Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1062 960 998
Rank change year-on-year -102 +38 +54
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 122 219 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.76% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 74 151 232
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £43,250 £38,750 £40,750
90th Percentile £65,875 £72,500 £84,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 26,641 28,854 35,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,509 23,436 29,073
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 12 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 19 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 -86 110 £55,000 - 19
UK excluding London -73 70 £55,000 +10.00% 11
London -21 52 £57,500 +4.55% 8
South East -61 22 £55,000 - 3
North of England -12 17 £55,000 +53.10% 1
Scotland -37 12 £44,500 -27.64%
East of England +9 10 £42,250 -26.52% 1
Yorkshire +14 9 £57,500 +60.06% 1
North West -7 8 £51,500 +8.42%
South West +3 6 £60,000 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £67,500 - 1
Midlands - 3 £67,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 122 (100.00%) F5
2 103 (84.43%) Cisco
3 95 (77.87%) Firewall
4 78 (63.93%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (60.66%) Cisco ASA
6 70 (57.38%) CheckPoint
7 64 (52.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 62 (50.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 61 (50.00%) CCNP
10 60 (49.18%) BGP
11 56 (45.90%) WAN
12 55 (45.08%) Network Security
13 53 (43.44%) VPN
14 52 (42.62%) BIG-IP
15 46 (37.70%) EIGRP
16 44 (36.07%) LAN
17 43 (35.25%) DNS
17 43 (35.25%) Juniper
17 43 (35.25%) Cisco IOS
18 42 (34.43%) OSPF
18 42 (34.43%) VMware
19 39 (31.97%) Data Centre
20 35 (28.69%) MPLS
21 34 (27.87%) Windows
22 33 (27.05%) Finance
22 33 (27.05%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (26.23%) SolarWinds
24 31 (25.41%) Wireless
24 31 (25.41%) Linux
25 30 (24.59%) NX-OS

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 8 (6.56%) IIS
2 6 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.82%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) IaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (77.87%) Firewall
2 74 (60.66%) Cisco ASA
3 64 (52.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 62 (50.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 60 (49.18%) BGP
6 56 (45.90%) WAN
7 55 (45.08%) Network Security
8 53 (43.44%) VPN
9 52 (42.62%) BIG-IP
10 46 (37.70%) EIGRP
11 44 (36.07%) LAN
12 43 (35.25%) Cisco IOS
12 43 (35.25%) DNS
13 42 (34.43%) OSPF
14 35 (28.69%) MPLS
15 31 (25.41%) Wireless
16 30 (24.59%) NX-OS
17 28 (22.95%) TCP/IP
18 27 (22.13%) DHCP
18 27 (22.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (27.05%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Banking
3 8 (6.56%) Law
4 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.10%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.28%) Games
7 3 (2.46%) Back Office
7 3 (2.46%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.64%) Retail
9 1 (0.82%) Electronics
9 1 (0.82%) Legal
9 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Network Engineer
2 22 (18.03%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (15.57%) Network Security Specialist
3 19 (15.57%) Security Specialist
4 15 (12.30%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (12.30%) Consultant
4 15 (12.30%) Network Consultant
4 15 (12.30%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 15 (12.30%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 15 (12.30%) Senior Network Specialist
4 15 (12.30%) Senior Security Specialist
5 14 (11.48%) Network Specialist
6 13 (10.66%) Security Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Analyst
8 11 (9.02%) Network Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Administrator
9 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 9 (7.38%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) Web Services
2 3 (2.46%) .NET
2 3 (2.46%) Java EE
2 3 (2.46%) JSON
2 3 (2.46%) Middleware
2 3 (2.46%) REST
2 3 (2.46%) SOAP
2 3 (2.46%) WSDL
2 3 (2.46%) XML
2 3 (2.46%) XSD
3 2 (1.64%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.97%) Data Centre
2 23 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.38%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (4.92%) Replication
5 5 (4.10%) Clustering
5 5 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.64%) Fintech
9 1 (0.82%) PKI
9 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.87%) Windows
2 31 (25.41%) Linux
3 21 (17.21%) Unix
4 17 (13.93%) Windows Server
5 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.10%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.46%) AIX
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) Network Monitoring
2 25 (20.49%) Load Balancing
3 13 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (10.66%) E-Commerce
3 13 (10.66%) ITIL
3 13 (10.66%) Migration
4 12 (9.84%) Network Management
5 10 (8.20%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 10 (8.20%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 9 (7.38%) Information Security
6 9 (7.38%) Proactive Monitoring
6 9 (7.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (6.56%) Change Control
8 7 (5.74%) OO
8 7 (5.74%) OOP
8 7 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (5.74%) Service Management
8 7 (5.74%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (4.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.48%) Python
3 12 (9.84%) SQL
4 10 (8.20%) Tcl
5 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.46%) Java
6 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (63.93%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (50.00%) CCNP
3 22 (18.03%) CCIE
4 18 (14.75%) CCNA
4 18 (14.75%) CCSE
5 10 (8.20%) CCSA
6 7 (5.74%) CISSP
6 7 (5.74%) CLAS
6 7 (5.74%) JNCIS
7 6 (4.92%) CCDP
7 6 (4.92%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.28%) CCSP
10 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.82%) CCSM
11 1 (0.82%) Degree
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (27.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.11%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.20%) XenApp
3 10 (8.20%) XenDesktop
4 8 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.74%) XenServer
6 5 (4.10%) ProxySG
6 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.10%) VMware NSX
6 5 (4.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (15.57%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (14.75%) Cacti
3 16 (13.11%) Puppet
4 10 (8.20%) Terraform
5 5 (4.10%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (4.10%) Nagios
5 5 (4.10%) SCVMM
6 4 (3.28%) OpenNMS
7 3 (2.46%) OPNET
8 1 (0.82%) Ansible
8 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 122 (100.00%) F5
2 103 (84.43%) Cisco
3 70 (57.38%) CheckPoint
4 43 (35.25%) Juniper
5 42 (34.43%) VMware
6 32 (26.23%) SolarWinds
7 26 (21.31%) Blue Coat
8 20 (16.39%) Citrix
9 17 (13.93%) Imperva
9 17 (13.93%) Infoblox
9 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
10 16 (13.11%) Palo Alto
11 13 (10.66%) HP
12 12 (9.84%) Fortinet
13 10 (8.20%) Aruba
13 10 (8.20%) Google
14 9 (7.38%) IronPort
14 9 (7.38%) Polycom
14 9 (7.38%) Siemens
15 8 (6.56%) Red Hat