Period
to 23 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 562 468 440
Rank change year-on-year -94 -28 -83
Permanent jobs citing F5 510 867 1,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.61% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.44% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 394 655 767
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,700 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +1.90%

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 49,084 60,044 72,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.22% 42.55% 44.21%
Number of salaries quoted 37,745 46,592 57,280
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 23 January 2020.

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 2020. 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 -17 217 £65,000 - 24
South East +36 128 £54,000 -6.09% 30
Midlands -18 55 £49,362 -10.25% 7
East of England +28 43 £43,000 +1.18% 9
North of England -21 38 £58,000 +16.00% 28
West Midlands -42 30 £57,500 - 3
South West +7 28 £46,809 +2.00% 7
East Midlands +35 25 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West +22 21 £52,000 -0.95% 14
Yorkshire -29 16 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North East - 1 £35,000 - 4
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 402 (78.82%) Cisco
2 334 (65.49%) Firewall
3 283 (55.49%) Cisco Certification
4 226 (44.31%) WAN
5 225 (44.12%) CCNP
6 206 (40.39%) CheckPoint
7 186 (36.47%) Palo Alto
8 175 (34.31%) LAN
9 168 (32.94%) Data Centre
10 157 (30.78%) Load Balancing
11 149 (29.22%) Juniper
11 149 (29.22%) BGP
12 148 (29.02%) Network Security
13 139 (27.25%) CCNA
14 134 (26.27%) Finance
15 132 (25.88%) TCP/IP
16 129 (25.29%) VPN
16 129 (25.29%) OSPF
17 128 (25.10%) DNS
17 128 (25.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 119 (23.33%) AWS
19 117 (22.94%) VMware
20 111 (21.76%) Azure
21 109 (21.37%) Microsoft
22 100 (19.61%) Wireless
23 99 (19.41%) MPLS
24 93 (18.24%) ITIL
25 92 (18.04%) Cisco ASA
26 91 (17.84%) CCIE
27 89 (17.45%) Linux

