The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 142 195 191
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -4
Permanent jobs citing F5 79 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 2.91% 0.76% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71 20 13
Average salary £50,000 £58,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% +30.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,950 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2717 2763 2756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.58% 50.66% 50.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2243 2293 2365
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
Birmingham +48 61 £55,500 -11.90%
Solihull - 4 £32,750 -
Shropshire - 4 £50,000 -
Warwickshire -7 3 £35,000 +9.37%
Coventry - 2 £38,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 112 (97.39%) Cisco
2 81 (70.43%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (59.13%) CheckPoint
4 63 (54.78%) Firewall
5 62 (53.91%) Juniper
6 57 (49.57%) CCNP
7 44 (38.26%) OSPF
8 41 (35.65%) BGP
9 35 (30.43%) Riverbed
10 33 (28.70%) MPLS
11 31 (26.96%) CCIE
12 28 (24.35%) Load Balancing
13 27 (23.48%) CCNA
14 26 (22.61%) WAN
15 25 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (19.13%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (19.13%) Data Centre
17 21 (18.26%) Service Delivery
17 21 (18.26%) McAfee
18 20 (17.39%) HP
18 20 (17.39%) LAN
18 20 (17.39%) Network Security
19 17 (14.78%) Linux
20 16 (13.91%) VPN
20 16 (13.91%) Finance
20 16 (13.91%) VMware
21 15 (13.04%) Network Design
22 14 (12.17%) Wireless
23 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
23 13 (11.30%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (2.61%) IIS
1 3 (2.61%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Summit
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (54.78%) Firewall
2 44 (38.26%) OSPF
3 41 (35.65%) BGP
4 33 (28.70%) MPLS
5 26 (22.61%) WAN
6 25 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
7 22 (19.13%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (17.39%) LAN
8 20 (17.39%) Network Security
9 16 (13.91%) VPN
10 14 (12.17%) Wireless
11 11 (9.57%) DNS
12 10 (8.70%) IOS XR
12 10 (8.70%) NX-OS
13 9 (7.83%) EIGRP
13 9 (7.83%) BIG-IP
14 7 (6.09%) IPsec
14 7 (6.09%) Wireless Security
15 6 (5.22%) Multicast
15 6 (5.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) MySQL
1 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (13.91%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) French Language
5 1 (0.87%) German Language
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (40.87%) Network Engineer
2 29 (25.22%) Architect
3 26 (22.61%) Consultant
4 21 (18.26%) Network Architect
5 18 (15.65%) Network Consultant
6 17 (14.78%) Senior Consultant
7 12 (10.43%) Senior Network Consultant
8 10 (8.70%) Security Architect
8 10 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
8 10 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (7.83%) Network Analyst
9 9 (7.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (7.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (7.83%) Analyst
9 9 (7.83%) Senior Cisco Consultant
10 8 (6.96%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 8 (6.96%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (6.09%) Cisco Architect
11 7 (6.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (6.09%) Network Design Architect
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.13%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.22%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) SecurID
6 1 (0.87%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Linux
2 5 (4.35%) UNIX
2 5 (4.35%) Solaris
3 3 (2.61%) Windows
3 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.35%) Load Balancing
2 21 (18.26%) Service Delivery
3 15 (13.04%) Network Design
4 13 (11.30%) ITIL
5 9 (7.83%) Project Management
5 9 (7.83%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (6.09%) Network Management
7 6 (5.22%) Change Control
8 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.35%) Workflow
9 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.48%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (3.48%) Capacity Management
10 3 (2.61%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.61%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.61%) Configuration Management
11 2 (1.74%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.74%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (1.74%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (70.43%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (49.57%) CCNP
3 31 (26.96%) CCIE
4 27 (23.48%) CCNA
5 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.96%) CCDP
7 7 (6.09%) CCIP
7 7 (6.09%) HP ASE
8 5 (4.35%) CCSE
9 4 (3.48%) CCSA
9 4 (3.48%) Degree
9 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.74%) PMP
10 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.87%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.96%) SLA
3 6 (5.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) Firmware
2 3 (2.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) SELinux
2 2 (1.74%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.74%) Zenoss
2 2 (1.74%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 112 (97.39%) Cisco
2 68 (59.13%) CheckPoint
3 62 (53.91%) Juniper
4 35 (30.43%) Riverbed
5 21 (18.26%) McAfee
6 20 (17.39%) HP
7 16 (13.91%) VMware
8 10 (8.70%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.09%) Sourcefire
9 7 (6.09%) Huawei
9 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
10 5 (4.35%) Citrix
11 4 (3.48%) EMC
11 4 (3.48%) Computacenter
12 3 (2.61%) Brocade
12 3 (2.61%) Dell
12 3 (2.61%) IBM
12 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.74%) BMC
13 2 (1.74%) Blue Coat