Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1013 1039 1031
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8 +15
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 171 208 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.65% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 121 169 181
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £42,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +41.18% -15.00%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +22 156 £57,500 -4.17% 7
London +33 85 £57,500 +4.55% 3
UK excluding London -12 81 £52,500 -12.50% 5
South East -14 22 £68,750 +14.58%
North of England +20 20 £51,500 +24.85% 3
North West +3 18 £51,500 +18.39% 1
South West - 15 £35,000 -
Scotland -13 9 £57,500 -5.35% 1
Wales +12 8 £57,500 -14.81%
Midlands +43 7 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East of England +5 7 £42,500 -15.42%
East Midlands - 6 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +14 2 £36,742 -5.18% 2
West Midlands +14 1 £36,500 -39.17%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 156 (91.23%) F5
2 137 (80.12%) Cisco
3 124 (72.51%) Firewall
4 98 (57.31%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (53.22%) WAN
6 90 (52.63%) BGP
7 79 (46.20%) LAN
8 76 (44.44%) CCNP
9 72 (42.11%) CheckPoint
9 72 (42.11%) OSPF
10 71 (41.52%) Load Balancing
11 68 (39.77%) VPN
12 66 (38.60%) TCP/IP
13 60 (35.09%) MPLS
14 55 (32.16%) Wireless
14 55 (32.16%) Cisco ASA
15 54 (31.58%) Juniper
15 54 (31.58%) Linux
16 53 (30.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 52 (30.41%) DNS
18 48 (28.07%) SSL
18 48 (28.07%) Finance
19 47 (27.49%) Windows
20 46 (26.90%) Cisco Nexus
20 46 (26.90%) Cisco IOS
21 45 (26.32%) DHCP
22 37 (21.64%) Network Security
23 35 (20.47%) CCIE
23 35 (20.47%) Internet
23 35 (20.47%) EIGRP

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 10 (5.85%) Apache
2 8 (4.68%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.09%) nginx
4 6 (3.51%) IIS
4 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.92%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.34%) Confluence
6 4 (2.34%) JBoss
7 3 (1.75%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.75%) HipChat
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.51%) Office 365
3 6 (3.51%) SaaS
4 3 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) Akamai
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.58%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (72.51%) Firewall
2 91 (53.22%) WAN
3 90 (52.63%) BGP
4 79 (46.20%) LAN
5 72 (42.11%) OSPF
6 68 (39.77%) VPN
7 66 (38.60%) TCP/IP
8 60 (35.09%) MPLS
9 55 (32.16%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (32.16%) Wireless
10 53 (30.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 52 (30.41%) DNS
12 48 (28.07%) SSL
13 46 (26.90%) Cisco IOS
13 46 (26.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (26.32%) DHCP
15 37 (21.64%) Network Security
16 35 (20.47%) EIGRP
16 35 (20.47%) Internet
17 32 (18.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.34%) MySQL
1 4 (2.34%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.75%) Redis
2 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.58%) Ingres
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.68%) JIRA
2 7 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.34%) Maven
4 3 (1.75%) Ant
4 3 (1.75%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.75%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (28.07%) Finance
2 26 (15.20%) Law
3 25 (14.62%) Financial Institution
4 17 (9.94%) Banking
5 12 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.09%) Games
7 3 (1.75%) Back Office
8 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (42.69%) Network Engineer
2 42 (24.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (15.20%) Security Engineer
4 25 (14.62%) Consultant
5 18 (10.53%) Architect
6 16 (9.36%) Network Architect
7 15 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) Network Support
8 14 (8.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (7.02%) Analyst
9 12 (7.02%) IT Engineer
9 12 (7.02%) IT Security Engineer
9 12 (7.02%) Operations Engineer
9 12 (7.02%) Support Engineer
10 11 (6.43%) Cisco Architect
10 11 (6.43%) Cisco Network Architect
10 11 (6.43%) Network Consultant
10 11 (6.43%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (5.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.53%) CSS
2 9 (5.26%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.34%) LAMP
4 3 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.75%) HTML
4 3 (1.75%) J2SE
4 3 (1.75%) Java EE
4 3 (1.75%) JSP
4 3 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (1.75%) Servlets
4 3 (1.75%) Spring
5 2 (1.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.58%) .NET
6 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 26 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.60%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (7.02%) CESG
4 12 (7.02%) Clustering
5 8 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.68%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.92%) Spread Betting
7 4 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.34%) PKI
7 4 (2.34%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.75%) Replication
9 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.17%) iPad
9 2 (1.17%) NHS
9 2 (1.17%) Online Games
10 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.58%) Linux
2 47 (27.49%) Windows
3 21 (12.28%) Unix
4 11 (6.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.09%) CentOS
7 6 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.34%) CatOS
8 4 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.75%) Kali Linux
9 3 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Solaris
10 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (41.52%) Load Balancing
2 26 (15.20%) Incident Management
2 26 (15.20%) ITIL
3 21 (12.28%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (11.11%) Network Design
4 19 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (8.19%) OO
5 14 (8.19%) OOP
6 13 (7.60%) Analytics
7 12 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (7.02%) SIEM
8 11 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.85%) High Availability
9 10 (5.85%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.26%) Network Architecture
10 9 (5.26%) Network Management
10 9 (5.26%) Service Management
11 8 (4.68%) Project Management
11 8 (4.68%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.79%) Python
2 23 (13.45%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.70%) Bash Shell
4 16 (9.36%) Ruby
5 14 (8.19%) Tcl
6 10 (5.85%) SQL
7 8 (4.68%) Java
8 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 98 (57.31%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (44.44%) CCNP
3 35 (20.47%) CCIE
4 25 (14.62%) CCNA
5 17 (9.94%) CCSA
5 17 (9.94%) Degree
6 11 (6.43%) CCDA
7 7 (4.09%) CCSE
7 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.09%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.34%) CCDP
8 4 (2.34%) CCSP
8 4 (2.34%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.75%) CITP
9 3 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.17%) CCDE
10 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.58%) MBA
11 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (9.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.51%) ProxySG
3 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (3.51%) vSphere
4 5 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.34%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.75%) iptables
7 2 (1.17%) Docker
8 1 (0.58%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.58%) vCloud
8 1 (0.58%) VMFS
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (9.94%) FortiGate
2 13 (7.60%) Nagios
3 11 (6.43%) Cacti
4 10 (5.85%) Puppet
5 6 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.92%) Ansible
6 5 (2.92%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.34%) Graphite
7 4 (2.34%) Graylog
7 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.34%) OpenNMS
8 3 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.75%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.75%) Nessus
8 3 (1.75%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.75%) SCCM
8 3 (1.75%) SCOM
8 3 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 156 (91.23%) F5
2 137 (80.12%) Cisco
3 72 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 54 (31.58%) Juniper
5 29 (16.96%) Microsoft
5 29 (16.96%) Palo Alto
6 18 (10.53%) VMware
7 17 (9.94%) SolarWinds
8 14 (8.19%) Blue Coat
8 14 (8.19%) Fortinet
9 11 (6.43%) NetScout
10 10 (5.85%) IronPort
10 10 (5.85%) Polycom
10 10 (5.85%) Siemens
11 9 (5.26%) Citrix
12 7 (4.09%) Dell
13 6 (3.51%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.51%) Splunk
14 5 (2.92%) Aruba
14 5 (2.92%) Sophos