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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 726 806 772
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -34
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 170 123 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122 97 93
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £36,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +11.11%

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
19933 20250 22143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.09% 16.98% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15782 16062 17938
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
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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 +71 162 £47,500 - 20
South East +58 87 £45,000 - 7
London +52 55 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Berkshire +22 32 £62,500 +25.00% 6
West Sussex +16 28 £40,000 -
City of London +43 18 £58,750 +27.02% 5
Reading +10 17 £62,500 +38.88% 4
Crawley +9 16 £37,500 -3.22%
Worthing +9 12 £45,000 -
Surrey +27 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East of England +13 10 £42,500 -24.44% 1
Gatwick +16 8 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -9 7 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £42,500 -13.26%
Essex +13 6 - -
Caerphilly - 6 £75,000 -
Slough - 6 £62,500 - 1
South Wales - 6 £75,000 -
Wales - 6 £75,000 -
York +6 5 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire 0 5 £50,000 +2.56%
Oxfordshire - 5 £65,000 -
Oxford - 5 £65,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £42,500 -
Guildford - 5 £42,500 -
Middlesex +13 4 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £66,250 - 1
Milton Keynes -14 3 £42,500 -13.26%
Watford - 3 £42,500 - 1

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (80.32%) F5
2 225 (72.58%) Firewall
3 207 (66.77%) Cisco
4 150 (48.39%) CheckPoint
5 142 (45.81%) VMware
6 124 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 124 (40.00%) Linux
7 118 (38.06%) Network Security
8 112 (36.13%) Cisco ASA
8 112 (36.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 102 (32.90%) CCNP
10 100 (32.26%) BGP
11 95 (30.65%) DNS
12 94 (30.32%) WAN
13 91 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 89 (28.71%) Windows
15 85 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 84 (27.10%) LAN
17 82 (26.45%) OSPF
17 82 (26.45%) Juniper
18 78 (25.16%) Load Balancing
19 76 (24.52%) TCP/IP
19 76 (24.52%) ITIL
20 62 (20.00%) UNIX
21 61 (19.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 60 (19.35%) vSphere
23 57 (18.39%) Microsoft
23 57 (18.39%) CCSE
24 56 (18.06%) Tomcat
24 56 (18.06%) Cisco IOS

