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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 268 399 344
Rank change year-on-year
+131 -55
Permanent jobs citing F5 1174 753 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.26% 1.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 899 618 647
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,100 £67,250 £67,500
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
52036 56135 54562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.04% 46.75% 48.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41684 44973 44458
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 £71,225 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +128 1119 £52,500 +5.00% 126
London +137 518 £55,000 +4.76% 56
South East +69 309 £50,000 +8.69% 37
City of London +103 207 £57,500 +4.54% 18
Berkshire +10 140 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Yorkshire +32 98 £50,000 - 9
Reading -1 86 £52,000 -0.95% 4
West Yorkshire +70 80 £54,000 -6.08% 7
Leeds +58 73 £55,000 -4.34% 6
East of England +48 64 £46,500 -7.00% 6
Hampshire +51 62 £53,750 +17.48% 8
South West +19 49 £50,000 -14.52% 5
Surrey +30 46 £42,500 -6.59% 6
Fareham - 34 £60,000 - 3
Essex +19 28 £50,000 +29.87% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 26 £42,500 +6.25% 6
North West +2 24 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +37 23 £53,750 -17.30% 3
West Midlands -21 22 £42,500 -25.43% 6
Scotland +32 21 £50,000 -3.28% 2
Bristol +14 20 £65,000 +8.78% 1
Wales -14 18 £42,500 -5.55% 2
South Wales -16 18 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Cheshire +10 17 £46,250 -7.50%
Birmingham -4 17 £43,750 -26.77% 1
Hertfordshire +4 16 £50,750 -11.73% 2
North Yorkshire -5 15 £43,500 -13.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 15 £35,000 -
Slough +9 14 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Knutsford +2 14 - -

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1736 (85.77%) Cisco
2 1280 (63.24%) Firewall
3 1099 (54.30%) Cisco Certification
4 987 (48.76%) Juniper
5 851 (42.05%) CheckPoint
6 739 (36.51%) CCNP
7 672 (33.20%) Cisco ASA
8 614 (30.34%) WAN
9 603 (29.79%) BGP
10 540 (26.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 538 (26.58%) MPLS
12 520 (25.69%) OSPF
13 516 (25.49%) LAN
14 512 (25.30%) Load Balancing
15 505 (24.95%) Network Security
16 504 (24.90%) ITIL
17 449 (22.18%) CCNA
18 417 (20.60%) Finance
19 389 (19.22%) Linux
20 383 (18.92%) VPN
21 382 (18.87%) VMware
22 365 (18.03%) TCP/IP
23 362 (17.89%) Windows
24 358 (17.69%) Wireless
25 330 (16.30%) CCIE
26 326 (16.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 316 (15.61%) EIGRP
28 315 (15.56%) HP
29 292 (14.43%) DNS
30 282 (13.93%) Network Design

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 92 (4.55%) IIS
2 79 (3.90%) Lync
3 68 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 48 (2.37%) Apache
5 40 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.48%) JBoss
7 27 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 24 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 19 (0.94%) SharePoint
11 19 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.59%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.40%) nginx
13 8 (0.40%) Moodle
13 8 (0.40%) CMS
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.30%) Confluence
15 6 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 125 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 55 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 55 (2.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.20%) MS Project
3 4 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.30%) Summit
5 2 (0.099%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.52%) Office 365
2 41 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.28%) IaaS
4 13 (0.64%) SaaS
5 12 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
5 12 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.40%) PaaS
8 7 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1280 (63.24%) Firewall
2 672 (33.20%) Cisco ASA
3 614 (30.34%) WAN
4 603 (29.79%) BGP
5 540 (26.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 538 (26.58%) MPLS
7 520 (25.69%) OSPF
8 516 (25.49%) LAN
9 505 (24.95%) Network Security
10 383 (18.92%) VPN
11 365 (18.03%) TCP/IP
12 358 (17.69%) Wireless
13 326 (16.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 316 (15.61%) EIGRP
15 292 (14.43%) DNS
16 238 (11.76%) BIG-IP
17 220 (10.87%) SSL
18 194 (9.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 182 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
20 178 (8.79%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.22%) MySQL
3 24 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.40%) Redis
7 7 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.35%) Informix
8 6 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.25%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.25%) Riak
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.099%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.099%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.099%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.099%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.099%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 24 (1.19%) Subversion
2 19 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.49%) Rational Performance Tester
4 10 (0.49%) JIRA
5 7 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.049%) MSI
8 1 (0.049%) Ant
8 1 (0.049%) RSpec
8 1 (0.049%) Hudson
General
1 417 (20.60%) Finance
2 140 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 95 (4.69%) Banking
4 42 (2.08%) Retail
5 34 (1.68%) Law
6 31 (1.53%) Legal
6 31 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.48%) Marketing
8 23 (1.14%) Advertising
9 19 (0.94%) Publishing
9 19 (0.94%) Electronics
10 17 (0.84%) Back Office
11 15 (0.74%) Games
12 12 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.35%) Billing
13 7 (0.35%) Local Government
14 5 (0.25%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 875 (43.23%) Network Engineer
2 255 (12.60%) Senior Network Engineer
3 231 (11.41%) Consultant
4 225 (11.12%) Architect
5 223 (11.02%) Security Engineer
6 191 (9.44%) Network Architect
7 142 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 115 (5.68%) Network Consultant
9 110 (5.43%) Support Engineer
10 91 (4.50%) Analyst
11 90 (4.45%) Network Support
12 75 (3.71%) Security Consultant
13 72 (3.56%) Cisco Engineer
