The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 17 April 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 West Midlands 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 179 171 192
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs citing F5 21 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.52% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.02% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 1
Average salary £58,500 £45,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2370 2543 2340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.09% 50.75% 49.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1928 2095 1933
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
F5
England

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

F5
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

F5 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

F5
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing F5 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

F5 Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

F5
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 F5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 10 £60,000 +33.33%
Shropshire - 6 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £50,000 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 60 (95.24%) Cisco
2 45 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 38 (60.32%) Firewall
4 36 (57.14%) Fortinet
5 35 (55.56%) Security Cleared
6 33 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 33 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (52.38%) WAN
7 32 (50.79%) VoIP
7 32 (50.79%) McAfee
8 31 (49.21%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (49.21%) SC Cleared
9 29 (46.03%) Blue Coat
10 28 (44.44%) MPLS
11 27 (42.86%) CCNP
11 27 (42.86%) BIG-IP
12 26 (41.27%) Load Balancing
13 23 (36.51%) Incident Management
14 20 (31.75%) WAN Optimisation
14 20 (31.75%) DMVPN
15 19 (30.16%) Juniper
16 17 (26.98%) Network Management
17 15 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
18 12 (19.05%) BGP
19 11 (17.46%) Advertising
19 11 (17.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 10 (15.87%) Network Design
21 9 (14.29%) Wireless
21 9 (14.29%) CCNA
21 9 (14.29%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.76%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 38 (60.32%) Firewall
2 33 (52.38%) WAN
2 33 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 32 (50.79%) VoIP
4 31 (49.21%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (44.44%) MPLS
6 27 (42.86%) BIG-IP
7 20 (31.75%) DMVPN
8 12 (19.05%) BGP
9 11 (17.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (14.29%) Wireless
11 8 (12.70%) Network Security
12 7 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (9.52%) NetScaler
13 6 (9.52%) LAN
13 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
14 5 (7.94%) Unified Communications
15 4 (6.35%) OSPF
16 3 (4.76%) DNS
16 3 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (17.46%) Advertising
2 6 (9.52%) Games
3 4 (6.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Network Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Design Authority
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Leader
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Network Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Network Support
8 3 (4.76%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Platform Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Network Operations Team Leader
9 2 (3.17%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) AIX
1 3 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Load Balancing
2 23 (36.51%) Incident Management
3 20 (31.75%) WAN Optimisation
4 17 (26.98%) Network Management
5 15 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (15.87%) Network Design
7 9 (14.29%) ITIL
8 6 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (7.94%) Network Architecture
9 5 (7.94%) Change Control
10 4 (6.35%) SIEM
10 4 (6.35%) Service Management
11 3 (4.76%) Scrum
12 2 (3.17%) Change Management
12 2 (3.17%) Resource Management
12 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
12 2 (3.17%) Security Architecture
13 1 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.59%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 35 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 33 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (49.21%) SC Cleared
4 27 (42.86%) CCNP
5 9 (14.29%) CCNA
6 8 (12.70%) CCIE
7 2 (3.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) CCDA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 60 (95.24%) Cisco
2 45 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 36 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 32 (50.79%) McAfee
5 29 (46.03%) Blue Coat
6 19 (30.16%) Juniper
7 6 (9.52%) Citrix
8 5 (7.94%) HP
8 5 (7.94%) Symantec
8 5 (7.94%) TippingPoint
9 4 (6.35%) Nokia
9 4 (6.35%) Computacenter
10 3 (4.76%) TOWER Software
10 3 (4.76%) Oracle
11 2 (3.17%) Websense
11 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.17%) Proofpoint
11 2 (3.17%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.59%) OPNET
12 1 (1.59%) Riverbed