Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 348 372
Rank change year-on-year -76 +24 -8
Permanent jobs citing F5 1,198 1,589 1,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.89% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 2.04% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1,176 1,379
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +0.96% -0.95%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 77,326 77,795 93,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.65% 43.74% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 60,534 62,629 76,521
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 £42,500 £41,500
% 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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 17 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 17 January 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 -92 1,099 £55,000 +4.76% 127
UK excluding London -56 793 £49,000 -2.00% 81
London -53 385 £60,000 -1.64% 53
South East -64 334 £50,000 - 31
North of England -7 124 £44,000 -2.22% 18
East of England +3 100 £62,500 +32.28% 3
Midlands +2 93 £47,500 - 12
South West +32 72 £42,250 -11.52% 10
West Midlands -5 62 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Yorkshire -7 60 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Scotland -38 60 £47,500 - 5
North West +12 59 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Wales +28 49 £52,500 +16.67%
East Midlands +25 31 £47,500 +11.76% 6
North East -14 5 £65,000 +150.00%
Isle of Man - 2 £45,000 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 1,022 (85.31%) Cisco
2 723 (60.35%) Firewall
3 642 (53.59%) Cisco Certification
4 562 (46.91%) CheckPoint
5 501 (41.82%) CCNP
6 451 (37.65%) WAN
7 445 (37.15%) Juniper
8 392 (32.72%) Cisco ASA
9 378 (31.55%) Data Centre
10 333 (27.80%) LAN
11 332 (27.71%) CCNA
12 330 (27.55%) VMware
13 313 (26.13%) Palo Alto
14 304 (25.38%) VPN
15 297 (24.79%) Network Security
16 290 (24.21%) ITIL
17 286 (23.87%) Load Balancing
18 284 (23.71%) MPLS
19 278 (23.21%) Wireless
20 260 (21.70%) BGP
21 246 (20.53%) Windows
22 240 (20.03%) Finance
23 233 (19.45%) OSPF
24 226 (18.86%) Linux
25 209 (17.45%) Cisco Nexus
26 202 (16.86%) TCP/IP
27 193 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
28 186 (15.53%) Microsoft
29 181 (15.11%) Fortinet
30 178 (14.86%) CCIE

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 60 (5.01%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (2.59%) IIS
4 31 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 25 (2.09%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.84%) Apache
7 21 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 14 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.75%) nginx
11 8 (0.67%) JBoss
12 7 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.42%) Confluence
13 5 (0.42%) iPlanet
13 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.67%) SaaS
4 17 (1.42%) Office 365
5 11 (0.92%) PaaS
6 10 (0.83%) IaaS
7 9 (0.75%) Akamai
7 9 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.50%) Bluemix
8 6 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.33%) GitHub
11 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.083%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 723 (60.35%) Firewall
2 451 (37.65%) WAN
3 392 (32.72%) Cisco ASA
4 333 (27.80%) LAN
5 304 (25.38%) VPN
6 297 (24.79%) Network Security
7 284 (23.71%) MPLS
8 278 (23.21%) Wireless
9 260 (21.70%) BGP
10 233 (19.45%) OSPF
11 209 (17.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 202 (16.86%) TCP/IP
13 165 (13.77%) DNS
14 152 (12.69%) EIGRP
15 148 (12.35%) BIG-IP
16 141 (11.77%) Cisco IOS
17 139 (11.60%) IPsec
18 133 (11.10%) SSL
19 128 (10.68%) DHCP
20 118 (9.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.01%) Big Data
3 22 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.50%) MySQL
7 5 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.42%) Redis
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.083%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.083%) Ingres
10 1 (0.083%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.083%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 33 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.25%) Maven
4 11 (0.92%) Subversion
4 11 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.58%) JIRA
6 7 (0.58%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.50%) Grunt
7 6 (0.50%) gulp
7 6 (0.50%) JUnit
7 6 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (0.50%) PhantomJS
8 4 (0.33%) Ant
8 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 240 (20.03%) Finance
2 72 (6.01%) Banking
3 56 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 50 (4.17%) Retail
5 46 (3.84%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 37 (3.09%) German Language
8 34 (2.84%) Law
9 26 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 26 (2.17%) French Language
10 24 (2.00%) Investment Banking
11 23 (1.92%) Games
12 17 (1.42%) Marketing
13 10 (0.83%) Digital Economy
14 8 (0.67%) Billing
14 8 (0.67%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.58%) Automotive
16 6 (0.50%) Electronics
17 5 (0.42%) Back Office
17 5 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 478 (39.90%) Network Engineer
2 164 (13.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 138 (11.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 121 (10.10%) Analyst
5 120 (10.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 114 (9.52%) Security Engineer
7 113 (9.43%) Architect
7 113 (9.43%) Consultant
8 93 (7.76%) Support Engineer
9 87 (7.26%) Security Analyst
10 65 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
11 63 (5.26%) Network Support
12 56 (4.67%) Network Analyst
13 50 (4.17%) Security Consultant
14 49 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 47 (3.92%) Network Architect
16 45 (3.76%) Network Security Analyst
16 45 (3.76%) Network Support Engineer
17 44 (3.67%) Firewall Analyst
17 44 (3.67%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.76%) XML
2 41 (3.42%) 802.1X
3 39 (3.26%) HTML
4 23 (1.92%) CSS
5 18 (1.50%) REST
6 17 (1.42%) JSON
7 14 (1.17%) Web Services
8 13 (1.09%) J2EE
8 13 (1.09%) Middleware
9 11 (0.92%) .NET
10 8 (0.67%) Ajax
10 8 (0.67%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.67%) GWT
10 8 (0.67%) J2SE
10 8 (0.67%) SOAP
10 8 (0.67%) Spring
10 8 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (0.58%) POSIX
11 7 (0.58%) RESTful
12 6 (0.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 378 (31.55%) Data Centre
2 108 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (6.26%) Clustering
4 38 (3.17%) User Experience
5 36 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (2.59%) PKI
7 26 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
10 17 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.17%) PMI
13 12 (1.00%) FlexPod
13 12 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.92%) Fintech
15 10 (0.83%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 246 (20.53%) Windows
2 226 (18.86%) Linux
3 130 (10.85%) Unix
4 112 (9.35%) Windows Server
5 80 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (2.92%) Solaris
10 26 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 25 (2.09%) CentOS
12 16 (1.34%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.92%) AIX
14 10 (0.83%) Debian
14 10 (0.83%) Kali Linux
14 10 (0.83%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.67%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.42%) CatOS
16 5 (0.42%) HPUX
16 5 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (24.21%) ITIL
2 286 (23.87%) Load Balancing
3 131 (10.93%) Presales
4 122 (10.18%) Network Design
5 120 (10.02%) Service Delivery
6 104 (8.68%) Network Monitoring
7 94 (7.85%) Change Management
8 85 (7.10%) Network Management
9 82 (6.84%) Mentoring
9 82 (6.84%) Service Management
10 79 (6.59%) Change Control
11 74 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (5.76%) Incident Management
13 62 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (5.09%) E-Commerce
14 61 (5.09%) SIEM
15 58 (4.84%) Problem Management
15 58 (4.84%) Project Management
16 57 (4.76%) PRINCE2
16 57 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (6.68%) SQL
2 71 (5.93%) Python
3 40 (3.34%) Bash Shell
3 40 (3.34%) PowerShell
4 30 (2.50%) Perl
5 27 (2.25%) Java
6 19 (1.59%) Ruby
7 14 (1.17%) Tcl
8 10 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.75%) C
9 9 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.50%) C++
10 6 (0.50%) Groovy
10 6 (0.50%) PHP
11 2 (0.17%) C#
11 2 (0.17%) C-shell
11 2 (0.17%) Korn
11 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.083%) AWK
Qualifications
1 642 (53.59%) Cisco Certification
2 501 (41.82%) CCNP
3 332 (27.71%) CCNA
4 178 (14.86%) CCIE
5 119 (9.93%) Degree
6 80 (6.68%) Security Cleared
7 70 (5.84%) SC Cleared
8 68 (5.68%) CCSE
9 67 (5.59%) CCSA
10 57 (4.76%) CCDP
11 54 (4.51%) CISSP
12 49 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 47 (3.92%) MCSE
14 44 (3.67%) JNCIP
15 37 (3.09%) CCDA
16 35 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
16 35 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (2.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
18 30 (2.50%) GIAC
19 24 (2.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.93%) SLA
2 34 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (1.25%) QA
7 12 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.50%) FISMA
8 6 (0.50%) PMO
9 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.33%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.17%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.083%) COBIT
System Software
1 193 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (8.76%) Active Directory
3 60 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (2.84%) vSphere
6 28 (2.34%) VMware NSX
7 19 (1.59%) Docker
8 12 (1.00%) NFS
8 12 (1.00%) ProxySG
9 9 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.58%) OpenSIPS
10 7 (0.58%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.58%) XenApp
11 6 (0.50%) pfSense
11 6 (0.50%) Snort
12 5 (0.42%) KVM
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 58 (4.84%) Cisco Prime
2 46 (3.84%) Ansible
2 46 (3.84%) vCenter Server
3 40 (3.34%) Puppet
4 35 (2.92%) Backup Exec
4 35 (2.92%) Nagios
5 33 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (2.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 31 (2.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 31 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 25 (2.09%) FortiGate
8 23 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 19 (1.59%) Cacti
9 19 (1.59%) SCCM
10 18 (1.50%) SCOM
11 13 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
12 12 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
13 11 (0.92%) Terraform
14 10 (0.83%) Nessus
15 9 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,022 (85.31%) Cisco
2 562 (46.91%) CheckPoint
3 445 (37.15%) Juniper
4 330 (27.55%) VMware
5 313 (26.13%) Palo Alto
6 186 (15.53%) Microsoft
7 181 (15.11%) Fortinet
8 165 (13.77%) Blue Coat
9 163 (13.61%) SolarWinds
10 130 (10.85%) HP
11 122 (10.18%) Citrix
12 95 (7.93%) NetApp
13 76 (6.34%) EMC
13 76 (6.34%) Splunk
14 75 (6.26%) Dell
15 72 (6.01%) Riverbed
16 62 (5.18%) Brocade
17 59 (4.92%) Aruba
18 55 (4.59%) Red Hat
19 52 (4.34%) Sourcefire