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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
Rank 797 777 810
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +33
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 54 141 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.85% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 40 108 112
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +34.37%

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
14112 16614 18967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 16.80% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11527 13797 15407
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -16 47 £55,000 - 4
London +10 23 £55,000 -8.33% 4
South East +37 13 £67,500 +22.72%
City of London - 8 £45,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £67,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £65,000 -
South Wales - 5 £65,000 -
Wales - 5 £65,000 -
Surrey +40 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Harrogate +15 4 £35,000 -26.31%
Yorkshire +15 4 £35,000 -30.00%
North Yorkshire -5 4 £35,000 -26.31%
East of England +12 3 £55,000 -2.22%
Bedfordshire +11 3 £55,000 -4.34%
Reigate - 3 £50,000 -
Bedford - 3 £55,000 -
Berkshire +15 2 £63,750 +15.90%
South West +15 2 £35,094 -29.81%
High Wycombe +9 2 £67,500 -
Hounslow -1 2 £58,250 +55.33%
North West -17 2 £40,000 +5.26%
Manchester -19 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Kent - 2 £72,500 -
Bristol - 2 £35,094 -
Uxbridge - 2 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Tonbridge - 2 £72,500 -
Reading +22 1 £67,500 +22.72%
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 166 (98.22%) F5
2 132 (78.11%) Cisco
3 94 (55.62%) CheckPoint
4 90 (53.25%) Firewall
5 80 (47.34%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (43.20%) WAN
7 68 (40.24%) BGP
8 67 (39.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 66 (39.05%) LAN
10 65 (38.46%) MPLS
11 64 (37.87%) DNS
11 64 (37.87%) CCNP
12 62 (36.69%) VPN
13 61 (36.09%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (35.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 56 (33.14%) OSPF
16 55 (32.54%) Finance
16 55 (32.54%) Network Security
17 49 (28.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 48 (28.40%) Juniper
19 47 (27.81%) TCP/IP
19 47 (27.81%) Data Centre
20 39 (23.08%) ITIL
21 38 (22.49%) Palo Alto
22 36 (21.30%) Banking
22 36 (21.30%) Load Balancing
23 32 (18.93%) Telecoms
23 32 (18.93%) Wireless
24 31 (18.34%) DHCP
24 31 (18.34%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (5.92%) Apache
2 7 (4.14%) IIS
3 6 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.78%) nginx
4 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.18%) SAS
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) MS Office
2 3 (1.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.55%) Office 365
3 4 (2.37%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (53.25%) Firewall
2 73 (43.20%) WAN
3 68 (40.24%) BGP
4 67 (39.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 66 (39.05%) LAN
6 65 (38.46%) MPLS
7 64 (37.87%) DNS
8 62 (36.69%) VPN
9 61 (36.09%) Cisco ASA
10 60 (35.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 56 (33.14%) OSPF
12 55 (32.54%) Network Security
13 49 (28.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 47 (27.81%) TCP/IP
15 32 (18.93%) Wireless
16 31 (18.34%) DHCP
17 30 (17.75%) Internet
18 29 (17.16%) VLAN
19 24 (14.20%) EIGRP
20 22 (13.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.96%) MySQL
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.78%) Redis
4 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.37%) Maven
3 3 (1.78%) Ant
3 3 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
4 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (32.54%) Finance
2 36 (21.30%) Banking
3 32 (18.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.37%) Billing
6 3 (1.78%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (40.24%) Network Engineer
2 25 (14.79%) Architect
2 25 (14.79%) Network Architect
3 24 (14.20%) Senior Network Engineer
4 23 (13.61%) Security Engineer
5 22 (13.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (10.65%) Cisco Architect
6 18 (10.65%) Cisco Network Architect
6 18 (10.65%) Consultant
7 13 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (7.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (6.51%) Network Support
9 11 (6.51%) Network Support Engineer
9 11 (6.51%) Security Consultant
9 11 (6.51%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Administrator
10 9 (5.33%) Analyst
10 9 (5.33%) Network Administrator
11 7 (4.14%) IP Network Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.55%) LAMP
3 3 (1.78%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.18%) CGI
4 2 (1.18%) Embperl
4 2 (1.18%) FastCGI
4 2 (1.18%) XML
5 1 (0.59%) .NET
5 1 (0.59%) Ajax
5 1 (0.59%) Java EE
5 1 (0.59%) jQuery
5 1 (0.59%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) RESTful
5 1 (0.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (27.81%) Data Centre
2 31 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.51%) Clustering
4 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.55%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.96%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.78%) iPad
9 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.59%) BBC
10 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.75%) Windows
2 28 (16.57%) Linux
3 17 (10.06%) Unix
4 12 (7.10%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.37%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Debian
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.08%) ITIL
2 36 (21.30%) Load Balancing
3 21 (12.43%) Network Design
4 17 (10.06%) Change Management
5 14 (8.28%) Network Architecture
6 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 12 (7.10%) Problem Management
8 11 (6.51%) Security Management
9 9 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (5.33%) Service Management
10 8 (4.73%) DevOps
10 8 (4.73%) ITIL V3
10 8 (4.73%) Presales
10 8 (4.73%) Project Management
11 7 (4.14%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.14%) Risk Management
12 6 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.55%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.28%) Python
2 9 (5.33%) Lisp
3 8 (4.73%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.73%) Perl
3 8 (4.73%) Ruby
4 7 (4.14%) Java
5 5 (2.96%) C
6 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.37%) SQL
7 3 (1.78%) R
8 2 (1.18%) C++
8 2 (1.18%) Go
9 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (47.34%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (37.87%) CCNP
3 19 (11.24%) CCNA
3 19 (11.24%) CCSE
4 14 (8.28%) CCIE
4 14 (8.28%) CCSA
5 12 (7.10%) Degree
6 10 (5.92%) CCDP
7 9 (5.33%) JNCIA
8 5 (2.96%) CCMSE
8 5 (2.96%) CISSP
8 5 (2.96%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.37%) CCSP
9 4 (2.37%) CISA
9 4 (2.37%) CISM
9 4 (2.37%) IISP
9 4 (2.37%) MCITP
9 4 (2.37%) MCTS
9 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.88%) PCI DSS
2 11 (6.51%) SLA
3 9 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.96%) QA
4 5 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.18%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.59%) COBIT
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.78%) Firmware
4 3 (1.78%) iptables
5 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.59%) NFS
6 1 (0.59%) Samba
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.73%) Puppet
2 7 (4.14%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.96%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.78%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.59%) Ansible
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.59%) Foglight
5 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.59%) Nagios
5 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 166 (98.22%) F5
2 132 (78.11%) Cisco
3 94 (55.62%) CheckPoint
4 48 (28.40%) Juniper
5 38 (22.49%) Palo Alto
6 24 (14.20%) Riverbed
7 23 (13.61%) Fortinet
8 21 (12.43%) Avaya
9 20 (11.83%) SolarWinds
10 17 (10.06%) Blue Coat
11 16 (9.47%) VMware
12 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
13 12 (7.10%) HP
14 9 (5.33%) Aruba
14 9 (5.33%) Citrix
14 9 (5.33%) Cyber-Ark
14 9 (5.33%) LogRhythm
14 9 (5.33%) TippingPoint
15 8 (4.73%) LogLogic
15 8 (4.73%) Tufin
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