Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 965 1082 1061
Rank change year-on-year +117 -21 -37
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 127 113 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.066% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 96 83 102
UK median annual salary £45,000 £53,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.89% -6.96% -2.95%
10th Percentile £32,500 £46,250 £43,500
90th Percentile £74,375 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -39.13% - +4.55%

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 22,544 26,156 27,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.18% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,975 20,810 22,456
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 June 2019.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 13 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 20 June 2019. 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 +119 121 £42,500 -20.56% 7
UK excluding London +126 88 £35,000 -39.13% 5
London +47 37 £70,000 +30.84% 2
South East +46 36 £35,000 -46.15% 1
East of England +97 19 £35,000 -22.22%
Midlands +56 13 £35,000 -12.11% 2
North of England +21 10 £47,500 -17.39% 1
North West - 9 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands +40 7 £49,500 -5.71% 2
East Midlands +18 6 £35,000 -12.10%
South West +23 5 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
North East - 1 £89,995 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, IT jobs citing BIG-IP 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 with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 127 (100.00%) F5
2 114 (89.76%) Cisco
3 76 (59.84%) Microsoft
4 72 (56.69%) Windows
5 71 (55.91%) Data Centre
6 70 (55.12%) VMware
7 62 (48.82%) Windows Server
8 61 (48.03%) Hyper-V
9 60 (47.24%) PowerShell
9 60 (47.24%) Office 365
10 58 (45.67%) ITIL
11 57 (44.88%) Load Balancing
12 53 (41.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 51 (40.16%) SCCM
14 50 (39.37%) Firewall
15 47 (37.01%) Business Continuity
16 46 (36.22%) SCVMM
17 45 (35.43%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (34.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 44 (34.65%) IP Telephony
19 41 (32.28%) HP
20 40 (31.50%) WAN
20 40 (31.50%) Finance
20 40 (31.50%) Mitel
20 40 (31.50%) SC Cleared
20 40 (31.50%) Security Cleared
20 40 (31.50%) High Availability
21 39 (30.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 39 (30.71%) MCSE
21 39 (30.71%) DNS

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 (7.87%) IIS
2 9 (7.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.15%) Apache
4 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.36%) JBoss
5 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.36%) WildFly
6 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.79%) nginx
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 60 (47.24%) Office 365
2 35 (27.56%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (27.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.02%) IaaS
3 14 (11.02%) PaaS
4 9 (7.09%) OneDrive
4 9 (7.09%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.36%) Akamai
5 3 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (39.37%) Firewall
2 44 (34.65%) Cisco Nexus
2 44 (34.65%) IP Telephony
3 40 (31.50%) WAN
4 39 (30.71%) DNS
5 37 (29.13%) Remote Desktop
6 33 (25.98%) BGP
6 33 (25.98%) OSPF
7 32 (25.20%) LAN
8 31 (24.41%) Network Security
9 29 (22.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 28 (22.05%) VPN
11 25 (19.69%) Wireless
12 23 (18.11%) VLAN
13 19 (14.96%) Internet
14 17 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (12.60%) SAN
15 16 (12.60%) TCP/IP
16 13 (10.24%) X.509
17 11 (8.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (7.87%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (7.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (3.15%) JIRA
4 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.57%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.57%) JMeter
6 2 (1.57%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (31.50%) Finance
2 37 (29.13%) Electronics
3 8 (6.30%) Retail
4 7 (5.51%) Multimedia
5 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.15%) Back Office
6 4 (3.15%) Banking
6 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (41.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (33.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (22.83%) Network Engineer
4 18 (14.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (14.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (10.24%) Network Communications Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) Technical Leader
8 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Network Team Leader
8 7 (5.51%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) Web Services
2 6 (4.72%) Kafka
3 5 (3.94%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.36%) XMPP
5 2 (1.57%) Akka
6 1 (0.79%) COM
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) LAMP
6 1 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 71 (55.91%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (7.87%) Replication
4 6 (4.72%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.15%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.15%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.36%) Clustering
7 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (56.69%) Windows
2 62 (48.82%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.62%) Linux
4 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.09%) CentOS
7 9 (7.09%) SUSE
7 9 (7.09%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.15%) CatOS
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.36%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (2.36%) Unix
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.79%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.67%) ITIL
2 57 (44.88%) Load Balancing
3 53 (41.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (37.01%) Business Continuity
5 45 (35.43%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (31.50%) High Availability
7 17 (13.39%) DevOps
8 16 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (11.02%) Service Management
10 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure as Code
11 12 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (7.87%) Change Control
12 10 (7.87%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.87%) Network Load Balancing
13 9 (7.09%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
13 9 (7.09%) Task Automation
14 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
14 8 (6.30%) Project Management
15 7 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 60 (47.24%) PowerShell
2 21 (16.54%) Python
3 11 (8.66%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.87%) Ruby
5 7 (5.51%) SQL
6 6 (4.72%) Groovy
7 5 (3.94%) Java
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (31.50%) SC Cleared
1 40 (31.50%) Security Cleared
2 39 (30.71%) MCSE
2 39 (30.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (29.13%) MCSA
4 34 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (24.41%) CCNA
6 15 (11.81%) CCSA
7 12 (9.45%) CCNP
8 10 (7.87%) CCIE
9 5 (3.94%) CCSE
9 5 (3.94%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (3.94%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.94%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.94%) VCP6
9 5 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.36%) CCVP
10 3 (2.36%) Degree
11 2 (1.57%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (30.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (29.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 37 (29.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 37 (29.13%) PMO
3 13 (10.24%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.30%) SLA
5 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (48.03%) Hyper-V
2 35 (27.56%) Active Directory
3 26 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (14.17%) vSphere
5 17 (13.39%) Docker
6 15 (11.81%) VMware NSX
7 9 (7.09%) KVM
8 7 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.94%) XenApp
9 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.15%) NLBS
10 4 (3.15%) Xen
11 3 (2.36%) ProxySG
12 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.79%) iptables
Systems Management
1 51 (40.16%) SCCM
2 46 (36.22%) SCVMM
3 22 (17.32%) Ansible
4 16 (12.60%) Kubernetes
5 15 (11.81%) Terraform
6 14 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (11.02%) SCOM
7 13 (10.24%) Puppet
8 9 (7.09%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (7.09%) SCOrch
8 9 (7.09%) vRealize
9 7 (5.51%) Backup Exec
9 7 (5.51%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (4.72%) Prometheus
10 6 (4.72%) Rancher
10 6 (4.72%) WSUS
11 5 (3.94%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (3.94%) FortiGate
12 4 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) F5
2 114 (89.76%) Cisco
3 76 (59.84%) Microsoft
4 70 (55.12%) VMware
5 41 (32.28%) HP
6 40 (31.50%) Mitel
7 37 (29.13%) Aruba
8 34 (26.77%) CheckPoint
9 31 (24.41%) Juniper
10 18 (14.17%) Blue Coat
11 17 (13.39%) Meraki
12 15 (11.81%) SolarWinds
12 15 (11.81%) Zscaler
13 14 (11.02%) Palo Alto
14 13 (10.24%) Citrix
14 13 (10.24%) Dell
15 11 (8.66%) EMC
16 10 (7.87%) Splunk
17 9 (7.09%) EqualLogic
17 9 (7.09%) Veeam