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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 796 812 829
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 155 129 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 125 110 66
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,760 £34,200 £39,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +40 155 £55,000 +10.00% 10
London +20 74 £60,000 +0.41% 5
South East +26 48 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Berkshire +19 24 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Reading +22 20 £55,000 +15.78% 1
East of England +4 12 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Surrey +14 11 £55,000 +61.76% 1
West Sussex +6 11 £45,000 +20.00%
Gatwick -2 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -9 9 £50,000 -4.76% 1
North West - 8 £39,950 -
Bedfordshire - 8 £60,000 -
Hounslow - 6 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +5 4 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Merseyside - 4 £39,200 -
North Yorkshire -6 3 £47,500 -9.52%
Surbiton +5 2 £67,500 +80.00%
Crawley +4 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Halifax -2 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -5 2 £87,500 +118.75% 1
Suffolk - 2 £56,250 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
Knaresborough - 2 £47,500 -
Warrington - 2 £45,000 -
Derby - 2 £36,437 -
Ipswich - 2 £56,250 -
Derbyshire - 2 £36,437 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £36,437 -
Luton - 2 £57,500 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 219 (88.66%) F5
2 189 (76.52%) Cisco
3 142 (57.49%) Firewall
4 126 (51.01%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
6 116 (46.96%) CCNP
7 89 (36.03%) LAN
7 89 (36.03%) DNS
7 89 (36.03%) Data Centre
8 87 (35.22%) WAN
9 86 (34.82%) CheckPoint
10 85 (34.41%) Load Balancing
11 77 (31.17%) Juniper
12 73 (29.55%) BGP
12 73 (29.55%) Linux
13 71 (28.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 65 (26.32%) TCP/IP
14 65 (26.32%) VPN
14 65 (26.32%) OSPF
15 62 (25.10%) VMware
15 62 (25.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 62 (25.10%) Network Security
16 54 (21.86%) MPLS
17 50 (20.24%) DHCP
18 43 (17.41%) SSL
19 41 (16.60%) Windows
19 41 (16.60%) Wireless
19 41 (16.60%) SolarWinds
20 40 (16.19%) CCIE
21 39 (15.79%) Internet

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (5.67%) IIS
2 13 (5.26%) Apache
3 12 (4.86%) nginx
4 11 (4.45%) OpenStack
4 11 (4.45%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.83%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.43%) Zimbra
8 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (4.45%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.62%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.81%) IaaS
5 2 (0.81%) Office 365
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (57.49%) Firewall
2 117 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
3 89 (36.03%) DNS
3 89 (36.03%) LAN
4 87 (35.22%) WAN
5 73 (29.55%) BGP
6 71 (28.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 65 (26.32%) OSPF
7 65 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 65 (26.32%) VPN
8 62 (25.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 62 (25.10%) Network Security
9 54 (21.86%) MPLS
10 50 (20.24%) DHCP
11 43 (17.41%) SSL
12 41 (16.60%) Wireless
13 39 (15.79%) Internet
14 38 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
15 37 (14.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 34 (13.77%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.10%) NoSQL
2 17 (6.88%) MySQL
3 14 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.45%) Redis
6 9 (3.64%) Couchbase
7 7 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.81%) Aerospike
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.07%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (3.64%) Ant
4 9 (3.64%) Maven
5 8 (3.24%) JIRA
6 6 (2.43%) git-flow
7 4 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.62%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 35 (14.17%) Finance
1 35 (14.17%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.69%) Retail
3 14 (5.67%) Banking
4 13 (5.26%) Games
5 6 (2.43%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (37.65%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.17%) Architect
3 29 (11.74%) Senior Network Engineer
4 27 (10.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (10.12%) Analyst
6 24 (9.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (8.91%) Network Analyst
7 22 (8.91%) Network Architect
8 18 (7.29%) Network Administrator
9 17 (6.88%) Administrator
9 17 (6.88%) Network Support
10 16 (6.48%) Cisco Architect
11 15 (6.07%) Juniper Engineer
