Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 524 455 432
Rank change year-on-year -69 -23 -37
Permanent jobs citing F5 722 1,162 1,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.59% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 518 803 1,014
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,819 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 60,356 73,192 78,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 43.32% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 46,105 56,530 61,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% +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 22 August 2019.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 16 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 22 August 2019. 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 -87 665 £55,000 -4.35% 116
UK excluding London -28 478 £50,000 -9.09% 95
London -116 223 £65,000 - 32
South East -3 142 £55,000 -15.38% 27
East of England +67 95 £40,500 -29.57% 6
North of England +10 79 £51,000 +14.61% 21
Midlands -38 71 £55,000 -4.35% 18
West Midlands -48 57 £65,000 +13.04% 9
South West +10 50 £45,000 -18.18% 12
North West +15 36 £51,000 +27.50% 9
Yorkshire -17 32 £50,000 +5.26% 11
Scotland -7 20 £51,175 +27.94% 7
East Midlands +25 14 £55,000 +35.80% 9
Wales +7 11 £43,500 +8.18% 4
North East - 11 £65,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 10 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 582 (80.61%) Cisco
2 455 (63.02%) Firewall
3 398 (55.12%) Cisco Certification
4 338 (46.81%) CCNP
5 273 (37.81%) WAN
6 272 (37.67%) Network Security
7 269 (37.26%) CheckPoint
8 256 (35.46%) Juniper
9 255 (35.32%) Palo Alto
10 237 (32.83%) Data Centre
11 205 (28.39%) Load Balancing
12 194 (26.87%) Cisco ASA
13 185 (25.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 177 (24.52%) CCNA
15 173 (23.96%) LAN
16 168 (23.27%) VMware
17 165 (22.85%) DNS
18 162 (22.44%) VPN
19 159 (22.02%) ITIL
20 155 (21.47%) Wireless
21 153 (21.19%) Microsoft
22 148 (20.50%) Finance
23 136 (18.84%) OSPF
24 131 (18.14%) CCIE
25 123 (17.04%) MPLS
26 120 (16.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 119 (16.48%) Linux
28 117 (16.20%) BGP
29 115 (15.93%) Windows
29 115 (15.93%) Meraki

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 25 (3.46%) IIS
2 21 (2.91%) Apache
3 20 (2.77%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.49%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.08%) JBoss
7 14 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.66%) nginx
9 11 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.55%) WildFly
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.28%) SAS
13 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.55%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 113 (15.65%) Azure
2 102 (14.13%) AWS
3 69 (9.56%) Office 365
4 13 (1.80%) SaaS
5 12 (1.66%) IaaS
6 11 (1.52%) OneDrive
6 11 (1.52%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.52%) PaaS
7 9 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.69%) Akamai
9 4 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.55%) GCP
10 3 (0.42%) NuGet
11 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.14%) Stackdriver
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 455 (63.02%) Firewall
2 273 (37.81%) WAN
3 272 (37.67%) Network Security
4 194 (26.87%) Cisco ASA
5 185 (25.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 173 (23.96%) LAN
7 165 (22.85%) DNS
8 162 (22.44%) VPN
9 155 (21.47%) Wireless
10 136 (18.84%) OSPF
11 123 (17.04%) MPLS
12 120 (16.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 117 (16.20%) BGP
14 105 (14.54%) BIG-IP
15 88 (12.19%) TCP/IP
16 77 (10.66%) DHCP
17 65 (9.00%) Cisco Firepower
18 61 (8.45%) Cisco ISE
19 59 (8.17%) EIGRP
19 59 (8.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.08%) MySQL
3 7 (0.97%) Big Data
3 7 (0.97%) Blockchain
3 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.14%) DB2
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) Redis
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (4.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.69%) Maven
7 4 (0.55%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.55%) Subversion
8 3 (0.42%) JIRA
9 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.14%) GCC
10 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.14%) JMeter
10 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.14%) Mocha
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 148 (20.50%) Finance
2 36 (4.99%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.46%) Banking
5 24 (3.32%) Retail
6 22 (3.05%) Electronics
7 18 (2.49%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.11%) Marketing
9 7 (0.97%) Legal
10 6 (0.83%) Games
10 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.69%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 342 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 132 (18.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 88 (12.19%) Architect
4 86 (11.91%) Security Engineer
5 85 (11.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 83 (11.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 72 (9.97%) Network Security Engineer
8 62 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 56 (7.76%) Network Architect
10 42 (5.82%) Support Engineer
11 36 (4.99%) Analyst
12 35 (4.85%) Security Architect
13 33 (4.57%) Juniper Engineer
13 33 (4.57%) Network Support
13 33 (4.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (4.43%) Consultant
15 31 (4.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 29 (4.02%) Firewall Engineer
16 29 (4.02%) Network Support Engineer
17 26 (3.60%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.49%) Web Services
2 14 (1.94%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (1.11%) LAMP
5 6 (0.83%) Node.js
6 5 (0.69%) JSON
6 5 (0.69%) Kafka
6 5 (0.69%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.55%) REST
7 4 (0.55%) SOAP
7 4 (0.55%) Spring
7 4 (0.55%) XML
8 3 (0.42%) LDAP
8 3 (0.42%) XMPP
9 2 (0.28%) .NET
9 2 (0.28%) COM
9 2 (0.28%) Middleware
10 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.14%) CSS
10 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 237 (32.83%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 28 (3.88%) Virtual Team
4 17 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.08%) Replication
6 14 (1.94%) PKI
7 8 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (0.97%) Clustering
8 7 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (0.97%) IVR
9 5 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (0.69%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.55%) DataPower
10 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.55%) Robotics
10 4 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.48%) Linux
2 115 (15.93%) Windows
3 85 (11.77%) Windows Server
4 38 (5.26%) Unix
5 35 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.46%) CentOS
8 17 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.66%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.52%) SUSE
11 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.42%) Debian
13 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.14%) CatOS
15 1 (0.14%) VMS
15 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (28.39%) Load Balancing
2 159 (22.02%) ITIL
3 95 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (10.53%) Project Management
5 74 (10.25%) Network Design
6 73 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 66 (9.14%) Presales
8 61 (8.45%) Network Management
9 55 (7.62%) DevOps
10 53 (7.34%) High Availability
11 46 (6.37%) Line Management
12 43 (5.96%) Change Management
13 41 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
14 40 (5.54%) Service Delivery
15 38 (5.26%) Incident Management
15 38 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
16 37 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (5.12%) Project Delivery
17 36 (4.99%) Cybersecurity
18 35 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.17%) PowerShell
2 57 (7.89%) Python
3 40 (5.54%) SQL
4 28 (3.88%) Bash Shell
5 20 (2.77%) Perl
5 20 (2.77%) Ruby
6 17 (2.35%) Java
7 15 (2.08%) R
8 9 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.83%) C
9 6 (0.83%) C#
10 3 (0.42%) Go
10 3 (0.42%) Groovy
11 2 (0.28%) Elixir
11 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) VB
12 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 398 (55.12%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (46.81%) CCNP
3 177 (24.52%) CCNA
4 131 (18.14%) CCIE
5 101 (13.99%) Security Cleared
6 96 (13.30%) SC Cleared
7 62 (8.59%) CCSE
8 56 (7.76%) CCSA
9 55 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (7.06%) MCSE
11 49 (6.79%) JNCIP
12 41 (5.68%) Degree
13 39 (5.40%) CCDP
14 30 (4.16%) JNCIS
15 27 (3.74%) MCSA
16 21 (2.91%) CCDA
17 16 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (1.94%) JNCIE
19 12 (1.66%) CISSP
19 12 (1.66%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.79%) SLA
2 28 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (3.60%) PMO
4 23 (3.19%) PCI DSS
5 17 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.42%) GDPR
7 3 (0.42%) QA
7 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 104 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (12.33%) Active Directory
3 67 (9.28%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.60%) Docker
4 26 (3.60%) VMware NSX
5 21 (2.91%) vSphere
6 15 (2.08%) XenApp
7 13 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.52%) KVM
9 9 (1.25%) NFS
10 5 (0.69%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.55%) iptables
11 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.42%) NLBS
12 3 (0.42%) Xen
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.14%) Postfix
14 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 52 (7.20%) Ansible
2 47 (6.51%) SCCM
3 42 (5.82%) FortiGate
4 41 (5.68%) Puppet
5 39 (5.40%) Nagios
6 33 (4.57%) Cisco Prime
7 23 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 22 (3.05%) Cisco UCCX
9 21 (2.91%) Kubernetes
9 21 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (2.91%) SCVMM
9 21 (2.91%) Terraform
10 17 (2.35%) SCOrch
11 14 (1.94%) SCOM
12 13 (1.80%) vRealize
13 11 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
15 9 (1.25%) Cacti
15 9 (1.25%) Nessus
15 9 (1.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 582 (80.61%) Cisco
2 269 (37.26%) CheckPoint
3 256 (35.46%) Juniper
4 255 (35.32%) Palo Alto
5 168 (23.27%) VMware
6 153 (21.19%) Microsoft
7 115 (15.93%) Meraki
8 108 (14.96%) Fortinet
9 107 (14.82%) HP
10 87 (12.05%) SolarWinds
11 86 (11.91%) Aruba
11 86 (11.91%) Blue Coat
12 50 (6.93%) Citrix
13 37 (5.12%) Splunk
14 36 (4.99%) Zscaler
15 32 (4.43%) Extreme Networks
15 32 (4.43%) Red Hat
16 20 (2.77%) Symantec
17 19 (2.63%) EMC
18 18 (2.49%) Mitel