Period
to 20 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 318 301
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 +31
Permanent jobs citing F5 49 35 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.28% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.64% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 37 16 31
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.59% +9.64% -36.15%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £53,450 £53,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,110 5,437 5,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 47.49% 44.14% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,866 4,414 4,059
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the North West

F5
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 in the North West.

Salary trend for F5 in the North West

F5
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for F5 in the North West

F5
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 F5 within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Manchester +7 25 £50,750 +11.54% 7
Merseyside +26 14 £42,500 -10.99%
Cheshire -47 9 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 North West region with a requirement for F5.

1 45 (91.84%) Cisco
2 34 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (67.35%) Cisco ASA
4 30 (61.22%) Firewall
5 26 (53.06%) CCNP
5 26 (53.06%) VPN
6 24 (48.98%) Network Security
7 23 (46.94%) Data Centre
8 22 (44.90%) Windows
9 21 (42.86%) BGP
10 18 (36.73%) Wireless
10 18 (36.73%) WAN
10 18 (36.73%) VMware
11 17 (34.69%) Load Balancing
11 17 (34.69%) EIGRP
12 15 (30.61%) SSL
12 15 (30.61%) Network Monitoring
12 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (28.57%) LAN
13 14 (28.57%) IPsec
13 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (26.53%) BIG-IP
14 13 (26.53%) DNS
14 13 (26.53%) Linux
14 13 (26.53%) ITIL
15 12 (24.49%) CCNA
15 12 (24.49%) MPLS
15 12 (24.49%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (24.49%) Capita
15 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus

F5
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (67.35%) Cisco ASA
2 30 (61.22%) Firewall
3 26 (53.06%) VPN
4 24 (48.98%) Network Security
5 21 (42.86%) BGP
6 18 (36.73%) WAN
6 18 (36.73%) Wireless
7 17 (34.69%) EIGRP
8 15 (30.61%) SSL
9 14 (28.57%) IPsec
9 14 (28.57%) LAN
10 13 (26.53%) BIG-IP
10 13 (26.53%) DNS
11 12 (24.49%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (24.49%) MPLS
12 11 (22.45%) DHCP
12 11 (22.45%) Ethernet
12 11 (22.45%) VoIP
13 10 (20.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.16%) Subversion
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (16.33%) Games
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 6 (12.24%) Applications Support
7 6 (12.24%) Lead Network Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (6.12%) Senior Applications Support
10 3 (6.12%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 3 (6.12%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (4.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (4.08%) Network Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) 802.1X
2 5 (10.20%) Node.js
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.37%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.12%) Life Science
3 3 (6.12%) Online Games
4 2 (4.08%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Linux
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.16%) Debian
6 4 (8.16%) Unix
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Load Balancing
2 15 (30.61%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (26.53%) ITIL
4 6 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (12.24%) Trend Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
5 5 (10.20%) Network Architecture
5 5 (10.20%) Network Design
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.12%) ITSM
6 3 (6.12%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (4.08%) Change Control
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
1 5 (10.20%) C++
1 5 (10.20%) Groovy
1 5 (10.20%) Java
1 5 (10.20%) PHP
1 5 (10.20%) Ruby
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (53.06%) CCNP
3 12 (24.49%) CCNA
4 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 4 (8.16%) CCIE
6 2 (4.08%) MCP
6 2 (4.08%) MCSA
6 2 (4.08%) MCSE
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) Docker
4 3 (6.12%) LXC
4 3 (6.12%) VMware NSX
5 2 (4.08%) Varnish
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Cacti
2 5 (10.20%) Nagios
3 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.08%) Grafana
4 2 (4.08%) Graphite
4 2 (4.08%) Graylog
4 2 (4.08%) HAProxy
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (91.84%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Capita
4 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.41%) CheckPoint
5 10 (20.41%) IronPort
6 9 (18.37%) Juniper
6 9 (18.37%) Riverbed
7 8 (16.33%) Citrix
8 7 (14.29%) Polycom
8 7 (14.29%) Siemens
8 7 (14.29%) SolarWinds
9 5 (10.20%) HP
10 2 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.08%) McAfee
10 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.04%) Aruba
11 1 (2.04%) Fortinet