Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1017 1039 964
Rank change year-on-year +22 -75 +19
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 159 141 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.082% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.51% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 104 107 260
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £47,650 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -9.09%

F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 26,066 27,484 33,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,736 22,367 27,998
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM.

Salary trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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 +15 146 £55,000 -4.35% 12
London +44 97 £57,500 - 8
UK excluding London -29 57 £55,000 -4.35% 4
North of England +13 18 £52,500 -8.70% 2
South East -42 14 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Yorkshire +24 13 £52,500 -8.70% 1
South West +6 11 £55,000 -
Scotland -29 8 £34,000 -36.74%
East of England -6 6 £55,000 -4.35% 1
North West - 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 158 (99.37%) F5
2 142 (89.31%) Cisco
3 131 (82.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 118 (74.21%) Firewall
5 116 (72.96%) Cisco ASA
6 104 (65.41%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (65.41%) CheckPoint
7 99 (62.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 95 (59.75%) CCNP
9 92 (57.86%) Juniper
10 81 (50.94%) Network Security
11 70 (44.03%) CCIE
12 68 (42.77%) Blue Coat
13 65 (40.88%) DNS
14 64 (40.25%) OSPF
15 63 (39.62%) BGP
15 63 (39.62%) VPN
15 63 (39.62%) WAN
15 63 (39.62%) Cisco IOS
15 63 (39.62%) NX-OS
16 60 (37.74%) MPLS
17 53 (33.33%) VMware
17 53 (33.33%) Finance
18 49 (30.82%) Infoblox
18 49 (30.82%) Problem-Solving
19 47 (29.56%) VMware Infrastructure
20 45 (28.30%) Imperva
21 43 (27.04%) NetScaler
21 43 (27.04%) BIG-IP
22 42 (26.42%) VPLS

F5 BIG-IP LTM
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 3 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
2 1 (0.63%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) JBoss
2 1 (0.63%) nginx
2 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.64%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (22.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.52%) IaaS
3 4 (2.52%) Office 365
3 4 (2.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (82.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 118 (74.21%) Firewall
3 116 (72.96%) Cisco ASA
4 99 (62.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 81 (50.94%) Network Security
6 65 (40.88%) DNS
7 64 (40.25%) OSPF
8 63 (39.62%) BGP
8 63 (39.62%) Cisco IOS
8 63 (39.62%) NX-OS
8 63 (39.62%) VPN
8 63 (39.62%) WAN
9 60 (37.74%) MPLS
10 43 (27.04%) BIG-IP
10 43 (27.04%) NetScaler
11 42 (26.42%) DHCP
11 42 (26.42%) VPLS
12 37 (23.27%) Cisco ISE
12 37 (23.27%) Wireless
13 33 (20.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 31 (19.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (2.52%) JIRA
4 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Banking
3 13 (8.18%) Advertising
4 7 (4.40%) Retail
4 7 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.52%) Games
5 4 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.89%) Back Office
6 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (35.85%) Network Engineer
2 56 (35.22%) Network Security Specialist
2 56 (35.22%) Security Specialist
3 51 (32.08%) Network Specialist
4 40 (25.16%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 37 (23.27%) Senior Network Specialist
6 35 (22.01%) Senior Network Security Specialist
6 35 (22.01%) Senior Security Specialist
7 26 (16.35%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 26 (16.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 26 (16.35%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
8 24 (15.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (8.18%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 13 (8.18%) Cisco Specialist
9 13 (8.18%) Security Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Cisco Security Specialist
11 10 (6.29%) Consultant
11 10 (6.29%) Network Consultant
12 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
13 7 (4.40%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.52%) .NET
2 4 (2.52%) Ajax
2 4 (2.52%) DOM
2 4 (2.52%) HTML
2 4 (2.52%) Node.js
2 4 (2.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) COM
3 1 (0.63%) JSON
3 1 (0.63%) LDAP
3 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.52%) Fintech
4 4 (2.52%) Replication
4 4 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.52%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.58%) Unix
2 16 (10.06%) Linux
3 6 (3.77%) Windows
4 4 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.82%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (24.53%) Network Monitoring
3 28 (17.61%) Load Balancing
4 27 (16.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 27 (16.98%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 19 (11.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (10.69%) Time Management
7 16 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.81%) ITIL
8 14 (8.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (8.18%) Due Diligence
9 13 (8.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (7.55%) Fund Management
11 9 (5.66%) Validation
12 8 (5.03%) Project Management
13 6 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (3.14%) Business Continuity
14 5 (3.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.53%) Python
2 36 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.03%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.14%) Perl
5 4 (2.52%) Java
5 4 (2.52%) PHP
5 4 (2.52%) Ruby
5 4 (2.52%) Tcl
6 3 (1.89%) SQL
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (65.41%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (59.75%) CCNP
3 70 (44.03%) CCIE
4 18 (11.32%) CCSE
4 18 (11.32%) CISSP
4 18 (11.32%) CLAS
5 13 (8.18%) Degree
6 12 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.14%) CCNA
7 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.52%) CCSA
9 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.26%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (29.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (16.98%) XenApp
2 27 (16.98%) XenDesktop
3 18 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 18 (11.32%) XenServer
4 11 (6.92%) ProxySG
5 9 (5.66%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.89%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (19.50%) Puppet
2 27 (16.98%) Terraform
3 12 (7.55%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (6.29%) Ansible
5 8 (5.03%) CSIRT
6 5 (3.14%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.89%) OPNET
8 3 (1.89%) SCCM
9 2 (1.26%) Cacti
10 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 158 (99.37%) F5
2 142 (89.31%) Cisco
3 104 (65.41%) CheckPoint
4 92 (57.86%) Juniper
5 68 (42.77%) Blue Coat
6 53 (33.33%) VMware
7 49 (30.82%) Infoblox
8 45 (28.30%) Imperva
9 33 (20.75%) Citrix
10 32 (20.13%) Palo Alto
11 28 (17.61%) SolarWinds
12 27 (16.98%) Google
12 27 (16.98%) Zscaler
13 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
14 22 (13.84%) HP
15 20 (12.58%) Fortinet
16 11 (6.92%) Forcepoint
17 7 (4.40%) McAfee
17 7 (4.40%) WorldPay
18 6 (3.77%) Aruba