The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 77 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 2 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.36% 1.03% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 2.83% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £53,750 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £52,500 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.52%
BIG-IP
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
154 212 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.95% 36.24% 25.15%
Number of salaries quoted 78 137 50
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in Watford

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

BIG-IP Salary Trend in Watford

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP.

1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) ITSM
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) BCP
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) DSL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Xen
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) NLBS
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Management

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) BCP
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Facility Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Xen
1 3 (60.00%) NLBS
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) F5