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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 388 314
Rank change year-on-year +8 -74  
Permanent jobs citing F5 694 755 1122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.77% 1.02%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 1.73% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 565 636 826
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median 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 39713 43563 51205
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.66% 44.27% 46.77%
Number of salaries quoted 31466 35475 41270
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing F5 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 654 £55,000 - 44
London +35 242 £57,500 -4.16% 6
South East +5 204 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Berkshire +33 120 £55,000 - 5
Reading +19 74 £57,500 -4.16% 2
City of London +46 63 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire +20 62 £51,500 -4.18% 5
West Yorkshire +41 60 £50,750 +1.50% 5
Leeds +29 49 £55,000 +4.76% 3
East of England -26 48 £57,500 +7.98% 4
North West -17 44 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Scotland +20 29 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Surrey +22 27 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Edinburgh +6 25 £55,000 +59.42% 4
West Midlands +3 25 £51,303 +8.00% 5
Kent +14 21 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Hertfordshire +2 21 £62,500 +20.19% 3
Cheshire -15 20 £47,500 - 1
Redhill - 20 £60,000 -
Manchester -26 19 £47,500 +11.76% 1
South West 0 18 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Birmingham +11 17 £57,500 +10.57% 2
East Midlands +33 16 £35,000 -20.45%
Hampshire 0 16 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Suffolk +11 14 £29,500 -4.06%
Newmarket +2 14 £29,500 -14.49%
Slough +7 11 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Warrington - 11 £45,000 - 1
Bracknell +20 10 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Malling +14 10 £47,500 -34.48% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1195 (85.17%) Cisco
2 939 (66.93%) Firewall
3 755 (53.81%) Cisco Certification
4 683 (48.68%) CheckPoint
5 666 (47.47%) Juniper
6 570 (40.63%) CCNP
7 492 (35.07%) WAN
8 482 (34.35%) Cisco ASA
9 463 (33.00%) Palo Alto
10 450 (32.07%) BGP
11 417 (29.72%) OSPF
12 402 (28.65%) LAN
13 382 (27.23%) Data Centre
14 375 (26.73%) Load Balancing
14 375 (26.73%) MPLS
15 373 (26.59%) VPN
16 371 (26.44%) Network Security
17 357 (25.45%) Windows
18 334 (23.81%) Linux
19 305 (21.74%) VMware
20 301 (21.45%) Cisco Nexus
21 295 (21.03%) Wireless
22 268 (19.10%) DNS
23 266 (18.96%) TCP/IP
23 266 (18.96%) ITIL
24 260 (18.53%) CCNA
25 253 (18.03%) Finance
26 245 (17.46%) Fortinet
26 245 (17.46%) CCIE
27 240 (17.11%) 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 74 (5.27%) MS Exchange
2 52 (3.71%) IIS
3 46 (3.28%) Apache
4 43 (3.06%) Tomcat
5 42 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (2.42%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 18 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.07%) JBoss
9 13 (0.93%) SAS
10 12 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.43%) nginx
14 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
16 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 55 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 15 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.93%) Office 365
4 7 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.36%) Akamai
6 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.21%) SaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.071%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 939 (66.93%) Firewall
2 492 (35.07%) WAN
3 482 (34.35%) Cisco ASA
4 450 (32.07%) BGP
5 417 (29.72%) OSPF
6 402 (28.65%) LAN
7 375 (26.73%) MPLS
8 373 (26.59%) VPN
9 371 (26.44%) Network Security
10 301 (21.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 295 (21.03%) Wireless
12 268 (19.10%) DNS
13 266 (18.96%) TCP/IP
14 227 (16.18%) Cisco IOS
15 208 (14.83%) EIGRP
16 173 (12.33%) IPsec
17 159 (11.33%) DHCP
18 148 (10.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 147 (10.48%) VLAN
20 146 (10.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 30 (2.14%) NoSQL
4 26 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.43%) MySQL
6 19 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.29%) Big Data
10 4 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.21%) Riak
12 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.071%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.071%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.071%) Redis
13 1 (0.071%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.071%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.36%) Maven
6 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.29%) GCC
6 4 (0.29%) MSI
6 4 (0.29%) NuGet
6 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.071%) Selenium
7 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
General
1 253 (18.03%) Finance
2 77 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 62 (4.42%) Banking
4 57 (4.06%) Digital Economy
5 32 (2.28%) German Language
6 27 (1.92%) Games
6 27 (1.92%) Retail
7 21 (1.50%) French Language
8 20 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.35%) Back Office
10 18 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.21%) Electronics
11 17 (1.21%) Marketing
12 16 (1.14%) Legal
13 12 (0.86%) Law
14 9 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.57%) Billing
16 5 (0.36%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 713 (50.82%) Network Engineer
2 225 (16.04%) Security Engineer
3 209 (14.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 195 (13.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 164 (11.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 133 (9.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 118 (8.41%) Analyst
8 106 (7.56%) Architect
9 103 (7.34%) Juniper Engineer
10 102 (7.27%) Consultant
11 99 (7.06%) Support Engineer
12 78 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
13 75 (5.35%) Firewall Engineer
14 73 (5.20%) Network Architect
14 73 (5.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 71 (5.06%) Network Support
16 64 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 62 (4.42%) Network Support Engineer
18 60 (4.28%) Network Analyst
19 55 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.85%) 802.1X
2 32 (2.28%) Web Services
3 31 (2.21%) CSS
4 22 (1.57%) HTML
5 18 (1.28%) XML
6 16 (1.14%) .NET
7 14 (1.00%) REST
8 8 (0.57%) SailPoint
8 8 (0.57%) SAML
9 6 (0.43%) OAuth
9 6 (0.43%) OpenID
10 5 (0.36%) Middleware
11 4 (0.29%) Ajax
12 3 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.21%) J2EE
12 3 (0.21%) Kafka
12 3 (0.21%) Regular Expression
13 2 (0.14%) MAPI
13 2 (0.14%) SOAP
14 1 (0.071%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 382 (27.23%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.35%) Clustering
4 42 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
5 41 (2.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 33 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 30 (2.14%) PKI
8 26 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.43%) Fintech
12 16 (1.14%) Driving Licence
13 14 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
14 12 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 12 (0.86%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.64%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.57%) FlexPod
16 8 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 357 (25.45%) Windows
2 334 (23.81%) Linux
3 165 (11.76%) Unix
4 117 (8.34%) Windows Server
5 111 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (3.56%) Solaris
9 42 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (2.57%) Windows 2000
11 19 (1.35%) CentOS
11 19 (1.35%) Ubuntu
12 18 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.71%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.57%) Debian
14 8 (0.57%) VMS
15 7 (0.50%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.36%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (26.73%) Load Balancing
2 266 (18.96%) ITIL
3 153 (10.91%) Presales
4 146 (10.41%) Network Design
5 116 (8.27%) Mentoring
6 92 (6.56%) High Availability
7 89 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
8 74 (5.27%) Network Management
9 73 (5.20%) E-Commerce
10 70 (4.99%) Project Management
10 70 (4.99%) Risk Management
11 68 (4.85%) Change Management
12 67 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
13 65 (4.63%) Information Security
14 57 (4.06%) Service Delivery
15 56 (3.99%) Change Control
16 52 (3.71%) Network Architecture
17 50 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
18 47 (3.35%) Security Operations
19 44 (3.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (5.99%) Python
2 74 (5.27%) PowerShell
3 72 (5.13%) SQL
4 57 (4.06%) Perl
5 43 (3.06%) Bash Shell
6 36 (2.57%) Java
7 19 (1.35%) Ruby
8 10 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.64%) Groovy
10 8 (0.57%) PHP
11 6 (0.43%) C
11 6 (0.43%) Go
12 5 (0.36%) C-shell
12 5 (0.36%) Korn
13 4 (0.29%) C++
13 4 (0.29%) Tcl
13 4 (0.29%) VBScript
14 3 (0.21%) VB
15 2 (0.14%) Lisp
15 2 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 755 (53.81%) Cisco Certification
2 570 (40.63%) CCNP
3 260 (18.53%) CCNA
4 245 (17.46%) CCIE
5 110 (7.84%) CCSE
6 89 (6.34%) Security Cleared
7 76 (5.42%) JNCIS
8 72 (5.13%) Degree
9 66 (4.70%) CCSA
10 60 (4.28%) SC Cleared
11 54 (3.85%) CCSP
12 44 (3.14%) JNCIA
13 43 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 42 (2.99%) CCDA
15 38 (2.71%) JNCIP
16 34 (2.42%) MCSE
17 29 (2.07%) CCIE Service Provider
18 26 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 25 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (1.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (7.20%) SLA
2 54 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.92%) QA
3 27 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 15 (1.07%) PMO
6 14 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.50%) COBIT
8 4 (0.29%) GPG13
8 4 (0.29%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.071%) NIST 800
System Software
1 239 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 166 (11.83%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 48 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
3 48 (3.42%) vSphere
4 45 (3.21%) ProxySG
5 36 (2.57%) XenApp
6 26 (1.85%) Docker
7 19 (1.35%) Terminal Services
7 19 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
8 15 (1.07%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.93%) KVM
9 13 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
10 12 (0.86%) OpenSIPS
10 12 (0.86%) XenServer
11 11 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.78%) vCloud
12 8 (0.57%) Firmware
12 8 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (6.13%) FortiGate
2 61 (4.35%) Puppet
3 35 (2.49%) Ansible
3 35 (2.49%) SCCM
4 31 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
5 29 (2.07%) SCOM
6 27 (1.92%) Nagios
7 26 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 24 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.71%) WSUS
9 21 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
10 16 (1.14%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.93%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (0.86%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (0.71%) Kubernetes
15 9 (0.64%) Terraform
16 8 (0.57%) HAProxy
16 8 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1195 (85.17%) Cisco
2 683 (48.68%) CheckPoint
3 666 (47.47%) Juniper
4 463 (33.00%) Palo Alto
5 305 (21.74%) VMware
6 245 (17.46%) Fortinet
7 240 (17.11%) Microsoft
8 223 (15.89%) Blue Coat
9 139 (9.91%) HP
10 134 (9.55%) Riverbed
11 131 (9.34%) SolarWinds
12 125 (8.91%) Citrix
13 108 (7.70%) Aruba
14 90 (6.41%) Sourcefire
15 87 (6.20%) Extreme Networks
16 69 (4.92%) McAfee
17 66 (4.70%) Forcepoint
18 64 (4.56%) Brocade
18 64 (4.56%) SonicWALL
19 60 (4.28%) WatchGuard
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus > 25% + Medical Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £37,800 to £51,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£80,000 to £90,000 plus 15% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£80,000 to £90,000 plus 15% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent - please discuss
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + on call allowance & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago