The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / West Midlands
Rank 171 218 202
Rank change year-on-year +47 -16  
Permanent jobs citing F5 35 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 0.91% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 11
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £64,250
UK excluding London median 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 vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2021 2753 2382
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 43.29% 44.79% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 2156 2004
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,575 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing F5 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire - 10 £45,000 -
Birmingham +21 9 £67,500 +3.84% 2
Worcestershire -4 6 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Solihull - 6 £37,500 -
Coventry +11 3 £54,000 -14.62%
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 70 (100.00%) Cisco
2 57 (81.43%) Firewall
3 54 (77.14%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (64.29%) CCNP
5 43 (61.43%) WAN
5 43 (61.43%) Load Balancing
6 38 (54.29%) LAN
7 37 (52.86%) CCNA
8 29 (41.43%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (40.00%) PCI DSS
10 25 (35.71%) OSPF
11 24 (34.29%) DNS
12 23 (32.86%) MPLS
12 23 (32.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (30.00%) HSRP
13 21 (30.00%) DMVPN
13 21 (30.00%) 802.1X
13 21 (30.00%) Cyberoam
13 21 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (30.00%) Network Security
13 21 (30.00%) BGP-4
13 21 (30.00%) IPv6
13 21 (30.00%) DHCP
14 20 (28.57%) Project Management
14 20 (28.57%) CheckPoint
14 20 (28.57%) SC Cleared
14 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
15 16 (22.86%) Fortinet
16 14 (20.00%) VoIP
16 14 (20.00%) CCIE

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) IaaS
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) PaaS
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (81.43%) Firewall
2 43 (61.43%) WAN
3 38 (54.29%) LAN
4 29 (41.43%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (35.71%) OSPF
6 24 (34.29%) DNS
7 23 (32.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (32.86%) MPLS
8 21 (30.00%) BGP-4
8 21 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
8 21 (30.00%) DHCP
8 21 (30.00%) DMVPN
8 21 (30.00%) HSRP
8 21 (30.00%) IPv6
8 21 (30.00%) Network Security
9 14 (20.00%) VoIP
9 14 (20.00%) VPN
10 12 (17.14%) ADSL
10 12 (17.14%) PSTN
10 12 (17.14%) X.25
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 23 (32.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 23 (32.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Switch Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Network Specialist
6 6 (8.57%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Presales Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Security Presales Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Technical Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Specialist
8 4 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) OAuth
2 1 (1.43%) OpenID
2 1 (1.43%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.43%) CMDB
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
1 4 (5.71%) Windows 10
1 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
1 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Solaris
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (61.43%) Load Balancing
2 20 (28.57%) Project Management
3 10 (14.29%) ITIL
4 9 (12.86%) Presales
5 6 (8.57%) Change Control
5 6 (8.57%) Line Management
6 5 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.71%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.71%) Threat Analysis
7 4 (5.71%) Workflow
8 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.29%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (4.29%) PRINCE
8 3 (4.29%) Service Management
9 2 (2.86%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (2.86%) Data Security
9 2 (2.86%) IT Strategy
Qualifications
1 54 (77.14%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (64.29%) CCNP
3 37 (52.86%) CCNA
4 20 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 14 (20.00%) CCIE
6 4 (5.71%) PMI Certification
6 4 (5.71%) PMP
7 2 (2.86%) CCDP
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) CCDA
8 1 (1.43%) CCSP
8 1 (1.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) GPG13
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (30.00%) Cyberoam
3 20 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 16 (22.86%) Fortinet
5 11 (15.71%) Juniper
6 7 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.57%) Brocade
7 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.14%) Aruba
8 5 (7.14%) Forcepoint
8 5 (7.14%) HP
8 5 (7.14%) Imperva
9 4 (5.71%) Huawei
10 2 (2.86%) VMware
11 1 (1.43%) Computacenter
11 1 (1.43%) EMC
11 1 (1.43%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.43%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.43%) Symantec
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