Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1051 1038 1035
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 -51
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 131 146 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.082% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.52% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 96 109 227
UK median annual salary £54,250 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.65% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,500 £42,260
90th Percentile £75,625 £78,000 £71,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% -4.17% +33.33%

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 26,556 28,210 34,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.88% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21,017 22,941 28,605
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 12 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 17 July 2018. 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 +4 123 £55,000 -4.35% 12
London +15 92 £54,250 -5.65% 9
UK excluding London -15 31 £56,250 -2.17% 5
South East +7 19 £65,000 +33.33% 1
Midlands - 5 £39,821 - 1
North of England +2 4 £56,250 -2.17% 1
East Midlands - 4 £39,819 -
Yorkshire +19 3 £57,500 -
East of England +2 2 £45,000 -21.74%
North West +6 1 £32,500 -35.00% 1
South West 0 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 118 (90.08%) Cisco
2 95 (72.52%) F5
3 88 (67.18%) Cisco ASA
4 83 (63.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 80 (61.07%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (57.25%) CheckPoint
7 69 (52.67%) CCNP
7 69 (52.67%) WAN
8 60 (45.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 59 (45.04%) Firewall
10 58 (44.27%) BGP
11 56 (42.75%) Wireless
12 55 (41.98%) OSPF
13 54 (41.22%) LAN
14 48 (36.64%) Linux
15 46 (35.11%) Juniper
16 42 (32.06%) Network Security
16 42 (32.06%) SolarWinds
16 42 (32.06%) Data Centre
17 41 (31.30%) MPLS
18 39 (29.77%) VPN
19 38 (29.01%) Network Monitoring
20 35 (26.72%) VMware
21 34 (25.95%) Windows
21 34 (25.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 34 (25.95%) Problem-Solving
22 33 (25.19%) Degree
22 33 (25.19%) Load Balancing
23 31 (23.66%) Cisco IOS
23 31 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure

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 12 (9.16%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.63%) JBoss
3 8 (6.11%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.58%) IIS
5 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.53%) Apache
6 2 (1.53%) Confluence
6 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.50%) IaaS
3 17 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.87%) PaaS
5 8 (6.11%) Office 365
6 5 (3.82%) SaaS
7 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 88 (67.18%) Cisco ASA
2 83 (63.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 69 (52.67%) WAN
4 60 (45.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 59 (45.04%) Firewall
6 58 (44.27%) BGP
7 56 (42.75%) Wireless
8 55 (41.98%) OSPF
9 54 (41.22%) LAN
10 42 (32.06%) Network Security
11 41 (31.30%) MPLS
12 39 (29.77%) VPN
13 34 (25.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 31 (23.66%) Cisco IOS
14 31 (23.66%) NX-OS
15 29 (22.14%) DNS
16 26 (19.85%) VPLS
17 23 (17.56%) DHCP
18 20 (15.27%) TCP/IP
18 20 (15.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) JIRA
2 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.53%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.76%) AutoIt
General
1 18 (13.74%) Retail
2 17 (12.98%) Banking
3 11 (8.40%) Finance
4 4 (3.05%) Back Office
4 4 (3.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (35.11%) Network Engineer
2 31 (23.66%) Network Specialist
3 30 (22.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 30 (22.90%) Senior Network Specialist
4 29 (22.14%) Network Security Specialist
4 29 (22.14%) Security Specialist
4 29 (22.14%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 29 (22.14%) Senior Security Specialist
5 25 (19.08%) Analyst
6 23 (17.56%) Network Analyst
7 18 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (13.74%) LAN Engineer
7 18 (13.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (12.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 17 (12.98%) LAN/WAN Analyst
8 17 (12.98%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 17 (12.98%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
8 17 (12.98%) WAN Engineer
8 17 (12.98%) Wintel Engineer
9 16 (12.21%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) Middleware
2 8 (6.11%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.05%) .NET
3 4 (3.05%) Ajax
3 4 (3.05%) DOM
3 4 (3.05%) HTML
3 4 (3.05%) Node.js
3 4 (3.05%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (32.06%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.98%) BBC
3 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.63%) PMI
5 8 (6.11%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (5.34%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.05%) Fintech
8 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.53%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.53%) Replication
8 2 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.76%) Clustering
9 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.64%) Linux
2 34 (25.95%) Windows
3 22 (16.79%) Windows Server
4 21 (16.03%) Unix
5 17 (12.98%) Solaris
6 10 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.82%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.53%) CentOS
9 2 (1.53%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.53%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.01%) Network Monitoring
2 34 (25.95%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (25.19%) Load Balancing
4 27 (20.61%) Network Architecture
5 24 (18.32%) ITIL
6 22 (16.79%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (16.03%) Network Load Balancing
8 20 (15.27%) PRINCE2
8 20 (15.27%) Web Filtering
9 17 (12.98%) RUP
10 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (10.69%) Project Management
11 11 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.63%) CMMI
12 10 (7.63%) PRINCE
12 10 (7.63%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.87%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (6.87%) Migration
14 8 (6.11%) Data Protection
15 7 (5.34%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
1 11 (8.40%) SQL
2 8 (6.11%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.05%) Java
3 4 (3.05%) Perl
3 4 (3.05%) PHP
3 4 (3.05%) Python
3 4 (3.05%) Ruby
3 4 (3.05%) Tcl
4 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (61.07%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (52.67%) CCNP
3 33 (25.19%) Degree
4 29 (22.14%) CCNA
5 21 (16.03%) CISSP
6 18 (13.74%) CCSE
6 18 (13.74%) CLAS
7 15 (11.45%) CCIE
8 10 (7.63%) PMI Certification
9 7 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (5.34%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (2.29%) MCSA
10 3 (2.29%) MCSE
10 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.53%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.53%) CCSP
11 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.76%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.98%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (16.03%) Active Directory
3 18 (13.74%) XenServer
4 12 (9.16%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.05%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.05%) vSphere
8 3 (2.29%) NFS
8 3 (2.29%) ProxySG
8 3 (2.29%) XenApp
9 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (6.11%) Ansible
2 8 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.11%) Puppet
2 8 (6.11%) SCCM
3 5 (3.82%) BladeLogic
3 5 (3.82%) Control-M
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.82%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.29%) SCOM
5 2 (1.53%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.53%) Nagios
5 2 (1.53%) Nessus
5 2 (1.53%) Nmap
5 2 (1.53%) Terraform
6 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (90.08%) Cisco
2 95 (72.52%) F5
3 75 (57.25%) CheckPoint
4 46 (35.11%) Juniper
5 42 (32.06%) SolarWinds
6 35 (26.72%) VMware
7 30 (22.90%) HP
8 29 (22.14%) Blue Coat
9 26 (19.85%) Microsoft
10 18 (13.74%) Imperva
10 18 (13.74%) Infoblox
11 17 (12.98%) Oracle
11 17 (12.98%) Virgin Media
12 15 (11.45%) Dell
13 13 (9.92%) Palo Alto
14 11 (8.40%) Zscaler
15 10 (7.63%) TOWER Software
16 7 (5.34%) CA
16 7 (5.34%) Cognizant
16 7 (5.34%) Nokia