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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 746 757 768
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 133 115 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.65% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 113 59 85
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%

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
18832 17703 21929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.06% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15289 13892 18201
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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
(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 +13 128 £50,000 - 16
London +55 64 £59,500 +32.22% 10
Yorkshire -1 28 £52,500 +59.09% 1
York +31 24 £52,500 +10.52% 1
North Yorkshire +24 24 £52,500 +16.66% 1
City of London +14 16 £52,500 +16.66% 3
South East -53 14 £37,500 -31.81% 5
East of England -11 11 £40,000 -39.39%
West Midlands -24 7 £21,500 -57.00%
Essex -17 6 - -
Berkshire -23 6 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Worcestershire - 6 £21,500 -
Reading -3 5 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Hertfordshire -5 5 £40,000 -30.43%
West Sussex - 5 £37,500 - 1
Surbiton - 5 £37,500 -
Watford - 5 £40,000 -
Malvern - 5 £21,500 -
Gatwick - 5 £37,500 -
Crawley - 5 £37,500 - 1
South West - 4 £36,250 -
West Yorkshire -2 3 £52,500 +61.53%
South Wales - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £30,000 - 1
Caerphilly - 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £38,750 - 1
Croydon - 2 £51,250 -
Glasgow - 2 £38,750 - 1
Halifax - 2 £52,500 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 188 (79.32%) F5
2 169 (71.31%) Cisco
3 156 (65.82%) Firewall
4 117 (49.37%) VMware
5 110 (46.41%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (43.04%) DNS
7 101 (42.62%) Linux
8 91 (38.40%) CCNP
9 90 (37.97%) Network Security
10 84 (35.44%) Juniper
10 84 (35.44%) OSPF
11 82 (34.60%) BGP
12 80 (33.76%) CheckPoint
13 79 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
14 74 (31.22%) Load Balancing
15 70 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (29.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 69 (29.11%) WAN
17 67 (28.27%) TCP/IP
18 64 (27.00%) LAN
18 64 (27.00%) ITIL
19 61 (25.74%) Tomcat
20 56 (23.63%) Windows
21 55 (23.21%) Cisco IOS
22 53 (22.36%) vSphere
23 52 (21.94%) CCNA
24 49 (20.68%) DHCP
25 48 (20.25%) VPN
26 46 (19.41%) Red Hat
27 45 (18.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 61 (25.74%) Tomcat
2 39 (16.46%) Apache
3 37 (15.61%) JBoss
4 22 (9.28%) IIS
5 19 (8.02%) WebLogic
6 18 (7.59%) Apache Solr
7 15 (6.33%) OpenStack
8 12 (5.06%) WebSphere
9 11 (4.64%) GlassFish
10 10 (4.22%) nginx
11 6 (2.53%) Jetty
11 6 (2.53%) MS Exchange
12 5 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.49%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.64%) IBM SmartCloud
2 6 (2.53%) Office 365
3 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.69%) GitHub
5 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.84%) SaaS
6 2 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (65.82%) Firewall
2 102 (43.04%) DNS
3 90 (37.97%) Network Security
4 84 (35.44%) OSPF
5 82 (34.60%) BGP
6 79 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 69 (29.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 69 (29.11%) WAN
8 67 (28.27%) TCP/IP
9 64 (27.00%) LAN
10 55 (23.21%) Cisco IOS
11 49 (20.68%) DHCP
12 48 (20.25%) VPN
13 45 (18.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 42 (17.72%) SSL
15 39 (16.46%) EIGRP
16 37 (15.61%) Wireless
17 35 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (10.97%) Internet
19 25 (10.55%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.03%) MySQL
2 23 (9.70%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.11%) DB2
4 5 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.11%) Redis
5 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (5.49%) CruiseControl
1 13 (5.49%) Maven
1 13 (5.49%) Hudson
1 13 (5.49%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.06%) Artifactory
2 12 (5.06%) Ant
2 12 (5.06%) Mercurial
3 11 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.64%) Subversion
General
1 36 (15.19%) Finance
2 10 (4.22%) Banking
3 8 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.69%) Games
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Law
5 2 (0.84%) Legal
5 2 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (32.91%) Network Engineer
2 46 (19.41%) Administrator
3 34 (14.35%) Network Specialist
4 32 (13.50%) Linux Administrator
5 31 (13.08%) Network Security Specialist
5 31 (13.08%) Security Specialist
6 27 (11.39%) Security Engineer
7 26 (10.97%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (8.02%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.75%) Team Leader
10 16 (6.75%) UNIX Administrator
10 16 (6.75%) Network Team Leader
11 14 (5.91%) Senior Network Security Specialist
11 14 (5.91%) Senior Network Specialist
11 14 (5.91%) Senior Security Specialist
11 14 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (5.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 11 (4.64%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.06%) .NET
2 8 (3.38%) XML
3 7 (2.95%) Middleware
4 5 (2.11%) Web Services
5 4 (1.69%) LAMP
5 4 (1.69%) Memcached
6 2 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.84%) CSS
7 1 (0.42%) COM
7 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.02%) Fat Client
2 19 (8.02%) Thin Client
3 11 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.11%) Open Source
5 4 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.69%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.69%) PKI
6 3 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (0.84%) IVR
7 2 (0.84%) FMCG
7 2 (0.84%) Blog
8 1 (0.42%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 101 (42.62%) Linux
2 56 (23.63%) Windows
3 38 (16.03%) UNIX
4 25 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (5.49%) CentOS
8 12 (5.06%) Ubuntu
9 11 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.11%) Debian
11 3 (1.27%) SUSE
12 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.22%) Load Balancing
2 64 (27.00%) ITIL
3 37 (15.61%) Line Management
4 25 (10.55%) Network Management
5 24 (10.13%) E-Commerce
6 21 (8.86%) Change Management
6 21 (8.86%) Problem Management
6 21 (8.86%) DevOps
7 19 (8.02%) Mentoring
8 18 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (5.49%) Information Security
9 13 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.64%) Project Management
11 10 (4.22%) Software Deployment
12 9 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (3.38%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.38%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (2.95%) Service Management
14 7 (2.95%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.77%) Perl
2 32 (13.50%) Python
3 29 (12.24%) PowerShell
4 23 (9.70%) Bash Shell
4 23 (9.70%) Java
5 21 (8.86%) PHP
6 19 (8.02%) Ruby
7 17 (7.17%) SQL
8 13 (5.49%) VBScript
8 13 (5.49%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.64%) Korn
10 7 (2.95%) C#
11 4 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.27%) C++
12 3 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 110 (46.41%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (38.40%) CCNP
3 52 (21.94%) CCNA
4 35 (14.77%) CCSE
5 27 (11.39%) CCIE
6 18 (7.59%) Degree
7 17 (7.17%) CISSP
8 12 (5.06%) CCDP
9 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.95%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.53%) MCSE
11 6 (2.53%) MCITP
12 4 (1.69%) CCSA
12 4 (1.69%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.27%) CCDA
13 3 (1.27%) CCIP
13 3 (1.27%) HP AIS
13 3 (1.27%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.39%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.95%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (22.36%) vSphere
3 20 (8.44%) Active Directory
4 18 (7.59%) Hyper-V
5 17 (7.17%) XenServer
6 15 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (6.33%) Firmware
7 11 (4.64%) Xen
7 11 (4.64%) vCloud
8 9 (3.80%) KVM
8 9 (3.80%) Varnish
9 3 (1.27%) XenApp
10 2 (0.84%) NLBS
10 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.42%) NFS
11 1 (0.42%) Samba
11 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 43 (18.14%) Puppet
2 20 (8.44%) Cacti
2 20 (8.44%) Ansible
3 16 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.75%) Nagios
4 9 (3.80%) Salt
5 8 (3.38%) RANCID
5 8 (3.38%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (2.95%) FortiGate
6 7 (2.95%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.11%) CFEngine
7 5 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.11%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (2.11%) HAProxy
7 5 (2.11%) Graphite
7 5 (2.11%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.27%) collectd
8 3 (1.27%) StatsD
8 3 (1.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 188 (79.32%) F5
2 169 (71.31%) Cisco
3 117 (49.37%) VMware
4 84 (35.44%) Juniper
5 80 (33.76%) CheckPoint
6 46 (19.41%) Red Hat
7 42 (17.72%) SolarWinds
8 39 (16.46%) Citrix
9 34 (14.35%) Blue Coat
10 29 (12.24%) Infoblox
10 29 (12.24%) Imperva
11 24 (10.13%) Oracle
12 23 (9.70%) Microsoft
13 22 (9.28%) HP
14 16 (6.75%) hybris
15 15 (6.33%) SaltStack
16 14 (5.91%) NetScout
17 12 (5.06%) Nortel
18 11 (4.64%) IBM
19 10 (4.22%) Aruba
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