Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 429 431 395
Rank change year-on-year +2 -36 -74
Permanent jobs citing F5 1,117 1,210 1,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% 1.63% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 746 969 1,285
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,125 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%

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 69,618 74,109 83,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.95% 44.51% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 54,419 58,157 68,657
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +66 525 £65,000 +13.04% 37
South East -128 196 £60,500 +10.00% 31
Midlands +90 160 £57,500 +21.05% 12
West Midlands +101 144 £57,500 +15.00% 10
East of England +48 104 £62,500 +19.05% 9
North of England -51 89 £44,000 -7.37% 15
South West +23 50 £55,000 +30.18% 2
North West -25 46 £40,000 -15.79% 9
Yorkshire -11 43 £47,500 +5.56% 5
East Midlands -7 15 £40,500 +1.25% 2
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 985 (88.18%) Cisco
2 637 (57.03%) Cisco Certification
3 624 (55.86%) Firewall
4 526 (47.09%) CCNP
5 458 (41.00%) CheckPoint
6 455 (40.73%) Data Centre
7 424 (37.96%) WAN
8 390 (34.91%) Cisco ASA
9 388 (34.74%) Juniper
10 385 (34.47%) VMware
11 339 (30.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 333 (29.81%) Wireless
13 316 (28.29%) VPN
14 308 (27.57%) CCNA
15 284 (25.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 283 (25.34%) Load Balancing
17 274 (24.53%) Finance
18 267 (23.90%) LAN
19 262 (23.46%) Palo Alto
20 254 (22.74%) MPLS
21 247 (22.11%) CCIE
21 247 (22.11%) Network Security
22 243 (21.75%) OSPF
23 242 (21.67%) BGP
24 212 (18.98%) Fortinet
25 207 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
26 205 (18.35%) Presales
27 201 (17.99%) ITIL
28 200 (17.91%) DNS
29 199 (17.82%) SolarWinds

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 42 (3.76%) Apache
2 26 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 20 (1.79%) IIS
4 19 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.98%) nginx
8 9 (0.81%) JBoss
9 8 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.27%) Confluence
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
16 1 (0.090%) SAS
16 1 (0.090%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (2.69%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.090%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.090%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 207 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (1.70%) IaaS
4 19 (1.70%) Office 365
5 18 (1.61%) Akamai
6 15 (1.34%) PaaS
7 12 (1.07%) SaaS
8 11 (0.98%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.54%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.27%) Mailgun
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.18%) Datadog
11 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
11 2 (0.18%) Yammer
12 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.090%) GitHub
12 1 (0.090%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 624 (55.86%) Firewall
2 424 (37.96%) WAN
3 390 (34.91%) Cisco ASA
4 339 (30.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 333 (29.81%) Wireless
6 316 (28.29%) VPN
7 267 (23.90%) LAN
8 254 (22.74%) MPLS
9 247 (22.11%) Network Security
10 243 (21.75%) OSPF
11 242 (21.67%) BGP
12 200 (17.91%) DNS
13 175 (15.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 141 (12.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 129 (11.55%) Cisco IOS
16 127 (11.37%) NetScaler
17 123 (11.01%) VPLS
18 119 (10.65%) TCP/IP
19 109 (9.76%) DHCP
20 103 (9.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.85%) Big Data
2 22 (1.97%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 7 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.54%) Informix
5 6 (0.54%) MySQL
6 5 (0.45%) Couchbase
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.27%) Hazelcast
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.18%) Redis
10 1 (0.090%) DB2
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (4.03%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 25 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 18 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.63%) Selenium
6 6 (0.54%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.45%) JIRA
7 5 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.18%) JUnit
9 2 (0.18%) Maven
9 2 (0.18%) RSpec
9 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.090%) Ant
10 1 (0.090%) AppScan
10 1 (0.090%) CMake
10 1 (0.090%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.090%) Subversion
General
1 274 (24.53%) Finance
2 122 (10.92%) Retail
3 106 (9.49%) Banking
4 77 (6.89%) Telecoms
5 71 (6.36%) Manufacturing
6 63 (5.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 35 (3.13%) German Language
7 35 (3.13%) Italian Language
8 23 (2.06%) Advertising
9 21 (1.88%) Games
10 14 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.16%) Marketing
12 12 (1.07%) Law
13 11 (0.98%) Billing
14 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.81%) Legal
16 8 (0.72%) Back Office
17 6 (0.54%) Electronics
17 6 (0.54%) Front Office
18 5 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 467 (41.81%) Network Engineer
2 217 (19.43%) Architect
3 138 (12.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 136 (12.18%) Solutions Architect
5 132 (11.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 125 (11.19%) Senior Network Engineer
7 106 (9.49%) Security Engineer
8 81 (7.25%) Technical Architect
9 73 (6.54%) Network Security Engineer
10 70 (6.27%) Network Architect
11 69 (6.18%) Consultant
12 68 (6.09%) Network Specialist
13 61 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 58 (5.19%) Technical Solutions Architect
15 52 (4.66%) Project Engineer
15 52 (4.66%) Security Architect
16 51 (4.57%) Analyst
17 48 (4.30%) Network Consultant
17 48 (4.30%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
18 47 (4.21%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (6.00%) 802.1X
2 49 (4.39%) Middleware
3 23 (2.06%) HTML
4 19 (1.70%) CSS
4 19 (1.70%) XML
5 18 (1.61%) LDAP
6 17 (1.52%) .NET
7 16 (1.43%) Web Services
8 10 (0.90%) mod_perl
8 10 (0.90%) Node.js
9 9 (0.81%) AngularJS
9 9 (0.81%) J2EE
10 8 (0.72%) COM
10 8 (0.72%) React
11 6 (0.54%) REST
12 5 (0.45%) WebSockets
13 4 (0.36%) Ajax
13 4 (0.36%) DOM
13 4 (0.36%) XMPP
14 3 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 455 (40.73%) Data Centre
2 80 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (7.16%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
5 39 (3.49%) PKI
6 33 (2.95%) Public Cloud
7 29 (2.60%) Fintech
8 26 (2.33%) Private Cloud
9 24 (2.15%) EMC VMAX
10 22 (1.97%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.79%) Clustering
11 20 (1.79%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.61%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.34%) FlexPod
14 12 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.98%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
16 9 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 182 (16.29%) Linux
2 142 (12.71%) Windows
3 90 (8.06%) Unix
4 38 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.98%) Solaris
8 8 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.63%) CentOS
9 7 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.54%) AIX
10 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.36%) Android
11 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.27%) OpenBSD
12 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.18%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (25.34%) Load Balancing
2 205 (18.35%) Presales
3 201 (17.99%) ITIL
4 149 (13.34%) Network Design
5 109 (9.76%) Network Management
6 100 (8.95%) Service Delivery
7 95 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
8 90 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
9 89 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 88 (7.88%) Service Management
11 85 (7.61%) DevOps
12 84 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 83 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (6.89%) Network Load Balancing
15 73 (6.54%) Kalman Filter
16 67 (6.00%) Decision-Making
17 64 (5.73%) E-Commerce
18 60 (5.37%) Technical Architecture
19 58 (5.19%) Mentoring
20 57 (5.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 116 (10.38%) Python
2 75 (6.71%) PowerShell
3 48 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 41 (3.67%) Ruby
5 39 (3.49%) JavaScript
5 39 (3.49%) Perl
5 39 (3.49%) SQL
6 32 (2.86%) Java
7 17 (1.52%) C
8 9 (0.81%) PHP
9 8 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.45%) Tcl
11 3 (0.27%) C#
12 2 (0.18%) AWK
12 2 (0.18%) Groovy
12 2 (0.18%) sed
12 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.090%) C++
13 1 (0.090%) Korn
13 1 (0.090%) VB
Qualifications
1 637 (57.03%) Cisco Certification
2 526 (47.09%) CCNP
3 308 (27.57%) CCNA
4 247 (22.11%) CCIE
5 168 (15.04%) Degree
6 98 (8.77%) Security Cleared
7 61 (5.46%) SC Cleared
8 51 (4.57%) CCDP
9 40 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (3.13%) CISSP
11 34 (3.04%) CCSE
12 33 (2.95%) CCIE Data Center
12 33 (2.95%) CCIE Service Provider
13 32 (2.86%) CCSA
14 30 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (2.24%) DV Cleared
17 23 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (1.97%) MCSE
19 21 (1.88%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.12%) PCI DSS
2 33 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.42%) SLA
4 14 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.63%) QA
5 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.36%) GDPR
6 4 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.27%) COBIT
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.27%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.18%) PSD2
9 1 (0.090%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.090%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.090%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.090%) PMO
System Software
1 284 (25.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 56 (5.01%) ProxySG
4 42 (3.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 41 (3.67%) XenApp
6 39 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
6 39 (3.49%) VMware NSX
7 37 (3.31%) vSphere
8 33 (2.95%) Hyper-V
9 29 (2.60%) XenDesktop
10 28 (2.51%) Docker
11 23 (2.06%) VMware Server
12 12 (1.07%) XenServer
13 9 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.72%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.36%) NFS
17 3 (0.27%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 96 (8.59%) Cisco Prime
2 57 (5.10%) Ansible
3 55 (4.92%) Nagios
3 55 (4.92%) Puppet
4 53 (4.74%) Terraform
5 40 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (3.40%) vCenter Server
7 33 (2.95%) vRealize
8 27 (2.42%) FortiGate
9 24 (2.15%) Stealthwatch
10 21 (1.88%) QRadar
11 19 (1.70%) WhatsUp Gold
12 15 (1.34%) SCOM
13 14 (1.25%) SCCM
14 13 (1.16%) CASB
14 13 (1.16%) SCVMM
15 12 (1.07%) Kubernetes
16 11 (0.98%) Cisco CME
17 9 (0.81%) WSUS
18 8 (0.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 985 (88.18%) Cisco
2 458 (41.00%) CheckPoint
3 388 (34.74%) Juniper
4 385 (34.47%) VMware
5 262 (23.46%) Palo Alto
6 212 (18.98%) Fortinet
7 199 (17.82%) SolarWinds
8 187 (16.74%) Microsoft
9 170 (15.22%) Citrix
10 166 (14.86%) HP
11 157 (14.06%) Blue Coat
12 144 (12.89%) NetApp
12 144 (12.89%) Splunk
13 141 (12.62%) EMC
14 126 (11.28%) Dell
15 97 (8.68%) Meraki
16 74 (6.62%) Riverbed
17 68 (6.09%) Zscaler
18 65 (5.82%) Infoblox
19 54 (4.83%) Google