The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 826 828 799
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Permanent jobs citing Network Load Balancing 66 68 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.061% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.074% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 45 60 79
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £57,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK.

Network Load Balancing Salary Trend in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Network Load Balancing Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 64 £42,500 +4.93% 8
London +61 36 £53,750 +27.97% 1
City of London +15 11 £67,500 +14.89%
East of England +18 9 £32,500 - 2
South East -24 8 £40,000 -
East Midlands +15 5 £37,500 -21.05%
Surrey - 5 £40,000 -
Woking - 5 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire +21 4 £32,500 -
Leicester +17 4 £36,250 +27.19%
Leicestershire +15 4 £36,250 +27.19%
Luton +4 4 £32,500 -
Yorkshire -6 4 £45,000 -21.73% 3
West Yorkshire -10 4 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Leeds 0 3 £57,500 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £42,500 +6.25%
West Sussex -1 1 £40,000 -
Worthing -8 1 £40,000 -
South West -27 1 £42,500 +51.78%
West Midlands -38 1 £47,500 +50.79% 2
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £42,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Linlithgow - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £47,500 - 2
Stafford - 1 £47,500 - 2

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Network Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Load Balancing.

1 99 (60.37%) Cisco
2 96 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 86 (52.44%) Windows
4 71 (43.29%) Active Directory
5 68 (41.46%) Firewall
6 65 (39.63%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (39.02%) Clustering
8 58 (35.37%) WAN
9 57 (34.76%) MS Exchange
10 54 (32.93%) DNS
11 49 (29.88%) Hyper-V
12 48 (29.27%) SQL Server
12 48 (29.27%) VMware
13 47 (28.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (27.44%) Network Monitoring
15 43 (26.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (26.22%) DHCP
15 43 (26.22%) CheckPoint
16 42 (25.61%) HP
16 42 (25.61%) LAN
17 41 (25.00%) ITIL
17 41 (25.00%) SAN
18 40 (24.39%) CCNA
18 40 (24.39%) BGP
18 40 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
19 39 (23.78%) Dell
20 38 (23.17%) CCNP
21 37 (22.56%) TCP/IP
22 36 (21.95%) SolarWinds
22 36 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Network Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 57 (34.76%) MS Exchange
2 40 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (17.68%) IIS
4 24 (14.63%) SharePoint
4 24 (14.63%) Lync
5 18 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (10.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (7.93%) Apache
8 12 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (6.10%) Tomcat
10 9 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (1.22%) Node.js
13 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (1.22%) nginx
13 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
13 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.32%) MS Office
3 10 (6.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.27%) Office 365
3 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (41.46%) Firewall
2 58 (35.37%) WAN
3 54 (32.93%) DNS
4 43 (26.22%) DHCP
5 42 (25.61%) LAN
6 41 (25.00%) SAN
7 40 (24.39%) BGP
8 37 (22.56%) TCP/IP
9 36 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (20.12%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (20.12%) OSPF
11 31 (18.90%) Wireless
12 28 (17.07%) VPN
13 24 (14.63%) Internet
14 22 (13.41%) VoIP
15 21 (12.80%) Unified Communications
16 20 (12.20%) IP Telephony
17 17 (10.37%) EIGRP
17 17 (10.37%) SSL
18 15 (9.15%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 29 (17.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.66%) MySQL
5 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.83%) DTS
8 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 30 (18.29%) Finance
2 13 (7.93%) Financial Institution
3 10 (6.10%) Back Office
3 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.88%) Banking
5 5 (3.05%) Retail
6 4 (2.44%) Publishing
7 2 (1.22%) Local Government
7 2 (1.22%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) International Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (17.68%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.24%) Analyst
2 25 (15.24%) Systems Engineer
3 21 (12.80%) Architect
4 16 (9.76%) Network Analyst
5 15 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.93%) Administrator
