Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 825 975 1094
Rank change year-on-year +150 +119 -37
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 61 125 115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.086% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 38 95 91
Median annual salary £72,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.11% -18.18% -4.35%
10th Percentile £49,925 £32,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £100,250 £74,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £35,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year +71.43% -42.86% +8.89%

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 13,172 22,556 26,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.84% 15.60% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10,314 17,084 20,880
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BIG-IP.

Salary trend for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing BIG-IP over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 9 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 1 June 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
England +176 57 £70,000 +47.37% 2
London +159 40 £77,500 +10.71% 2
UK excluding London +147 20 £60,000 +71.43%
North of England +112 11 £60,000 +26.32%
Yorkshire - 7 £130,000 -
South East +89 6 £54,000 +54.29%
North West +83 4 £60,000 +26.32%
Work from Home +40 4 £66,250 +15.22%
Scotland - 3 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 59 (96.72%) Cisco
2 43 (70.49%) Data Centre
3 42 (68.85%) Network Security
3 42 (68.85%) BGP
4 35 (57.38%) Firewall
5 32 (52.46%) MPLS
5 32 (52.46%) F5
5 32 (52.46%) DevOps
6 30 (49.18%) Nokia
7 29 (47.54%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (44.26%) HSRP
9 26 (42.62%) WAN
10 24 (39.34%) SNMP
10 24 (39.34%) IPv4
10 24 (39.34%) Network Design
11 23 (37.70%) LAN
11 23 (37.70%) Microsoft Office
12 22 (36.07%) Python
12 22 (36.07%) Broadband
12 22 (36.07%) Huawei
12 22 (36.07%) VPLS
12 22 (36.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (36.07%) Git (software)
13 20 (32.79%) Confluence
13 20 (32.79%) Test Planning
13 20 (32.79%) Wireless
13 20 (32.79%) CCNP
13 20 (32.79%) RSVP
13 20 (32.79%) VRRP
14 19 (31.15%) Finance

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 20 (32.79%) Confluence
2 2 (3.28%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) nginx
2 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (8.20%) AWS
3 4 (6.56%) Azure
3 4 (6.56%) GCP
4 1 (1.64%) Apigee
4 1 (1.64%) Datadog
4 1 (1.64%) G Suite
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Kong
4 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (68.85%) BGP
1 42 (68.85%) Network Security
2 35 (57.38%) Firewall
3 32 (52.46%) MPLS
4 27 (44.26%) HSRP
5 26 (42.62%) WAN
6 24 (39.34%) IPv4
6 24 (39.34%) SNMP
7 23 (37.70%) LAN
8 22 (36.07%) Broadband
8 22 (36.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (36.07%) VPLS
9 20 (32.79%) RSVP
9 20 (32.79%) VRRP
9 20 (32.79%) Wireless
10 18 (29.51%) VPN
11 16 (26.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 15 (24.59%) OSPF
13 13 (21.31%) DNS
13 13 (21.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.28%) Redis
2 1 (1.64%) Aerospike
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.64%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.64%) Hazelcast
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Ant
2 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.64%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Maven
2 1 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.64%) Selenium
2 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.64%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Law
5 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Network Engineer
2 22 (36.07%) Design Engineer
2 22 (36.07%) Network Design Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Lead Network Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
2 8 (13.11%) XMPP
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) Java EE
4 1 (1.64%) LAMP
4 1 (1.64%) LDAP
4 1 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
4 1 (1.64%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 43 (70.49%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) Social Network
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
1 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.64%) CoreOS
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) DevOps
2 24 (39.34%) Network Design
3 20 (32.79%) Test Planning
4 10 (16.39%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (11.48%) Network Virtualisation
5 7 (11.48%) Presales
6 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.84%) Business Continuity
6 6 (9.84%) ITIL
6 6 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (8.20%) Change Control
7 5 (8.20%) Change Management
7 5 (8.20%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Validation
9 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.92%) Information Security
9 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (4.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.64%) Go
2 1 (1.64%) Java
2 1 (1.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) Ruby
2 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (47.54%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (32.79%) CCNP
3 12 (19.67%) CCIE
4 6 (9.84%) CCVP
5 4 (6.56%) CCIE Service Provider
5 4 (6.56%) CCNA
5 4 (6.56%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (4.92%) CCDE
7 1 (1.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (13.11%) Cisco UCCX
1 8 (13.11%) Puppet
2 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.84%) FortiGate
3 6 (9.84%) Terraform
4 5 (8.20%) Ansible
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.64%) Consul
6 1 (1.64%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.64%) Nagios
6 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (96.72%) Cisco
2 32 (52.46%) F5
3 30 (49.18%) Nokia
4 22 (36.07%) Huawei
5 16 (26.23%) Palo Alto
6 14 (22.95%) Juniper
7 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
8 9 (14.75%) Aruba
8 9 (14.75%) Fortinet
9 8 (13.11%) SolarWinds
10 7 (11.48%) NETGEAR
11 6 (9.84%) HP
11 6 (9.84%) Meraki
11 6 (9.84%) Red Box
11 6 (9.84%) Riverbed
11 6 (9.84%) Verint
12 4 (6.56%) Avaya
12 4 (6.56%) Dell
12 4 (6.56%) Ericsson
12 4 (6.56%) Siemens