Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 335 376 275
Rank change year-on-year +41 -101 -67
Permanent jobs citing F5 124 159 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.60% 1.08%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 1.43% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 91 107 257
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.24% -2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 9,383 11,148 14,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.66% 41.75% 44.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7,270 8,798 11,100
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.87%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +33 42 £40,000 -23.81% 3
Thames Valley -10 36 £57,500 +4.55% 8
Surrey +36 29 £57,500 +27.78% 7
Berkshire +7 23 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 9 £57,500 -20.69% 2
West Sussex +17 5 £55,000 +12.82% 2
East Sussex - 5 £65,000 -
Kent -6 4 £43,000 -18.10% 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £71,750 - 2
F5
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 102 (82.26%) Cisco
2 81 (65.32%) Firewall
3 57 (45.97%) WAN
4 55 (44.35%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (41.94%) CCNP
6 51 (41.13%) Data Centre
7 49 (39.52%) Juniper
8 47 (37.90%) Load Balancing
9 45 (36.29%) Palo Alto
10 43 (34.68%) LAN
11 40 (32.26%) VPN
11 40 (32.26%) CheckPoint
12 38 (30.65%) BGP
13 37 (29.84%) SolarWinds
14 36 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 36 (29.03%) Linux
15 33 (26.61%) DNS
15 33 (26.61%) MPLS
15 33 (26.61%) OSPF
16 31 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (24.19%) SSL
17 30 (24.19%) Network Security
18 29 (23.39%) Azure
19 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
20 27 (21.77%) Wireless
21 26 (20.97%) VMware
22 24 (19.35%) DHCP
22 24 (19.35%) ITIL
22 24 (19.35%) Windows
23 22 (17.74%) IPsec

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 11 (8.87%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.06%) IIS
3 8 (6.45%) Apache
4 3 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (8.06%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.39%) Azure
2 21 (16.94%) AWS
3 4 (3.23%) Office 365
3 4 (3.23%) Slack
4 3 (2.42%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.81%) Route 53
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (65.32%) Firewall
2 57 (45.97%) WAN
3 43 (34.68%) LAN
4 40 (32.26%) VPN
5 38 (30.65%) BGP
6 36 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (26.61%) DNS
7 33 (26.61%) MPLS
7 33 (26.61%) OSPF
8 30 (24.19%) Network Security
8 30 (24.19%) SSL
9 27 (21.77%) Wireless
10 24 (19.35%) DHCP
11 22 (17.74%) IPsec
12 21 (16.94%) BIG-IP
13 20 (16.13%) Cisco ISE
14 19 (15.32%) SAN
15 18 (14.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 17 (13.71%) Internet
17 16 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.23%) Big Data
3 4 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) DB2
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) JIRA
2 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.81%) Appium
4 1 (0.81%) Cypress.io
4 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.81%) Gatling
4 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.81%) JMeter
4 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.81%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (16.13%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Public Sector
3 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.65%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Electronics
5 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.61%) Law
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 59 (47.58%) Network Engineer
2 29 (23.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (19.35%) Architect
4 19 (15.32%) Analyst
5 17 (13.71%) Network Architect
6 14 (11.29%) Juniper Engineer
7 11 (8.87%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Support Analyst
9 9 (7.26%) Network Support
9 9 (7.26%) Technical Manager
10 8 (6.45%) Incident Analyst
10 8 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.65%) Incident Manager
11 7 (5.65%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (5.65%) Technical Support
11 7 (5.65%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) CSS
1 4 (3.23%) Middleware
2 3 (2.42%) .NET
2 3 (2.42%) .NET Core
2 3 (2.42%) JSON
2 3 (2.42%) Keycloak
3 2 (1.61%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.61%) HTML
3 2 (1.61%) OAuth
3 2 (1.61%) Spring
3 2 (1.61%) Spring Boot
3 2 (1.61%) Web Services
3 2 (1.61%) XMPP
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (41.13%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.48%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.68%) PKI
4 11 (8.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (7.26%) Public Cloud
6 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.61%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (1.61%) PMI
9 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.03%) Linux
2 24 (19.35%) Windows
3 21 (16.94%) Unix
4 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.61%) CentOS
8 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Solaris
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.90%) Load Balancing
2 31 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (19.35%) ITIL
4 22 (17.74%) Computer Science
5 18 (14.52%) Network Design
6 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (10.48%) WAN Optimisation
8 12 (9.68%) Adaptive Security
8 12 (9.68%) Information Management
8 12 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (9.68%) Mathematics
8 12 (9.68%) Web Filtering
9 11 (8.87%) DevOps
10 10 (8.06%) Change Management
10 10 (8.06%) Network Architecture
11 9 (7.26%) Validation
12 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
12 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (6.45%) Presales
12 8 (6.45%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Python
3 5 (4.03%) Perl
4 4 (3.23%) Java
5 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.42%) Ruby
6 2 (1.61%) PHP
6 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) C#
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (44.35%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (41.94%) CCNP
3 20 (16.13%) Degree
4 19 (15.32%) CCNA
5 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
7 10 (8.06%) CCIE
7 10 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (4.03%) MOS
10 3 (2.42%) CCSA
10 3 (2.42%) CCSE
11 2 (1.61%) CCDP
11 2 (1.61%) CCIE Data Center
11 2 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.61%) CCIE Service Provider
11 2 (1.61%) MCSE
11 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.81%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) QA
3 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) GDPR
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) NIST
4 1 (0.81%) NIST 800
System Software
1 17 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.65%) Docker
3 5 (4.03%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.61%) NFS
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) SolarWinds Orion
2 12 (9.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (9.68%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (9.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (7.26%) Ansible
4 7 (5.65%) Puppet
5 6 (4.84%) FortiGate
5 6 (4.84%) Terraform
6 5 (4.03%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.23%) SCCM
8 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.61%) Icinga
9 2 (1.61%) SCOM
10 1 (0.81%) Graylog
10 1 (0.81%) nmon
Vendors
1 102 (82.26%) Cisco
2 49 (39.52%) Juniper
3 45 (36.29%) Palo Alto
4 40 (32.26%) CheckPoint
5 37 (29.84%) SolarWinds
6 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 26 (20.97%) VMware
8 21 (16.94%) HP
8 21 (16.94%) Meraki
9 18 (14.52%) Oracle
10 16 (12.90%) Citrix
11 14 (11.29%) Forcepoint
12 12 (9.68%) Barracuda Networks
12 12 (9.68%) Fortinet
13 8 (6.45%) Red Hat
13 8 (6.45%) Riverbed
14 7 (5.65%) ProCurve
15 5 (4.03%) Arista
16 4 (3.23%) Blue Coat
16 4 (3.23%) SAP