Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 437 353 373
Rank change year-on-year -84 +20 +1
Permanent jobs citing F5 1243 1659 1871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.87% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 1.99% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1282 1479
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £36,200
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 80222 83400 100341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.53% 43.86% 45.75%
Number of salaries quoted 62076 67337 81724
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -77 1136 £55,000 - 42
UK excluding London -50 825 £49,000 -2.00% 27
London -70 389 £60,000 - 19
South East -56 341 £49,500 -5.71% 12
North of England +1 157 £45,000 - 4
Midlands +37 103 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England -29 95 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North West +32 80 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire -3 72 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -3 65 £52,500 +10.53%
South West +32 64 £45,000 -0.55% 2
Scotland -15 59 £50,000 - 3
Wales +19 42 £47,500 +5.56% 1
East Midlands +45 38 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North East +11 5 £65,000 +150.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1043 (83.91%) Cisco
2 812 (65.33%) Firewall
3 649 (52.21%) Cisco Certification
4 628 (50.52%) CheckPoint
5 522 (42.00%) CCNP
6 521 (41.91%) Juniper
7 482 (38.78%) WAN
8 423 (34.03%) Cisco ASA
9 387 (31.13%) Data Centre
10 369 (29.69%) LAN
11 361 (29.04%) BGP
12 350 (28.16%) VPN
13 341 (27.43%) Load Balancing
14 339 (27.27%) MPLS
15 332 (26.71%) ITIL
16 327 (26.31%) Palo Alto
17 326 (26.23%) OSPF
18 324 (26.07%) VMware
19 319 (25.66%) Windows
20 313 (25.18%) Network Security
21 294 (23.65%) Linux
22 266 (21.40%) CCNA
23 261 (21.00%) Cisco Nexus
24 257 (20.68%) Finance
25 252 (20.27%) TCP/IP
26 249 (20.03%) Wireless
27 233 (18.74%) DNS
28 223 (17.94%) Microsoft
29 216 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
30 199 (16.01%) Fortinet

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 85 (6.84%) MS Exchange
2 61 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (3.70%) IIS
4 34 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (2.65%) Apache
6 32 (2.57%) Skype for Business
7 29 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.37%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.97%) JBoss
11 11 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.80%) nginx
13 9 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.40%) iPlanet
16 5 (0.40%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 104 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.45%) Office 365
4 16 (1.29%) SaaS
4 16 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (0.80%) IaaS
6 9 (0.72%) PaaS
7 6 (0.48%) Bluemix
7 6 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.32%) GitHub
8 4 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.24%) Akamai
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.080%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 812 (65.33%) Firewall
2 482 (38.78%) WAN
3 423 (34.03%) Cisco ASA
4 369 (29.69%) LAN
5 361 (29.04%) BGP
6 350 (28.16%) VPN
7 339 (27.27%) MPLS
8 326 (26.23%) OSPF
9 313 (25.18%) Network Security
10 261 (21.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 252 (20.27%) TCP/IP
12 249 (20.03%) Wireless
13 233 (18.74%) DNS
14 194 (15.61%) EIGRP
15 171 (13.76%) IPsec
16 166 (13.35%) BIG-IP
17 153 (12.31%) SSL
18 146 (11.75%) Cisco IOS
18 146 (11.75%) DHCP
19 139 (11.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.53%) MySQL
4 16 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 12 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.40%) Big Data
10 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.24%) Redis
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.080%) Ingres
12 1 (0.080%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.080%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.080%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.080%) Riak
Development Applications
1 31 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.21%) Maven
4 10 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.48%) Grunt
6 6 (0.48%) gulp
6 6 (0.48%) JUnit
6 6 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (0.48%) PhantomJS
7 5 (0.40%) JIRA
7 5 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.40%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.32%) Subversion
8 4 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.24%) Ant
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 257 (20.68%) Finance
2 73 (5.87%) Banking
3 65 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.14%) Law
5 38 (3.06%) Financial Institution
6 34 (2.74%) German Language
7 28 (2.25%) Retail
8 27 (2.17%) Investment Banking
9 26 (2.09%) French Language
9 26 (2.09%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.93%) Digital Economy
11 21 (1.69%) Games
12 19 (1.53%) Marketing
13 17 (1.37%) Back Office
14 16 (1.29%) Electronics
14 16 (1.29%) Legal
15 13 (1.05%) Billing
16 7 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 502 (40.39%) Network Engineer
2 187 (15.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 139 (11.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 130 (10.46%) Analyst
5 126 (10.14%) Security Engineer
6 122 (9.81%) Support Engineer
7 121 (9.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 104 (8.37%) Consultant
9 96 (7.72%) Architect
10 87 (7.00%) Security Analyst
11 82 (6.60%) Network Support
12 70 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
13 66 (5.31%) Network Support Engineer
14 62 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 61 (4.91%) Network Analyst
