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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank - 204 166
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 0 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.12% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.76% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Average salary - £21,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -57.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
800 786 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.22% 15.60% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 680 698 592
Average salary £42,500 £35,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.14% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (100.00%) Network Security
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) SELinux

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) VMware