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 18 (3.53%) IIS
2 14 (2.75%) Apache
3 13 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.59%) nginx
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.39%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) Confluence
11 1 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.20%) SAS
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 119 (23.33%) AWS
2 111 (21.76%) Azure
3 26 (5.10%) Office 365
4 12 (2.35%) SaaS
4 12 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (1.57%) IaaS
6 8 (1.57%) PaaS
7 4 (0.78%) Akamai
7 4 (0.78%) GCP
7 4 (0.78%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.59%) Slack
8 3 (0.59%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.39%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 334 (65.49%) Firewall
2 226 (44.31%) WAN
3 175 (34.31%) LAN
4 149 (29.22%) BGP
5 148 (29.02%) Network Security
6 132 (25.88%) TCP/IP
7 129 (25.29%) OSPF
7 129 (25.29%) VPN
8 128 (25.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 128 (25.10%) DNS
9 100 (19.61%) Wireless
10 99 (19.41%) MPLS
11 92 (18.04%) Cisco ASA
12 88 (17.25%) DHCP
13 81 (15.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 71 (13.92%) BIG-IP
15 59 (11.57%) SSL
16 54 (10.59%) VLAN
17 49 (9.61%) IPsec
17 49 (9.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.37%) Big Data
2 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (0.98%) MySQL
4 4 (0.78%) DB2
5 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (1.57%) Fiddler
4 8 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.57%) JIRA
5 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.78%) Subversion
7 3 (0.59%) Maven
7 3 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.39%) Appium
8 2 (0.39%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.39%) Gatling
8 2 (0.39%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.39%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (26.27%) Finance
2 45 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 44 (8.63%) Banking
4 22 (4.31%) Public Sector
5 16 (3.14%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.14%) Retail
6 8 (1.57%) Legal
7 7 (1.37%) Marketing
8 5 (0.98%) Japanese Language
9 4 (0.78%) Electronics
9 4 (0.78%) Law
9 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 275 (53.92%) Network Engineer
2 119 (23.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 54 (10.59%) Architect
4 49 (9.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 49 (9.61%) Security Engineer
5 42 (8.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 41 (8.04%) Analyst
7 34 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 30 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 27 (5.29%) Firewall Engineer
10 26 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (3.92%) Consultant
11 20 (3.92%) Juniper Engineer
12 18 (3.53%) Network Support
12 18 (3.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 17 (3.33%) Network Specialist
13 17 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 17 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.90%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.75%) Web Services
3 9 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.98%) .NET
4 5 (0.98%) JSON
4 5 (0.98%) XMPP
5 4 (0.78%) CSS
5 4 (0.78%) Node.js
6 3 (0.59%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.59%) Keycloak
6 3 (0.59%) REST
7 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.39%) HTML
7 2 (0.39%) LAMP
7 2 (0.39%) LDAP
7 2 (0.39%) Middleware
7 2 (0.39%) SAML
7 2 (0.39%) SOAP
7 2 (0.39%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (32.94%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.29%) PKI
4 24 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.37%) Clustering
9 7 (1.37%) Social Media
9 7 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.18%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.98%) Replication
12 4 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.59%) Fibre Optics
14 2 (0.39%) DataPower
14 2 (0.39%) PMI
15 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 89 (17.45%) Linux
2 72 (14.12%) Windows
3 45 (8.82%) Unix
3 45 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.37%) Solaris
8 5 (0.98%) CentOS
9 4 (0.78%) CatOS
10 2 (0.39%) HPUX
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (30.78%) Load Balancing
2 93 (18.24%) ITIL
3 68 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (10.20%) Network Design
5 44 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (6.86%) DevOps
7 33 (6.47%) Computer Science
7 33 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (6.27%) Presales
9 28 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
10 26 (5.10%) Project Delivery
11 24 (4.71%) WAN Optimisation
12 22 (4.31%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.12%) Incident Management
13 21 (4.12%) SIEM
14 20 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (3.92%) IT Strategy
15 19 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.61%) Python
2 41 (8.04%) SQL
3 21 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 20 (3.92%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.33%) Perl
6 9 (1.76%) Java
7 6 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.18%) Ruby
8 5 (0.98%) C
8 5 (0.98%) PHP
8 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.78%) C#
10 2 (0.39%) C++
10 2 (0.39%) VB
10 2 (0.39%) XPath
11 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 283 (55.49%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (44.12%) CCNP
3 139 (27.25%) CCNA
4 91 (17.84%) CCIE
5 58 (11.37%) Degree
5 58 (11.37%) Security Cleared
6 47 (9.22%) SC Cleared
7 38 (7.45%) CCSA
8 31 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (5.69%) MCSE
10 25 (4.90%) CCDP
11 22 (4.31%) CCSE
12 18 (3.53%) CISSP
13 16 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (2.94%) JNCIP
14 15 (2.94%) JNCIS
15 13 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (1.57%) AWS Certification
17 8 (1.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.51%) SLA
2 17 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.57%) PMO
4 5 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.78%) QA
6 2 (0.39%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.39%) FISMA
6 2 (0.39%) NIST
System Software
1 72 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.29%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.73%) ProxySG
5 17 (3.33%) VMware NSX
6 15 (2.94%) XenApp
7 11 (2.16%) Docker
8 8 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.57%) vSphere
9 7 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.78%) NFS
11 3 (0.59%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 36 (7.06%) FortiGate
2 35 (6.86%) Ansible
3 25 (4.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (4.71%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (3.53%) Puppet
5 18 (3.53%) SolarWinds Orion
6 17 (3.33%) SCCM
7 13 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.16%) SCOM
8 11 (2.16%) Terraform
9 10 (1.96%) Nessus
10 7 (1.37%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.18%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.78%) WSUS
13 3 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.59%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.59%) MOM
13 3 (0.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 402 (78.82%) Cisco
2 206 (40.39%) CheckPoint
3 186 (36.47%) Palo Alto
4 149 (29.22%) Juniper
5 117 (22.94%) VMware
6 109 (21.37%) Microsoft
7 88 (17.25%) Fortinet
8 83 (16.27%) SolarWinds
9 71 (13.92%) Citrix
10 67 (13.14%) Meraki
11 66 (12.94%) Blue Coat
12 65 (12.75%) HP
13 38 (7.45%) Aruba
14 28 (5.49%) Arista
15 26 (5.10%) Forcepoint
16 24 (4.71%) Barracuda Networks
17 23 (4.51%) Riverbed
17 23 (4.51%) Zscaler
18 21 (4.12%) Oracle
19 20 (3.92%) Infoblox