Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 360 364
Rank change year-on-year -71 +4 +14
Permanent jobs citing F5 1225 1611 1954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.84% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% 1.92% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1261 1512
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,750 £35,525
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 77301 83702 100974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 43.84% 46.02%
Number of salaries quoted 59758 67542 82079
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 -66 1129 £55,000 - 52
UK excluding London -42 804 £50,000 - 34
London -50 397 £60,000 - 21
South East -50 316 £55,000 +4.76% 10
North of England +33 174 £45,000 - 14
Midlands +22 98 £47,500 - 1
East of England -24 97 £55,000 +8.37% 1
Yorkshire +31 86 £44,000 -12.00% 7
North West +24 83 £47,500 +5.56% 7
South West +43 60 £45,000 +5.88% 5
West Midlands -4 56 £51,902 +9.27% 1
Scotland -16 56 £51,250 +2.50% 2
East Midlands +53 42 £46,250 +8.82%
Wales +16 32 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North East +13 5 £65,000 +150.00%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing F5 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.

1 1020 (83.27%) Cisco
2 784 (64.00%) Firewall
3 641 (52.33%) Cisco Certification
4 602 (49.14%) CheckPoint
5 542 (44.24%) Juniper
6 510 (41.63%) CCNP
7 483 (39.43%) WAN
8 397 (32.41%) Cisco ASA
9 395 (32.24%) BGP
10 383 (31.27%) Data Centre
11 374 (30.53%) LAN
12 361 (29.47%) VPN
13 360 (29.39%) MPLS
14 355 (28.98%) OSPF
15 347 (28.33%) Load Balancing
16 340 (27.76%) Windows
17 329 (26.86%) Palo Alto
18 316 (25.80%) ITIL
18 316 (25.80%) VMware
19 311 (25.39%) Linux
20 292 (23.84%) Network Security
21 291 (23.76%) Cisco Nexus
22 275 (22.45%) TCP/IP
23 255 (20.82%) Wireless
24 251 (20.49%) Finance
25 250 (20.41%) DNS
26 234 (19.10%) CCNA
27 222 (18.12%) Microsoft
28 216 (17.63%) EIGRP
29 215 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure

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 85 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (4.00%) IIS
4 39 (3.18%) Apache
5 34 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.06%) JBoss
8 13 (1.06%) nginx
8 13 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 11 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.41%) iPlanet
11 5 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (0.33%) Confluence
12 4 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 100 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 15 (1.22%) Office 365
4 15 (1.22%) SaaS
5 11 (0.90%) IaaS
6 10 (0.82%) PaaS
7 6 (0.49%) Bluemix
7 6 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (0.49%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.33%) GitHub
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.082%) Akamai
11 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.082%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.082%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 784 (64.00%) Firewall
2 483 (39.43%) WAN
3 397 (32.41%) Cisco ASA
4 395 (32.24%) BGP
5 374 (30.53%) LAN
6 361 (29.47%) VPN
7 360 (29.39%) MPLS
8 355 (28.98%) OSPF
9 292 (23.84%) Network Security
10 291 (23.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 275 (22.45%) TCP/IP
12 255 (20.82%) Wireless
13 250 (20.41%) DNS
14 216 (17.63%) EIGRP
15 181 (14.78%) IPsec
16 163 (13.31%) DHCP
16 163 (13.31%) SSL
17 157 (12.82%) BIG-IP
18 148 (12.08%) Cisco IOS
19 142 (11.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.20%) NoSQL
3 25 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 24 (1.96%) MySQL
5 22 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.33%) Redis
10 3 (0.24%) Big Data
10 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.16%) Riak
12 1 (0.082%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.082%) Ingres
12 1 (0.082%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.22%) Maven
4 9 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.49%) Grunt
6 6 (0.49%) gulp
6 6 (0.49%) JUnit
6 6 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (0.49%) PhantomJS
7 5 (0.41%) JIRA
7 5 (0.41%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.33%) Subversion
8 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.24%) Ant
9 3 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.16%) Hudson
10 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 251 (20.49%) Finance
2 81 (6.61%) Banking
3 70 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.35%) Law
5 37 (3.02%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.61%) German Language
7 31 (2.53%) Digital Economy
8 29 (2.37%) Games
9 26 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 25 (2.04%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.80%) French Language
11 22 (1.80%) Retail
12 21 (1.71%) Back Office
13 19 (1.55%) Marketing
14 18 (1.47%) Legal
15 16 (1.31%) Electronics
16 9 (0.73%) Billing
17 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.24%) Automotive
19 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 528 (43.10%) Network Engineer
2 195 (15.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 147 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 131 (10.69%) Security Engineer
5 129 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 125 (10.20%) Support Engineer
7 115 (9.39%) Analyst
8 99 (8.08%) Architect
9 93 (7.59%) Consultant
10 87 (7.10%) Network Support
11 75 (6.12%) Network Support Engineer
12 74 (6.04%) Security Analyst
13 69 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
