Period
to 7 August 2020

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 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 715 984 1047
Rank change year-on-year +269 +63 +22
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 60 114 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.080% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 35 85 107
Median annual salary £75,000 £47,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.89% -12.04% -6.09%
10th Percentile £29,250 £32,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £113,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £36,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +46.26% -43.46% +13.04%

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 10,021 22,345 25,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.63% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,833 16,837 20,476
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 August 2020.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 11 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 August 2020. 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 +290 56 £75,000 +57.89% 2
London +226 41 £80,000 +14.29% 1
UK excluding London +197 18 £53,750 +46.26% 1
North of England +163 8 £97,500 +105.26%
Yorkshire +128 7 £130,000 -
Midlands +114 6 £30,500 -12.86%
West Midlands +97 6 £30,500 -41.63%
Scotland - 3 £62,500 -
Work from Home +73 2 £73,750 +28.26%
South East +166 1 - -
North West +115 1 £45,000 -5.26%

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 58 (96.67%) Cisco
2 39 (65.00%) Firewall
3 38 (63.33%) Data Centre
4 36 (60.00%) Network Security
5 35 (58.33%) F5
6 33 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (53.33%) BGP
8 30 (50.00%) Nokia
9 27 (45.00%) MPLS
10 26 (43.33%) LAN
10 26 (43.33%) DevOps
11 23 (38.33%) HSRP
11 23 (38.33%) WAN
11 23 (38.33%) Microsoft Office
12 21 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (33.33%) IPv4
13 20 (33.33%) CheckPoint
13 20 (33.33%) Finance
14 19 (31.67%) Wireless
15 18 (30.00%) Network Design
15 18 (30.00%) Huawei
15 18 (30.00%) VPLS
15 18 (30.00%) CCNP
15 18 (30.00%) Python
15 18 (30.00%) Broadband
15 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
16 16 (26.67%) Confluence
16 16 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
16 16 (26.67%) Test Planning
16 16 (26.67%) SNMP

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 16 (26.67%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) nginx
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (38.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (8.33%) AWS
3 4 (6.67%) Azure
3 4 (6.67%) GCP
4 1 (1.67%) Apigee
4 1 (1.67%) Datadog
4 1 (1.67%) G Suite
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Kong
4 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (65.00%) Firewall
2 36 (60.00%) Network Security
3 32 (53.33%) BGP
4 27 (45.00%) MPLS
5 26 (43.33%) LAN
6 23 (38.33%) HSRP
6 23 (38.33%) WAN
7 21 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (33.33%) IPv4
9 19 (31.67%) Wireless
10 18 (30.00%) Broadband
10 18 (30.00%) VPLS
11 16 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (26.67%) RSVP
11 16 (26.67%) SNMP
11 16 (26.67%) VRRP
12 15 (25.00%) DNS
12 15 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (23.33%) OSPF
14 11 (18.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.33%) Redis
2 1 (1.67%) Aerospike
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.67%) Hazelcast
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Ant
2 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.67%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
2 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
2 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Design Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 16 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Network Support
5 6 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Voice Network Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Voice Support Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) XMPP
2 5 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) Java EE
4 1 (1.67%) LAMP
4 1 (1.67%) LDAP
4 1 (1.67%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.67%) RESTful
4 1 (1.67%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 38 (63.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.67%) PKI
2 1 (1.67%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Unix
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.67%) CoreOS
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) DevOps
2 18 (30.00%) Network Design
3 16 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 10 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (15.00%) Change Control
5 9 (15.00%) Change Management
5 9 (15.00%) ITIL
6 8 (13.33%) Validation
7 7 (11.67%) Network Virtualisation
8 6 (10.00%) ITSM
8 6 (10.00%) Presales
9 5 (8.33%) Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
11 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.67%) Go
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) Ruby
2 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (30.00%) CCNP
3 14 (23.33%) CCIE
3 14 (23.33%) CCNA
4 8 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (8.33%) CCVP
6 4 (6.67%) CCIE Service Provider
7 3 (5.00%) CCDE
8 1 (1.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.67%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) GDPR
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) iptables
3 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (13.33%) Puppet
4 7 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (10.00%) Terraform
6 5 (8.33%) Ansible
7 1 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.67%) CASB
7 1 (1.67%) Consul
7 1 (1.67%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.67%) Nagios
7 1 (1.67%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.67%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (1.67%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (96.67%) Cisco
2 35 (58.33%) F5
3 30 (50.00%) Nokia
4 20 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 18 (30.00%) Huawei
6 13 (21.67%) Palo Alto
7 11 (18.33%) Juniper
8 10 (16.67%) Fortinet
8 10 (16.67%) SolarWinds
9 9 (15.00%) Aruba
10 7 (11.67%) NETGEAR
11 6 (10.00%) HP
11 6 (10.00%) ServiceNow
12 5 (8.33%) Red Box
12 5 (8.33%) Verint
13 4 (6.67%) Avaya
13 4 (6.67%) Dell
13 4 (6.67%) D-Link
13 4 (6.67%) Ericsson
13 4 (6.67%) Ruckus Wireless