Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1033 969 984
Rank change year-on-year -64 +15 +140
Permanent jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 138 279 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.83% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 106 228 208
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £42,125
90th Percentile £68,125 £73,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04% +15.00%

F5 BIG-IP LTM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28054 33416 37769
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 16.88% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22738 27693 30697
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -18 128 £57,500 -4.17% 5
London +24 70 £57,500 -14.81% 1
UK excluding London -54 65 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East -11 33 £56,250 -6.25% 1
South West +15 8 £42,000 - 2
East of England -12 7 £50,000 -16.32%
Midlands +26 5 £55,000 +48.65%
Yorkshire +23 5 £57,500 - 1
North of England -16 5 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Wales +4 4 £47,500 +5.56%
East Midlands +26 3 £55,000 +48.65%
Scotland +15 3 £53,750 +34.38%
West Midlands +28 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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
2 128 (92.75%) Cisco
3 102 (73.91%) Firewall
4 97 (70.29%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (63.04%) CCNP
5 87 (63.04%) CheckPoint
6 74 (53.62%) Network Security
7 70 (50.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 67 (48.55%) WAN
9 64 (46.38%) LAN
10 59 (42.75%) Juniper
11 58 (42.03%) BGP
12 55 (39.86%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (36.23%) OSPF
13 50 (36.23%) VPN
14 49 (35.51%) CCSE
15 46 (33.33%) Windows
16 40 (28.99%) BIG-IP
16 40 (28.99%) Data Centre
17 39 (28.26%) Linux
18 36 (26.09%) EIGRP
18 36 (26.09%) Finance
19 35 (25.36%) Palo Alto
20 33 (23.91%) Internet
21 32 (23.19%) CCSA
21 32 (23.19%) DNS
21 32 (23.19%) CCNA
22 31 (22.46%) Wireless
23 30 (21.74%) Fortinet
23 30 (21.74%) Blue Coat

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 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.72%) Apache
2 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) Akamai
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (73.91%) Firewall
2 74 (53.62%) Network Security
3 70 (50.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 67 (48.55%) WAN
5 64 (46.38%) LAN
6 58 (42.03%) BGP
7 55 (39.86%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (36.23%) OSPF
8 50 (36.23%) VPN
9 40 (28.99%) BIG-IP
10 36 (26.09%) EIGRP
11 33 (23.91%) Internet
12 32 (23.19%) DNS
13 31 (22.46%) Wireless
14 27 (19.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (18.84%) MPLS
16 25 (18.12%) SSL
17 24 (17.39%) Junos
18 22 (15.94%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (26.09%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 8 (5.80%) Law
4 2 (1.45%) Legal
4 2 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 25 (18.12%) Analyst
3 23 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (15.94%) Network Analyst
4 22 (15.94%) Security Analyst
5 21 (15.22%) Network Security Analyst
6 17 (12.32%) Consultant
6 17 (12.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (12.32%) Security Engineer
7 16 (11.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 16 (11.59%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (8.70%) Cisco Analyst
8 12 (8.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Cisco Security Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Cisco Security Specialist
9 9 (6.52%) Cisco Specialist
9 9 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Network Security Specialist
9 9 (6.52%) Network Specialist
9 9 (6.52%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) Java EE
1 3 (2.17%) JSON
1 3 (2.17%) Middleware
1 3 (2.17%) REST
1 3 (2.17%) SOAP
1 3 (2.17%) Web Services
1 3 (2.17%) WSDL
1 3 (2.17%) XSD
2 2 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.99%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.52%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.52%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.17%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.45%) CMDB
7 2 (1.45%) Fintech
7 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.45%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Eurex
8 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.33%) Windows
2 39 (28.26%) Linux
3 21 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.87%) Unix
5 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.80%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.17%) AIX
7 3 (2.17%) VMS
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.49%) Load Balancing
2 18 (13.04%) ITIL
3 14 (10.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 12 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 12 (8.70%) Line Management
5 11 (7.97%) Change Management
6 10 (7.25%) Asset Management
6 10 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.80%) CRM
8 8 (5.80%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.80%) OO
8 8 (5.80%) OOP
9 7 (5.07%) Migration
10 6 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.35%) Network Design
10 6 (4.35%) Presales
10 6 (4.35%) Time Management
10 6 (4.35%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.25%) Tcl
2 3 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 97 (70.29%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (63.04%) CCNP
3 49 (35.51%) CCSE
4 32 (23.19%) CCNA
4 32 (23.19%) CCSA
5 25 (18.12%) CCIE
6 21 (15.22%) Check Point Certification
6 21 (15.22%) JNCIS
7 15 (10.87%) JNCIP
8 9 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (5.80%) Degree
10 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.90%) CCDP
11 4 (2.90%) CCVP
11 4 (2.90%) CISSP
12 3 (2.17%) CCMSE
12 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.17%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.45%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.25%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.62%) VMware Server
3 5 (3.62%) vSphere
4 4 (2.90%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.17%) vCloud
5 3 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (3.62%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.45%) Nagios
4 2 (1.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 137 (99.28%) F5
2 128 (92.75%) Cisco
3 87 (63.04%) CheckPoint
4 59 (42.75%) Juniper
5 35 (25.36%) Palo Alto
6 30 (21.74%) Blue Coat
6 30 (21.74%) Fortinet
7 26 (18.84%) VMware
8 25 (18.12%) Sourcefire
9 17 (12.32%) Citrix
9 17 (12.32%) Microsoft
10 15 (10.87%) SolarWinds
11 14 (10.14%) Aruba
12 13 (9.42%) Forcepoint
13 11 (7.97%) Imperva
13 11 (7.97%) Infoblox
14 10 (7.25%) HP
15 6 (4.35%) NetApp
16 5 (3.62%) CA
16 5 (3.62%) Dell