Period
to 25 September 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 September 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 454 450
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 -82
Permanent jobs citing F5 99 467 567
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.37% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.34% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94 336 440
Median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,250 £34,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,125 £73,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +17.39% - +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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 11,063 34,734 41,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.94% 42.92% 43.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8,570 26,221 31,978
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the UK excluding London

F5
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing F5 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for F5 in the UK excluding London

F5
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing F5 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK excluding London

F5
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
South East +140 37 £70,000 +27.27% 8
North of England +150 22 £55,500 +8.82% 14
North West +129 18 £60,000 +17.65% 7
Wales +46 13 £45,000 +3.45% 1
Midlands +73 12 £32,579 -45.70% 8
West Midlands +68 11 £30,500 -51.20% 7
South West +88 7 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland +105 6 £50,500 -12.17% 2
Yorkshire +125 4 £42,500 -18.27% 6
East Midlands +89 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East of England +44 1 £52,500 +29.63% 3
Isle of Man -6 1 £33,000 -37.14%
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for F5.

1 81 (81.82%) Cisco
2 73 (73.74%) Firewall
3 58 (58.59%) WAN
4 49 (49.49%) LAN
5 44 (44.44%) CheckPoint
6 42 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (40.40%) OSPF
7 40 (40.40%) VMware
8 38 (38.38%) BGP
9 34 (34.34%) Data Centre
10 32 (32.32%) CCNA
11 31 (31.31%) Palo Alto
12 30 (30.30%) Wireless
12 30 (30.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (28.28%) Juniper
14 27 (27.27%) Azure
15 26 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (25.25%) SolarWinds
16 25 (25.25%) SAN
17 24 (24.24%) VPN
18 23 (23.23%) Windows
18 23 (23.23%) CCNP
19 22 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (21.21%) Network Security
21 20 (20.20%) Network Design
21 20 (20.20%) Fortinet
22 19 (19.19%) ITIL
22 19 (19.19%) MPLS
22 19 (19.19%) Cisco Wireless
22 19 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineering

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 8 (8.08%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (7.07%) Apache
3 6 (6.06%) Apache Spark
3 6 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.27%) Azure
2 13 (13.13%) AWS
3 8 (8.08%) Office 365
4 6 (6.06%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.02%) GCP
5 2 (2.02%) SaaS
6 1 (1.01%) IaaS
6 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (73.74%) Firewall
2 58 (58.59%) WAN
3 49 (49.49%) LAN
4 40 (40.40%) OSPF
5 38 (38.38%) BGP
6 30 (30.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (30.30%) Wireless
7 25 (25.25%) SAN
8 24 (24.24%) VPN
9 22 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (21.21%) Network Security
11 19 (19.19%) Cisco Wireless
11 19 (19.19%) MPLS
12 18 (18.18%) NetScaler
13 17 (17.17%) BIG-IP
13 17 (17.17%) EIGRP
13 17 (17.17%) VoIP
14 15 (15.15%) Software-Defined Networking
15 13 (13.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (12.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.06%) Selenium
3 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.01%) GitLab
5 1 (1.01%) JIRA
5 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.01%) Subversion
5 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (13.13%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Advertising
3 4 (4.04%) Korean Language
4 2 (2.02%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Military
5 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (48.48%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.13%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Consultant
5 10 (10.10%) Architect
5 10 (10.10%) Network Architect
6 9 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Network Support
8 7 (7.07%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Security Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (7.07%) Senior Network Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Voice Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Voice Network Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) JMS
1 6 (6.06%) XMPP
2 4 (4.04%) CSS
2 4 (4.04%) Middleware
3 2 (2.02%) Spine.js
4 1 (1.01%) .NET
4 1 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.01%) JSON
4 1 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.01%) Node.js
4 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.34%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.12%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.03%) CESG
5 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (1.01%) Online Games
7 1 (1.01%) PKI
7 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.23%) Windows
2 18 (18.18%) Linux
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.06%) CentOS
4 6 (6.06%) VyOS
5 2 (2.02%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (2.02%) Unix
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Debian
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.20%) Network Design
2 19 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (19.19%) ITIL
3 18 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 14 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (12.12%) DevOps
5 12 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
7 10 (10.10%) High Availability
8 8 (8.08%) Network Architecture
8 8 (8.08%) Project Delivery
8 8 (8.08%) Service Management
9 7 (7.07%) Architecture Roadmap
9 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.06%) Antivirus Management
10 6 (6.06%) Business Case
10 6 (6.06%) Capacity Management
10 6 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (6.06%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) Python
2 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.01%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) C++
4 1 (1.01%) Groovy
4 1 (1.01%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) Perl
4 1 (1.01%) PHP
4 1 (1.01%) Ruby
4 1 (1.01%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (32.32%) CCNA
3 23 (23.23%) CCNP
4 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.07%) MCSA
5 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.06%) RHCE
7 5 (5.05%) CCIE
8 4 (4.04%) Degree
8 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.02%) CCSA
9 2 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CISM
9 2 (2.02%) CISSP
10 1 (1.01%) CEH
10 1 (1.01%) CISA
10 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.01%) MCSE
10 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) GDPR
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) NIST
2 1 (1.01%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 26 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.11%) VMware NSX
3 11 (11.11%) XenApp
3 11 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 10 (10.10%) vSphere
5 7 (7.07%) Docker
6 4 (4.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.01%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) Ansible
2 10 (10.10%) FortiGate
2 10 (10.10%) Puppet
3 7 (7.07%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (6.06%) Kubernetes
5 5 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.02%) Grafana
7 2 (2.02%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.01%) Graylog
8 1 (1.01%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.01%) Kibana
8 1 (1.01%) logstash
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.01%) Nagios
8 1 (1.01%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.01%) SCOM
8 1 (1.01%) Terraform
Vendors
1 81 (81.82%) Cisco
2 44 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 40 (40.40%) VMware
4 31 (31.31%) Palo Alto
5 28 (28.28%) Juniper
6 25 (25.25%) SolarWinds
7 20 (20.20%) Fortinet
8 15 (15.15%) Citrix
9 11 (11.11%) Brocade
9 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 8 (8.08%) Meraki
11 7 (7.07%) Extreme Networks
12 6 (6.06%) Arista
12 6 (6.06%) Avaya
12 6 (6.06%) CA
12 6 (6.06%) Red Hat
12 6 (6.06%) ServiceNow
12 6 (6.06%) Vyatta
13 5 (5.05%) NetApp
14 4 (4.04%) Radware