Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 492 415 395
Rank change year-on-year -77 -20 -22
Permanent jobs citing F5 753 1,182 1,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.69% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 573 749 1,023
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,500 £33,110
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +8.49% +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 56,513 70,133 71,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.50% 43.53% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 43,623 55,273 57,631
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -88 294 £67,500 +12.50% 8
South East -32 151 £50,000 -9.09% 6
North of England +47 110 £51,000 +27.50% 3
Midlands -20 81 £55,000 -2.22% 3
West Midlands -28 67 £65,000 +13.04% 3
East of England +18 65 £40,500 -37.69% 1
Yorkshire +9 65 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South West +1 45 £42,250 -23.18% 6
North West +24 34 £51,000 +27.50% 2
East Midlands +26 14 £38,750 -8.82%
North East - 11 £65,000 -
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 622 (82.60%) Cisco
2 465 (61.75%) Firewall
3 394 (52.32%) Cisco Certification
4 345 (45.82%) CCNP
5 322 (42.76%) CheckPoint
6 295 (39.18%) Juniper
7 289 (38.38%) WAN
8 276 (36.65%) Data Centre
9 247 (32.80%) Network Security
10 243 (32.27%) Load Balancing
11 239 (31.74%) Cisco ASA
12 237 (31.47%) Palo Alto
13 219 (29.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 198 (26.29%) ITIL
15 179 (23.77%) LAN
15 179 (23.77%) VMware
16 175 (23.24%) Microsoft
17 162 (21.51%) CCNA
18 161 (21.38%) VPN
19 159 (21.12%) CCIE
20 156 (20.72%) Finance
21 152 (20.19%) Wireless
21 152 (20.19%) OSPF
22 146 (19.39%) Windows
23 137 (18.19%) BGP
24 131 (17.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 128 (17.00%) DNS
25 128 (17.00%) MPLS
26 127 (16.87%) Security Cleared
27 123 (16.33%) HP

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 46 (6.11%) IIS
2 30 (3.98%) Tomcat
3 25 (3.32%) Apache
4 17 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.12%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.12%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.99%) nginx
7 12 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.59%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.33%) JBoss
9 8 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.53%) WildFly
12 3 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 101 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (10.36%) Office 365
4 22 (2.92%) IaaS
5 20 (2.66%) PaaS
6 13 (1.73%) SaaS
7 9 (1.20%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.20%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.53%) Akamai
10 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.27%) Heroku
12 2 (0.27%) NuGet
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 465 (61.75%) Firewall
2 289 (38.38%) WAN
3 247 (32.80%) Network Security
4 239 (31.74%) Cisco ASA
5 219 (29.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 179 (23.77%) LAN
7 161 (21.38%) VPN
8 152 (20.19%) OSPF
8 152 (20.19%) Wireless
9 137 (18.19%) BGP
10 131 (17.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 128 (17.00%) DNS
11 128 (17.00%) MPLS
12 122 (16.20%) BIG-IP
13 82 (10.89%) TCP/IP
14 74 (9.83%) Cisco IOS
15 71 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 68 (9.03%) Cisco Firepower
17 66 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
18 60 (7.97%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.86%) MySQL
3 13 (1.73%) Blockchain
4 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.40%) Big Data
6 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.40%) Redis
7 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.53%) JIRA
7 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.27%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.27%) Hudson
8 2 (0.27%) JMeter
8 2 (0.27%) Maven
9 1 (0.13%) Babel
9 1 (0.13%) Grunt
9 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.13%) Mocha
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) webpack
General
1 156 (20.72%) Finance
2 44 (5.84%) Electronics
3 34 (4.52%) Banking
4 22 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.52%) Retail
6 18 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.93%) Legal
8 7 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.80%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Front Office
11 3 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 351 (46.61%) Network Engineer
2 107 (14.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 103 (13.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 103 (13.68%) Senior Network Engineer
4 100 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 85 (11.29%) Architect
6 73 (9.69%) Security Engineer
7 69 (9.16%) Network Security Engineer
7 69 (9.16%) Support Engineer
8 62 (8.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 58 (7.70%) Network Architect
10 57 (7.57%) Network Support
11 54 (7.17%) Network Support Engineer
12 49 (6.51%) Juniper Engineer
13 40 (5.31%) Analyst
14 33 (4.38%) Security Architect
15 32 (4.25%) Network Analyst
16 31 (4.12%) Juniper Support
16 31 (4.12%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.98%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.79%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.33%) Web Services