7 12 (7.32%) Team Leader
7 12 (7.32%) DBA
8 11 (6.71%) SQL DBA
9 10 (6.10%) Server Engineer
9 10 (6.10%) Exchange Engineer
10 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (5.49%) Exchange Specialist
10 9 (5.49%) Messaging Specialist
10 9 (5.49%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Specialist
11 8 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) Technical Architect
12 7 (4.27%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.93%) Web Services
2 12 (7.32%) XML
3 9 (5.49%) .NET
4 6 (3.66%) J2EE
4 6 (3.66%) HTML
5 5 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.44%) JSP
7 3 (1.83%) WSH
7 3 (1.83%) LAMP
8 2 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.22%) jQuery
8 2 (1.22%) RESTful
8 2 (1.22%) HTML5
8 2 (1.22%) Memcached
8 2 (1.22%) AppFabric
8 2 (1.22%) CSS3
8 2 (1.22%) CSS
9 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (39.02%) Clustering
2 20 (12.20%) Replication
3 16 (9.76%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.71%) EqualLogic
5 6 (3.66%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.66%) PKI
6 5 (3.05%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (2.44%) Statistics
7 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.22%) RIA
8 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.22%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 86 (52.44%) Windows
2 47 (28.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (9.76%) Linux
5 9 (5.49%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.44%) Network Monitoring
2 41 (25.00%) ITIL
3 28 (17.07%) Migration
4 17 (10.37%) Project Management
4 17 (10.37%) Change Control
5 16 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (9.76%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
7 14 (8.54%) Database Security
7 14 (8.54%) Service Delivery
8 13 (7.93%) Service Management
8 13 (7.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (7.93%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (7.32%) Low Latency
10 11 (6.71%) Mentoring
10 11 (6.71%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.49%) Database Tuning
13 8 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.73%) PowerShell
2 30 (18.29%) SQL
3 15 (9.15%) Java
4 14 (8.54%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.66%) PHP
6 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.83%) VBScript
7 2 (1.22%) Python
7 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.22%) C
7 2 (1.22%) C#
7 2 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (39.63%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (24.39%) CCNA
3 38 (23.17%) CCNP
4 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.32%) CCSA
6 10 (6.10%) MCSE
6 10 (6.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (5.49%) CCIE
7 9 (5.49%) CCSP
7 9 (5.49%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (5.49%) CCVP
7 9 (5.49%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (4.88%) MCSA
9 6 (3.66%) Degree
10 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.83%) CCSE
12 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.24%) SLA
2 16 (9.76%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (43.29%) Active Directory
2 49 (29.88%) Hyper-V
3 43 (26.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (15.85%) VMware ESX
5 14 (8.54%) vSphere
6 12 (7.32%) XenDesktop
7 10 (6.10%) XenApp
7 10 (6.10%) ISA Server
8 9 (5.49%) XenServer
9 6 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.66%) NFS
10 3 (1.83%) Firmware
10 3 (1.83%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (11.59%) SCCM
2 16 (9.76%) SCOM
3 14 (8.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (8.54%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (7.93%) WSUS
5 12 (7.32%) CiscoWorks
6 10 (6.10%) HP SIM
7 9 (5.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (5.49%) OpenView
8 7 (4.27%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.44%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.44%) Netcool
9 4 (2.44%) Hyperic
9 4 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.22%) XenMobile
10 2 (1.22%) Nagios
10 2 (1.22%) vMotion
11 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 99 (60.37%) Cisco
2 96 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 48 (29.27%) VMware
4 43 (26.22%) CheckPoint
5 42 (25.61%) HP
6 39 (23.78%) Dell
7 36 (21.95%) SolarWinds
8 31 (18.90%) F5
9 27 (16.46%) Citrix
10 18 (10.98%) Postini
11 15 (9.15%) EMC
12 12 (7.32%) Google
13 10 (6.10%) 3PAR
13 10 (6.10%) Nortel
13 10 (6.10%) Symantec
14 9 (5.49%) Juniper
14 9 (5.49%) NetApp
14 9 (5.49%) IBM
15 8 (4.88%) McAfee
16 7 (4.27%) Red Hat
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