Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 505 537 470
Rank change year-on-year +32 -67 -21
Permanent jobs citing F5 197 652 1,018
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.48% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 1.14% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 173 524 815
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £38,819
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% +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 19,303 57,092 69,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.01% 42.00% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,218 43,460 53,741
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 +38 172 £70,000 +16.67% 42
UK excluding London +35 102 £50,000 -1.96% 37
London +137 90 £85,000 +25.93% 8
South East +95 38 £70,000 +30.23% 7
Work from Home -6 30 £62,500 -7.41% 2
North of England +136 22 £60,000 +15.38% 7
North West +120 18 £60,000 +17.65% 5
Wales +48 14 £45,000 +3.45%
Midlands +71 11 £32,579 -45.70% 5
South West +88 9 £50,000 +6.82% 8
West Midlands +48 9 £30,500 -51.20% 3
Scotland +94 7 £45,000 -30.77% 3
Yorkshire +115 4 £42,500 -22.73% 2
East Midlands +78 2 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East of England +57 1 £52,500 +25.00% 7

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 171 (86.80%) Cisco
2 142 (72.08%) Firewall
3 100 (50.76%) CheckPoint
3 100 (50.76%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (46.19%) WAN
5 81 (41.12%) Palo Alto
6 78 (39.59%) OSPF
7 76 (38.58%) BGP
7 76 (38.58%) Data Centre
8 75 (38.07%) CCNP
9 69 (35.03%) LAN
10 65 (32.99%) Finance
11 64 (32.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (28.43%) Network Security
13 55 (27.92%) VPN
14 53 (26.90%) VMware
15 51 (25.89%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (25.38%) DNS
17 49 (24.87%) Wireless
18 47 (23.86%) Azure
19 46 (23.35%) Fortinet
20 45 (22.84%) ITIL
21 44 (22.34%) CCNA
22 43 (21.83%) Load Balancing
23 42 (21.32%) MPLS
23 42 (21.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
24 39 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
25 37 (18.78%) Ansible
26 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
27 34 (17.26%) BIG-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 20 (10.15%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.57%) Apache
3 8 (4.06%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (8.12%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (23.86%) Azure
2 31 (15.74%) AWS
3 10 (5.08%) Office 365
3 10 (5.08%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.54%) IaaS
4 5 (2.54%) PaaS
4 5 (2.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.02%) Cloud9 IDE
5 2 (1.02%) GCP
6 1 (0.51%) Akamai
6 1 (0.51%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 142 (72.08%) Firewall
2 91 (46.19%) WAN
3 78 (39.59%) OSPF
4 76 (38.58%) BGP
5 69 (35.03%) LAN
6 64 (32.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 56 (28.43%) Network Security
8 55 (27.92%) VPN
9 51 (25.89%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (25.38%) DNS
11 49 (24.87%) Wireless
12 42 (21.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 42 (21.32%) MPLS
13 34 (17.26%) BIG-IP
14 33 (16.75%) TCP/IP
15 30 (15.23%) Multicast
16 28 (14.21%) DHCP
16 28 (14.21%) SAN
17 27 (13.71%) Cisco Wireless
18 22 (11.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (6.60%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (5.58%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.58%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.03%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (32.99%) Finance
2 21 (10.66%) Banking
3 16 (8.12%) Financial Institution
4 12 (6.09%) Advertising
4 12 (6.09%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Legal
6 2 (1.02%) Military
6 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 124 (62.94%) Network Engineer
2 56 (28.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (10.15%) Security Engineer
4 18 (9.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) Architect
7 12 (6.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Consultant
7 12 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (5.58%) Network Manager
8 11 (5.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Network Architect
9 10 (5.08%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.06%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.06%) Network Support
11 8 (4.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 7 (3.55%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.17%) 802.1X
2 9 (4.57%) XMPP
3 8 (4.06%) JMS
4 7 (3.55%) YAML
5 5 (2.54%) JSON
6 4 (2.03%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.52%) Middleware
8 2 (1.02%) LDAP
8 2 (1.02%) Spine.js
9 1 (0.51%) CSS
9 1 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.51%) Node.js
9 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (38.58%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.12%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (6.60%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.52%) CESG
8 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.51%) Clustering
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.71%) Linux
2 24 (12.18%) Windows
3 13 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.06%) CentOS
5 6 (3.05%) Unix
6 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.03%) VyOS
7 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.51%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.51%) Debian
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.84%) ITIL
2 43 (21.83%) Load Balancing
3 27 (13.71%) Project Delivery
4 23 (11.68%) DevOps
5 19 (9.64%) Network Design
5 19 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (8.63%) Change Management
7 17 (8.63%) Network Virtualisation
8 16 (8.12%) Network Architecture
9 15 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (7.11%) Change Control
10 14 (7.11%) ITIL V3
11 13 (6.60%) Business Continuity
11 13 (6.60%) Low Latency
12 11 (5.58%) Architecture Roadmap
13 10 (5.08%) Inventory Management
13 10 (5.08%) Security Architecture
13 10 (5.08%) Validation
13 10 (5.08%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.69%) Python
2 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.52%) Perl
4 2 (1.02%) C
4 2 (1.02%) SQL
5 1 (0.51%) C++
5 1 (0.51%) Groovy
5 1 (0.51%) Java
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (50.76%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (38.07%) CCNP
3 44 (22.34%) CCNA
4 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
5 18 (9.14%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.12%) CCIE
7 12 (6.09%) Check Point Certification
8 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (4.06%) MCSA
9 8 (4.06%) RHCE
10 6 (3.05%) Degree
10 6 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.02%) CCDE
12 2 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.02%) CCSA
12 2 (1.02%) CISSP
12 2 (1.02%) MCSE
13 1 (0.51%) CCDA
13 1 (0.51%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) GDPR
1 3 (1.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.02%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) NIST
3 1 (0.51%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (14.21%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.15%) VMware NSX
4 16 (8.12%) Docker
5 13 (6.60%) XenApp
5 13 (6.60%) XenDesktop
6 12 (6.09%) vSphere
7 4 (2.03%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.02%) NFS
10 1 (0.51%) LXC
10 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (18.78%) Ansible
2 13 (6.60%) Puppet
3 12 (6.09%) Kubernetes
4 11 (5.58%) FortiGate
5 9 (4.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.54%) Nagios
8 5 (2.54%) Prometheus
9 4 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.03%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (1.52%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.02%) Terraform
11 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.02%) vRealize
12 1 (0.51%) CASB
12 1 (0.51%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 171 (86.80%) Cisco
2 100 (50.76%) CheckPoint
3 81 (41.12%) Palo Alto
4 53 (26.90%) VMware
5 46 (23.35%) Fortinet
6 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
7 34 (17.26%) SolarWinds
8 31 (15.74%) Juniper
9 24 (12.18%) Arista
10 20 (10.15%) Infoblox
11 19 (9.64%) Citrix
12 17 (8.63%) Splunk
13 14 (7.11%) ForeScout
14 13 (6.60%) Red Hat
15 12 (6.09%) Meraki
16 10 (5.08%) Nokia
16 10 (5.08%) Riverbed
17 9 (4.57%) Brocade
18 7 (3.55%) Dell
19 6 (3.05%) NetApp