Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 509 426 370
Rank change year-on-year -83 -56 -55
Permanent jobs citing F5 300 541 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 1.50% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 219 416 583
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,362 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.28% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £74,375 £70,000
UK 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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 29,741 36,056 44,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.09% 42.44% 44.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22,577 27,693 34,917
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 29 January 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 29 January 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 +28 128 £54,000 -6.09% 24
Midlands -40 51 £49,362 -10.25% 8
North of England -21 40 £60,000 +20.00% 23
East of England +29 37 £43,000 +1.18% 9
West Midlands -39 28 £56,000 -2.61% 3
South West +7 26 £46,809 +2.00% 4
East Midlands +39 23 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North West +23 22 £58,000 +10.48% 9
Yorkshire -25 17 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Wales +4 11 £46,750 -15.37% 2
Scotland +20 9 £41,500 -17.00% 3
North East - 1 £35,000 - 3
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 231 (77.00%) Cisco
2 185 (61.67%) Firewall
3 147 (49.00%) Cisco Certification
4 129 (43.00%) WAN
5 117 (39.00%) CCNP
6 113 (37.67%) CheckPoint
7 94 (31.33%) LAN
7 94 (31.33%) Palo Alto
8 87 (29.00%) Juniper
9 86 (28.67%) Data Centre
10 80 (26.67%) Load Balancing
11 75 (25.00%) Network Security
11 75 (25.00%) VPN
12 73 (24.33%) BGP
13 68 (22.67%) OSPF
14 66 (22.00%) Wireless
15 65 (21.67%) CCNA
15 65 (21.67%) Microsoft
16 64 (21.33%) VMware
17 61 (20.33%) AWS
18 60 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
19 58 (19.33%) Finance
19 58 (19.33%) Azure
20 56 (18.67%) Linux
21 55 (18.33%) ITIL
22 53 (17.67%) SolarWinds
23 52 (17.33%) Windows
23 52 (17.33%) DNS
24 51 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
25 50 (16.67%) MPLS

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 14 (4.67%) IIS
2 12 (4.00%) Apache
3 10 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 10 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.00%) Confluence
7 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.00%) nginx
7 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.67%) SAS
9 1 (0.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (4.67%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (20.33%) AWS
2 58 (19.33%) Azure
3 13 (4.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (4.00%) Office 365
5 7 (2.33%) SaaS
6 5 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.00%) GCP
7 3 (1.00%) Slack
7 3 (1.00%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (61.67%) Firewall
2 129 (43.00%) WAN
3 94 (31.33%) LAN
4 75 (25.00%) Network Security
4 75 (25.00%) VPN
5 73 (24.33%) BGP
6 68 (22.67%) OSPF
7 66 (22.00%) Wireless
8 60 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 52 (17.33%) DNS
10 50 (16.67%) MPLS
11 48 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
12 46 (15.33%) SSL
12 46 (15.33%) TCP/IP
13 42 (14.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 39 (13.00%) DHCP
14 39 (13.00%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (12.67%) BIG-IP
15 38 (12.67%) Cisco ISE
16 36 (12.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.33%) Big Data
2 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.67%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.33%) MySQL
5 3 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.00%) DB2
5 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.00%) Redis
5 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.67%) JIRA
2 8 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.33%) Maven
4 4 (1.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.67%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.67%) Selenium
7 1 (0.33%) Appium
7 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.33%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.33%) JMeter
7 1 (0.33%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.33%) Subversion
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (19.33%) Finance
2 30 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.67%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.00%) Retail
5 11 (3.67%) Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Electronics
6 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (48.33%) Network Engineer
2 60 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 42 (14.00%) Architect
4 40 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (11.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (7.00%) Network Architect
6 21 (7.00%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 20 (6.67%) Analyst
7 20 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 15 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
9 15 (5.00%) Technical Architect
10 14 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 14 (4.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (4.33%) Consultant
11 13 (4.33%) Technical Manager
12 12 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.00%) Web Services
2 9 (3.00%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.00%) JSON
3 6 (2.00%) Node.js
4 4 (1.33%) .NET
4 4 (1.33%) Middleware
5 3 (1.00%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.00%) CSS
5 3 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.00%) Keycloak
5 3 (1.00%) REST
5 3 (1.00%) SOAP
5 3 (1.00%) XML
5 3 (1.00%) XMPP
6 2 (0.67%) HTML
6 2 (0.67%) OAuth
6 2 (0.67%) Spring
6 2 (0.67%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (28.67%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.67%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.00%) PKI
4 13 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.33%) Social Media
9 6 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.00%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.67%) Replication
11 4 (1.33%) Clustering
11 4 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.00%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.67%) PMI
14 1 (0.33%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.67%) Linux
2 52 (17.33%) Windows
3 36 (12.00%) Unix
4 28 (9.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.67%) CentOS
7 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.33%) CatOS
8 4 (1.33%) Solaris
9 2 (0.67%) HPUX
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 55 (18.33%) ITIL
3 51 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (11.00%) Computer Science
5 25 (8.33%) DevOps
5 25 (8.33%) Network Design
6 23 (7.67%) Presales
7 21 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 20 (6.67%) IT Strategy
9 18 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 16 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (5.33%) Network Architecture
10 16 (5.33%) Project Delivery
11 15 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.67%) Migration
12 14 (4.67%) WAN Optimisation
13 13 (4.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.00%) SQL
2 24 (8.00%) Python
3 14 (4.67%) Bash Shell
4 12 (4.00%) Perl
5 11 (3.67%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.00%) Java
7 8 (2.67%) Ruby
8 5 (1.67%) PHP
9 4 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.00%) C
11 2 (0.67%) C#
12 1 (0.33%) C++
12 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.33%) VB
12 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 147 (49.00%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (39.00%) CCNP
3 65 (21.67%) CCNA
4 46 (15.33%) Security Cleared
5 38 (12.67%) Degree
6 37 (12.33%) CCIE
6 37 (12.33%) SC Cleared
7 20 (6.67%) CCDP
8 18 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (5.67%) MCSE
10 11 (3.67%) CISSP
10 11 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.67%) AWS Certification
12 5 (1.67%) CCENT
12 5 (1.67%) MOS
12 5 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (1.33%) CCSP
13 4 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.67%) SLA
2 8 (2.67%) PMO
3 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) NIST
5 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 50 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.33%) XenApp
5 9 (3.00%) Docker
6 7 (2.33%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.67%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.67%) vSphere
7 5 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.00%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.00%) NFS
9 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (7.67%) FortiGate
2 20 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (6.33%) Ansible
3 19 (6.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (6.00%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (6.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 15 (5.00%) Puppet
6 12 (4.00%) SCCM
7 10 (3.33%) Terraform
8 8 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.33%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.00%) Kibana
10 3 (1.00%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.00%) logstash
10 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.00%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.67%) Icinga
11 2 (0.67%) OpenView
11 2 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 231 (77.00%) Cisco
2 113 (37.67%) CheckPoint
3 94 (31.33%) Palo Alto
4 87 (29.00%) Juniper
5 65 (21.67%) Microsoft
6 64 (21.33%) VMware
7 53 (17.67%) SolarWinds
8 45 (15.00%) Citrix
9 44 (14.67%) Fortinet
10 41 (13.67%) HP
11 38 (12.67%) Meraki
12 30 (10.00%) Blue Coat
13 21 (7.00%) Oracle
14 18 (6.00%) Barracuda Networks
14 18 (6.00%) Forcepoint
15 16 (5.33%) Google
16 13 (4.33%) Aruba
17 12 (4.00%) Dell
18 11 (3.67%) Riverbed
19 10 (3.33%) Infoblox