The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 57 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing F5 9 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.73% 1.47% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.85% 2.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Average salary £49,000 £56,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
F5
Hertfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
316 297 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 60.77% 54.40% 57.60%
Number of salaries quoted 226 220 188
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 1 April 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
3 6 (54.55%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 6 (54.55%) BGP
3 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
3 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (45.45%) CCIE
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
4 5 (45.45%) Crossbeam
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 3 (27.27%) ADSL
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) RIP
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) CCNA
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) CA
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) 3G
6 3 (27.27%) VRRP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 6 (54.55%) BGP
3 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
6 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (27.27%) NAS
6 3 (27.27%) HSRP
6 3 (27.27%) GLBP
6 3 (27.27%) Multicast
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blog
1 2 (18.18%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCIE
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Cacti
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Juniper
2 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) Crossbeam
4 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
4 3 (27.27%) CA