Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1062 1017 983
Rank change year-on-year -45 -34 +9
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 127 167 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.60% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 81 130 241
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.98% +6.36%
10th Percentile £45,500 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%

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 26,473 27,713 34,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.18% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21,072 22,576 28,623
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -72 114 £55,000 - 16
London +16 67 £53,500 -6.96% 12
UK excluding London -91 58 £55,000 +15.79% 6
South East -68 18 £53,750 +7.50% 1
South West 0 11 £55,000 - 1
Scotland -27 11 £39,250 - 2
North of England -23 10 £55,000 +53.10% 1
East of England -17 8 £46,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire +8 6 £57,500 +60.06%
North West - 4 £51,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 127 (100.00%) F5
2 109 (85.83%) Cisco
3 98 (77.17%) Firewall
4 92 (72.44%) Cisco ASA
4 92 (72.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 81 (63.78%) CheckPoint
6 79 (62.20%) Cisco Certification
7 72 (56.69%) Juniper
8 71 (55.91%) CCNP
9 68 (53.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 64 (50.39%) Network Security
11 52 (40.94%) Blue Coat
12 49 (38.58%) DNS
13 47 (37.01%) WAN
13 47 (37.01%) OSPF
13 47 (37.01%) BGP
13 47 (37.01%) Cisco IOS
14 44 (34.65%) VMware
15 43 (33.86%) VPN
15 43 (33.86%) BIG-IP
16 42 (33.07%) NX-OS
17 40 (31.50%) CCIE
18 38 (29.92%) MPLS
19 37 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
20 35 (27.56%) Finance
21 34 (26.77%) DHCP
22 32 (25.20%) Infoblox
22 32 (25.20%) Imperva
22 32 (25.20%) Network Monitoring
23 29 (22.83%) SolarWinds

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 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.79%) nginx
3 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (77.17%) Firewall
2 92 (72.44%) Cisco ASA
2 92 (72.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 68 (53.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 64 (50.39%) Network Security
5 49 (38.58%) DNS
6 47 (37.01%) BGP
6 47 (37.01%) Cisco IOS
6 47 (37.01%) OSPF
6 47 (37.01%) WAN
7 43 (33.86%) BIG-IP
7 43 (33.86%) VPN
8 42 (33.07%) NX-OS
9 38 (29.92%) MPLS
10 34 (26.77%) DHCP
11 27 (21.26%) Wireless
12 26 (20.47%) Cisco ISE
12 26 (20.47%) NetScaler
13 25 (19.69%) VPLS
14 22 (17.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (27.56%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Banking
3 7 (5.51%) Advertising
4 4 (3.15%) Games
5 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (29.92%) Network Security Specialist
1 38 (29.92%) Security Specialist
2 37 (29.13%) Network Engineer
3 33 (25.98%) Network Specialist
4 26 (20.47%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 26 (20.47%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 26 (20.47%) Senior Network Specialist
4 26 (20.47%) Senior Security Specialist
5 17 (13.39%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
5 17 (13.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 17 (13.39%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
6 16 (12.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (11.81%) Security Engineer
8 13 (10.24%) Consultant
8 13 (10.24%) Network Consultant
9 9 (7.09%) Network Security Consultant
9 9 (7.09%) Security Consultant
10 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.94%) .NET
3 4 (3.15%) Ajax
3 4 (3.15%) DOM
3 4 (3.15%) HTML
3 4 (3.15%) Node.js
4 1 (0.79%) JSON
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.79%) REST
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.15%) Replication
6 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.57%) Clustering
7 2 (1.57%) Fintech
7 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Linux
2 18 (14.17%) Unix
3 14 (11.02%) Windows
4 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Network Monitoring
2 27 (21.26%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (14.17%) Load Balancing
3 18 (14.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 18 (14.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 14 (11.02%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.66%) ITIL
6 10 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.09%) Migration
7 9 (7.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (6.30%) Time Management
9 7 (5.51%) Due Diligence
9 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.51%) Project Management
9 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (4.72%) Change Management
10 6 (4.72%) Information Security
10 6 (4.72%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.26%) PowerShell
1 27 (21.26%) Python
2 10 (7.87%) SQL
3 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.94%) Perl
4 5 (3.94%) Tcl
5 4 (3.15%) Java
5 4 (3.15%) PHP
5 4 (3.15%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (62.20%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (55.91%) CCNP
3 40 (31.50%) CCIE
4 15 (11.81%) CCSE
5 14 (11.02%) CISSP
5 14 (11.02%) CLAS
6 10 (7.87%) CCNA
7 7 (5.51%) Degree
8 6 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.15%) CCSA
10 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.57%) CCDP
12 1 (0.79%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (14.17%) XenApp
2 18 (14.17%) XenDesktop
3 14 (11.02%) XenServer
4 12 (9.45%) Active Directory
5 10 (7.87%) ProxySG
6 9 (7.09%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.15%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (18.90%) Puppet
2 18 (14.17%) Terraform
3 12 (9.45%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (5.51%) CSIRT
5 5 (3.94%) Cacti
6 4 (3.15%) Ansible
7 3 (2.36%) OPNET
7 3 (2.36%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) F5
2 109 (85.83%) Cisco
3 81 (63.78%) CheckPoint
4 72 (56.69%) Juniper
5 52 (40.94%) Blue Coat
6 44 (34.65%) VMware
7 32 (25.20%) Imperva
7 32 (25.20%) Infoblox
8 29 (22.83%) SolarWinds
9 24 (18.90%) Citrix
10 23 (18.11%) Palo Alto
11 18 (14.17%) Google
11 18 (14.17%) Zscaler
12 17 (13.39%) HP
12 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
13 16 (12.60%) Fortinet
14 11 (8.66%) Forcepoint
15 7 (5.51%) Aruba
15 7 (5.51%) McAfee
16 5 (3.94%) Riverbed