16 57 (4.59%) Network Architect
17 52 (4.18%) Network Security Analyst
18 46 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 46 (3.70%) Administrator
19 43 (3.46%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.98%) XML
2 32 (2.57%) 802.1X
3 31 (2.49%) HTML
4 24 (1.93%) CSS
5 18 (1.45%) Web Services
6 17 (1.37%) JSON
6 17 (1.37%) REST
7 15 (1.21%) .NET
8 14 (1.13%) Middleware
9 13 (1.05%) J2EE
10 10 (0.80%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.72%) SailPoint
12 8 (0.64%) Ajax
12 8 (0.64%) GWT
12 8 (0.64%) J2SE
12 8 (0.64%) OAuth
12 8 (0.64%) OpenID
12 8 (0.64%) SAML
12 8 (0.64%) Spring
12 8 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 387 (31.13%) Data Centre
2 98 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (5.95%) Clustering
4 34 (2.74%) Virtual Team
5 33 (2.65%) PKI
6 32 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
7 30 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
8 29 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.85%) User Experience
10 20 (1.61%) FlexPod
11 19 (1.53%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.29%) Fintech
14 14 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
15 12 (0.97%) CESG
16 11 (0.88%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 10 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 319 (25.66%) Windows
2 294 (23.65%) Linux
3 150 (12.07%) Unix
4 137 (11.02%) Windows Server
5 94 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (3.62%) Solaris
10 28 (2.25%) CentOS
10 28 (2.25%) Windows 2000
11 14 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.88%) AIX
12 11 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.80%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.64%) Kali Linux
15 7 (0.56%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.48%) Debian
17 5 (0.40%) HPUX
17 5 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (27.43%) Load Balancing
2 332 (26.71%) ITIL
3 112 (9.01%) Network Design
4 110 (8.85%) Presales
5 108 (8.69%) Service Delivery
6 106 (8.53%) Network Management
7 97 (7.80%) Network Monitoring
8 90 (7.24%) Change Management
9 79 (6.36%) Mentoring
10 70 (5.63%) Project Management
11 67 (5.39%) SIEM
12 65 (5.23%) Incident Management
13 63 (5.07%) Service Management
14 60 (4.83%) Change Control
14 60 (4.83%) High Availability
15 58 (4.67%) Information Security
16 56 (4.51%) E-Commerce
17 54 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
18 49 (3.94%) Cybersecurity
18 49 (3.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 81 (6.52%) Python
2 76 (6.11%) SQL
3 66 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 50 (4.02%) Bash Shell
5 37 (2.98%) Java
5 37 (2.98%) Perl
6 23 (1.85%) Ruby
7 19 (1.53%) Tcl
8 11 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.64%) Groovy
9 8 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.56%) C-shell
10 7 (0.56%) Korn
11 6 (0.48%) Go
12 4 (0.32%) C
13 2 (0.16%) PHP
13 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.16%) VB
14 1 (0.080%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 649 (52.21%) Cisco Certification
2 522 (42.00%) CCNP
3 266 (21.40%) CCNA
4 180 (14.48%) CCIE
5 99 (7.96%) Degree
6 97 (7.80%) CCSA
7 94 (7.56%) CCSE
8 89 (7.16%) Security Cleared
9 72 (5.79%) SC Cleared
10 50 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 49 (3.94%) JNCIP
12 44 (3.54%) MCSE
13 40 (3.22%) CISSP
14 39 (3.14%) CCDP
15 38 (3.06%) CCDA
16 34 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 32 (2.57%) Check Point Certification
18 28 (2.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
19 27 (2.17%) JNCIS
20 26 (2.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.37%) SLA
2 33 (2.65%) QA
3 27 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.13%) PMO
6 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.48%) COBIT
7 6 (0.48%) FISMA
8 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 216 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 151 (12.15%) Active Directory
3 71 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.34%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (3.78%) vSphere
6 25 (2.01%) XenApp
7 24 (1.93%) Docker
8 17 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.29%) KVM
9 16 (1.29%) ProxySG
9 16 (1.29%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 13 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (0.97%) vCloud
12 11 (0.88%) NFS
13 10 (0.80%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.80%) XenServer
14 9 (0.72%) OpenSIPS
14 9 (0.72%) Xen
15 8 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (5.23%) Cisco Prime
2 46 (3.70%) Nagios
3 44 (3.54%) Ansible
3 44 (3.54%) FortiGate
4 41 (3.30%) Puppet
5 39 (3.14%) vCenter Server
6 33 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (2.49%) Backup Exec
8 30 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 28 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 28 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 26 (2.09%) SCCM
11 25 (2.01%) SCOM
12 20 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
13 19 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
14 18 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (1.29%) Terraform
16 15 (1.21%) Cacti
17 14 (1.13%) WSUS
18 10 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1043 (83.91%) Cisco
2 628 (50.52%) CheckPoint
3 521 (41.91%) Juniper
4 327 (26.31%) Palo Alto
5 324 (26.07%) VMware
6 223 (17.94%) Microsoft
7 199 (16.01%) Fortinet
8 167 (13.44%) Blue Coat
9 160 (12.87%) SolarWinds
10 148 (11.91%) HP
11 138 (11.10%) Citrix
12 101 (8.13%) Riverbed
13 78 (6.28%) Aruba
14 68 (5.47%) Red Hat
15 67 (5.39%) Brocade
16 66 (5.31%) NetApp
17 56 (4.51%) Sourcefire
18 50 (4.02%) Meraki
19 49 (3.94%) Forcepoint
20 46 (3.70%) EMC