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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 209 183 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 7 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 2.05% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 0
Average salary £21,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.11% +12.50%
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
866 829 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 17.09% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 762 660 724
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

BIG-IP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - 5 £21,500 -
Shropshire -8 2 - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 10 (83.33%) Perl
1 10 (83.33%) PHP
1 10 (83.33%) VBScript
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
1 10 (83.33%) JBoss
1 10 (83.33%) Tomcat
1 10 (83.33%) Python
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
1 10 (83.33%) CruiseControl
1 10 (83.33%) Maven
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 10 (83.33%) vSphere
1 10 (83.33%) Puppet
1 10 (83.33%) VMware ESXi
1 10 (83.33%) Hudson
1 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 9 (75.00%) Ant
2 9 (75.00%) Mercurial
2 9 (75.00%) Artifactory
3 8 (66.67%) Software Deployment
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) JBoss
1 10 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) OSPF
1 2 (16.67%) BGP
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) CruiseControl
1 10 (83.33%) Maven
1 10 (83.33%) Hudson
1 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (75.00%) Ant
2 9 (75.00%) Artifactory
2 9 (75.00%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Junior
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Graduate
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 8 (66.67%) Software Deployment
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 10 (83.33%) Perl
1 10 (83.33%) PHP
1 10 (83.33%) VBScript
1 10 (83.33%) Python
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) CCDP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) vSphere
1 10 (83.33%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Nokia
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds