The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 80 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing F5 19 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.48% 2.20% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 3.28% 4.71% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 17
Average salary £45,000 £53,750 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.27% +31.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £45,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £63,600 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
F5
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
580 595 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.17% 46.81% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 512 511 358
Average salary £36,500 £37,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.35% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

F5
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 across the Wales region.

F5 Salary Trend in Wales

F5
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in Wales

F5
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
South Wales -6 18 £43,750 -18.60%
North Wales - 1 £63,500 -
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 50 (98.04%) Cisco
2 43 (84.31%) Firewall
3 42 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (68.63%) CCNP
5 31 (60.78%) Juniper
6 29 (56.86%) CheckPoint
7 28 (54.90%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (43.14%) LAN
9 21 (41.18%) Network Design
10 20 (39.22%) Security Cleared
11 19 (37.25%) WAN
11 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
12 18 (35.29%) BGP
13 17 (33.33%) Load Balancing
14 16 (31.37%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (25.49%) MPLS
15 13 (25.49%) OSPF
15 13 (25.49%) CCSE
15 13 (25.49%) JNCIS
16 12 (23.53%) VPN
17 11 (21.57%) McAfee
17 11 (21.57%) Finance
18 10 (19.61%) CCIE
18 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
18 10 (19.61%) SonicWALL
19 8 (15.69%) ITIL
19 8 (15.69%) RIP
19 8 (15.69%) SLA
19 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
19 8 (15.69%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 43 (84.31%) Firewall
2 28 (54.90%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (43.14%) LAN
4 19 (37.25%) WAN
5 18 (35.29%) BGP
6 16 (31.37%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (25.49%) MPLS
7 13 (25.49%) OSPF
8 12 (23.53%) VPN
9 8 (15.69%) RIP
9 8 (15.69%) Network Security
9 8 (15.69%) EIGRP
10 7 (13.73%) VRRP
10 7 (13.73%) IPsec
10 7 (13.73%) HSRP
10 7 (13.73%) Internet
11 6 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (11.76%) Wireless
12 5 (9.80%) FWSM
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Network Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Network Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Escalation Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.80%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Network Support
6 2 (3.92%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Consultant
7 1 (1.96%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (1.96%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.96%) Operations Team Leader
7 1 (1.96%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
2 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Network Design
2 17 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Network Management
6 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.96%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Java
1 1 (1.96%) Perl
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
1 1 (1.96%) VB
1 1 (1.96%) Python
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (68.63%) CCNP
3 20 (39.22%) Security Cleared
4 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
5 13 (25.49%) CCSE
5 13 (25.49%) JNCIS
6 10 (19.61%) CCIE
7 8 (15.69%) CCNA
8 4 (7.84%) CCSA
9 3 (5.88%) Degree
10 2 (3.92%) SAP Certification
11 1 (1.96%) CCDA
11 1 (1.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) OPNET
2 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (98.04%) Cisco
2 31 (60.78%) Juniper
3 29 (56.86%) CheckPoint
4 11 (21.57%) McAfee
5 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
5 10 (19.61%) SonicWALL
6 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.76%) Websense
7 6 (11.76%) Aruba
7 6 (11.76%) Lumension
8 4 (7.84%) Nokia
9 3 (5.88%) HP
9 3 (5.88%) VMware
10 2 (3.92%) SAP
11 1 (1.96%) BMC
11 1 (1.96%) CA
11 1 (1.96%) Citrix
11 1 (1.96%) Compuware
11 1 (1.96%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds