The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

F5
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 87
Permanent jobs citing F5 0 31 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 3.65% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category - 7.03% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 28 6
Median salary - £55,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.82%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 297 441 525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 46.05% 51.94% 46.58%
Number of salaries quoted 219 366 402
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing F5 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Bedfordshire

F5
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for F5 in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (80.77%) Firewall
3 20 (76.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (69.23%) CCNP
5 17 (65.38%) Wireless
6 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
7 14 (53.85%) LAN
7 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
8 12 (46.15%) OSPF
8 12 (46.15%) BGP
8 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (46.15%) VoIP
9 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
10 10 (38.46%) Network Management
11 9 (34.62%) VPN
11 9 (34.62%) CCDP
11 9 (34.62%) WAN
11 9 (34.62%) Juniper
12 7 (26.92%) Finance
12 7 (26.92%) Network Security
12 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (26.92%) High Availability
13 6 (23.08%) HSRP
13 6 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
13 6 (23.08%) tcpdump
13 6 (23.08%) Wireshark
13 6 (23.08%) HP NNM
13 6 (23.08%) CCSE
13 6 (23.08%) CCSA

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (11.54%) IIS
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Akamai
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 20 (76.92%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (65.38%) Wireless
4 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
5 14 (53.85%) LAN
6 12 (46.15%) BGP
6 12 (46.15%) OSPF
6 12 (46.15%) VoIP
7 9 (34.62%) VPN
7 9 (34.62%) WAN
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (26.92%) Network Security
9 6 (23.08%) EIGRP
9 6 (23.08%) HSRP
9 6 (23.08%) RIP
9 6 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (23.08%) SSL
9 6 (23.08%) tcpdump
9 6 (23.08%) VRRP
9 6 (23.08%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Network Specialist
2 7 (26.92%) Network Support
2 7 (26.92%) Network Support Specialist
2 7 (26.92%) Support Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Network Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Network Security Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Security Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Support
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper Support
7 1 (3.85%) Network Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Principal Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (38.46%) Network Management
3 7 (26.92%) High Availability
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.85%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (69.23%) CCNP
3 9 (34.62%) CCDP
4 6 (23.08%) CCSA
4 6 (23.08%) CCSE
5 4 (15.38%) CCIE
6 3 (11.54%) MCSE
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 9 (34.62%) Juniper
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) CA
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) Mitel
7 3 (11.54%) Riverbed
7 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
7 3 (11.54%) VMware