56 (21.46%) Citrix
7 46 (17.62%) Oracle
8 41 (15.71%) Microsoft
9 39 (14.94%) Red Hat
10 36 (13.79%) JBoss
11 26 (9.96%) Blue Coat
12 19 (7.28%) HP
12 19 (7.28%) SolarWinds
13 17 (6.51%) SaltStack
14 16 (6.13%) Rackspace
14 16 (6.13%) Infoblox
14 16 (6.13%) SonicWALL
15 15 (5.75%) Imperva
16 14 (5.36%) Sophos
17 9 (3.45%) Nortel
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