Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 472 438
Rank change year-on-year -73 -34 -79
Permanent jobs citing F5 626 1,004 1,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 1.45% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 469 745 935
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% -2.00%

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 57,305 69,425 80,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.40% 42.62% 44.51%
Number of salaries quoted 43,813 53,714 62,078
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 November 2019.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 16 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 22 November 2019. 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 -74 582 £59,500 +3.48% 105
UK excluding London -21 388 £50,000 -4.76% 63
London -73 220 £65,000 -3.70% 45
South East +13 144 £52,500 -13.22% 20
East of England +43 71 £42,750 -2.84% 9
Midlands +10 69 £55,000 -4.35% 10
West Midlands -25 51 £60,000 +4.35% 6
South West +30 47 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North of England -56 29 £52,000 +9.47% 17
East Midlands +37 18 £42,500 +4.94% 4
North West +6 18 £51,000 +20.00% 10
Wales +15 14 £43,500 -21.26%
Scotland -4 10 £65,000 +54.76% 3
Yorkshire -47 10 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Isle of Man - 4 £52,500 -
North East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 491 (78.43%) Cisco
2 398 (63.58%) Firewall
3 339 (54.15%) Cisco Certification
4 270 (43.13%) CCNP
5 259 (41.37%) CheckPoint
6 253 (40.42%) WAN
7 234 (37.38%) Palo Alto
8 206 (32.91%) Juniper
9 205 (32.75%) Network Security
10 199 (31.79%) LAN
10 199 (31.79%) Data Centre
11 186 (29.71%) Load Balancing
12 163 (26.04%) CCNA
13 162 (25.88%) DNS
14 141 (22.52%) Wireless
15 140 (22.36%) VPN
16 139 (22.20%) Finance
17 138 (22.04%) Azure
18 137 (21.88%) VMware
19 134 (21.41%) BGP
19 134 (21.41%) Cisco Nexus
20 127 (20.29%) AWS
21 124 (19.81%) TCP/IP
22 123 (19.65%) Cisco ASA
23 119 (19.01%) OSPF
24 116 (18.53%) Fortinet
25 113 (18.05%) ITIL
26 111 (17.73%) Microsoft
26 111 (17.73%) MPLS
27 110 (17.57%) Linux

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 18 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 15 (2.40%) IIS
4 13 (2.08%) Apache
5 12 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.44%) nginx
7 7 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.12%) JBoss
7 7 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.32%) SAS
12 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 138 (22.04%) Azure
2 127 (20.29%) AWS
3 38 (6.07%) Office 365
4 11 (1.76%) IaaS
4 11 (1.76%) SaaS
5 10 (1.60%) PaaS
6 9 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.96%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.80%) Akamai
9 5 (0.80%) GCP
10 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (0.64%) Stackdriver
11 3 (0.48%) NuGet
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 398 (63.58%) Firewall
2 253 (40.42%) WAN
3 205 (32.75%) Network Security
4 199 (31.79%) LAN
5 162 (25.88%) DNS
6 141 (22.52%) Wireless
7 140 (22.36%) VPN
8 134 (21.41%) BGP
8 134 (21.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 124 (19.81%) TCP/IP
10 123 (19.65%) Cisco ASA
11 119 (19.01%) OSPF
12 111 (17.73%) MPLS
13 104 (16.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 97 (15.50%) DHCP
15 86 (13.74%) BIG-IP
16 58 (9.27%) Cisco ISE
17 57 (9.11%) SSL
18 53 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
19 52 (8.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.08%) MySQL
3 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.96%) Big Data
4 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (0.64%) DB2
6 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.28%) Fiddler
5 8 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.96%) Subversion
7 4 (0.64%) JIRA
7 4 (0.64%) Maven
8 2 (0.32%) Appium
8 2 (0.32%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.32%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.32%) JMeter
8 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.32%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.32%) Selenium
8 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 139 (22.20%) Finance
2 42 (6.71%) Banking
2 42 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.23%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.99%) Retail
5 19 (3.04%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.92%) Marketing
7 10 (1.60%) Legal
8 7 (1.12%) Electronics
8 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.80%) Law
9 5 (0.80%) Publishing
10 4 (0.64%) Back Office
11 3 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 302 (48.24%) Network Engineer
2 140 (22.36%) Senior Network Engineer
3 85 (13.58%) Architect
4 58 (9.27%) Security Engineer
5 48 (7.67%) Analyst
6 46 (7.35%) Network Architect
7 42 (6.71%) Network Security Engineer
8 38 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
10 32 (5.11%) Firewall Engineer
10 32 (5.11%) Support Engineer
11 31 (4.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (4.63%) Consultant
13 26 (4.15%) Network Analyst
14 24 (3.83%) Network Specialist
15 23 (3.67%) Security Analyst
16 22 (3.51%) Juniper Engineer
16 22 (3.51%) Network Security Analyst
16 22 (3.51%) Security Architect
17 20 (3.19%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.56%) Web Services
2 15 (2.40%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (1.28%) JSON
5 5 (0.80%) Node.js
6 4 (0.64%) .NET
6 4 (0.64%) LAMP
6 4 (0.64%) LDAP
6 4 (0.64%) REST
6 4 (0.64%) SOAP
6 4 (0.64%) XML
7 3 (0.48%) XMPP
8 2 (0.32%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.32%) Keycloak
8 2 (0.32%) SAML
9 1 (0.16%) COM
9 1 (0.16%) CSS
9 1 (0.16%) J2EE
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 199 (31.79%) Data Centre
2 52 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.51%) PKI
4 18 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.92%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (1.60%) Replication
7 10 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.44%) Clustering
9 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.12%) Social Media
11 4 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.64%) DataPower
11 4 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.64%) IVR
12 3 (0.48%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 110 (17.57%) Linux
2 77 (12.30%) Windows
3 45 (7.19%) Unix
4 44 (7.03%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.24%) CentOS
6 14 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.64%) CatOS
8 4 (0.64%) Solaris
9 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.32%) HPUX
10 2 (0.32%) SUSE
10 2 (0.32%) VMS
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (29.71%) Load Balancing
2 113 (18.05%) ITIL
3 88 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (9.11%) Network Design
5 51 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 44 (7.03%) DevOps
7 41 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (6.39%) Presales
9 36 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 35 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
11 33 (5.27%) Mentoring
11 33 (5.27%) Network Monitoring
11 33 (5.27%) SIEM
12 30 (4.79%) Incident Management
13 27 (4.31%) Project Delivery
14 26 (4.15%) Change Management
14 26 (4.15%) High Availability
14 26 (4.15%) WAN Optimisation
15 25 (3.99%) IT Strategy
15 25 (3.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.79%) Python
2 45 (7.19%) SQL
3 25 (3.99%) Bash Shell
4 23 (3.67%) PowerShell
5 19 (3.04%) Perl
6 12 (1.92%) Java
7 10 (1.60%) Ruby
8 7 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.96%) C#
10 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.64%) PHP
11 3 (0.48%) C
11 3 (0.48%) R
12 2 (0.32%) C++
12 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.32%) VB
12 2 (0.32%) XPath
13 1 (0.16%) Go
13 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 339 (54.15%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (43.13%) CCNP
3 163 (26.04%) CCNA
4 108 (17.25%) CCIE
5 77 (12.30%) Security Cleared
6 67 (10.70%) SC Cleared
7 55 (8.79%) Degree
8 46 (7.35%) CCSA
9 41 (6.55%) CCSE
10 37 (5.91%) CCDP
11 35 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (5.27%) MCSE
13 28 (4.47%) JNCIP
14 22 (3.51%) JNCIS
15 20 (3.19%) CISSP
16 12 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 10 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
18 8 (1.28%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.11%) SLA
2 17 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.44%) PMO
5 5 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.64%) QA
7 2 (0.32%) GDPR
7 2 (0.32%) NIST
8 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.16%) FISMA
System Software
1 84 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 83 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.88%) VMware NSX
5 15 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.24%) ProxySG
6 14 (2.24%) vSphere
7 11 (1.76%) XenApp
8 10 (1.60%) Docker
9 5 (0.80%) NFS
10 4 (0.64%) iptables
10 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.48%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.32%) KVM
13 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 48 (7.67%) FortiGate
2 44 (7.03%) Ansible
3 34 (5.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (5.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 20 (3.19%) Puppet
6 19 (3.04%) SCCM
7 18 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
8 16 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
8 16 (2.56%) Nessus
9 14 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.76%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.44%) SCOM
12 7 (1.12%) Stealthwatch
13 6 (0.96%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.96%) Nagios
14 5 (0.80%) Kibana
14 5 (0.80%) logstash
14 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.80%) Terraform
14 5 (0.80%) WSUS
Vendors
1 491 (78.43%) Cisco
2 259 (41.37%) CheckPoint
3 234 (37.38%) Palo Alto
4 206 (32.91%) Juniper
5 137 (21.88%) VMware
6 116 (18.53%) Fortinet
7 111 (17.73%) Microsoft
8 99 (15.81%) HP
9 93 (14.86%) SolarWinds
10 88 (14.06%) Blue Coat
11 86 (13.74%) Meraki
12 70 (11.18%) Citrix
13 58 (9.27%) Aruba
14 38 (6.07%) Splunk
15 27 (4.31%) Zscaler
16 23 (3.67%) Arista
16 23 (3.67%) Forcepoint
16 23 (3.67%) ProCurve
16 23 (3.67%) Symantec
17 22 (3.51%) Red Hat