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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 326 326 379
Rank change year-on-year
0 +53
Permanent jobs citing F5 945 957 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.83% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 1.90% 1.77% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 745 793 540
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
49648 54101 50636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.58% 46.79% 47.26%
Number of salaries quoted 40774 42903 41451
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 £72,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 September 2015 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 3 September 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
(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 +11 887 £52,500 +5.00% 86
London -14 333 £56,500 +2.72% 29
South East -21 240 £50,000 - 27
Berkshire -10 92 £55,000 +10.00% 14
City of London -27 81 £56,500 +4.62% 7
East of England +39 77 £50,000 -9.90% 5
West Midlands +58 72 £50,000 -14.52% 4
Yorkshire -13 60 £60,000 +17.07% 7
Reading -5 59 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Birmingham +46 56 £55,500 -12.59% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 48 £55,000 -3.50% 2
West Yorkshire -9 48 £61,250 +8.40% 6
Leeds +2 43 £66,250 +15.72% 5
North West +9 36 £67,500 +35.00% 3
West Sussex +18 35 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Milton Keynes +10 35 £55,000 -3.50% 2
Hertfordshire +15 33 £55,000 -4.34% 4
Surrey -19 32 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -3 30 £49,000 +3.15% 5
Manchester +21 29 £68,750 +37.50% 1
East Midlands +36 28 £39,083 +0.21% 6
Crawley - 27 £50,000 - 3
Bedfordshire +19 25 £50,000 -9.90%
Hampshire +31 22 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Wiltshire +18 20 £49,000 +8.88% 4
Swindon +29 18 £49,000 -12.88% 4
Scotland +16 15 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Derbyshire - 14 £39,083 - 1
Slough -1 13 £55,000 -21.42%
Watford +1 11 £55,000 -4.34% 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1715 (81.82%) Cisco
2 1269 (60.54%) Firewall
3 1175 (56.06%) Cisco Certification
4 942 (44.94%) Juniper
4 942 (44.94%) CheckPoint
5 819 (39.07%) CCNP
6 617 (29.44%) LAN
7 613 (29.25%) Cisco ASA
8 612 (29.20%) WAN
9 599 (28.58%) Load Balancing
10 554 (26.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 552 (26.34%) BGP
12 548 (26.15%) Data Centre
13 510 (24.33%) OSPF
14 480 (22.90%) MPLS
15 441 (21.04%) Network Security
16 429 (20.47%) ITIL
17 421 (20.09%) Linux
17 421 (20.09%) Wireless
18 417 (19.90%) CCNA
19 394 (18.80%) VPN
20 392 (18.70%) Finance
21 381 (18.18%) TCP/IP
22 355 (16.94%) Windows
23 344 (16.41%) VMware
24 328 (15.65%) CCIE
25 314 (14.98%) HP
26 312 (14.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 296 (14.12%) Network Design
28 280 (13.36%) DNS

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 77 (3.67%) Apache
2 63 (3.01%) IIS
3 62 (2.96%) Tomcat
4 52 (2.48%) JBoss
5 48 (2.29%) MS Exchange
6 41 (1.96%) Lync
7 39 (1.86%) WebSphere
8 33 (1.57%) OpenStack
9 23 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.81%) nginx
12 16 (0.76%) Confluence
12 16 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.48%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.43%) CICS
14 9 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.38%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 116 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.91%) MS Office
4 9 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 55 (2.62%) Summit
2 21 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.05%) SaaS
2 22 (1.05%) IaaS
3 19 (0.91%) PaaS
3 19 (0.91%) Office 365
4 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.33%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.095%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.048%) Nimbula
10 1 (0.048%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1269 (60.54%) Firewall
2 617 (29.44%) LAN
3 613 (29.25%) Cisco ASA
4 612 (29.20%) WAN
5 554 (26.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 552 (26.34%) BGP
7 510 (24.33%) OSPF
8 480 (22.90%) MPLS
9 441 (21.04%) Network Security
10 421 (20.09%) Wireless
11 394 (18.80%) VPN
12 381 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 312 (14.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 280 (13.36%) DNS
15 246 (11.74%) EIGRP
16 236 (11.26%) BIG-IP
17 197 (9.40%) Cisco IOS
18 193 (9.21%) VoIP
19 187 (8.92%) SSL
20 175 (8.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.67%) MySQL
3 28 (1.34%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 18 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (0.57%) Riak
9 11 (0.52%) Redis
10 9 (0.43%) DB2
11 8 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.33%) Big Data
12 7 (0.33%) OLTP
13 6 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.29%) OLAP
13 6 (0.29%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (0.24%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle9i Database
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.24%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 37 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.00%) Subversion
3 21 (1.00%) JIRA
4 11 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (0.52%) Hudson
5 10 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 9 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.33%) Ant
7 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.29%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.24%) Maven
9 5 (0.24%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.19%) MSTest
10 4 (0.19%) NUnit
11 3 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.095%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.095%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.095%) RSpec
General
1 392 (18.70%) Finance
2 163 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 105 (5.01%) Banking
4 58 (2.77%) Retail
5 33 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.29%) Marketing
7 25 (1.19%) Games
8 23 (1.10%) Law
9 22 (1.05%) Electronics
10 20 (0.95%) Online Betting
11 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.81%) Legal
13 15 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.52%) Advertising
15 9 (0.43%) Billing
15 9 (0.43%) German Language
16 8 (0.38%) Local Government
16 8 (0.38%) Back Office
17 7 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 887 (42.32%) Network Engineer
2 306 (14.60%) Architect
3 254 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 220 (10.50%) Network Architect
5 212 (10.11%) Consultant
6 175 (8.35%) Security Engineer
7 163 (7.78%) Analyst
8 113 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
8 113 (5.39%) Network Support
9 108 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 100 (4.77%) Network Consultant
11 95 (4.53%) Network Analyst
12 91 (4.34%) Cisco Engineer
13 86 (4.10%) Network Support Engineer
14 84 (4.01%) Senior Consultant
15 67 (3.20%) Cisco Architect
16 66 (3.15%) Administrator
17 64 (3.05%) Security Consultant
18 63 (3.01%) Security Analyst
19 57 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.29%) Middleware
2 46 (2.19%) CSS
3 39 (1.86%) 802.1X
4 32 (1.53%) Web Services
5 22 (1.05%) XML
6 21 (1.00%) SOAP
7 15 (0.72%) Java EE
8 14 (0.67%) .NET
9 13 (0.62%) HTML
10 12 (0.57%) J2EE
11 11 (0.52%) RESTful
12 10 (0.48%) Spring
13 9 (0.43%) REST
14 7 (0.33%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.33%) JSON
15 6 (0.29%) jQuery
15 6 (0.29%) ASP.NET
16 5 (0.24%) XSLT
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
16 5 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 548 (26.15%) Data Centre
2 98 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 59 (2.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 40 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (1.81%) Statistics
8 31 (1.48%) PKI
9 21 (1.00%) Clustering
10 19 (0.91%) CMDB
11 17 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 15 (0.72%) Online Banking
13 14 (0.67%) Blackberry
14 13 (0.62%) IPTV
15 12 (0.57%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.57%) Replication
16 11 (0.52%) DTV
16 11 (0.52%) e-Health
16 11 (0.52%) Online Games
17 9 (0.43%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 421 (20.09%) Linux
2 355 (16.94%) Windows
3 218 (10.40%) UNIX
4 79 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (3.29%) Solaris
7 65 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 17 (0.81%) CentOS
11 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.52%) Debian
13 7 (0.33%) AIX
14 6 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.24%) SUSE