11 15 (6.07%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (6.07%) Security Engineer
12 14 (5.67%) IP Specialist
12 14 (5.67%) Technical Specialist
13 13 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (4.45%) Security Analyst
14 11 (4.45%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.48%) 802.1X
2 12 (4.86%) LAMP
2 12 (4.86%) LEMP Stack
3 9 (3.64%) REST
3 9 (3.64%) SOAP
4 6 (2.43%) Web Services
5 5 (2.02%) CSS
6 4 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.21%) Memcached
8 2 (0.81%) Middleware
9 1 (0.40%) .NET
9 1 (0.40%) COM
9 1 (0.40%) HTML
9 1 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 89 (36.03%) Data Centre
2 36 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.26%) Statistics
5 12 (4.86%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.64%) PKI
7 8 (3.24%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.02%) Online Games
9 4 (1.62%) iPad
10 3 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.21%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.81%) BYOD
11 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.81%) Handset
11 2 (0.81%) IBM XIV
11 2 (0.81%) IVR
11 2 (0.81%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (29.55%) Linux
2 41 (16.60%) Windows
3 22 (8.91%) Unix
4 19 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.86%) Windows Server
8 10 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.24%) CentOS
10 7 (2.83%) CatOS
11 6 (2.43%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.62%) Debian
13 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (34.41%) Load Balancing
2 33 (13.36%) ITIL
3 29 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.74%) E-Commerce
4 28 (11.34%) Service Delivery
5 27 (10.93%) Mentoring
6 20 (8.10%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (8.10%) Change Management
6 20 (8.10%) High Availability
7 19 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 17 (6.88%) Fault Analysis
8 17 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (6.48%) Network Management
10 15 (6.07%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.07%) Project Management
11 14 (5.67%) Network Design
12 12 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (4.86%) Data Centre Operations
12 12 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.77%) Bash Shell
2 28 (11.34%) Python
3 12 (4.86%) Ruby
4 11 (4.45%) Tcl
5 10 (4.05%) SQL
6 9 (3.64%) Java
6 9 (3.64%) Perl
7 8 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.21%) PHP
10 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.81%) VBScript
11 1 (0.40%) C#
11 1 (0.40%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (51.01%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (46.96%) CCNP
3 40 (16.19%) CCIE
4 38 (15.38%) Degree
5 37 (14.98%) CCNA
6 21 (8.50%) CCDP
7 11 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (4.05%) MCSE
8 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.24%) CCSA
11 7 (2.83%) CCSP
11 7 (2.83%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.83%) MCP
12 6 (2.43%) CCSE
13 4 (1.62%) CCIP
13 4 (1.62%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.81%) CITP
14 2 (0.81%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.48%) SLA
2 10 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.81%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.40%) QA
6 1 (0.40%) SAS 70
System Software
1 32 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.12%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.45%) vSphere
4 9 (3.64%) iptables
5 6 (2.43%) NFS
5 6 (2.43%) Snort
5 6 (2.43%) Squid
6 4 (1.62%) Docker
7 3 (1.21%) Firmware
7 3 (1.21%) Varnish
8 2 (0.81%) vCloud
9 1 (0.40%) Gluster
9 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (12.55%) Cacti
2 24 (9.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 21 (8.50%) Nagios
4 19 (7.69%) Puppet
5 18 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (3.64%) HAProxy
8 9 (3.64%) OpenNMS
9 7 (2.83%) Cisco UCCE
10 6 (2.43%) Ansible
10 6 (2.43%) logstash
10 6 (2.43%) SELinux
10 6 (2.43%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.62%) SCCM
12 3 (1.21%) CFEngine
12 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.21%) Nmap
12 3 (1.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 219 (88.66%) F5
2 189 (76.52%) Cisco
3 86 (34.82%) CheckPoint
4 77 (31.17%) Juniper
5 62 (25.10%) VMware
6 41 (16.60%) SolarWinds
7 22 (8.91%) Microsoft
8 21 (8.50%) Oracle
9 19 (7.69%) Palo Alto
10 18 (7.29%) NetScout
11 15 (6.07%) Avaya
12 12 (4.86%) Nokia
13 11 (4.45%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.83%) Brocade
14 7 (2.83%) HP
14 7 (2.83%) Tandberg
15 6 (2.43%) McAfee
15 6 (2.43%) NetApp
15 6 (2.43%) Splunk
16 5 (2.02%) Dell
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