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 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 72 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing F5 31 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.38% 2.12% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 5.64% 4.92% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 30 27 11
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.52%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
550 569 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 42.24% 43.07% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 488 510 486
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 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 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
South Wales +11 31 £45,000 -5.26%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 74 (100.00%) Cisco
2 70 (94.59%) Firewall
3 69 (93.24%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (85.14%) CCNP
5 44 (59.46%) Juniper
6 39 (52.70%) CheckPoint
7 38 (51.35%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
9 34 (45.95%) SC Cleared
10 31 (41.89%) LAN
11 23 (31.08%) WAN
11 23 (31.08%) BGP
12 22 (29.73%) Load Balancing
12 22 (29.73%) Network Design
13 19 (25.68%) CCSE
13 19 (25.68%) JNCIS
14 18 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (24.32%) SLA
15 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
15 16 (21.62%) CCNA
15 16 (21.62%) VPN
15 16 (21.62%) McAfee
16 15 (20.27%) OSPF
17 14 (18.92%) MPLS
18 12 (16.22%) Network Security
19 11 (14.86%) Blue Coat
19 11 (14.86%) ITIL
20 9 (12.16%) Linux
20 9 (12.16%) CCDA
20 9 (12.16%) CCIE

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 70 (94.59%) Firewall
2 38 (51.35%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (41.89%) LAN
4 23 (31.08%) WAN
4 23 (31.08%) BGP
5 18 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
6 16 (21.62%) VPN
7 15 (20.27%) OSPF
8 14 (18.92%) MPLS
9 12 (16.22%) Network Security
10 9 (12.16%) IPsec
10 9 (12.16%) EIGRP
11 8 (10.81%) VRRP
11 8 (10.81%) Internet
11 8 (10.81%) FWSM
11 8 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (10.81%) HSRP
12 7 (9.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (9.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (9.46%) RIP
General
1 9 (12.16%) Legal
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (67.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Escalation Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Architect
3 8 (10.81%) Security Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Network Architect
3 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Network Team Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Network Support
6 5 (6.76%) Operations Team Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Architect
9 1 (1.35%) Consultant
9 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.35%) Statistics
1 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Windows
3 7 (9.46%) Windows XP
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) Network Design
1 22 (29.73%) Load Balancing
2 11 (14.86%) ITIL
3 8 (10.81%) Capacity Management
4 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.35%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.35%) Change Control
5 1 (1.35%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 69 (93.24%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (85.14%) CCNP
3 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
4 34 (45.95%) SC Cleared
5 19 (25.68%) CCSE
5 19 (25.68%) JNCIS
6 16 (21.62%) CCNA
7 9 (12.16%) CCDA
7 9 (12.16%) CCIE
8 6 (8.11%) CISSP
8 6 (8.11%) JNCIE
8 6 (8.11%) Degree
8 6 (8.11%) JNCIA
8 6 (8.11%) CCSA
9 5 (6.76%) SAP Certification
10 1 (1.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.32%) SLA
2 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.35%) Netcool
2 1 (1.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (1.35%) OPNET
2 1 (1.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 74 (100.00%) Cisco
2 44 (59.46%) Juniper
3 39 (52.70%) CheckPoint
4 16 (21.62%) McAfee
4 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.86%) Blue Coat
6 9 (12.16%) Aruba
6 9 (12.16%) Websense
7 8 (10.81%) HP
8 7 (9.46%) Lumension
8 7 (9.46%) SonicWALL
9 6 (8.11%) VMware
10 5 (6.76%) SAP
11 2 (2.70%) ProCurve
11 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.35%) Citrix
12 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.35%) Compuware
12 1 (1.35%) IBM