Period
to 19 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 670 505 543
Rank change year-on-year -165 +38 -75
Permanent jobs citing F5 340 168 603
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.97% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 243 116 448
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,375 £37,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £51,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -21.43% +16.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £67,500 £85,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £100,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +4.35%

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 42,870 17,328 53,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.86% 38.93% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 28,898 14,016 41,163
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in England

F5
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing F5 in England.

Salary trend for F5 in England

F5
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -224 108 £65,000 -23.53% 32
South East -102 91 £45,000 -35.71% 11
North of England -82 62 £55,000 -8.33% 29
South West -63 38 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Yorkshire -75 38 £55,000 +17.65% 15
North West -95 22 £42,500 -29.17% 14
Midlands -108 22 £43,750 +43.44% 9
East of England -78 20 £42,500 -19.05% 11
East Midlands -64 16 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Midlands -125 6 £42,500 +39.34% 6
North East - 2 £26,250 -
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 259 (76.18%) Cisco
2 211 (62.06%) Firewall
3 154 (45.29%) CheckPoint
4 110 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
5 104 (30.59%) Palo Alto
6 100 (29.41%) Network Security
7 85 (25.00%) Juniper
7 85 (25.00%) CCNP
7 85 (25.00%) LAN
8 80 (23.53%) WAN
8 80 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 76 (22.35%) Load Balancing
9 76 (22.35%) Security Cleared
10 74 (21.76%) Azure
11 69 (20.29%) Cisco ASA
12 68 (20.00%) Fortinet
12 68 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 66 (19.41%) SC Cleared
13 66 (19.41%) VMware
14 65 (19.12%) AWS
15 63 (18.53%) Linux
16 59 (17.35%) Finance
17 58 (17.06%) ITIL
18 56 (16.47%) DNS
19 51 (15.00%) VPN
20 48 (14.12%) Microsoft
20 48 (14.12%) Windows
20 48 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 46 (13.53%) Python
21 46 (13.53%) Wireless

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 13 (3.82%) nginx
2 10 (2.94%) Traefik
3 8 (2.35%) IIS
4 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.29%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 15 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 74 (21.76%) Azure
2 65 (19.12%) AWS
3 9 (2.65%) GCP
3 9 (2.65%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (1.47%) Cloudflare
4 5 (1.47%) IaaS
4 5 (1.47%) Kong
4 5 (1.47%) SaaS
5 4 (1.18%) PaaS
6 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.88%) NuGet
6 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.59%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (0.29%) MinIO
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 211 (62.06%) Firewall
2 100 (29.41%) Network Security
3 85 (25.00%) LAN
4 80 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 80 (23.53%) WAN
5 69 (20.29%) Cisco ASA
6 56 (16.47%) DNS
7 51 (15.00%) VPN
8 48 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 46 (13.53%) Wireless
10 33 (9.71%) BIG-IP
10 33 (9.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (9.41%) Cisco IOS
11 32 (9.41%) TCP/IP
12 30 (8.82%) BGP
13 26 (7.65%) MPLS
13 26 (7.65%) SSL
14 21 (6.18%) DHCP
15 19 (5.59%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (4.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.47%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.18%) DB2
4 3 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.88%) ArangoDB
4 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.59%) MySQL
5 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.29%) Big Data
6 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.47%) JIRA
3 5 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.88%) GitLab
6 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.59%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.59%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.59%) Gradle
6 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.59%) LINQPad
6 2 (0.59%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.59%) Selenium
6 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.59%) WebLOAD
6 2 (0.59%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (17.35%) Finance
2 39 (11.47%) Social Skills
3 32 (9.41%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.00%) Banking
4 17 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 14 (4.12%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.06%) Games
6 7 (2.06%) Marketing
7 6 (1.76%) Electronics
7 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.88%) Retail
10 2 (0.59%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (29.12%) Network Engineer
2 46 (13.53%) Security Engineer
3 43 (12.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 32 (9.41%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 32 (9.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 31 (9.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 26 (7.65%) Analyst
6 26 (7.65%) Consultant
7 20 (5.88%) Network Analyst
7 20 (5.88%) Security Specialist
8 19 (5.59%) Architect
9 16 (4.71%) Information Security Specialist
9 16 (4.71%) Information Specialist
9 16 (4.71%) Security Consultant
9 16 (4.71%) Security Operations Specialist
9 16 (4.71%) Senior Consultant
10 15 (4.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 15 (4.41%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
10 15 (4.41%) Senior Security Consultant
11 14 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.88%) Middleware
2 15 (4.41%) JSON
2 15 (4.41%) XML
3 10 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 9 (2.65%) LDAP
5 6 (1.76%) Kafka
6 5 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.88%) REST
7 3 (0.88%) RESTful
7 3 (0.88%) Web Services
8 2 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.59%) SOAP
8 2 (0.59%) XMPP
9 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.29%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.29%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 68 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.06%) Management Information System
2 24 (7.06%) Private Cloud
3 19 (5.59%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (4.71%) PKI
5 9 (2.65%) Clustering
6 8 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.06%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.06%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.06%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.76%) Fibre Optics
8 6 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.76%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.18%) Social Media
11 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Storwize
12 1 (0.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.53%) Linux
2 48 (14.12%) Windows
3 33 (9.71%) Unix
4 14 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.06%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.76%) CentOS
7 6 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.47%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.18%) AIX
9 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.29%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) VMS
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.35%) Load Balancing
2 58 (17.06%) ITIL
3 30 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 29 (8.53%) Change Management
5 26 (7.65%) Information Security
6 25 (7.35%) Risk Management
7 24 (7.06%) DevOps
7 24 (7.06%) Patch Management
7 24 (7.06%) Presales
7 24 (7.06%) Service Management
8 22 (6.47%) Project Delivery
9 21 (6.18%) ITSM
9 21 (6.18%) Remediation Plan
9 21 (6.18%) Technical Leadership
10 20 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (5.88%) Security Operations
11 19 (5.59%) Change Control
11 19 (5.59%) Migration
12 18 (5.29%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.53%) Python
2 32 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.94%) Bash Shell
4 16 (4.71%) SQL
5 15 (4.41%) Perl
6 9 (2.65%) Java
7 6 (1.76%) C
8 2 (0.59%) C#
8 2 (0.59%) C++
8 2 (0.59%) Go
8 2 (0.59%) VB
8 2 (0.59%) XPath
9 1 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (25.00%) CCNP
3 76 (22.35%) Security Cleared
4 66 (19.41%) SC Cleared
5 42 (12.35%) CCNA
6 30 (8.82%) CCIE
7 14 (4.12%) Degree
8 13 (3.82%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.65%) CCDP
10 8 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.76%) CCENT
11 6 (1.76%) CISSP
11 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.18%) CCIE Data Center
12 4 (1.18%) CCIE Service Provider
12 4 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.18%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.88%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.88%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 24 (7.06%) PCI DSS
2 21 (6.18%) SLA
3 20 (5.88%) COBIT
4 4 (1.18%) GDPR
5 3 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.88%) NCSC
5 3 (0.88%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (10.29%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.53%) ProxySG
4 10 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.94%) VMware NSX
5 8 (2.35%) Docker
6 7 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.06%) vSphere
7 6 (1.76%) NFS
8 5 (1.47%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.59%) Ceph
9 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.29%) UAG
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (5.59%) Ansible
2 17 (5.00%) FortiGate
3 15 (4.41%) SCCM
4 13 (3.82%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (3.53%) Puppet
6 11 (3.24%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.94%) Terraform
8 8 (2.35%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.06%) WSUS
10 6 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (1.47%) Grafana
11 5 (1.47%) SCOM
12 4 (1.18%) CSIRT
12 4 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 259 (76.18%) Cisco
2 154 (45.29%) CheckPoint
3 104 (30.59%) Palo Alto
4 85 (25.00%) Juniper
5 68 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 66 (19.41%) VMware
7 48 (14.12%) Microsoft
8 39 (11.47%) McAfee
9 37 (10.88%) Citrix
10 31 (9.12%) Zscaler
11 22 (6.47%) ServiceNow
12 21 (6.18%) Apple
12 21 (6.18%) Dell
13 20 (5.88%) Blue Coat
14 18 (5.29%) HP
15 17 (5.00%) Infoblox
15 17 (5.00%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.82%) Aruba
16 13 (3.82%) Oracle
16 13 (3.82%) Splunk