16 4 (0.19%) Android
16 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.095%) CoreOS
18 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (28.58%) Load Balancing
2 429 (20.47%) ITIL
3 296 (14.12%) Network Design
4 168 (8.02%) Service Delivery
5 151 (7.20%) Network Management
6 130 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (5.06%) Incident Management
8 104 (4.96%) Project Management
8 104 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
9 94 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 90 (4.29%) SIEM
11 89 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 88 (4.20%) Mentoring
13 80 (3.82%) E-Commerce
13 80 (3.82%) Information Security
14 77 (3.67%) Migration
15 76 (3.63%) Change Management
16 75 (3.58%) Network Architecture
17 70 (3.34%) Problem Management
18 66 (3.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 108 (5.15%) Perl
2 80 (3.82%) Python
3 70 (3.34%) PowerShell
4 69 (3.29%) Java
5 65 (3.10%) SQL
6 47 (2.24%) Bash Shell
7 38 (1.81%) Ruby
7 38 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 26 (1.24%) PHP
9 21 (1.00%) JavaScript
10 20 (0.95%) Korn
11 17 (0.81%) VB
12 11 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.43%) COBOL
13 9 (0.43%) REXX
13 9 (0.43%) JCL
14 8 (0.38%) C#
15 7 (0.33%) C
15 7 (0.33%) Scala
16 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1175 (56.06%) Cisco Certification
2 819 (39.07%) CCNP
3 417 (19.90%) CCNA
4 328 (15.65%) CCIE
5 185 (8.83%) Security Cleared
6 164 (7.82%) Degree
7 155 (7.40%) SC Cleared
8 141 (6.73%) CCSE
9 127 (6.06%) CCSA
10 98 (4.68%) CCDP
11 71 (3.39%) HP ASE
12 68 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
13 66 (3.15%) CCSP
14 60 (2.86%) CISSP
15 51 (2.43%) JNCIP
16 40 (1.91%) CCIP
16 40 (1.91%) Check Point Certification
17 32 (1.53%) JNCIS
18 28 (1.34%) JNCIE
18 28 (1.34%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (8.30%) SLA
2 80 (3.82%) PCI DSS
3 58 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.95%) QA
5 16 (0.76%) COBIT
6 15 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.24%) BS7799
9 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.095%) GPG13
System Software
1 219 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 48 (2.29%) vSphere
5 27 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.10%) ProxySG
7 22 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
8 18 (0.86%) XenServer
9 17 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.62%) XenApp
10 13 (0.62%) vCloud
11 12 (0.57%) Varnish
11 12 (0.57%) KVM
11 12 (0.57%) Squid
11 12 (0.57%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.43%) RACF
12 9 (0.43%) Docker
13 8 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (4.01%) CiscoWorks
2 78 (3.72%) Puppet
3 58 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (2.39%) FortiGate
5 46 (2.19%) Nagios
6 44 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 34 (1.62%) Ansible
8 33 (1.57%) Cacti
9 32 (1.53%) Cisco LMS
10 27 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
11 26 (1.24%) CA Spectrum
12 25 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 25 (1.19%) SCCM
13 24 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
14 17 (0.81%) OpenNMS
14 17 (0.81%) HP NNM
15 13 (0.62%) OpenView
15 13 (0.62%) SCOM
15 13 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
16 12 (0.57%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1715 (81.82%) Cisco
2 942 (44.94%) Juniper
2 942 (44.94%) CheckPoint
3 344 (16.41%) VMware
4 314 (14.98%) HP
5 267 (12.74%) Blue Coat
6 207 (9.88%) Riverbed
7 200 (9.54%) Microsoft
8 199 (9.49%) Fortinet
9 170 (8.11%) McAfee
10 161 (7.68%) Citrix
11 134 (6.39%) SolarWinds
12 102 (4.87%) Oracle
13 94 (4.48%) EMC
14 83 (3.96%) Sourcefire
15 82 (3.91%) Red Hat
16 73 (3.48%) Computacenter
17 68 (3.24%) Nokia
18 64 (3.05%) Aruba
19 63 (3.01%) NetApp
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
83Zero
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Qualserv Consulting
Salary: to £110K+ package (to £80K base)
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Plus bonus + car allowance + corpora
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Plus bonus + car allowance + corpora
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Allowances, Bonus and On Call
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago