F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 813 969 1099
Rank change year-on-year +156 +130 -293
Permanent jobs citing BIG-IP 32 59 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.053% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 32 34 30
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £47,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,625 £48,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +28.71% -8.18%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £74,688
90th Percentile - £70,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £40,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +53.13% -18.37% -10.91%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,110 15,068 18,644
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 13.45% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8,700 9,101 11,477
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -

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 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 7 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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +157 32 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Work from Home +167 27 £62,500 +13.64% 1
UK excluding London +80 26 £61,250 +53.13%
West Midlands +66 19 £62,500 -
Midlands +59 19 £62,500 -
South West - 7 £50,000 -
London +176 6 £58,750 -9.62% 3

BIG-IP
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (65.63%) Azure
2 3 (9.38%) AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Cohesity
3 1 (3.13%) Entra ID
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) WAN
2 14 (43.75%) Wireless
3 13 (40.63%) MPLS
3 13 (40.63%) SD-WAN
4 12 (37.50%) BGP
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (37.50%) OSPF
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (9.38%) SAN
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (6.25%) DNS
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
9 1 (3.13%) Ethernet VPN
9 1 (3.13%) IPsec
9 1 (3.13%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 21 (65.63%) Social Skills
2 17 (53.13%) Law
3 14 (43.75%) Organisational Skills
4 6 (18.75%) Finance
5 2 (6.25%) Legal
5 2 (6.25%) Military
6 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Administrator
1 12 (37.50%) SharePoint Administrator
2 11 (34.38%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Senior
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Data Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) DBA
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Load Balancing
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.38%) Agile
5 3 (9.38%) Coaching
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) Roadmaps
5 3 (9.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.25%) IT Strategy
7 1 (3.13%) ATDD
7 1 (3.13%) BDD
7 1 (3.13%) Fintech
7 1 (3.13%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (3.13%) Regtech
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Bash
3 2 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Go
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) CCNP
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) FortiGate
2 4 (12.50%) Ansible
2 4 (12.50%) Terraform
3 2 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (50.00%) Cisco
3 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 10 (31.25%) Fortinet
5 9 (28.13%) Meraki
6 6 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.13%) Aruba
9 1 (3.13%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.13%) Splunk
9 1 (3.13%) VMware