Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 491 554 483
Rank change year-on-year +63 -71 -41
Permanent jobs citing F5 283 540 903
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.03% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 225 452 742
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,600 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 23,526 52,569 63,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.01% 41.68% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,389 40,641 49,258
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,540 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% - +5.88%

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 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 15 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 17 January 2021. 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 +72 251 £60,000 - 56
UK excluding London +116 190 £55,000 +4.76% 34
London +77 90 £78,750 +16.67% 24
South East +119 87 £60,000 +11.11% 11
Work from Home -58 38 £60,000 -11.11% 7
North of England +88 29 £55,000 -8.33% 1
South West +81 27 £50,000 +6.82% 7
Scotland +62 20 £57,500 +38.55% 3
North West +84 17 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Midlands +48 14 £42,500 -22.02% 5
Yorkshire +38 12 £55,000 -15.38%
West Midlands +55 10 £42,500 -32.00% 4
Wales +52 10 £45,000 -10.00%
East Midlands +44 4 £47,500 +5.56% 1
East of England +57 3 £52,500 -6.67% 6

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 216 (76.33%) Cisco
2 181 (63.96%) Firewall
3 123 (43.46%) CheckPoint
4 107 (37.81%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (37.81%) Palo Alto
5 94 (33.22%) WAN
6 90 (31.80%) CCNP
7 89 (31.45%) Data Centre
8 77 (27.21%) VMware
9 76 (26.86%) OSPF
9 76 (26.86%) BGP
10 75 (26.50%) Finance
11 74 (26.15%) LAN
12 71 (25.09%) DNS
13 69 (24.38%) Network Security
14 68 (24.03%) Azure
15 66 (23.32%) Cisco ASA
16 64 (22.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 64 (22.61%) Ansible
17 60 (21.20%) AWS
18 58 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 54 (19.08%) Fortinet
20 53 (18.73%) VPN
21 52 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
22 51 (18.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 45 (15.90%) BIG-IP
23 45 (15.90%) ITIL
23 45 (15.90%) Wireless
23 45 (15.90%) SolarWinds
24 44 (15.55%) TCP/IP

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 13 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.83%) Apache
2 8 (2.83%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.83%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.71%) JBoss
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 68 (24.03%) Azure
2 60 (21.20%) AWS
3 18 (6.36%) OpenShift
4 10 (3.53%) Office 365
5 8 (2.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (2.47%) PaaS
6 7 (2.47%) SaaS
7 6 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.12%) IaaS
8 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.41%) GCP
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.71%) Apigee
10 2 (0.71%) Cloud9 IDE
11 1 (0.35%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 181 (63.96%) Firewall
2 94 (33.22%) WAN
3 76 (26.86%) BGP
3 76 (26.86%) OSPF
4 74 (26.15%) LAN
5 71 (25.09%) DNS
6 69 (24.38%) Network Security
7 66 (23.32%) Cisco ASA
8 64 (22.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 53 (18.73%) VPN
10 52 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 51 (18.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 45 (15.90%) BIG-IP
12 45 (15.90%) Wireless
13 44 (15.55%) TCP/IP
14 30 (10.60%) MPLS
15 29 (10.25%) SAN
16 27 (9.54%) DHCP
17 25 (8.83%) Cisco ISE
18 24 (8.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.83%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 14 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.71%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 75 (26.50%) Finance
2 35 (12.37%) Telecoms
3 30 (10.60%) Banking
4 8 (2.83%) Advertising
5 5 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.77%) Marketing
6 4 (1.41%) Back Office
6 4 (1.41%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 2 (0.71%) Local Government
7 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Military
7 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (52.30%) Network Engineer
2 49 (17.31%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (7.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (6.36%) Security Engineer
7 16 (5.65%) Architect
7 16 (5.65%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (4.59%) Consultant
9 12 (4.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.53%) Network Architect
12 9 (3.18%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.18%) Network Support
12 9 (3.18%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (2.83%) Network Manager
13 8 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.24%) LDAP
2 8 (2.83%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.83%) JMS
3 7 (2.47%) Middleware
4 6 (2.12%) JSON
5 5 (1.77%) YAML
6 4 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (1.41%) XMPP
7 3 (1.06%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.71%) Ajax
8 2 (0.71%) EJB
8 2 (0.71%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (0.71%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.71%) Java EE
8 2 (0.71%) Jinja
8 2 (0.71%) JPA
8 2 (0.71%) jQuery
8 2 (0.71%) REST
8 2 (0.71%) RESTful
8 2 (0.71%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 89 (31.45%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.30%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.41%) PKI
8 4 (1.41%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.71%) Clustering
10 2 (0.71%) DataPower
10 2 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Replication
10 2 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.43%) Windows
2 36 (12.72%) Linux
3 20 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.24%) CentOS
4 12 (4.24%) Unix
5 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.41%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.71%) Android
9 2 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.90%) ITIL
2 44 (15.55%) Load Balancing
3 38 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 28 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (9.54%) DevOps
6 23 (8.13%) Network Virtualisation
7 19 (6.71%) Project Delivery
8 18 (6.36%) Change Management
8 18 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (5.65%) Infrastructure Automation
9 16 (5.65%) Low Latency
10 14 (4.95%) Network Architecture
10 14 (4.95%) Network Design
10 14 (4.95%) Security Architecture
11 13 (4.59%) Patch Management
12 12 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (4.24%) Business Continuity
12 12 (4.24%) Capacity Management
12 12 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (4.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.07%) Python
2 21 (7.42%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.77%) PHP
3 5 (1.77%) R
3 5 (1.77%) SQL
4 4 (1.41%) Perl
4 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.06%) C
6 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.71%) Java
6 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 107 (37.81%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (31.80%) CCNP
3 43 (15.19%) CCNA
4 34 (12.01%) Security Cleared
5 31 (10.95%) SC Cleared
6 25 (8.83%) CCIE
7 17 (6.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.24%) MCSA
8 12 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.83%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (2.83%) Degree
9 8 (2.83%) RHCE
10 7 (2.47%) CISSP
11 6 (2.12%) CISA
11 6 (2.12%) CISM
11 6 (2.12%) MCSE
12 5 (1.77%) CCSA
13 4 (1.41%) CCSE
13 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.12%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.12%) QA
3 5 (1.77%) COBIT
4 4 (1.41%) SLA
5 3 (1.06%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) NIST
6 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (13.07%) Active Directory
3 27 (9.54%) VMware NSX
4 26 (9.19%) XenApp
5 25 (8.83%) XenDesktop
6 16 (5.65%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (5.65%) vSphere
7 14 (4.95%) Docker
8 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.77%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.35%) NFS
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (22.61%) Ansible
2 20 (7.07%) Kubernetes
3 15 (5.30%) Puppet
4 14 (4.95%) Terraform
5 12 (4.24%) FortiGate
6 11 (3.89%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (3.53%) HAProxy
7 10 (3.53%) vRealize
8 9 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (1.41%) Nessus
11 4 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.06%) Packer
12 3 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
13 2 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.71%) SCOM
13 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 216 (76.33%) Cisco
2 123 (43.46%) CheckPoint
3 107 (37.81%) Palo Alto
4 77 (27.21%) VMware
5 54 (19.08%) Fortinet
6 45 (15.90%) SolarWinds
7 41 (14.49%) Juniper
8 33 (11.66%) Microsoft
9 30 (10.60%) Citrix
10 24 (8.48%) Arista
10 24 (8.48%) Dell
10 24 (8.48%) Infoblox
11 23 (8.13%) Red Hat
11 23 (8.13%) Symantec
12 22 (7.77%) McAfee
13 20 (7.07%) Meraki
14 16 (5.65%) Aruba
15 14 (4.95%) Splunk
16 13 (4.59%) Blue Coat
17 12 (4.24%) HP