Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 351 251 375
Rank change year-on-year -100 +124 +19
Permanent jobs citing F5 92 38 142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.12% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 61 25 110
10th Percentile " £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £56,250 £42,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -30.77% +18.18% -15.38%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £81,325
England median annual salary £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -18.52% +22.73% -4.35%

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 6,613 3,401 10,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.05% 40.11% 41.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,468 2,664 8,399
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £34,643
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing F5 in the South East.

Salary trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing F5 in the South East over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -64 42 £67,500 +17.39% 7
Hampshire -91 32 £45,000 -43.75% 4
Berkshire -51 29 £70,000 +21.74% 6
Buckinghamshire -45 11 £52,500 - 1
Kent - 10 £42,500 -
Surrey -65 6 £45,000 +23.29% 2
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Oxfordshire -32 2 £37,500 -36.17%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 66 (71.74%) Cisco
2 46 (50.00%) Firewall
3 42 (45.65%) CheckPoint
4 35 (38.04%) Palo Alto
5 31 (33.70%) Juniper
5 31 (33.70%) Security Cleared
6 28 (30.43%) Network Security
7 27 (29.35%) Fortinet
8 26 (28.26%) SC Cleared
8 26 (28.26%) WAN
9 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
10 24 (26.09%) LAN
10 24 (26.09%) McAfee
11 23 (25.00%) VMware
12 22 (23.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (20.65%) Presales
14 17 (18.48%) Azure
15 16 (17.39%) AWS
15 16 (17.39%) Linux
16 15 (16.30%) Telecoms
16 15 (16.30%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (15.22%) Windows
17 14 (15.22%) CCNP
18 13 (14.13%) VPN
18 13 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 12 (13.04%) Load Balancing
19 12 (13.04%) Public Sector

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 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.17%) IIS
1 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) Azure
2 16 (17.39%) AWS
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.17%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.09%) GCP
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (50.00%) Firewall
2 28 (30.43%) Network Security
3 26 (28.26%) WAN
4 24 (26.09%) LAN
5 22 (23.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (14.13%) VPN
7 10 (10.87%) DNS
7 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.70%) Wireshark
9 7 (7.61%) MPLS
9 7 (7.61%) OSPF
9 7 (7.61%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (7.61%) Wireless
10 6 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (6.52%) DHCP
11 5 (5.43%) BGP
11 5 (5.43%) IPsec
11 5 (5.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) DB2
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.17%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.09%) GitLab
3 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (16.30%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.04%) Public Sector
2 12 (13.04%) Social Skills
3 10 (10.87%) Finance
4 8 (8.70%) Electronics
4 8 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.70%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.17%) Military
7 1 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 24 (26.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (18.48%) Security Engineer
4 16 (17.39%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 16 (17.39%) Firewall Engineer
5 15 (16.30%) Consultant
5 15 (16.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 15 (16.30%) Security Consultant
5 15 (16.30%) Senior Consultant
5 15 (16.30%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
5 15 (16.30%) Senior Security Consultant
6 11 (11.96%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Architect
8 8 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.52%) IP Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) LAN Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Senior Architect
10 6 (6.52%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) LDAP
2 1 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.61%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.26%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) CESG
5 1 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Linux
2 14 (15.22%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) Check Point GAiA
3 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) CentOS
6 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Presales
2 15 (16.30%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.61%) ITIL
6 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.52%) Availability Management
7 6 (6.52%) Data-Flow Analysis
7 6 (6.52%) Project Delivery
7 6 (6.52%) Service Management
8 5 (5.43%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.35%) Network Design
10 3 (3.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) Python
2 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.52%) Perl
4 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (33.70%) Security Cleared
2 26 (28.26%) SC Cleared
3 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (15.22%) CCNP
5 7 (7.61%) CCIE
6 4 (4.35%) CCDP
6 4 (4.35%) CCNA
6 4 (4.35%) DBS Check
7 3 (3.26%) Degree
8 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.09%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.09%) CCSE
9 1 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.09%) HNC
9 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) COBIT
2 1 (1.09%) GDPR
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.61%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.17%) NFS
5 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.17%) XenApp
5 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.09%) Docker
6 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) FortiGate
2 7 (7.61%) Ansible
3 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.26%) QRadar
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.26%) vRealize
4 2 (2.17%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (1.09%) Grafana
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.09%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (71.74%) Cisco
2 42 (45.65%) CheckPoint
3 35 (38.04%) Palo Alto
4 31 (33.70%) Juniper
5 27 (29.35%) Fortinet
6 24 (26.09%) McAfee
7 23 (25.00%) VMware
8 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 8 (8.70%) Citrix
9 8 (8.70%) SAP
10 7 (7.61%) Extreme Networks
10 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
11 6 (6.52%) EMC
12 5 (5.43%) HP
12 5 (5.43%) Oracle
12 5 (5.43%) Symantec
13 4 (4.35%) Brocade
13 4 (4.35%) Dell
13 4 (4.35%) IBM
13 4 (4.35%) Riverbed