The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 724 701 781
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +80
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 158 169 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.86% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 121 99 85
Average salary £47,500 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.76% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20468 19663 21122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.58% 18.14% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16386 15794 17412
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 1 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 -68 157 £47,500 -7.76% 11
London -11 73 £45,000 -21.73% 5
South East -15 57 £47,500 -
City of London +22 41 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Berkshire +6 28 £52,500 +1.94%
Surrey 0 16 £40,000 -4.76%
East of England -9 15 £60,000 +20.00%
Reading -5 14 £60,000 +18.81%
Bracknell - 12 £52,500 -
Worthing - 8 £47,500 -
West Sussex - 8 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £57,500 -
Yorkshire -41 7 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +1 6 £62,500 -10.71%
Luton -5 6 £62,500 +1.62%
Watford - 6 £57,500 -
Guildford +10 4 - -
York -7 4 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire -18 4 £50,000 -
Chertsey - 4 - -
Milton Keynes -4 3 £36,000 -40.00%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £36,000 -40.00%
Leeds -40 3 £50,000 +29.03% 1
West Yorkshire -50 3 £50,000 +29.03% 1
West Midlands -1 2 £37,500 -34.78% 3
Middlesex -4 2 - -
Northamptonshire -18 2 £39,000 +27.86%
East Midlands -23 2 £39,000 +4.00%
Worcestershire - 2 £37,500 - 2
Malvern - 2 £37,500 - 2

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 218 (77.58%) F5
2 193 (68.68%) Firewall
3 159 (56.58%) Cisco
4 146 (51.96%) Linux
5 145 (51.60%) CheckPoint
6 141 (50.18%) WAN
7 132 (46.98%) Cisco Certification
8 115 (40.93%) CCNP
8 115 (40.93%) LAN
9 108 (38.43%) VMware
10 98 (34.88%) TCP/IP
11 91 (32.38%) ITIL
12 89 (31.67%) Windows
12 89 (31.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 82 (29.18%) Network Security
14 76 (27.05%) Load Balancing
15 75 (26.69%) DNS
16 72 (25.62%) VPN
17 70 (24.91%) OSPF
17 70 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 69 (24.56%) BGP
19 67 (23.84%) MPLS
20 63 (22.42%) Citrix
20 63 (22.42%) MySQL
21 57 (20.28%) Juniper
22 54 (19.22%) Puppet
23 53 (18.86%) Apache
23 53 (18.86%) Tomcat
24 52 (18.51%) Python
24 52 (18.51%) IPsec

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 53 (18.86%) Apache
1 53 (18.86%) Tomcat
2 35 (12.46%) nginx
3 27 (9.61%) WebLogic
4 24 (8.54%) OpenStack
5 22 (7.83%) IIS
6 12 (4.27%) Apache Solr
7 11 (3.91%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.27%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.14%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.05%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (68.68%) Firewall
2 141 (50.18%) WAN
3 115 (40.93%) LAN
4 98 (34.88%) TCP/IP
5 89 (31.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 82 (29.18%) Network Security
7 75 (26.69%) DNS
8 72 (25.62%) VPN
9 70 (24.91%) OSPF
10 69 (24.56%) BGP
11 67 (23.84%) MPLS
12 52 (18.51%) IPsec
12 52 (18.51%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (17.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 41 (14.59%) Cisco IOS
15 40 (14.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (12.10%) NetScreen
17 33 (11.74%) SSL
17 33 (11.74%) DHCP
18 32 (11.39%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (22.42%) MySQL
2 26 (9.25%) DB2
3 25 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (8.54%) Redis
4 24 (8.54%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.54%) NoSQL
5 20 (7.12%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.71%) Hudson
2 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.71%) CruiseControl
2 2 (0.71%) Maven
3 1 (0.36%) Ant
3 1 (0.36%) Subversion
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
General
1 46 (16.37%) Finance
2 10 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.85%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.78%) Games
5 4 (1.42%) Law
6 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (29.89%) Network Engineer
2 45 (16.01%) Administrator
2 45 (16.01%) Linux Administrator
3 33 (11.74%) Analyst
4 29 (10.32%) Security Engineer
5 28 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (9.61%) Network Analyst
7 24 (8.54%) Linux Engineer
8 22 (7.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (7.12%) Network Security Specialist
9 20 (7.12%) Security Specialist
9 20 (7.12%) Network Specialist
10 17 (6.05%) Network Security Engineer
11 16 (5.69%) Firewall Engineer
12 15 (5.34%) Consultant
12 15 (5.34%) Support Engineer
12 15 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (4.98%) IP Engineer
14 13 (4.63%) Network Support
15 12 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.98%) XML
2 8 (2.85%) LAMP
3 3 (1.07%) .NET
3 3 (1.07%) CSS
4 2 (0.71%) HTML
5 1 (0.36%) SAML
5 1 (0.36%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.36%) Lucene
5 1 (0.36%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.61%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.69%) Fat Client
2 16 (5.69%) Thin Client
3 15 (5.34%) Statistics
4 13 (4.63%) Firmware
5 11 (3.91%) Clustering
5 11 (3.91%) Replication
6 9 (3.20%) Smartphone
6 9 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.20%) Open Source
7 6 (2.14%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.07%) PKI
9 3 (1.07%) SecurID
10 2 (0.71%) Online Games
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.36%) IVR
11 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 146 (51.96%) Linux
2 89 (31.67%) Windows
3 47 (16.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (12.46%) UNIX
5 33 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (11.39%) CentOS
7 26 (9.25%) Ubuntu
8 23 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.49%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.71%) Debian
12 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.38%) ITIL
2 76 (27.05%) Load Balancing
3 51 (18.15%) E-Commerce
4 44 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (11.74%) Configuration Management
6 32 (11.39%) Data Security
7 30 (10.68%) PRINCE2
8 29 (10.32%) Network Management
8 29 (10.32%) DevOps
9 26 (9.25%) Statistical Analysis
9 26 (9.25%) Project Management
10 24 (8.54%) Software Engineering
10 24 (8.54%) OOP
10 24 (8.54%) OO
11 22 (7.83%) Incident Management
12 21 (7.47%) Service Delivery
13 20 (7.12%) Network Load Balancing
14 19 (6.76%) Problem Management
14 19 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.51%) Python
2 51 (18.15%) Ruby
3 40 (14.23%) Perl
4 34 (12.10%) Bash Shell
4 34 (12.10%) Java
5 26 (9.25%) SQL
6 17 (6.05%) PHP
7 10 (3.56%) C
8 5 (1.78%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.42%) VBScript
10 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.71%) Korn
12 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 132 (46.98%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (40.93%) CCNP
3 49 (17.44%) CCSE
4 39 (13.88%) CCNA
5 28 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (9.61%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (8.90%) MCSE
8 16 (5.69%) Degree
9 14 (4.98%) CCIE
10 12 (4.27%) CCSA
10 12 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (3.91%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (3.20%) CISSP
14 7 (2.49%) MCSA
15 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.42%) CCDP
17 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
17 2 (0.71%) JNCIE
17 2 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.32%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (17.79%) KVM
3 49 (17.44%) Xen
4 35 (12.46%) Active Directory
5 24 (8.54%) Varnish
6 22 (7.83%) vSphere
7 13 (4.63%) XenApp
8 12 (4.27%) XenServer
8 12 (4.27%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.91%) Hyper-V
10 9 (3.20%) ProxySG
11 6 (2.14%) NLBS
12 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.71%) vCloud
13 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.36%) NFS
14 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (19.22%) Puppet
2 49 (17.44%) Salt
3 36 (12.81%) Nagios
4 31 (11.03%) Cacti
5 28 (9.96%) Ansible
6 26 (9.25%) ZABBIX
6 26 (9.25%) CFEngine
7 25 (8.90%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (8.54%) HAProxy
9 21 (7.47%) Vagrant
10 15 (5.34%) logstash
10 15 (5.34%) SCSM
10 15 (5.34%) collectd
10 15 (5.34%) StatsD
11 14 (4.98%) FortiGate
12 13 (4.63%) SCCM
12 13 (4.63%) SCOM
13 11 (3.91%) CiscoWorks
14 10 (3.56%) WSUS
15 9 (3.20%) Foglight
Vendors
1 218 (77.58%) F5
2 159 (56.58%) Cisco
3 145 (51.60%) CheckPoint
4 108 (38.43%) VMware
5 63 (22.42%) Citrix
6 57 (20.28%) Juniper
7 44 (15.66%) Oracle
8 42 (14.95%) Microsoft
9 35 (12.46%) Blue Coat
10 32 (11.39%) Red Hat
11 30 (10.68%) JBoss
12 24 (8.54%) SaltStack
12 24 (8.54%) Infoblox
13 23 (8.19%) Imperva
13 23 (8.19%) Rackspace
14 22 (7.83%) HP
15 19 (6.76%) SolarWinds
16 16 (5.69%) SonicWALL
17 14 (4.98%) Sophos
18 12 (4.27%) Fortinet
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