The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 805 774 798
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +24
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 94 99 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.093% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 78 66 72
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £47,500 £43,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Salary Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Salary Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -44 86 £47,500 -5.00% 8
South East -6 41 £47,500 -2.56% 3
London -18 32 £45,000 -16.66% 1
City of London +11 25 £43,750 -19.72%
Kent - 17 £42,500 - 2
Maidstone - 15 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire -1 13 £52,500 -30.00% 1
Reading +3 9 £65,000 - 1
Yorkshire -51 6 £50,000 -
South Wales - 6 £36,500 -
Wales - 6 £36,500 -
Bridgend - 6 £36,500 -
Surrey -6 5 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 4 £52,500 -
Guildford - 4 - -
York -3 3 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire -13 3 £50,000 -
East of England -12 2 £57,500 +15.00%
Leeds -32 2 £35,000 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -42 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Hertfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Watford - 2 £57,500 -
Birmingham +2 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Swindon -10 1 £65,000 -
West Midlands -11 1 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Wiltshire -12 1 £65,000 -
South West -21 1 £65,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £55,500 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 174 (97.75%) F5
2 122 (68.54%) Firewall
3 113 (63.48%) Cisco
4 97 (54.49%) CheckPoint
5 92 (51.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 81 (45.51%) BIG-IP
7 74 (41.57%) Blue Coat
7 74 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
8 69 (38.76%) Cisco ASA
9 67 (37.64%) WAN
10 65 (36.52%) Load Balancing
11 64 (35.96%) CCNP
12 61 (34.27%) Network Security
13 60 (33.71%) Juniper
13 60 (33.71%) Linux
14 51 (28.65%) ITIL
15 50 (28.09%) VMware
15 50 (28.09%) VPN
16 49 (27.53%) CCSE
17 48 (26.97%) BGP
18 47 (26.40%) OSPF
18 47 (26.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (25.84%) DNS
20 42 (23.60%) Citrix
20 42 (23.60%) LAN
21 36 (20.22%) DHCP
21 36 (20.22%) TCP/IP
21 36 (20.22%) SSL
22 35 (19.66%) McAfee
23 33 (18.54%) IPsec

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (15.73%) WebLogic
1 28 (15.73%) Apache
1 28 (15.73%) Tomcat
1 28 (15.73%) nginx
2 3 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) RMDS
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (68.54%) Firewall
2 92 (51.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 81 (45.51%) BIG-IP
4 69 (38.76%) Cisco ASA
5 67 (37.64%) WAN
6 61 (34.27%) Network Security
7 50 (28.09%) VPN
8 48 (26.97%) BGP
9 47 (26.40%) OSPF
10 46 (25.84%) DNS
11 42 (23.60%) LAN
12 36 (20.22%) DHCP
12 36 (20.22%) SSL
12 36 (20.22%) TCP/IP
13 33 (18.54%) IPsec
14 31 (17.42%) NetScaler
15 25 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (13.48%) ATM
17 23 (12.92%) Internet
17 23 (12.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.73%) MySQL
1 28 (15.73%) DB2
2 3 (1.69%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (16.29%) Finance
2 14 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.06%) Law
4 5 (2.81%) Legal
5 3 (1.69%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (28.65%) Network Engineer
2 31 (17.42%) Security Engineer
3 28 (15.73%) Linux Administrator
3 28 (15.73%) Administrator
4 22 (12.36%) Consultant
5 13 (7.30%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (7.30%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (7.30%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (6.74%) Network Team Leader
6 12 (6.74%) Team Leader
7 11 (6.18%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.62%) Network Security Specialist
8 10 (5.62%) Network Specialist
8 10 (5.62%) Security Specialist
8 10 (5.62%) Escalation Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) IP Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.43%) XML
2 3 (1.69%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.12%) CSS
3 2 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.06%) Smartphone
2 8 (4.49%) Fat Client
2 8 (4.49%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.69%) PKI
5 2 (1.12%) Online Games
6 1 (0.56%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.56%) SecurID
6 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.71%) Linux
2 31 (17.42%) CentOS
3 28 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (15.73%) Ubuntu
4 26 (14.61%) Windows
5 13 (7.30%) Windows XP
5 13 (7.30%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.93%) UNIX
7 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.52%) Load Balancing
2 51 (28.65%) ITIL
3 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.73%) Statistical Analysis
4 20 (11.24%) Network Design
5 17 (9.55%) E-Commerce
6 11 (6.18%) Change Management
7 10 (5.62%) Network Management
8 9 (5.06%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 8 (4.49%) Change Control
9 8 (4.49%) Service Management
10 7 (3.93%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.93%) Project Management
10 7 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.37%) Information Security
11 6 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.81%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (2.81%) Network Architecture
12 5 (2.81%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.81%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.73%) Perl
1 28 (15.73%) Python
1 28 (15.73%) Ruby
1 28 (15.73%) Bash Shell
2 5 (2.81%) C
3 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (35.96%) CCNP
3 49 (27.53%) CCSE
4 21 (11.80%) JNCIS
5 12 (6.74%) CISSP
5 12 (6.74%) CCNA
6 9 (5.06%) CCSA
6 9 (5.06%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.81%) CCIE
9 3 (1.69%) CCSP
9 3 (1.69%) CCDA
9 3 (1.69%) Degree
10 1 (0.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) SLA
2 5 (2.81%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 47 (26.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (16.29%) ProxySG
3 28 (15.73%) Xen
3 28 (15.73%) KVM
4 8 (4.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (16.85%) Cacti
2 28 (15.73%) Puppet
2 28 (15.73%) CFEngine
2 28 (15.73%) Nagios
2 28 (15.73%) ZABBIX
2 28 (15.73%) Ansible
2 28 (15.73%) Salt
3 13 (7.30%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (5.06%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 174 (97.75%) F5
2 113 (63.48%) Cisco
3 97 (54.49%) CheckPoint
4 74 (41.57%) Blue Coat
5 60 (33.71%) Juniper
6 50 (28.09%) VMware
7 42 (23.60%) Citrix
8 35 (19.66%) McAfee
9 32 (17.98%) Red Hat
10 28 (15.73%) Oracle
10 28 (15.73%) JBoss
11 25 (14.04%) Riverbed
12 22 (12.36%) SolarWinds
13 17 (9.55%) Websense
13 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
14 16 (8.99%) Infoblox
15 15 (8.43%) TippingPoint
16 14 (7.87%) Aruba
17 13 (7.30%) Lumension
17 13 (7.30%) SonicWALL
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