Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 989 1031 1030
Rank change year-on-year +42 -1 +24
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 153 168 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 112 118 175
UK median annual salary £54,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.22% -4.17% +15.38%
10th Percentile £42,575 £35,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,500 £70,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% -12.50% +41.18%

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 24,527 27,795 32,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.90% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19,421 22,612 26,379
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 10 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 19 October 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 +31 142 £55,000 -4.35% 17
London +36 88 £57,500 - 5
UK excluding London -1 51 £47,500 -9.52% 12
South East +9 31 £65,000 -3.70% 3
North of England +15 10 £52,500 +1.94% 2
East of England +25 7 £30,000 -29.41%
North West -4 6 £57,500 +11.65%
Yorkshire +29 4 £46,948 +27.78% 1
Midlands +11 3 £39,821 -16.17% 6
East Midlands -7 3 £39,821 -24.15%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 131 (85.62%) F5
2 119 (77.78%) Cisco
3 81 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
4 76 (49.67%) BGP
5 75 (49.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 74 (48.37%) Firewall
6 74 (48.37%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (48.37%) WAN
7 72 (47.06%) CheckPoint
8 69 (45.10%) OSPF
9 67 (43.79%) LAN
10 62 (40.52%) CCNP
11 59 (38.56%) Wireless
12 52 (33.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 50 (32.68%) Data Centre
14 49 (32.03%) Linux
15 48 (31.37%) SolarWinds
16 40 (26.14%) Network Security
17 39 (25.49%) Windows
17 39 (25.49%) Microsoft
17 39 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
18 38 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
18 38 (24.84%) VPN
19 37 (24.18%) MPLS
19 37 (24.18%) Juniper
20 35 (22.88%) Degree
20 35 (22.88%) Load Balancing
21 34 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
22 33 (21.57%) CCNA
23 32 (20.92%) ITIL

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 (7.84%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.19%) Apache
3 10 (6.54%) JBoss
3 10 (6.54%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.23%) IIS
5 7 (4.58%) nginx
5 7 (4.58%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (9.80%) Office 365
5 14 (9.15%) IaaS
6 4 (2.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 81 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
2 76 (49.67%) BGP
3 75 (49.02%) Cisco Nexus
4 74 (48.37%) Firewall
4 74 (48.37%) WAN
5 69 (45.10%) OSPF
6 67 (43.79%) LAN
7 59 (38.56%) Wireless
8 52 (33.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 40 (26.14%) Network Security
10 38 (24.84%) VPN
11 37 (24.18%) MPLS
12 31 (20.26%) TCP/IP
13 30 (19.61%) DNS
14 29 (18.95%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (18.95%) VLAN
15 28 (18.30%) VPLS
16 27 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
17 24 (15.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 23 (15.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.23%) MySQL
2 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.58%) Redis
2 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.96%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.27%) JIRA
5 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.96%) Subversion
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (20.92%) Retail
2 11 (7.19%) Banking
3 7 (4.58%) Finance
3 7 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (42.48%) Network Engineer
2 25 (16.34%) Analyst
3 19 (12.42%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 17 (11.11%) Network Analyst
6 16 (10.46%) Network Specialist
7 15 (9.80%) Network Security Specialist
7 15 (9.80%) Security Specialist
7 15 (9.80%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 15 (9.80%) Senior Network Security Specialist
7 15 (9.80%) Senior Network Specialist
7 15 (9.80%) Senior Security Specialist
8 14 (9.15%) Consultant
9 12 (7.84%) LAN Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) Cisco Security Specialist
10 11 (7.19%) LAN/WAN Analyst
10 11 (7.19%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) 802.1X
2 10 (6.54%) Middleware
3 9 (5.88%) REST
4 8 (5.23%) LAMP
5 7 (4.58%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (4.58%) Node.js
5 7 (4.58%) XMPP
6 4 (2.61%) Web Services
7 3 (1.96%) Kafka
8 2 (1.31%) CSS
9 1 (0.65%) CGI
9 1 (0.65%) Embperl
9 1 (0.65%) FastCGI
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 50 (32.68%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.19%) BBC
3 11 (7.19%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.54%) PMI
5 9 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.61%) Fintech
6 4 (2.61%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.96%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.03%) Linux
2 39 (25.49%) Windows
3 32 (20.92%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.46%) Unix
5 14 (9.15%) Solaris
6 13 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.58%) CoreOS
8 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.65%) Android
11 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.65%) CentOS
11 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.65%) SUSE
11 1 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.88%) Load Balancing
2 34 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 32 (20.92%) ITIL
4 29 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (16.99%) Kalman Filter
5 26 (16.99%) Network Load Balancing
5 26 (16.99%) Web Filtering
6 20 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 14 (9.15%) Project Management
9 13 (8.50%) PRINCE2
10 11 (7.19%) DevOps
10 11 (7.19%) ITIL V3
11 10 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (6.54%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (6.54%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.54%) Presales
11 10 (6.54%) Proactive Monitoring
11 10 (6.54%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.42%) Python
2 14 (9.15%) Bash Shell
3 12 (7.84%) SQL
4 9 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.23%) Ruby
5 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.58%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.92%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) C
8 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 74 (48.37%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (40.52%) CCNP
3 35 (22.88%) Degree
4 33 (21.57%) CCNA
5 19 (12.42%) CCIE
6 13 (8.50%) Security Cleared
7 10 (6.54%) PMI Certification
8 9 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (3.92%) CCSE
9 6 (3.92%) MCP
10 5 (3.27%) CISSP
11 4 (2.61%) CLAS
11 4 (2.61%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.96%) CCSA
12 3 (1.96%) RHCE
12 3 (1.96%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.31%) CCSP
13 2 (1.31%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.23%) SLA
3 6 (3.92%) GDPR
3 6 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.42%) Docker
2 18 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (5.88%) Firmware
6 7 (4.58%) iptables
6 7 (4.58%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.61%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.61%) XenServer
8 3 (1.96%) vSphere
9 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.31%) XenApp
9 2 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (10.46%) Ansible
1 16 (10.46%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.54%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.54%) Puppet
4 9 (5.88%) Nagios
5 8 (5.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (4.58%) HAProxy
7 6 (3.92%) SCCM
8 5 (3.27%) SCVMM
8 5 (3.27%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (2.61%) Packer
10 3 (1.96%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.31%) SCOM
11 2 (1.31%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
12 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (85.62%) F5
2 119 (77.78%) Cisco
3 72 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 48 (31.37%) SolarWinds
5 39 (25.49%) Microsoft
6 37 (24.18%) Juniper
7 23 (15.03%) VMware
8 22 (14.38%) Oracle
9 19 (12.42%) Zscaler
10 18 (11.76%) Palo Alto
11 17 (11.11%) Dell
11 17 (11.11%) HP
12 11 (7.19%) Virgin Media
13 10 (6.54%) TOWER Software
14 9 (5.88%) Symantec
15 8 (5.23%) Blue Coat
15 8 (5.23%) FireEye
15 8 (5.23%) Google
15 8 (5.23%) Meraki
16 6 (3.92%) Splunk