Period
to 11 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 472 444 364
Rank change year-on-year -28 -80 +12
Permanent jobs citing F5 904 1,135 1,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.53% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 677 838 1,158
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £34,850
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,625 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,121 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.22% +4.76% -

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 63,364 74,314 76,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.69% 44.16% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 49,402 58,037 62,241
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,000 £76,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in England

F5
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for F5 in England

F5
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for F5 in England

F5
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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 +72 393 £66,250 +10.42% 33
South East -125 154 £62,500 +27.55% 34
North of England +17 122 £48,500 +7.78% 21
Midlands +42 104 £57,500 +29.21% 19
West Midlands +49 92 £57,500 +39.39% 15
East of England +11 84 £42,500 -32.00% 4
Yorkshire +37 69 £50,000 +25.00% 9
North West -3 53 £43,750 -7.89% 10
South West -15 37 £45,891 +1.98% 13
East Midlands -3 12 £41,500 -7.78% 4
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for F5.

1 771 (85.29%) Cisco
2 573 (63.38%) Firewall
3 504 (55.75%) Cisco Certification
4 462 (51.11%) CheckPoint
5 416 (46.02%) CCNP
6 333 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
7 310 (34.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 303 (33.52%) Juniper
9 300 (33.19%) Data Centre
10 296 (32.74%) WAN
11 262 (28.98%) Network Security
12 236 (26.11%) BGP
13 235 (26.00%) Palo Alto
14 232 (25.66%) OSPF
14 232 (25.66%) Wireless
15 225 (24.89%) VPN
16 212 (23.45%) VMware
17 206 (22.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 198 (21.90%) CCIE
18 198 (21.90%) LAN
19 188 (20.80%) CCNA
20 175 (19.36%) Fortinet
21 168 (18.58%) Load Balancing
22 166 (18.36%) Finance
23 161 (17.81%) Microsoft
24 156 (17.26%) MPLS
24 156 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 151 (16.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 151 (16.70%) ITIL
26 149 (16.48%) Windows

F5
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 38 (4.20%) Apache
2 33 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.99%) IIS
4 18 (1.99%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.88%) nginx
6 16 (1.77%) OpenStack
6 16 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.00%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.44%) CMS
12 4 (0.44%) JBoss
13 3 (0.33%) Confluence
13 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 112 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (2.65%) Office 365
5 17 (1.88%) IaaS
6 13 (1.44%) PaaS
7 5 (0.55%) Akamai
8 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.44%) GitHub
8 4 (0.44%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.44%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.33%) Mailgun
9 3 (0.33%) SaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Apigee
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.22%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.11%) G Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 573 (63.38%) Firewall
2 333 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
3 310 (34.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 296 (32.74%) WAN
5 262 (28.98%) Network Security
6 236 (26.11%) BGP
7 232 (25.66%) OSPF
7 232 (25.66%) Wireless
8 225 (24.89%) VPN
9 206 (22.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 198 (21.90%) LAN
11 156 (17.26%) MPLS
12 151 (16.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 130 (14.38%) BIG-IP
14 116 (12.83%) Cisco IOS
14 116 (12.83%) TCP/IP
15 108 (11.95%) DNS
16 96 (10.62%) Cisco ISE
17 93 (10.29%) Cisco Firepower
18 91 (10.07%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.10%) Big Data
2 16 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.33%) MySQL
4 10 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.11%) Redis
4 10 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.44%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.33%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.33%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Informix
11 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.55%) JIRA
6 4 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.44%) Subversion
7 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.33%) Hudson
7 3 (0.33%) Selenium
8 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.11%) Ant
9 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 166 (18.36%) Finance
2 77 (8.52%) Retail
3 75 (8.30%) Telecoms
4 73 (8.08%) Banking
5 23 (2.54%) Advertising
6 20 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.77%) Publishing
9 12 (1.33%) Law
10 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.11%) Legal
12 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.55%) Front Office
14 4 (0.44%) German Language
14 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.33%) French Language
15 3 (0.33%) Local Government
15 3 (0.33%) Military
15 3 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
15 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 445 (49.23%) Network Engineer
2 123 (13.61%) Architect
3 116 (12.83%) Security Engineer
4 108 (11.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 105 (11.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 101 (11.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 90 (9.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 82 (9.07%) Consultant
9 72 (7.96%) Network Architect
10 47 (5.20%) Analyst
11 46 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
12 42 (4.65%) Security Consultant
12 42 (4.65%) Support Engineer
13 41 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 40 (4.42%) Network Consultant
15 36 (3.98%) Network Support
16 34 (3.76%) Network Support Engineer
17 32 (3.54%) Project Engineer
18 31 (3.43%) Network Analyst
19 30 (3.32%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.08%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.99%) REST
3 17 (1.88%) XMPP
4 13 (1.44%) Middleware
5 11 (1.22%) LAMP
5 11 (1.22%) Node.js
6 10 (1.11%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (0.66%) .NET
7 6 (0.66%) mod_perl
7 6 (0.66%) Web Services
7 6 (0.66%) XML
8 5 (0.55%) Kafka
8 5 (0.55%) RESTful
9 4 (0.44%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.44%) React
10 3 (0.33%) JSON
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.33%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 300 (33.19%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (6.75%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.99%) PKI
5 21 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.66%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (1.22%) Fintech
8 11 (1.22%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 10 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.00%) NHS
11 8 (0.88%) Clustering
11 8 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (0.77%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.77%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 149 (16.48%) Windows
2 135 (14.93%) Linux
3 80 (8.85%) Unix
4 57 (6.31%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.11%) CoreOS
9 9 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.77%) CentOS
10 7 (0.77%) Solaris
11 5 (0.55%) Android
11 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.33%) AIX
12 3 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.33%) OpenBSD
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.58%) Load Balancing
2 151 (16.70%) ITIL
3 106 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (8.85%) Network Monitoring
5 79 (8.74%) Presales
6 75 (8.30%) Computer Science
7 66 (7.30%) Network Management
8 64 (7.08%) Time Management
9 63 (6.97%) Network Design
10 61 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 58 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (6.19%) Network Load Balancing
13 56 (6.19%) Service Delivery
14 55 (6.08%) Change Management
14 55 (6.08%) DevOps
15 44 (4.87%) Root Cause Analysis
15 44 (4.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 43 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (4.65%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 88 (9.73%) Python
2 41 (4.54%) Bash Shell
3 34 (3.76%) SQL
4 26 (2.88%) PowerShell
5 25 (2.77%) Perl
6 20 (2.21%) Tcl
7 14 (1.55%) Ruby
8 13 (1.44%) Java
8 13 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.77%) C
11 6 (0.66%) PHP
12 3 (0.33%) C#
12 3 (0.33%) Go
12 3 (0.33%) VBScript
13 1 (0.11%) Groovy
13 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 504 (55.75%) Cisco Certification
2 416 (46.02%) CCNP
3 198 (21.90%) CCIE
4 188 (20.80%) CCNA
5 131 (14.49%) Degree
6 107 (11.84%) Security Cleared
7 83 (9.18%) SC Cleared
8 54 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 37 (4.09%) CCSA
10 34 (3.76%) CCDP
11 30 (3.32%) CCSE
12 28 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (2.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 20 (2.21%) CCIE Security
14 20 (2.21%) MCSE
15 16 (1.77%) JNCIE
15 16 (1.77%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.44%) JNCIA
17 12 (1.33%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.08%) SLA
2 39 (4.31%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.22%) GDPR
7 7 (0.77%) QA
8 5 (0.55%) PMO
9 3 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 156 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (11.39%) Active Directory
3 47 (5.20%) VMware NSX
4 46 (5.09%) Docker
5 44 (4.87%) ProxySG
6 42 (4.65%) Hyper-V
7 23 (2.54%) XenApp
8 17 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.33%) Firmware
10 10 (1.11%) iptables
10 10 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.00%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.00%) vSphere
12 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.33%) Ceph
14 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.11%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 55 (6.08%) Cisco Prime
2 44 (4.87%) Nagios
3 42 (4.65%) FortiGate
4 35 (3.87%) Ansible
5 25 (2.77%) Kubernetes
6 24 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 19 (2.10%) ArcSight ESM
7 19 (2.10%) Puppet
8 18 (1.99%) Stealthwatch
9 16 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.66%) SCVMM
11 13 (1.44%) HAProxy
11 13 (1.44%) Terraform
12 11 (1.22%) SCCM
12 11 (1.22%) vCenter Server
12 11 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (1.11%) Nessus
13 10 (1.11%) Netcool
13 10 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 771 (85.29%) Cisco
2 462 (51.11%) CheckPoint
3 303 (33.52%) Juniper
4 235 (26.00%) Palo Alto
5 212 (23.45%) VMware
6 175 (19.36%) Fortinet
7 161 (17.81%) Microsoft
8 144 (15.93%) SolarWinds
9 104 (11.50%) Blue Coat
10 102 (11.28%) HP
11 89 (9.85%) Meraki
12 77 (8.52%) Dell
13 70 (7.74%) EMC
14 69 (7.63%) Citrix
15 62 (6.86%) NetApp
16 52 (5.75%) Splunk
17 44 (4.87%) Zscaler
18 39 (4.31%) Aruba
19 38 (4.20%) Google
20 37 (4.09%) Symantec