Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 447 364
Rank change year-on-year -32 -83 +16
Permanent jobs citing F5 952 1,231 1,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.69% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 1.54% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 716 908 1,244
UK median annual salary £55,121 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.22% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,078 £33,888
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.10% -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 68,171 79,690 81,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 44.35% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 52,584 61,710 65,551
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 -28 904 £57,500 +4.55% 125
UK excluding London -78 527 £51,500 +5.10% 97
London +72 393 £66,250 +10.42% 33
South East -125 154 £62,500 +27.55% 34
North of England +17 122 £48,500 +7.78% 21
Midlands +42 104 £57,500 +29.21% 19
West Midlands +49 92 £57,500 +39.39% 15
East of England +11 84 £42,500 -32.00% 4
Yorkshire +37 69 £50,000 +25.00% 9
North West -3 53 £43,750 -7.89% 10
South West -15 37 £45,891 +1.98% 14
Scotland -25 24 £46,250 -7.50% 1
East Midlands -3 12 £41,500 -7.78% 4
Wales -41 4 £55,242 +16.30% 3

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 812 (85.29%) Cisco
2 600 (63.03%) Firewall
3 540 (56.72%) Cisco Certification
4 477 (50.11%) CheckPoint
5 449 (47.16%) CCNP
6 349 (36.66%) Cisco ASA
7 323 (33.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 319 (33.51%) Data Centre
9 318 (33.40%) Juniper
10 311 (32.67%) WAN
11 276 (28.99%) Network Security
12 246 (25.84%) Wireless
12 246 (25.84%) Palo Alto
13 245 (25.74%) BGP
14 239 (25.11%) OSPF
15 234 (24.58%) VPN
16 224 (23.53%) VMware
17 213 (22.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 209 (21.95%) LAN
19 207 (21.74%) CCIE
20 199 (20.90%) CCNA
21 190 (19.96%) Load Balancing
22 182 (19.12%) Fortinet
23 175 (18.38%) Microsoft
24 172 (18.07%) Finance
25 170 (17.86%) MPLS
26 168 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
27 160 (16.81%) Windows
28 157 (16.49%) ITIL
29 152 (15.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 39 (4.10%) Apache
2 34 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 29 (3.05%) IIS
4 18 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.79%) nginx
6 16 (1.68%) OpenStack
6 16 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.37%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.53%) JBoss
12 4 (0.42%) CMS
13 3 (0.32%) Confluence
13 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (3.15%) Office 365
5 18 (1.89%) IaaS
6 16 (1.68%) PaaS
7 5 (0.53%) Akamai
8 4 (0.42%) Apigee
8 4 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.42%) GitHub
8 4 (0.42%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.32%) Mailgun
9 3 (0.32%) SaaS
10 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.21%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 600 (63.03%) Firewall
2 349 (36.66%) Cisco ASA
3 323 (33.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 311 (32.67%) WAN
5 276 (28.99%) Network Security
6 246 (25.84%) Wireless
7 245 (25.74%) BGP
8 239 (25.11%) OSPF
9 234 (24.58%) VPN
10 213 (22.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 209 (21.95%) LAN
12 170 (17.86%) MPLS
13 152 (15.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 136 (14.29%) BIG-IP
15 120 (12.61%) Cisco IOS
15 120 (12.61%) TCP/IP
16 115 (12.08%) DNS
17 102 (10.71%) Cisco ISE
18 98 (10.29%) Cisco Firepower
19 97 (10.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.00%) Big Data
2 18 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.26%) MySQL
4 10 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.05%) Redis
4 10 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.42%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.32%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.32%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 28 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.63%) JIRA
6 4 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.42%) Subversion
7 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.32%) Hudson
7 3 (0.32%) Selenium
8 2 (0.21%) Maven
8 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.11%) Ant
9 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.11%) GCC
9 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 172 (18.07%) Finance
2 78 (8.19%) Retail
3 75 (7.88%) Telecoms
4 73 (7.67%) Banking
5 23 (2.42%) Advertising
6 20 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.68%) Publishing
9 12 (1.26%) Law
10 11 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.16%) Legal
11 7 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.53%) Front Office
13 4 (0.42%) German Language
13 4 (0.42%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.32%) Back Office
14 3 (0.32%) Local Government
14 3 (0.32%) Military
14 3 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 474 (49.79%) Network Engineer
2 125 (13.13%) Architect
3 119 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 111 (11.66%) Senior Network Engineer
5 108 (11.34%) Network Security Engineer
6 105 (11.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 94 (9.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 88 (9.24%) Consultant
9 74 (7.77%) Network Architect
10 47 (4.94%) Analyst
10 47 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
11 44 (4.62%) Security Consultant
11 44 (4.62%) Support Engineer
12 43 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 41 (4.31%) Network Consultant
14 37 (3.89%) Network Support
15 36 (3.78%) Project Engineer
16 35 (3.68%) Network Support Engineer
17 32 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 31 (3.26%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.72%) 802.1X
2 20 (2.10%) REST
3 17 (1.79%) XMPP
4 14 (1.47%) Middleware
5 12 (1.26%) Node.js
6 11 (1.16%) LAMP
7 10 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (0.95%) Web Services
9 7 (0.74%) .NET
9 7 (0.74%) RESTful
10 6 (0.63%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.63%) mod_perl
10 6 (0.63%) XML
11 5 (0.53%) Kafka
12 4 (0.42%) React
12 4 (0.42%) SOAP
13 3 (0.32%) CSS
13 3 (0.32%) JSON
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 319 (33.51%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.84%) PKI
5 22 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.68%) Private Cloud
7 14 (1.47%) Fintech
7 14 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 11 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.16%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.95%) Clustering
12 9 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
12 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.95%) NHS
13 8 (0.84%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 160 (16.81%) Windows
2 147 (15.44%) Linux
3 82 (8.61%) Unix
4 65 (6.83%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.05%) CoreOS
9 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.84%) CentOS
11 7 (0.74%) Solaris
12 5 (0.53%) Android
12 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.53%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
13 3 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.32%) OpenBSD
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (19.96%) Load Balancing
2 157 (16.49%) ITIL
3 107 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (9.66%) Presales
5 81 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 80 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
7 72 (7.56%) Network Design
8 69 (7.25%) Network Management
9 65 (6.83%) Time Management
10 63 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 61 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 59 (6.20%) Service Delivery
13 58 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (5.88%) DevOps
14 56 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
15 55 (5.78%) Change Management
16 44 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
16 44 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 43 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
17 43 (4.52%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 91 (9.56%) Python
2 45 (4.73%) Bash Shell
3 36 (3.78%) SQL
4 28 (2.94%) Perl
4 28 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 20 (2.10%) Tcl
6 16 (1.68%) Java
7 15 (1.58%) Ruby
8 14 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.74%) C
11 6 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.32%) C#
12 3 (0.32%) Go
12 3 (0.32%) VBScript
13 1 (0.11%) Groovy
13 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 540 (56.72%) Cisco Certification
2 449 (47.16%) CCNP
3 207 (21.74%) CCIE
4 199 (20.90%) CCNA
5 137 (14.39%) Degree
6 111 (11.66%) Security Cleared
7 85 (8.93%) SC Cleared
8 60 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (3.99%) CCDP
9 38 (3.99%) CCSA
10 31 (3.26%) CCSE
10 31 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (2.73%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 25 (2.63%) JNCIP
13 23 (2.42%) MCSE
14 21 (2.21%) CCIE Security
15 19 (2.00%) JNCIE
16 14 (1.47%) JNCIS
17 13 (1.37%) JNCIA
17 13 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.93%) SLA
2 40 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.47%) GDPR
4 14 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 14 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.74%) QA
6 5 (0.53%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 168 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (11.03%) Active Directory
3 49 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 48 (5.04%) VMware NSX
5 46 (4.83%) Docker
6 45 (4.73%) ProxySG
7 24 (2.52%) XenApp
8 18 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.26%) Firmware
10 10 (1.05%) iptables
10 10 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.05%) vSphere
11 9 (0.95%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.32%) Ceph
14 2 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 55 (5.78%) Cisco Prime
2 44 (4.62%) Nagios
3 42 (4.41%) FortiGate
4 37 (3.89%) Ansible
5 25 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 24 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 21 (2.21%) Puppet
8 19 (2.00%) ArcSight ESM
9 18 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.89%) Stealthwatch
10 17 (1.79%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.68%) SCVMM
12 14 (1.47%) Terraform
13 13 (1.37%) HAProxy
13 13 (1.37%) SCCM
13 13 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
14 11 (1.16%) QRadar
15 10 (1.05%) Nessus
15 10 (1.05%) Netcool
15 10 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 812 (85.29%) Cisco
2 477 (50.11%) CheckPoint
3 318 (33.40%) Juniper
4 246 (25.84%) Palo Alto
5 224 (23.53%) VMware
6 182 (19.12%) Fortinet
7 175 (18.38%) Microsoft
8 148 (15.55%) SolarWinds
9 109 (11.45%) HP
10 105 (11.03%) Blue Coat
11 92 (9.66%) Meraki
12 77 (8.09%) Dell
13 74 (7.77%) Citrix
14 71 (7.46%) EMC
15 62 (6.51%) NetApp
16 55 (5.78%) Splunk
17 44 (4.62%) Zscaler
18 39 (4.10%) Aruba
18 39 (4.10%) Google
19 37 (3.89%) Symantec