Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 390 370
Rank change year-on-year -22 -20 -29
Permanent jobs citing F5 1,280 1,385 1,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.80% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.68% 1.81% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1,079 1,489
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 76,117 76,383 91,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.17% 44.32% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 59,695 61,002 74,258
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £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 20 June 2018.

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 June 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 -32 1,178 £57,500 +4.55% 108
UK excluding London -51 691 £52,500 +5.00% 66
London +19 539 £60,000 +4.35% 49
South East -118 225 £55,000 - 27
Midlands +67 153 £57,500 +21.05% 5
West Midlands +84 136 £57,500 +21.05% 4
East of England +29 115 £65,000 +13.04% 4
North of England -41 92 £40,000 -15.79% 18
South West +26 59 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Scotland -24 49 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -31 49 £47,500 -6.40% 8
North West -17 43 £40,000 -15.79% 9
Wales +5 20 £42,605 +0.25% 4
East Midlands +15 16 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,122 (87.66%) Cisco
2 732 (57.19%) Cisco Certification
3 679 (53.05%) Firewall
4 577 (45.08%) CCNP
5 530 (41.41%) CheckPoint
6 523 (40.86%) Data Centre
7 466 (36.41%) Juniper
8 461 (36.02%) VMware
9 453 (35.39%) WAN
10 389 (30.39%) Cisco ASA
11 385 (30.08%) CCNA
12 369 (28.83%) Wireless
13 342 (26.72%) VPN
14 326 (25.47%) Load Balancing
15 306 (23.91%) Palo Alto
15 306 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
16 303 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 301 (23.52%) Network Security
18 300 (23.44%) CCIE
18 300 (23.44%) Finance
19 298 (23.28%) MPLS
20 288 (22.50%) LAN
21 274 (21.41%) Presales
22 255 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
23 248 (19.38%) DNS
24 243 (18.98%) OSPF
25 242 (18.91%) Fortinet
26 238 (18.59%) BGP
27 229 (17.89%) ITIL
28 228 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure

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 37 (2.89%) Apache
2 29 (2.27%) IIS
3 26 (2.03%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (0.94%) JBoss
9 6 (0.47%) nginx
10 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.16%) Confluence
12 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.078%) CMS
13 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (1.48%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.078%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 255 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 28 (2.19%) Office 365
4 27 (2.11%) Akamai
5 26 (2.03%) SaaS
6 25 (1.95%) IaaS
7 24 (1.88%) PaaS
8 11 (0.86%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.31%) Sage Pay
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.16%) Datadog
10 2 (0.16%) Yammer
11 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.078%) GitHub
11 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 679 (53.05%) Firewall
2 453 (35.39%) WAN
3 389 (30.39%) Cisco ASA
4 369 (28.83%) Wireless
5 342 (26.72%) VPN
6 306 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 301 (23.52%) Network Security
8 298 (23.28%) MPLS
9 288 (22.50%) LAN
10 248 (19.38%) DNS
11 243 (18.98%) OSPF
12 238 (18.59%) BGP
13 160 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 153 (11.95%) NetScaler
15 149 (11.64%) DHCP
16 145 (11.33%) Cisco IOS
17 137 (10.70%) TCP/IP
18 132 (10.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 124 (9.69%) IPsec
20 118 (9.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.31%) Big Data
2 38 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.63%) MySQL
5 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.39%) Couchbase
7 5 (0.39%) Informix
7 5 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.31%) Redis
9 3 (0.23%) RavenDB
9 3 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.16%) OLTP
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.078%) DB2
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (3.83%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 38 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 33 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.70%) JIRA
6 7 (0.55%) Subversion
6 7 (0.55%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.47%) Selenium
8 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.39%) Maven
8 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.31%) JUnit
9 4 (0.31%) RSpec
10 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.16%) Ant
11 2 (0.16%) GCC
12 1 (0.078%) CMake
12 1 (0.078%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 300 (23.44%) Finance
2 127 (9.92%) Retail
3 110 (8.59%) Banking
4 95 (7.42%) Manufacturing
5 83 (6.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 81 (6.33%) Telecoms
7 46 (3.59%) German Language
8 43 (3.36%) Italian Language
9 36 (2.81%) Games
10 21 (1.64%) Marketing
11 17 (1.33%) Advertising
12 12 (0.94%) Electronics
13 11 (0.86%) Billing
13 11 (0.86%) Legal
14 10 (0.78%) Back Office
14 10 (0.78%) Law
15 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.63%) French Language
16 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 500 (39.06%) Network Engineer
2 246 (19.22%) Architect
3 158 (12.34%) Solutions Architect
4 144 (11.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 144 (11.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 133 (10.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 121 (9.45%) Security Engineer
7 104 (8.13%) Technical Architect
8 85 (6.64%) Consultant
8 85 (6.64%) Network Specialist
9 78 (6.09%) Network Security Engineer
10 72 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 70 (5.47%) Network Architect
12 69 (5.39%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 66 (5.16%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
14 65 (5.08%) Analyst
15 64 (5.00%) Security Specialist
16 61 (4.77%) Senior Network Specialist
17 60 (4.69%) Cisco Architect
17 60 (4.69%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.31%) 802.1X
2 43 (3.36%) Middleware
3 39 (3.05%) HTML
4 35 (2.73%) XML
5 25 (1.95%) LDAP
6 24 (1.88%) Web Services
7 21 (1.64%) CSS
8 16 (1.25%) .NET
9 12 (0.94%) Node.js
10 9 (0.70%) J2EE
11 8 (0.63%) REST
11 8 (0.63%) SOAP
12 7 (0.55%) COM
12 7 (0.55%) mod_perl
13 6 (0.47%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.47%) JSON
14 5 (0.39%) React
14 5 (0.39%) WebSockets
15 4 (0.31%) OAuth
15 4 (0.31%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 523 (40.86%) Data Centre
2 108 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
5 43 (3.36%) PKI
6 40 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.81%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.27%) Private Cloud
9 28 (2.19%) Clustering
9 28 (2.19%) Fintech
10 26 (2.03%) EMC VMAX
11 22 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (1.48%) User Experience
13 18 (1.41%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.33%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.25%) FlexPod
16 15 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 10 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
18 9 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 212 (16.56%) Linux
2 182 (14.22%) Windows
3 106 (8.28%) Unix
4 52 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.09%) Solaris
8 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.70%) CentOS
10 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.47%) Debian
12 6 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.39%) Kali Linux
13 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.31%) AIX
14 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.078%) Android
15 1 (0.078%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (25.47%) Load Balancing
2 274 (21.41%) Presales
3 229 (17.89%) ITIL
4 156 (12.19%) Network Design
5 121 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
6 114 (8.91%) Service Delivery
7 111 (8.67%) Service Management
8 107 (8.36%) Network Management
9 96 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 94 (7.34%) DevOps
11 89 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
11 89 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
12 85 (6.64%) Decision-Making
13 81 (6.33%) Mentoring
14 75 (5.86%) E-Commerce
15 70 (5.47%) ITIL V3
16 68 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
17 67 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
18 66 (5.16%) Analytics
19 63 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (10.08%) Python
2 95 (7.42%) PowerShell
3 54 (4.22%) Bash Shell
4 53 (4.14%) SQL
5 47 (3.67%) Ruby
6 43 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 35 (2.73%) Perl
8 34 (2.66%) Java
9 17 (1.33%) C
10 12 (0.94%) PHP
11 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.55%) Groovy
13 4 (0.31%) C++
13 4 (0.31%) Tcl
13 4 (0.31%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.16%) AWK
14 2 (0.16%) C#
14 2 (0.16%) sed
15 1 (0.078%) Korn
15 1 (0.078%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 732 (57.19%) Cisco Certification
2 577 (45.08%) CCNP
3 385 (30.08%) CCNA
4 300 (23.44%) CCIE
5 184 (14.38%) Degree
6 95 (7.42%) Security Cleared
7 61 (4.77%) SC Cleared
8 55 (4.30%) CCDP
9 51 (3.98%) CISSP
10 41 (3.20%) CCIE Data Center
10 41 (3.20%) CCIE Service Provider
11 38 (2.97%) CCSE
11 38 (2.97%) JNCIP
12 34 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 30 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (2.34%) PMI Certification
14 30 (2.34%) PMP
15 29 (2.27%) CCSA
16 27 (2.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.34%) SLA
4 17 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.55%) QA
8 4 (0.31%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.31%) PSD2
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) PMO
11 1 (0.078%) GDPR
11 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.078%) NIST 800
System Software
1 303 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (11.09%) Active Directory
3 52 (4.06%) VMware NSX
4 43 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.36%) vSphere
5 42 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 41 (3.20%) ProxySG
7 40 (3.13%) XenApp
8 39 (3.05%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (2.50%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.80%) Docker
11 18 (1.41%) XenServer
12 17 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (1.25%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.63%) NFS
15 7 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.55%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.23%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 89 (6.95%) Cisco Prime
2 79 (6.17%) Puppet
3 76 (5.94%) Ansible
4 67 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (5.00%) Terraform
6 45 (3.52%) vCenter Server
7 39 (3.05%) Nagios
7 39 (3.05%) vRealize
8 26 (2.03%) FortiGate
9 23 (1.80%) QRadar
10 21 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
11 18 (1.41%) SCOM
12 17 (1.33%) SCCM
13 16 (1.25%) CASB
14 15 (1.17%) SCVMM
14 15 (1.17%) Stealthwatch
15 14 (1.09%) Cisco CME
16 11 (0.86%) Kubernetes
17 9 (0.70%) WSUS
18 8 (0.63%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1,122 (87.66%) Cisco
2 530 (41.41%) CheckPoint
3 466 (36.41%) Juniper
4 461 (36.02%) VMware
5 306 (23.91%) Palo Alto
6 242 (18.91%) Fortinet
7 208 (16.25%) Citrix
8 202 (15.78%) Blue Coat
9 190 (14.84%) Microsoft
9 190 (14.84%) SolarWinds
10 184 (14.38%) HP
11 181 (14.14%) NetApp
12 173 (13.52%) Splunk
13 157 (12.27%) EMC
14 143 (11.17%) Dell
15 106 (8.28%) Meraki
16 89 (6.95%) Riverbed
17 84 (6.56%) Infoblox
18 83 (6.48%) Zscaler
19 78 (6.09%) McAfee