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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 302 383 402
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +19
Permanent jobs citing F5 1020 670 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.88% 1.31% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 836 565 531
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,950 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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
54348 51006 56396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.48% 47.80% 48.67%
Number of salaries quoted 43047 41854 47152
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +83 951 £52,500 +5.00% 104
London +42 419 £55,000 - 43
South East +46 290 £50,000 +5.26% 30
City of London +67 135 £57,500 +9.52% 17
Berkshire +12 119 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Yorkshire +29 91 £55,000 +64.17% 7
Surrey +53 79 £47,500 +1.60% 8
Reading +9 79 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Yorkshire +4 63 £56,500 +71.21% 4
Leeds +11 59 £57,250 +60.13% 4
East of England +11 53 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Kent +26 38 £42,500 - 5
South Wales +11 31 £45,000 -5.26%
Wales +1 31 £45,000 -5.26%
North West -9 29 £50,000 -14.52%
South West -21 29 £51,250 +17.14% 9
West Midlands +6 26 £53,000 +24.70% 7
Manchester +15 21 £50,000 +17.64%
Bedfordshire +2 21 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 20 £55,000 -24.13% 2
Maidstone +16 19 £42,500 -5.55% 3
North Yorkshire 0 19 £50,000 - 2
Birmingham +5 18 £63,500 +49.41% 4
Hampshire -14 17 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Hertfordshire -2 14 £57,500 +48.38% 1
Dunstable - 14 £52,500 -
Slough +18 13 £70,000 +56.42%
Cardiff -1 12 £68,750 +19.56%
Essex +12 11 £57,000 +14.00%
Bristol -1 11 £63,750 +131.81% 5

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1372 (73.92%) Cisco
2 1138 (61.31%) Firewall
3 920 (49.57%) Juniper
4 801 (43.16%) Cisco Certification
5 774 (41.70%) CheckPoint
6 652 (35.13%) CCNP
7 494 (26.62%) WAN
8 482 (25.97%) Load Balancing
9 440 (23.71%) ITIL
10 416 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
11 411 (22.14%) VMware
12 397 (21.39%) Windows
13 395 (21.28%) Linux
14 392 (21.12%) LAN
15 365 (19.67%) BGP
15 365 (19.67%) Finance
16 356 (19.18%) Network Security
17 349 (18.80%) VPN
18 331 (17.83%) TCP/IP
19 318 (17.13%) MPLS
20 308 (16.59%) OSPF
21 283 (15.25%) DNS
22 282 (15.19%) Network Design
23 275 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 272 (14.66%) CCNA
25 265 (14.28%) HP
26 256 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
27 246 (13.25%) Blue Coat
28 237 (12.77%) CCIE
29 232 (12.50%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 158 (8.51%) Apache
2 139 (7.49%) Tomcat
3 78 (4.20%) IIS
4 73 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 69 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 66 (3.56%) WebLogic
7 43 (2.32%) SharePoint
8 42 (2.26%) Node.js
9 37 (1.99%) nginx
10 34 (1.83%) WebLogic Portal
11 32 (1.72%) Lync
12 22 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 16 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
15 14 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
17 8 (0.43%) Moodle
18 7 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 6 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 125 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 87 (4.69%) MS Office
3 69 (3.72%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.32%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) RMDS
4 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.78%) SaaS
2 30 (1.62%) Office 365
3 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.16%) PaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1138 (61.31%) Firewall
2 494 (26.62%) WAN
3 416 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
4 392 (21.12%) LAN
5 365 (19.67%) BGP
6 356 (19.18%) Network Security
7 349 (18.80%) VPN
8 331 (17.83%) TCP/IP
9 318 (17.13%) MPLS
10 308 (16.59%) OSPF
11 283 (15.25%) DNS
12 256 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 232 (12.50%) Wireless
14 227 (12.23%) SSL
14 227 (12.23%) Internet
15 216 (11.64%) EIGRP
16 210 (11.31%) BIG-IP
17 175 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 149 (8.03%) SAN
19 144 (7.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.44%) MySQL
3 30 (1.62%) DB2
4 19 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 9 (0.48%) Informix
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.11%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.054%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.054%) Redis
10 1 (0.054%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (0.97%) Subversion
1 18 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.48%) JIRA
4 7 (0.38%) Hudson
5 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.054%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.054%) Maven
General
1 365 (19.67%) Finance
2 131 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 94 (5.06%) Banking
4 45 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.37%) Retail
6 41 (2.21%) Law
7 31 (1.67%) Games
8 22 (1.19%) Legal
9 21 (1.13%) German Language
10 17 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.81%) Publishing
11 15 (0.81%) French Language
12 14 (0.75%) Back Office
13 10 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.54%) Online Betting
14 9 (0.48%) Marketing
14 9 (0.48%) Billing
15 8 (0.43%) Advertising
16 2 (0.11%) Front Office
17 1 (0.054%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 611 (32.92%) Network Engineer
2 296 (15.95%) Architect
3 226 (12.18%) Consultant
4 173 (9.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 161 (8.67%) Security Engineer
6 151 (8.14%) Network Architect
7 134 (7.22%) Analyst
8 87 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
9 86 (4.63%) Senior Architect
10 85 (4.58%) Security Consultant
11 82 (4.42%) Support Engineer
12 78 (4.20%) Network Consultant
13 68 (3.66%) Senior Network Architect
14 63 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
15 61 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
16 56 (3.02%) Team Leader
17 53 (2.86%) Administrator
18 49 (2.64%) Network Analyst
18 49 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 48 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
2 64 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
3 52 (2.80%) XML
4 45 (2.42%) CSS
5 36 (1.94%) LAMP
5 36 (1.94%) HTML
6 35 (1.89%) Web Services
7 34 (1.83%) SOAP
7 34 (1.83%) J2EE
8 23 (1.24%) .NET
9 15 (0.81%) Middleware
10 13 (0.70%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.27%) jQuery
12 5 (0.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.27%) WinForms
13 3 (0.16%) Rendezvous
13 3 (0.16%) REST
14 2 (0.11%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 58 (3.13%) Clustering
2 49 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (2.53%) Firmware
4 44 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.37%) Open Source
5 34 (1.83%) Replication
6 31 (1.67%) Symmetrix
6 31 (1.67%) RIA
7 24 (1.29%) Statistics
8 22 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 18 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 16 (0.86%) Smartphone
12 14 (0.75%) Online Games
13 11 (0.59%) SecurID
13 11 (0.59%) Thin Client
13 11 (0.59%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.54%) IBM XIV
14 10 (0.54%) User Experience
14 10 (0.54%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 397 (21.39%) Windows
2 395 (21.28%) Linux
3 147 (7.92%) UNIX
4 102 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 88 (4.74%) Solaris
7 63 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (2.96%) CentOS
10 37 (1.99%) Ubuntu
11 24 (1.29%) Windows XP
12 23 (1.24%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.81%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.43%) AIX
16 7 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.16%) Debian
19 1 (0.054%) Windows NT
19 1 (0.054%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (25.97%) Load Balancing
2 440 (23.71%) ITIL
3 282 (15.19%) Network Design
4 172 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (7.11%) Project Management
6 123 (6.63%) Network Management
7 118 (6.36%) Change Management
8 110 (5.93%) Information Security
9 83 (4.47%) E-Commerce
10 74 (3.99%) Service Delivery
11 68 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
12 59 (3.18%) Change Control
13 58 (3.13%) Capacity Management
13 58 (3.13%) Low Latency
13 58 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
13 58 (3.13%) Data Security
13 58 (3.13%) PRINCE2
14 54 (2.91%) TOGAF
15 48 (2.59%) Mentoring
15 48 (2.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 168 (9.05%) SQL
2 116 (6.25%) Java
3 113 (6.09%) Perl
4 69 (3.72%) PHP
5 66 (3.56%) Bash Shell
6 65 (3.50%) Python
7 61 (3.29%) Ruby
8 51 (2.75%) PowerShell
9 45 (2.42%) JavaScript
10 31 (1.67%) C
11 26 (1.40%) C++
11 26 (1.40%) VB
12 20 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.59%) C#
14 5 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.22%) VBScript
16 3 (0.16%) Tcl
17 2 (0.11%) Korn
17 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 801 (43.16%) Cisco Certification
2 652 (35.13%) CCNP
3 272 (14.66%) CCNA
4 237 (12.77%) CCIE
5 220 (11.85%) Security Cleared
6 175 (9.43%) SC Cleared
7 146 (7.87%) CCSE
8 136 (7.33%) Degree
9 80 (4.31%) CCSA
10 77 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 72 (3.88%) CCDP
12 57 (3.07%) MCSE
12 57 (3.07%) JNCIA
13 56 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 55 (2.96%) JNCIS
15 43 (2.32%) CISSP
16 33 (1.78%) CCDA
16 33 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
17 31 (1.67%) CCIP
18 29 (1.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.09%) SLA
2 102 (5.50%) PCI DSS
3 65 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (3.13%) QA
5 31 (1.67%) ISO 9001
6 26 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.92%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) BS7799
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 275 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (10.45%) Active Directory
3 74 (3.99%) VMware ESX
4 41 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.05%) vSphere
6 37 (1.99%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.83%) ProxySG
7 34 (1.83%) KVM
8 33 (1.78%) UAG
9 32 (1.72%) ISA Server
10 28 (1.51%) Xen
11 22 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
12 19 (1.02%) XenServer
12 19 (1.02%) Terminal Services
13 18 (0.97%) XenApp
14 15 (0.81%) NFS
15 12 (0.65%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.32%) vCloud
18 2 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 84 (4.53%) Nagios
2 64 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
3 56 (3.02%) Puppet
4 55 (2.96%) Cacti
4 55 (2.96%) SCCM
5 49 (2.64%) HP NNM
6 36 (1.94%) SCOM
7 30 (1.62%) Ansible
8 28 (1.51%) Salt
8 28 (1.51%) OpenView
8 28 (1.51%) ZABBIX
8 28 (1.51%) CFEngine
9 27 (1.45%) FortiGate
10 25 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
11 18 (0.97%) OPNET
12 17 (0.92%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.86%) Opsview
13 16 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
14 15 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
15 12 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1372 (73.92%) Cisco
2 920 (49.57%) Juniper
3 774 (41.70%) CheckPoint
4 411 (22.14%) VMware
5 265 (14.28%) HP
6 246 (13.25%) Blue Coat
7 203 (10.94%) Microsoft
8 149 (8.03%) Citrix
9 144 (7.76%) Oracle
10 133 (7.17%) Fortinet
11 131 (7.06%) EMC
12 127 (6.84%) Websense
13 124 (6.68%) SolarWinds
14 117 (6.30%) Riverbed
15 114 (6.14%) Red Hat
16 97 (5.23%) NetApp
17 90 (4.85%) Aruba
18 84 (4.53%) IBM
19 73 (3.93%) McAfee
20 64 (3.45%) Nokia
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus and car
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
UK
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k per year + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £54000 - £480000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + attractive bonuses & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: £75,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago