Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 365 247 371
Rank change year-on-year -118 +124 -2
Permanent jobs citing F5 98 56 135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.63% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 1.62% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 72 30 99
10th Percentile " £44,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £58,125 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -30.77% +23.81% -13.22%
75th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £66,875
90th Percentile £76,125 £76,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +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 7,088 3,460 10,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.54% 38.62% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4,805 2,717 7,982
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -69 42 £60,000 - 6
Hampshire -97 37 £45,000 -28.00%
Berkshire -50 26 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Kent - 11 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire -21 9 £49,000 -16.60% 3
Surrey -65 8 £50,000 -28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -53 7 £49,750 -17.08% 1
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 74 (75.51%) Cisco
2 61 (62.24%) Firewall
3 45 (45.92%) Palo Alto
4 43 (43.88%) CheckPoint
5 39 (39.80%) WAN
5 39 (39.80%) LAN
6 36 (36.73%) Juniper
7 34 (34.69%) Network Security
8 33 (33.67%) Fortinet
9 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
10 27 (27.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (26.53%) SC Cleared
12 25 (25.51%) McAfee
13 24 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (20.41%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (19.39%) VMware
16 18 (18.37%) HP
16 18 (18.37%) CCNP
16 18 (18.37%) Presales
17 17 (17.35%) Linux
18 16 (16.33%) Windows
18 16 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
19 15 (15.31%) Data Centre
20 14 (14.29%) VPN
21 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
21 13 (13.27%) Azure
22 12 (12.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 12 (12.24%) Aruba
22 12 (12.24%) CCDP
22 12 (12.24%) ITIL

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 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.02%) IIS
1 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.02%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.27%) Azure
2 9 (9.18%) AWS
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.04%) IaaS
6 1 (1.02%) GCP
6 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (62.24%) Firewall
2 39 (39.80%) LAN
2 39 (39.80%) WAN
3 34 (34.69%) Network Security
4 27 (27.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 20 (20.41%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (14.29%) VPN
7 12 (12.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (10.20%) Wireless
9 9 (9.18%) IPsec
10 8 (8.16%) SAN
10 8 (8.16%) VoIP
11 7 (7.14%) DNS
12 6 (6.12%) BGP
12 6 (6.12%) BIG-IP
12 6 (6.12%) MPLS
12 6 (6.12%) OSPF
12 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
12 6 (6.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) DB2
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) JIRA
2 3 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (3.06%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.22%) Social Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.16%) Finance
3 8 (8.16%) Public Sector
4 6 (6.12%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (4.08%) Electronics
5 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.08%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (1.02%) Military
8 1 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (37.76%) Network Engineer
2 28 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (25.51%) Security Engineer
4 20 (20.41%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 20 (20.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 15 (15.31%) Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Security Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Senior Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Senior Security Consultant
6 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Architect
7 8 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Network Communications Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) XMPP
2 1 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.12%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
5 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.02%) CESG
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Linux
2 16 (16.33%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) Check Point GAiA
3 5 (5.10%) SUSE
4 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) CentOS
6 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.02%) Unix
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Presales
2 16 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (12.24%) ITIL
4 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (10.20%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.12%) Web Filtering
8 5 (5.10%) Availability Management
8 5 (5.10%) Data-Flow Analysis
8 5 (5.10%) Server Management
8 5 (5.10%) Service Management
8 5 (5.10%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (4.08%) Network Design
9 4 (4.08%) Network Management
9 4 (4.08%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.08%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.16%) Python
2 6 (6.12%) Perl
3 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (26.53%) SC Cleared
3 24 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (18.37%) CCNP
5 12 (12.24%) CCDP
6 4 (4.08%) CCIE
6 4 (4.08%) CCNA
6 4 (4.08%) DBS Check
6 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) COBIT
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.14%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.02%) NFS
5 1 (1.02%) PowerDNS
5 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 4 (4.08%) QRadar
4 3 (3.06%) Ansible
5 2 (2.04%) SCCM
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.02%) SCOM
6 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (75.51%) Cisco
2 45 (45.92%) Palo Alto
3 43 (43.88%) CheckPoint
4 36 (36.73%) Juniper
5 33 (33.67%) Fortinet
6 25 (25.51%) McAfee
7 19 (19.39%) VMware
8 18 (18.37%) HP
9 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
10 12 (12.24%) Aruba
11 11 (11.22%) SolarWinds
12 9 (9.18%) Citrix
12 9 (9.18%) Dell
13 8 (8.16%) IBM
14 7 (7.14%) Blue Coat
15 6 (6.12%) Extreme Networks
16 5 (5.10%) EMC
16 5 (5.10%) FireEye
16 5 (5.10%) Symantec
17 4 (4.08%) SAP