Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 494 582
Rank change year-on-year -7 +88 +18
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 35 56 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.82% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 35 44 55
South East median annual salary £67,500 £65,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.05% +19.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £49,150 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £68,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%

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 5,251 6,831 8,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.14% 21.55% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,123 5,418 6,683
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.95% +10.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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
Thames Valley -1 18 £67,500 +3.85% 4
Surrey +15 17 £70,000 +14.29%
Berkshire +19 16 £67,500 +12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £67,500 - 2
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 35 (100.00%) Cisco
1 35 (100.00%) F5
2 30 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (82.86%) Firewall
4 28 (80.00%) WAN
5 27 (77.14%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (57.14%) CCNP
7 18 (51.43%) VPN
8 16 (45.71%) Network Security
9 15 (42.86%) Juniper
9 15 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
10 14 (40.00%) MPLS
10 14 (40.00%) TCP/IP
10 14 (40.00%) Ethernet
10 14 (40.00%) Load Balancing
10 14 (40.00%) Clustering
11 13 (37.14%) LAN
11 13 (37.14%) HTTP
12 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
12 12 (34.29%) BGP
12 12 (34.29%) SSL
12 12 (34.29%) IPsec
13 11 (31.43%) Finance
14 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
14 10 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (25.71%) Network Virtualisation
15 9 (25.71%) VMware
15 9 (25.71%) IP Telephony

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 8 (22.86%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) SaaS
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 29 (82.86%) Firewall
3 28 (80.00%) WAN
4 18 (51.43%) VPN
5 16 (45.71%) Network Security
6 15 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (40.00%) Ethernet
7 14 (40.00%) MPLS
7 14 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 13 (37.14%) HTTP
8 13 (37.14%) LAN
9 12 (34.29%) BGP
9 12 (34.29%) IPsec
9 12 (34.29%) SSL
10 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
11 9 (25.71%) DNS
11 9 (25.71%) HTTPS
11 9 (25.71%) IP Telephony
11 9 (25.71%) OSPF
12 8 (22.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
1 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
1 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (25.71%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco Network Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Network Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Network Support
4 6 (17.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Administrator
5 5 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Server Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (40.00%) Clustering
3 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) CentOS
4 3 (8.57%) Kali Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 10 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (25.71%) Network Virtualisation
3 9 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (14.29%) BCP
6 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
6 5 (14.29%) Change Control
6 5 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (8.57%) DevOps
8 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (8.57%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Bash Shell
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (57.14%) CCNP
3 6 (17.14%) CCNA
4 4 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) RHCE
6 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (17.14%) vSphere
5 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (11.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Nagios
2 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
3 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.57%) Cacti
3 3 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (8.57%) Nessus
3 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.57%) Nmap
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
4 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Cisco
1 35 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (42.86%) Juniper
3 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
3 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) NetScout
6 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.43%) EMC
8 3 (8.57%) CA
8 3 (8.57%) Citrix
8 3 (8.57%) CommVault
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) McAfee
8 3 (8.57%) NetApp
8 3 (8.57%) SAP
8 3 (8.57%) Siemens
8 3 (8.57%) Sophos
8 3 (8.57%) Veritas