The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank - 193 201
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 0 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.12% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.78% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
BIG-IP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 765 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.07% 15.50% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 672 658 724
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

BIG-IP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) JBoss
1 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) PHP
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) VBScript
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) CruiseControl
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
1 6 (85.71%) Mercurial
1 6 (85.71%) vSphere
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
1 6 (85.71%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (85.71%) Hudson
1 6 (85.71%) Artifactory
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) C++

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (85.71%) JBoss
1 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) CruiseControl
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) Mercurial
1 6 (85.71%) Hudson
1 6 (85.71%) Artifactory
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Junior
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Junior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) PHP
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) VBScript
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCDP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) vSphere
1 6 (85.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds