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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / North West
Rank 246 230 -
Rank change year-on-year -16 -  
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 1 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.016% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Median salary £25,000 £43,450 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.46% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 898 845 1143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.74% 14.86% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 700 689 876
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 27 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
Manchester - 1 £25,000 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) CRM
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Meraki
3 3 (60.00%) Mimecast
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) VMware

BIG-IP
Top Related 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 3 (60.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) OpenScape
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support Technician
1 3 (60.00%) IT Technician
1 3 (60.00%) Senior IT Support
1 3 (60.00%) Senior IT Technician
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Support Technician
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Technician
1 3 (60.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCTS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Meraki
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) IronPort
4 1 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (20.00%) Polycom
4 1 (20.00%) Siemens