Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 443 351 370
Rank change year-on-year -92 +19 -10
Permanent jobs citing F5 1,099 1,452 1,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.98% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 772 1,097 1,315
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +0.96% -0.95%

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 72,077 73,220 87,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.44% 43.60% 45.40%
Number of salaries quoted 56,963 59,402 72,580
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -53 385 £60,000 -1.64% 54
South East -64 334 £50,000 - 29
North of England -7 124 £44,000 -2.22% 18
East of England +3 100 £62,500 +32.28% 4
Midlands +2 93 £47,500 - 11
South West +32 72 £42,250 -11.52% 10
West Midlands -5 62 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire -7 60 £40,000 -11.11% 9
North West +12 59 £45,000 -5.26% 9
East Midlands +25 31 £47,500 +11.76% 6
North East -14 5 £65,000 +150.00%
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for F5.

1 950 (86.44%) Cisco
2 662 (60.24%) Firewall
3 592 (53.87%) Cisco Certification
4 509 (46.31%) CheckPoint
5 455 (41.40%) CCNP
6 429 (39.04%) WAN
7 419 (38.13%) Juniper
8 366 (33.30%) Cisco ASA
9 357 (32.48%) Data Centre
10 312 (28.39%) CCNA
11 310 (28.21%) LAN
12 305 (27.75%) Palo Alto
13 304 (27.66%) VMware
14 291 (26.48%) VPN
15 287 (26.11%) ITIL
16 269 (24.48%) MPLS
17 264 (24.02%) Wireless
18 263 (23.93%) Network Security
19 261 (23.75%) Load Balancing
20 242 (22.02%) BGP
21 232 (21.11%) Windows
22 219 (19.93%) OSPF
22 219 (19.93%) Finance
23 215 (19.56%) Linux
24 196 (17.83%) TCP/IP
24 196 (17.83%) Cisco Nexus
25 181 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
26 178 (16.20%) Microsoft
27 164 (14.92%) CCIE
28 157 (14.29%) DNS

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 57 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 27 (2.46%) IIS
6 22 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.91%) SharePoint
8 19 (1.73%) Apache
9 14 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.82%) nginx
12 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.55%) JBoss
14 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.45%) iPlanet
14 5 (0.45%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
14 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.091%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 81 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.55%) SaaS
4 9 (0.82%) Akamai
5 8 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.64%) Office 365
7 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.36%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.27%) GitHub
8 3 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.091%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.091%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.091%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 662 (60.24%) Firewall
2 429 (39.04%) WAN
3 366 (33.30%) Cisco ASA
4 310 (28.21%) LAN
5 291 (26.48%) VPN
6 269 (24.48%) MPLS
7 264 (24.02%) Wireless
8 263 (23.93%) Network Security
9 242 (22.02%) BGP
10 219 (19.93%) OSPF
11 196 (17.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 196 (17.83%) TCP/IP
12 157 (14.29%) DNS
13 139 (12.65%) BIG-IP
14 137 (12.47%) Cisco IOS
14 137 (12.47%) EIGRP
15 135 (12.28%) IPsec
16 127 (11.56%) SSL
17 117 (10.65%) DHCP
18 107 (9.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.28%) Big Data
3 22 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.45%) MySQL
6 5 (0.45%) Redis
6 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.091%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.091%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 30 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.18%) Maven
4 11 (1.00%) Subversion
5 10 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.55%) Grunt
7 6 (0.55%) gulp
7 6 (0.55%) JIRA
7 6 (0.55%) JUnit
7 6 (0.55%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (0.55%) PhantomJS
8 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.36%) Ant
9 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 219 (19.93%) Finance
2 71 (6.46%) Banking
3 56 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 50 (4.55%) Retail
5 46 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 37 (3.37%) German Language
8 34 (3.09%) Law
9 26 (2.37%) Financial Institution
9 26 (2.37%) French Language
10 24 (2.18%) Investment Banking
11 22 (2.00%) Games
12 17 (1.55%) Marketing
13 10 (0.91%) Digital Economy
14 8 (0.73%) Billing
14 8 (0.73%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.64%) Automotive
16 6 (0.55%) Electronics
17 5 (0.45%) Local Government
18 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 428 (38.94%) Network Engineer
2 145 (13.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 128 (11.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 120 (10.92%) Analyst
5 113 (10.28%) Security Engineer
6 110 (10.01%) Architect
6 110 (10.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 91 (8.28%) Support Engineer
8 89 (8.10%) Consultant
9 86 (7.83%) Security Analyst
10 64 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 62 (5.64%) Network Support
12 55 (5.00%) Network Analyst
13 44 (4.00%) Network Architect
13 44 (4.00%) Network Security Analyst
13 44 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
14 43 (3.91%) Firewall Analyst
15 41 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 40 (3.64%) Lead Network Engineer
17 38 (3.46%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.09%) XML
2 41 (3.73%) 802.1X
3 39 (3.55%) HTML
4 23 (2.09%) CSS
5 17 (1.55%) JSON
6 13 (1.18%) J2EE
6 13 (1.18%) Middleware
7 12 (1.09%) Web Services
8 11 (1.00%) REST
9 10 (0.91%) .NET
10 8 (0.73%) Ajax
10 8 (0.73%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.73%) GWT
10 8 (0.73%) J2SE
10 8 (0.73%) SOAP
10 8 (0.73%) Spring
10 8 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (0.64%) POSIX
11 7 (0.64%) RESTful
12 6 (0.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 357 (32.48%) Data Centre
2 108 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (6.73%) Clustering
4 38 (3.46%) User Experience
5 35 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (2.55%) PKI
7 26 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
10 17 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.18%) PMI
13 12 (1.09%) FlexPod
13 12 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (0.82%) CESG
14 9 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.64%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 232 (21.11%) Windows
2 215 (19.56%) Linux
3 125 (11.37%) Unix
4 98 (8.92%) Windows Server
5 72 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (3.09%) Solaris
9 33 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.37%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.82%) CentOS
12 15 (1.36%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.00%) AIX
14 10 (0.91%) Debian
15 9 (0.82%) Kali Linux
15 9 (0.82%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.45%) HPUX
17 5 (0.45%) SUSE
18 4 (0.36%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (26.11%) ITIL
2 261 (23.75%) Load Balancing
3 122 (11.10%) Presales
4 117 (10.65%) Network Design
5 110 (10.01%) Service Delivery
6 99 (9.01%) Network Monitoring
7 91 (8.28%) Change Management
8 82 (7.46%) Service Management
9 80 (7.28%) Mentoring
9 80 (7.28%) Network Management
10 79 (7.19%) Change Control
11 71 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (6.01%) Incident Management
13 61 (5.55%) E-Commerce
13 61 (5.55%) SIEM
14 60 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 57 (5.19%) PRINCE2
16 56 (5.10%) Problem Management
16 56 (5.10%) Project Management
17 55 (5.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 75 (6.82%) SQL
2 68 (6.19%) Python
3 37 (3.37%) Bash Shell
4 30 (2.73%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.46%) Perl
6 24 (2.18%) Java
7 17 (1.55%) Ruby
8 14 (1.27%) Tcl
9 10 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.82%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.73%) C
12 6 (0.55%) C++
12 6 (0.55%) Groovy
13 5 (0.45%) PHP
14 2 (0.18%) C-shell
14 2 (0.18%) Korn
14 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.091%) AWK
15 1 (0.091%) Go
15 1 (0.091%) sed
Qualifications
1 592 (53.87%) Cisco Certification
2 455 (41.40%) CCNP
3 312 (28.39%) CCNA
4 164 (14.92%) CCIE
5 114 (10.37%) Degree
6 78 (7.10%) Security Cleared
7 68 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 67 (6.10%) CCSE
9 66 (6.01%) CCSA
10 54 (4.91%) CISSP
11 48 (4.37%) CCDP
12 46 (4.19%) MCSE
12 46 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (3.28%) CCDA
14 35 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (3.18%) JNCIP
14 35 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (2.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (2.73%) GIAC
17 23 (2.09%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (8.19%) SLA
2 33 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.09%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (1.36%) QA
7 12 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.55%) FISMA
8 6 (0.55%) PMO
9 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.36%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.18%) GDPR
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.091%) COBIT
System Software
1 181 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (8.37%) Active Directory
3 52 (4.73%) Hyper-V
4 42 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (3.09%) vSphere
6 27 (2.46%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.09%) Docker
7 12 (1.09%) NFS
7 12 (1.09%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.64%) OpenSIPS
9 7 (0.64%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.55%) pfSense
10 6 (0.55%) Snort
11 5 (0.45%) KVM
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.45%) XenApp
12 4 (0.36%) iptables
12 4 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 50 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
2 46 (4.19%) vCenter Server
3 36 (3.28%) Ansible
4 34 (3.09%) Backup Exec
5 31 (2.82%) Puppet
5 31 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 31 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 31 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 30 (2.73%) Nagios
7 24 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.64%) FortiGate
10 17 (1.55%) Cacti
11 13 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 12 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (0.91%) SCOM
13 10 (0.91%) Terraform
14 9 (0.82%) Nessus
14 9 (0.82%) SCCM
14 9 (0.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 950 (86.44%) Cisco
2 509 (46.31%) CheckPoint
3 419 (38.13%) Juniper
4 305 (27.75%) Palo Alto
5 304 (27.66%) VMware
6 178 (16.20%) Microsoft
7 148 (13.47%) Fortinet
8 143 (13.01%) Blue Coat
8 143 (13.01%) SolarWinds
9 129 (11.74%) HP
10 117 (10.65%) Citrix
11 87 (7.92%) NetApp
12 75 (6.82%) EMC
13 67 (6.10%) Dell
13 67 (6.10%) Splunk
14 65 (5.91%) Riverbed
15 59 (5.37%) Aruba
16 54 (4.91%) Brocade
17 52 (4.73%) Sourcefire
18 50 (4.55%) Red Hat