The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 337 358 431
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +73
Permanent jobs citing F5 883 733 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.68% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 1.41% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 728 564 477
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54998 52169 56830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.23% 48.12% 48.38%
Number of salaries quoted 44076 42630 47908
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
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 1 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 1 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 +7 800 £50,000 - 70
London -18 335 £50,000 -9.09% 32
South East +26 259 £47,500 - 17
City of London +48 146 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Berkshire +41 127 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Yorkshire +8 90 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Reading +17 66 £50,000 -16.66% 2
West Yorkshire -5 64 £58,000 +54.66% 5
Leeds +2 61 £58,000 +54.66% 5
South Wales +23 50 £42,500 -12.82% 2
Wales +22 50 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Surrey +18 50 £47,500 +13.09% 6
East of England +2 40 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Kent +17 37 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South West -8 30 £50,500 +12.22% 5
Bracknell +22 23 £50,000 +25.00%
Cardiff +5 21 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Wiltshire +11 19 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Maidstone - 18 £28,500 - 1
North West -5 17 £48,750 -16.66% 3
Birmingham +19 16 £57,500 +27.77%
West Midlands +3 16 £57,500 +12.19% 3
North Yorkshire -21 16 £47,500 -2.56%
Bedfordshire +8 15 £62,000 -8.14% 1
Hertfordshire -4 15 £57,500 -14.81%
Corsham - 13 £42,500 -
Slough +21 12 £60,000 +6.66% 2
Hampshire -25 12 £46,250 -2.63% 1
Camberley - 11 £47,500 -
Orpington +3 9 £42,500 - 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1248 (75.96%) Cisco
2 1025 (62.39%) Firewall
3 792 (48.20%) Juniper
4 727 (44.25%) Cisco Certification
5 699 (42.54%) CheckPoint
6 583 (35.48%) CCNP
7 507 (30.86%) WAN
8 416 (25.32%) Load Balancing
9 406 (24.71%) LAN
10 389 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
11 358 (21.79%) BGP
12 347 (21.12%) VMware
13 341 (20.75%) Linux
13 341 (20.75%) Network Security
14 339 (20.63%) Windows
14 339 (20.63%) ITIL
15 326 (19.84%) Finance
16 319 (19.42%) TCP/IP
17 313 (19.05%) OSPF
18 310 (18.87%) VPN
19 303 (18.44%) DNS
20 266 (16.19%) CCNA
20 266 (16.19%) MPLS
20 266 (16.19%) Network Design
21 256 (15.58%) HP
22 243 (14.79%) Blue Coat
23 238 (14.49%) Internet
24 235 (14.30%) VMware Infrastructure
25 228 (13.88%) SSL
26 218 (13.27%) BIG-IP

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 131 (7.97%) Apache
2 130 (7.91%) Tomcat
3 101 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 66 (4.02%) WebLogic
5 62 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 62 (3.77%) IIS
6 39 (2.37%) Node.js
7 36 (2.19%) nginx
8 32 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
9 29 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 25 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (1.40%) Lync
12 22 (1.34%) SharePoint
13 19 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.30%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 103 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.20%) MS Office
3 49 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.55%) RMDS
3 5 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.10%) Office 365
2 14 (0.85%) SaaS
3 10 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.061%) Route 53
7 1 (0.061%) IaaS
7 1 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.061%) PaaS
7 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1025 (62.39%) Firewall
2 507 (30.86%) WAN
3 406 (24.71%) LAN
4 389 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
5 358 (21.79%) BGP
6 341 (20.75%) Network Security
7 319 (19.42%) TCP/IP
8 313 (19.05%) OSPF
9 310 (18.87%) VPN
10 303 (18.44%) DNS
11 266 (16.19%) MPLS
12 238 (14.49%) Internet
13 228 (13.88%) SSL
14 218 (13.27%) BIG-IP
15 208 (12.66%) EIGRP
16 197 (11.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 194 (11.81%) Wireless
18 187 (11.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 160 (9.74%) HTTP
20 150 (9.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (5.66%) MySQL
2 87 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 28 (1.70%) DB2
4 16 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.37%) Informix
7 5 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
7 5 (0.30%) OLTP
8 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.12%) Redis
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.061%) Big Data
11 1 (0.061%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (0.91%) Subversion
1 15 (0.91%) Git (software)
1 15 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.24%) JIRA
3 4 (0.24%) Hudson
4 1 (0.061%) Maven
4 1 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 326 (19.84%) Finance
2 119 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 73 (4.44%) Banking
4 36 (2.19%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.07%) Retail
6 32 (1.95%) Games
7 31 (1.89%) Law
8 20 (1.22%) Legal
9 18 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.03%) German Language
11 11 (0.67%) Online Betting
11 11 (0.67%) French Language
12 10 (0.61%) Advertising
13 9 (0.55%) Back Office
13 9 (0.55%) Publishing
13 9 (0.55%) Marketing
14 7 (0.43%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) Electronics
16 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 565 (34.39%) Network Engineer
2 236 (14.36%) Architect
3 195 (11.87%) Consultant
4 157 (9.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 148 (9.01%) Security Engineer
6 136 (8.28%) Analyst
7 119 (7.24%) Network Architect
8 84 (5.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 82 (4.99%) Support Engineer
10 79 (4.81%) Network Consultant
11 63 (3.83%) Firewall Engineer
11 63 (3.83%) Senior Architect
12 56 (3.41%) Security Consultant
13 52 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 52 (3.16%) Network Support
14 49 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
15 48 (2.92%) Network Analyst
15 48 (2.92%) Senior Security Engineer
16 47 (2.86%) Developer
17 45 (2.74%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.77%) SOAP
2 60 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
3 57 (3.47%) ActiveMQ
4 47 (2.86%) XML
5 39 (2.37%) Web Services
6 38 (2.31%) J2EE
6 38 (2.31%) LAMP
7 31 (1.89%) CSS
8 28 (1.70%) HTML
9 20 (1.22%) .NET
10 10 (0.61%) Rendezvous
11 9 (0.55%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.43%) Middleware
13 6 (0.37%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.30%) WinForms
14 5 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 5 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (0.30%) jQuery
15 3 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (3.41%) Clustering
2 44 (2.68%) Open Source
3 40 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.19%) Firmware
5 32 (1.95%) RIA
5 32 (1.95%) Symmetrix
6 28 (1.70%) Replication
7 21 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.28%) PKI
7 21 (1.28%) Statistics
8 17 (1.03%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.03%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.03%) Online Games
8 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
9 16 (0.97%) Smartphone
10 13 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.61%) Social Media
12 10 (0.61%) SecurID
13 8 (0.49%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 341 (20.75%) Linux
2 339 (20.63%) Windows
3 134 (8.16%) UNIX
4 84 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (4.63%) Solaris
6 73 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (3.16%) CentOS
7 52 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (2.19%) Ubuntu
10 24 (1.46%) Windows 7
11 19 (1.16%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.43%) SUSE
14 7 (0.43%) Debian
15 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.18%) AIX
17 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.061%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (25.32%) Load Balancing
2 339 (20.63%) ITIL
3 266 (16.19%) Network Design
4 156 (9.49%) Network Management
5 130 (7.91%) Change Management
6 99 (6.03%) Project Management
7 76 (4.63%) Capacity Management
8 70 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (4.20%) E-Commerce
10 66 (4.02%) Data Security
11 65 (3.96%) Information Security
12 60 (3.65%) Service Delivery
12 60 (3.65%) Network Architecture
13 50 (3.04%) Incident Management
13 50 (3.04%) Network Monitoring
14 49 (2.98%) Network Load Balancing
15 48 (2.92%) SIEM
16 46 (2.80%) Scrum
17 44 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
18 42 (2.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (8.22%) SQL
2 109 (6.63%) Perl
3 107 (6.51%) Java
4 65 (3.96%) Python
5 59 (3.59%) Ruby
6 55 (3.35%) PHP
7 53 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 44 (2.68%) JavaScript
9 40 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 29 (1.77%) C
11 26 (1.58%) VB
12 23 (1.40%) C++
13 20 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.49%) C#
15 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.18%) VBScript
17 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 727 (44.25%) Cisco Certification
2 583 (35.48%) CCNP
3 266 (16.19%) CCNA
4 214 (13.02%) Security Cleared
5 193 (11.75%) CCIE
6 160 (9.74%) SC Cleared
7 153 (9.31%) CCSE
8 121 (7.36%) Degree
9 94 (5.72%) CCSA
10 81 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 66 (4.02%) CCDP
12 57 (3.47%) JNCIA
12 57 (3.47%) JNCIS
13 53 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 51 (3.10%) MCSE
15 45 (2.74%) CISSP
16 29 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (1.64%) MCSA
17 27 (1.64%) CCSP
18 24 (1.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.21%) SLA
2 92 (5.60%) PCI DSS
3 56 (3.41%) QA
4 49 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (1.58%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.061%) BS7799
System Software
1 235 (14.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (8.64%) Active Directory
3 59 (3.59%) VMware ESX
4 38 (2.31%) KVM
5 34 (2.07%) vSphere
5 34 (2.07%) ProxySG
6 31 (1.89%) XenApp
6 31 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.64%) Xen
7 27 (1.64%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.46%) ISA Server
9 22 (1.34%) XenServer
10 20 (1.22%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.91%) NFS
12 14 (0.85%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.79%) UAG
14 9 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.37%) vCloud
16 5 (0.30%) RHEV
17 4 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 100 (6.09%) CiscoWorks
2 76 (4.63%) Nagios
3 70 (4.26%) HP NNM
4 58 (3.53%) SCCM
5 48 (2.92%) Puppet
6 45 (2.74%) Cacti
7 37 (2.25%) OpenView
8 30 (1.83%) SolarWinds Orion
9 28 (1.70%) Ansible
10 27 (1.64%) SCOM
11 26 (1.58%) ZABBIX
11 26 (1.58%) Salt
11 26 (1.58%) CFEngine
12 21 (1.28%) ARCserve
12 21 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
13 19 (1.16%) FortiGate
14 18 (1.10%) OPNET
15 14 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
15 14 (0.85%) Opsview
16 12 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1248 (75.96%) Cisco
2 792 (48.20%) Juniper
3 699 (42.54%) CheckPoint
4 347 (21.12%) VMware
5 256 (15.58%) HP
6 243 (14.79%) Blue Coat
7 183 (11.14%) Microsoft
8 157 (9.56%) Citrix
9 147 (8.95%) SolarWinds
10 134 (8.16%) Oracle
11 124 (7.55%) Riverbed
12 114 (6.94%) Websense
13 113 (6.88%) Fortinet
14 95 (5.78%) EMC
15 89 (5.42%) McAfee
16 82 (4.99%) Red Hat
17 69 (4.20%) Aruba
18 63 (3.83%) NetApp
19 61 (3.71%) Nokia
19 61 (3.71%) Sourcefire
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Senior package reflective of the seniority of the role
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: NEG
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South Wales
Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% bonus + much more
Posted: Yesterday
London
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum OTE £75,000 to £80,000 + car allowan
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 15% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits +Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 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: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago