Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 802 859 983
Rank change year-on-year +57 +124 +110
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 77 67 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.066% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.44% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 52 41 107
10th Percentile £41,250 £48,500 "
25th Percentile £46,125 £51,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £64,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -26.17% +34.74% -13.64%
75th Percentile £58,188 £82,500 £65,625
90th Percentile £73,625 £87,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -14.09% +57.14% -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 11,400 15,146 22,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.01% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,598 12,059 17,326
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,844 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 +92 74 £47,250 -26.17% 9
UK excluding London +85 59 £47,250 -14.09% 6
Midlands - 29 £47,250 - 2
West Midlands - 26 £47,250 - 1
South East +55 20 £60,000 +11.11% 2
London +43 17 £76,250 -1.61% 4
Work from Home -152 7 £70,000 - 1
North West +35 4 £37,500 -32.74% 1
North of England +1 4 £37,500 -37.50% 1
South West - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £41,633 - 1
Scotland -9 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 75 (97.40%) F5
2 46 (59.74%) Firewall
3 43 (55.84%) DNS
3 43 (55.84%) Cisco
4 41 (53.25%) VMware
5 37 (48.05%) Ansible
6 34 (44.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 34 (44.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (44.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 32 (41.56%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (38.96%) CCNP
9 29 (37.66%) Network Security
10 27 (35.06%) Linux
10 27 (35.06%) Infrastructure Automation
11 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
12 24 (31.17%) VPN
12 24 (31.17%) Puppet
12 24 (31.17%) Data Centre
13 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
13 23 (29.87%) Unix
13 23 (29.87%) Windows
14 22 (28.57%) BGP
14 22 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (28.57%) PowerShell
14 22 (28.57%) NAS
15 21 (27.27%) Dell
16 20 (25.97%) EMC
16 20 (25.97%) CCNA
16 20 (25.97%) OSPF
16 20 (25.97%) CommVault

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 (9.09%) nginx
2 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.90%) JBoss
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.68%) Azure
2 10 (12.99%) AWS
3 5 (6.49%) IaaS
3 5 (6.49%) PaaS
4 4 (5.19%) GCP
5 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.90%) Kong
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (3.90%) SaaS
6 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.60%) Apigee
6 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (59.74%) Firewall
2 43 (55.84%) DNS
3 34 (44.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 29 (37.66%) Network Security
5 24 (31.17%) VPN
6 22 (28.57%) BGP
6 22 (28.57%) NAS
7 20 (25.97%) OSPF
8 19 (24.68%) Wireless
9 18 (23.38%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (23.38%) LAN
10 17 (22.08%) TCP/IP
11 16 (20.78%) VoIP
12 13 (16.88%) SAN
12 13 (16.88%) WAN
13 12 (15.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (15.58%) IPsec
14 9 (11.69%) HTTP
14 9 (11.69%) Unified Communications
15 8 (10.39%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Redis
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
1 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (3.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.60%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (18.18%) Finance
3 13 (16.88%) Social Skills
4 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 8 (10.39%) Back Office
6 4 (5.19%) Automotive
6 4 (5.19%) Banking
6 4 (5.19%) Electronics
6 4 (5.19%) Marketing
7 2 (2.60%) Games
7 2 (2.60%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Network Engineer
2 22 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Administrator
4 8 (10.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Leader
6 3 (3.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Engineering Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineering Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Technical Design Leader
8 1 (1.30%) Architect
8 1 (1.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (3.90%) Kafka
2 2 (2.60%) Ajax
2 2 (2.60%) EJB
2 2 (2.60%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.60%) Java EE
2 2 (2.60%) JPA
2 2 (2.60%) jQuery
2 2 (2.60%) LDAP
2 2 (2.60%) REST
2 2 (2.60%) RESTful
2 2 (2.60%) SOAP
2 2 (2.60%) Vert.x
2 2 (2.60%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) XMPP
2 2 (2.60%) XSLT
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) DataPower
3 2 (2.60%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 23 (29.87%) Unix
2 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.09%) CentOS
4 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (35.06%) Infrastructure Automation
3 15 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (18.18%) Network Design
5 13 (16.88%) ITIL
5 13 (16.88%) Load Balancing
6 10 (12.99%) Analytics
7 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
7 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (11.69%) Network Management
8 8 (10.39%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (10.39%) Security Patching
9 7 (9.09%) Change Control
9 7 (9.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.79%) Change Management
10 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (6.49%) DNA
11 5 (6.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.18%) Python
3 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.90%) Java
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
5 3 (3.90%) R
6 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (38.96%) CCNP
3 20 (25.97%) CCNA
4 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.99%) CCIE
6 7 (9.09%) Degree
7 5 (6.49%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (5.19%) HND
9 2 (2.60%) CCDP
9 2 (2.60%) CCIP
9 2 (2.60%) CCSA
9 2 (2.60%) CCSE
9 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.60%) HP ASE
9 2 (2.60%) HP MASE
9 2 (2.60%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.60%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 34 (44.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
3 14 (18.18%) VMware NSX
4 6 (7.79%) Docker
5 5 (6.49%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.90%) vSphere
7 2 (2.60%) XenApp
8 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 37 (48.05%) Ansible
2 24 (31.17%) Puppet
3 22 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (9.09%) Terraform
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (7.79%) Kubernetes
6 4 (5.19%) SCCM
6 4 (5.19%) Suricata
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.90%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.90%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (3.90%) Packer
8 2 (2.60%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco CME
8 2 (2.60%) SCOM
8 2 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (97.40%) F5
2 43 (55.84%) Cisco
3 41 (53.25%) VMware
4 21 (27.27%) Dell
5 20 (25.97%) CommVault
5 20 (25.97%) DataCore
5 20 (25.97%) Dell Compellent
5 20 (25.97%) EMC
5 20 (25.97%) Isilon
5 20 (25.97%) SolarWinds
5 20 (25.97%) Veeam
6 16 (20.78%) Palo Alto
7 13 (16.88%) Fortinet
8 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 7 (9.09%) Aruba
10 7 (9.09%) Riverbed
11 6 (7.79%) Splunk
12 5 (6.49%) Citrix
12 5 (6.49%) HP