Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1010 1021 1043
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +32
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 179 216 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.67% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 128 174 170
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% +9.47%
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £34,900
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,775 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +41.18% -12.82%

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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 14 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 23 November 2017. 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 +9 161 £55,000 -6.38% 5
UK excluding London +4 101 £52,500 -12.50% 3
London +10 73 £57,500 +4.55% 2
South East -26 29 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North of England +18 28 £44,000 +25.71% 1
North West -5 22 £51,500 +47.14% 1
South West - 13 £35,000 -
Scotland -4 11 £53,750 -11.52%
Midlands +31 9 £43,500 -27.50% 1
Wales +9 9 £57,500 -14.81%
East of England +9 9 £42,500 -22.73%
Yorkshire +28 6 £33,500 -4.29%
East Midlands - 6 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands +16 3 £36,500 -39.17%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 166 (92.74%) F5
2 140 (78.21%) Cisco
3 134 (74.86%) Firewall
4 104 (58.10%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (49.16%) WAN
6 81 (45.25%) CCNP
6 81 (45.25%) BGP
7 76 (42.46%) LAN
8 70 (39.11%) Load Balancing
9 68 (37.99%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (37.43%) CheckPoint
10 67 (37.43%) VPN
11 66 (36.87%) TCP/IP
12 61 (34.08%) OSPF
12 61 (34.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 57 (31.84%) Linux
14 54 (30.17%) Wireless
15 50 (27.93%) MPLS
16 49 (27.37%) Finance
17 47 (26.26%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (26.26%) Juniper
17 47 (26.26%) DNS
18 46 (25.70%) SSL
18 46 (25.70%) Windows
19 43 (24.02%) Cisco Nexus
20 40 (22.35%) Network Security
21 37 (20.67%) DHCP
22 35 (19.55%) Internet
23 32 (17.88%) EIGRP
23 32 (17.88%) Data Centre

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 9 (5.03%) Apache
1 9 (5.03%) IIS
2 8 (4.47%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.79%) Confluence
4 5 (2.79%) nginx
5 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.68%) Alfresco
6 3 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) HipChat
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.47%) SaaS
4 6 (3.35%) Office 365
5 4 (2.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (74.86%) Firewall
2 88 (49.16%) WAN
3 81 (45.25%) BGP
4 76 (42.46%) LAN
5 68 (37.99%) Cisco ASA
6 67 (37.43%) VPN
7 66 (36.87%) TCP/IP
8 61 (34.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 61 (34.08%) OSPF
9 54 (30.17%) Wireless
10 50 (27.93%) MPLS
11 47 (26.26%) Cisco IOS
11 47 (26.26%) DNS
12 46 (25.70%) SSL
13 43 (24.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (22.35%) Network Security
15 37 (20.67%) DHCP
16 35 (19.55%) Internet
17 32 (17.88%) EIGRP
18 31 (17.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.23%) MySQL
3 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.68%) Redis
4 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.56%) Ingres
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.03%) JIRA
2 8 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.23%) Maven
4 4 (2.23%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.23%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.68%) Ant
6 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 49 (27.37%) Finance
2 24 (13.41%) Financial Institution
2 24 (13.41%) Law
3 15 (8.38%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.26%) Banking
5 8 (4.47%) Games
6 4 (2.23%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (41.34%) Network Engineer
2 40 (22.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (16.76%) Security Engineer
4 26 (14.53%) Consultant
5 18 (10.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (9.50%) Architect
6 17 (9.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (9.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (8.38%) Network Support
8 14 (7.82%) Network Architect
9 13 (7.26%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (6.70%) IT Engineer
10 12 (6.70%) IT Security Engineer
10 12 (6.70%) Network Consultant
10 12 (6.70%) Support Engineer
11 11 (6.15%) Network Support Engineer
12 10 (5.59%) Analyst
13 9 (5.03%) Cisco Architect
13 9 (5.03%) Cisco Network Architect
13 9 (5.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.50%) CSS
2 9 (5.03%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.23%) LAMP
4 3 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.12%) HTML
5 2 (1.12%) J2SE
5 2 (1.12%) Java EE
5 2 (1.12%) JSP
5 2 (1.12%) Middleware
5 2 (1.12%) POSIX
5 2 (1.12%) Servlets
5 2 (1.12%) Spring
6 1 (0.56%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.88%) Data Centre
2 29 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.82%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (7.26%) Clustering
5 12 (6.70%) CESG
6 9 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (4.47%) Virtual Team
8 7 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.79%) Spread Betting
10 4 (2.23%) PKI
11 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.68%) Online Games
11 3 (1.68%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.12%) iPad
12 2 (1.12%) NHS
13 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
13 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.84%) Linux
2 46 (25.70%) Windows
3 24 (13.41%) Unix
4 13 (7.26%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.03%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.35%) CentOS
8 6 (3.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.23%) CatOS
9 4 (2.23%) Kali Linux
9 4 (2.23%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.23%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.56%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (39.11%) Load Balancing
2 27 (15.08%) ITIL
3 24 (13.41%) Incident Management
3 24 (13.41%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (11.17%) Network Design
5 18 (10.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (8.38%) OO
6 15 (8.38%) OOP
7 12 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (6.70%) SIEM
8 11 (6.15%) Network Architecture
9 10 (5.59%) Proactive Monitoring
10 9 (5.03%) Analytics
10 9 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.03%) High Availability
10 9 (5.03%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.03%) Service Management
11 8 (4.47%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.41%) Python
2 22 (12.29%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.17%) Bash Shell
4 15 (8.38%) Tcl
5 12 (6.70%) Ruby
6 11 (6.15%) SQL
7 7 (3.91%) Java
8 2 (1.12%) C
8 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (58.10%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (45.25%) CCNP
3 30 (16.76%) CCNA
4 27 (15.08%) CCIE
5 23 (12.85%) Degree
6 14 (7.82%) CCSA
7 8 (4.47%) CCDA
8 7 (3.91%) CCSE
8 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.91%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.35%) CCDP
10 5 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.23%) CCSP
11 4 (2.23%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.68%) CITP
13 2 (1.12%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.56%) RHCE
14 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.61%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.91%) ProxySG
4 7 (3.91%) vSphere
5 6 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.68%) iptables
6 3 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.68%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.12%) Docker
7 2 (1.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.56%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.56%) VMFS
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (9.50%) FortiGate
2 14 (7.82%) Nagios
3 13 (7.26%) Cacti
4 11 (6.15%) Puppet
5 8 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.35%) Ansible
6 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (2.79%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (2.23%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.23%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.23%) Nessus
8 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.23%) Nmap
8 4 (2.23%) OpenNMS
8 4 (2.23%) SCCM
8 4 (2.23%) SCOM
8 4 (2.23%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.68%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.12%) Graphite
Vendors
1 166 (92.74%) F5
2 140 (78.21%) Cisco
3 67 (37.43%) CheckPoint
4 47 (26.26%) Juniper
5 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.97%) Palo Alto
7 24 (13.41%) VMware
8 16 (8.94%) SolarWinds
9 15 (8.38%) Fortinet
10 14 (7.82%) Blue Coat
11 11 (6.15%) Citrix
11 11 (6.15%) IronPort
11 11 (6.15%) NetScout
11 11 (6.15%) Polycom
11 11 (6.15%) Siemens
12 10 (5.59%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.91%) Splunk
14 6 (3.35%) Brocade
14 6 (3.35%) Dell
15 5 (2.79%) EMC