Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 443 431 384
Rank change year-on-year -12 -47 -35
Permanent jobs citing F5 1,120 1,269 1,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.72% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 1.61% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 806 1,018 1,283
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,500 £35,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 73,317 78,826 85,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.78% 44.61% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 57,011 60,997 69,528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5.

Salary trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 14 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 21 September 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 -6 1,048 £59,000 +7.27% 136
UK excluding London -74 581 £55,000 +10.00% 112
London +94 499 £65,000 +8.33% 37
South East -115 173 £65,000 +18.18% 37
Midlands +74 145 £57,500 +21.05% 22
West Midlands +89 130 £57,500 +9.52% 16
East of England +21 97 £48,500 -3.00% 7
North of England -64 95 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Yorkshire -25 50 £47,500 +7.95% 8
North West -21 45 £41,250 -13.16% 12
South West -15 41 £56,250 +32.35% 11
Scotland -22 28 £40,000 -25.58% 8
East Midlands -29 14 £40,500 -10.00% 6
Wales -4 13 £44,855 -5.57% 5

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 968 (86.43%) Cisco
2 671 (59.91%) Firewall
3 631 (56.34%) Cisco Certification
4 531 (47.41%) CCNP
5 472 (42.14%) CheckPoint
6 427 (38.13%) Data Centre
7 409 (36.52%) Juniper
8 389 (34.73%) WAN
9 385 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
10 370 (33.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 334 (29.82%) Wireless
12 329 (29.38%) VMware
13 307 (27.41%) VPN
14 281 (25.09%) CCNA
15 270 (24.11%) Network Security
16 269 (24.02%) Load Balancing
17 267 (23.84%) Palo Alto
18 256 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 256 (22.86%) BGP
19 253 (22.59%) OSPF
19 253 (22.59%) Finance
20 247 (22.05%) LAN
21 237 (21.16%) CCIE
22 236 (21.07%) MPLS
23 206 (18.39%) Microsoft
24 198 (17.68%) Fortinet
25 194 (17.32%) Presales
26 189 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
26 189 (16.88%) ITIL
27 185 (16.52%) SolarWinds

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 49 (4.38%) Apache
2 32 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 30 (2.68%) IIS
4 24 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.43%) nginx
7 14 (1.25%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.25%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.63%) JBoss
11 6 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.18%) Confluence
15 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.089%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.089%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 175 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (2.68%) Office 365
5 19 (1.70%) IaaS
6 17 (1.52%) PaaS
7 13 (1.16%) Akamai
8 9 (0.80%) SaaS
9 7 (0.63%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.27%) Mailgun
12 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.18%) Datadog
13 1 (0.089%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.089%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.089%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 671 (59.91%) Firewall
2 389 (34.73%) WAN
3 385 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
4 370 (33.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 334 (29.82%) Wireless
6 307 (27.41%) VPN
7 270 (24.11%) Network Security
8 256 (22.86%) BGP
9 253 (22.59%) OSPF
10 247 (22.05%) LAN
11 236 (21.07%) MPLS
12 189 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 163 (14.55%) DNS
14 143 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 134 (11.96%) BIG-IP
16 132 (11.79%) TCP/IP
17 122 (10.89%) Cisco IOS
18 115 (10.27%) VPLS
19 113 (10.09%) Cisco Wireless
20 103 (9.20%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.68%) Big Data
2 28 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 10 (0.89%) MySQL
5 8 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.54%) Informix
6 6 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.54%) Redis
7 5 (0.45%) Couchbase
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.27%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 40 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.71%) JIRA
6 7 (0.63%) Selenium
7 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.36%) Maven
7 4 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.27%) Hudson
9 2 (0.18%) GCC
9 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.089%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.089%) CMake
10 1 (0.089%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.089%) Gradle
10 1 (0.089%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.089%) TeamCity
General
1 253 (22.59%) Finance
2 110 (9.82%) Banking
3 108 (9.64%) Retail
4 79 (7.05%) Telecoms
5 49 (4.38%) Manufacturing
6 44 (3.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 28 (2.50%) German Language
7 28 (2.50%) Italian Language
8 27 (2.41%) Advertising
9 18 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.43%) Law
11 14 (1.25%) Legal
12 11 (0.98%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.80%) Back Office
13 9 (0.80%) Games
13 9 (0.80%) Marketing
14 8 (0.71%) Front Office
15 6 (0.54%) Billing
16 5 (0.45%) French Language
16 5 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 516 (46.07%) Network Engineer
2 184 (16.43%) Architect
3 152 (13.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 147 (13.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 128 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 125 (11.16%) Security Engineer
7 108 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
8 99 (8.84%) Network Security Engineer
9 86 (7.68%) Consultant
10 68 (6.07%) Network Architect
11 66 (5.89%) Project Engineer
12 63 (5.63%) Technical Architect
13 59 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 57 (5.09%) Network Specialist
15 49 (4.38%) Analyst
16 48 (4.29%) Network Consultant
17 46 (4.11%) Security Consultant
18 43 (3.84%) Presales Solution Architect
18 43 (3.84%) Technical Solutions Architect
19 42 (3.75%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (6.07%) 802.1X
2 40 (3.57%) Middleware
3 16 (1.43%) Web Services
4 15 (1.34%) CSS
4 15 (1.34%) LDAP
5 13 (1.16%) Node.js
6 12 (1.07%) .NET
6 12 (1.07%) mod_perl
7 11 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 11 (0.98%) HTML
7 11 (0.98%) XML
8 9 (0.80%) J2EE
8 9 (0.80%) React
8 9 (0.80%) REST
9 8 (0.71%) LAMP
10 7 (0.63%) COM
10 7 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (0.63%) XMPP
11 5 (0.45%) WebSockets
12 4 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 427 (38.13%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (6.07%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.57%) PKI
6 31 (2.77%) Fintech
7 27 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.23%) Virtual Team
9 23 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (2.05%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.96%) EMC VMAX
11 21 (1.88%) Clustering
12 20 (1.79%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.52%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.34%) Hedge funds
16 14 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 13 (1.16%) NHS
18 12 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
19 11 (0.98%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 184 (16.43%) Linux
2 158 (14.11%) Windows
3 84 (7.50%) Unix
4 64 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.80%) Solaris
8 8 (0.71%) CentOS
9 7 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.54%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.45%) Android
12 4 (0.36%) AIX
13 3 (0.27%) OpenBSD
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.089%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (24.02%) Load Balancing
2 194 (17.32%) Presales
3 189 (16.88%) ITIL
4 136 (12.14%) Network Design
5 106 (9.46%) Network Management
6 95 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
7 91 (8.13%) Service Delivery
8 88 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 85 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
10 84 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
12 78 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 67 (5.98%) DevOps
14 62 (5.54%) E-Commerce
15 61 (5.45%) Service Management
16 58 (5.18%) Decision-Making
16 58 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
17 54 (4.82%) Mentoring
18 51 (4.55%) Project Management
19 46 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 98 (8.75%) Python
2 52 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 46 (4.11%) Bash Shell
4 38 (3.39%) SQL
5 36 (3.21%) Perl
6 30 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 30 (2.68%) Ruby
7 28 (2.50%) Java
8 16 (1.43%) C
9 10 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.54%) PHP
11 3 (0.27%) C#
11 3 (0.27%) Tcl
11 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.18%) AWK
12 2 (0.18%) sed
13 1 (0.089%) C++
13 1 (0.089%) Korn
13 1 (0.089%) VB
Qualifications
1 631 (56.34%) Cisco Certification
2 531 (47.41%) CCNP
3 281 (25.09%) CCNA
4 237 (21.16%) CCIE
5 162 (14.46%) Degree
6 110 (9.82%) Security Cleared
7 80 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 56 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 53 (4.73%) CCDP
10 39 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 37 (3.30%) CCSA
12 35 (3.13%) CCSE
13 30 (2.68%) MCSE
14 28 (2.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 27 (2.41%) JNCIP
16 26 (2.32%) CCIE Data Center
16 26 (2.32%) CCIE Service Provider
16 26 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 23 (2.05%) CISSP
18 22 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.84%) PCI DSS
2 36 (3.21%) SLA
3 29 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.16%) GDPR
5 12 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.80%) QA
6 9 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.54%) PMO
9 4 (0.36%) COBIT
9 4 (0.36%) GCP
10 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.089%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.089%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 256 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (10.80%) Active Directory
3 58 (5.18%) ProxySG
4 43 (3.84%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.39%) VMware NSX
6 34 (3.04%) XenApp
7 31 (2.77%) Docker
8 30 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 26 (2.32%) vSphere
9 26 (2.32%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.96%) VMware Server
11 8 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.63%) XenServer
13 6 (0.54%) iptables
14 5 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.36%) Firmware
15 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (8.66%) Cisco Prime
2 66 (5.89%) Nagios
3 54 (4.82%) Ansible
4 47 (4.20%) Puppet
5 40 (3.57%) Terraform
6 38 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (3.21%) vCenter Server
8 31 (2.77%) Stealthwatch
9 27 (2.41%) FortiGate
10 21 (1.88%) QRadar
10 21 (1.88%) WhatsUp Gold
11 20 (1.79%) vRealize
12 17 (1.52%) SCCM
13 15 (1.34%) SCVMM
14 14 (1.25%) Kubernetes
15 11 (0.98%) CASB
15 11 (0.98%) SCOM
16 9 (0.80%) HAProxy
16 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
17 8 (0.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 968 (86.43%) Cisco
2 472 (42.14%) CheckPoint
3 409 (36.52%) Juniper
4 329 (29.38%) VMware
5 267 (23.84%) Palo Alto
6 206 (18.39%) Microsoft
7 198 (17.68%) Fortinet
8 185 (16.52%) SolarWinds
9 147 (13.13%) HP
10 141 (12.59%) Blue Coat
11 119 (10.63%) Citrix
12 117 (10.45%) Splunk
13 115 (10.27%) EMC
14 111 (9.91%) NetApp
15 110 (9.82%) Meraki
16 106 (9.46%) Dell
17 60 (5.36%) Riverbed
18 55 (4.91%) McAfee
19 53 (4.73%) Oracle
20 51 (4.55%) Google