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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 300 411 340
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -71
Permanent jobs citing F5 1072 723 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 1.33% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 846 585 625
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 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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
52278 54562 54004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.24% 47.05% 48.63%
Number of salaries quoted 42309 43484 44149
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 £71,000 £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 1 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 1 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 +120 1031 £55,000 +10.00% 113
London +123 503 £57,500 +9.52% 55
South East +32 247 £50,000 +8.69% 23
City of London +87 203 £57,500 +4.54% 24
Berkshire +8 113 £52,000 +4.00% 5
Yorkshire +51 102 £52,250 +4.50% 13
West Yorkshire +53 73 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Reading -15 69 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Leeds +58 64 £55,000 -8.33% 8
East of England +35 59 £50,000 - 4
Hampshire +45 46 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South West +12 46 £37,500 -13.29% 8
Surrey +12 35 £47,500 +4.39% 3
Essex +12 28 £50,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +9 26 £50,000 - 1
North West -4 26 £50,000 - 2
Fareham - 25 £60,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +21 23 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East Midlands +30 20 £57,500 +15.00% 1
York +21 18 £52,500 +5.00%
Cheshire -1 17 £46,250 -7.50%
South Wales -26 17 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Wales -30 17 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Slough +13 16 £55,000 +37.50%
Gloucestershire - 16 £33,750 -
Bristol +11 15 £65,000 +14.03% 5
West Midlands -24 15 £40,000 -29.82% 7
Hertfordshire +3 14 £47,750 -13.18%
Knutsford -2 14 - -
Brentwood -3 12 £50,000 +33.33%

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1678 (85.39%) Cisco
2 1216 (61.88%) Firewall
3 1053 (53.59%) Cisco Certification
4 963 (49.01%) Juniper
5 809 (41.17%) CheckPoint
6 721 (36.69%) CCNP
7 626 (31.86%) Cisco ASA
8 579 (29.47%) WAN
9 569 (28.96%) BGP
10 511 (26.01%) MPLS
11 506 (25.75%) Network Security
12 505 (25.70%) Load Balancing
13 503 (25.60%) Cisco Nexus
14 498 (25.34%) ITIL
15 492 (25.04%) OSPF
16 477 (24.27%) LAN
17 424 (21.58%) Finance
18 413 (21.02%) CCNA
19 377 (19.19%) VPN
20 376 (19.13%) VMware
21 365 (18.58%) Linux
22 359 (18.27%) TCP/IP
23 341 (17.35%) Windows
23 341 (17.35%) Wireless
24 336 (17.10%) CCIE
25 308 (15.67%) DNS
26 307 (15.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 299 (15.22%) HP
28 295 (15.01%) EIGRP
29 272 (13.84%) Network Design

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 84 (4.27%) IIS
2 81 (4.12%) MS Exchange
3 69 (3.51%) Lync
4 43 (2.19%) Apache
5 41 (2.09%) Tomcat
6 29 (1.48%) JBoss
6 29 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 22 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.71%) GlassFish
11 11 (0.56%) Moodle
11 11 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.46%) nginx
13 8 (0.41%) CMS
13 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 119 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 70 (3.56%) MS Office
3 53 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.20%) MS Project
5 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.70%) Office 365
2 27 (1.37%) IaaS
3 17 (0.87%) SaaS
4 16 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.71%) IBM SmartCloud
5 14 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.41%) PaaS
9 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1216 (61.88%) Firewall
2 626 (31.86%) Cisco ASA
3 579 (29.47%) WAN
4 569 (28.96%) BGP
5 511 (26.01%) MPLS
6 506 (25.75%) Network Security
7 503 (25.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 492 (25.04%) OSPF
9 477 (24.27%) LAN
10 377 (19.19%) VPN
11 359 (18.27%) TCP/IP
12 341 (17.35%) Wireless
13 308 (15.67%) DNS
14 307 (15.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 295 (15.01%) EIGRP
16 229 (11.65%) SSL
17 218 (11.09%) BIG-IP
18 189 (9.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 182 (9.26%) Cisco IOS
20 171 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.29%) MySQL
3 27 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 8 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.36%) Informix
9 6 (0.31%) Redis
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.20%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.15%) Riak
13 2 (0.10%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.10%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.10%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (1.22%) Subversion
2 20 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.51%) Rational Performance Tester
5 8 (0.41%) JIRA
5 8 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 424 (21.58%) Finance
2 127 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 100 (5.09%) Banking
4 43 (2.19%) Retail
5 29 (1.48%) Law
6 28 (1.42%) Legal
7 26 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.32%) Marketing
8 23 (1.17%) Back Office
9 20 (1.02%) Advertising
9 20 (1.02%) Publishing
10 13 (0.66%) Games
11 12 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.56%) Electronics
13 6 (0.31%) Local Government
14 5 (0.25%) Billing
14 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.15%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 835 (42.49%) Network Engineer
2 237 (12.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 236 (12.01%) Security Engineer
4 227 (11.55%) Consultant
5 225 (11.45%) Architect
6 192 (9.77%) Network Architect
7 153 (7.79%) Network Security Engineer
8 112 (5.70%) Network Consultant
9 101 (5.14%) Support Engineer
10 86 (4.38%) Analyst
11 77 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
12 74 (3.77%) Network Support
12 74 (3.77%) Security Consultant
13 65 (3.31%) Administrator
14 64 (3.26%) Network Specialist
15 59 (3.00%) Senior Architect
16 57 (2.90%) Senior Network Architect
16 57 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
17 56 (2.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 54 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (1.88%) CSS
2 20 (1.02%) Middleware
3 17 (0.87%) HTML
4 16 (0.81%) LAMP
5 14 (0.71%) Memcached
5 14 (0.71%) Web Services
6 13 (0.66%) XML
6 13 (0.66%) RESTful
7 12 (0.61%) XMPP
7 12 (0.61%) SOAP
8 11 (0.56%) J2EE
8 11 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (0.41%) .NET
11 5 (0.25%) Java EE
11 5 (0.25%) REST
12 4 (0.20%) Rendezvous
13 3 (0.15%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 33 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 30 (1.53%) Open Source
5 26 (1.32%) Statistics
6 22 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 21 (1.07%) FlexPod
8 19 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (0.87%) CLARiiON
10 16 (0.81%) Thin Client
10 16 (0.81%) Replication
10 16 (0.81%) CMDB
10 16 (0.81%) Fat Client
11 15 (0.76%) PKI
11 15 (0.76%) Clustering
11 15 (0.76%) Digital Media
11 15 (0.76%) User Experience
12 12 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 365 (18.58%) Linux
2 341 (17.35%) Windows
3 173 (8.80%) UNIX
4 82 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (3.51%) Solaris
8 58 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.53%) CentOS
10 22 (1.12%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.02%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.20%) Debian
17 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.10%) AIX
17 2 (0.10%) HPUX
17 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (25.70%) Load Balancing
2 498 (25.34%) ITIL
3 272 (13.84%) Network Design
4 130 (6.62%) Service Delivery
5 127 (6.46%) Change Management
6 125 (6.36%) Network Management
7 113 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
8 92 (4.68%) Project Management
9 90 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 84 (4.27%) Mentoring
11 79 (4.02%) Information Security
11 79 (4.02%) PRINCE2
12 74 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
13 73 (3.72%) Incident Management
14 72 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (3.66%) E-Commerce
15 71 (3.61%) Migration
16 60 (3.05%) Security Architecture
17 54 (2.75%) Line Management
18 51 (2.60%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (4.73%) SQL
2 84 (4.27%) Perl
3 70 (3.56%) PowerShell
4 52 (2.65%) Bash Shell
5 41 (2.09%) Java
6 38 (1.93%) Python
7 28 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 26 (1.32%) PHP
9 15 (0.76%) Korn
10 13 (0.66%) C
11 10 (0.51%) Ruby
12 6 (0.31%) C++
13 5 (0.25%) VB
14 4 (0.20%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.15%) AWK
15 3 (0.15%) sed
16 2 (0.10%) R
16 2 (0.10%) Ada
16 2 (0.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 1053 (53.59%) Cisco Certification
2 721 (36.69%) CCNP
3 413 (21.02%) CCNA
4 336 (17.10%) CCIE
5 207 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 173 (8.80%) SC Cleared
7 156 (7.94%) CCSE
8 155 (7.89%) Degree
9 86 (4.38%) CCSA
10 62 (3.16%) CCSP
10 62 (3.16%) CCDP
11 61 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (2.39%) CISSP
13 42 (2.14%) JNCIP
14 33 (1.68%) JNCIA
14 33 (1.68%) CCIP
15 32 (1.63%) CCDA
15 32 (1.63%) JNCIS
16 31 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (1.42%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (8.91%) SLA
2 75 (3.82%) PCI DSS
3 47 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.87%) QA
5 13 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.41%) COBIT
6 8 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 272 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 72 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.31%) vSphere
5 46 (2.34%) VMware ESX
6 43 (2.19%) Firmware
7 27 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (1.32%) ProxySG
9 22 (1.12%) XenServer
10 20 (1.02%) ISA Server
11 19 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (0.76%) UAG
13 14 (0.71%) vCloud
14 13 (0.66%) NFS
15 11 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.41%) iptables
17 7 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.36%) Varnish
17 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 50 (2.54%) CiscoWorks
3 49 (2.49%) Nagios
4 40 (2.04%) Puppet
5 39 (1.98%) Cacti
6 38 (1.93%) SCOM
7 37 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
8 35 (1.78%) SCCM
9 26 (1.32%) Ansible
10 19 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.87%) HP NNM
12 15 (0.76%) OpenView
12 15 (0.76%) Legato
13 14 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
15 12 (0.61%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.56%) OPNET
17 9 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
18 8 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
18 8 (0.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1678 (85.39%) Cisco
2 963 (49.01%) Juniper
3 809 (41.17%) CheckPoint
4 376 (19.13%) VMware
5 299 (15.22%) HP
6 268 (13.64%) Blue Coat
7 246 (12.52%) Microsoft
8 219 (11.15%) Riverbed
9 181 (9.21%) Fortinet
10 175 (8.91%) SolarWinds
11 158 (8.04%) Citrix
12 109 (5.55%) Red Hat
13 106 (5.39%) McAfee
14 98 (4.99%) EMC
15 73 (3.72%) Websense
16 71 (3.61%) Oracle
17 66 (3.36%) Sourcefire
18 60 (3.05%) Aruba
19 57 (2.90%) Avaya
20 53 (2.70%) Nokia
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits and shift allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension , Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus+ 6000 Car Allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum £7,200 travel allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: 16 hours ago
Essex
IFDS
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Great package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday