The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 July 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 for the Watford region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 67 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing F5 9 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.54% - 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 2.34% - 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 4
Average salary £57,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.00%
Vendors Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
385 200 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 66.04% 61.92% 66.86%
Number of salaries quoted 266 141 136
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,100 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
F5
Hertfordshire

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

F5
Salary Trend in Watford

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

F5 Salary Trend in Watford

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) OSPF
2 13 (92.86%) BGP
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (71.43%) Juniper
4 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
5 9 (64.29%) Firewall
5 9 (64.29%) EIGRP
5 9 (64.29%) CCIE
6 8 (57.14%) LAN
6 8 (57.14%) WAN
6 8 (57.14%) WAAS
6 8 (57.14%) Riverbed
7 7 (50.00%) Network Security
7 7 (50.00%) CCNP
7 7 (50.00%) MPLS
8 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 6 (42.86%) VPN
8 6 (42.86%) Crossbeam
8 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (42.86%) IPsec
8 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
8 6 (42.86%) VLAN
9 5 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
10 4 (28.57%) SSL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) OSPF
1 13 (92.86%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 9 (64.29%) EIGRP
4 8 (57.14%) LAN
4 8 (57.14%) WAN
4 8 (57.14%) WAAS
5 7 (50.00%) Network Security
5 7 (50.00%) MPLS
6 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (42.86%) VPN
6 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (42.86%) IPsec
6 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
6 6 (42.86%) VLAN
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCIE
3 7 (50.00%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (14.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) Juniper
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Riverbed
4 6 (42.86%) Crossbeam
5 4 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds