Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 January 2022 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 > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 394 306 242
Rank change year-on-year -88 -64 +4
Permanent jobs citing F5 163 39 42
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.55% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.48% 0.91% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 135 38 39
10th Percentile - £41,250 £56,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £48,750 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -11.11% +8.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 -
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +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 WFH option and a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 11,010 4,267 2,987
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.14% 38.17% 41.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,245 3,741 2,583
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

F5
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

F5 trend for jobs with a WFH option

F5
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing F5.

F5 salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

F5
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing F5 over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

F5 salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, F5 job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for F5.

1 130 (79.75%) Cisco
2 106 (65.03%) Firewall
3 81 (49.69%) CheckPoint
4 70 (42.94%) Palo Alto
5 61 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (34.36%) Juniper
7 50 (30.67%) WAN
8 48 (29.45%) Fortinet
9 42 (25.77%) SC Cleared
9 42 (25.77%) Security Cleared
9 42 (25.77%) Azure
10 41 (25.15%) Network Security
11 39 (23.93%) Linux
11 39 (23.93%) DevOps
12 38 (23.31%) Load Balancing
13 36 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (22.09%) McAfee
13 36 (22.09%) Splunk
14 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
15 34 (20.86%) CCNP
16 33 (20.25%) DNS
17 32 (19.63%) AWS
18 31 (19.02%) LAN
18 31 (19.02%) VMware
18 31 (19.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 29 (17.79%) ITIL
20 28 (17.18%) Python
20 28 (17.18%) Cisco Nexus
21 27 (16.56%) Data Centre
21 27 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 23 (14.11%) nginx
2 15 (9.20%) IIS
3 5 (3.07%) Apache
3 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.77%) Azure
2 32 (19.63%) AWS
3 10 (6.13%) GCP
4 7 (4.29%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.23%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.61%) Apigee
6 1 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.61%) IaaS
6 1 (0.61%) MinIO
6 1 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (65.03%) Firewall
2 50 (30.67%) WAN
3 41 (25.15%) Network Security
4 36 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (20.25%) DNS
6 31 (19.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 31 (19.02%) LAN
7 28 (17.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (15.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 24 (14.72%) BGP
10 20 (12.27%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (8.59%) OSPF
11 14 (8.59%) Wireless
12 13 (7.98%) VPN
13 10 (6.13%) Cisco Wireless
13 10 (6.13%) NetScaler
14 9 (5.52%) SAN
15 8 (4.91%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (4.91%) DHCP
16 7 (4.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.23%) ArangoDB
3 2 (1.23%) DB2
3 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.13%) JIRA
1 10 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.52%) Selenium
3 8 (4.91%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.91%) SonarQube
4 7 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.23%) Cypress.io
7 2 (1.23%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.23%) Gatling
7 2 (1.23%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.23%) JMeter
7 2 (1.23%) LINQPad
7 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.23%) Maven
7 2 (1.23%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.23%) Postman
7 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.23%) WebLOAD
General
1 21 (12.88%) Finance
2 17 (10.43%) Advertising
3 14 (8.59%) Social Skills
4 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.29%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (3.07%) Back Office
6 5 (3.07%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (23.31%) Security Engineer
2 35 (21.47%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (20.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 34 (20.86%) Firewall Engineer
4 30 (18.40%) Network Engineer
5 24 (14.72%) Architect
6 22 (13.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 19 (11.66%) Site Engineer
8 14 (8.59%) Network Architect
9 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (6.75%) Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Consultant
10 11 (6.75%) Network Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Senior Network Analyst
11 9 (5.52%) Information Security Specialist
11 9 (5.52%) Information Specialist
11 9 (5.52%) Security Operations Specialist
11 9 (5.52%) Security Specialist
12 8 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.52%) Middleware
2 5 (3.07%) XML
3 4 (2.45%) JMS
3 4 (2.45%) JSON
4 2 (1.23%) CSS
4 2 (1.23%) Kafka
4 2 (1.23%) REST
4 2 (1.23%) SOAP
4 2 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) Ajax
5 1 (0.61%) EJB
5 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.61%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) Java EE
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
5 1 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.61%) Spring
5 1 (0.61%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.61%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.56%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.98%) Private Cloud
4 10 (6.13%) Public Cloud
5 9 (5.52%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (4.91%) Driving Licence
6 8 (4.91%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (4.91%) Smartcard
7 6 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.84%) EFT
10 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.23%) PKI
10 2 (1.23%) Replication
11 1 (0.61%) Blog
11 1 (0.61%) DataPower
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.93%) Linux
2 20 (12.27%) Windows
3 18 (11.04%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.75%) CentOS
5 10 (6.13%) Unix
6 8 (4.91%) Solaris
7 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.29%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.93%) DevOps
2 38 (23.31%) Load Balancing
3 29 (17.79%) ITIL
4 26 (15.95%) CI/CD
5 25 (15.34%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 22 (13.50%) Software Delivery
7 19 (11.66%) Fintech
7 19 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (11.04%) Information Security
9 15 (9.20%) Service Delivery
10 14 (8.59%) Patch Management
11 12 (7.36%) Computer Science
11 12 (7.36%) ITSM
11 12 (7.36%) Network Design
11 12 (7.36%) Presales
12 11 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (6.75%) High Availability
13 10 (6.13%) Network Management
13 10 (6.13%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.18%) Python
2 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
3 22 (13.50%) SQL
4 20 (12.27%) Bash
4 20 (12.27%) Perl
5 15 (9.20%) Java
6 10 (6.13%) C#
7 2 (1.23%) C
7 2 (1.23%) C++
7 2 (1.23%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) XPath
8 1 (0.61%) Go
8 1 (0.61%) Groovy
8 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (25.77%) SC Cleared
2 42 (25.77%) Security Cleared
3 34 (20.86%) CCNP
4 15 (9.20%) Degree
5 12 (7.36%) CCIE
6 11 (6.75%) CCNA
7 9 (5.52%) CCDP
7 9 (5.52%) CISSP
8 8 (4.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (4.91%) CCSP
8 8 (4.91%) CISA
8 8 (4.91%) CISM
8 8 (4.91%) CLAS
8 8 (4.91%) CREST Certified
8 8 (4.91%) IISP
9 4 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.45%) RHCE
10 1 (0.61%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (10.43%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.52%) COBIT
3 8 (4.91%) GDPR
3 8 (4.91%) GRC
3 8 (4.91%) ISAE 3402
3 8 (4.91%) ISO 31000
3 8 (4.91%) ISO 9001
3 8 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 8 (4.91%) NIST
3 8 (4.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.84%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.04%) vSphere
3 12 (7.36%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.13%) XenApp
4 10 (6.13%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.91%) ISA Server
6 7 (4.29%) Docker
6 7 (4.29%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (14.11%) HAProxy
2 12 (7.36%) FortiGate
3 9 (5.52%) Puppet
4 8 (4.91%) Ansible
4 8 (4.91%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.91%) Nessus
4 8 (4.91%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 4 (2.45%) Grafana
6 3 (1.84%) Terraform
7 2 (1.23%) Nagios
7 2 (1.23%) nmon
7 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.23%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.61%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.61%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (79.75%) Cisco
2 81 (49.69%) CheckPoint
3 70 (42.94%) Palo Alto
4 56 (34.36%) Juniper
5 48 (29.45%) Fortinet
6 36 (22.09%) McAfee
6 36 (22.09%) Splunk
7 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
8 31 (19.02%) VMware
9 19 (11.66%) SolarWinds
10 14 (8.59%) Avaya
11 13 (7.98%) Brocade
12 12 (7.36%) Citrix
13 11 (6.75%) Red Hat
13 11 (6.75%) Zscaler
14 10 (6.13%) Aruba
14 10 (6.13%) HP
14 10 (6.13%) Imperva
14 10 (6.13%) Oracle
15 9 (5.52%) ServiceNow