The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 215 184
Rank change year-on-year +5 -31  
Permanent jobs citing F5 204 261 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.40% 1.42% 1.68%
As % of the Vendors category 2.97% 2.96% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 165 227 233
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,050 £37,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 6866 8813 10813
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 47.03% 47.85% 51.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10106 14450 17025
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,250 £68,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for F5 in the South East

F5
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 F5 within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire +33 120 £56,250 +2.27% 5
Surrey +22 27 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Kent +14 21 £47,500 +11.76%
Hampshire 0 16 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Middlesex - 7 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire -21 6 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Oxfordshire +14 3 £48,250 -46.38%
West Sussex -12 2 £60,000 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing F5 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 F5.

1 390 (87.84%) Cisco
2 329 (74.10%) Firewall
3 266 (59.91%) Cisco Certification
4 243 (54.73%) Juniper
5 202 (45.50%) CheckPoint
6 180 (40.54%) CCNP
6 180 (40.54%) Palo Alto
7 157 (35.36%) Cisco ASA
8 139 (31.31%) WAN
9 131 (29.50%) Linux
10 126 (28.38%) Windows
11 124 (27.93%) BGP
12 123 (27.70%) MPLS
13 118 (26.58%) OSPF
14 114 (25.68%) VPN
14 114 (25.68%) Blue Coat
15 109 (24.55%) LAN
16 108 (24.32%) Data Centre
17 94 (21.17%) Cisco Nexus
18 92 (20.72%) Load Balancing
19 91 (20.50%) Microsoft
19 91 (20.50%) CCIE
20 90 (20.27%) Unix
21 86 (19.37%) ITIL
22 85 (19.14%) TCP/IP
23 82 (18.47%) Fortinet
24 80 (18.02%) Sourcefire
24 80 (18.02%) Presales
25 79 (17.79%) Network Security
25 79 (17.79%) SLA

F5
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 24 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.60%) Skype for Business
3 15 (3.38%) Apache
4 13 (2.93%) SAS
4 13 (2.93%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.68%) JBoss
7 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.45%) IIS
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (4.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 12 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.45%) IaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.23%) PaaS
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 329 (74.10%) Firewall
2 157 (35.36%) Cisco ASA
3 139 (31.31%) WAN
4 124 (27.93%) BGP
5 123 (27.70%) MPLS
6 118 (26.58%) OSPF
7 114 (25.68%) VPN
8 109 (24.55%) LAN
9 94 (21.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 85 (19.14%) TCP/IP
11 79 (17.79%) Network Security
12 76 (17.12%) Wireless
13 73 (16.44%) IPsec
14 61 (13.74%) Cisco IOS
14 61 (13.74%) VLAN
15 56 (12.61%) EIGRP
16 48 (10.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 46 (10.36%) Cisco PIX
17 46 (10.36%) SSL
18 39 (8.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.38%) MySQL
2 15 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.90%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) Power BI
5 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.23%) Redis
5 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.23%) Selenium
1 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (12.84%) Digital Economy
2 44 (9.91%) Finance
3 31 (6.98%) German Language
4 25 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.73%) French Language
6 14 (3.15%) Electronics
7 12 (2.70%) Back Office
7 12 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.70%) Marketing
8 8 (1.80%) Retail
9 7 (1.58%) Legal
10 5 (1.13%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 227 (51.13%) Network Engineer
2 101 (22.75%) Security Engineer
3 71 (15.99%) Senior Network Engineer
4 69 (15.54%) Juniper Engineer
5 60 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 56 (12.61%) Senior Security Engineer
7 45 (10.14%) Analyst
8 44 (9.91%) Consultant
8 44 (9.91%) Support Engineer
9 41 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 38 (8.56%) Network Support
11 32 (7.21%) Network Security Engineer
12 30 (6.76%) Network Support Engineer
13 28 (6.31%) Network Consultant
14 24 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 24 (5.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 23 (5.18%) Blue Coat Engineer
16 21 (4.73%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 21 (4.73%) Network Analyst
17 20 (4.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.15%) REST
2 11 (2.48%) CSS
3 5 (1.13%) .NET
3 5 (1.13%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.90%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.90%) Ajax
4 4 (0.90%) HTML
5 3 (0.68%) J2EE
5 3 (0.68%) OAuth
5 3 (0.68%) OpenID
5 3 (0.68%) SAML
6 2 (0.45%) Middleware
6 2 (0.45%) SOAP
6 2 (0.45%) Web Services
7 1 (0.23%) CGI
7 1 (0.23%) LAMP
7 1 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 108 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.28%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.70%) Clustering
5 12 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.80%) PKI
9 7 (1.58%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.68%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.68%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.45%) CMDB
12 2 (0.45%) Replication
13 1 (0.23%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.23%) iPad
13 1 (0.23%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 131 (29.50%) Linux
2 126 (28.38%) Windows
3 90 (20.27%) Unix
4 60 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (7.88%) Solaris
7 33 (7.43%) Windows Server
8 32 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (6.98%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.03%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.03%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) Debian
12 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.72%) Load Balancing
2 86 (19.37%) ITIL
3 80 (18.02%) Presales
4 68 (15.32%) Mentoring
5 57 (12.84%) Risk Management
6 48 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
7 35 (7.88%) Network Design
8 33 (7.43%) Change Management
9 30 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
10 29 (6.53%) Information Security
11 25 (5.63%) Project Management
12 22 (4.95%) Security Management
13 21 (4.73%) High Availability
14 20 (4.50%) Security Operations
15 19 (4.28%) Coaching
15 19 (4.28%) Content Management
15 19 (4.28%) Identity Management
16 17 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (3.83%) Service Delivery
17 16 (3.60%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.76%) Perl
2 29 (6.53%) SQL
3 19 (4.28%) Python
4 10 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.58%) Java
5 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.13%) Ruby
7 4 (0.90%) PHP
8 1 (0.23%) C#
8 1 (0.23%) Groovy
8 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 266 (59.91%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (40.54%) CCNP
3 91 (20.50%) CCIE
4 54 (12.16%) CCNA
5 40 (9.01%) CCSP
6 36 (8.11%) CCSE
7 34 (7.66%) Security Cleared
8 25 (5.63%) SC Cleared
9 23 (5.18%) CCIE Service Provider
10 21 (4.73%) JNCIS
11 17 (3.83%) CCDA
11 17 (3.83%) JNCIA
12 14 (3.15%) CCIP
13 13 (2.93%) Degree
14 8 (1.80%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.58%) CCDP
15 7 (1.58%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 5 (1.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (17.79%) SLA
2 10 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.13%) QA
5 4 (0.90%) COBIT
5 4 (0.90%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.73%) ProxySG
4 19 (4.28%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.70%) KVM
5 12 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 12 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
5 12 (2.70%) XenApp
5 12 (2.70%) XenServer
6 6 (1.35%) Firmware
6 6 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.45%) vSphere
9 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.23%) etcd
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.23%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.15%) SolarWinds Orion
2 13 (2.93%) WSUS
3 12 (2.70%) ZABBIX
4 10 (2.25%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (2.03%) vCenter Server
6 8 (1.80%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.68%) Ansible
7 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.45%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) Consul
9 1 (0.23%) cPanel
9 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.23%) Icinga
9 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 390 (87.84%) Cisco
2 243 (54.73%) Juniper
3 202 (45.50%) CheckPoint
4 180 (40.54%) Palo Alto
5 114 (25.68%) Blue Coat
6 91 (20.50%) Microsoft
7 82 (18.47%) Fortinet
8 80 (18.02%) Sourcefire
9 66 (14.86%) VMware
10 44 (9.91%) Forcepoint
11 42 (9.46%) HP
12 38 (8.56%) SolarWinds
13 35 (7.88%) McAfee
14 31 (6.98%) Crossbeam
15 26 (5.86%) Citrix
16 24 (5.41%) Riverbed
17 22 (4.95%) Aruba
18 19 (4.28%) Imperva
18 19 (4.28%) Proofpoint
18 19 (4.28%) TippingPoint
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