The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / South East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 401 396
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 7 62 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.047% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 1.43% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 58 70
Median salary £47,500 £58,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.14% +30.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £44,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £58,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -1.70% +24.46%  

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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2832 4337 4710
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.15% 22.30% 21.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2284 3635 3557
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

BIG-IP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for BIG-IP in the South East

BIG-IP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Buckinghamshire +17 6 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £46,500 -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 12 (80.00%) LAN
3 12 (80.00%) WAN
3 12 (80.00%) Juniper
4 11 (73.33%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (73.33%) VPN
4 11 (73.33%) Finance
4 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (66.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 10 (66.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 10 (66.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 10 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (66.67%) SLA
5 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (66.67%) Remedy
6 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
6 9 (60.00%) SAS
6 9 (60.00%) Gemalto
7 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (13.33%) DNS
8 2 (13.33%) CCNP
8 2 (13.33%) DHCP
8 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (60.00%) SAS
1 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Technical Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
1 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 10 (66.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 10 (66.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Email Filtering
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNP
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 12 (80.00%) Juniper
4 10 (66.67%) Remedy
5 9 (60.00%) Gemalto
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.67%) Avaya
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) VMware