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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
Rank 790 790 808
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18  
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 67 158 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.89% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 50 133 121
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  

BIG-IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13618 17785 19381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.03% 17.28% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11099 14713 15424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 16 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 67 £57,500 - 3
London +54 45 £57,500 -8.00% 3
City of London - 12 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +24 10 £47,500 -9.52%
South East +6 10 £47,500 -13.63%
Milton Keynes +12 9 £47,500 -9.52%
East of England +11 7 £57,500 -14.17%
Essex +20 5 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +23 4 £57,500 +21.05%
North Yorkshire +8 4 £57,500 +21.05%
Colchester - 4 £57,500 -
York - 4 £57,500 -
Hertfordshire +9 2 £97,500 +48.28%
North West -21 1 £25,000 -42.46%
Manchester - 1 £25,000 -
Brentwood - 1 - -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 138 (93.24%) F5
2 128 (86.49%) Cisco
3 96 (64.86%) CheckPoint
4 95 (64.19%) Firewall
5 81 (54.73%) LAN
5 81 (54.73%) WAN
6 74 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (44.59%) DNS
8 62 (41.89%) Cisco ASA
9 61 (41.22%) Network Security
9 61 (41.22%) BGP
10 59 (39.86%) CCNP
11 53 (35.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 51 (34.46%) OSPF
13 50 (33.78%) Finance
14 46 (31.08%) ITIL
15 44 (29.73%) Windows
16 43 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (28.38%) Data Centre
18 41 (27.70%) TCP/IP
19 40 (27.03%) VPN
19 40 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 38 (25.68%) VMware
20 38 (25.68%) Blue Coat
21 37 (25.00%) Load Balancing
22 36 (24.32%) Linux
22 36 (24.32%) MPLS
22 36 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
23 34 (22.97%) Juniper
24 33 (22.30%) DHCP

BIG-IP
Top Related 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 22 (14.86%) Tomcat
2 20 (13.51%) Apache
3 18 (12.16%) WebLogic
4 15 (10.14%) IIS
5 9 (6.08%) SAS
5 9 (6.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.38%) JBoss
7 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.03%) nginx
8 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.38%) IaaS
3 5 (3.38%) PaaS
4 4 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.70%) SaaS
5 3 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.03%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.03%) Office 365
5 3 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Akamai
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 95 (64.19%) Firewall
2 81 (54.73%) LAN
2 81 (54.73%) WAN
3 66 (44.59%) DNS
4 62 (41.89%) Cisco ASA
5 61 (41.22%) BGP
5 61 (41.22%) Network Security
6 53 (35.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 51 (34.46%) OSPF
8 43 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 41 (27.70%) TCP/IP
10 40 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 40 (27.03%) VPN
11 36 (24.32%) MPLS
12 33 (22.30%) DHCP
13 32 (21.62%) Wireless
14 31 (20.95%) Internet
15 30 (20.27%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (17.57%) DMVPN
16 26 (17.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) MySQL
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.03%) Redis
3 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Maven
2 3 (2.03%) Ant
2 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.03%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (33.78%) Finance
2 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 19 (12.84%) Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Billing
5 3 (2.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (39.19%) Network Engineer
2 30 (20.27%) Security Engineer
3 29 (19.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (18.24%) Architect
5 23 (15.54%) Network Architect
6 22 (14.86%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (12.16%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (12.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (10.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 13 (8.78%) Network Specialist
10 12 (8.11%) Check Point Specialist
10 12 (8.11%) Cisco Architect
10 12 (8.11%) Cisco Network Architect
10 12 (8.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
10 12 (8.11%) Cisco Security Specialist
10 12 (8.11%) Cisco Specialist
10 12 (8.11%) Consultant
10 12 (8.11%) Network Security Specialist
10 12 (8.11%) Security Specialist
11 10 (6.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.08%) 802.1X
1 9 (6.08%) Middleware
2 4 (2.70%) LAMP
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.68%) Ajax
5 1 (0.68%) Java EE
5 1 (0.68%) jQuery
5 1 (0.68%) RESTful
5 1 (0.68%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.38%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.46%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (8.11%) Fat Client
4 12 (8.11%) Thin Client
5 9 (6.08%) Clustering
5 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.38%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.03%) iPad
8 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.68%) PKI
9 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (29.73%) Windows
2 36 (24.32%) Linux
3 29 (19.59%) Unix
4 13 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.08%) Solaris
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.08%) ITIL
2 37 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 28 (18.92%) Mentoring
4 19 (12.84%) Change Management
4 19 (12.84%) Network Design
5 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 15 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 14 (9.46%) OWASP
7 14 (9.46%) Security Operations
7 14 (9.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (8.78%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.11%) DevOps
9 12 (8.11%) Line Management
9 12 (8.11%) Scrum
10 11 (7.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
10 11 (7.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 10 (6.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 10 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.73%) Python
2 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.70%) Java
2 4 (2.70%) Ruby
3 3 (2.03%) C
3 3 (2.03%) SQL
4 2 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.68%) R
5 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (39.86%) CCNP
3 28 (18.92%) CCSE
4 16 (10.81%) CCSA
5 9 (6.08%) JNCIA
6 8 (5.41%) CCDP
6 8 (5.41%) CCIE
6 8 (5.41%) CCNA
6 8 (5.41%) Degree
7 6 (4.05%) JNCIS
8 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.03%) CCSP
10 3 (2.03%) MCITP
10 3 (2.03%) MCSE
10 3 (2.03%) MCTS
10 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 16 (10.81%) SLA
3 14 (9.46%) ISO27002
4 6 (4.05%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.05%) QA
5 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.70%) PMO
6 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 36 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (14.19%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.38%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.03%) iptables
6 1 (0.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) Samba
6 1 (0.68%) vCloud
6 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) BladeLogic
1 8 (5.41%) Control-M
1 8 (5.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.70%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (2.70%) Puppet
2 4 (2.70%) SCCM
3 3 (2.03%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.35%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 138 (93.24%) F5
2 128 (86.49%) Cisco
3 96 (64.86%) CheckPoint
4 38 (25.68%) Blue Coat
4 38 (25.68%) VMware
5 34 (22.97%) Juniper
6 24 (16.22%) Palo Alto
7 23 (15.54%) Citrix
8 16 (10.81%) Avaya
8 16 (10.81%) Fortinet
9 15 (10.14%) Sun
10 13 (8.78%) Infoblox
10 13 (8.78%) Oracle
11 12 (8.11%) CA
11 12 (8.11%) Imperva
12 10 (6.76%) Remedy
12 10 (6.76%) Riverbed
13 9 (6.08%) Gemalto
13 9 (6.08%) Nokia
14 8 (5.41%) Cognizant
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Russell King Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days annual leave, spot bonuses,
Posted: 4 days ago