Period
to 20 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 513 565 484
Rank change year-on-year +52 -81 -61
Permanent jobs citing F5 370 426 901
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 0.95% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 234 334 687
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,125 £42,813 £43,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 31,908 44,957 61,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.80% 40.88% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 23,878 34,926 47,668
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,840 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.87% - +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 20 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 +73 329 £60,000 - 62
UK excluding London +128 274 £55,000 +6.80% 49
South East +79 117 £60,000 +4.35% 2
London +8 88 £70,000 - 19
North of England +38 49 £55,000 +22.22% 19
South West +33 36 £65,000 +17.12% 9
Scotland +34 34 £58,750 +11.90% 4
Midlands +33 33 £47,250 +5.00% 8
Work from Home -133 33 £60,000 -14.29% 12
Yorkshire +16 27 £55,000 +22.22% 5
West Midlands +28 25 £47,250 -18.88% 6
North West +39 22 £50,000 -0.50% 14
East Midlands +7 8 £53,750 +19.44% 2
East of England +51 3 - - 4
Wales +30 2 £43,250 +1.76% 3

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 282 (76.22%) Cisco
2 227 (61.35%) Firewall
3 151 (40.81%) CheckPoint
4 131 (35.41%) Palo Alto
5 128 (34.59%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (31.35%) CCNP
7 112 (30.27%) DNS
8 109 (29.46%) Data Centre
9 104 (28.11%) VMware
10 102 (27.57%) Network Security
11 100 (27.03%) Finance
12 95 (25.68%) WAN
13 89 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
13 89 (24.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 86 (23.24%) AWS
15 85 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 85 (22.97%) Ansible
16 84 (22.70%) LAN
17 83 (22.43%) Azure
17 83 (22.43%) Load Balancing
18 82 (22.16%) Fortinet
19 75 (20.27%) BGP
20 71 (19.19%) VPN
21 70 (18.92%) OSPF
22 69 (18.65%) Linux
22 69 (18.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 68 (18.38%) Microsoft
23 68 (18.38%) BIG-IP
24 67 (18.11%) TCP/IP
25 63 (17.03%) Active Directory

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 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.43%) nginx
3 5 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.35%) IIS
3 5 (1.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.81%) JBoss
4 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.81%) Traefik
5 2 (0.54%) Apache
5 2 (0.54%) Confluence
5 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.27%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.97%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 86 (23.24%) AWS
2 83 (22.43%) Azure
3 19 (5.14%) OpenShift
4 15 (4.05%) PaaS
5 14 (3.78%) AWS Direct Connect
6 13 (3.51%) SaaS
6 13 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (3.24%) IaaS
8 11 (2.97%) GCP
9 10 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (1.89%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.81%) Slack
14 2 (0.54%) Apigee
14 2 (0.54%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.54%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 227 (61.35%) Firewall
2 112 (30.27%) DNS
3 102 (27.57%) Network Security
4 95 (25.68%) WAN
5 89 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
5 89 (24.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 84 (22.70%) LAN
7 75 (20.27%) BGP
8 71 (19.19%) VPN
9 70 (18.92%) OSPF
10 68 (18.38%) BIG-IP
11 67 (18.11%) TCP/IP
12 58 (15.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 43 (11.62%) SAN
14 41 (11.08%) Wireless
15 40 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 40 (10.81%) DHCP
15 40 (10.81%) NAS
16 36 (9.73%) MPLS
17 30 (8.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.54%) Big Data
4 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Ignite
5 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 10 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.35%) JIRA
4 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.81%) Maven
5 2 (0.54%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.54%) Spinnaker
5 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.27%) Ant
6 1 (0.27%) GitLab
6 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 100 (27.03%) Finance
2 48 (12.97%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.41%) Banking
4 12 (3.24%) Marketing
5 11 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 10 (2.70%) Electronics
7 9 (2.43%) Back Office
8 6 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.35%) Publishing
10 4 (1.08%) Automotive
10 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.81%) Law
12 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.54%) Local Government
12 2 (0.54%) Military
13 1 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 159 (42.97%) Network Engineer
2 55 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (14.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (5.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (5.68%) Design Engineer
6 18 (4.86%) Consultant
7 17 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (4.32%) Architect
9 14 (3.78%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
10 12 (3.24%) Security Engineer
11 11 (2.97%) Data Centre Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
13 9 (2.43%) Analyst
13 9 (2.43%) Network Analyst
13 9 (2.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 8 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (2.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.41%) LDAP
2 12 (3.24%) Middleware
3 5 (1.35%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.35%) YAML
4 4 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.08%) JSON
5 3 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.54%) Ajax
6 2 (0.54%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (0.54%) Java EE
6 2 (0.54%) Jinja
6 2 (0.54%) JPA
6 2 (0.54%) jQuery
6 2 (0.54%) Kafka
6 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.54%) REST
6 2 (0.54%) RESTful
6 2 (0.54%) SOAP
6 2 (0.54%) Vert.x
6 2 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 109 (29.46%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.78%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.97%) PKI
6 10 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.70%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.81%) Clustering
9 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.54%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.54%) DataPower
10 2 (0.54%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.54%) Replication
10 2 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.65%) Linux
2 57 (15.41%) Windows
3 33 (8.92%) Unix
4 29 (7.84%) Windows Server
5 17 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.89%) CentOS
7 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.35%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.81%) Solaris
10 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.54%) Android
11 2 (0.54%) SUSE
11 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.43%) Load Balancing
2 69 (18.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 52 (14.05%) ITIL
4 33 (8.92%) Network Virtualisation
5 30 (8.11%) Infrastructure Automation
6 29 (7.84%) Network Design
7 28 (7.57%) Service Delivery
8 24 (6.49%) Computer Science
8 24 (6.49%) DevOps
9 23 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (5.95%) Technical Leadership
11 21 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (5.41%) Project Delivery
13 18 (4.86%) Converged Infrastructure
13 18 (4.86%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 18 (4.86%) Requirements Gathering
14 17 (4.59%) Change Management
14 17 (4.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.78%) PowerShell
2 47 (12.70%) Python
3 14 (3.78%) SQL
4 12 (3.24%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.16%) C
5 8 (2.16%) Java
6 5 (1.35%) Perl
6 5 (1.35%) PHP
6 5 (1.35%) R
6 5 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.08%) Tcl
8 2 (0.54%) C#
8 2 (0.54%) Go
9 1 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 128 (34.59%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (31.35%) CCNP
3 50 (13.51%) CCIE
4 44 (11.89%) Security Cleared
5 37 (10.00%) CCNA
6 27 (7.30%) SC Cleared
7 23 (6.22%) Degree
8 22 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (4.32%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.62%) CCSA
12 6 (1.62%) CCSE
12 6 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.35%) CISA
13 5 (1.35%) CISM
13 5 (1.35%) CISSP
13 5 (1.35%) HND
13 5 (1.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.97%) COBIT
2 11 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.43%) QA
4 3 (0.81%) GRC
4 3 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 85 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (17.03%) Active Directory
3 30 (8.11%) XenApp
4 26 (7.03%) VMware NSX
5 25 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (5.95%) XenDesktop
7 18 (4.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 16 (4.32%) Docker
9 14 (3.78%) vSphere
10 9 (2.43%) Hyper-V
11 8 (2.16%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.89%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.35%) ProxySG
13 5 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.08%) NFS
15 3 (0.81%) Firmware
16 2 (0.54%) Gluster
16 2 (0.54%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 85 (22.97%) Ansible
2 28 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 28 (7.57%) Puppet
3 26 (7.03%) Terraform
4 25 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (5.68%) HAProxy
6 19 (5.14%) vRealize
7 16 (4.32%) FortiGate
7 16 (4.32%) SCOM
8 11 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.89%) Nagios
9 7 (1.89%) Packer
10 6 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.35%) SCCM
11 5 (1.35%) WSUS
12 4 (1.08%) Nessus
12 4 (1.08%) Suricata
13 3 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.54%) linkerd
Vendors
1 282 (76.22%) Cisco
2 151 (40.81%) CheckPoint
3 131 (35.41%) Palo Alto
4 104 (28.11%) VMware
5 82 (22.16%) Fortinet
6 68 (18.38%) Microsoft
7 61 (16.49%) Juniper
8 59 (15.95%) McAfee
9 52 (14.05%) Dell
10 46 (12.43%) Symantec
11 43 (11.62%) Citrix
12 38 (10.27%) SolarWinds
13 37 (10.00%) Infoblox
14 32 (8.65%) Red Hat
15 28 (7.57%) Oracle
16 26 (7.03%) HP
17 25 (6.76%) EMC
18 24 (6.49%) Aruba
19 22 (5.95%) Veeam
20 20 (5.41%) IBM