Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 356 366
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 +18
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 24 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.088% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 0.56% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 2
North West median annual salary £48,250 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.86% -4.11% -23.16%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £33,050
90th Percentile £64,375 £50,350 £37,950
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% +9.47%

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1968 1951 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.76% 15.68% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1605 1491
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the North West

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for BIG-IP in the North West

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the North West

BIG-IP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Manchester -15 10 £51,500 +47.14% 1
Cheshire - 7 £60,000 -
Merseyside +21 6 £42,500 -10.53%
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) F5
2 22 (91.67%) VPN
3 21 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (87.50%) Firewall
4 19 (79.17%) BGP
4 19 (79.17%) CCNP
5 18 (75.00%) EIGRP
5 18 (75.00%) Wireless
5 18 (75.00%) LAN
6 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (58.33%) Network Security
7 14 (58.33%) WAN
8 13 (54.17%) Data Centre
9 12 (50.00%) ITIL
9 12 (50.00%) Finance
9 12 (50.00%) IP Telephony
10 10 (41.67%) Polycom
10 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (41.67%) IronPort
10 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (41.67%) WLAN
10 10 (41.67%) SSL
10 10 (41.67%) IPsec
10 10 (41.67%) Siemens
10 10 (41.67%) Cisco Wireless
10 10 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (41.67%) OpenScape
11 9 (37.50%) Network Monitoring

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) VPN
2 21 (87.50%) Firewall
3 19 (79.17%) BGP
4 18 (75.00%) EIGRP
4 18 (75.00%) LAN
4 18 (75.00%) Wireless
5 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (58.33%) Network Security
6 14 (58.33%) WAN
7 12 (50.00%) IP Telephony
8 10 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (41.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 10 (41.67%) IPsec
8 10 (41.67%) OpenScape
8 10 (41.67%) SSL
8 10 (41.67%) WLAN
9 8 (33.33%) Ethernet
9 8 (33.33%) Multicast
9 8 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Financial Institution
3 4 (16.67%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Security Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Service Operations Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Data Centre
2 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Product Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (79.17%) CCNP
3 8 (33.33%) CCIE
3 8 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Cacti
2 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (41.67%) IronPort
2 10 (41.67%) Polycom
2 10 (41.67%) Siemens
3 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Capita
5 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (12.50%) Juniper
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft