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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 298 340 414
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +74
Permanent jobs citing F5 1052 932 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.88% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 1.84% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 822 765 506
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £35,625
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
46373 50710 49747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.64% 47.26%
Number of salaries quoted 37978 41612 39345
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 2016. 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 +39 975 £52,500 - 98
London -36 328 £57,500 +4.54% 28
South East +51 325 £50,500 +3.58% 29
Berkshire +43 177 £52,750 -4.09% 11
Reading +41 135 £52,500 - 8
East of England +33 104 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Yorkshire +27 88 £50,000 -4.76% 12
West Yorkshire +20 53 £50,000 -9.09% 8
City of London -21 52 £66,250 +15.21% 6
Surrey +8 50 £52,500 +22.09% 6
Leeds +32 49 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Cambridgeshire +39 37 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +29 35 £45,750 +47.46% 2
Bedfordshire +17 34 £55,000 - 1
Cambridge +26 33 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire +24 31 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North West +37 30 £40,375 -26.59% 3
West Midlands -6 29 £47,500 -17.39% 4
Scotland +21 26 £50,000 +42.85% 4
West Sussex +18 26 £47,500 +18.75%
South West -33 26 £54,145 +17.07% 3
South Yorkshire +31 24 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Sheffield +31 24 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Wiltshire +13 22 £54,290 -5.58% 3
South Wales +10 21 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Wales +7 21 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Manchester +30 19 £40,375 -40.62% 3
Swindon +13 19 £54,145 -32.31% 3
Cardiff +7 17 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Maidenhead +1 16 £52,500 -

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1502 (80.11%) Cisco
2 1214 (64.75%) Firewall
3 1036 (55.25%) Cisco Certification
4 829 (44.21%) CheckPoint
5 804 (42.88%) CCNP
6 793 (42.29%) Juniper
7 655 (34.93%) Cisco ASA
8 573 (30.56%) WAN
9 564 (30.08%) Load Balancing
10 539 (28.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 531 (28.32%) LAN
12 494 (26.35%) Data Centre
13 483 (25.76%) Linux
14 455 (24.27%) Network Security
15 444 (23.68%) BGP
16 415 (22.13%) MPLS
17 411 (21.92%) OSPF
18 410 (21.87%) Palo Alto
19 382 (20.37%) Wireless
20 378 (20.16%) VPN
21 355 (18.93%) TCP/IP
22 350 (18.67%) ITIL
23 342 (18.24%) Windows
24 337 (17.97%) VMware
25 330 (17.60%) CCNA
26 326 (17.39%) CCIE
27 311 (16.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
28 302 (16.11%) Finance
29 298 (15.89%) DNS
30 254 (13.55%) Blue Coat

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 96 (5.12%) Apache
2 55 (2.93%) Skype for Business
3 54 (2.88%) IIS
3 54 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 51 (2.72%) MS Exchange
5 43 (2.29%) CloudStack
6 36 (1.92%) JBoss
6 36 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 34 (1.81%) nginx
8 29 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 26 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (1.07%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.27%) Node.js
15 5 (0.27%) SAS
16 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 94 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.053%) InDesign
4 1 (0.053%) MS Project
4 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.053%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.44%) SaaS
4 26 (1.39%) IaaS
5 11 (0.59%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.53%) Office 365
7 6 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
8 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.21%) PaaS
10 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.053%) GitHub
11 1 (0.053%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1214 (64.75%) Firewall
2 655 (34.93%) Cisco ASA
3 573 (30.56%) WAN
4 539 (28.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 531 (28.32%) LAN
6 455 (24.27%) Network Security
7 444 (23.68%) BGP
8 415 (22.13%) MPLS
9 411 (21.92%) OSPF
10 382 (20.37%) Wireless
11 378 (20.16%) VPN
12 355 (18.93%) TCP/IP
13 311 (16.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 298 (15.89%) DNS
15 220 (11.73%) BIG-IP
16 195 (10.40%) VoIP
17 188 (10.03%) Cisco IOS
18 182 (9.71%) EIGRP
19 181 (9.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 176 (9.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.72%) MySQL
3 38 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (1.92%) Informix
5 25 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 24 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.17%) Big Data
9 20 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.59%) Redis
13 9 (0.48%) Couchbase
13 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
17 3 (0.16%) OLTP
18 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 62 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (0.96%) JIRA
5 12 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (0.64%) Subversion
6 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.48%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.43%) Ant
7 8 (0.43%) Maven
8 7 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.11%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.11%) Toad
11 1 (0.053%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 302 (16.11%) Finance
2 127 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 108 (5.76%) Banking
4 57 (3.04%) German Language
5 52 (2.77%) Retail
6 48 (2.56%) French Language
7 34 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.39%) Legal
10 24 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.07%) Back Office
11 20 (1.07%) Marketing
12 19 (1.01%) Games
13 16 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.64%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.59%) Law
15 11 (0.59%) Online Betting
16 8 (0.43%) Advertising
17 7 (0.37%) Billing
18 6 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 789 (42.08%) Network Engineer
2 263 (14.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 260 (13.87%) Security Engineer
4 245 (13.07%) Senior Network Engineer
5 223 (11.89%) Architect
6 219 (11.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 184 (9.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 163 (8.69%) Consultant
9 145 (7.73%) Analyst
10 136 (7.25%) Network Architect
11 102 (5.44%) Support Engineer
12 95 (5.07%) Juniper Engineer
13 93 (4.96%) Network Support
14 90 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 83 (4.43%) Network Analyst
16 81 (4.32%) Network Consultant
16 81 (4.32%) Security Consultant
17 72 (3.84%) Linux Engineer
18 68 (3.63%) Network Support Engineer
19 67 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.19%) Middleware
2 39 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 30 (1.60%) CSS
4 26 (1.39%) Web Services
5 24 (1.28%) J2EE
6 23 (1.23%) LAMP
7 21 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (0.96%) REST
8 18 (0.96%) Spring
9 17 (0.91%) SOAP
10 16 (0.85%) ELK Stack
10 16 (0.85%) XML
11 14 (0.75%) .NET
12 11 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (0.43%) JSON
13 8 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
14 6 (0.32%) WebCenter
15 5 (0.27%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.27%) HTML
15 5 (0.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 494 (26.35%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 66 (3.52%) Clustering
5 41 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.17%) Driving Licence
6 22 (1.17%) iPad
7 21 (1.12%) Replication
8 20 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (0.96%) PKI
11 17 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
12 16 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 16 (0.85%) Statistics
13 15 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.75%) FlexPod
14 14 (0.75%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 483 (25.76%) Linux
2 342 (18.24%) Windows
3 224 (11.95%) Unix
4 117 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (5.55%) Solaris
7 97 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 80 (4.27%) Windows Server
9 65 (3.47%) Windows 2000
10 43 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.28%) CentOS
12 13 (0.69%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.64%) VyOS
14 9 (0.48%) Debian
15 8 (0.43%) AIX
15 8 (0.43%) CatOS
16 6 (0.32%) Android
17 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (30.08%) Load Balancing
2 350 (18.67%) ITIL
3 215 (11.47%) Presales
4 205 (10.93%) High Availability
5 187 (9.97%) Network Design
6 155 (8.27%) Mentoring
7 122 (6.51%) Information Security
8 108 (5.76%) Network Management
8 108 (5.76%) Service Delivery
9 89 (4.75%) PRINCE2
10 85 (4.53%) Configuration Management
11 84 (4.48%) DevOps
12 83 (4.43%) Network Architecture
13 80 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 78 (4.16%) Change Management
15 77 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
16 73 (3.89%) Project Management
17 72 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
18 70 (3.73%) Risk Management
19 68 (3.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (8.59%) Perl
2 147 (7.84%) Python
3 110 (5.87%) Bash Shell
4 93 (4.96%) Ruby
5 73 (3.89%) PowerShell
6 61 (3.25%) SQL
7 57 (3.04%) Java
8 50 (2.67%) PHP
9 28 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 17 (0.91%) JavaScript
10 17 (0.91%) Korn
10 17 (0.91%) VB
11 16 (0.85%) Scala
12 15 (0.80%) Tcl
13 12 (0.64%) C
14 7 (0.37%) C#
15 5 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.16%) VBScript
17 2 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1036 (55.25%) Cisco Certification
2 804 (42.88%) CCNP
3 330 (17.60%) CCNA
4 326 (17.39%) CCIE
5 166 (8.85%) CCSE
6 152 (8.11%) Degree
7 134 (7.15%) CCDP
8 108 (5.76%) CCSA
8 108 (5.76%) Security Cleared
9 93 (4.96%) CCSP
10 80 (4.27%) CCDA
11 77 (4.11%) SC Cleared
12 54 (2.88%) JNCIP
13 44 (2.35%) JNCIS
13 44 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 42 (2.24%) JNCIA
15 39 (2.08%) JNCIE
16 37 (1.97%) Check Point Certification
17 36 (1.92%) HP ASE
18 35 (1.87%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (7.57%) SLA
2 48 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 42 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.69%) QA
6 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) GPG13
8 2 (0.11%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.053%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.053%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.053%) SAS 70
System Software
1 239 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (7.09%) Active Directory
3 59 (3.15%) vSphere
4 41 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.81%) Docker
6 23 (1.23%) XenApp
7 19 (1.01%) ProxySG
8 16 (0.85%) Firmware
9 15 (0.80%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.75%) Squid
10 14 (0.75%) Varnish
11 12 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
12 11 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.43%) iptables
15 7 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.37%) NFS
16 6 (0.32%) Snort
17 5 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 119 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 107 (5.71%) Nagios
3 86 (4.59%) Puppet
4 83 (4.43%) Cacti
5 71 (3.79%) Salt
6 64 (3.41%) FortiGate
7 58 (3.09%) Opsview
8 54 (2.88%) Ansible
9 53 (2.83%) Graphite
10 49 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
11 47 (2.51%) SolarWinds Orion
12 36 (1.92%) Grafana
13 35 (1.87%) CiscoWorks
14 31 (1.65%) Cisco LMS
15 26 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
16 25 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
16 25 (1.33%) HP NNM
17 23 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
18 21 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
19 20 (1.07%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1502 (80.11%) Cisco
2 829 (44.21%) CheckPoint
3 793 (42.29%) Juniper
4 410 (21.87%) Palo Alto
5 337 (17.97%) VMware
6 254 (13.55%) Blue Coat
7 212 (11.31%) Microsoft
8 184 (9.81%) HP
9 145 (7.73%) Intel Security
9 145 (7.73%) Riverbed
10 140 (7.47%) Red Hat
11 138 (7.36%) SolarWinds
12 136 (7.25%) Fortinet
13 129 (6.88%) Sourcefire
14 116 (6.19%) Citrix
15 85 (4.53%) EMC
16 81 (4.32%) Crossbeam
16 81 (4.32%) Oracle
17 79 (4.21%) Aruba
18 66 (3.52%) Brocade
London
Kite Real Estate
Salary: Up to £50k + £4k car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus, excellent benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Talent Spa
Salary: up to £60k basic salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum +15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£85,000 plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £38000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + negotiable with benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £62000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: Up to £30,000 plus 20% shift
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peopleworks
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £60,000 to £65,000 + Bonus + Excelle
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 6 days ago