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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 856 849 776
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -73
Permanent jobs citing Network Load Balancing 49 98 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.082% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 45 79 77
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%

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
92318 99153 88437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.54% 82.71% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 75379 80339 72907
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 2015 within the UK.

Network Load Balancing Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 24 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 2 July 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 49 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East +8 31 £43,750 -5.40% 1
Surrey +26 18 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Egham - 18 £37,500 - 1
London +36 12 £60,000 +50.00%
West Sussex +5 12 £45,000 -5.26%
Worthing +2 10 £45,000 -5.26%
Bedfordshire +2 2 £55,000 +64.17%
Luton -4 2 £55,000 -
East of England -4 2 £55,000 +15.78%
West Midlands - 2 £43,250 - 1
Stafford - 2 £43,250 - 1
Crawley - 2 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £43,250 - 1
City of London +52 1 £55,000 -7.56%
Wiltshire -8 1 £40,000 -38.46%
South West -17 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Yorkshire -19 1 £72,500 +20.83%
Swindon - 1 £40,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £72,500 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £72,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £42,500 -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 86 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 77 (65.25%) Cisco
3 73 (61.86%) WAN
4 70 (59.32%) Windows
5 65 (55.08%) Firewall
6 60 (50.85%) DNS
7 53 (44.92%) Clustering
8 49 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (39.83%) Hyper-V
10 43 (36.44%) Active Directory
10 43 (36.44%) LAN
11 42 (35.59%) SQL Server
12 41 (34.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (33.90%) IIS
14 39 (33.05%) DHCP
15 38 (32.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (29.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (29.66%) MS Exchange
16 35 (29.66%) SAN
17 32 (27.12%) SQL Server 2008
18 31 (26.27%) Migration
18 31 (26.27%) CheckPoint
18 31 (26.27%) ITIL
18 31 (26.27%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (25.42%) Linux
19 30 (25.42%) VMware
20 29 (24.58%) VPN
20 29 (24.58%) Exchange Server 2010
21 28 (23.73%) Lync

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 40 (33.90%) IIS
2 35 (29.66%) MS Exchange
3 29 (24.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (23.73%) Lync
5 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.69%) Apache
10 1 (0.85%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.85%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 73 (61.86%) WAN
2 65 (55.08%) Firewall
3 60 (50.85%) DNS
4 43 (36.44%) LAN
5 40 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (33.05%) DHCP
7 35 (29.66%) SAN
7 35 (29.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (24.58%) VPN
9 25 (21.19%) BGP
10 22 (18.64%) BIG-IP
11 21 (17.80%) Wireless
11 21 (17.80%) OSPF
12 19 (16.10%) iSCSI
13 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.71%) VLAN
15 13 (11.02%) IP Telephony
16 12 (10.17%) Network Security
17 11 (9.32%) Skype
17 11 (9.32%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 32 (27.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (19.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.39%) MySQL
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.54%) Redis
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Publishing
4 4 (3.39%) Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Local Government
6 1 (0.85%) International Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (26.27%) Administrator
2 25 (21.19%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (16.10%) Network Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Consultant
4 11 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Team Leader
7 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Network Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) DBA
8 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) SQL DBA
8 5 (4.24%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) Web Services
2 8 (6.78%) .NET
3 4 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.54%) AppFabric
4 3 (2.54%) Middleware
4 3 (2.54%) Memcached
4 3 (2.54%) XML
5 2 (1.69%) JMS
5 2 (1.69%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (44.92%) Clustering
2 21 (17.80%) Data Centre
3 20 (16.95%) EqualLogic
4 12 (10.17%) Replication
5 6 (5.08%) CLARiiON
6 4 (3.39%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.39%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.54%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.54%) PKI
8 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.69%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 70 (59.32%) Windows
2 41 (34.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (32.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (25.42%) Linux
5 24 (20.34%) Windows 7
6 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.27%) ITIL
1 31 (26.27%) Migration
2 23 (19.49%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (12.71%) Service Management
4 14 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (11.02%) Change Control
6 12 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (10.17%) Service Delivery
7 11 (9.32%) Project Management
8 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.63%) Low Latency
10 8 (6.78%) Line Management
10 8 (6.78%) Problem Management
11 7 (5.93%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.93%) DevOps
11 7 (5.93%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.08%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (5.08%) Database Security
12 6 (5.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.25%) SQL
1 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.78%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.39%) Java
3 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.54%) Python
5 2 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (26.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (22.03%) MCSA
4 25 (21.19%) MCSE
4 25 (21.19%) CCNA
5 23 (19.49%) CCNP
6 19 (16.10%) MCITP
7 18 (15.25%) MCP
8 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (5.08%) CCIE
10 4 (3.39%) CCSA
10 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.39%) Degree
11 3 (2.54%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (2.54%) CCVP
11 3 (2.54%) CCSP
12 1 (0.85%) CCA
12 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.85%) CCEA
12 1 (0.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (23.73%) SLA
2 8 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (39.83%) Hyper-V
2 43 (36.44%) Active Directory
3 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.86%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.78%) vSphere
6 6 (5.08%) XenApp
7 4 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.69%) NFS
8 2 (1.69%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.85%) XenServer
9 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.85%) Xen
9 1 (0.85%) Firmware
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (19.49%) WSUS
1 23 (19.49%) SCCM
1 23 (19.49%) SCOM
2 19 (16.10%) Backup Exec
3 7 (5.93%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (5.08%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (3.39%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (3.39%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.54%) Nagios
6 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.69%) Puppet
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) OpenView
8 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 86 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 77 (65.25%) Cisco
3 31 (26.27%) CheckPoint
4 30 (25.42%) VMware
5 28 (23.73%) HP
5 28 (23.73%) Dell
6 24 (20.34%) F5
7 19 (16.10%) Symantec
8 18 (15.25%) SolarWinds
9 17 (14.41%) Juniper
10 11 (9.32%) Citrix
11 10 (8.47%) 3PAR
12 8 (6.78%) SonicWALL
13 7 (5.93%) EMC
14 6 (5.08%) Akamai
15 5 (4.24%) NetApp
15 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
15 5 (4.24%) McAfee
16 4 (3.39%) Oracle
17 3 (2.54%) Nortel
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