Period
to 25 August 2019

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 6 months to 25 August 2019 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
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 360 361 246
Rank change year-on-year +1 -115 -10
Permanent jobs citing F5 142 187 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.63% 1.30%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.45% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 110 119 291
South East median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £38,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 10,809 12,939 13,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.66% 43.43% 46.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8,373 10,261 10,928
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,650 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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 6 months to 25 August 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 +9 56 £51,250 -14.58% 8
Berkshire +15 48 £52,500 -21.93% 7
Surrey +54 34 £61,000 -18.67% 6
Hampshire -17 29 £43,750 -32.69% 5
Kent -15 11 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £55,000 +38.95% 1
West Sussex +1 6 £60,000 +1.69%
East Sussex +16 5 £75,000 +76.47%
Oxfordshire +44 1 £47,500 +2.70%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for F5.

1 113 (79.58%) Cisco
2 93 (65.49%) Firewall
3 67 (47.18%) Juniper
4 63 (44.37%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (44.37%) Data Centre
5 58 (40.85%) CCNP
6 54 (38.03%) WAN
7 53 (37.32%) CheckPoint
8 51 (35.92%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (33.10%) Network Security
9 47 (33.10%) Palo Alto
10 44 (30.99%) Load Balancing
11 43 (30.28%) LAN
12 38 (26.76%) ITIL
12 38 (26.76%) DNS
13 37 (26.06%) VMware
14 35 (24.65%) VPN
15 31 (21.83%) Microsoft
15 31 (21.83%) CCIE
15 31 (21.83%) MPLS
16 29 (20.42%) Linux
16 29 (20.42%) Cisco Nexus
17 28 (19.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 28 (19.72%) BGP
18 27 (19.01%) Wireless
18 27 (19.01%) Windows
18 27 (19.01%) HP
19 25 (17.61%) Security Cleared
20 24 (16.90%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.52%) IIS
2 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.82%) Apache
3 4 (2.82%) JBoss
4 3 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.90%) Office 365
2 21 (14.79%) Azure
3 16 (11.27%) AWS
4 8 (5.63%) SaaS
5 2 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.41%) IaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.70%) GCP
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (65.49%) Firewall
2 54 (38.03%) WAN
3 51 (35.92%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (33.10%) Network Security
5 43 (30.28%) LAN
6 38 (26.76%) DNS
7 35 (24.65%) VPN
8 31 (21.83%) MPLS
9 29 (20.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (19.72%) BGP
10 28 (19.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 27 (19.01%) Wireless
12 19 (13.38%) DHCP
12 19 (13.38%) OSPF
12 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
13 18 (12.68%) BIG-IP
14 17 (11.97%) SSL
15 15 (10.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 14 (9.86%) SAN
16 14 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) MySQL
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.41%) Big Data
3 2 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (11.97%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.93%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.23%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.82%) Maven
5 4 (2.82%) Subversion
5 4 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.70%) JIRA
7 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (14.08%) Public Sector
2 17 (11.97%) Finance
3 16 (11.27%) Electronics
4 11 (7.75%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (51.41%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (11.97%) Architect
3 17 (11.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (10.56%) Security Engineer
6 13 (9.15%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Juniper Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Network Architect
7 12 (8.45%) Network Support
8 11 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Support Engineer
9 10 (7.04%) Firewall Engineer
9 10 (7.04%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Consultant
11 7 (4.93%) Network Security Architect
11 7 (4.93%) Security Architect
11 7 (4.93%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.82%) LAMP
3 3 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.41%) JSON
5 1 (0.70%) .NET
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.70%) Keycloak
5 1 (0.70%) Spring
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (44.37%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.04%) Replication
3 7 (4.93%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (3.52%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) PKI
5 4 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.82%) DataPower
5 4 (2.82%) IVR
6 3 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.41%) BBC
7 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.42%) Linux
2 27 (19.01%) Windows
3 21 (14.79%) Windows Server
4 19 (13.38%) Unix
5 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.52%) CentOS
9 2 (1.41%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.99%) Load Balancing
2 38 (26.76%) ITIL
3 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (14.79%) Network Design
6 14 (9.86%) DevOps
6 14 (9.86%) Presales
7 13 (9.15%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (8.45%) Business Continuity
8 12 (8.45%) High Availability
8 12 (8.45%) SIEM
9 10 (7.04%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.63%) Project Delivery
11 7 (4.93%) Change Management
11 7 (4.93%) Computer Science
11 7 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (4.93%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.23%) Network Architecture
12 6 (4.23%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.15%) Bash Shell
2 13 (9.15%) Python
3 12 (8.45%) Perl
4 7 (4.93%) Java
5 4 (2.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.82%) SQL
6 3 (2.11%) R
6 3 (2.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (44.37%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (40.85%) CCNP
3 31 (21.83%) CCIE
4 25 (17.61%) Security Cleared
5 22 (15.49%) SC Cleared
6 20 (14.08%) CCSE
7 19 (13.38%) Degree
8 17 (11.97%) CCNA
9 16 (11.27%) JNCIS
9 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (10.56%) MCSE
11 13 (9.15%) JNCIP
12 12 (8.45%) MCSA
13 8 (5.63%) JNCIA
14 7 (4.93%) CCDP
15 5 (3.52%) CCDA
16 4 (2.82%) CCSA
16 4 (2.82%) JNCIE
17 3 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
17 3 (2.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.75%) Cyber Essentials
2 11 (7.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 11 (7.75%) PMO
3 6 (4.23%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) GDPR
5 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (10.56%) Hyper-V
2 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.82%) Docker
5 4 (2.82%) iptables
5 4 (2.82%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.11%) NFS
6 3 (2.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) SCCM
2 12 (8.45%) Puppet
2 12 (8.45%) SCVMM
3 11 (7.75%) Nagios
4 8 (5.63%) Cacti
4 8 (5.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (5.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (3.52%) Ansible
5 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.52%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.82%) Avamar
6 4 (2.82%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.82%) vMotion
7 3 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.11%) Icinga
8 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.41%) QRadar
8 2 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (79.58%) Cisco
2 67 (47.18%) Juniper
3 53 (37.32%) CheckPoint
4 47 (33.10%) Palo Alto
5 37 (26.06%) VMware
6 31 (21.83%) Microsoft
7 27 (19.01%) HP
8 23 (16.20%) Aruba
9 16 (11.27%) Blue Coat
10 15 (10.56%) SolarWinds
11 13 (9.15%) Red Hat
12 12 (8.45%) Forcepoint
13 11 (7.75%) EMC
13 11 (7.75%) Mitel
14 10 (7.04%) ArcSight
15 9 (6.34%) LogRhythm
16 8 (5.63%) Meraki
17 7 (4.93%) Fortinet
17 7 (4.93%) Oracle
18 6 (4.23%) BT