Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 276 310
Rank change year-on-year -31 +34 +16
Permanent jobs citing F5 45 86 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.66% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 1.40% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 38 72 32
North West median annual salary £41,250 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.16% +9.20% -7.94%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £63,250 £65,000 £52,425
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 5,250 6,126 5,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.28% 46.70% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,169 4,757 4,147
North West median annual salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,957 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Cheshire -6 28 £39,500 -12.22% 6
Manchester -4 16 £46,250 -5.13% 5
Lancashire +8 1 £37,500 -37.50%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 35 (77.78%) Cisco
2 34 (75.56%) Firewall
3 24 (53.33%) SSL
4 23 (51.11%) Wireless
5 22 (48.89%) MPLS
6 21 (46.67%) LAN
7 20 (44.44%) WAN
7 20 (44.44%) VPN
8 18 (40.00%) DNS
8 18 (40.00%) Ethernet
8 18 (40.00%) BGP
9 17 (37.78%) OSPF
9 17 (37.78%) Load Balancing
10 16 (35.56%) Network Security
10 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (33.33%) CCNP
11 15 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (31.11%) Blue Coat
13 12 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (26.67%) Riverbed
14 11 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (24.44%) NX-OS
14 11 (24.44%) IPsec
14 11 (24.44%) VMware
14 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
15 10 (22.22%) EIGRP

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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.11%) IaaS
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.67%) Office 365
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (75.56%) Firewall
2 24 (53.33%) SSL
3 23 (51.11%) Wireless
4 22 (48.89%) MPLS
5 21 (46.67%) LAN
6 20 (44.44%) VPN
6 20 (44.44%) WAN
7 18 (40.00%) BGP
7 18 (40.00%) DNS
7 18 (40.00%) Ethernet
8 17 (37.78%) OSPF
9 16 (35.56%) Network Security
10 15 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (24.44%) IPsec
12 11 (24.44%) NX-OS
12 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (13.33%) Retail
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 5 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) Express
1 1 (2.22%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (13.33%) Video\Live Streaming
3 5 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
1 9 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Load Balancing
2 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (15.56%) Security Patching
6 5 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (11.11%) Critical Thinking
6 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (11.11%) High Availability
6 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.11%) Server Hardening
7 4 (8.89%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (8.89%) OWASP
7 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (8.89%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) CCENT
5 1 (2.22%) VCP6
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) AirWatch
1 5 (11.11%) Foglight
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) CASB
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Blue Coat
3 12 (26.67%) Riverbed
4 11 (24.44%) VMware
5 10 (22.22%) HP
6 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
6 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.56%) Infoblox
7 7 (15.56%) Juniper
8 6 (13.33%) McAfee
8 6 (13.33%) Meraki
8 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
9 5 (11.11%) Brocade
9 5 (11.11%) Citrix
9 5 (11.11%) CommVault
9 5 (11.11%) NetApp
9 5 (11.11%) NetIQ
9 5 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (11.11%) TippingPoint
10 2 (4.44%) Fortinet