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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 328 373 429
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +56
Permanent jobs citing F5 942 701 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.64% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 1.35% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 775 556 480
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

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
55360 52098 57012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.26% 47.93% 48.65%
Number of salaries quoted 43890 42680 47913
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
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 22 August 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 22 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
(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 +35 856 £50,000 - 93
London -1 354 £52,500 -4.54% 53
South East +37 282 £47,500 +3.26% 17
City of London +54 144 £52,500 - 17
Berkshire +26 121 £50,000 +8.69% 8
Yorkshire +22 93 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Reading +26 75 £50,000 +8.69% 4
West Yorkshire +12 65 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Leeds +19 63 £57,750 +54.00% 1
Surrey +34 62 £47,500 +13.09% 5
Wales +23 46 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South Wales +20 46 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Kent +34 45 £37,500 +7.14% 2
East of England +16 40 £57,000 +20.00% 7
South West -8 26 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Maidstone +9 24 £33,000 -26.66% 1
North West -19 23 £50,000 -14.52% 2
West Midlands -1 19 £58,750 +30.55% 2
Cardiff +6 18 £55,000 -4.34%
Birmingham +12 17 £61,500 +44.70%
North Yorkshire -11 16 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Hampshire -23 16 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Manchester 0 15 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Wiltshire +5 14 £45,000 -10.00%
Bedfordshire -1 14 £55,500 +26.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 14 £57,750 -27.81%
Bracknell +8 12 £51,250 +28.12% 1
Hertfordshire +6 12 £60,000 -
Slough +17 11 £60,000 +6.90% 1
Milton Keynes -12 11 £57,000 -28.75%

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1247 (74.36%) Cisco
2 1030 (61.42%) Firewall
3 802 (47.82%) Juniper
4 718 (42.81%) Cisco Certification
5 700 (41.74%) CheckPoint
6 574 (34.23%) CCNP
7 465 (27.73%) WAN
8 413 (24.63%) Load Balancing
9 388 (23.14%) Cisco ASA
10 380 (22.66%) ITIL
11 370 (22.06%) VMware
12 368 (21.94%) LAN
13 366 (21.82%) Windows
14 361 (21.53%) Linux
15 345 (20.57%) Network Security
16 324 (19.32%) BGP
17 321 (19.14%) Finance
18 309 (18.43%) TCP/IP
19 306 (18.25%) VPN
20 281 (16.76%) OSPF
21 279 (16.64%) MPLS
22 278 (16.58%) DNS
23 262 (15.62%) CCNA
24 252 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
25 250 (14.91%) Network Design
26 244 (14.55%) HP
27 236 (14.07%) Blue Coat
28 223 (13.30%) Internet
29 210 (12.52%) SSL
29 210 (12.52%) Cisco Nexus

