Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 685 495 576
Rank change year-on-year -190 +81 -94
Permanent jobs citing F5 341 260 511
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 1.21% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 266 177 400
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £37,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +6.19%
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

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 43,047 21,448 48,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.89% 37.61% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28,188 17,147 37,684
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -170 125 £70,000 -15.15% 17
South East -125 83 £47,000 -21.67% 5
North of England -72 74 £48,000 -12.73% 12
Yorkshire -45 41 £55,000 - 6
East of England -59 32 £42,500 -19.05% 7
North West -87 25 £42,500 -29.17% 5
South West -61 17 £56,250 +9.76% 1
Midlands -101 8 £51,250 +11.11% 5
North East - 8 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands -63 6 £46,250 -2.63% 1
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 271 (79.47%) Cisco
2 229 (67.16%) Firewall
3 160 (46.92%) CheckPoint
4 143 (41.94%) Palo Alto
5 123 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (32.84%) WAN
7 106 (31.09%) Fortinet
8 102 (29.91%) CCNP
9 90 (26.39%) Juniper
10 86 (25.22%) Load Balancing
11 84 (24.63%) LAN
12 82 (24.05%) ITIL
13 81 (23.75%) Network Security
14 79 (23.17%) DNS
15 76 (22.29%) Security Cleared
16 72 (21.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 70 (20.53%) SC Cleared
18 69 (20.23%) Linux
18 69 (20.23%) Python
19 64 (18.77%) AWS
20 62 (18.18%) BGP
21 61 (17.89%) VMware
22 59 (17.30%) Azure
23 57 (16.72%) MPLS
23 57 (16.72%) Data Centre
24 51 (14.96%) SLA
24 51 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
25 50 (14.66%) Cisco ASA
25 50 (14.66%) Wireless
26 48 (14.08%) CCNA

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 28 (8.21%) nginx
2 9 (2.64%) IIS
3 7 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.59%) Apache
6 2 (0.59%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (2.05%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.77%) AWS
2 59 (17.30%) Azure
3 17 (4.99%) GCP
4 15 (4.40%) IaaS
4 15 (4.40%) SaaS
5 13 (3.81%) PaaS
6 7 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (1.76%) Cloudflare
8 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.88%) Kong
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.59%) Apigee
10 2 (0.59%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.29%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 229 (67.16%) Firewall
2 112 (32.84%) WAN
3 84 (24.63%) LAN
4 81 (23.75%) Network Security
5 79 (23.17%) DNS
6 72 (21.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 62 (18.18%) BGP
8 57 (16.72%) MPLS
9 51 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 50 (14.66%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (14.66%) Wireless
11 47 (13.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 45 (13.20%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (11.44%) OSPF
13 39 (11.44%) VPN
14 34 (9.97%) Cisco IOS
15 33 (9.68%) BIG-IP
15 33 (9.68%) SSL
16 32 (9.38%) TCP/IP
17 31 (9.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) DB2
2 5 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.17%) ArangoDB
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.59%) MySQL
5 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) Big Data
6 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.35%) JIRA
4 4 (1.17%) Maven
4 4 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.88%) ERwin
5 3 (0.88%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.88%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.59%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.59%) GitLab
6 2 (0.59%) Gradle
6 2 (0.59%) LINQPad
6 2 (0.59%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.59%) Selenium
6 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.59%) WebLOAD
General
1 46 (13.49%) Finance
2 31 (9.09%) Social Skills
3 20 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.99%) Documentation Skills
5 14 (4.11%) Banking
6 9 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.76%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.17%) Games
8 4 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.17%) Legal
9 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.59%) Retail
11 1 (0.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 137 (40.18%) Network Engineer
2 56 (16.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 55 (16.13%) Security Engineer
4 42 (12.32%) Firewall Engineer
5 34 (9.97%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 28 (8.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 24 (7.04%) Analyst
7 24 (7.04%) Architect
8 22 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 22 (6.45%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 19 (5.57%) Site Engineer
10 17 (4.99%) Network Analyst
