The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 326 374 401
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +27
Permanent jobs citing F5 966 741 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.42% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 780 566 545
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
53677 52238 54362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.93% 47.71% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 43991 41767 45784
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +57 920 £51,000 +2.00% 74
London +45 360 £55,000 - 31
South East +42 303 £50,000 - 15
Berkshire +7 118 £52,500 -4.54% 4
City of London +68 114 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Surrey +34 75 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Reading +4 73 £52,500 -4.54% 2
East of England +21 60 £50,000 -11.11% 12
South West +29 56 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -4 56 £52,500 +50.00% 3
West Midlands -1 44 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 29 £41,250 -43.10% 5
Hampshire -27 28 £61,500 +44.70% 2
Kent +8 25 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Birmingham +5 25 £67,500 -6.89% 1
West Yorkshire -8 25 £55,000 +56.02% 1
North West -22 23 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Slough +6 22 £60,000 +84.61% 2
Wales -1 21 £45,000 -18.18%
East Sussex +8 20 £50,000 +33.33%
Leeds +3 20 £55,000 +61.76% 1
South Wales +1 20 £43,750 -20.45%
Bristol - 20 £62,500 - 7
Essex +9 19 £47,500 -36.66% 3
Southampton +19 18 £63,250 +12.44% 2
North Yorkshire +5 18 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire -4 18 £40,000 -27.27% 6
Bedfordshire - 18 £55,000 - 1
Maidstone +23 15 £40,000 -5.88%
York - 15 £50,000 -

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1515 (76.28%) Cisco
2 1235 (62.19%) Firewall
3 1015 (51.11%) Juniper
4 929 (46.78%) Cisco Certification
5 811 (40.84%) CheckPoint
6 691 (34.79%) CCNP
7 533 (26.84%) ITIL
8 518 (26.08%) Load Balancing
9 513 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
10 500 (25.18%) WAN
11 449 (22.61%) Network Security
12 435 (21.90%) BGP
13 420 (21.15%) VPN
14 418 (21.05%) VMware
15 412 (20.75%) LAN
15 412 (20.75%) Finance
16 411 (20.69%) Linux
17 395 (19.89%) Windows
18 387 (19.49%) MPLS
19 371 (18.68%) TCP/IP
20 367 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
21 365 (18.38%) OSPF
22 341 (17.17%) Wireless
23 327 (16.47%) CCNA
24 322 (16.21%) DNS
25 313 (15.76%) CCIE
26 302 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
27 268 (13.49%) Network Design
28 266 (13.39%) HP
29 264 (13.29%) Blue Coat

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 112 (5.64%) Apache
2 97 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 95 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 92 (4.63%) IIS
5 64 (3.22%) Lync
6 46 (2.32%) SharePoint
7 43 (2.17%) JBoss
8 39 (1.96%) WebLogic
9 29 (1.46%) Node.js
10 25 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.11%) nginx
12 21 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.76%) Moodle
13 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
16 11 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.50%) GlassFish
Applications
1 152 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 113 (5.69%) MS Office
3 77 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.050%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.10%) RMDS
2 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.52%) Office 365
2 37 (1.86%) SaaS
3 16 (0.81%) IaaS
4 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
6 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.25%) PaaS
7 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.20%) GitHub
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1235 (62.19%) Firewall
2 513 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
3 500 (25.18%) WAN
4 449 (22.61%) Network Security
5 435 (21.90%) BGP
6 420 (21.15%) VPN
7 412 (20.75%) LAN
8 387 (19.49%) MPLS
9 371 (18.68%) TCP/IP
10 367 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 365 (18.38%) OSPF
12 341 (17.17%) Wireless
13 322 (16.21%) DNS
14 239 (12.03%) EIGRP
15 224 (11.28%) SSL
16 195 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 183 (9.21%) BIG-IP
18 179 (9.01%) Internet
19 166 (8.36%) SAN
20 157 (7.91%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.68%) MySQL
3 30 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 17 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 15 (0.76%) DB2
6 14 (0.70%) Informix
7 12 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.20%) Redis
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.10%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.10%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (1.06%) Subversion
2 20 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.65%) JIRA
4 10 (0.50%) Rational Performance Tester
5 8 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.050%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 412 (20.75%) Finance
2 124 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 90 (4.53%) Banking
4 45 (2.27%) Law
5 43 (2.17%) Retail
6 31 (1.56%) Back Office
7 25 (1.26%) Publishing
8 23 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.06%) Legal
10 18 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.86%) Marketing
11 17 (0.86%) Games
12 12 (0.60%) French Language
12 12 (0.60%) Advertising
13 11 (0.55%) German Language
14 5 (0.25%) Billing
14 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.10%) Local Government
16 1 (0.050%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.050%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 714 (35.95%) Network Engineer
2 291 (14.65%) Architect
3 218 (10.98%) Security Engineer
4 209 (10.52%) Consultant
5 202 (10.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 194 (9.77%) Network Architect
7 136 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 135 (6.80%) Analyst
9 104 (5.24%) Senior Architect
10 103 (5.19%) Senior Network Architect
11 97 (4.88%) Support Engineer
12 95 (4.78%) Security Consultant
13 79 (3.98%) Administrator
