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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 806 783 855
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +72
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 109 181 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.94% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 101 111 112
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £67,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -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
16800 19341 21023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.44% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13958 15746 16763
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -11 101 £60,000 +26.31% 15
South East -8 39 £60,000 +33.33% 3
London +10 33 £62,500 +13.63% 7
East of England +42 19 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Berkshire +1 18 £60,000 -7.69%
Reading +4 16 £60,000 -7.69%
Gatwick +6 15 £60,000 +41.17%
West Sussex -4 15 £60,000 +41.17%
City of London +57 12 £66,000 +3.52%
Bedfordshire +14 10 £67,000 +21.81% 1
Hertfordshire +31 8 £46,500 +24.00%
Welwyn Garden City +13 8 £46,500 -
Bedford - 8 £63,500 -
Liverpool - 7 £43,500 - 1
Merseyside - 7 £43,500 - 1
North West - 7 £43,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +26 3 £55,000 -15.38% 1
South Wales +10 3 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Surrey +7 3 £57,500 +35.29%
Wales +6 3 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Wimbledon - 3 £73,750 -
Cardiff - 3 £45,000 - 1
High Wycombe +1 2 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £40,000 -
North East - 2 £40,000 -
Essex +6 1 - -
West Midlands -14 1 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Shropshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Telford - 1 £60,000 - 1

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 237 (88.76%) F5
2 182 (68.16%) Cisco
3 171 (64.04%) Firewall
4 118 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (43.07%) WAN
6 114 (42.70%) CCNP
7 111 (41.57%) Cisco ASA
8 102 (38.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 102 (38.20%) CheckPoint
8 102 (38.20%) BGP
9 100 (37.45%) LAN
10 96 (35.96%) TCP/IP
11 91 (34.08%) Load Balancing
12 88 (32.96%) DNS
13 86 (32.21%) Data Centre
14 81 (30.34%) Juniper
15 80 (29.96%) OSPF
16 79 (29.59%) Linux
17 78 (29.21%) VPN
18 75 (28.09%) VMware
19 69 (25.84%) Network Security
20 65 (24.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 65 (24.34%) MPLS
21 60 (22.47%) SSL
22 57 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
23 55 (20.60%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (20.60%) DHCP
24 49 (18.35%) Windows
25 47 (17.60%) EIGRP
26 42 (15.73%) Finance

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 20 (7.49%) IIS
2 18 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (6.37%) Tomcat
4 16 (5.99%) OpenStack
5 14 (5.24%) Apache
6 7 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.25%) JBoss
8 5 (1.87%) nginx
8 5 (1.87%) Zimbra
9 4 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.75%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) Confluence
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.37%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 14 (5.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.12%) Office 365
4 3 (1.12%) PaaS
5 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.75%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 171 (64.04%) Firewall
2 115 (43.07%) WAN
3 111 (41.57%) Cisco ASA
4 102 (38.20%) BGP
4 102 (38.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 100 (37.45%) LAN
6 96 (35.96%) TCP/IP
7 88 (32.96%) DNS
8 80 (29.96%) OSPF
9 78 (29.21%) VPN
10 69 (25.84%) Network Security
11 65 (24.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 65 (24.34%) MPLS
12 60 (22.47%) SSL
13 57 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 55 (20.60%) DHCP
15 47 (17.60%) EIGRP
16 36 (13.48%) Wireshark
17 35 (13.11%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (13.11%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.49%) MongoDB
2 18 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.62%) MySQL
4 11 (4.12%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.00%) Aerospike
7 6 (2.25%) Redis
8 5 (1.87%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.24%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.75%) JIRA
4 9 (3.37%) git-flow
4 9 (3.37%) TeamCity
4 9 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.87%) Ant
5 5 (1.87%) Maven
5 5 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 42 (15.73%) Finance
2 34 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.37%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.37%) Games
4 6 (2.25%) Billing
5 4 (1.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (36.33%) Network Engineer
2 41 (15.36%) Senior Network Engineer
3 37 (13.86%) Administrator
4 29 (10.86%) Network Support
5 26 (9.74%) LAN Engineer
5 26 (9.74%) Senior Network Support
5 26 (9.74%) Support Engineer
6 25 (9.36%) Network Support Engineer
7 23 (8.61%) Analyst
7 23 (8.61%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 23 (8.61%) Senior Support Engineer
8 22 (8.24%) Network Analyst
9 20 (7.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 20 (7.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 19 (7.12%) Architect
11 18 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (6.74%) Senior Network Analyst
12 17 (6.37%) Network Administrator
13 16 (5.99%) Consultant
13 16 (5.99%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.24%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.37%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (2.25%) Web Services
4 5 (1.87%) LAMP
4 5 (1.87%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (1.87%) Middleware
4 5 (1.87%) REST
4 5 (1.87%) SOAP
5 4 (1.50%) CSS
5 4 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (32.21%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.86%) Virtual Team
3 25 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.24%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.24%) Private Cloud
5 13 (4.87%) Spread Betting
6 11 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.75%) Clustering
8 9 (3.37%) Statistics
9 8 (3.00%) IVR
9 8 (3.00%) Online Games
10 6 (2.25%) PKI
11 5 (1.87%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.12%) iPad
13 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (29.59%) Linux
2 49 (18.35%) Windows
3 18 (6.74%) CentOS
3 18 (6.74%) Unix
4 17 (6.37%) Ubuntu
5 11 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.87%) Solaris
8 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) CatOS
9 1 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (34.08%) Load Balancing
2 34 (12.73%) DevOps
3 26 (9.74%) ITIL
4 25 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (8.24%) Data Centre Operations
6 22 (8.24%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (7.87%) Incident Management
7 21 (7.87%) Mentoring
8 20 (7.49%) E-Commerce
9 19 (7.12%) Configuration Management
10 17 (6.37%) High Availability
10 17 (6.37%) Network Management
11 14 (5.24%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (4.87%) Change Management
12 13 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (4.87%) Fault Analysis
12 13 (4.87%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.49%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.86%) Bash Shell
2 21 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.74%) Python
4 15 (5.62%) Ruby
5 14 (5.24%) Java
5 14 (5.24%) Perl
6 6 (2.25%) SQL
6 6 (2.25%) Tcl
7 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.75%) C
8 2 (0.75%) Korn
9 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.37%) R
9 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (42.70%) CCNP
3 41 (15.36%) CCIE
4 31 (11.61%) CCNA
5 22 (8.24%) Degree
6 20 (7.49%) CCDP
7 19 (7.12%) CCSA
8 12 (4.49%) CCSE
9 10 (3.75%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.37%) RHCE
11 8 (3.00%) JNCIP
12 7 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.62%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.62%) SC Cleared
13 6 (2.25%) CCMSE
13 6 (2.25%) JNCIS
13 6 (2.25%) MCSE
13 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.87%) MCP
14 5 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.61%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (3.37%) ISO 8583
3 9 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.00%) SLA
5 6 (2.25%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.75%) QA
6 2 (0.75%) SAS 70
System Software
1 55 (20.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (12.36%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.12%) vCloud
4 9 (3.37%) Docker
4 9 (3.37%) NFS
5 5 (1.87%) iptables
5 5 (1.87%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.87%) Snort
5 5 (1.87%) Squid
6 4 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (10.11%) Puppet
2 26 (9.74%) Cacti
2 26 (9.74%) Nagios
3 22 (8.24%) SolarWinds Orion
4 19 (7.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 18 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (5.99%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (5.99%) Cisco UCCX
7 13 (4.87%) OpenNMS
8 9 (3.37%) CFEngine
8 9 (3.37%) logstash
8 9 (3.37%) Salt
8 9 (3.37%) ZABBIX
9 6 (2.25%) Ansible
9 6 (2.25%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.87%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (1.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 237 (88.76%) F5
2 182 (68.16%) Cisco
3 102 (38.20%) CheckPoint
4 81 (30.34%) Juniper
5 75 (28.09%) VMware
6 31 (11.61%) Microsoft
7 26 (9.74%) SolarWinds
8 25 (9.36%) NetScout
9 18 (6.74%) Oracle
9 18 (6.74%) Palo Alto
10 12 (4.49%) Blue Coat
11 11 (4.12%) CA
12 10 (3.75%) Citrix
12 10 (3.75%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.37%) Avaya
14 8 (3.00%) Nortel
15 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
16 6 (2.25%) Tandberg
17 5 (1.87%) Splunk
17 5 (1.87%) Symantec
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