10 17 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.40%) Network Architect
12 14 (4.11%) Juniper Engineer
13 13 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (3.81%) Consultant
14 12 (3.52%) Security Specialist
15 11 (3.23%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.87%) XML
2 18 (5.28%) JSON
3 17 (4.99%) Middleware
4 8 (2.35%) 802.1X
4 8 (2.35%) XMPP
5 7 (2.05%) LDAP
6 6 (1.76%) Kafka
7 5 (1.47%) RESTful
8 4 (1.17%) Keycloak
8 4 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.88%) REST
10 2 (0.59%) Ajax
10 2 (0.59%) EJB
10 2 (0.59%) EJB 3.0
10 2 (0.59%) Java EE
10 2 (0.59%) JPA
10 2 (0.59%) jQuery
10 2 (0.59%) SOAP
10 2 (0.59%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 57 (16.72%) Data Centre
2 44 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 31 (9.09%) PKI
4 23 (6.74%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.11%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.88%) Clustering
10 3 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.88%) TM Forum
11 2 (0.59%) DataPower
11 2 (0.59%) Social Media
11 2 (0.59%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Storwize
12 1 (0.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (20.23%) Linux
2 41 (12.02%) Unix
3 36 (10.56%) Windows
4 10 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.35%) SUSE
6 6 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.17%) CentOS
8 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.88%) Check Point GAiA
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.59%) VMS
11 1 (0.29%) AIX
11 1 (0.29%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.22%) Load Balancing
2 82 (24.05%) ITIL
3 29 (8.50%) DevOps
3 29 (8.50%) Incident Management
3 29 (8.50%) Kalman Filter
3 29 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (7.92%) CI/CD
5 26 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (7.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 24 (7.04%) Risk Management
7 23 (6.74%) Network Design
7 23 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.74%) Software Delivery
7 23 (6.74%) Web Filtering
8 21 (6.16%) Fintech
9 20 (5.87%) Change Control
9 20 (5.87%) Change Management
10 19 (5.57%) Information Security
10 19 (5.57%) Presales
11 17 (4.99%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (20.23%) Python
2 39 (11.44%) PowerShell
3 35 (10.26%) Bash
3 35 (10.26%) Perl
4 27 (7.92%) SQL
5 14 (4.11%) Java
6 10 (2.93%) C
7 2 (0.59%) C#
7 2 (0.59%) C++
7 2 (0.59%) Go
7 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.59%) Ruby
7 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.59%) VB
7 2 (0.59%) XPath
8 1 (0.29%) Groovy
8 1 (0.29%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 123 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (29.91%) CCNP
3 76 (22.29%) Security Cleared
4 70 (20.53%) SC Cleared
5 48 (14.08%) CCNA
6 30 (8.80%) CCIE
7 18 (5.28%) Degree
8 10 (2.93%) CISSP
8 10 (2.93%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.35%) CCDP
9 8 (2.35%) CCIE Data Center
9 8 (2.35%) CCIE Service Provider
10 6 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.47%) CCENT
12 2 (0.59%) CCSE
12 2 (0.59%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.59%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.29%) MOS
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.96%) SLA
2 19 (5.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (5.28%) PCI DSS
4 12 (3.52%) COBIT
5 7 (2.05%) GDPR
6 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.88%) NCSC
7 3 (0.88%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 36 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.69%) vSphere
4 10 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.76%) Docker
6 6 (1.76%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.17%) NFS
9 3 (0.88%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.59%) Ceph
11 1 (0.29%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (7.92%) HAProxy
2 24 (7.04%) Ansible
3 22 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
4 20 (5.87%) FortiGate
5 18 (5.28%) Puppet
6 14 (4.11%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (2.93%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (2.64%) SCCM
9 8 (2.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (2.35%) Terraform
10 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.76%) VxRail
12 5 (1.47%) Grafana
12 5 (1.47%) WSUS
13 4 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.17%) CSIRT
13 4 (1.17%) QRadar
13 4 (1.17%) vRealize
14 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 271 (79.47%) Cisco
2 160 (46.92%) CheckPoint
3 143 (41.94%) Palo Alto
4 106 (31.09%) Fortinet
5 90 (26.39%) Juniper
6 61 (17.89%) VMware
7 42 (12.32%) McAfee
8 38 (11.14%) Microsoft
9 36 (10.56%) SolarWinds
9 36 (10.56%) Splunk
10 32 (9.38%) Citrix
11 27 (7.92%) Aruba
11 27 (7.92%) Zscaler
12 24 (7.04%) HP
13 20 (5.87%) Dell
13 20 (5.87%) Forcepoint
14 18 (5.28%) Blue Coat
14 18 (5.28%) IBM
15 16 (4.69%) Barracuda Networks
15 16 (4.69%) Oracle