3 9 (1.20%) .NET
3 9 (1.20%) LDAP
4 8 (1.06%) LAMP
5 7 (0.93%) Kafka
6 6 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.66%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.53%) JSON
8 4 (0.53%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.40%) Node.js
9 3 (0.40%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.40%) XMPP
10 2 (0.27%) Akka
10 2 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.27%) REST
10 2 (0.27%) Spring
10 2 (0.27%) XML
10 2 (0.27%) YAML
11 1 (0.13%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 276 (36.65%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 22 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.92%) Virtual Team
5 19 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.52%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.99%) Replication
7 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.33%) Clustering
9 7 (0.93%) PKI
9 7 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (0.80%) CLARiiON
10 6 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.66%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.66%) IVR
12 4 (0.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 146 (19.39%) Windows
2 115 (15.27%) Linux
3 109 (14.48%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.91%) Unix
5 36 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.79%) CentOS
9 14 (1.86%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.20%) Debian
11 9 (1.20%) SUSE
12 7 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.53%) AIX
14 4 (0.53%) CatOS
14 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.27%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (32.27%) Load Balancing
2 198 (26.29%) ITIL
3 111 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 96 (12.75%) Network Design
6 92 (12.22%) Project Management
7 86 (11.42%) Presales
8 72 (9.56%) High Availability
9 67 (8.90%) Network Management
10 60 (7.97%) Change Management
10 60 (7.97%) Service Delivery
11 59 (7.84%) Business Continuity
12 56 (7.44%) Network Monitoring
13 55 (7.30%) DevOps
14 51 (6.77%) Line Management
15 46 (6.11%) Root Cause Analysis
16 42 (5.58%) Network Load Balancing
17 37 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (4.91%) Technical Leadership
18 36 (4.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (11.16%) PowerShell
2 52 (6.91%) Python
3 31 (4.12%) Bash Shell
4 29 (3.85%) SQL
5 21 (2.79%) R
6 15 (1.99%) Ruby
7 14 (1.86%) Perl
8 11 (1.46%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.33%) Java
10 8 (1.06%) Groovy
11 7 (0.93%) C
12 2 (0.27%) Go
12 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.13%) Tcl
13 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 394 (52.32%) Cisco Certification
2 345 (45.82%) CCNP
3 162 (21.51%) CCNA
4 159 (21.12%) CCIE
5 127 (16.87%) Security Cleared
6 121 (16.07%) SC Cleared
7 72 (9.56%) CCSE
8 65 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (7.84%) MCSE
10 50 (6.64%) CCSA
11 46 (6.11%) JNCIP
12 39 (5.18%) Degree
13 38 (5.05%) MCSA
14 24 (3.19%) CCDP
15 22 (2.92%) JNCIA
16 21 (2.79%) CCDA
17 20 (2.66%) JNCIS
18 18 (2.39%) CCIE Security
19 16 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
20 14 (1.86%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.51%) SLA
2 45 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (5.05%) PMO
4 37 (4.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 37 (4.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 31 (4.12%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.86%) GDPR
7 12 (1.59%) QA
8 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.27%) PSD2
11 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 105 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (13.55%) Hyper-V
3 84 (11.16%) Active Directory
4 35 (4.65%) Docker
5 28 (3.72%) VMware NSX
6 19 (2.52%) vSphere
7 11 (1.46%) NFS
7 11 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.20%) KVM
8 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.20%) XenApp
9 5 (0.66%) Postfix
9 5 (0.66%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.66%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.53%) NLBS
10 4 (0.53%) Xen
11 3 (0.40%) iptables
12 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (8.37%) SCCM
2 54 (7.17%) SCVMM
3 44 (5.84%) Puppet
4 42 (5.58%) Ansible
5 41 (5.44%) Nagios
6 38 (5.05%) Cisco Prime
7 27 (3.59%) FortiGate
7 27 (3.59%) Kubernetes
8 24 (3.19%) Terraform
9 18 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.99%) SCOrch
11 13 (1.73%) SCOM
12 10 (1.33%) vRealize
13 9 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (1.06%) Nessus
14 8 (1.06%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.80%) Cacti
15 6 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
15 6 (0.80%) WSUS
Vendors
1 622 (82.60%) Cisco
2 322 (42.76%) CheckPoint
3 295 (39.18%) Juniper
4 237 (31.47%) Palo Alto
5 179 (23.77%) VMware
6 175 (23.24%) Microsoft
7 123 (16.33%) HP
7 123 (16.33%) Meraki
8 113 (15.01%) Fortinet
9 102 (13.55%) Aruba
10 88 (11.69%) SolarWinds
11 61 (8.10%) Blue Coat
12 43 (5.71%) Mitel
13 41 (5.44%) EMC
14 39 (5.18%) Extreme Networks
15 33 (4.38%) Citrix
16 32 (4.25%) NetApp
16 32 (4.25%) Ubiquiti
17 30 (3.98%) Red Hat
18 29 (3.85%) Zscaler