Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 630 482 537
Rank change year-on-year -148 +55 -65
Permanent jobs citing F5 425 214 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.11% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 279 160 518
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,475 £37,350
25th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -4.35%
75th Percentile £65,000 £85,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £97,500 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.00% - -9.09%

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 47,784 19,357 59,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.14% 39.62% 42.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31,668 15,371 45,529
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.53% +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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -172 331 £55,000 -21.43% 72
UK excluding London -58 294 £47,000 -6.00% 63
Work from Home -201 113 £50,000 -28.57% 10
London -239 98 £65,000 -23.53% 18
South East -104 94 £45,000 -30.77% 12
North of England -79 57 £55,000 -8.33% 19
South West -57 40 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Yorkshire -63 35 £55,000 +17.65% 7
Wales -21 31 £45,000 - 3
Scotland -73 29 £40,386 -20.03% 6
Midlands -100 29 £47,250 +45.03% 9
North West -100 20 £42,500 -29.17% 12
East Midlands -66 15 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East of England -84 14 £23,500 -55.24% 6
West Midlands -93 14 £47,250 +54.92% 5
North East - 2 £26,250 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 313 (73.65%) Cisco
2 244 (57.41%) Firewall
3 196 (46.12%) CheckPoint
4 131 (30.82%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (29.18%) Palo Alto
6 115 (27.06%) VMware
7 112 (26.35%) Linux
8 108 (25.41%) Azure
9 107 (25.18%) Network Security
10 105 (24.71%) LAN
10 105 (24.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 102 (24.00%) WAN
12 100 (23.53%) Juniper
13 96 (22.59%) Data Centre
14 90 (21.18%) VPN
15 88 (20.71%) CCNP
16 86 (20.24%) Fortinet
17 85 (20.00%) Load Balancing
18 84 (19.76%) Windows
19 82 (19.29%) Finance
20 81 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
21 78 (18.35%) Security Cleared
21 78 (18.35%) AWS
22 76 (17.88%) ITIL
23 75 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
24 72 (16.94%) Microsoft
25 66 (15.53%) Active Directory
26 65 (15.29%) DNS
27 60 (14.12%) McAfee
28 59 (13.88%) SC 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 17 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.53%) Apache
2 15 (3.53%) IIS
2 15 (3.53%) nginx
2 15 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.29%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.06%) Traefik
5 9 (2.12%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.18%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.94%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (8.47%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 108 (25.41%) Azure
2 78 (18.35%) AWS
3 19 (4.47%) OpenShift
4 16 (3.76%) GCP
5 15 (3.53%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (1.41%) Kong
7 5 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.18%) IaaS
8 4 (0.94%) PaaS
8 4 (0.94%) SaaS
8 4 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.71%) NuGet
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.47%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 244 (57.41%) Firewall
2 107 (25.18%) Network Security
3 105 (24.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 105 (24.71%) LAN
4 102 (24.00%) WAN
5 90 (21.18%) VPN
6 75 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 65 (15.29%) DNS
8 56 (13.18%) BIG-IP
9 50 (11.76%) Wireless
10 46 (10.82%) BGP
11 45 (10.59%) TCP/IP
12 44 (10.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 38 (8.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (8.71%) OSPF
15 30 (7.06%) SAN
16 28 (6.59%) NetScaler
17 25 (5.88%) VoIP
18 23 (5.41%) DHCP
18 23 (5.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.53%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.94%) DB2
4 4 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.24%) ArangoDB
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 24 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 18 (4.24%) Selenium
3 17 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.12%) JIRA
5 8 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.94%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.94%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.47%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.47%) Gatling
10 2 (0.47%) GitLab
10 2 (0.47%) LINQPad
10 2 (0.47%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.47%) Postman
10 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.47%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 82 (19.29%) Finance
2 53 (12.47%) Social Skills
3 40 (9.41%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.82%) Advertising
5 25 (5.88%) Public Sector
6 18 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.76%) Banking
7 16 (3.76%) Documentation Skills
8 13 (3.06%) Games
9 12 (2.82%) Electronics
9 12 (2.82%) Marketing
10 8 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.65%) Back Office
12 5 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (0.94%) Automotive
13 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.94%) Retail
14 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 108 (25.41%) Network Engineer
2 46 (10.82%) Consultant
3 41 (9.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 40 (9.41%) Security Engineer
5 35 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 34 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (7.29%) Architect
8 28 (6.59%) Firewall Engineer
9 27 (6.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 25 (5.88%) Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) Security Specialist
11 18 (4.24%) Senior Consultant
12 17 (4.00%) Network Analyst
12 17 (4.00%) Security Consultant
13 16 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
14 15 (3.53%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 15 (3.53%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
14 15 (3.53%) Senior Security Consultant
15 14 (3.29%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.29%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.71%) Middleware
2 17 (4.00%) LDAP
3 14 (3.29%) JMS
4 11 (2.59%) JSON
4 11 (2.59%) XML
5 7 (1.65%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.41%) Web Services
7 5 (1.18%) Kafka
8 4 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.71%) REST
9 3 (0.71%) RESTful
10 2 (0.47%) SOAP
10 2 (0.47%) XMPP
11 1 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 96 (22.59%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.12%) Cyberthreat
2 26 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 26 (6.12%) PKI
3 20 (4.71%) Private Cloud
4 15 (3.53%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.59%) Clustering
7 7 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.65%) Replication
7 7 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.41%) EFT
8 6 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
8 6 (1.41%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.41%) Social Media
8 6 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 112 (26.35%) Linux
2 84 (19.76%) Windows
3 42 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 39 (9.18%) Unix
5 20 (4.71%) CentOS
6 16 (3.76%) VyOS
7 10 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (1.88%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.65%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.41%) Check Point GAiA
12 5 (1.18%) Solaris
13 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.71%) AIX
14 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.47%) SUSE
15 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 76 (17.88%) ITIL
3 44 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (9.88%) Project Delivery
5 40 (9.41%) DevOps
6 39 (9.18%) Network Design
6 39 (9.18%) Patch Management
6 39 (9.18%) Service Management
7 36 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (7.76%) Change Management
9 32 (7.53%) Service Delivery
10 31 (7.29%) Information Security
11 29 (6.82%) High Availability
11 29 (6.82%) Presales
12 25 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (5.65%) Infrastructure Automation
14 23 (5.41%) Network Management
15 22 (5.18%) Risk Management
15 22 (5.18%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.12%) PowerShell
2 40 (9.41%) Python
3 24 (5.65%) Bash Shell
4 13 (3.06%) Perl
4 13 (3.06%) SQL
5 12 (2.82%) Java
6 8 (1.88%) C#
7 7 (1.65%) C
8 3 (0.71%) Go
9 2 (0.47%) C++
9 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.47%) VB
9 2 (0.47%) XPath
10 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 131 (30.82%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (20.71%) CCNP
3 78 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 59 (13.88%) SC Cleared
5 54 (12.71%) CCNA
6 34 (8.00%) CCIE
7 31 (7.29%) Degree
8 17 (4.00%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.29%) RHCE
10 10 (2.35%) CISSP
11 9 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (1.41%) CCDP
13 6 (1.41%) CCENT
13 6 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (0.94%) CCSP
14 4 (0.94%) CISA
14 4 (0.94%) HND
14 4 (0.94%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.71%) COBIT
4 15 (3.53%) SLA
5 5 (1.18%) GDPR
5 5 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.94%) GRC
6 4 (0.94%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (0.94%) ISO 31000
6 4 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (0.94%) NIST
7 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 81 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (15.53%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.35%) vSphere
4 26 (6.12%) Docker
5 18 (4.24%) XenApp
6 16 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.29%) ProxySG
7 14 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (3.06%) Hyper-V
8 13 (3.06%) VMware NSX
9 12 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.88%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.65%) NFS
11 7 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.94%) Ceph
12 4 (0.94%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.47%) Gluster
13 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (10.12%) Ansible
2 38 (8.94%) Puppet
3 30 (7.06%) Kubernetes
4 26 (6.12%) FortiGate
5 18 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.00%) SCCM
7 15 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
8 14 (3.29%) Terraform
9 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.88%) SCOM
10 8 (1.88%) WSUS
11 7 (1.65%) HAProxy
12 6 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (1.41%) Nagios
13 5 (1.18%) Packer
14 4 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.94%) Suricata
14 4 (0.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 313 (73.65%) Cisco
2 196 (46.12%) CheckPoint
3 124 (29.18%) Palo Alto
4 115 (27.06%) VMware
5 100 (23.53%) Juniper
6 86 (20.24%) Fortinet
7 72 (16.94%) Microsoft
8 60 (14.12%) McAfee
9 46 (10.82%) SolarWinds
10 39 (9.18%) Citrix
11 33 (7.76%) Dell
12 31 (7.29%) Zscaler
13 28 (6.59%) Avaya
13 28 (6.59%) Brocade
14 27 (6.35%) Red Hat
14 27 (6.35%) Symantec
15 26 (6.12%) Splunk
16 23 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
17 21 (4.94%) Apple
17 21 (4.94%) Blue Coat