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 56 (18.06%) Tomcat
2 41 (13.23%) IIS
3 38 (12.26%) Apache
4 29 (9.35%) Apache Solr
5 25 (8.06%) JBoss
6 21 (6.77%) WebSphere
7 16 (5.16%) OpenStack
8 14 (4.52%) WebLogic
9 12 (3.87%) GlassFish
10 10 (3.23%) Lync
11 9 (2.90%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.65%) Liferay
Applications
1 18 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
2 12 (3.87%) IBM SmartCloud
3 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.94%) Office 365
6 4 (1.29%) PaaS
6 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.29%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 225 (72.58%) Firewall
2 118 (38.06%) Network Security
3 112 (36.13%) Cisco ASA
3 112 (36.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 100 (32.26%) BGP
5 95 (30.65%) DNS
6 94 (30.32%) WAN
7 85 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 84 (27.10%) LAN
9 82 (26.45%) OSPF
10 76 (24.52%) TCP/IP
11 61 (19.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 56 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
13 50 (16.13%) MPLS
14 47 (15.16%) VPN
15 44 (14.19%) DHCP
16 42 (13.55%) SSL
17 40 (12.90%) Internet
17 40 (12.90%) Wireless
18 37 (11.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.26%) MySQL
3 12 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Git (software)
1 12 (3.87%) Subversion
2 11 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.94%) Artifactory
3 6 (1.94%) Hudson
3 6 (1.94%) Mercurial
3 6 (1.94%) CruiseControl
3 6 (1.94%) Maven
3 6 (1.94%) Ant
4 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (14.19%) Finance
2 20 (6.45%) Banking
3 13 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.61%) Retail
5 4 (1.29%) Marketing
5 4 (1.29%) Advertising
6 3 (0.97%) Billing
7 2 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 84 (27.10%) Network Engineer
2 44 (14.19%) Administrator
3 35 (11.29%) Network Specialist
4 33 (10.65%) Linux Administrator
5 32 (10.32%) Security Specialist
5 32 (10.32%) Network Security Specialist
6 24 (7.74%) Security Engineer
7 22 (7.10%) Network Team Leader
7 22 (7.10%) Team Leader
8 21 (6.77%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (6.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 19 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
11 18 (5.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 18 (5.81%) Senior Network Security Specialist
11 18 (5.81%) Senior Network Specialist
11 18 (5.81%) Senior Security Specialist
12 16 (5.16%) Technical Manager
12 16 (5.16%) Technical Account Manager
12 16 (5.16%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.23%) Web Services
2 9 (2.90%) Middleware
3 7 (2.26%) XML
3 7 (2.26%) Java EE
4 6 (1.94%) .NET
5 3 (0.97%) MAPI
5 3 (0.97%) Memcached
5 3 (0.97%) AppFabric
5 3 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.65%) WSRP
6 2 (0.65%) Spring
6 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) COM
6 2 (0.65%) CSS
6 2 (0.65%) JDBC
6 2 (0.65%) JSP
6 2 (0.65%) Servlets
6 2 (0.65%) JMS
6 2 (0.65%) JMX
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 20 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 16 (5.16%) Statistics
4 15 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.55%) PKI
7 6 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.94%) CLARiiON
7 6 (1.94%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.29%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.29%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.97%) BBC
9 3 (0.97%) Replication
9 3 (0.97%) iPhone
9 3 (0.97%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 124 (40.00%) Linux
2 89 (28.71%) Windows
3 62 (20.00%) UNIX
4 35 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.29%) CentOS
9 4 (1.29%) Debian
9 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.97%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.16%) Load Balancing
2 76 (24.52%) ITIL
3 29 (9.35%) Line Management
4 27 (8.71%) Service Delivery
5 26 (8.39%) Information Security
6 23 (7.42%) E-Commerce
6 23 (7.42%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (6.77%) Service Management
8 20 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 20 (6.45%) Project Management
8 20 (6.45%) Change Management
9 19 (6.13%) Network Load Balancing
10 18 (5.81%) Incident Management
11 17 (5.48%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.48%) DevOps
11 17 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (5.16%) Problem Management
13 15 (4.84%) Network Management
14 13 (4.19%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.32%) Bash Shell
2 30 (9.68%) SQL
3 28 (9.03%) PowerShell
4 27 (8.71%) Perl
5 16 (5.16%) Java
6 15 (4.84%) Python
7 12 (3.87%) Korn
8 6 (1.94%) PHP
8 6 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.94%) C#
8 6 (1.94%) VBScript
9 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.61%) C++
10 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.97%) C
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 124 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (32.90%) CCNP
3 57 (18.39%) CCSE
4 50 (16.13%) CCNA
5 27 (8.71%) CISSP
6 26 (8.39%) CCIE
7 24 (7.74%) Degree
7 24 (7.74%) CCSA
8 23 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (6.77%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (5.48%) MCSE
11 16 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (2.26%) MCITP
13 6 (1.94%) VCP5
13 6 (1.94%) HP AIS
13 6 (1.94%) HP ASE
14 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (1.29%) SAP Certification
15 3 (0.97%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.61%) PCI DSS
2 17 (5.48%) SLA
3 7 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (19.35%) vSphere
3 34 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.68%) Active Directory
5 19 (6.13%) XenServer
6 12 (3.87%) vCloud
7 10 (3.23%) Firmware
8 7 (2.26%) Xen
9 6 (1.94%) NLBS
9 6 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.94%) ProxySG
10 4 (1.29%) Samba
10 4 (1.29%) NFS
11 3 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.32%) Varnish
13 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (8.06%) FortiGate
2 21 (6.77%) Puppet
3 15 (4.84%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.87%) Ansible
5 12 (3.87%) Cacti
6 9 (2.90%) OpenNMS
7 8 (2.58%) WSUS
7 8 (2.58%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.29%) WMI
9 4 (1.29%) Nagios
10 2 (0.65%) SCCM
10 2 (0.65%) SCOM
10 2 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.32%) OpenView
11 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 249 (80.32%) F5
2 207 (66.77%) Cisco
3 150 (48.39%) CheckPoint
4 142 (45.81%) VMware
5 82 (26.45%) Juniper
6 57 (18.39%) Microsoft
7 52 (16.77%) Red Hat
8 48 (15.48%) HP
8 48 (15.48%) SolarWinds
9 44 (14.19%) Citrix
10 39 (12.58%) Blue Coat
11 31 (10.00%) Oracle
12 30 (9.68%) Infoblox
13 29 (9.35%) Imperva
13 29 (9.35%) hybris
14 19 (6.13%) Fortinet
15 15 (4.84%) Nokia
16 13 (4.19%) SaltStack
17 12 (3.87%) IBM
18 10 (3.23%) Riverbed
Linlithgow
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey, South East, United Kingdom
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus, overtime
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Three Mobile
Salary: £Competitive + 20% bonus, on-call allowance and overtime
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, South East
Three
Salary: £Competitive + 20% bonus, on-call allowance and overtime
Posted: 24 days ago