Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 522 516 443
Rank change year-on-year -6 -73 -9
Permanent jobs citing F5 251 737 1,191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.52% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.22% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 216 587 860
Median annual salary £67,500 £56,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.47% -1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £38,000
90th Percentile £91,875 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% +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 25,776 60,408 73,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.05% 42.45% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19,726 46,289 56,913
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +20 231 £70,000 +21.74% 55
London +119 143 £78,750 +12.50% 15
UK excluding London -23 105 £55,000 +7.84% 45
South East +91 41 £62,500 +13.64% 9
North of England +97 25 £51,000 - 9
Work from Home -16 24 £73,750 -4.84% 1
North West +108 19 £60,000 +17.65% 2
Midlands +60 12 £32,579 -45.70% 12
West Midlands +53 12 £32,579 -49.88% 10
Scotland +77 8 £52,500 +1.94% 3
Wales +41 8 £45,000 +5.26% 2
South West +65 6 £60,250 +33.89% 7
Yorkshire +91 5 £45,000 -13.46% 5
East of England +29 4 £67,500 +66.67% 3
North East +17 1 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Isle of Man -5 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 215 (85.66%) Cisco
2 175 (69.72%) Firewall
3 132 (52.59%) Cisco Certification
4 130 (51.79%) WAN
5 111 (44.22%) CheckPoint
6 108 (43.03%) Finance
7 101 (40.24%) Data Centre
8 100 (39.84%) LAN
9 99 (39.44%) Palo Alto
10 96 (38.25%) BGP
11 93 (37.05%) OSPF
12 85 (33.86%) CCNP
13 82 (32.67%) Network Security
14 79 (31.47%) Load Balancing
15 76 (30.28%) VPN
16 74 (29.48%) MPLS
17 73 (29.08%) Cisco Nexus
18 64 (25.50%) Fortinet
19 63 (25.10%) Wireless
20 62 (24.70%) VMware
21 60 (23.90%) TCP/IP
21 60 (23.90%) Linux
22 59 (23.51%) DNS
23 57 (22.71%) Azure
24 53 (21.12%) Cisco ASA
25 52 (20.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 52 (20.72%) Microsoft
26 51 (20.32%) CCNA
27 48 (19.12%) Juniper
28 47 (18.73%) AWS

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 15 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.99%) IIS
3 4 (1.59%) nginx
4 3 (1.20%) Apache
4 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.80%) Confluence
5 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (7.57%) MS Visio
2 13 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 57 (22.71%) Azure
2 47 (18.73%) AWS
3 14 (5.58%) IaaS
3 14 (5.58%) PaaS
4 8 (3.19%) SaaS
5 4 (1.59%) Office 365
6 3 (1.20%) GCP
7 2 (0.80%) Akamai
7 2 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.80%) Slack
8 1 (0.40%) Apigee
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Datadog
8 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Kong
8 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 175 (69.72%) Firewall
2 130 (51.79%) WAN
3 100 (39.84%) LAN
4 96 (38.25%) BGP
5 93 (37.05%) OSPF
6 82 (32.67%) Network Security
7 76 (30.28%) VPN
8 74 (29.48%) MPLS
9 73 (29.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 63 (25.10%) Wireless
11 60 (23.90%) TCP/IP
12 59 (23.51%) DNS
13 53 (21.12%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (20.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 40 (15.94%) DHCP
16 37 (14.74%) BIG-IP
17 33 (13.15%) Multicast
18 31 (12.35%) Cisco Wireless
19 30 (11.95%) Cisco ISE
20 29 (11.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.20%) Big Data
3 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.80%) Redis
5 1 (0.40%) Aerospike
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (3.19%) Selenium
5 7 (2.79%) JIRA
6 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.80%) Maven
7 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.40%) Ant
8 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.40%) GitLab
8 1 (0.40%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 108 (43.03%) Finance
2 25 (9.96%) Banking
3 19 (7.57%) Financial Institution
4 15 (5.98%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.79%) Advertising
7 4 (1.59%) Japanese Language
7 4 (1.59%) Korean Language
8 3 (1.20%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.80%) Games
9 2 (0.80%) Legal
9 2 (0.80%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (57.37%) Network Engineer
2 78 (31.08%) Senior Network Engineer
3 32 (12.75%) Architect
4 24 (9.56%) Network Architect
5 19 (7.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (7.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (6.77%) Consultant
6 17 (6.77%) Security Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Operations Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (4.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.38%) Network Manager
10 10 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.59%) Network Support
11 9 (3.59%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (3.19%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.55%) 802.1X
2 14 (5.58%) XMPP
3 8 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.19%) YAML
4 7 (2.79%) JSON
4 7 (2.79%) Middleware
5 6 (2.39%) CSS
6 4 (1.59%) Web Services
7 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.20%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.80%) .NET
8 2 (0.80%) LDAP
8 2 (0.80%) OAuth
8 2 (0.80%) XML
9 1 (0.40%) HTML
9 1 (0.40%) Java EE
9 1 (0.40%) LAMP
9 1 (0.40%) OpenID
9 1 (0.40%) RESTful
9 1 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (40.24%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.96%) Public Cloud
3 23 (9.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.38%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.59%) PKI
9 3 (1.20%) CESG
9 3 (1.20%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.40%) Handset
11 1 (0.40%) IVR
11 1 (0.40%) Online Games
11 1 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.90%) Linux
2 29 (11.55%) Windows
3 21 (8.37%) Unix
4 16 (6.37%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.79%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.39%) VyOS
8 2 (0.80%) Solaris
9 1 (0.40%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.40%) Debian
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (31.47%) Load Balancing
2 46 (18.33%) Network Design
3 44 (17.53%) ITIL
4 40 (15.94%) DevOps
5 24 (9.56%) Network Architecture
6 21 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (8.37%) Kalman Filter
6 21 (8.37%) Project Delivery
7 20 (7.97%) Migration
8 17 (6.77%) Change Management
8 17 (6.77%) ITIL V3
8 17 (6.77%) Network Virtualisation
9 16 (6.37%) Change Control
9 16 (6.37%) High Availability
10 15 (5.98%) WAN Optimisation
11 14 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (4.78%) Information Security
12 12 (4.78%) Infrastructure Automation
12 12 (4.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.13%) Python
2 19 (7.57%) Bash Shell
2 19 (7.57%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.19%) ActionScript
4 7 (2.79%) SQL
5 3 (1.20%) Java
5 3 (1.20%) Perl
5 3 (1.20%) Ruby
6 2 (0.80%) C
6 2 (0.80%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) Go
7 1 (0.40%) Groovy
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (52.59%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (33.86%) CCNP
3 51 (20.32%) CCNA
4 39 (15.54%) CCIE
5 19 (7.57%) Degree
6 11 (4.38%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.98%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.59%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (3.19%) CCSA
10 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.39%) CCDE
11 6 (2.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (1.99%) CCDP
12 5 (1.99%) CCVP
12 5 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.59%) CCSE
13 4 (1.59%) CISSP
13 4 (1.59%) MCSE
13 4 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.59%) GDPR
1 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.80%) NIST
2 2 (0.80%) NIST 800
2 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.80%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.77%) VMware NSX
4 14 (5.58%) Docker
5 8 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.19%) XenApp
6 7 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.20%) NFS
8 3 (1.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.40%) KVM
9 1 (0.40%) LXC
9 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (16.33%) Ansible
2 22 (8.76%) Puppet
3 16 (6.37%) FortiGate
4 14 (5.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (3.19%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (2.79%) Nagios
9 6 (2.39%) Prometheus
9 6 (2.39%) Terraform
10 5 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.99%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.20%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.20%) SCCM
11 3 (1.20%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.80%) Grafana
12 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.80%) SCOM
12 2 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 215 (85.66%) Cisco
2 111 (44.22%) CheckPoint
3 99 (39.44%) Palo Alto
4 64 (25.50%) Fortinet
5 62 (24.70%) VMware
6 52 (20.72%) Microsoft
7 48 (19.12%) Juniper
8 34 (13.55%) Citrix
9 24 (9.56%) Infoblox
9 24 (9.56%) SolarWinds
10 20 (7.97%) Arista
10 20 (7.97%) HP
10 20 (7.97%) Splunk
11 18 (7.17%) Meraki
12 17 (6.77%) ForeScout
13 16 (6.37%) Riverbed
14 12 (4.78%) Brocade
15 10 (3.98%) Dell
15 10 (3.98%) Nokia
16 8 (3.19%) Red Hat