14 75 (3.78%) Network Consultant
15 66 (3.32%) Team Leader
16 59 (2.97%) Network Support
17 55 (2.77%) Network Analyst
18 52 (2.62%) Network Team Leader
19 51 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
19 51 (2.57%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.02%) CSS
2 37 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
3 33 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
4 31 (1.56%) HTML
5 28 (1.41%) XML
6 23 (1.16%) .NET
7 21 (1.06%) Middleware
8 18 (0.91%) SOAP
9 14 (0.70%) LAMP
9 14 (0.70%) J2EE
9 14 (0.70%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.60%) Web Services
11 9 (0.45%) Memcached
12 6 (0.30%) jQuery
12 6 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (0.25%) REST
13 5 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.25%) WinForms
13 5 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 35 (1.76%) Open Source
5 32 (1.61%) Clustering
6 27 (1.36%) Replication
7 22 (1.11%) Blackberry
8 20 (1.01%) CLARiiON
9 18 (0.91%) Statistics
10 17 (0.86%) FlexPod
11 14 (0.70%) Fat Client
11 14 (0.70%) Thin Client
12 12 (0.60%) PKI
12 12 (0.60%) CMDB
12 12 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
13 11 (0.55%) IBM XIV
13 11 (0.55%) VLE
14 10 (0.50%) CESG
15 8 (0.40%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 411 (20.69%) Linux
2 395 (19.89%) Windows
3 187 (9.42%) UNIX
4 94 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (4.33%) Solaris
6 70 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (2.32%) CentOS
10 33 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 32 (1.61%) Windows XP
12 23 (1.16%) Windows 2000
13 19 (0.96%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.40%) AIX
17 3 (0.15%) HPUX
18 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (26.84%) ITIL
2 518 (26.08%) Load Balancing
3 268 (13.49%) Network Design
4 140 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (7.05%) Project Management
5 134 (6.75%) Change Management
6 126 (6.34%) Information Security
7 125 (6.29%) Network Management
8 98 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 91 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
10 83 (4.18%) Kalman Filter
11 81 (4.08%) E-Commerce
12 80 (4.03%) PRINCE2
13 69 (3.47%) Mentoring
13 69 (3.47%) Change Control
14 64 (3.22%) Migration
15 60 (3.02%) Service Management
16 57 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
17 55 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
17 55 (2.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (7.50%) SQL
2 105 (5.29%) Perl
3 74 (3.73%) Java
4 71 (3.58%) Bash Shell
5 58 (2.92%) PowerShell
6 55 (2.77%) PHP
7 50 (2.52%) Python
8 34 (1.71%) C
9 33 (1.66%) Ruby
10 29 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.11%) C++
12 21 (1.06%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.96%) VB
14 10 (0.50%) Korn
14 10 (0.50%) C#
15 5 (0.25%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.25%) Tcl
16 4 (0.20%) VBScript
17 3 (0.15%) AWK
17 3 (0.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 929 (46.78%) Cisco Certification
2 691 (34.79%) CCNP
3 327 (16.47%) CCNA
4 313 (15.76%) CCIE
5 247 (12.44%) Security Cleared
6 207 (10.42%) SC Cleared
7 133 (6.70%) Degree
8 128 (6.45%) CCSE
9 87 (4.38%) CCDP
10 77 (3.88%) CCSA
11 55 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (2.47%) CCSP
12 49 (2.47%) JNCIA
13 47 (2.37%) MCSE
14 44 (2.22%) CCIP
15 43 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 42 (2.11%) JNCIS
16 42 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
17 40 (2.01%) CCDA
18 39 (1.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (7.40%) SLA
2 105 (5.29%) PCI DSS
3 77 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.41%) QA
5 22 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.86%) COBIT
7 16 (0.81%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.10%) BS7799
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 302 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 213 (10.73%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 63 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 62 (3.12%) vSphere
6 55 (2.77%) Firmware
7 46 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (2.22%) UAG
9 42 (2.11%) ISA Server
10 33 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
11 31 (1.56%) ProxySG
12 15 (0.76%) Xen
12 15 (0.76%) KVM
13 12 (0.60%) vCloud
13 12 (0.60%) XenServer
13 12 (0.60%) NFS
14 11 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 10 (0.50%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (3.73%) Nagios
2 66 (3.32%) Cacti
3 60 (3.02%) FortiGate
4 51 (2.57%) Puppet
5 48 (2.42%) SCCM
6 46 (2.32%) SCOM
7 35 (1.76%) HP NNM
8 32 (1.61%) Ansible
9 26 (1.31%) CiscoWorks
10 23 (1.16%) ZABBIX
11 20 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
12 18 (0.91%) Salt
13 16 (0.81%) ARCserve
14 15 (0.76%) NetBackup
14 15 (0.76%) CFEngine
15 14 (0.70%) OpenView
16 13 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
17 11 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
18 10 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
19 9 (0.45%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1515 (76.28%) Cisco
2 1015 (51.11%) Juniper
3 811 (40.84%) CheckPoint
4 418 (21.05%) VMware
5 266 (13.39%) HP
6 264 (13.29%) Blue Coat
7 242 (12.19%) Microsoft
8 189 (9.52%) Fortinet
9 146 (7.35%) Citrix
10 141 (7.10%) Websense
11 139 (7.00%) EMC
12 138 (6.95%) Riverbed
13 131 (6.60%) Red Hat
14 127 (6.39%) SolarWinds
15 116 (5.84%) Oracle
16 101 (5.09%) Aruba
17 95 (4.78%) NetApp
18 94 (4.73%) McAfee
19 81 (4.08%) IBM
20 63 (3.17%) Sourcefire
South East
Acumin
Salary: £75,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42500 per annum + £3,000 on-call + OT + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Basic salary to £70,000 + 20% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Salary: DOE + Bonus (10%) + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum inclusive of package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TJX
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £35,000 to £39,400 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago