Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1044 956 1029
Rank change year-on-year -88 +73 +120
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 138 271 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.84% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 93 192 208
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £39,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,750 £54,000
% change year-on-year +8.90% -11.57% +8.00%

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 28243 32293 35856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.98% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22864 26428 29649
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 13 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 22 November 2017. 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 -96 123 £55,000 -4.35% 9
London 0 75 £60,000 -7.69% 3
UK excluding London -91 61 £52,000 +8.90% 7
South East -62 18 £55,000 -4.35%
North of England -30 10 £51,500 +31.34% 3
Scotland -15 9 £47,250 +18.13% 1
South West - 8 £42,000 - 1
East of England +21 7 £42,500 -8.60% 1
North West -34 6 £51,500 +14.44% 1
East Midlands +39 5 £67,500 +82.43% 1
Midlands +30 5 £67,500 +82.43% 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £55,000 +53.10% 2
Wales -1 4 £47,500 +5.56%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 137 (99.28%) F5
2 118 (85.51%) Cisco
3 116 (84.06%) Firewall
4 90 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (60.87%) CheckPoint
6 76 (55.07%) LAN
7 72 (52.17%) WAN
7 72 (52.17%) CCNP
8 67 (48.55%) Network Security
9 60 (43.48%) BGP
10 59 (42.75%) BIG-IP
11 57 (41.30%) VPN
12 56 (40.58%) Windows
13 53 (38.41%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (37.68%) Finance
15 51 (36.96%) EIGRP
15 51 (36.96%) Data Centre
16 47 (34.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 46 (33.33%) Internet
18 45 (32.61%) Juniper
19 39 (28.26%) Linux
19 39 (28.26%) OSPF
20 38 (27.54%) CCNA
20 38 (27.54%) CCSA
20 38 (27.54%) CCSE
21 36 (26.09%) DNS
22 35 (25.36%) Load Balancing
23 32 (23.19%) SSL
23 32 (23.19%) Cisco Nexus
24 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP

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 9 (6.52%) IIS
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (84.06%) Firewall
2 76 (55.07%) LAN
3 72 (52.17%) WAN
4 67 (48.55%) Network Security
5 60 (43.48%) BGP
6 59 (42.75%) BIG-IP
7 57 (41.30%) VPN
8 53 (38.41%) Cisco ASA
9 51 (36.96%) EIGRP
10 47 (34.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 46 (33.33%) Internet
12 39 (28.26%) OSPF
13 36 (26.09%) DNS
14 32 (23.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 32 (23.19%) SSL
15 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
16 28 (20.29%) MPLS
17 27 (19.57%) Junos
18 26 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
19 25 (18.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (37.68%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Law
3 14 (10.14%) Banking
4 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.90%) Games
7 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.45%) Back Office
8 2 (1.45%) Legal
8 2 (1.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.72%) Electronics
9 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (37.68%) Network Engineer
2 31 (22.46%) Analyst
3 30 (21.74%) Security Analyst
4 29 (21.01%) Network Security Analyst
5 28 (20.29%) Network Analyst
6 26 (18.84%) Security Engineer
7 24 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
8 23 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 23 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 20 (14.49%) Senior Network Engineer
10 18 (13.04%) Consultant
11 14 (10.14%) Cisco Analyst
11 14 (10.14%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (10.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 14 (10.14%) Cisco Security Analyst
12 12 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (7.97%) Network Consultant
14 9 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
14 9 (6.52%) Service Analyst
15 8 (5.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) Java EE
1 6 (4.35%) JSON
1 6 (4.35%) Middleware
1 6 (4.35%) REST
1 6 (4.35%) SOAP
1 6 (4.35%) Web Services
1 6 (4.35%) WSDL
1 6 (4.35%) XSD
2 4 (2.90%) XML
3 3 (2.17%) .NET
4 2 (1.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 51 (36.96%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.62%) Clustering
7 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.90%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.45%) CMDB
8 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.45%) Replication
8 2 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Fintech
9 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (40.58%) Windows
2 39 (28.26%) Linux
3 30 (21.74%) Unix
4 28 (20.29%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.35%) AIX
6 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) Load Balancing
2 20 (14.49%) Translating Business Requirements
3 17 (12.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 15 (10.87%) OO
4 15 (10.87%) OOP
5 14 (10.14%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.97%) E-Commerce
7 11 (7.97%) ITIL
8 10 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (7.25%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.25%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (5.80%) Business Continuity
9 8 (5.80%) Service Management
10 7 (5.07%) Change Control
10 7 (5.07%) Network Design
11 6 (4.35%) ArchiMate
11 6 (4.35%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) Tcl
2 8 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.35%) Java
4 5 (3.62%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.62%) SQL
5 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (52.17%) CCNP
3 38 (27.54%) CCNA
3 38 (27.54%) CCSA
3 38 (27.54%) CCSE
4 28 (20.29%) JNCIS
5 27 (19.57%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (10.87%) JNCIP
7 10 (7.25%) CCIE
8 9 (6.52%) CCDP
9 8 (5.80%) Degree
10 5 (3.62%) CCSP
11 3 (2.17%) CISSP
11 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.45%) CCIE Data Center
12 2 (1.45%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.45%) CISA
12 2 (1.45%) CISM
12 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.25%) Hyper-V
2 10 (7.25%) ProxySG
3 9 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.80%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.35%) vSphere
6 5 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (10.87%) Cacti
2 11 (7.97%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.62%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.62%) Nagios
4 4 (2.90%) OpenNMS
5 3 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 137 (99.28%) F5
2 118 (85.51%) Cisco
3 84 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 45 (32.61%) Juniper
5 22 (15.94%) Palo Alto
6 20 (14.49%) VMware
7 17 (12.32%) SolarWinds
8 16 (11.59%) Fortinet
9 13 (9.42%) Citrix
10 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 12 (8.70%) Red Hat
11 11 (7.97%) Blue Coat
11 11 (7.97%) IronPort
12 9 (6.52%) Polycom
12 9 (6.52%) Siemens
13 7 (5.07%) Sourcefire
14 6 (4.35%) HP
14 6 (4.35%) IBM
14 6 (4.35%) Nokia
14 6 (4.35%) Oracle