Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 444 373
Rank change year-on-year -3 -71 -16
Permanent jobs citing F5 976 1,146 1,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.70% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 1.57% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 716 915 1,178
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 65,707 72,874 78,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 44.28% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51,458 56,808 64,309
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 £80,000 £76,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +70 452 £65,000 +8.33% 25
South East -79 174 £65,000 +18.18% 25
Midlands +47 129 £57,500 +21.05% 16
West Midlands +87 119 £57,500 +12.08% 14
North of England -51 105 £45,750 -3.68% 26
East of England -3 77 £45,000 -20.00% 12
Yorkshire -12 55 £47,500 +7.95% 10
North West -21 50 £40,000 -15.79% 13
South West -13 36 £55,000 +25.71% 9
East Midlands -46 10 £40,500 -12.43% 2
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 830 (85.04%) Cisco
2 589 (60.35%) Firewall
3 544 (55.74%) Cisco Certification
4 453 (46.41%) CCNP
5 420 (43.03%) CheckPoint
6 360 (36.89%) Data Centre
7 350 (35.86%) Juniper
8 349 (35.76%) Cisco ASA
9 346 (35.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 334 (34.22%) WAN
11 286 (29.30%) Wireless
12 284 (29.10%) VPN
13 258 (26.43%) VMware
14 248 (25.41%) Network Security
15 240 (24.59%) BGP
16 239 (24.49%) OSPF
17 236 (24.18%) Palo Alto
18 230 (23.57%) CCNA
19 223 (22.85%) LAN
20 219 (22.44%) Load Balancing
21 214 (21.93%) Finance
22 208 (21.31%) MPLS
23 203 (20.80%) CCIE
24 197 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
25 184 (18.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
26 182 (18.65%) Microsoft
27 178 (18.24%) Fortinet
28 172 (17.62%) SolarWinds
29 167 (17.11%) ITIL
30 150 (15.37%) Amazon AWS

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 45 (4.61%) Apache
2 31 (3.18%) Tomcat
3 26 (2.66%) IIS
4 23 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.95%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.54%) nginx
7 14 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.51%) JBoss
14 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.31%) Confluence
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 1 (0.10%) CMS
16 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 150 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (2.05%) Office 365
5 16 (1.64%) IaaS
6 12 (1.23%) Akamai
6 12 (1.23%) PaaS
7 7 (0.72%) SaaS
8 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.31%) Mailgun
9 3 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.10%) GitHub
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 589 (60.35%) Firewall
2 349 (35.76%) Cisco ASA
3 346 (35.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 334 (34.22%) WAN
5 286 (29.30%) Wireless
6 284 (29.10%) VPN
7 248 (25.41%) Network Security
8 240 (24.59%) BGP
9 239 (24.49%) OSPF
10 223 (22.85%) LAN
11 208 (21.31%) MPLS
12 184 (18.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 136 (13.93%) DNS
13 136 (13.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 120 (12.30%) BIG-IP
15 119 (12.19%) TCP/IP
16 107 (10.96%) Cisco IOS
17 103 (10.55%) VPLS
18 96 (9.84%) Cisco Wireless
19 95 (9.73%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.74%) Big Data
3 14 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.13%) MySQL
5 9 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.72%) Couchbase
7 7 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.72%) Redis
8 6 (0.61%) Informix
8 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.31%) Hazelcast
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.20%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.10%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 40 (4.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 25 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.72%) Selenium
6 5 (0.51%) JIRA
7 4 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.31%) Hudson
8 3 (0.31%) Subversion
9 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.10%) AppScan
10 1 (0.10%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.10%) CMake
10 1 (0.10%) Maven
10 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 214 (21.93%) Finance
2 102 (10.45%) Banking
3 89 (9.12%) Retail
4 83 (8.50%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 24 (2.46%) Advertising
8 19 (1.95%) German Language
8 19 (1.95%) Italian Language
9 15 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.33%) Law
11 12 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.13%) Legal
13 8 (0.82%) Front Office
14 7 (0.72%) Games
15 6 (0.61%) Marketing
16 5 (0.51%) French Language
16 5 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
16 5 (0.51%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 458 (46.93%) Network Engineer
2 157 (16.09%) Architect
3 122 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 121 (12.40%) Senior Network Engineer
5 116 (11.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 116 (11.89%) Security Engineer
6 102 (10.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 81 (8.30%) Solutions Architect
8 76 (7.79%) Consultant
9 66 (6.76%) Network Architect
10 48 (4.92%) Network Specialist
11 46 (4.71%) Project Engineer
12 45 (4.61%) Analyst
13 42 (4.30%) Technical Architect
14 39 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (4.00%) Network Consultant
15 36 (3.69%) Presales Solution Architect
16 35 (3.59%) Security Consultant
17 34 (3.48%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
18 33 (3.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.35%) 802.1X
2 28 (2.87%) Middleware
3 13 (1.33%) REST
4 12 (1.23%) .NET
4 12 (1.23%) CSS
4 12 (1.23%) Node.js
5 11 (1.13%) mod_perl
6 10 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.92%) LAMP
7 9 (0.92%) LDAP
7 9 (0.92%) React
7 9 (0.92%) Web Services
8 8 (0.82%) HTML
8 8 (0.82%) J2EE
8 8 (0.82%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (0.82%) XML
8 8 (0.82%) XMPP
9 7 (0.72%) COM
10 5 (0.51%) WebSockets
11 3 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 360 (36.89%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 40 (4.10%) PKI
6 25 (2.56%) Fintech
6 25 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.84%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.64%) Driving Licence
8 16 (1.64%) EMC VMAX
8 16 (1.64%) Hedge funds
8 16 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.33%) Clustering
9 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 10 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 144 (14.75%) Linux
2 138 (14.14%) Windows
3 75 (7.68%) Unix
4 55 (5.64%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.92%) Solaris
8 8 (0.82%) CentOS
8 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.72%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.51%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.41%) AIX
12 4 (0.41%) Android
13 3 (0.31%) OpenBSD
14 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (22.44%) Load Balancing
2 167 (17.11%) ITIL
3 133 (13.63%) Presales
4 104 (10.66%) Network Design
5 93 (9.53%) Network Management
5 93 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
6 83 (8.50%) Network Monitoring
7 74 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (7.58%) Service Delivery
8 73 (7.48%) Network Load Balancing
9 70 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 63 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 50 (5.12%) DevOps
11 50 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
12 47 (4.82%) Decision-Making
12 47 (4.82%) E-Commerce
13 45 (4.61%) Mentoring
14 44 (4.51%) Service Management
15 43 (4.41%) Project Management
15 43 (4.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (9.02%) Python
2 40 (4.10%) SQL
3 34 (3.48%) Perl
4 33 (3.38%) PowerShell
5 32 (3.28%) Bash Shell
6 22 (2.25%) Java
7 21 (2.15%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.54%) C
9 14 (1.43%) Ruby
10 11 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.61%) PHP
11 6 (0.61%) Tcl
12 3 (0.31%) C#
12 3 (0.31%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.20%) AWK
13 2 (0.20%) sed
14 1 (0.10%) C++
14 1 (0.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 544 (55.74%) Cisco Certification
2 453 (46.41%) CCNP
3 230 (23.57%) CCNA
4 203 (20.80%) CCIE
5 128 (13.11%) Degree
6 105 (10.76%) Security Cleared
7 75 (7.68%) SC Cleared
8 44 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 39 (4.00%) CCDP
10 37 (3.79%) CCSA
11 33 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (3.28%) CCSE
13 24 (2.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 24 (2.46%) MCSE
14 18 (1.84%) CCIE Security
14 18 (1.84%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.74%) CCIE Data Center
15 17 (1.74%) CCIE Service Provider
16 15 (1.54%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.10%) PCI DSS
2 34 (3.48%) SLA
3 21 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.02%) GDPR
5 8 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.72%) QA
6 7 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.61%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 197 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (10.76%) Active Directory
3 54 (5.53%) ProxySG
4 37 (3.79%) Docker
5 36 (3.69%) Hyper-V
6 35 (3.59%) VMware NSX
7 29 (2.97%) XenApp
8 22 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.84%) VMware Server
10 15 (1.54%) vSphere
11 11 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.92%) Firmware
13 9 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.72%) iptables
15 4 (0.41%) Ceph
15 4 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.41%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (8.61%) Cisco Prime
2 57 (5.84%) Nagios
3 38 (3.89%) Ansible
4 28 (2.87%) FortiGate
5 27 (2.77%) Puppet
5 27 (2.77%) Stealthwatch
6 24 (2.46%) Terraform
7 19 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.95%) WhatsUp Gold
8 17 (1.74%) Kubernetes
8 17 (1.74%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.54%) QRadar
10 12 (1.23%) SCCM
11 11 (1.13%) SCVMM
12 10 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (1.02%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.92%) Nessus
14 8 (0.82%) SCOM
15 7 (0.72%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 830 (85.04%) Cisco
2 420 (43.03%) CheckPoint
3 350 (35.86%) Juniper
4 258 (26.43%) VMware
5 236 (24.18%) Palo Alto
6 182 (18.65%) Microsoft
7 178 (18.24%) Fortinet
8 172 (17.62%) SolarWinds
9 127 (13.01%) HP
10 120 (12.30%) Blue Coat
11 100 (10.25%) Meraki
12 86 (8.81%) Citrix
12 86 (8.81%) EMC
13 85 (8.71%) Dell
13 85 (8.71%) NetApp
14 72 (7.38%) Splunk
15 54 (5.53%) Oracle
16 51 (5.23%) Riverbed
17 49 (5.02%) Zscaler
18 46 (4.71%) Google