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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 738 763 765
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 149 131 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.72% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 121 82 91
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
19215 18159 21469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.95% 16.96% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15412 14209 17542
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +37 142 £50,000 - 12
London +43 62 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +18 30 £52,500 +10.52%
York +28 25 £52,500 +5.00%
North Yorkshire +25 25 £52,500 +5.00%
South East -27 23 £41,250 -25.00% 3
City of London +19 16 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East of England +3 16 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Berkshire -7 9 £56,250 -2.17% 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £42,500 - 1
Watford - 8 £42,500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £42,500 - 1
West Sussex +2 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Crawley -5 7 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Essex -11 7 - -
West Midlands -38 6 £21,500 -57.63% 3
Worcestershire - 6 £21,500 -
Reading -8 5 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Malvern - 5 £21,500 -
Caerphilly - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -2 4 £52,500 +61.53%
East Midlands +24 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £42,500 -
Derbyshire +13 2 - -
Gatwick +11 2 £40,000 -
Halifax - 2 £52,500 -
Derby - 2 - -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 211 (80.84%) F5
2 187 (71.65%) Cisco
3 186 (71.26%) Firewall
4 126 (48.28%) VMware
5 123 (47.13%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (42.91%) DNS
7 105 (40.23%) Linux
8 103 (39.46%) CheckPoint
9 101 (38.70%) CCNP
10 98 (37.55%) Network Security
11 94 (36.02%) OSPF
11 94 (36.02%) BGP
12 89 (34.10%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (32.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 84 (32.18%) Juniper
15 82 (31.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 76 (29.12%) WAN
17 72 (27.59%) ITIL
18 71 (27.20%) LAN
19 70 (26.82%) Load Balancing
20 66 (25.29%) TCP/IP
21 61 (23.37%) Windows
22 59 (22.61%) Cisco IOS
22 59 (22.61%) vSphere
23 58 (22.22%) Tomcat
24 55 (21.07%) CCNA
25 54 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 53 (20.31%) UNIX
27 52 (19.92%) DHCP
28 51 (19.54%) Red Hat

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 58 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 34 (13.03%) Apache
3 33 (12.64%) JBoss
4 27 (10.34%) IIS
5 23 (8.81%) Apache Solr
6 20 (7.66%) WebSphere
7 19 (7.28%) WebLogic
8 18 (6.90%) OpenStack
9 15 (5.75%) GlassFish
10 8 (3.07%) MS Exchange
11 7 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (1.15%) Jetty
13 3 (1.15%) nginx
14 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
15 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.75%) IBM SmartCloud
2 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.68%) Office 365
5 4 (1.53%) PaaS
6 3 (1.15%) GitHub
6 3 (1.15%) SaaS
6 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 186 (71.26%) Firewall
2 112 (42.91%) DNS
3 98 (37.55%) Network Security
4 94 (36.02%) OSPF
4 94 (36.02%) BGP
5 89 (34.10%) Cisco ASA
6 82 (31.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 76 (29.12%) WAN
8 71 (27.20%) LAN
9 66 (25.29%) TCP/IP
10 59 (22.61%) Cisco IOS
11 54 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 52 (19.92%) DHCP
13 49 (18.77%) VPN
13 49 (18.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (17.24%) SSL
15 43 (16.48%) Wireless
16 39 (14.94%) EIGRP
17 33 (12.64%) MPLS
18 30 (11.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.18%) MySQL
2 32 (12.26%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.75%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.15%) Redis
6 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (5.75%) Subversion
1 15 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.07%) Mercurial
3 8 (3.07%) Hudson
3 8 (3.07%) Artifactory
3 8 (3.07%) Maven
3 8 (3.07%) Ant
3 8 (3.07%) CruiseControl
General
1 37 (14.18%) Finance
2 16 (6.13%) Banking
3 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.53%) Games
4 4 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (0.77%) Law
5 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 83 (31.80%) Network Engineer
2 42 (16.09%) Administrator
3 41 (15.71%) Network Specialist
4 38 (14.56%) Network Security Specialist
4 38 (14.56%) Security Specialist
5 32 (12.26%) Linux Administrator
6 28 (10.73%) Security Engineer
7 26 (9.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (7.66%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (6.90%) Senior Network Security Specialist
9 18 (6.90%) Senior Network Specialist
9 18 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (6.90%) Senior Security Specialist
10 16 (6.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.13%) UNIX Administrator
11 15 (5.75%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (5.36%) Information Specialist
12 14 (5.36%) Senior Information Security Specialist
12 14 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
12 14 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.45%) Web Services
2 8 (3.07%) .NET
2 8 (3.07%) Middleware
3 7 (2.68%) XML
4 4 (1.53%) Java EE
5 3 (1.15%) Memcached
6 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.77%) CSS
7 1 (0.38%) JDBC
7 1 (0.38%) JSP
7 1 (0.38%) Servlets
7 1 (0.38%) JMS
7 1 (0.38%) J2EE
7 1 (0.38%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) WSRP
7 1 (0.38%) JMX
7 1 (0.38%) Spring
7 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.96%) Thin Client
2 26 (9.96%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.68%) PKI
4 7 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.30%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.53%) Replication
6 4 (1.53%) Statistics
7 3 (1.15%) Open Source
7 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.77%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.77%) FMCG
8 2 (0.77%) Blog
8 2 (0.77%) IVR
8 2 (0.77%) BBC
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 105 (40.23%) Linux
2 61 (23.37%) Windows
3 53 (20.31%) UNIX
4 29 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.30%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.92%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.92%) CentOS
10 2 (0.77%) Debian
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (27.59%) ITIL
2 70 (26.82%) Load Balancing
3 35 (13.41%) Line Management
4 28 (10.73%) E-Commerce
5 25 (9.58%) Problem Management
6 23 (8.81%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (8.43%) Mentoring
7 22 (8.43%) Network Management
7 22 (8.43%) Change Management
7 22 (8.43%) Information Security
8 15 (5.75%) DevOps
9 11 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.21%) Service Management
9 11 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.83%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.83%) Project Management
11 8 (3.07%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.07%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (2.68%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.88%) Perl
1 31 (11.88%) Bash Shell
2 30 (11.49%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.43%) Python
4 20 (7.66%) SQL
5 18 (6.90%) Java
6 15 (5.75%) Korn
7 9 (3.45%) Ruby
8 8 (3.07%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.07%) VBScript
8 8 (3.07%) PHP
9 6 (2.30%) C#
10 4 (1.53%) C++
10 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.77%) C
12 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 123 (47.13%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (38.70%) CCNP
3 55 (21.07%) CCNA
4 47 (18.01%) CCSE
5 27 (10.34%) CCIE
6 23 (8.81%) Degree
7 21 (8.05%) CISSP
8 12 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (4.60%) CCDP
9 9 (3.45%) CCSA
10 8 (3.07%) MCITP
10 8 (3.07%) VCP4
11 7 (2.68%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (2.30%) MCSE
12 6 (2.30%) VCP5
12 6 (2.30%) HP AIS
12 6 (2.30%) HP ASE
13 5 (1.92%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.03%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.07%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (32.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (22.61%) vSphere
3 31 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.05%) Active Directory
5 17 (6.51%) XenServer
6 15 (5.75%) vCloud
7 14 (5.36%) Firmware
8 9 (3.45%) Xen
8 9 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.30%) Varnish
9 6 (2.30%) NLBS
10 3 (1.15%) KVM
11 2 (0.77%) NFS
11 2 (0.77%) Samba
12 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.38%) XenApp
12 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (12.64%) Puppet
2 18 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (6.90%) Ansible
3 11 (4.21%) Cacti
4 8 (3.07%) Nagios
4 8 (3.07%) WSUS
4 8 (3.07%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.92%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.53%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.53%) RANCID
8 3 (1.15%) Graphite
8 3 (1.15%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.15%) collectd
8 3 (1.15%) StatsD
8 3 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 211 (80.84%) F5
2 187 (71.65%) Cisco
3 126 (48.28%) VMware
4 103 (39.46%) CheckPoint
5 84 (32.18%) Juniper
6 51 (19.54%) Red Hat
7 49 (18.77%) SolarWinds
8 41 (15.71%) Citrix
9 40 (15.33%) Blue Coat
10 35 (13.41%) Infoblox
10 35 (13.41%) Imperva
11 32 (12.26%) HP
12 26 (9.96%) Oracle
12 26 (9.96%) Microsoft
13 23 (8.81%) hybris
14 18 (6.90%) SaltStack
15 15 (5.75%) IBM
16 14 (5.36%) NetScout
17 13 (4.98%) Riverbed
18 10 (3.83%) Aruba
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