The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 104 96
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 5 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.50% 0.093% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 0.50% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Median salary £57,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  

BIG-IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 120 202 268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 11.89% 18.81% 21.47%
Number of salaries quoted 92 160 200
Median salary £41,000 £35,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% -21.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in Essex

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP in Essex.

Salary trend for BIG-IP in Essex

BIG-IP
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 4 £57,500 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
BIG-IP
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 4 (80.00%) DMVPN
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) NetScreen
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (80.00%) Imperva

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DMVPN
2 4 (80.00%) NetScreen
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Check Point Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Imperva
2 4 (80.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto