Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1034 1014 1049
Rank change year-on-year -20 +35 +12
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 138 158 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.54% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 104 123 193
UK median annual salary £54,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.36% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,825 £38,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%

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 26,623 29,115 35,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.57% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,496 23,663 29,114
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -6 128 £53,500 -2.73% 13
UK excluding London -8 87 £52,500 -8.70% 5
London -19 50 £57,500 +4.55% 9
South East -4 32 £67,500 +7.14%
North of England +7 22 £43,500 +24.29% 2
North West +13 13 £44,000 +25.71%
East of England +2 10 £42,250 -23.18% 1
Yorkshire +11 9 £35,121 +0.35% 2
Midlands - 8 £44,500 - 1
Scotland -28 7 £44,500 -27.64% 1
South West +1 6 £35,000 -0.27%
East Midlands - 6 £52,500 - 1
Wales +5 2 £57,500 -14.81%
West Midlands - 2 £35,750 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 125 (90.58%) F5
2 108 (78.26%) Cisco
3 95 (68.84%) Firewall
4 88 (63.77%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (52.17%) Cisco ASA
6 69 (50.00%) WAN
7 63 (45.65%) CCNP
8 60 (43.48%) VPN
9 56 (40.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 55 (39.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 55 (39.86%) LAN
11 50 (36.23%) BGP
12 47 (34.06%) CheckPoint
13 46 (33.33%) Network Security
14 44 (31.88%) Cisco IOS
14 44 (31.88%) Load Balancing
15 43 (31.16%) DNS
16 42 (30.43%) Linux
17 41 (29.71%) TCP/IP
18 39 (28.26%) Wireless
19 38 (27.54%) VMware
19 38 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 37 (26.81%) Data Centre
20 37 (26.81%) MPLS
21 36 (26.09%) Finance
22 35 (25.36%) SSL
22 35 (25.36%) Windows
23 34 (24.64%) NX-OS
24 32 (23.19%) Juniper
25 31 (22.46%) OSPF

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 10 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.52%) IIS
3 8 (5.80%) Apache
3 8 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.62%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.90%) Confluence
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.90%) nginx
5 4 (2.90%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.80%) SaaS
4 6 (4.35%) Office 365
4 6 (4.35%) PaaS
5 5 (3.62%) IaaS
6 4 (2.90%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.72%) GitHub
7 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (68.84%) Firewall
2 72 (52.17%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (50.00%) WAN
4 60 (43.48%) VPN
5 56 (40.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 55 (39.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 55 (39.86%) LAN
7 50 (36.23%) BGP
8 46 (33.33%) Network Security
9 44 (31.88%) Cisco IOS
10 43 (31.16%) DNS
11 41 (29.71%) TCP/IP
12 39 (28.26%) Wireless
13 37 (26.81%) MPLS
14 35 (25.36%) SSL
15 34 (24.64%) NX-OS
16 31 (22.46%) OSPF
17 30 (21.74%) DHCP
18 27 (19.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 25 (18.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) MySQL
2 5 (3.62%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.90%) Redis
3 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.72%) Ingres
4 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.62%) JIRA
4 4 (2.90%) Ant
4 4 (2.90%) Maven
4 4 (2.90%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.90%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) Subversion
6 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (26.09%) Finance
2 13 (9.42%) Banking
2 13 (9.42%) Law
3 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.97%) Financial Institution
5 9 (6.52%) Games
6 3 (2.17%) Back Office
6 3 (2.17%) Electronics
6 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.17%) Marketing
7 2 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.49%) Architect
2 20 (14.49%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 17 (12.32%) Network Architect
5 16 (11.59%) Consultant
6 13 (9.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) Network Security Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Network Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Security Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Senior Network Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Senior Security Specialist
8 11 (7.97%) Administrator
9 10 (7.25%) Cisco Architect
9 10 (7.25%) Cisco Network Architect
10 9 (6.52%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) CSS
2 5 (3.62%) LAMP
2 5 (3.62%) Middleware
3 4 (2.90%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (2.17%) POSIX
5 2 (1.45%) .NET
5 2 (1.45%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.72%) Ajax
6 1 (0.72%) DOM
6 1 (0.72%) HTML
6 1 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.72%) Node.js
6 1 (0.72%) RESTful
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.81%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.87%) Clustering
4 10 (7.25%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (6.52%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (3.62%) CESG
9 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (2.17%) Online Games
11 2 (1.45%) BBC
11 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.45%) iPad
11 2 (1.45%) Spread Betting
11 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.72%) NHS
12 1 (0.72%) PKI
12 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.43%) Linux
2 35 (25.36%) Windows
3 18 (13.04%) Unix
4 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.87%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.52%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.35%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.62%) Solaris
10 4 (2.90%) CentOS
10 4 (2.90%) Kali Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.45%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.72%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.88%) Load Balancing
2 23 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (10.87%) DevOps
4 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.42%) E-Commerce
5 13 (9.42%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (8.70%) Migration
7 11 (7.97%) Network Architecture
7 11 (7.97%) Network Design
8 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.25%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (6.52%) ITIL
9 9 (6.52%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (5.80%) Scrum
10 8 (5.80%) Service Management
11 7 (5.07%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.07%) OO
11 7 (5.07%) OOP
11 7 (5.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.14%) Bash Shell
1 14 (10.14%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.70%) SQL
3 11 (7.97%) Python
4 8 (5.80%) Tcl
5 5 (3.62%) Ruby
6 3 (2.17%) Java
6 3 (2.17%) Perl
7 2 (1.45%) C
7 2 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (63.77%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (45.65%) CCNP
3 24 (17.39%) CCNA
4 18 (13.04%) CCIE
4 18 (13.04%) Degree
5 11 (7.97%) CCSE
6 9 (6.52%) CISSP
6 9 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (5.80%) CLAS
8 7 (5.07%) CCSA
9 6 (4.35%) CCDP
10 5 (3.62%) CCSP
11 4 (2.90%) CCDA
12 2 (1.45%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.72%) RHCE
13 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 38 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.12%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.52%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.52%) vSphere
3 9 (6.52%) XenServer
4 8 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.62%) NFS
5 5 (3.62%) ProxySG
6 4 (2.90%) iptables
6 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.17%) Docker
7 3 (2.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.72%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.72%) VMFS
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Puppet
2 13 (9.42%) Cacti
3 12 (8.70%) Nagios
4 9 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.07%) Ansible
6 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.62%) Control-M
7 5 (3.62%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (3.62%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.90%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.90%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.90%) Nessus
8 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.90%) Nmap
8 4 (2.90%) OpenNMS
8 4 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (2.90%) SCCM
8 4 (2.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 125 (90.58%) F5
2 108 (78.26%) Cisco
3 47 (34.06%) CheckPoint
4 38 (27.54%) VMware
5 32 (23.19%) Juniper
6 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
7 23 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 21 (15.22%) Blue Coat
9 12 (8.70%) Palo Alto
10 10 (7.25%) HP
10 10 (7.25%) Infoblox
10 10 (7.25%) IronPort
10 10 (7.25%) Polycom
10 10 (7.25%) Red Hat
10 10 (7.25%) Siemens
11 9 (6.52%) Oracle
12 8 (5.80%) CA
12 8 (5.80%) Imperva
13 7 (5.07%) Citrix
14 6 (4.35%) Avaya