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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 337 395 390
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -5
Permanent jobs citing F5 874 661 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.64% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 1.35% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 727 486 527
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £36,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,300 £65,000 £62,500
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
50619 48789 51798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.81% 47.56% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 41690 38717 43254
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +64 838 £52,500 +5.00% 99
London +83 370 £55,000 +10.00% 51
South East +27 239 £50,000 - 21
City of London +53 114 £57,500 +15.00% 23
Berkshire +5 97 £55,000 - 8
Yorkshire +15 65 £52,500 +40.00% 9
Reading +1 61 £52,500 -8.69% 5
East of England +17 59 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Surrey +8 50 £45,000 +63.63% 4
South West +4 45 £55,000 +29.41% 9
North Yorkshire +19 32 £52,500 +40.00% 1
York +34 27 £52,500 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire +11 27 £55,000 +69.23% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 25 £42,250 -41.72% 3
Essex +7 25 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire -10 22 £50,000 -4.76% 2
West Midlands -31 21 £57,500 +11.65% 2
Leeds +16 19 £55,000 +69.23% 7
Slough - 19 £60,000 - 1
Kent -12 18 £42,500 - 2
North West -24 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wales -32 18 £42,500 -26.08% 1
South Wales -32 17 £42,500 -26.08%
Bristol - 17 £62,500 - 7
Birmingham 0 16 £65,000 -10.34% 2
Bedfordshire +25 14 £55,000 +42.85%
Southampton +3 14 £55,000 -2.22% 1
Hertfordshire -1 14 £42,500 -20.93% 3
East Sussex -4 13 £47,500 +26.66%
Reigate -18 13 £37,500 +63.04% 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1514 (79.39%) Cisco
2 1197 (62.77%) Firewall
3 974 (51.07%) Juniper
4 935 (49.03%) Cisco Certification
5 814 (42.68%) CheckPoint
6 693 (36.34%) CCNP
7 524 (27.48%) Cisco ASA
8 502 (26.32%) WAN
9 497 (26.06%) ITIL
10 489 (25.64%) Load Balancing
11 471 (24.70%) Network Security
12 445 (23.34%) BGP
13 409 (21.45%) LAN
14 406 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 404 (21.19%) VMware
16 402 (21.08%) Finance
17 401 (21.03%) VPN
18 393 (20.61%) Linux
19 391 (20.50%) MPLS
20 378 (19.82%) OSPF
21 368 (19.30%) TCP/IP
22 363 (19.04%) Windows
23 344 (18.04%) Wireless
24 338 (17.72%) CCNA
25 329 (17.25%) DNS
26 312 (16.36%) CCIE
27 297 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
28 275 (14.42%) Blue Coat
29 259 (13.58%) Microsoft
30 255 (13.37%) HP

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 101 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 86 (4.51%) IIS
3 80 (4.20%) Apache
4 72 (3.78%) Lync
5 69 (3.62%) Tomcat
6 43 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 35 (1.84%) JBoss
8 27 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (0.79%) Moodle
12 15 (0.79%) nginx
12 15 (0.79%) Node.js
13 14 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.63%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.63%) GlassFish
15 9 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 147 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 103 (5.40%) MS Office
3 72 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.26%) MS Project
5 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) RMDS
2 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.04%) Office 365
2 35 (1.84%) SaaS
3 21 (1.10%) IaaS
4 16 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
7 8 (0.42%) PaaS
7 8 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1197 (62.77%) Firewall
2 524 (27.48%) Cisco ASA
3 502 (26.32%) WAN
4 471 (24.70%) Network Security
5 445 (23.34%) BGP
6 409 (21.45%) LAN
7 406 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 401 (21.03%) VPN
9 391 (20.50%) MPLS
10 378 (19.82%) OSPF
11 368 (19.30%) TCP/IP
12 344 (18.04%) Wireless
13 329 (17.25%) DNS
14 245 (12.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 235 (12.32%) SSL
15 235 (12.32%) EIGRP
16 192 (10.07%) BIG-IP
17 153 (8.02%) DHCP
18 151 (7.92%) Cisco PIX
18 151 (7.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.52%) MySQL
3 27 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 12 (0.63%) Informix
5 11 (0.58%) Data Mining
5 11 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.31%) DB2
9 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.16%) Redis
12 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.10%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.052%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (1.21%) Subversion
2 22 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.68%) JIRA
3 13 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.52%) Rational Performance Tester
5 8 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.21%) Hudson
7 1 (0.052%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 402 (21.08%) Finance
2 115 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 91 (4.77%) Banking
4 41 (2.15%) Retail
4 41 (2.15%) Law
5 27 (1.42%) Back Office
6 21 (1.10%) Legal
6 21 (1.10%) Publishing
7 16 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.79%) Games
9 14 (0.73%) Marketing
9 14 (0.73%) Advertising
10 9 (0.47%) French Language
11 6 (0.31%) German Language
12 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.26%) Billing
12 5 (0.26%) Local Government
13 1 (0.052%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 704 (36.92%) Network Engineer
2 267 (14.00%) Architect
3 213 (11.17%) Security Engineer
4 207 (10.85%) Consultant
5 191 (10.02%) Network Architect
6 186 (9.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 140 (7.34%) Network Security Engineer
8 126 (6.61%) Analyst
9 106 (5.56%) Security Consultant
10 94 (4.93%) Support Engineer
11 85 (4.46%) Senior Architect
12 84 (4.40%) Senior Network Architect
13 81 (4.25%) Network Consultant
14 77 (4.04%) Administrator
15 62 (3.25%) Team Leader
15 62 (3.25%) Network Specialist
16 60 (3.15%) Network Support
