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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 817 806 827
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 91 164 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.88% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78 94 124
Median salary £60,000 £46,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
16643 18713 20565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 16.97% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13850 15346 16424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -14 82 £60,000 +29.03% 9
South East +16 46 £60,000 +41.17% 3
Berkshire +6 22 £60,000 -11.11% 2
London +1 22 £55,000 -3.50% 4
Reading +15 18 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +30 11 £55,000 -15.38%
Gatwick -2 10 £60,000 +41.17%
West Sussex -4 10 £60,000 +41.17%
East of England +28 7 £51,500 +3.00% 1
Wales - 6 £45,000 -
Cardiff - 6 £45,000 -
South Wales - 6 £45,000 -
North West +26 5 £43,500 +24.28%
Hertfordshire +17 5 £46,500 +24.00%
Welwyn Garden City +5 5 £46,500 -2.10%
High Wycombe +4 5 £55,000 -15.38%
Liverpool - 5 £43,500 -
Merseyside - 5 £43,500 -
Bedfordshire +20 2 £51,750 -5.90% 1
Surrey +11 2 £56,000 +55.55%
Wimbledon - 2 - -
Bedford - 2 £51,750 -
City of London +48 1 - -
Yorkshire +27 1 £42,500 -55.26%
West Yorkshire +14 1 £42,500 -29.16%
Staines +2 1 £47,000 +42.42%
West Midlands -3 1 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Maidenhead -8 1 £57,500 -14.81%
Telford - 1 £60,000 -
Bradford - 1 £42,500 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 225 (87.89%) F5
2 172 (67.19%) Cisco
3 158 (61.72%) Firewall
4 114 (44.53%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (43.36%) CCNP
6 105 (41.02%) WAN
6 105 (41.02%) CheckPoint
7 103 (40.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 99 (38.67%) BGP
9 92 (35.94%) LAN
10 90 (35.16%) TCP/IP
11 87 (33.98%) VPN
12 86 (33.59%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (33.20%) Load Balancing
14 82 (32.03%) Data Centre
15 79 (30.86%) OSPF
16 77 (30.08%) Juniper
17 75 (29.30%) DNS
18 73 (28.52%) Linux
18 73 (28.52%) MPLS
19 70 (27.34%) Network Security
20 69 (26.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 64 (25.00%) VMware
22 59 (23.05%) SSL
23 54 (21.09%) Cisco Nexus
24 50 (19.53%) DHCP
25 48 (18.75%) EIGRP
25 48 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
26 46 (17.97%) Finance
27 43 (16.80%) 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 16 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (5.86%) IIS
2 15 (5.86%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.47%) OpenStack
4 11 (4.30%) Apache
5 7 (2.73%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.34%) JBoss
7 3 (1.17%) SAS
7 3 (1.17%) Zimbra
8 2 (0.78%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.78%) nginx
8 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (4.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.17%) Office 365
6 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.78%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (61.72%) Firewall
2 105 (41.02%) WAN
3 103 (40.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 99 (38.67%) BGP
5 92 (35.94%) LAN
6 90 (35.16%) TCP/IP
7 87 (33.98%) VPN
8 86 (33.59%) Cisco ASA
9 79 (30.86%) OSPF
10 75 (29.30%) DNS
11 73 (28.52%) MPLS
12 70 (27.34%) Network Security
13 69 (26.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 59 (23.05%) SSL
15 54 (21.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 50 (19.53%) DHCP
17 48 (18.75%) EIGRP
18 34 (13.28%) tcpdump
18 34 (13.28%) Wireshark
19 33 (12.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.86%) MongoDB
2 10 (3.91%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.52%) MySQL
3 9 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.13%) Aerospike
5 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.17%) Redis
8 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.52%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.73%) git-flow
3 7 (2.73%) JIRA
4 5 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.78%) Ant
6 2 (0.78%) Maven
6 2 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 46 (17.97%) Finance
2 33 (12.89%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.52%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.52%) Games
4 8 (3.13%) Banking
5 7 (2.73%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (38.67%) Network Engineer
2 39 (15.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (12.89%) Administrator
4 30 (11.72%) Network Support
5 25 (9.77%) LAN Engineer
5 25 (9.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 25 (9.77%) Security Engineer
6 24 (9.38%) Network Support Engineer
6 24 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 22 (8.59%) Senior Network Support
8 20 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
9 19 (7.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 19 (7.42%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 19 (7.42%) Senior Support Engineer
10 17 (6.64%) Analyst
10 17 (6.64%) Consultant
10 17 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (6.25%) Network Analyst
11 16 (6.25%) Network Consultant
12 15 (5.86%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.52%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (1.95%) Middleware
3 5 (1.95%) XMPP
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.56%) Web Services
5 3 (1.17%) CSS
5 3 (1.17%) REST
5 3 (1.17%) SOAP
6 2 (0.78%) LAMP
6 2 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 82 (32.03%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.98%) Virtual Team
4 17 (6.64%) Private Cloud
5 16 (6.25%) Algorithms
6 13 (5.08%) Spread Betting
7 11 (4.30%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.91%) Clustering
8 10 (3.91%) IVR
8 10 (3.91%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.13%) Online Games
10 5 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.17%) BBC
12 3 (1.17%) Statistics
13 2 (0.78%) iPad
13 2 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.52%) Linux
2 43 (16.80%) Windows
3 18 (7.03%) CentOS
4 17 (6.64%) Ubuntu
5 14 (5.47%) Unix
6 12 (4.69%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.56%) CatOS
7 4 (1.56%) Solaris
8 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (33.20%) Load Balancing
2 37 (14.45%) DevOps
3 24 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (9.38%) ITIL
4 21 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
5 20 (7.81%) Data Centre Operations
6 17 (6.64%) Configuration Management
7 16 (6.25%) Change Management
7 16 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 15 (5.86%) High Availability
8 15 (5.86%) Network Management
9 13 (5.08%) Network Load Balancing
9 13 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (4.69%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.30%) Analytics
11 11 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.30%) E-Commerce
11 11 (4.30%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.06%) Bash Shell
2 24 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.03%) Python
4 16 (6.25%) Ruby
5 13 (5.08%) Perl
6 11 (4.30%) Java
7 4 (1.56%) R
8 3 (1.17%) C
8 3 (1.17%) Tcl
9 2 (0.78%) Korn
9 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (44.53%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (43.36%) CCNP
3 32 (12.50%) CCIE
4 30 (11.72%) CCNA
5 22 (8.59%) CCSA
6 16 (6.25%) CCDP
7 15 (5.86%) Degree
8 13 (5.08%) CCSE
9 9 (3.52%) RHCE
9 9 (3.52%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.13%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.13%) JNCIP
11 7 (2.73%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.73%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.34%) CCMSE
13 2 (0.78%) CCSP
13 2 (0.78%) CISSP
13 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.39%) CCIP
14 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.98%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.52%) ISO 8583
3 8 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.13%) SLA
4 6 (2.34%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.17%) QA
5 3 (1.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 48 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (10.55%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.91%) vCloud
4 7 (2.73%) Docker
4 7 (2.73%) NFS
5 5 (1.95%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.95%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.17%) Snort
6 3 (1.17%) Squid
7 2 (0.78%) iptables
7 2 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (10.16%) Puppet
2 20 (7.81%) SolarWinds Orion
3 19 (7.42%) Nagios
4 17 (6.64%) Cacti
4 17 (6.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (6.64%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.86%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (4.30%) OpenNMS
7 9 (3.52%) Salt
8 7 (2.73%) CFEngine
8 7 (2.73%) logstash
8 7 (2.73%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.95%) Ansible
10 4 (1.56%) Control-M
10 4 (1.56%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 225 (87.89%) F5
2 172 (67.19%) Cisco
3 105 (41.02%) CheckPoint
4 77 (30.08%) Juniper
5 64 (25.00%) VMware
6 32 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 24 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 22 (8.59%) Palo Alto
9 21 (8.20%) NetScout
10 13 (5.08%) Avaya
10 13 (5.08%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.91%) CA
11 10 (3.91%) Citrix
11 10 (3.91%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.91%) Oracle
12 9 (3.52%) Nortel
13 7 (2.73%) HP
14 6 (2.34%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.95%) Nokia
15 5 (1.95%) Sophos
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