Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 414 390 376
Rank change year-on-year -24 -14 -43
Permanent jobs citing F5 1,178 1,291 1,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.80% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.66% 1.80% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 755 1,015 1,388
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £38,350 £33,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -

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 71,030 71,630 84,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.15% 44.23% 45.10%
Number of salaries quoted 56,156 57,559 69,938
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +19 533 £60,000 +4.35% 46
South East -126 228 £55,000 +3.77% 20
Midlands +70 150 £56,250 +18.42% 6
West Midlands +76 133 £57,500 +21.05% 4
East of England +29 116 £65,000 +13.04% 3
North of England -45 95 £40,000 -15.79% 16
South West +34 61 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Yorkshire -24 50 £47,500 -5.00% 8
North West -3 45 £40,000 -15.79% 6
East Midlands -1 16 £42,500 -5.56% 2
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,037 (88.03%) Cisco
2 685 (58.15%) Cisco Certification
3 615 (52.21%) Firewall
4 532 (45.16%) CCNP
5 490 (41.60%) Data Centre
6 469 (39.81%) CheckPoint
7 450 (38.20%) VMware
8 442 (37.52%) WAN
9 429 (36.42%) Juniper
10 368 (31.24%) Cisco ASA
11 360 (30.56%) CCNA
12 337 (28.61%) Wireless
13 334 (28.35%) VPN
14 301 (25.55%) Load Balancing
15 297 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 290 (24.62%) MPLS
17 287 (24.36%) Finance
17 287 (24.36%) Cisco Nexus
18 286 (24.28%) Palo Alto
19 281 (23.85%) Network Security
20 278 (23.60%) CCIE
21 274 (23.26%) LAN
22 250 (21.22%) DNS
23 242 (20.54%) Presales
24 239 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
25 234 (19.86%) OSPF
26 227 (19.27%) BGP
27 220 (18.68%) ITIL
27 220 (18.68%) Fortinet
28 212 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 34 (2.89%) Apache
2 26 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.12%) IIS
4 21 (1.78%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.76%) JBoss
8 6 (0.51%) nginx
9 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.17%) Confluence
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 239 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.29%) Akamai
4 26 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (1.70%) SaaS
6 17 (1.44%) IaaS
6 17 (1.44%) Office 365
7 16 (1.36%) PaaS
8 10 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.34%) Sage Pay
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.17%) Datadog
10 2 (0.17%) Yammer
11 1 (0.085%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.085%) GitHub
11 1 (0.085%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 615 (52.21%) Firewall
2 442 (37.52%) WAN
3 368 (31.24%) Cisco ASA
4 337 (28.61%) Wireless
5 334 (28.35%) VPN
6 290 (24.62%) MPLS
7 287 (24.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 281 (23.85%) Network Security
9 274 (23.26%) LAN
10 250 (21.22%) DNS
11 234 (19.86%) OSPF
12 227 (19.27%) BGP
13 151 (12.82%) NetScaler
14 146 (12.39%) DHCP
15 145 (12.31%) Cisco IOS
15 145 (12.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 127 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 119 (10.10%) TCP/IP
18 118 (10.02%) IPsec
19 110 (9.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.69%) Big Data
2 33 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.68%) MySQL
5 7 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.42%) Couchbase
7 5 (0.42%) Informix
8 4 (0.34%) Redis
9 3 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.25%) RavenDB
9 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.17%) OLTP
11 1 (0.085%) DB2
11 1 (0.085%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.085%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.085%) OpenTSDB
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (3.99%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 35 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.68%) Subversion
6 7 (0.59%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.42%) JIRA
7 5 (0.42%) Selenium
7 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.34%) JUnit
8 4 (0.34%) RSpec
9 3 (0.25%) Maven
9 3 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.17%) Ant
11 1 (0.085%) AppScan
11 1 (0.085%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.085%) Gradle
11 1 (0.085%) IntelliJ
General
1 287 (24.36%) Finance
2 122 (10.36%) Retail
3 105 (8.91%) Banking
4 92 (7.81%) Manufacturing
5 80 (6.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 78 (6.62%) Telecoms
7 39 (3.31%) German Language
7 39 (3.31%) Italian Language
8 34 (2.89%) Games
9 20 (1.70%) Marketing
10 16 (1.36%) Advertising
11 12 (1.02%) Electronics
12 11 (0.93%) Billing
12 11 (0.93%) Law
13 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.76%) Legal
14 8 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.59%) Back Office
16 6 (0.51%) Local Government
17 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 459 (38.96%) Network Engineer
2 232 (19.69%) Architect
3 147 (12.48%) Solutions Architect
4 136 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 125 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
6 114 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 111 (9.42%) Security Engineer
8 100 (8.49%) Technical Architect
9 86 (7.30%) Network Specialist
10 74 (6.28%) Network Security Engineer
11 73 (6.20%) Consultant
12 66 (5.60%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 66 (5.60%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 65 (5.52%) Network Architect
13 65 (5.52%) Security Specialist
14 61 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 61 (5.18%) Network Security Specialist
14 61 (5.18%) Senior Network Specialist
15 58 (4.92%) Cisco Architect
16 53 (4.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.69%) 802.1X
2 44 (3.74%) Middleware
3 39 (3.31%) HTML
4 35 (2.97%) XML
5 24 (2.04%) LDAP
6 22 (1.87%) CSS
7 19 (1.61%) Web Services
8 14 (1.19%) .NET
9 12 (1.02%) Node.js
10 8 (0.68%) REST
10 8 (0.68%) SOAP
11 7 (0.59%) COM
11 7 (0.59%) mod_perl
12 6 (0.51%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.51%) J2EE
12 6 (0.51%) JSON
13 5 (0.42%) React
13 5 (0.42%) WebSockets
14 4 (0.34%) OpenID
14 4 (0.34%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 490 (41.60%) Data Centre
2 106 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.33%) Linux Command Line
5 42 (3.57%) PKI
6 40 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 36 (3.06%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.46%) Clustering
8 29 (2.46%) Private Cloud
9 25 (2.12%) Fintech
10 24 (2.04%) EMC VMAX
11 22 (1.87%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.78%) User Experience
13 20 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (1.44%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.36%) FlexPod
15 16 (1.36%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 9 (0.76%) PMI
18 7 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 181 (15.37%) Linux
2 157 (13.33%) Windows
3 89 (7.56%) Unix
4 41 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.85%) Solaris
9 9 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.68%) CentOS
10 8 (0.68%) Debian
11 6 (0.51%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.34%) AIX
14 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.085%) Android
15 1 (0.085%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (25.55%) Load Balancing
2 242 (20.54%) Presales
3 220 (18.68%) ITIL
4 151 (12.82%) Network Design
5 117 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
6 113 (9.59%) Service Management
7 107 (9.08%) Network Management
8 103 (8.74%) Service Delivery
9 89 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 88 (7.47%) Network Monitoring
11 83 (7.05%) DevOps
12 77 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (6.54%) Decision-Making
13 72 (6.11%) Mentoring
14 69 (5.86%) E-Commerce
14 69 (5.86%) ITIL V3
15 65 (5.52%) Analytics
16 64 (5.43%) Kalman Filter
16 64 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
17 60 (5.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (10.78%) Python
2 92 (7.81%) PowerShell
3 53 (4.50%) SQL
4 51 (4.33%) Bash Shell
5 47 (3.99%) Ruby
6 44 (3.74%) JavaScript
7 33 (2.80%) Perl
8 32 (2.72%) Java
9 17 (1.44%) C
10 14 (1.19%) PHP
11 9 (0.76%) Groovy
12 8 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.59%) C++
14 4 (0.34%) Tcl
15 2 (0.17%) AWK
15 2 (0.17%) sed
15 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.085%) Korn
16 1 (0.085%) VB
Qualifications
1 685 (58.15%) Cisco Certification
2 532 (45.16%) CCNP
3 360 (30.56%) CCNA
4 278 (23.60%) CCIE
5 178 (15.11%) Degree
6 93 (7.89%) Security Cleared
7 60 (5.09%) SC Cleared
8 54 (4.58%) CISSP
9 53 (4.50%) CCDP
10 38 (3.23%) CCIE Data Center
10 38 (3.23%) CCIE Service Provider
10 38 (3.23%) CCSE
11 33 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 33 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (2.46%) CCSA
12 29 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (2.46%) PMI Certification
12 29 (2.46%) PMP
13 27 (2.29%) MCSE
14 24 (2.04%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 27 (2.29%) SLA
4 17 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.51%) QA
8 4 (0.34%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.34%) PSD2
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) PMO
11 1 (0.085%) GDPR
11 1 (0.085%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.085%) NIST 800
System Software
1 297 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (11.29%) Active Directory
3 50 (4.24%) VMware NSX
4 43 (3.65%) vSphere
5 42 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 40 (3.40%) ProxySG
7 39 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
7 39 (3.31%) XenApp
8 37 (3.14%) Hyper-V
9 31 (2.63%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.95%) Docker
11 18 (1.53%) XenServer
12 17 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (1.36%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.68%) NFS
15 7 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.59%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 81 (6.88%) Cisco Prime
2 70 (5.94%) Puppet
3 66 (5.60%) Ansible
4 62 (5.26%) Terraform
5 59 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (3.90%) vCenter Server
7 39 (3.31%) Nagios
7 39 (3.31%) vRealize
8 26 (2.21%) FortiGate
9 21 (1.78%) QRadar
9 21 (1.78%) WhatsUp Gold
10 17 (1.44%) SCOM
11 16 (1.36%) CASB
12 15 (1.27%) Stealthwatch
13 14 (1.19%) Cisco CME
14 13 (1.10%) SCCM
15 11 (0.93%) Kubernetes
15 11 (0.93%) SCVMM
16 9 (0.76%) WSUS
17 8 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,037 (88.03%) Cisco
2 469 (39.81%) CheckPoint
3 450 (38.20%) VMware
4 429 (36.42%) Juniper
5 286 (24.28%) Palo Alto
6 220 (18.68%) Fortinet
7 206 (17.49%) Citrix
8 182 (15.45%) SolarWinds
9 180 (15.28%) Blue Coat
10 178 (15.11%) HP
11 176 (14.94%) Microsoft
12 173 (14.69%) NetApp
13 157 (13.33%) Splunk
14 149 (12.65%) EMC
15 126 (10.70%) Dell
16 105 (8.91%) Meraki
17 86 (7.30%) Infoblox
18 83 (7.05%) Riverbed
18 83 (7.05%) Zscaler
19 70 (5.94%) Aruba