17 58 (3.04%) Network Analyst
18 57 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
19 54 (2.83%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.57%) CSS
2 27 (1.42%) Middleware
3 23 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
4 21 (1.10%) HTML
5 18 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
5 18 (0.94%) XML
6 13 (0.68%) .NET
6 13 (0.68%) Web Services
7 12 (0.63%) Memcached
7 12 (0.63%) LAMP
7 12 (0.63%) SOAP
8 11 (0.58%) J2EE
9 6 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.26%) XMPP
10 5 (0.26%) REST
11 4 (0.21%) Java EE
11 4 (0.21%) Rendezvous
12 3 (0.16%) Regular Expression
13 2 (0.10%) Natural Language Processing
13 2 (0.10%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 35 (1.84%) Computer Science
4 29 (1.52%) Open Source
5 26 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 24 (1.26%) CLARiiON
7 23 (1.21%) Clustering
8 19 (1.00%) FlexPod
9 18 (0.94%) Fat Client
9 18 (0.94%) Replication
9 18 (0.94%) Thin Client
10 16 (0.84%) Statistics
11 15 (0.79%) CMDB
12 13 (0.68%) VLE
13 12 (0.63%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.58%) PKI
15 10 (0.52%) User Experience
16 9 (0.47%) Digital Media
17 8 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
17 8 (0.42%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 393 (20.61%) Linux
2 363 (19.04%) Windows
3 167 (8.76%) UNIX
4 88 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (4.30%) Solaris
6 69 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 69 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.63%) CentOS
9 28 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 23 (1.21%) Windows XP
10 23 (1.21%) Windows 2000
11 15 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.42%) AIX
16 3 (0.16%) HPUX
17 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (26.06%) ITIL
2 489 (25.64%) Load Balancing
3 248 (13.00%) Network Design
4 135 (7.08%) Information Security
5 126 (6.61%) Project Management
6 120 (6.29%) Change Management
7 115 (6.03%) Network Management
8 113 (5.93%) Network Monitoring
8 113 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
9 104 (5.45%) Service Delivery
10 83 (4.35%) PRINCE2
11 79 (4.14%) E-Commerce
12 76 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
12 76 (3.99%) Mentoring
13 68 (3.57%) Migration
14 64 (3.36%) Service Management
15 62 (3.25%) Incident Management
15 62 (3.25%) Change Control
15 62 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
16 53 (2.78%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (5.93%) SQL
2 88 (4.61%) Perl
3 60 (3.15%) PowerShell
4 58 (3.04%) Bash Shell
5 53 (2.78%) Java
6 41 (2.15%) Python
7 38 (1.99%) PHP
8 31 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.21%) C
10 19 (1.00%) Ruby
11 12 (0.63%) Korn
11 12 (0.63%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.42%) C++
13 5 (0.26%) Tcl
13 5 (0.26%) C#
14 4 (0.21%) VBScript
15 3 (0.16%) VB
15 3 (0.16%) AWK
15 3 (0.16%) sed
16 2 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 935 (49.03%) Cisco Certification
2 693 (36.34%) CCNP
3 338 (17.72%) CCNA
4 312 (16.36%) CCIE
5 227 (11.90%) Security Cleared
6 191 (10.02%) SC Cleared
7 141 (7.39%) CCSE
8 140 (7.34%) Degree
9 89 (4.67%) CCDP
10 70 (3.67%) CCSA
11 51 (2.67%) CCSP
12 50 (2.62%) CCDA
13 49 (2.57%) CCIP
14 45 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 42 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (2.15%) CISSP
17 37 (1.94%) MCSE
18 34 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 33 (1.73%) JNCIS
20 28 (1.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (7.50%) SLA
2 92 (4.82%) PCI DSS
3 62 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.63%) COBIT
6 8 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.37%) QA
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 297 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 188 (9.86%) Active Directory
3 75 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 63 (3.30%) vSphere
5 58 (3.04%) Firmware
6 48 (2.52%) VMware ESX
7 38 (1.99%) UAG
8 36 (1.89%) ISA Server
9 35 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (1.52%) ProxySG
11 28 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
12 18 (0.94%) XenServer
13 12 (0.63%) vCloud
14 11 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 9 (0.47%) NFS
15 9 (0.47%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.42%) Varnish
17 7 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 6 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (3.09%) Nagios
2 54 (2.83%) Cacti
3 52 (2.73%) FortiGate
4 44 (2.31%) SCOM
4 44 (2.31%) Puppet
5 41 (2.15%) SCCM
6 33 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 30 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
8 24 (1.26%) Ansible
8 24 (1.26%) HP NNM
9 16 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.73%) NetBackup
11 13 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
13 11 (0.58%) ARCserve
14 10 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.52%) OpenView
15 9 (0.47%) Legato
16 8 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 1514 (79.39%) Cisco
2 974 (51.07%) Juniper
3 814 (42.68%) CheckPoint
4 404 (21.19%) VMware
5 275 (14.42%) Blue Coat
6 259 (13.58%) Microsoft
7 255 (13.37%) HP
8 192 (10.07%) Fortinet
9 150 (7.87%) Riverbed
10 148 (7.76%) Citrix
11 141 (7.39%) SolarWinds
12 136 (7.13%) EMC
13 126 (6.61%) Websense
14 119 (6.24%) Red Hat
15 99 (5.19%) McAfee
16 88 (4.61%) Oracle
17 84 (4.40%) NetApp
18 74 (3.88%) Aruba
19 71 (3.72%) IBM
20 58 (3.04%) Sourcefire
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Please discuss
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + £7200Car allowance+15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + £6,600 Car allowance + 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
TJX
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + £6,600 Car allowance + 12% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + £6,600 Car Allowance + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent+ bonus+bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent +bonus+ bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: Car, 20% Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago