Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 509 582 479
Rank change year-on-year +73 -103 -56
Permanent jobs citing F5 330 409 851
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 0.97% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 223 323 647
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,125 £46,375 £43,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,625
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +2.80%

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 28,090 42,046 57,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.60% 40.73% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,380 32,851 44,745
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in England

F5
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing F5 in England.

Salary trend for F5 in England

F5
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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
South East +71 117 £60,000 +4.35% 5
London -6 89 £72,500 +3.57% 17
North of England +44 49 £55,000 +22.22% 18
South West +30 36 £65,000 +17.12% 8
Midlands +57 33 £47,250 +5.00% 9
Yorkshire +12 26 £55,000 +22.22% 4
West Midlands +31 25 £47,250 -18.88% 7
North West +39 23 £50,000 -0.50% 14
East Midlands +11 8 £53,750 +19.44% 2
East of England +52 3 - - 3
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 254 (76.97%) Cisco
2 220 (66.67%) Firewall
3 123 (37.27%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (36.97%) CheckPoint
5 113 (34.24%) DNS
6 111 (33.64%) CCNP
7 107 (32.42%) Palo Alto
8 105 (31.82%) Data Centre
9 101 (30.61%) VMware
10 95 (28.79%) Finance
10 95 (28.79%) Network Security
11 94 (28.48%) WAN
12 89 (26.97%) Cisco ASA
13 87 (26.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 86 (26.06%) LAN
15 84 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 81 (24.55%) Ansible
17 80 (24.24%) Load Balancing
18 77 (23.33%) AWS
19 75 (22.73%) Azure
20 73 (22.12%) BGP
21 69 (20.91%) VPN
21 69 (20.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 67 (20.30%) OSPF
23 66 (20.00%) TCP/IP
24 65 (19.70%) BIG-IP
25 64 (19.39%) Linux
26 63 (19.09%) Microsoft
27 62 (18.79%) Active Directory
28 61 (18.48%) Juniper

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 10 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.12%) nginx
3 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.52%) IIS
3 5 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.61%) Confluence
4 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) Traefik
5 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 77 (23.33%) AWS
2 75 (22.73%) Azure
3 17 (5.15%) OpenShift
4 13 (3.94%) PaaS
5 12 (3.64%) AWS Direct Connect
5 12 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.03%) IaaS
6 10 (3.03%) SaaS
7 7 (2.12%) GCP
7 7 (2.12%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.91%) Slack
11 2 (0.61%) Kong
12 1 (0.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 220 (66.67%) Firewall
2 113 (34.24%) DNS
3 95 (28.79%) Network Security
4 94 (28.48%) WAN
5 89 (26.97%) Cisco ASA
6 87 (26.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 86 (26.06%) LAN
8 73 (22.12%) BGP
9 69 (20.91%) VPN
10 67 (20.30%) OSPF
11 66 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 65 (19.70%) BIG-IP
13 57 (17.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 43 (13.03%) Wireless
15 42 (12.73%) SAN
16 40 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (12.12%) NAS
17 39 (11.82%) DHCP
18 33 (10.00%) MPLS
19 29 (8.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.61%) Big Data
3 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.61%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Ignite
4 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.52%) JIRA
4 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.30%) GitLab
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (28.79%) Finance
2 46 (13.94%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.45%) Banking
4 12 (3.64%) Marketing
5 11 (3.33%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.03%) Electronics
7 9 (2.73%) Back Office
8 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.52%) Publishing
10 4 (1.21%) Automotive
10 4 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.91%) Law
12 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.61%) Local Government
12 2 (0.61%) Military
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 155 (46.97%) Network Engineer
2 55 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (15.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (6.36%) Design Engineer
6 17 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (4.24%) Architect
7 14 (4.24%) Consultant
7 14 (4.24%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 11 (3.33%) Data Centre Engineer
8 11 (3.33%) Security Engineer
9 10 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (2.73%) Analyst
10 9 (2.73%) Network Analyst
10 9 (2.73%) Operations Engineer
10 9 (2.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 8 (2.42%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (2.42%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.45%) LDAP
2 11 (3.33%) Middleware
3 5 (1.52%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.21%) JSON
5 3 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.91%) YAML
6 2 (0.61%) Jinja
6 2 (0.61%) Kafka
6 2 (0.61%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.61%) Web Services
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) Django
7 1 (0.30%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 105 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.94%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.73%) PKI
7 4 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.21%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.91%) Clustering
8 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.61%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.61%) Replication
9 2 (0.61%) SCADA
10 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.39%) Linux
2 54 (16.36%) Windows
3 31 (9.39%) Unix
4 26 (7.88%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.12%) CentOS
7 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.52%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.61%) Android
11 2 (0.61%) Solaris
11 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.24%) Load Balancing
2 69 (20.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (14.85%) ITIL
4 33 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 28 (8.48%) Infrastructure Automation
6 26 (7.88%) Network Design
6 26 (7.88%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.97%) Computer Science
8 21 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (6.06%) Technical Leadership
10 18 (5.45%) Converged Infrastructure
10 18 (5.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 18 (5.45%) Requirements Gathering
11 17 (5.15%) DevOps
11 17 (5.15%) eTOM
11 17 (5.15%) Project Delivery
12 16 (4.85%) Problem Management
12 16 (4.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.85%) PowerShell
2 42 (12.73%) Python
3 14 (4.24%) SQL
4 8 (2.42%) C
5 7 (2.12%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.52%) PHP
6 5 (1.52%) R
6 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.21%) Tcl
8 3 (0.91%) Java
9 2 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 123 (37.27%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (33.64%) CCNP
3 47 (14.24%) CCIE
4 44 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 37 (11.21%) CCNA
6 27 (8.18%) SC Cleared
7 22 (6.67%) Degree
7 22 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (4.85%) DV Cleared
9 12 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.82%) CCSA
11 6 (1.82%) CCSE
11 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.52%) CISA
12 5 (1.52%) CISM
12 5 (1.52%) CISSP
12 5 (1.52%) HND
12 5 (1.52%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.03%) COBIT
2 10 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.12%) QA
4 3 (0.91%) GRC
4 3 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 84 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (18.79%) Active Directory
3 30 (9.09%) XenApp
4 24 (7.27%) Virtual Servers
4 24 (7.27%) VMware NSX
5 22 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 18 (5.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (3.94%) vSphere
8 12 (3.64%) Docker
9 8 (2.42%) DFS Replication
9 8 (2.42%) Hyper-V
10 7 (2.12%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (1.52%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.21%) NFS
13 3 (0.91%) Firmware
14 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.30%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 81 (24.55%) Ansible
2 26 (7.88%) Puppet
3 24 (7.27%) Kubernetes
4 23 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (6.06%) Terraform
6 19 (5.76%) HAProxy
6 19 (5.76%) vRealize
7 16 (4.85%) FortiGate
7 16 (4.85%) SCOM
8 11 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (2.12%) Nagios
10 6 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.52%) Packer
11 5 (1.52%) SCCM
11 5 (1.52%) WSUS
12 4 (1.21%) Nessus
12 4 (1.21%) Suricata
13 2 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.61%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 254 (76.97%) Cisco
2 122 (36.97%) CheckPoint
3 107 (32.42%) Palo Alto
4 101 (30.61%) VMware
5 63 (19.09%) Microsoft
6 61 (18.48%) Juniper
7 58 (17.58%) Fortinet
8 51 (15.45%) Dell
9 40 (12.12%) Citrix
10 37 (11.21%) Infoblox
10 37 (11.21%) SolarWinds
11 36 (10.91%) McAfee
12 30 (9.09%) Red Hat
13 26 (7.88%) HP
13 26 (7.88%) Oracle
14 24 (7.27%) Aruba
14 24 (7.27%) EMC
15 23 (6.97%) Symantec
16 22 (6.67%) Veeam
17 18 (5.45%) Isilon