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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 824 784
Rank change year-on-year +19 -40  
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 69 111 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.67% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 55 103 110
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £68,300 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

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 14393 16653 18928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.19% 16.92% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11726 13863 15428
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 22 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 28 June 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 +11 64 £65,000 +8.33% 2
London +46 48 £67,500 +8.00% 1
City of London +32 16 £70,000 +6.06%
North West -36 6 £52,500 +20.68%
South East +11 5 £70,000 +16.66%
South West - 5 - - 1
Berkshire +19 4 £70,000 +16.66%
Reading +12 4 £70,000 +16.66%
Bristol - 4 - - 1
Docklands, London - 4 £72,500 -
Edinburgh - 3 £53,750 -
Manchester - 3 £44,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £60,000 -
Scotland - 3 £53,750 -
Wales +4 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £46,500 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £60,000 -
Newquay - 1 - -
New Quay - 1 - -
Ceredigion - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 129 (93.48%) Cisco
2 124 (89.86%) F5
3 109 (78.99%) Firewall
4 90 (65.22%) BGP
5 89 (64.49%) WAN
6 83 (60.14%) LAN
7 79 (57.25%) OSPF
7 79 (57.25%) CheckPoint
8 76 (55.07%) Cisco Certification
9 63 (45.65%) DNS
10 62 (44.93%) CCNP
11 57 (41.30%) TCP/IP
12 56 (40.58%) Network Security
13 55 (39.86%) Cisco IOS
13 55 (39.86%) Windows
14 52 (37.68%) Load Balancing
15 50 (36.23%) MPLS
16 48 (34.78%) VPN
16 48 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (32.61%) Wireless
18 43 (31.16%) Finance
19 42 (30.43%) Juniper
20 41 (29.71%) ITIL
20 41 (29.71%) Data Centre
21 39 (28.26%) Blue Coat
22 38 (27.54%) Linux
22 38 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 37 (26.81%) SSL
24 36 (26.09%) VMware
25 35 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure

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 24 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 21 (15.22%) WebLogic
3 20 (14.49%) Apache
4 17 (12.32%) IIS
5 9 (6.52%) SAS
5 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.07%) JBoss
7 6 (4.35%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.17%) nginx
9 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.90%) IaaS
4 4 (2.90%) PaaS
4 4 (2.90%) SaaS
5 3 (2.17%) Akamai
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 109 (78.99%) Firewall
2 90 (65.22%) BGP
3 89 (64.49%) WAN
4 83 (60.14%) LAN
5 79 (57.25%) OSPF
6 63 (45.65%) DNS
7 57 (41.30%) TCP/IP
8 56 (40.58%) Network Security
9 55 (39.86%) Cisco IOS
10 50 (36.23%) MPLS
11 48 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
11 48 (34.78%) VPN
12 45 (32.61%) Wireless
13 38 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 37 (26.81%) SSL
15 35 (25.36%) DMVPN
15 35 (25.36%) VLAN
16 34 (24.64%) DHCP
16 34 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 33 (23.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 43 (31.16%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Financial Institution
3 11 (7.97%) Banking
4 9 (6.52%) Law
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Legal
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (54.35%) Network Engineer
2 32 (23.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (18.12%) Security Engineer
4 24 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (13.04%) Architect
6 17 (12.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 17 (12.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (10.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 14 (10.14%) Network Architect
8 13 (9.42%) Network Security Specialist
8 13 (9.42%) Network Specialist
8 13 (9.42%) Security Specialist
9 12 (8.70%) Blue Coat Engineer
9 12 (8.70%) Check Point Specialist
9 12 (8.70%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 12 (8.70%) Cisco Security Specialist
9 12 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
9 12 (8.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.32%) CSS
2 8 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 8 (5.80%) Middleware
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.17%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.17%) HTML
4 3 (2.17%) J2SE
4 3 (2.17%) Java EE
4 3 (2.17%) JSP
4 3 (2.17%) Servlets
4 3 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.71%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (9.42%) Clustering
4 12 (8.70%) Fat Client
4 12 (8.70%) Thin Client
5 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.90%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.45%) Replication
10 1 (0.72%) CESG
10 1 (0.72%) Derivative
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.86%) Windows
2 38 (27.54%) Linux
3 28 (20.29%) Unix
4 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (2.90%) CentOS
6 4 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (2.17%) VMS
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.68%) Load Balancing
2 41 (29.71%) ITIL
3 30 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 21 (15.22%) Change Management
5 18 (13.04%) Network Design
6 17 (12.32%) Incident Management
6 17 (12.32%) OWASP
6 17 (12.32%) Security Operations
6 17 (12.32%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
8 12 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 12 (8.70%) Line Management
9 11 (7.97%) Service Delivery
10 10 (7.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 10 (7.25%) IT Strategy
10 10 (7.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 10 (7.25%) Risk Management
10 10 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.04%) Python
2 8 (5.80%) Bash Shell
3 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.07%) Ruby
4 3 (2.17%) Java
4 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.17%) Tcl
5 2 (1.45%) SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (55.07%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (44.93%) CCNP
3 30 (21.74%) CCIE
4 18 (13.04%) CCSE
5 12 (8.70%) CCNA
5 12 (8.70%) CCSA
6 9 (6.52%) Degree
7 7 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (4.35%) CCDA
9 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (2.90%) CCDE
11 3 (2.17%) CCMSE
11 3 (2.17%) JNCIE
11 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.45%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.45%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.72%) CCIE Service Provider
13 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.72%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (12.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (7.97%) SLA
4 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 35 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (14.49%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 6 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.17%) vCloud
6 2 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) BladeLogic
1 8 (5.80%) Control-M
1 8 (5.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.62%) Nagios
4 4 (2.90%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.90%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (2.90%) SCCM
4 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.17%) Graphite
5 3 (2.17%) Graylog
5 3 (2.17%) Puppet
6 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.45%) SCOM
6 2 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 129 (93.48%) Cisco
2 124 (89.86%) F5
3 79 (57.25%) CheckPoint
4 42 (30.43%) Juniper
5 39 (28.26%) Blue Coat
6 36 (26.09%) VMware
7 17 (12.32%) Citrix
7 17 (12.32%) Palo Alto
7 17 (12.32%) Sun
8 14 (10.14%) Infoblox
9 12 (8.70%) Imperva
10 11 (7.97%) Fortinet
11 10 (7.25%) Remedy
12 9 (6.52%) Gemalto
12 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
12 9 (6.52%) Nokia
13 8 (5.80%) Cognizant
13 8 (5.80%) Oracle
13 8 (5.80%) SolarWinds
14 7 (5.07%) CA
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