14 63 (3.11%) Administrator
15 60 (2.96%) Network Support Engineer
16 59 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 57 (2.82%) Network Specialist
18 56 (2.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 56 (2.77%) Senior Consultant
19 51 (2.52%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.08%) CSS
2 18 (0.89%) Web Services
3 17 (0.84%) RESTful
4 16 (0.79%) LAMP
4 16 (0.79%) Middleware
5 14 (0.69%) XML
5 14 (0.69%) HTML
6 13 (0.64%) Memcached
7 12 (0.59%) XMPP
8 11 (0.54%) .NET
8 11 (0.54%) SOAP
9 10 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (0.40%) J2EE
11 7 (0.35%) Java EE
12 4 (0.20%) REST
12 4 (0.20%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.15%) AppFabric
13 3 (0.15%) Spring
13 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 111 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 38 (1.88%) Statistics
4 32 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.33%) Open Source
6 22 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (0.94%) FlexPod
8 17 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 16 (0.79%) PKI
10 15 (0.74%) Replication
10 15 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.69%) User Experience
11 14 (0.69%) Fat Client
11 14 (0.69%) Clustering
11 14 (0.69%) Thin Client
12 13 (0.64%) CMDB
12 13 (0.64%) DTV
12 13 (0.64%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.59%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 389 (19.22%) Linux
2 362 (17.89%) Windows
3 181 (8.94%) UNIX
4 99 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 86 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (3.01%) Solaris
9 25 (1.24%) CentOS
10 22 (1.09%) Windows 2000
11 13 (0.64%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.20%) Debian
15 2 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.099%) VMS
16 1 (0.049%) AIX
16 1 (0.049%) HPUX
16 1 (0.049%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (25.30%) Load Balancing
2 504 (24.90%) ITIL
3 282 (13.93%) Network Design
4 141 (6.97%) Service Delivery
5 128 (6.32%) Network Management
6 120 (5.93%) Change Management
7 117 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
8 97 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 86 (4.25%) Project Management
10 85 (4.20%) Incident Management
11 84 (4.15%) Mentoring
12 83 (4.10%) Information Security
13 82 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
14 79 (3.90%) PRINCE2
15 78 (3.85%) E-Commerce
16 70 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
17 64 (3.16%) Migration
18 57 (2.82%) Security Architecture
19 56 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
20 50 (2.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (4.50%) SQL
2 77 (3.80%) Perl
3 72 (3.56%) PowerShell
4 46 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 42 (2.08%) Java
6 37 (1.83%) Python
7 32 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 25 (1.24%) PHP
9 13 (0.64%) Korn
10 12 (0.59%) C
11 10 (0.49%) Ruby
12 6 (0.30%) C++
13 4 (0.20%) VB
13 4 (0.20%) AWK
13 4 (0.20%) sed
14 3 (0.15%) Ada
14 3 (0.15%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.049%) VBScript
15 1 (0.049%) C#
Qualifications
1 1099 (54.30%) Cisco Certification
2 739 (36.51%) CCNP
3 449 (22.18%) CCNA
4 330 (16.30%) CCIE
5 209 (10.33%) Security Cleared
6 178 (8.79%) SC Cleared
7 163 (8.05%) CCSE
8 150 (7.41%) Degree
9 100 (4.94%) CCSA
10 66 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
11 62 (3.06%) CCSP
12 61 (3.01%) CCDP
13 53 (2.62%) CISSP
13 53 (2.62%) JNCIP
14 35 (1.73%) JNCIA
15 34 (1.68%) CCIP
16 33 (1.63%) JNCIS
17 32 (1.58%) JNCIE
18 31 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (1.48%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (8.45%) SLA
2 73 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 52 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.14%) QA
5 11 (0.54%) COBIT
6 10 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.25%) BS7799
9 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 269 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 64 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.01%) vSphere
5 58 (2.87%) VMware ESX
6 32 (1.58%) Firmware
7 24 (1.19%) ProxySG
7 24 (1.19%) XenServer
8 21 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
10 13 (0.64%) vCloud
11 12 (0.59%) NFS
12 8 (0.40%) iptables
12 8 (0.40%) Varnish
13 7 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.25%) Docker
15 4 (0.20%) KVM
15 4 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 57 (2.82%) CiscoWorks
2 49 (2.42%) Nagios
3 46 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 42 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
5 38 (1.88%) Cacti
5 38 (1.88%) Puppet
6 28 (1.38%) SCOM
7 26 (1.28%) Ansible
8 25 (1.24%) SCCM
9 21 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (0.84%) OpenView
11 15 (0.74%) Legato
11 15 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
12 12 (0.59%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
13 11 (0.54%) HP NNM
14 9 (0.44%) OPNET
15 8 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
15 8 (0.40%) OpenNMS
15 8 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 1736 (85.77%) Cisco
2 987 (48.76%) Juniper
3 851 (42.05%) CheckPoint
4 382 (18.87%) VMware
5 315 (15.56%) HP
6 272 (13.44%) Blue Coat
7 256 (12.65%) Microsoft
8 228 (11.26%) Riverbed
9 199 (9.83%) Fortinet
10 185 (9.14%) SolarWinds
11 164 (8.10%) Citrix
12 116 (5.73%) McAfee
13 100 (4.94%) Red Hat
14 91 (4.50%) EMC
15 73 (3.61%) Avaya
16 72 (3.56%) Oracle
17 69 (3.41%) Sourcefire
18 62 (3.06%) Aruba
19 61 (3.01%) Websense
20 57 (2.82%) NetApp
Basildon, Essex
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 +Bonus +On-Call Allowance +Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Allow + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + OTE + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Gate Hampton Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: comprehensive flexible benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Stott and May
Salary: £60k-£70k + 20% bonus + car
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Damco Solutions
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + on call + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + On application
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and comprehensive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k basic + £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ISL
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday