Period
to 26 March 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 468 410 362
Rank change year-on-year -58 -48 -2
Permanent jobs citing F5 890 1,303 1,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.74% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.69% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 669 852 1,098
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £33,690
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 62,422 77,211 75,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 44.12% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 48,034 61,165 60,767
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -0.22%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -53 844 £55,000 - 35
UK excluding London -50 537 £50,000 - 29
London -26 327 £63,750 +6.25% 8
South East -103 151 £51,250 +2.50% 13
North of England +90 138 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Midlands +20 98 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Yorkshire +68 83 £50,000 +19.05% 2
West Midlands +7 79 £57,500 +15.00% 3
East of England +19 63 £41,500 -36.15% 1
South West +6 54 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North West +35 50 £52,500 +24.26% 3
Scotland -25 24 £50,000 +11.73% 2
East Midlands +42 19 £42,500 - 1
North East +16 5 £65,000 - 2
Isle of Man +2 5 £45,000 -
Wales -9 4 £50,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 745 (83.71%) Cisco
2 536 (60.22%) Firewall
3 461 (51.80%) Cisco Certification
4 437 (49.10%) CheckPoint
5 396 (44.49%) CCNP
6 327 (36.74%) Juniper
7 301 (33.82%) Data Centre
8 288 (32.36%) Cisco ASA
9 286 (32.13%) WAN
10 256 (28.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 255 (28.65%) Load Balancing
12 249 (27.98%) Network Security
13 239 (26.85%) Palo Alto
14 221 (24.83%) VMware
15 214 (24.04%) CCIE
16 205 (23.03%) ITIL
16 205 (23.03%) BGP
17 204 (22.92%) OSPF
18 191 (21.46%) Wireless
19 189 (21.24%) LAN
20 186 (20.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 181 (20.34%) Microsoft
22 179 (20.11%) Windows
23 170 (19.10%) CCNA
24 167 (18.76%) Fortinet
25 163 (18.31%) VPN
26 162 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
27 157 (17.64%) Finance
28 145 (16.29%) MPLS
29 143 (16.07%) Security Cleared

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 54 (6.07%) IIS
2 40 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 36 (4.04%) Apache
4 21 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.69%) nginx
7 14 (1.57%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.35%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.79%) JBoss
9 7 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.56%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.45%) CMS
11 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.34%) WildFly
13 2 (0.22%) Confluence
14 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 126 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (6.63%) Office 365
4 28 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (2.70%) IaaS
6 23 (2.58%) PaaS
7 9 (1.01%) SaaS
8 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.56%) GitHub
10 4 (0.45%) Akamai
11 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.22%) Apigee
12 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.22%) Heroku
12 2 (0.22%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.11%) G Suite
13 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 536 (60.22%) Firewall
2 288 (32.36%) Cisco ASA
3 286 (32.13%) WAN
4 256 (28.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 249 (27.98%) Network Security
6 205 (23.03%) BGP
7 204 (22.92%) OSPF
8 191 (21.46%) Wireless
9 189 (21.24%) LAN
10 186 (20.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 163 (18.31%) VPN
12 145 (16.29%) MPLS
13 136 (15.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 130 (14.61%) DNS
15 126 (14.16%) BIG-IP
15 126 (14.16%) Cisco IOS
16 101 (11.35%) NX-OS
17 94 (10.56%) TCP/IP
18 90 (10.11%) NetScaler
19 77 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.25%) Big Data
3 15 (1.69%) Blockchain
3 15 (1.69%) MySQL
4 13 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.79%) Redis
7 6 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.45%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.34%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 15 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.67%) JIRA
6 4 (0.45%) Maven
6 4 (0.45%) Subversion
6 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.22%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.22%) Hudson
8 2 (0.22%) JMeter
8 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.11%) Babel
9 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Grunt
9 1 (0.11%) Selenium
9 1 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 157 (17.64%) Finance
2 51 (5.73%) Retail
3 47 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 45 (5.06%) Banking
5 40 (4.49%) Electronics
6 20 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (1.80%) Publishing
9 11 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.12%) Advertising
11 7 (0.79%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.67%) Legal
13 4 (0.45%) Back Office
13 4 (0.45%) Front Office
13 4 (0.45%) Law
14 3 (0.34%) Local Government
14 3 (0.34%) Marketing
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 402 (45.17%) Network Engineer
2 120 (13.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 114 (12.81%) Architect
4 102 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 89 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 89 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 84 (9.44%) Security Engineer
7 81 (9.10%) Network Architect
8 73 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
9 71 (7.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 70 (7.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 66 (7.42%) Network Support
12 63 (7.08%) Network Support Engineer
13 56 (6.29%) Consultant
14 40 (4.49%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 40 (4.49%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 40 (4.49%) Senior Security Engineer
15 38 (4.27%) Analyst
16 36 (4.04%) Juniper Engineer
16 36 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.82%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.46%) REST
3 12 (1.35%) Kafka
4 11 (1.24%) .NET
4 11 (1.24%) XMPP
5 10 (1.12%) LAMP
5 10 (1.12%) LDAP
6 8 (0.90%) Node.js
7 7 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (0.79%) JSON
7 7 (0.79%) Web Services
8 6 (0.67%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.67%) RESTful
9 5 (0.56%) Middleware
10 4 (0.45%) Protocol Buffers
10 4 (0.45%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.45%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.45%) XML
11 3 (0.34%) Spring
11 3 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 301 (33.82%) Data Centre
2 82 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.13%) PKI
6 14 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (1.57%) Private Cloud
6 14 (1.57%) Replication
6 14 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.35%) Fintech
9 10 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.90%) Clustering
12 7 (0.79%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.67%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 179 (20.11%) Windows
2 142 (15.96%) Linux
3 94 (10.56%) Windows Server
4 64 (7.19%) Unix
5 28 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.57%) CentOS
10 9 (1.01%) Debian
11 7 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.67%) CoreOS
12 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.45%) AIX
14 4 (0.45%) CatOS
14 4 (0.45%) Solaris
15 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (28.65%) Load Balancing
2 205 (23.03%) ITIL
3 162 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
4 105 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 87 (9.78%) Change Management
6 86 (9.66%) Network Design
7 80 (8.99%) Presales
8 72 (8.09%) Project Management
9 68 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
10 66 (7.42%) DevOps
10 66 (7.42%) Time Management
11 61 (6.85%) Service Delivery
12 59 (6.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 55 (6.18%) High Availability
14 53 (5.96%) Computer Science
15 52 (5.84%) Business Continuity
15 52 (5.84%) Network Management
16 44 (4.94%) Line Management
16 44 (4.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 39 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 78 (8.76%) PowerShell
2 74 (8.31%) Python
3 51 (5.73%) Bash Shell
4 33 (3.71%) SQL
5 23 (2.58%) Perl
6 17 (1.91%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.91%) Tcl
7 14 (1.57%) Ruby
8 12 (1.35%) R
9 11 (1.24%) Java
10 9 (1.01%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.90%) C
11 8 (0.90%) Groovy
12 6 (0.67%) Go
13 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.45%) VBScript
14 2 (0.22%) Elixir
15 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 461 (51.80%) Cisco Certification
2 396 (44.49%) CCNP
3 214 (24.04%) CCIE
4 170 (19.10%) CCNA
5 143 (16.07%) Security Cleared
6 125 (14.04%) SC Cleared
7 98 (11.01%) Degree
8 54 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 49 (5.51%) MCSE
10 45 (5.06%) CCSE
11 41 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 39 (4.38%) JNCIP
13 36 (4.04%) MCSA
14 34 (3.82%) CCSA
15 28 (3.15%) CCIE Security
16 23 (2.58%) JNCIA
17 21 (2.36%) JNCIE
18 17 (1.91%) CCDP
19 16 (1.80%) CISSP
20 15 (1.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.63%) SLA
2 50 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (3.93%) Cyber Essentials
3 35 (3.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 35 (3.93%) PMO
4 21 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.91%) GDPR
6 16 (1.80%) QA
7 13 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.22%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 126 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (11.35%) Hyper-V
3 94 (10.56%) Active Directory
4 42 (4.72%) Docker
5 34 (3.82%) VMware NSX
6 21 (2.36%) ProxySG
7 17 (1.91%) XenApp
8 11 (1.24%) vSphere
9 10 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.90%) Firmware
11 7 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.67%) iptables
13 5 (0.56%) NFS
13 5 (0.56%) Postfix
13 5 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.34%) NLBS
14 3 (0.34%) Xen
15 1 (0.11%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 65 (7.30%) SCVMM
2 53 (5.96%) SCCM
3 45 (5.06%) Ansible
4 34 (3.82%) FortiGate
5 31 (3.48%) Puppet
6 28 (3.15%) Kubernetes
7 23 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (2.58%) Cisco Prime
8 19 (2.13%) Nagios
9 18 (2.02%) Terraform
10 17 (1.91%) ArcSight ESM
11 14 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (1.46%) SCOM
13 11 (1.24%) Nessus
14 10 (1.12%) Netcool
14 10 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.79%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
16 6 (0.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 745 (83.71%) Cisco
2 437 (49.10%) CheckPoint
3 327 (36.74%) Juniper
4 239 (26.85%) Palo Alto
5 221 (24.83%) VMware
6 181 (20.34%) Microsoft
7 167 (18.76%) Fortinet
8 115 (12.92%) HP
9 113 (12.70%) Meraki
10 90 (10.11%) SolarWinds
11 86 (9.66%) Aruba
12 84 (9.44%) EMC
13 71 (7.98%) Blue Coat
14 69 (7.75%) NetApp
15 58 (6.52%) Dell
16 56 (6.29%) Splunk
17 54 (6.07%) Citrix
18 41 (4.61%) Mitel
19 37 (4.16%) Extreme Networks
20 29 (3.26%) Symantec