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

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 972 1010 1036
Rank change year-on-year +38 +26 +2
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 84 153 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.094% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 58 112 121
UK median annual salary £52,500 £54,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.67% -5.22% -4.17%
10th Percentile £42,125 £42,575 £35,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,362 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.92% -9.52% -12.50%

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 21,179 24,314 27,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 14.87% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,254 19,239 22,562
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 October 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 October 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 +48 82 £52,500 -4.55% 20
UK excluding London +88 56 £49,362 +3.92% 17
London +33 27 £65,000 +13.04% 3
East of England +84 17 £50,000 +66.67%
South East +26 13 £45,000 -30.77% 13
Midlands +44 10 £49,362 +23.96% 1
South West - 10 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands - 10 £49,362 - 1
North of England +21 5 £48,750 -7.14% 1
North West +35 3 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Yorkshire -2 1 - -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £89,995 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 84 (100.00%) F5
2 70 (83.33%) Cisco
3 52 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (61.90%) Firewall
4 48 (57.14%) Azure
5 42 (50.00%) Network Security
6 38 (45.24%) DNS
7 37 (44.05%) CCNA
7 37 (44.05%) Juniper
8 35 (41.67%) CheckPoint
8 35 (41.67%) AWS
8 35 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (39.29%) Finance
10 31 (36.90%) CCNP
10 31 (36.90%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
11 30 (35.71%) Blue Coat
12 27 (32.14%) VPN
12 27 (32.14%) Linux
12 27 (32.14%) Data Centre
13 26 (30.95%) Windows
13 26 (30.95%) Active Directory
14 25 (29.76%) Wireless
15 24 (28.57%) WAN
16 23 (27.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 23 (27.38%) Zscaler
17 22 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 22 (26.19%) Office 365
17 22 (26.19%) Root Cause Analysis
18 21 (25.00%) SolarWinds

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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 48 (57.14%) Azure
2 35 (41.67%) AWS
3 22 (26.19%) Office 365
4 8 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (8.33%) OneDrive
5 7 (8.33%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.38%) Akamai
7 2 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.38%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (2.38%) IaaS
7 2 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (61.90%) Firewall
2 42 (50.00%) Network Security
3 38 (45.24%) DNS
4 35 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 27 (32.14%) VPN
6 25 (29.76%) Wireless
7 24 (28.57%) WAN
8 23 (27.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 20 (23.81%) LAN
11 19 (22.62%) BGP
11 19 (22.62%) OSPF
12 17 (20.24%) Internet
12 17 (20.24%) SAN
13 15 (17.86%) SSL
14 14 (16.67%) IPsec
15 13 (15.48%) Software-Defined Networking
15 13 (15.48%) VLAN
16 12 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (2.38%) Big Data
3 2 (2.38%) DB2
3 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (13.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (9.52%) Fiddler
4 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.38%) Appium
6 2 (2.38%) Gatling
6 2 (2.38%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 2 (2.38%) JMeter
6 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.38%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 33 (39.29%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 8 (9.52%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.95%) Publishing
5 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
6 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 13 (15.48%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Technical Leader
6 10 (11.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (10.71%) Cisco Support
7 9 (10.71%) Firewall Support
8 8 (9.52%) Analyst
8 8 (9.52%) Check Point Support
8 8 (9.52%) Reliability Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Consultant
9 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) JSON
2 5 (5.95%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) SOAP
4 2 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Linux
2 26 (30.95%) Windows
3 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.71%) Unix
6 7 (8.33%) CentOS
6 7 (8.33%) SUSE
6 7 (8.33%) Ubuntu
7 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.76%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (26.19%) Root Cause Analysis
3 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.24%) Load Balancing
4 13 (15.48%) Analytics
4 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.48%) Service Management
5 12 (14.29%) DevOps
6 10 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (11.90%) Task Automation
7 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (10.71%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (9.52%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (7.14%) Coaching
10 6 (7.14%) ITIL
10 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.14%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.10%) Python
3 7 (8.33%) Ruby
4 6 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (2.38%) C
5 2 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (2.38%) C++
5 2 (2.38%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) VB
5 2 (2.38%) XPath
6 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (44.05%) CCNA
3 31 (36.90%) CCNP
4 17 (20.24%) CCSA
5 11 (13.10%) CCSE
6 9 (10.71%) Check Point Certification
6 9 (10.71%) JNCIP
6 9 (10.71%) JNCIS
7 6 (7.14%) GIAC
7 6 (7.14%) SANS
8 2 (2.38%) CISSP
8 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) CCIE
9 1 (1.19%) CISA
9 1 (1.19%) MCITP
9 1 (1.19%) MCSE
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.19%) RHCE
9 1 (1.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.90%) VMware NSX
4 9 (10.71%) Docker
5 8 (9.52%) vSphere
6 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (8.33%) KVM
7 6 (7.14%) ProxySG
8 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.57%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) SCCM
2 9 (10.71%) Ansible
3 8 (9.52%) FortiGate
3 8 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 8 (9.52%) Puppet
3 8 (9.52%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.33%) SCOM
4 7 (8.33%) SCOrch
4 7 (8.33%) Terraform
4 7 (8.33%) vRealize
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.38%) nmon
7 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.19%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (100.00%) F5
2 70 (83.33%) Cisco
3 37 (44.05%) Juniper
4 35 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 30 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 23 (27.38%) Zscaler
7 21 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 21 (25.00%) VMware
8 19 (22.62%) Palo Alto
9 18 (21.43%) Meraki
10 13 (15.48%) HP
11 11 (13.10%) CA
12 9 (10.71%) Citrix
13 7 (8.33%) NetApp
14 6 (7.14%) FireEye
14 6 (7.14%) Riverbed
15 5 (5.95%) Symantec
16 4 (4.76%) EqualLogic
16 4 (4.76%) Veeam