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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 230 -
Rank change year-on-year -40 -  
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 5 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.074% 0.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 0
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

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 1045 893 953
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.48% 15.96% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 835 759 763
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 - 3 £44,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) IP Telephony
2 5 (83.33%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) Siemens
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) WLAN
3 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (50.00%) IronPort
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Polycom
3 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (50.00%) OpenScape
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Degree

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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) BGP
1 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) IP Telephony
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (50.00%) IPsec
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) OpenScape
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) RIP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) IronPort
3 3 (50.00%) Polycom
3 3 (50.00%) Siemens
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper