Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 643 543 530
Rank change year-on-year -100 -13 -79
Permanent jobs citing F5 312 251 704
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 1.00% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 205 191 524
10th Percentile £38,600 £36,250 £33,575
25th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.52% +22.73% -4.35%
75th Percentile £66,000 £83,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £95,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -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 38,334 25,027 55,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.20% 40.37% 41.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26,256 19,598 43,515
10th Percentile £30,593 £30,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,486 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.93% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £54,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.81% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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
South East -41 92 £62,500 -3.85% 11
London -192 88 £65,000 -18.75% 24
North of England -45 50 £55,000 +14.58% 8
Midlands -48 38 £47,250 +29.17% 9
South West -41 33 £63,250 -2.69% 3
Yorkshire -39 32 £55,000 +22.22% 6
West Midlands -55 26 £47,250 +36.33% 3
North West -49 16 £42,500 -29.17% 2
East Midlands -33 12 £46,250 +2.78% 6
East of England -38 8 £23,500 -65.19% 7
North East -30 2 £26,250 -25.00%
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 230 (73.72%) Cisco
2 194 (62.18%) Firewall
3 117 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 109 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (31.73%) VMware
6 94 (30.13%) Network Security
7 93 (29.81%) Load Balancing
8 90 (28.85%) CCNP
9 87 (27.88%) LAN
9 87 (27.88%) Data Centre
10 83 (26.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 83 (26.60%) Azure
10 83 (26.60%) DNS
11 80 (25.64%) Linux
12 79 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 78 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 76 (24.36%) Finance
15 72 (23.08%) VPN
16 70 (22.44%) WAN
17 67 (21.47%) Microsoft
17 67 (21.47%) AWS
18 66 (21.15%) Palo Alto
19 63 (20.19%) Windows
20 62 (19.87%) BIG-IP
21 61 (19.55%) Juniper
22 57 (18.27%) Active Directory
22 57 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 55 (17.63%) ITIL
24 50 (16.03%) Security Cleared
25 48 (15.38%) Fortinet

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 11 (3.53%) Traefik
2 10 (3.21%) nginx
2 10 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.88%) IIS
4 7 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.60%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.96%) Confluence
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.64%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (5.77%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 83 (26.60%) Azure
2 67 (21.47%) AWS
3 13 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (3.21%) PaaS
5 9 (2.88%) IaaS
6 8 (2.56%) OpenShift
7 7 (2.24%) SaaS
8 6 (1.92%) GCP
9 5 (1.60%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.28%) Kong
11 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.96%) NuGet
12 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.64%) Slack
12 2 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.32%) AWS Direct Connect
13 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.32%) Datadog
13 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 194 (62.18%) Firewall
2 94 (30.13%) Network Security
3 87 (27.88%) LAN
4 83 (26.60%) DNS
4 83 (26.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 78 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 72 (23.08%) VPN
7 70 (22.44%) WAN
8 62 (19.87%) BIG-IP
9 46 (14.74%) TCP/IP
9 46 (14.74%) Wireless
10 38 (12.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 37 (11.86%) BGP
12 34 (10.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (10.90%) DHCP
13 32 (10.26%) OSPF
14 31 (9.94%) SAN
15 26 (8.33%) NAS
16 21 (6.73%) MPLS
17 19 (6.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database
1 4 (1.28%) RDBMS
1 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Ignite
4 1 (0.32%) ArangoDB
4 1 (0.32%) Big Data
4 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.60%) JIRA
5 4 (1.28%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.96%) GitLab
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) Gradle
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (24.36%) Finance
2 42 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 36 (11.54%) Social Skills
4 20 (6.41%) Public Sector
5 15 (4.81%) Banking
6 14 (4.49%) Electronics
6 14 (4.49%) Marketing
7 11 (3.53%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (3.21%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.92%) Back Office
9 6 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.92%) Games
10 5 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.60%) Publishing
11 4 (1.28%) Automotive
12 3 (0.96%) Retail
13 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.64%) Law
13 2 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (33.97%) Network Engineer
2 39 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (12.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (6.09%) Architect
5 18 (5.77%) Consultant
6 17 (5.45%) Design Engineer
7 15 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (4.81%) Security Specialist
8 14 (4.49%) Data Centre Engineer
9 13 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (3.85%) PowerShell Engineer
10 12 (3.85%) Security Engineer
11 10 (3.21%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (3.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (3.21%) Network Architect
12 9 (2.88%) Junior
12 9 (2.88%) Security Consultant
12 9 (2.88%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (2.56%) Administrator
13 8 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.77%) Middleware
2 13 (4.17%) LDAP
3 7 (2.24%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.24%) JSON
4 6 (1.92%) Kafka
5 5 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.60%) XML
6 3 (0.96%) YAML
7 2 (0.64%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.64%) XMPP
8 1 (0.32%) CSS
8 1 (0.32%) Django
8 1 (0.32%) Express
8 1 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.32%) REST
8 1 (0.32%) RESTful
8 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 87 (27.88%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (4.81%) PKI
5 14 (4.49%) Public Cloud
6 13 (4.17%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.21%) Fat Client
7 10 (3.21%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.56%) Clustering
9 6 (1.92%) Fibre Optics
9 6 (1.92%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.96%) Social Media
12 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.64%) Linux
2 63 (20.19%) Windows
3 40 (12.82%) Unix
4 27 (8.65%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.24%) CentOS
6 7 (2.24%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.60%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.96%) AIX
11 2 (0.64%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (29.81%) Load Balancing
2 57 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (17.63%) ITIL
4 35 (11.22%) Service Delivery
5 29 (9.29%) Infrastructure Automation
6 28 (8.97%) Service Management
7 24 (7.69%) DevOps
7 24 (7.69%) Project Delivery
8 23 (7.37%) Network Design
8 23 (7.37%) Patch Management
9 22 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (7.05%) Information Security
9 22 (7.05%) Technical Leadership
10 21 (6.73%) Change Management
10 21 (6.73%) Risk Management
11 20 (6.41%) Computer Science
11 20 (6.41%) ITSM
11 20 (6.41%) Network Virtualisation
12 19 (6.09%) Network Management
12 19 (6.09%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.26%) Python
3 16 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.85%) SQL
5 6 (1.92%) Perl
6 4 (1.28%) Java
7 3 (0.96%) C
8 1 (0.32%) Go
8 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 109 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (28.85%) CCNP
3 50 (16.03%) Security Cleared
4 39 (12.50%) CCIE
4 39 (12.50%) CCNA
5 29 (9.29%) SC Cleared
6 22 (7.05%) Degree
7 20 (6.41%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.24%) CCDP
11 7 (2.24%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (2.24%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.60%) CCSE
12 5 (1.60%) HND
12 5 (1.60%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.28%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.28%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.96%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.41%) PCI DSS
2 17 (5.45%) COBIT
2 17 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.56%) SLA
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.64%) GRC
4 2 (0.64%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 79 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (18.27%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.45%) VMware NSX
4 16 (5.13%) XenApp
5 14 (4.49%) Docker
5 14 (4.49%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.88%) Terminal Services
6 9 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (2.56%) vSphere
7 8 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.24%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.60%) NFS
11 4 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.96%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (15.06%) Ansible
2 24 (7.69%) Puppet
3 21 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (6.09%) FortiGate
5 17 (5.45%) Kubernetes
6 14 (4.49%) SCOM
7 12 (3.85%) SCCM
8 10 (3.21%) HAProxy
9 9 (2.88%) Terraform
9 9 (2.88%) vRealize
10 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (2.56%) WSUS
11 7 (2.24%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (1.28%) Nagios
14 4 (1.28%) Packer
14 4 (1.28%) Suricata
Vendors
1 230 (73.72%) Cisco
2 117 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 99 (31.73%) VMware
4 67 (21.47%) Microsoft
5 66 (21.15%) Palo Alto
6 61 (19.55%) Juniper
7 48 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 43 (13.78%) Citrix
9 41 (13.14%) Dell
10 28 (8.97%) McAfee
11 24 (7.69%) HP
12 22 (7.05%) Red Hat
12 22 (7.05%) Zscaler
13 21 (6.73%) EMC
14 19 (6.09%) Apple
14 19 (6.09%) Infoblox
14 19 (6.09%) Oracle
14 19 (6.09%) SolarWinds
15 18 (5.77%) ServiceNow
15 18 (5.77%) Veeam