Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 982 1023 1008
Rank change year-on-year +41 -15 +51
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 143 178 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.65% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 103 124 157
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £38,680 £35,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £79,500 £78,875 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,724 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.00% -12.50% +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 23,617 27,415 31,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.39% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 18,503 22,193 25,368
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +55 138 £55,000 - 20
London +61 83 £58,750 +2.17% 4
UK excluding London 0 49 £46,724 -11.00% 17
North of England +22 21 £52,500 +17.98% 7
South East -7 20 £46,250 -31.48% 6
North West +11 15 £52,500 +1.94% 5
East of England +20 7 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Yorkshire +27 6 £46,948 +40.14% 2
East Midlands +21 1 £39,817 -16.17%
Midlands +13 1 £39,817 -6.31% 2

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 137 (95.80%) F5
2 100 (69.93%) Cisco
3 85 (59.44%) Firewall
4 80 (55.94%) BGP
5 76 (53.15%) OSPF
5 76 (53.15%) WAN
6 71 (49.65%) LAN
7 70 (48.95%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 64 (44.76%) CheckPoint
10 58 (40.56%) Wireless
11 56 (39.16%) CCNP
12 55 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (35.66%) Data Centre
14 46 (32.17%) SolarWinds
14 46 (32.17%) DNS
15 42 (29.37%) Network Security
16 40 (27.97%) TCP/IP
16 40 (27.97%) ITIL
16 40 (27.97%) Amazon AWS
17 39 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 38 (26.57%) Microsoft
19 37 (25.87%) CCNA
19 37 (25.87%) Linux
20 36 (25.17%) Windows
20 36 (25.17%) VLAN
21 34 (23.78%) Retail
22 33 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
23 32 (22.38%) Load Balancing
23 32 (22.38%) Juniper

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 21 (14.69%) Apache
1 21 (14.69%) Tomcat
2 11 (7.69%) IIS
2 11 (7.69%) nginx
2 11 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.80%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.40%) JBoss
5 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.97%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (17.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (7.69%) Office 365
5 3 (2.10%) IaaS
6 2 (1.40%) Akamai
6 2 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.70%) G Suite
7 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (59.44%) Firewall
2 80 (55.94%) BGP
3 76 (53.15%) OSPF
3 76 (53.15%) WAN
4 71 (49.65%) LAN
5 65 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 58 (40.56%) Wireless
7 55 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (32.17%) DNS
9 42 (29.37%) Network Security
10 40 (27.97%) TCP/IP
11 39 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 36 (25.17%) VLAN
13 33 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
14 31 (21.68%) MPLS
15 29 (20.28%) VPN
16 27 (18.88%) VoIP
17 26 (18.18%) Cisco ISE
18 25 (17.48%) Wi-Fi
19 24 (16.78%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) MySQL
2 11 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.69%) Redis
2 11 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.80%) Couchbase
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.80%) Subversion
3 4 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.70%) Ant
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) Maven
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (23.78%) Retail
2 11 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.20%) Finance
4 4 (2.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (13.99%) Analyst
4 20 (13.99%) Consultant
5 13 (9.09%) Administrator
6 12 (8.39%) Professional Services Consultant
6 12 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (6.99%) Network Analyst
8 10 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (6.29%) DevOps Administrator
10 8 (5.59%) Cisco Network Specialist
10 8 (5.59%) Cisco Specialist
10 8 (5.59%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Security Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) 802.1X
2 12 (8.39%) LAMP
2 12 (8.39%) REST
3 11 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
3 11 (7.69%) XMPP
4 7 (4.90%) Node.js
5 5 (3.50%) Kafka
6 3 (2.10%) Web Services
7 2 (1.40%) CSS
7 2 (1.40%) Middleware
8 1 (0.70%) CGI
8 1 (0.70%) Embperl
8 1 (0.70%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (35.66%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.29%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.50%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.80%) BBC
6 3 (2.10%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.10%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.10%) Replication
6 3 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) PMI
7 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.70%) Fintech
8 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.87%) Linux
2 36 (25.17%) Windows
3 19 (13.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.19%) Unix
5 11 (7.69%) CoreOS
6 7 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.90%) Solaris
7 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.70%) Android
10 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.97%) ITIL
2 32 (22.38%) Load Balancing
3 30 (20.98%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (18.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 25 (17.48%) Kalman Filter
5 25 (17.48%) Web Filtering
6 17 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.89%) Change Management
6 17 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (10.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (10.49%) DevOps
8 14 (9.79%) Proactive Monitoring
9 13 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 13 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
9 13 (9.09%) OWASP
9 13 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (8.39%) Configuration Management
10 12 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.69%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.28%) Python
2 17 (11.89%) Bash Shell
3 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.39%) Ruby
3 12 (8.39%) Shell Script
4 10 (6.99%) Perl
5 7 (4.90%) SQL
6 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) Groovy
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (48.95%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (39.16%) CCNP
3 37 (25.87%) CCNA
4 28 (19.58%) CCIE
4 28 (19.58%) Degree
5 21 (14.69%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (6.29%) JNCIE
8 7 (4.90%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.20%) MCP
10 4 (2.80%) RHCE
10 4 (2.80%) RHCSA
11 3 (2.10%) VCP6
11 3 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.40%) CCDE
12 2 (1.40%) CCSA
12 2 (1.40%) CCSE
12 2 (1.40%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.88%) PCI DSS
2 13 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (6.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (5.59%) SLA
5 6 (4.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.58%) Docker
2 18 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.49%) Active Directory
4 12 (8.39%) Firmware
5 11 (7.69%) iptables
6 10 (6.99%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.99%) VMware NSX
7 5 (3.50%) vSphere
8 4 (2.80%) ProxySG
8 4 (2.80%) XenApp
8 4 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (14.69%) Ansible
2 15 (10.49%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (9.79%) Kubernetes
3 14 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (8.39%) Nagios
5 11 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (7.69%) HAProxy
6 8 (5.59%) Puppet
7 5 (3.50%) Packer
7 5 (3.50%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (2.80%) SCVMM
9 3 (2.10%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (2.10%) SCOM
10 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (1.40%) Terraform
10 2 (1.40%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.70%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.70%) Rancher
Vendors
1 137 (95.80%) F5
2 100 (69.93%) Cisco
3 64 (44.76%) CheckPoint
4 46 (32.17%) SolarWinds
5 38 (26.57%) Microsoft
6 32 (22.38%) Juniper
7 25 (17.48%) VMware
8 23 (16.08%) Palo Alto
9 20 (13.99%) Zscaler
10 19 (13.29%) Oracle
11 18 (12.59%) Dell
12 16 (11.19%) Meraki
13 13 (9.09%) HP
13 13 (9.09%) Symantec
14 12 (8.39%) Google
15 11 (7.69%) FireEye
16 8 (5.59%) Citrix
17 7 (4.90%) Arista
17 7 (4.90%) Fortinet
18 6 (4.20%) EMC