Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 379 336
Rank change year-on-year -39 -43 +88
Permanent jobs citing F5 1273 1584 2157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.80% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 1.81% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1018 1328 1667
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £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 vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 78348 87613 101336
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.51% 44.46% 46.42%
Number of salaries quoted 60961 71245 81872
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 August 2017.

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 August 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 -27 1198 £55,000 - 54
UK excluding London -15 821 £50,000 - 41
London -15 432 £60,000 - 17
South East -23 382 £55,000 +5.26% 18
North of England +1 173 £47,500 - 4
Midlands +31 93 £48,750 +2.63% 4
Yorkshire +21 93 £44,000 -12.00% 3
East of England -32 87 £52,500 - 4
North West +7 80 £47,500 +10.47% 1
West Midlands +13 65 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Scotland +6 44 £53,750 +7.50% 4
South West +12 37 £42,250 -13.33% 7
East Midlands +35 28 £40,000 +8.11% 2
Wales +14 25 £42,500 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1082 (85.00%) Cisco
2 859 (67.48%) Firewall
3 691 (54.28%) Cisco Certification
4 634 (49.80%) CheckPoint
5 584 (45.88%) Juniper
6 550 (43.21%) CCNP
7 505 (39.67%) WAN
8 428 (33.62%) BGP
9 422 (33.15%) Cisco ASA
10 408 (32.05%) OSPF
11 390 (30.64%) VPN
12 387 (30.40%) LAN
13 386 (30.32%) Palo Alto
14 378 (29.69%) Load Balancing
14 378 (29.69%) MPLS
15 372 (29.22%) Data Centre
16 352 (27.65%) Linux
17 348 (27.34%) Windows
18 309 (24.27%) ITIL
19 305 (23.96%) Cisco Nexus
20 298 (23.41%) TCP/IP
21 293 (23.02%) VMware
22 287 (22.55%) Network Security
23 269 (21.13%) DNS
24 263 (20.66%) Wireless
25 256 (20.11%) CCNA
26 242 (19.01%) Finance
27 228 (17.91%) EIGRP
28 223 (17.52%) CCIE
29 218 (17.12%) Microsoft

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 68 (5.34%) MS Exchange
2 46 (3.61%) IIS
3 39 (3.06%) Apache
4 36 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 33 (2.59%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.79%) JBoss
8 10 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.71%) nginx
9 9 (0.71%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.55%) SAS
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.16%) CMS
13 1 (0.079%) Apache Qpid
13 1 (0.079%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 91 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (0.47%) Mimecast
4 6 (0.47%) Office 365
5 5 (0.39%) Akamai
5 5 (0.39%) SaaS
6 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.079%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.079%) GitHub
8 1 (0.079%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 859 (67.48%) Firewall
2 505 (39.67%) WAN
3 428 (33.62%) BGP
4 422 (33.15%) Cisco ASA
5 408 (32.05%) OSPF
6 390 (30.64%) VPN
7 387 (30.40%) LAN
8 378 (29.69%) MPLS
9 305 (23.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 298 (23.41%) TCP/IP
11 287 (22.55%) Network Security
12 269 (21.13%) DNS
13 263 (20.66%) Wireless
14 228 (17.91%) EIGRP
15 207 (16.26%) IPsec
16 175 (13.75%) DHCP
17 172 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
18 163 (12.80%) SSL
19 158 (12.41%) VLAN
20 138 (10.84%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
3 31 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 25 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 22 (1.73%) MySQL
6 18 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.31%) Big Data
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.16%) Riak
14 1 (0.079%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.079%) Power BI
14 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.079%) Redis
14 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.63%) Maven
5 6 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.24%) Subversion
7 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.16%) GCC
7 2 (0.16%) Grunt
7 2 (0.16%) gulp
7 2 (0.16%) Hudson
7 2 (0.16%) JUnit
7 2 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.16%) MSI
7 2 (0.16%) NuGet
7 2 (0.16%) PhantomJS
7 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 242 (19.01%) Finance
2 77 (6.05%) Banking
3 67 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 49 (3.85%) Digital Economy
5 44 (3.46%) German Language
6 29 (2.28%) French Language
7 28 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 26 (2.04%) Law
9 24 (1.89%) Back Office
10 23 (1.81%) Games
10 23 (1.81%) Retail
11 21 (1.65%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.57%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.57%) Marketing
13 19 (1.49%) Electronics
14 18 (1.41%) Legal
15 10 (0.79%) Billing
16 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.24%) Local Government
17 2 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 624 (49.02%) Network Engineer
2 222 (17.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 182 (14.30%) Cisco Engineer
4 158 (12.41%) Security Engineer
5 157 (12.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 116 (9.11%) Analyst
7 105 (8.25%) Support Engineer
8 95 (7.46%) Architect
9 89 (6.99%) Consultant
10 83 (6.52%) Juniper Engineer
10 83 (6.52%) Network Support
11 81 (6.36%) Network Security Engineer
12 70 (5.50%) Network Support Engineer
13 63 (4.95%) Senior Security Engineer
14 62 (4.87%) Network Analyst
15 61 (4.79%) Network Architect
16 59 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 59 (4.63%) Security Analyst
16 59 (4.63%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 53 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.99%) CSS
2 36 (2.83%) 802.1X
3 34 (2.67%) Web Services
4 21 (1.65%) HTML
4 21 (1.65%) XML
5 16 (1.26%) REST
6 11 (0.86%) .NET
7 10 (0.79%) SailPoint
8 8 (0.63%) JSON
8 8 (0.63%) Middleware
8 8 (0.63%) OAuth
8 8 (0.63%) OpenID
8 8 (0.63%) SAML
9 6 (0.47%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.39%) Ajax
11 4 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.31%) J2EE
11 4 (0.31%) J2SE
11 4 (0.31%) Spring
11 4 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 372 (29.22%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
5 35 (2.75%) Clustering
6 33 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 26 (2.04%) PKI
7 26 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 19 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.49%) Fintech
9 19 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.18%) FlexPod
12 15 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
14 8 (0.63%) CLARiiON
14 8 (0.63%) Replication
15 7 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 352 (27.65%) Linux
2 348 (27.34%) Windows
3 173 (13.59%) Unix
4 107 (8.41%) Windows Server
5 106 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (4.24%) Solaris
9 43 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (2.91%) Windows 2000
11 27 (2.12%) CentOS
12 17 (1.34%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.18%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.71%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.63%) Debian
15 8 (0.63%) VMS
15 8 (0.63%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.39%) Kali Linux
17 4 (0.31%) AIX
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (29.69%) Load Balancing
2 309 (24.27%) ITIL
3 134 (10.53%) Presales
4 116 (9.11%) Network Design
5 99 (7.78%) Network Management
6 91 (7.15%) Mentoring
7 85 (6.68%) Change Management
7 85 (6.68%) Network Monitoring
8 70 (5.50%) Project Management
9 66 (5.18%) High Availability
9 66 (5.18%) Service Delivery
10 64 (5.03%) Risk Management
11 63 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
12 59 (4.63%) E-Commerce
12 59 (4.63%) Kalman Filter
13 55 (4.32%) Information Security
14 50 (3.93%) Incident Management
14 50 (3.93%) SIEM
15 45 (3.53%) Problem Management
16 44 (3.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 83 (6.52%) Python
2 69 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 60 (4.71%) SQL
4 49 (3.85%) Perl
5 44 (3.46%) Bash Shell
6 40 (3.14%) Java
7 23 (1.81%) Ruby
8 14 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.94%) Groovy
10 10 (0.79%) Tcl
11 8 (0.63%) Go
12 5 (0.39%) C-shell
12 5 (0.39%) Korn
13 4 (0.31%) PHP
14 3 (0.24%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.24%) VB
15 2 (0.16%) C
15 2 (0.16%) Lisp
15 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 691 (54.28%) Cisco Certification
2 550 (43.21%) CCNP
3 256 (20.11%) CCNA
4 223 (17.52%) CCIE
5 102 (8.01%) CCSE
6 90 (7.07%) Security Cleared
7 74 (5.81%) Degree
8 73 (5.73%) CCSA
9 65 (5.11%) SC Cleared
10 46 (3.61%) JNCIS
11 44 (3.46%) JNCIP
12 42 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (3.22%) CCSP
14 39 (3.06%) CCDA
15 36 (2.83%) JNCIA
16 31 (2.44%) MCSE
17 30 (2.36%) MCSA
18 28 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
19 26 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
20 20 (1.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.17%) SLA
2 38 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 31 (2.44%) QA
4 20 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.18%) PMO
6 11 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.55%) COBIT
9 4 (0.31%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.079%) GPG13
11 1 (0.079%) NIST 800
System Software
1 214 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 143 (11.23%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 46 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (3.22%) vSphere
5 38 (2.99%) XenApp
6 36 (2.83%) ProxySG
7 29 (2.28%) Docker
8 23 (1.81%) Terminal Services
8 23 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (1.26%) KVM
9 16 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.10%) XenServer
11 12 (0.94%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
12 11 (0.86%) OpenSIPS
12 11 (0.86%) vCloud
12 11 (0.86%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (4.24%) Puppet
2 46 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
3 44 (3.46%) FortiGate
4 35 (2.75%) Nagios
5 32 (2.51%) Ansible
6 28 (2.20%) SCCM
6 28 (2.20%) WSUS
7 24 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 23 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
8 23 (1.81%) SCOM
9 21 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.41%) vCenter Server
11 14 (1.10%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.02%) Backup Exec
12 13 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (0.94%) Terraform
14 11 (0.86%) Kubernetes
15 10 (0.79%) Prometheus
16 9 (0.71%) Grafana
16 9 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1082 (85.00%) Cisco
2 634 (49.80%) CheckPoint
3 584 (45.88%) Juniper
4 386 (30.32%) Palo Alto
5 293 (23.02%) VMware
6 218 (17.12%) Microsoft
7 196 (15.40%) Blue Coat
8 192 (15.08%) Fortinet
9 138 (10.84%) HP
10 130 (10.21%) Riverbed
11 128 (10.05%) Citrix
12 125 (9.82%) SolarWinds
13 93 (7.31%) Aruba
14 85 (6.68%) Sourcefire
15 62 (4.87%) McAfee
16 55 (4.32%) Extreme Networks
16 55 (4.32%) Forcepoint
17 54 (4.24%) Brocade
18 52 (4.08%) Red Hat
19 41 (3.22%) NetApp