Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1032 1012 982
Rank change year-on-year -20 -30 +98
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 155 248 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.75% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 109 214 230
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +26.32% -
10th Percentile £38,250 £41,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £75,500 £70,175 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +41.18% -10.53%

BIG-IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BIG-IP.

Salary trend for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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
England -3 146 £57,500 -4.17% 7
London +89 102 £57,500 -8.00% 2
UK excluding London -45 48 £57,500 -4.17% 7
North of England -22 14 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South East -22 12 £70,000 +16.67% 1
South West +18 11 - - 1
North West -26 11 £52,500 +20.69%
Wales +17 7 - -
East of England -17 5 £42,500 -29.17%
Scotland +12 4 £57,500 -4.17% 2
Yorkshire +19 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Midlands +31 2 £39,500 -34.17% 2
West Midlands +12 1 £36,500 -39.17% 1
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 138 (89.03%) Cisco
1 138 (89.03%) F5
2 124 (80.00%) Firewall
3 98 (63.23%) WAN
4 94 (60.65%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (58.06%) BGP
6 87 (56.13%) OSPF
7 85 (54.84%) CheckPoint
7 85 (54.84%) LAN
8 75 (48.39%) CCNP
9 68 (43.87%) TCP/IP
10 65 (41.94%) Load Balancing
11 60 (38.71%) MPLS
12 56 (36.13%) VPN
13 55 (35.48%) DNS
13 55 (35.48%) Wireless
14 53 (34.19%) Cisco IOS
15 52 (33.55%) Juniper
16 50 (32.26%) Windows
17 48 (30.97%) Cisco ASA
18 47 (30.32%) Linux
18 47 (30.32%) Finance
19 43 (27.74%) Network Security
19 43 (27.74%) DHCP
20 41 (26.45%) SSL
21 39 (25.16%) CCIE
22 37 (23.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 36 (23.23%) VLAN
24 35 (22.58%) ITIL
24 35 (22.58%) Internet

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 12 (7.74%) Apache
2 12 (7.74%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.16%) IIS
3 8 (5.16%) JBoss
4 6 (3.87%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.58%) nginx
6 3 (1.94%) Alfresco
6 3 (1.94%) SAS
6 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) HipChat
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (6.45%) SaaS
2 7 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.58%) IaaS
3 4 (2.58%) PaaS
4 3 (1.94%) Akamai
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 124 (80.00%) Firewall
2 98 (63.23%) WAN
3 90 (58.06%) BGP
4 87 (56.13%) OSPF
5 85 (54.84%) LAN
6 68 (43.87%) TCP/IP
7 60 (38.71%) MPLS
8 56 (36.13%) VPN
9 55 (35.48%) DNS
9 55 (35.48%) Wireless
10 53 (34.19%) Cisco IOS
11 48 (30.97%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (27.74%) DHCP
12 43 (27.74%) Network Security
13 41 (26.45%) SSL
14 37 (23.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 36 (23.23%) VLAN
16 35 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (22.58%) Internet
17 33 (21.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Maven
2 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 47 (30.32%) Finance
2 22 (14.19%) Financial Institution
3 17 (10.97%) Law
4 15 (9.68%) Banking
5 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 36 (23.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (15.48%) Architect
3 24 (15.48%) Security Engineer
4 20 (12.90%) Network Architect
5 19 (12.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (12.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (10.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (9.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 15 (9.68%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (8.39%) Network Support
9 12 (7.74%) Analyst
9 12 (7.74%) Support Engineer
10 11 (7.10%) Consultant
10 11 (7.10%) Operations Engineer
11 10 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
12 9 (5.81%) Support Analyst
13 8 (5.16%) Blue Coat Engineer
14 7 (4.52%) IT Engineer
14 7 (4.52%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.19%) CSS
2 9 (5.81%) Middleware
3 6 (3.87%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.94%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.94%) HTML
5 3 (1.94%) J2SE
5 3 (1.94%) Java EE
5 3 (1.94%) JSP
5 3 (1.94%) Servlets
5 3 (1.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.16%) Clustering
3 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.16%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (4.52%) CESG
4 7 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.87%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.87%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.87%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.87%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.94%) PKI
7 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.29%) Replication
7 2 (1.29%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.65%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (32.26%) Windows
2 47 (30.32%) Linux
3 28 (18.06%) Unix
4 8 (5.16%) Solaris
5 5 (3.23%) CentOS
5 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.94%) CatOS
7 3 (1.94%) VMS
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (41.94%) Load Balancing
2 35 (22.58%) ITIL
3 28 (18.06%) Incident Management
4 15 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (9.68%) Mentoring
5 14 (9.03%) Network Design
6 13 (8.39%) PRINCE2
6 13 (8.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (7.74%) Analytics
7 12 (7.74%) Change Management
7 12 (7.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (7.74%) Scrum
8 11 (7.10%) Risk Management
8 11 (7.10%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.10%) TOGAF
9 10 (6.45%) IT Strategy
9 10 (6.45%) Network Architecture
10 9 (5.81%) DevOps
10 9 (5.81%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (5.81%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.77%) Python
2 14 (9.03%) Bash Shell
3 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.39%) Ruby
4 8 (5.16%) Tcl
5 6 (3.87%) Java
6 5 (3.23%) SQL
7 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (60.65%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (48.39%) CCNP
3 39 (25.16%) CCIE
4 19 (12.26%) CCNA
5 16 (10.32%) CCSA
6 13 (8.39%) CCSE
6 13 (8.39%) Degree
7 9 (5.81%) CCDA
8 7 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.58%) CCDE
12 3 (1.94%) CCMSE
12 3 (1.94%) CITP
12 3 (1.94%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.94%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.65%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (3.87%) SLA
4 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.52%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.23%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.94%) vCloud
9 2 (1.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) FortiGate
2 8 (5.16%) BladeLogic
2 8 (5.16%) Control-M
2 8 (5.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (3.87%) Nagios
3 6 (3.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.58%) Graphite
4 4 (2.58%) Graylog
4 4 (2.58%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (2.58%) Puppet
4 4 (2.58%) SCCM
4 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.29%) SCOM
5 2 (1.29%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Ansible
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 138 (89.03%) Cisco
1 138 (89.03%) F5
2 85 (54.84%) CheckPoint
3 52 (33.55%) Juniper
4 34 (21.94%) Blue Coat
5 24 (15.48%) Palo Alto
6 21 (13.55%) VMware
7 17 (10.97%) Fortinet
8 14 (9.03%) Citrix
8 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
9 12 (7.74%) Nokia
10 10 (6.45%) SolarWinds
11 9 (5.81%) Infoblox
12 8 (5.16%) Avaya
12 8 (5.16%) Cognizant
12 8 (5.16%) NetScout
12 8 (5.16%) Oracle
12 8 (5.16%) Sun
13 7 (4.52%) Aruba
13 7 (4.52%) CA