14 64 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 60 (4.90%) Network Architect
16 57 (4.65%) Network Analyst
17 50 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 48 (3.92%) Juniper Engineer
19 46 (3.76%) Network Security Analyst
20 44 (3.59%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.94%) XML
2 30 (2.45%) 802.1X
2 30 (2.45%) HTML
3 28 (2.29%) Web Services
4 25 (2.04%) CSS
5 17 (1.39%) JSON
5 17 (1.39%) REST
6 15 (1.22%) Middleware
7 14 (1.14%) .NET
8 13 (1.06%) J2EE
9 10 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 10 (0.82%) SailPoint
10 8 (0.65%) Ajax
10 8 (0.65%) GWT
10 8 (0.65%) J2SE
10 8 (0.65%) OAuth
10 8 (0.65%) OpenID
10 8 (0.65%) SAML
10 8 (0.65%) Spring
10 8 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 383 (31.27%) Data Centre
2 94 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.22%) Clustering
4 37 (3.02%) Virtual Team
5 33 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
6 31 (2.53%) PKI
7 30 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (1.63%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
12 16 (1.31%) FlexPod
13 15 (1.22%) Fintech
13 15 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.22%) User Experience
14 14 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (1.06%) Replication
16 12 (0.98%) CESG
16 12 (0.98%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 340 (27.76%) Windows
2 311 (25.39%) Linux
3 155 (12.65%) Unix
4 131 (10.69%) Windows Server
5 102 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (3.51%) Solaris
10 29 (2.37%) CentOS
11 26 (2.12%) Windows 2000
12 13 (1.06%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.06%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.90%) AIX
14 10 (0.82%) CoreOS
14 10 (0.82%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.65%) Kali Linux
16 6 (0.49%) Debian
17 5 (0.41%) Fedora
17 5 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (28.33%) Load Balancing
2 316 (25.80%) ITIL
3 108 (8.82%) Network Management
4 99 (8.08%) Presales
5 98 (8.00%) Network Design
6 94 (7.67%) Network Monitoring
7 89 (7.27%) Service Delivery
8 83 (6.78%) Change Management
9 72 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 66 (5.39%) Project Management
11 65 (5.31%) Incident Management
12 61 (4.98%) E-Commerce
12 61 (4.98%) High Availability
13 57 (4.65%) Service Management
13 57 (4.65%) SIEM
14 54 (4.41%) Information Security
15 53 (4.33%) Risk Management
16 52 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
17 51 (4.16%) Change Control
18 50 (4.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 85 (6.94%) Python
2 73 (5.96%) SQL
3 68 (5.55%) PowerShell
4 51 (4.16%) Bash Shell
5 43 (3.51%) Java
6 39 (3.18%) Perl
7 27 (2.20%) Ruby
8 19 (1.55%) Tcl
9 14 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.98%) Groovy
11 9 (0.73%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.65%) Go
13 7 (0.57%) C-shell
13 7 (0.57%) Korn
14 3 (0.24%) PHP
15 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.16%) VB
16 1 (0.082%) C
16 1 (0.082%) C#
16 1 (0.082%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 641 (52.33%) Cisco Certification
2 510 (41.63%) CCNP
3 234 (19.10%) CCNA
4 199 (16.24%) CCIE
5 96 (7.84%) CCSA
6 94 (7.67%) CCSE
7 93 (7.59%) Security Cleared
8 87 (7.10%) Degree
9 78 (6.37%) SC Cleared
10 48 (3.92%) JNCIP
10 48 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (3.10%) MCSE
12 37 (3.02%) CCDA
13 33 (2.69%) JNCIS
14 32 (2.61%) Check Point Certification
14 32 (2.61%) CISSP
15 31 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (2.37%) JNCIA
17 28 (2.29%) CCSP
18 27 (2.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.49%) SLA
2 34 (2.78%) QA
3 23 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.31%) PMO
6 7 (0.57%) COBIT
7 6 (0.49%) FISMA
7 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.33%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 215 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (12.73%) Active Directory
3 64 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 60 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (4.16%) vSphere
6 31 (2.53%) Docker
7 30 (2.45%) XenApp
8 19 (1.55%) KVM
8 19 (1.55%) ProxySG
9 18 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (1.06%) XenServer
12 12 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.90%) vCloud
14 10 (0.82%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.73%) OpenSIPS
15 9 (0.73%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.73%) Xen
16 8 (0.65%) LXC
Systems Management
1 57 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
2 45 (3.67%) FortiGate
2 45 (3.67%) Puppet
3 43 (3.51%) Ansible
4 41 (3.35%) Nagios
5 33 (2.69%) vCenter Server
6 29 (2.37%) Backup Exec
6 29 (2.37%) SCCM
7 28 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 27 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 26 (2.12%) SolarWinds Orion
10 24 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 24 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 22 (1.80%) SCOM
12 21 (1.71%) WSUS
13 18 (1.47%) Terraform
14 13 (1.06%) Cacti
14 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1020 (83.27%) Cisco
2 602 (49.14%) CheckPoint
3 542 (44.24%) Juniper
4 329 (26.86%) Palo Alto
5 316 (25.80%) VMware
6 222 (18.12%) Microsoft
7 182 (14.86%) Fortinet
8 154 (12.57%) Blue Coat
9 149 (12.16%) HP
10 143 (11.67%) SolarWinds
11 139 (11.35%) Citrix
12 118 (9.63%) Riverbed
13 78 (6.37%) Aruba
14 69 (5.63%) Red Hat
15 63 (5.14%) Brocade
16 59 (4.82%) NetApp
17 56 (4.57%) Sourcefire
18 50 (4.08%) Forcepoint
19 48 (3.92%) Meraki
20 47 (3.84%) McAfee