Period
to 24 July 2019

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 6 months to 24 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 537 534
Rank change year-on-year +52 -3 -5
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 31 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.060% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 10 10
South East median annual salary £35,000 £65,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -46.15% +33.33% -18.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £60,875 £46,200
90th Percentile £43,750 £112,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% -4.35% -4.17%

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,278 4,982 5,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.17% 16.49% 18.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,294 3,896 4,484
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the South East over the 6 months to 24 July 2019.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 24 July 2019. 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
Thames Valley +54 26 £35,000 -66.67%
Berkshire +37 16 £35,000 -66.67%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £35,000 -
Hampshire -15 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Kent - 1 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2019, IT jobs citing BIG-IP 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) F5
2 29 (93.55%) Office 365
2 29 (93.55%) Windows Server
3 28 (90.32%) PowerShell
3 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
3 28 (90.32%) VMware
4 27 (87.10%) Hyper-V
5 26 (83.87%) SCCM
5 26 (83.87%) Business Continuity
5 26 (83.87%) ITIL
5 26 (83.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (80.65%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (80.65%) Data Centre
6 25 (80.65%) SCVMM
6 25 (80.65%) Load Balancing
6 25 (80.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (80.65%) SC Cleared
6 25 (80.65%) Security Cleared
7 24 (77.42%) MCSE
7 24 (77.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (74.19%) HP
8 23 (74.19%) MCSA
8 23 (74.19%) Mitel
8 23 (74.19%) IP Telephony
8 23 (74.19%) Electronics
8 23 (74.19%) High Availability
8 23 (74.19%) Aruba
8 23 (74.19%) Remote Desktop

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 2 (6.45%) IIS
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 29 (93.55%) Office 365
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.45%) IaaS
4 2 (6.45%) PaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) IP Telephony
1 23 (74.19%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (12.90%) SAN
3 3 (9.68%) BGP
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 3 (9.68%) OSPF
3 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) VLAN
3 3 (9.68%) VoIP
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (6.45%) HSRP
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) Wireless
4 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (74.19%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (70.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (80.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (93.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Business Continuity
1 26 (83.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 26 (83.87%) ITIL
2 25 (80.65%) Load Balancing
2 25 (80.65%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (74.19%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Security
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) SC Cleared
1 25 (80.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (77.42%) MCSE
2 24 (77.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (74.19%) MCSA
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIE
5 2 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (80.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (74.19%) Cyber Essentials
2 23 (74.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 23 (74.19%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (87.10%) Hyper-V
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
5 2 (6.45%) VMware NSX
6 1 (3.23%) Docker
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (83.87%) SCCM
2 25 (80.65%) SCVMM
3 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) Nagios
3 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) F5
2 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 28 (90.32%) VMware
3 23 (74.19%) Aruba
3 23 (74.19%) HP
3 23 (74.19%) Mitel
4 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
5 4 (12.90%) Symantec
6 3 (9.68%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (6.45%) Intel
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) Splunk
8 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
8 1 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam