The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 9 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 Vendors currently tracked.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 347 346 456
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +110
Permanent jobs citing F5 836 750 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.69% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.43% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 687 576 421
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £73,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -5.00%
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
55012 52376 55693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.05% 48.03% 48.10%
Number of salaries quoted 44387 43021 47081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

F5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5
Salary Trend

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

F5 Salary Trend in the UK

F5
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 over the 3 months to 9 July 2014 within the UK.

F5 Salary Histogram in the UK

F5
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 768 £50,000 - 75
London -28 323 £50,000 -5.21% 34
South East +14 256 £47,500 - 14
Berkshire +35 130 £50,000 -16.66% 4
City of London +15 127 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Yorkshire -19 89 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Reading +5 59 £50,000 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire +2 59 £57,500 +48.38% 2
Leeds -9 57 £57,500 +48.38% 2
Surrey +29 45 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Wales +7 40 £45,000 -7.69% 1
East of England +12 39 £57,500 -1.28% 5
South Wales +11 38 £45,000 -7.69% 1
South West +3 34 £50,500 +6.31% 5
Kent +6 32 £37,500 -14.28% 2
Bracknell +30 28 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Bedfordshire +8 23 £62,500 -9.09% 3
Wiltshire +14 22 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Cardiff -3 17 £42,500 -22.72% 1
North Yorkshire -31 17 £47,500 -2.56%
Corsham - 16 £52,500 -
Maidstone - 16 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands -6 15 £57,250 +20.52% 9
Hampshire -16 15 £50,000 +11.11%
Slough +19 14 £60,000 +6.66%
Birmingham +10 14 £57,250 +23.78% 6
Camberley - 14 £47,500 - 1
Luton -6 13 £62,500 +1.62% 1
Hertfordshire -9 13 £57,500 -6.12%
Orpington +1 11 £42,500 - 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing F5 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.

1 1253 (78.56%) Cisco
2 1019 (63.89%) Firewall
3 774 (48.53%) Juniper
4 750 (47.02%) Cisco Certification
5 736 (46.14%) CheckPoint
6 617 (38.68%) CCNP
7 538 (33.73%) WAN
8 421 (26.39%) LAN
9 415 (26.02%) Cisco ASA
10 389 (24.39%) Load Balancing
11 362 (22.70%) Network Security
12 356 (22.32%) BGP
13 322 (20.19%) OSPF
14 320 (20.06%) VMware
15 319 (20.00%) Finance
16 314 (19.69%) Linux
17 308 (19.31%) DNS
18 304 (19.06%) Windows
19 298 (18.68%) TCP/IP
20 291 (18.24%) VPN
21 281 (17.62%) Blue Coat
22 280 (17.55%) CCNA
23 279 (17.49%) ITIL
24 257 (16.11%) MPLS
25 252 (15.80%) Network Design
26 250 (15.67%) HP
27 229 (14.36%) Internet
28 228 (14.29%) BIG-IP
29 219 (13.73%) SSL
30 217 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing F5 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 119 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 110 (6.90%) Apache
3 105 (6.58%) WebSphere
4 65 (4.08%) MS Exchange
5 57 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 50 (3.13%) IIS
7 35 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (2.07%) Node.js
9 30 (1.88%) WebLogic Portal
9 30 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (1.69%) nginx
11 26 (1.63%) Lync
12 20 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (1.19%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.31%) Moodle
16 5 (0.31%) MQSeries
17 3 (0.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 107 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.89%) MS Office
3 43 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.13%) MS Project
4 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.56%) RMDS
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.063%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.94%) SaaS
2 14 (0.88%) Office 365
3 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.063%) PaaS
7 1 (0.063%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.063%) Route 53
7 1 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.063%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1019 (63.89%) Firewall
2 538 (33.73%) WAN
3 421 (26.39%) LAN
4 415 (26.02%) Cisco ASA
5 362 (22.70%) Network Security
6 356 (22.32%) BGP
7 322 (20.19%) OSPF
8 308 (19.31%) DNS
9 298 (18.68%) TCP/IP
10 291 (18.24%) VPN
11 257 (16.11%) MPLS
12 229 (14.36%) Internet
13 228 (14.29%) BIG-IP
14 219 (13.73%) SSL
15 211 (13.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 201 (12.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 200 (12.54%) EIGRP
18 182 (11.41%) Wireless
19 159 (9.97%) HTTP
20 152 (9.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (4.58%) MySQL
2 68 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.19%) DB2
4 15 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 8 (0.50%) Cognos Impromptu
6 5 (0.31%) OLTP
7 4 (0.25%) Informix
7 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.19%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.13%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.063%) Redis
10 1 (0.063%) Big Data
10 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (1.25%) Subversion
2 16 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.56%) Hudson
4 6 (0.38%) Maven
4 6 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.063%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio
General
1 319 (20.00%) Finance
2 128 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.20%) Banking
4 37 (2.32%) Retail
5 33 (2.07%) Games
6 30 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.88%) Law
7 22 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.25%) Legal
9 15 (0.94%) Advertising
10 12 (0.75%) German Language
11 11 (0.69%) Online Betting
11 11 (0.69%) Billing
12 7 (0.44%) French Language
13 5 (0.31%) Back Office
14 4 (0.25%) Marketing
15 3 (0.19%) Electronics
16 2 (0.13%) Front Office
17 1 (0.063%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 556 (34.86%) Network Engineer
2 217 (13.61%) Architect
3 205 (12.85%) Consultant
4 148 (9.28%) Senior Network Engineer
5 146 (9.15%) Analyst
6 143 (8.97%) Security Engineer
7 112 (7.02%) Network Architect
8 86 (5.39%) Network Consultant
9 82 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
10 79 (4.95%) Support Engineer
11 67 (4.20%) Firewall Engineer
12 65 (4.08%) Security Consultant
13 56 (3.51%) Network Support
14 54 (3.39%) Network Analyst
15 49 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
16 48 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 47 (2.95%) Security Analyst
17 47 (2.95%) Senior Security Engineer
18 46 (2.88%) Senior Architect
18 46 (2.88%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (4.45%) SOAP
2 52 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
3 49 (3.07%) ActiveMQ
4 43 (2.70%) XML
5 41 (2.57%) J2EE
6 39 (2.45%) Web Services
7 36 (2.26%) LAMP
8 25 (1.57%) CSS
9 21 (1.32%) HTML
10 14 (0.88%) .NET
11 10 (0.63%) Rendezvous
12 7 (0.44%) jQuery
13 6 (0.38%) Middleware
14 5 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
15 4 (0.25%) Ajax
15 4 (0.25%) Spring
15 4 (0.25%) J2SE
15 4 (0.25%) EDI
15 4 (0.25%) Spring Integration
15 4 (0.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (3.51%) Clustering
2 45 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 39 (2.45%) Open Source
4 35 (2.19%) Firmware
5 30 (1.88%) Symmetrix
5 30 (1.88%) RIA
6 28 (1.76%) Replication
7 23 (1.44%) Fat Client
7 23 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 22 (1.38%) PKI
9 21 (1.32%) Statistics
10 20 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.07%) Online Games
12 16 (1.00%) Smartphone
13 14 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (0.75%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.69%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.63%) SecurID
16 10 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 314 (19.69%) Linux
2 304 (19.06%) Windows
3 120 (7.52%) UNIX
4 78 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (4.70%) Solaris
6 62 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (2.32%) CentOS
10 28 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 27 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 18 (1.13%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.50%) SUSE
15 7 (0.44%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.31%) Debian
17 4 (0.25%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.25%) Android
18 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (24.39%) Load Balancing
2 279 (17.49%) ITIL
3 252 (15.80%) Network Design
4 164 (10.28%) Network Management
5 114 (7.15%) Change Management
6 95 (5.96%) Project Management
7 79 (4.95%) Capacity Management
8 70 (4.39%) E-Commerce
9 67 (4.20%) Network Architecture
10 63 (3.95%) Incident Management
10 63 (3.95%) Information Security
11 62 (3.89%) Data Security
12 61 (3.82%) Service Delivery
13 57 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (3.57%) SIEM
14 50 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
15 46 (2.88%) Network Load Balancing
16 43 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
17 42 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
18 37 (2.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (7.34%) SQL
2 108 (6.77%) Java
3 98 (6.14%) Perl
4 58 (3.64%) Python
5 49 (3.07%) Ruby
6 43 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 39 (2.45%) PHP
8 36 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 36 (2.26%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.38%) C
11 14 (0.88%) VB
12 13 (0.82%) C++
13 6 (0.38%) C#
14 5 (0.31%) VBScript
15 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.13%) Delphi
16 2 (0.13%) Korn
17 1 (0.063%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 750 (47.02%) Cisco Certification
2 617 (38.68%) CCNP
3 280 (17.55%) CCNA
4 215 (13.48%) Security Cleared
5 188 (11.79%) CCIE
6 154 (9.66%) SC Cleared
6 154 (9.66%) CCSE
7 109 (6.83%) Degree
8 107 (6.71%) CCSA
9 81 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 79 (4.95%) CCDP
11 53 (3.32%) JNCIA
12 52 (3.26%) JNCIS
13 51 (3.20%) MCSE
14 48 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 43 (2.70%) CISSP
16 37 (2.32%) CCSP
17 32 (2.01%) MCSA
18 28 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.52%) SLA
2 76 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 42 (2.63%) QA
4 34 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (1.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.063%) BS7799
7 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 217 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (8.34%) Active Directory
3 56 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 38 (2.38%) ProxySG
4 38 (2.38%) XenApp
5 29 (1.82%) vSphere
5 29 (1.82%) KVM
6 26 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 23 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.44%) Terminal Services
7 23 (1.44%) ISA Server
8 22 (1.38%) XenServer
9 20 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 18 (1.13%) Xen
11 13 (0.82%) NFS
12 8 (0.50%) UAG
12 8 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.38%) vCloud
14 5 (0.31%) RHEV
14 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 112 (7.02%) CiscoWorks
2 73 (4.58%) HP NNM
3 61 (3.82%) Nagios
4 56 (3.51%) SCCM
5 40 (2.51%) OpenView
6 39 (2.45%) Puppet
7 37 (2.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 28 (1.76%) Cacti
9 26 (1.63%) SCOM
10 24 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
11 21 (1.32%) FortiGate
12 19 (1.19%) Ansible
13 18 (1.13%) OPNET
14 17 (1.07%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.07%) Salt
14 17 (1.07%) CFEngine
14 17 (1.07%) Backup Exec
14 17 (1.07%) ARCserve
15 14 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
15 14 (0.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1253 (78.56%) Cisco
2 774 (48.53%) Juniper
3 736 (46.14%) CheckPoint
4 320 (20.06%) VMware
5 281 (17.62%) Blue Coat
6 250 (15.67%) HP
7 172 (10.78%) Microsoft
8 163 (10.22%) Citrix
9 156 (9.78%) SolarWinds
10 133 (8.34%) Fortinet
11 132 (8.28%) Riverbed
12 131 (8.21%) Websense
13 118 (7.40%) Oracle
14 103 (6.46%) McAfee
15 86 (5.39%) EMC
16 76 (4.76%) Nokia
17 66 (4.14%) Sourcefire
18 62 (3.89%) Aruba
19 61 (3.82%) Red Hat
20 59 (3.70%) NetApp
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rentalcars.com
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: Unspecified - Excellent DoE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ARM Information Security & Communications
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago