Period
to 24 May 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within F5 Networks, Inc.

F5
UK
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 499 411
Rank change year-on-year -57 -88 -22
Permanent jobs citing F5 369 824 1,280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 1.34% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 320 677 891
Median annual salary £64,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.16% +2.73% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £83,875 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 38,546 61,581 75,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.51% 42.40% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29,455 47,086 59,337
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing F5.

Salary trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing F5 over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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 -60 344 £65,000 +13.04% 23
UK excluding London -53 189 £55,000 +10.00% 20
London +28 177 £75,000 +7.14% 11
South East +41 79 £57,500 +4.55% 4
North of England +39 45 £51,500 +3.00% 3
Work from Home -13 34 £65,000 -16.13% 3
North West +60 24 £60,000 +15.94% 1
Midlands +23 18 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire +46 16 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South West +46 14 £65,000 +48.57% 2
Wales +15 13 £42,500 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +44 12 £45,000 -14.29%
East of England +32 12 £65,000 +60.49% 2
Scotland +45 9 £52,500 +5.00% 5
West Midlands +21 6 £62,000 -4.62% 1
North East +9 5 £35,000 -46.15%
Isle of Man -6 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT jobs citing F5 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.

1 295 (79.95%) Cisco
2 234 (63.41%) Firewall
3 195 (52.85%) WAN
4 185 (50.14%) Cisco Certification
5 142 (38.48%) CheckPoint
6 139 (37.67%) BGP
7 132 (35.77%) LAN
8 131 (35.50%) OSPF
8 131 (35.50%) Finance
9 128 (34.69%) Data Centre
10 121 (32.79%) Palo Alto
11 119 (32.25%) CCNP
11 119 (32.25%) Network Security
12 118 (31.98%) VPN
13 115 (31.17%) Load Balancing
14 101 (27.37%) VMware
15 97 (26.29%) DNS
16 96 (26.02%) TCP/IP
17 95 (25.75%) Juniper
18 94 (25.47%) Azure
19 93 (25.20%) Linux
20 90 (24.39%) MPLS
20 90 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
21 83 (22.49%) AWS
22 77 (20.87%) Microsoft
23 76 (20.60%) CCNA
24 75 (20.33%) DHCP
25 70 (18.97%) Wireless
26 67 (18.16%) Cisco ASA
27 66 (17.89%) Fortinet

F5
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 14 (3.79%) IIS
2 9 (2.44%) Apache
2 9 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.90%) Confluence
4 5 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.81%) nginx
6 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.07%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 94 (25.47%) Azure
2 83 (22.49%) AWS
3 17 (4.61%) IaaS
3 17 (4.61%) PaaS
4 13 (3.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 13 (3.52%) SaaS
5 11 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (2.71%) Office 365
7 6 (1.63%) Slack
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.54%) Route 53
10 1 (0.27%) Akamai
10 1 (0.27%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 234 (63.41%) Firewall
2 195 (52.85%) WAN
3 139 (37.67%) BGP
4 132 (35.77%) LAN
5 131 (35.50%) OSPF
6 119 (32.25%) Network Security
7 118 (31.98%) VPN
8 97 (26.29%) DNS
9 96 (26.02%) TCP/IP
10 90 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 90 (24.39%) MPLS
11 75 (20.33%) DHCP
12 70 (18.97%) Wireless
13 67 (18.16%) Cisco ASA
14 58 (15.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 43 (11.65%) VLAN
16 39 (10.57%) Cisco IOS
17 38 (10.30%) NetScaler
18 36 (9.76%) VoIP
19 35 (9.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (1.90%) Big Data
3 7 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.63%) Redis
5 5 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.27%) Aerospike
7 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.27%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.27%) MySQL
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.61%) JIRA
3 9 (2.44%) Selenium
4 7 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.63%) Maven
6 5 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.36%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.27%) Ant
9 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) GitLab
9 1 (0.27%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 131 (35.50%) Finance
2 37 (10.03%) Banking
3 29 (7.86%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.25%) Japanese Language
5 11 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.17%) Advertising
7 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.08%) Digital Economy
8 4 (1.08%) Korean Language
8 4 (1.08%) Law
9 3 (0.81%) Retail
10 2 (0.54%) Games
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 207 (56.10%) Network Engineer
2 82 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 48 (13.01%) Cisco Engineer
4 46 (12.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 41 (11.11%) Architect
6 30 (8.13%) Network Architect
7 26 (7.05%) Security Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 18 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 17 (4.61%) Consultant
10 17 (4.61%) Operations Engineer
11 14 (3.79%) Analyst
12 13 (3.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 10 (2.71%) Firewall Engineer
13 10 (2.71%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.71%) Switch Engineer
14 9 (2.44%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.94%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.25%) Middleware
3 10 (2.71%) CSS
4 9 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (2.17%) XMPP
6 6 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.63%) OAuth
6 6 (1.63%) Web Services
7 5 (1.36%) LDAP
8 4 (1.08%) JSON
8 4 (1.08%) Node.js
8 4 (1.08%) OpenID
8 4 (1.08%) YAML
9 3 (0.81%) .NET
9 3 (0.81%) HTML
10 2 (0.54%) REST
10 2 (0.54%) XML
11 1 (0.27%) Kafka
11 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 128 (34.69%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.21%) Public Cloud
3 25 (6.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.96%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.88%) PKI
7 15 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (3.52%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.81%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.27%) Blog
14 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 93 (25.20%) Linux
2 60 (16.26%) Windows
3 41 (11.11%) Unix
4 37 (10.03%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.63%) Solaris
10 4 (1.08%) VyOS
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (31.17%) Load Balancing
2 61 (16.53%) ITIL
3 60 (16.26%) DevOps
3 60 (16.26%) Network Design
4 41 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 38 (10.30%) Computer Science
6 36 (9.76%) Migration
7 35 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 33 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (6.50%) Network Architecture
9 24 (6.50%) Project Delivery
10 23 (6.23%) Information Security
11 22 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (5.96%) Service Delivery
12 21 (5.69%) Infrastructure Automation
13 19 (5.15%) ITIL V3
13 19 (5.15%) WAN Optimisation
14 17 (4.61%) High Availability
14 17 (4.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.63%) Python
2 32 (8.67%) PowerShell
3 25 (6.78%) Bash Shell
4 21 (5.69%) SQL
5 9 (2.44%) ActionScript
6 7 (1.90%) Java
6 7 (1.90%) Perl
7 6 (1.63%) C
8 3 (0.81%) Ruby
8 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.54%) C#
9 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 185 (50.14%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (32.25%) CCNP
3 76 (20.60%) CCNA
4 57 (15.45%) CCIE
5 50 (13.55%) Degree
6 23 (6.23%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.42%) SC Cleared
8 19 (5.15%) CCSA
9 16 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (2.71%) CCDP
12 10 (2.71%) CISSP
12 10 (2.71%) MCSE
13 9 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 7 (1.90%) CCDA
15 7 (1.90%) CCDE
15 7 (1.90%) CCSE
16 6 (1.63%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.71%) SLA
2 5 (1.36%) GDPR
2 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.81%) NIST
3 3 (0.81%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.27%) FISMA
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 61 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.67%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.96%) VMware NSX
4 18 (4.88%) Docker
5 17 (4.61%) XenApp
6 15 (4.07%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.25%) Hyper-V
8 11 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.63%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.36%) NFS
10 5 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (1.08%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.54%) vSphere
13 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.27%) KVM
13 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (13.82%) Ansible
2 37 (10.03%) Puppet
3 23 (6.23%) Terraform
4 18 (4.88%) FortiGate
5 15 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (3.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (2.71%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (2.17%) SCCM
10 6 (1.63%) SCOM
11 5 (1.36%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.36%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.08%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.08%) Nagios
12 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.81%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 295 (79.95%) Cisco
2 142 (38.48%) CheckPoint
3 121 (32.79%) Palo Alto
4 101 (27.37%) VMware
5 95 (25.75%) Juniper
6 77 (20.87%) Microsoft
7 66 (17.89%) Fortinet
8 52 (14.09%) Citrix
9 44 (11.92%) SolarWinds
10 37 (10.03%) Infoblox
11 33 (8.94%) HP
12 31 (8.40%) Meraki
13 28 (7.59%) Barracuda Networks
14 24 (6.50%) Blue Coat
15 22 (5.96%) Arista
16 20 (5.42%) Riverbed
17 18 (4.88%) Forcepoint
17 18 (4.88%) Red Hat
18 17 (4.61%) ForeScout
19 16 (4.34%) Splunk