Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1011 1011 1034
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 +13
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 163 187 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.62% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 117 151 169
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% +9.47%
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% +9.47%

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26657 30344 34401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.02% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21717 25034 28616
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in England

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP in England.

Salary trend for BIG-IP in England

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in England

BIG-IP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 75 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North of England +25 30 £44,000 +25.71% 1
South East -16 28 £67,500 +12.50% 2
North West +16 24 £48,250 +37.86% 1
South West - 13 £35,000 -
Midlands +45 9 £43,500 -27.50%
East of England +5 8 £42,500 -20.19%
Yorkshire +20 6 £33,500 -4.29%
East Midlands - 6 £52,500 -
West Midlands +17 3 £36,500 -39.17%
BIG-IP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing BIG-IP 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 England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 152 (93.25%) F5
2 127 (77.91%) Cisco
3 123 (75.46%) Firewall
4 95 (58.28%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (52.15%) WAN
6 76 (46.63%) BGP
7 73 (44.79%) LAN
7 73 (44.79%) CCNP
8 69 (42.33%) Cisco ASA
9 64 (39.26%) VPN
10 62 (38.04%) Load Balancing
11 60 (36.81%) TCP/IP
12 58 (35.58%) CheckPoint
13 57 (34.97%) OSPF
14 56 (34.36%) Wireless
15 53 (32.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 51 (31.29%) Linux
17 49 (30.06%) MPLS
18 48 (29.45%) SSL
19 47 (28.83%) Cisco Nexus
20 45 (27.61%) Cisco IOS
21 43 (26.38%) Juniper
22 41 (25.15%) Windows
22 41 (25.15%) Finance
23 39 (23.93%) Network Security
24 38 (23.31%) DNS
25 31 (19.02%) DHCP
25 31 (19.02%) EIGRP
25 31 (19.02%) Data Centre
26 30 (18.40%) Internet

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (4.29%) Apache
1 7 (4.29%) IIS
2 5 (3.07%) nginx
2 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.84%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.84%) Confluence
3 3 (1.84%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.23%) JBoss
4 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.07%) Office 365
3 5 (3.07%) SaaS
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.61%) Akamai
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (75.46%) Firewall
2 85 (52.15%) WAN
3 76 (46.63%) BGP
4 73 (44.79%) LAN
5 69 (42.33%) Cisco ASA
6 64 (39.26%) VPN
7 60 (36.81%) TCP/IP
8 57 (34.97%) OSPF
9 56 (34.36%) Wireless
10 53 (32.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 49 (30.06%) MPLS
12 48 (29.45%) SSL
13 47 (28.83%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (27.61%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (23.93%) Network Security
16 38 (23.31%) DNS
17 31 (19.02%) DHCP
17 31 (19.02%) EIGRP
18 30 (18.40%) HTTP
18 30 (18.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.07%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.84%) MySQL
2 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.84%) Redis
2 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) JIRA
2 6 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.45%) Maven
4 3 (1.84%) Ant
5 2 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.23%) Subversion
5 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 41 (25.15%) Finance
2 25 (15.34%) Law
3 24 (14.72%) Financial Institution
4 13 (7.98%) Banking
5 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.91%) Games
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (42.33%) Network Engineer
2 38 (23.31%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (18.40%) Security Engineer
4 22 (13.50%) Consultant
5 20 (12.27%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (12.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (11.04%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (9.20%) Network Support
8 12 (7.36%) IT Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) IT Security Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) Operations Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.75%) Architect
9 11 (6.75%) Network Support Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) Analyst
10 10 (6.13%) Lead Network Engineer
11 9 (5.52%) Network Architect
11 9 (5.52%) Network Consultant
11 9 (5.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (5.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.82%) CSS
2 6 (3.68%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.84%) LAMP
3 3 (1.84%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.23%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.23%) HTML
4 2 (1.23%) J2SE
4 2 (1.23%) Java EE
4 2 (1.23%) JSP
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) POSIX
4 2 (1.23%) Servlets
4 2 (1.23%) Spring
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 26 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.98%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (7.36%) CESG
4 12 (7.36%) Clustering
5 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.91%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (3.07%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.84%) Online Games
10 2 (1.23%) iPad
10 2 (1.23%) NHS
11 1 (0.61%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.29%) Linux
2 41 (25.15%) Windows
3 20 (12.27%) Unix
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.07%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.45%) CatOS
9 4 (2.45%) CentOS
10 2 (1.23%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.61%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.04%) Load Balancing
2 24 (14.72%) Incident Management
2 24 (14.72%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (14.11%) ITIL
4 18 (11.04%) Network Design
5 17 (10.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (9.20%) OO
6 15 (9.20%) OOP
7 12 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (7.36%) SIEM
8 10 (6.13%) Proactive Monitoring
9 9 (5.52%) Analytics
9 9 (5.52%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.91%) High Availability
10 8 (4.91%) Network Architecture
11 7 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.11%) Python
2 20 (12.27%) PowerShell
3 19 (11.66%) Bash Shell
4 15 (9.20%) Tcl
5 12 (7.36%) Ruby
6 9 (5.52%) SQL
7 7 (4.29%) Java
8 2 (1.23%) C
8 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 95 (58.28%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (44.79%) CCNP
3 30 (18.40%) CCNA
4 29 (17.79%) CCIE
5 21 (12.88%) Degree
6 16 (9.82%) CCSA
7 9 (5.52%) CCDA
8 8 (4.91%) CCSE
9 5 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.45%) CCSP
10 4 (2.45%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.45%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.61%) CCDP
12 1 (0.61%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.61%) MBA
12 1 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.29%) ProxySG
3 7 (4.29%) vSphere
4 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.45%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.84%) iptables
6 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.61%) Docker
8 1 (0.61%) vCloud
8 1 (0.61%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) FortiGate
2 13 (7.98%) Cacti
3 12 (7.36%) Nagios
4 8 (4.91%) Puppet
5 6 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (3.07%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.45%) Ansible
7 4 (2.45%) OpenNMS
7 4 (2.45%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.84%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.23%) Graphite
9 2 (1.23%) Graylog
9 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.23%) Nmap
9 2 (1.23%) SCCM
9 2 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 152 (93.25%) F5
2 127 (77.91%) Cisco
3 58 (35.58%) CheckPoint
4 43 (26.38%) Juniper
5 29 (17.79%) Microsoft
6 24 (14.72%) Palo Alto
7 18 (11.04%) VMware
8 14 (8.59%) Blue Coat
8 14 (8.59%) SolarWinds
9 13 (7.98%) IronPort
9 13 (7.98%) Polycom
9 13 (7.98%) Siemens
10 11 (6.75%) NetScout
11 10 (6.13%) Fortinet
12 9 (5.52%) Citrix
13 8 (4.91%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.07%) Splunk
15 4 (2.45%) Dell
15 4 (2.45%) Nokia
15 4 (2.45%) SunGard