The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 807 763 816
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +53
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 104 112 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.57% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 87 74 71
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20525 19722 21117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.55% 18.16% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16450 15832 17411
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

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 31 July 2014 within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Salary Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 28 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 31 July 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 -53 96 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South East +2 41 £45,000 -5.26% 1
London -51 39 £45,000 -15.09% 2
City of London +17 34 £42,500 -29.16%
Berkshire +13 17 £52,500 +20.00%
Kent - 15 £40,000 - 1
Maidstone - 11 £37,500 - 1
Reading +11 9 - -
Bracknell - 8 £52,500 -
East of England -1 7 £57,500 +15.00%
South Wales - 7 £36,500 - 2
Wales - 7 £36,500 - 2
Bridgend - 7 £36,500 - 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £57,500 -
Yorkshire -36 6 £48,750 -2.50%
Watford - 6 £57,500 -
Surrey -7 5 £47,500 -
York -10 4 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire -18 4 £50,000 -
Guildford - 4 - -
Leeds -37 2 £35,000 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -42 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Uxbridge - 2 £53,000 -
Middlesex +7 1 £40,000 -52.94%
Camberley - 1 £47,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £55,500 -
Scotland - 1 - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 187 (97.91%) F5
2 136 (71.20%) Firewall
3 123 (64.40%) Cisco
4 111 (58.12%) CheckPoint
5 108 (56.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 89 (46.60%) Blue Coat
6 89 (46.60%) BIG-IP
7 85 (44.50%) Cisco Certification
8 78 (40.84%) Cisco ASA
9 74 (38.74%) Load Balancing
9 74 (38.74%) CCNP
10 68 (35.60%) DNS
10 68 (35.60%) WAN
11 67 (35.08%) Network Security
12 65 (34.03%) Linux
13 61 (31.94%) VMware
14 60 (31.41%) Juniper
15 59 (30.89%) BGP
16 58 (30.37%) OSPF
16 58 (30.37%) DHCP
16 58 (30.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 56 (29.32%) CCSE
17 56 (29.32%) VPN
18 52 (27.23%) Citrix
19 50 (26.18%) ITIL
20 45 (23.56%) LAN
21 43 (22.51%) TCP/IP
22 38 (19.90%) IPsec
23 37 (19.37%) SSL
24 36 (18.85%) McAfee

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (13.61%) Apache
1 26 (13.61%) Tomcat
1 26 (13.61%) WebLogic
1 26 (13.61%) nginx
2 4 (2.09%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) RMDS
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (71.20%) Firewall
2 108 (56.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 89 (46.60%) BIG-IP
4 78 (40.84%) Cisco ASA
5 68 (35.60%) DNS
5 68 (35.60%) WAN
6 67 (35.08%) Network Security
7 59 (30.89%) BGP
8 58 (30.37%) OSPF
8 58 (30.37%) DHCP
9 56 (29.32%) VPN
10 45 (23.56%) LAN
11 43 (22.51%) TCP/IP
12 38 (19.90%) IPsec
13 37 (19.37%) SSL
14 33 (17.28%) NetScaler
15 32 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (15.71%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (14.66%) Internet
18 24 (12.57%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.61%) MySQL
1 26 (13.61%) DB2
2 5 (2.62%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (17.80%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.71%) Law
4 3 (1.57%) Games
4 3 (1.57%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (28.80%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.23%) Security Engineer
3 26 (13.61%) Administrator
3 26 (13.61%) Linux Administrator
4 21 (10.99%) Network Security Specialist
4 21 (10.99%) Security Specialist
4 21 (10.99%) Network Specialist
5 20 (10.47%) Consultant
6 13 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.81%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (6.28%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Security Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Team Leader
9 10 (5.24%) Network Team Leader
9 10 (5.24%) Escalation Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Analyst
10 9 (4.71%) IP Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.81%) XML
2 7 (3.66%) Rendezvous
3 5 (2.62%) Web Services
4 2 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.38%) Fat Client
1 16 (8.38%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.71%) Smartphone
3 8 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.66%) PKI
5 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Online Games
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.52%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.52%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.03%) Linux
2 29 (15.18%) CentOS
3 26 (13.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (13.61%) Ubuntu
4 25 (13.09%) Windows
5 10 (5.24%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.24%) Windows XP
6 8 (4.19%) UNIX
7 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (38.74%) Load Balancing
2 50 (26.18%) ITIL
3 29 (15.18%) E-Commerce
4 26 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (13.61%) Statistical Analysis
5 17 (8.90%) Network Design
6 16 (8.38%) Change Management
7 13 (6.81%) Network Management
8 12 (6.28%) Project Management
9 11 (5.76%) Service Management
10 10 (5.24%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.19%) Project Planning
12 7 (3.66%) Incident Management
13 6 (3.14%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
14 5 (2.62%) Change Control
14 5 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
15 4 (2.09%) Product Management
15 4 (2.09%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (2.09%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.61%) Python
1 26 (13.61%) Perl
1 26 (13.61%) Bash Shell
1 26 (13.61%) Ruby
2 7 (3.66%) C
3 6 (3.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (44.50%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (38.74%) CCNP
3 56 (29.32%) CCSE
4 17 (8.90%) JNCIS
5 14 (7.33%) CCNA
6 13 (6.81%) CISSP
7 9 (4.71%) CCSA
8 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.14%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.62%) CCIE
11 4 (2.09%) CCDA
12 3 (1.57%) Degree
13 2 (1.05%) CCSP
14 1 (0.52%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) BS7799
System Software
1 58 (30.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (15.18%) ProxySG
3 26 (13.61%) Xen
3 26 (13.61%) KVM
4 10 (5.24%) XenServer
5 3 (1.57%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (14.66%) Cacti
2 26 (13.61%) Nagios
2 26 (13.61%) ZABBIX
2 26 (13.61%) Puppet
2 26 (13.61%) CFEngine
2 26 (13.61%) Ansible
2 26 (13.61%) Salt
3 13 (6.81%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (5.24%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.52%) OPNET
Vendors
1 187 (97.91%) F5
2 123 (64.40%) Cisco
3 111 (58.12%) CheckPoint
4 89 (46.60%) Blue Coat
5 61 (31.94%) VMware
6 60 (31.41%) Juniper
7 52 (27.23%) Citrix
8 36 (18.85%) McAfee
9 30 (15.71%) Red Hat
10 29 (15.18%) SolarWinds
11 28 (14.66%) Infoblox
12 26 (13.61%) JBoss
12 26 (13.61%) Oracle
13 25 (13.09%) Riverbed
14 24 (12.57%) TippingPoint
15 23 (12.04%) Imperva
16 16 (8.38%) Microsoft
16 16 (8.38%) Websense
17 15 (7.85%) HP
18 12 (6.28%) Aruba
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