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 150 (8.94%) Apache
2 142 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 77 (4.59%) WebSphere
4 76 (4.53%) IIS
5 70 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 70 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 41 (2.44%) Node.js
7 38 (2.27%) nginx
8 35 (2.09%) WebLogic Portal
9 31 (1.85%) SharePoint
10 27 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 24 (1.43%) Lync
13 19 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.36%) Moodle
17 5 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 108 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.53%) MS Office
3 52 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.54%) RMDS
3 5 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.31%) Office 365
2 16 (0.95%) SaaS
3 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.060%) PaaS
7 1 (0.060%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.060%) GitHub
7 1 (0.060%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1030 (61.42%) Firewall
2 465 (27.73%) WAN
3 388 (23.14%) Cisco ASA
4 368 (21.94%) LAN
5 345 (20.57%) Network Security
6 324 (19.32%) BGP
7 309 (18.43%) TCP/IP
8 306 (18.25%) VPN
9 281 (16.76%) OSPF
10 279 (16.64%) MPLS
11 278 (16.58%) DNS
12 223 (13.30%) Internet
13 210 (12.52%) SSL
13 210 (12.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 204 (12.16%) BIG-IP
15 188 (11.21%) EIGRP
16 184 (10.97%) Wireless
17 183 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 139 (8.29%) HTTP
19 138 (8.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 100 (5.96%) MySQL
3 30 (1.79%) DB2
4 16 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.36%) Informix
7 5 (0.30%) OLTP
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.18%) Cognos Impromptu
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.12%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.060%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 15 (0.89%) Jenkins
1 15 (0.89%) Subversion
2 6 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.24%) Hudson
3 4 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.060%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.060%) Maven
General
1 321 (19.14%) Finance
2 106 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.95%) Banking
4 40 (2.39%) Retail
4 40 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 32 (1.91%) Law
6 28 (1.67%) Games
7 21 (1.25%) German Language
7 21 (1.25%) Legal
8 15 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.72%) French Language
10 11 (0.66%) Online Betting
10 11 (0.66%) Publishing
11 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.60%) Back Office
12 9 (0.54%) Advertising
13 8 (0.48%) Billing
13 8 (0.48%) Marketing
14 2 (0.12%) Front Office
15 1 (0.060%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 562 (33.51%) Network Engineer
2 237 (14.13%) Architect
3 194 (11.57%) Consultant
4 163 (9.72%) Security Engineer
5 160 (9.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 131 (7.81%) Analyst
7 117 (6.98%) Network Architect
8 89 (5.31%) Network Security Engineer
9 83 (4.95%) Support Engineer
10 77 (4.59%) Network Consultant
11 68 (4.05%) Senior Architect
12 55 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 54 (3.22%) Security Consultant
14 50 (2.98%) Senior Network Architect
15 49 (2.92%) Network Analyst
16 48 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
17 47 (2.80%) Senior Security Engineer
17 47 (2.80%) Team Leader
17 47 (2.80%) Administrator
17 47 (2.80%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.82%) RabbitMQ
2 61 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
3 53 (3.16%) XML
4 38 (2.27%) LAMP
4 38 (2.27%) CSS
4 38 (2.27%) SOAP
4 38 (2.27%) Web Services
5 37 (2.21%) J2EE
6 35 (2.09%) HTML
7 24 (1.43%) .NET
8 11 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.60%) Rendezvous
9 10 (0.60%) Middleware
10 6 (0.36%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.30%) jQuery
11 5 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (0.30%) WinForms
11 5 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.22%) Clustering
2 44 (2.62%) Open Source
3 42 (2.50%) Firmware
4 37 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 32 (1.91%) Symmetrix
5 32 (1.91%) RIA
6 31 (1.85%) Replication
7 24 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.37%) Statistics
9 16 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 16 (0.95%) Smartphone
10 15 (0.89%) Online Games
10 15 (0.89%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.72%) PKI
12 11 (0.66%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.66%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.60%) Social Media
13 10 (0.60%) SecurID
14 9 (0.54%) CLARiiON
15 8 (0.48%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 366 (21.82%) Windows
2 361 (21.53%) Linux
3 149 (8.88%) UNIX
4 89 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (4.83%) Solaris
7 53 (3.16%) CentOS
8 52 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (2.27%) Ubuntu
11 24 (1.43%) Windows 7
12 22 (1.31%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.42%) Debian
15 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.36%) SUSE
15 6 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.30%) AIX
17 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.060%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (24.63%) Load Balancing
2 380 (22.66%) ITIL
3 250 (14.91%) Network Design
4 126 (7.51%) Change Management
4 126 (7.51%) Network Management
5 103 (6.14%) Project Management
6 73 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (4.23%) E-Commerce
8 70 (4.17%) Information Security
9 67 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
10 65 (3.88%) Service Delivery
11 64 (3.82%) Data Security
12 58 (3.46%) Capacity Management
13 50 (2.98%) SIEM
13 50 (2.98%) Network Monitoring
13 50 (2.98%) Network Load Balancing
14 48 (2.86%) Change Control
15 47 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
16 46 (2.74%) Scrum
16 46 (2.74%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 153 (9.12%) SQL
2 118 (7.04%) Java
3 112 (6.68%) Perl
4 68 (4.05%) Python
5 63 (3.76%) Ruby
6 58 (3.46%) PHP
7 56 (3.34%) Bash Shell
8 47 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 46 (2.74%) JavaScript
10 29 (1.73%) C
11 26 (1.55%) VB
12 23 (1.37%) C++
13 19 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.48%) C#
15 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.30%) VBScript
16 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 718 (42.81%) Cisco Certification
2 574 (34.23%) CCNP
3 262 (15.62%) CCNA
4 209 (12.46%) Security Cleared
5 196 (11.69%) CCIE
6 161 (9.60%) SC Cleared
7 147 (8.77%) CCSE
8 119 (7.10%) Degree
9 85 (5.07%) CCSA
10 77 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 59 (3.52%) JNCIA
12 55 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 53 (3.16%) JNCIS
14 49 (2.92%) CCDP
15 48 (2.86%) MCSE
16 45 (2.68%) CISSP
17 31 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
18 25 (1.49%) CCSP
19 24 (1.43%) MCSA
19 24 (1.43%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.26%) SLA
2 101 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 58 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (3.46%) QA
4 34 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (1.79%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.66%) COBIT
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.060%) BS7799
System Software
1 252 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (9.54%) Active Directory
3 63 (3.76%) VMware ESX
4 40 (2.39%) KVM
5 34 (2.03%) vSphere
5 34 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (1.97%) ProxySG
7 29 (1.73%) Hyper-V
8 28 (1.67%) ISA Server
8 28 (1.67%) Xen
9 26 (1.55%) XenApp
10 20 (1.19%) XenServer
11 19 (1.13%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.01%) UAG
13 15 (0.89%) NFS
14 14 (0.83%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.36%) vCloud
17 5 (0.30%) RHEV
18 4 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 78 (4.65%) Nagios
2 66 (3.94%) CiscoWorks
3 58 (3.46%) SCCM
4 52 (3.10%) Puppet
5 48 (2.86%) HP NNM
6 47 (2.80%) Cacti
7 30 (1.79%) SCOM
8 29 (1.73%) Ansible
9 28 (1.67%) OpenView
9 28 (1.67%) Salt
9 28 (1.67%) CFEngine
9 28 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 26 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
11 23 (1.37%) FortiGate
12 22 (1.31%) ARCserve
13 20 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
14 18 (1.07%) OPNET
15 14 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
15 14 (0.83%) Opsview
16 12 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1247 (74.36%) Cisco
2 802 (47.82%) Juniper
3 700 (41.74%) CheckPoint
4 370 (22.06%) VMware
5 244 (14.55%) HP
6 236 (14.07%) Blue Coat
7 186 (11.09%) Microsoft
8 151 (9.00%) Citrix
9 143 (8.53%) Oracle
10 138 (8.23%) SolarWinds
11 111 (6.62%) Fortinet
12 110 (6.56%) EMC
13 109 (6.50%) Websense
14 102 (6.08%) Red Hat
15 101 (6.02%) Riverbed
16 89 (5.31%) McAfee
17 76 (4.53%) NetApp
18 68 (4.05%) Aruba
19 67 (4.00%) IBM
20 62 (3.70%) Nokia
Slough, Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Car Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 16 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum £55k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum £55k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £60k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and exceptional benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Bens, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday