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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 16 August 2022 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
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 690 656 536
Rank change year-on-year -34 -120 0
Permanent jobs citing F5 632 399 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.90% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 397 257 193
10th Percentile £40,300 £38,581 £38,750
25th Percentile £49,500 £42,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -18.52% +22.73%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.82% -14.09% +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 65,748 44,512 25,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.40% 38.62% 40.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,644 29,756 19,524
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,225 £39,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £46,340 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.58% -2.44% +5.56%

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 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 17 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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -23 530 £62,500 +13.64% 49
London +9 289 £65,000 - 21
UK excluding London -112 265 £50,000 +5.82% 34
Work from Home -83 259 £65,000 +18.18% 17
Midlands -17 67 £53,500 +13.23% 5
East of England -3 60 £50,000 +112.77% 4
West Midlands -25 52 £51,480 +8.95% 5
South East -90 52 £46,250 -18.14% 8
North of England -60 43 £57,500 +4.55% 8
Wales -20 19 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -52 18 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Yorkshire -42 17 £61,925 +12.59% 5
South West -26 13 £62,500 -1.19% 2
Scotland -57 13 £54,500 +11.79% 4
North East -2 8 £35,000 +33.33%
East Midlands -21 4 £60,000 +29.73%
Northern Ireland - 3 £65,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 469 (74.21%) Cisco
2 366 (57.91%) Firewall
3 277 (43.83%) CheckPoint
4 265 (41.93%) Cisco Certification
5 223 (35.28%) Palo Alto
6 211 (33.39%) WAN
7 206 (32.59%) Fortinet
7 206 (32.59%) AWS
8 195 (30.85%) Azure
9 183 (28.96%) Ansible
10 179 (28.32%) Python
10 179 (28.32%) CCNP
10 179 (28.32%) Finance
11 177 (28.01%) Load Balancing
12 175 (27.69%) ITIL
13 170 (26.90%) VMware
14 169 (26.74%) Data Centre
15 155 (24.53%) LAN
16 150 (23.73%) Social Skills
17 147 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
18 143 (22.63%) Wireless
19 139 (21.99%) VPN
20 137 (21.68%) DNS
21 133 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
22 128 (20.25%) Agile
22 128 (20.25%) BGP
23 127 (20.09%) Microsoft
24 123 (19.46%) Linux
25 120 (18.99%) Cisco Nexus
26 118 (18.67%) SD-WAN

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 45 (7.12%) Apache
2 34 (5.38%) nginx
3 33 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 30 (4.75%) WebSphere
5 25 (3.96%) IIS
5 25 (3.96%) OpenStack
6 18 (2.85%) Apache Spark
7 16 (2.53%) Confluence
8 15 (2.37%) Commerce Server
9 12 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.11%) Apache TomEE
11 5 (0.79%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.32%) SAS
14 2 (0.32%) Traefik
15 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.16%) iPlanet
15 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 31 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 206 (32.59%) AWS
2 195 (30.85%) Azure
3 47 (7.44%) OpenShift
4 37 (5.85%) IaaS
5 36 (5.70%) PaaS
6 27 (4.27%) Microsoft 365
7 24 (3.80%) GCP
8 22 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (3.32%) Mimecast
10 18 (2.85%) MinIO
10 18 (2.85%) SaaS
11 15 (2.37%) Serverless
12 10 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (1.27%) Akamai
13 8 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.11%) Apple Pay
14 7 (1.11%) Azure DevOps
14 7 (1.11%) Azure Monitor
14 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 366 (57.91%) Firewall
2 211 (33.39%) WAN
3 155 (24.53%) LAN
4 147 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
5 143 (22.63%) Wireless
6 139 (21.99%) VPN
7 137 (21.68%) DNS
8 128 (20.25%) BGP
9 120 (18.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 118 (18.67%) SD-WAN
11 105 (16.61%) MPLS
12 102 (16.14%) TCP/IP
13 99 (15.66%) OSPF
14 90 (14.24%) Network Security
15 87 (13.77%) BIG-IP
16 74 (11.71%) NetScaler
17 73 (11.55%) DHCP
18 70 (11.08%) SAN
19 68 (10.76%) Cisco ISE
20 63 (9.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.33%) Hadoop
2 33 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 28 (4.43%) NoSQL
4 24 (3.80%) MySQL
4 24 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (3.48%) ArangoDB
5 22 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.85%) Big Data
7 10 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 60 (9.49%) Jenkins
2 42 (6.65%) Git (software)
2 42 (6.65%) JIRA
3 39 (6.17%) GitLab
4 33 (5.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (3.80%) CircleCI
6 22 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (3.48%) Gradle
6 22 (3.48%) Maven
6 22 (3.48%) Travis CI
7 20 (3.16%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.74%) Fiddler
9 6 (0.95%) Robot Framework
10 5 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.47%) ERwin
12 2 (0.32%) Spinnaker
General
1 179 (28.32%) Finance
2 150 (23.73%) Social Skills
3 93 (14.72%) Banking
4 69 (10.92%) Telecoms
5 45 (7.12%) Presentation Skills
6 39 (6.17%) Documentation Skills
7 32 (5.06%) Advertising
8 27 (4.27%) Public Sector
9 26 (4.11%) Retail
10 19 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (2.69%) Law
12 13 (2.06%) Legal
13 10 (1.58%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
15 8 (1.27%) Publishing
16 6 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
17 5 (0.79%) Automotive
17 5 (0.79%) Marketing
18 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 291 (46.04%) Network Engineer
2 100 (15.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 80 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 77 (12.18%) Architect
5 46 (7.28%) Network Architect
6 43 (6.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (6.17%) Security Engineer
9 33 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
9 33 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 31 (4.91%) Analyst
11 26 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
13 23 (3.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.16%) Senior Architect
15 19 (3.01%) Network Security Engineer
15 19 (3.01%) Senior DevOps
15 19 (3.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.01%) Senior Security Engineer
16 18 (2.85%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.65%) LDAP
2 27 (4.27%) Middleware
3 24 (3.80%) LEMP Stack
4 22 (3.48%) Kafka
5 18 (2.85%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (2.85%) JMS
6 12 (1.90%) COM
7 11 (1.74%) JSON
7 11 (1.74%) RESTful
8 9 (1.42%) XML
9 8 (1.27%) Flash
10 6 (0.95%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.95%) REST
11 5 (0.79%) J2EE
12 4 (0.63%) SAML
13 3 (0.47%) ARM Templates
13 3 (0.47%) Jinja
14 2 (0.32%) .NET
14 2 (0.32%) Flask
14 2 (0.32%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 169 (26.74%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.70%) Private Cloud
3 34 (5.38%) Public Cloud
4 26 (4.11%) PKI
5 18 (2.85%) Social Media
5 18 (2.85%) Social Network
6 16 (2.53%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.74%) IVR
9 10 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.11%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.11%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.79%) User Experience
14 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (19.46%) Linux
2 105 (16.61%) Windows
3 53 (8.39%) CentOS
4 35 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (5.38%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.64%) Unix
7 20 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.79%) Android
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.32%) CatOS
13 2 (0.32%) Debian
13 2 (0.32%) Solaris
13 2 (0.32%) SUSE
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (28.01%) Load Balancing
2 175 (27.69%) ITIL
3 128 (20.25%) Agile
4 98 (15.51%) DevOps
5 91 (14.40%) Change Management
5 91 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 67 (10.60%) Network Virtualisation
7 66 (10.44%) Project Delivery
8 60 (9.49%) CI/CD
9 59 (9.34%) Service Delivery
10 54 (8.54%) Change Control
11 52 (8.23%) Presales
12 49 (7.75%) Configuration Management
13 48 (7.59%) Test Automation
14 47 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (7.28%) Containerisation
16 45 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (6.65%) Incident Management
18 40 (6.33%) Network Management
19 37 (5.85%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 179 (28.32%) Python
2 80 (12.66%) Bash
3 69 (10.92%) PowerShell
4 46 (7.28%) SQL
5 35 (5.54%) Go
6 32 (5.06%) Java
7 19 (3.01%) Groovy
8 14 (2.22%) Perl
9 4 (0.63%) C
10 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.16%) Tcl
12 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 265 (41.93%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (28.32%) CCNP
3 116 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 107 (16.93%) SC Cleared
5 104 (16.46%) CCIE
6 100 (15.82%) CCNA
7 75 (11.87%) Degree
8 29 (4.59%) CISSP
9 23 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (3.16%) CEH
10 20 (3.16%) CISA
10 20 (3.16%) CISM
11 18 (2.85%) RHCE
12 14 (2.22%) CCDP
13 11 (1.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 11 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.27%) MOS
15 6 (0.95%) CCIE Data Center
15 6 (0.95%) CCIE Service Provider
16 5 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (12.34%) SLA
2 20 (3.16%) NIST
3 12 (1.90%) GDPR
3 12 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.74%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.11%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.32%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) QA
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 133 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (16.30%) Active Directory
3 70 (11.08%) Docker
4 42 (6.65%) VMware NSX
4 42 (6.65%) vSphere
5 22 (3.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 19 (3.01%) Firmware
6 19 (3.01%) ProxySG
7 18 (2.85%) GlusterFS
8 12 (1.90%) Hyper-V
9 11 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.11%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.63%) Samba
13 3 (0.47%) XenApp
14 2 (0.32%) Dovecot
14 2 (0.32%) Gluster
14 2 (0.32%) OpenSSH
14 2 (0.32%) Postfix
14 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 183 (28.96%) Ansible
2 82 (12.97%) Kubernetes
3 53 (8.39%) Terraform
4 50 (7.91%) HAProxy
5 49 (7.75%) Puppet
6 46 (7.28%) FortiGate
7 36 (5.70%) Grafana
8 35 (5.54%) Prometheus
9 24 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (3.64%) CASB
11 14 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
12 13 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 13 (2.06%) Tivoli
12 13 (2.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 12 (1.90%) SCCM
14 11 (1.74%) Nagios
15 10 (1.58%) vCenter Server
15 10 (1.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 469 (74.21%) Cisco
2 277 (43.83%) CheckPoint
3 223 (35.28%) Palo Alto
4 206 (32.59%) Fortinet
5 170 (26.90%) VMware
6 127 (20.09%) Microsoft
7 103 (16.30%) Juniper
8 88 (13.92%) SolarWinds
9 82 (12.97%) Citrix
10 54 (8.54%) Aruba
11 50 (7.91%) Red Hat
12 49 (7.75%) Zscaler
13 48 (7.59%) HP
14 44 (6.96%) Arista
15 43 (6.80%) Splunk
16 40 (6.33%) Oracle
17 39 (6.17%) ServiceNow
18 36 (5.70%) Infoblox
19 33 (5.22%) Riverbed
20 30 (4.75%) Blue Coat