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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 845 847 772
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -75
Permanent jobs citing Network Load Balancing 52 80 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.082% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 47 63 87
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 £31,300 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,100 £70,000
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
93702 97715 89138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.89% 82.76% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 76798 78580 72885
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 5 August 2015 within the UK.

Network Load Balancing Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 26 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 5 August 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 +9 51 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South East +17 30 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Surrey +41 28 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Egham - 27 £45,000 - 1
London +22 12 £60,000 +0.84%
East of England +3 6 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Luton +9 5 £55,000 -12.00%
Bedfordshire +3 5 £55,000 +64.17%
City of London +25 3 £55,000 -7.56%
West Midlands - 2 £43,250 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £43,250 - 1
Stafford - 2 £43,250 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
South Wales -4 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Wales -5 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Worthing -5 1 £42,500 -10.52%
West Sussex -14 1 £42,500 -10.52%
Cardiff -15 1 £45,000 +20.00%
South West -18 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Hammersmith - 1 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Swindon - 1 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £42,500 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Reigate - 1 £50,000 -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 84 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 75 (75.00%) Windows
3 72 (72.00%) Cisco
4 66 (66.00%) DNS
5 65 (65.00%) Firewall
6 55 (55.00%) Clustering
7 51 (51.00%) WAN
7 51 (51.00%) IIS
8 50 (50.00%) DHCP
9 49 (49.00%) Hyper-V
10 46 (46.00%) SQL Server
11 45 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (43.00%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (42.00%) MS Exchange
13 42 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 40 (40.00%) Active Directory
14 40 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 39 (39.00%) Linux
16 37 (37.00%) SAN
17 36 (36.00%) MCSE
17 36 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 36 (36.00%) SCCM
17 36 (36.00%) SCOM
17 36 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
18 35 (35.00%) Windows 7
19 34 (34.00%) MCSA
19 34 (34.00%) Lync
20 32 (32.00%) LAN
20 32 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
21 31 (31.00%) Migration

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 51 (51.00%) IIS
2 42 (42.00%) MS Exchange
3 36 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (34.00%) Lync
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.00%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.00%) Apache
8 1 (1.00%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.00%) Office 365
4 2 (2.00%) CodePlex
5 1 (1.00%) SaaS
5 1 (1.00%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 66 (66.00%) DNS
2 65 (65.00%) Firewall
3 51 (51.00%) WAN
4 50 (50.00%) DHCP
5 43 (43.00%) Cisco ASA
6 37 (37.00%) SAN
7 32 (32.00%) LAN
8 23 (23.00%) VPN
9 21 (21.00%) Skype
10 20 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (18.00%) iSCSI
12 16 (16.00%) BIG-IP
13 15 (15.00%) VLAN
13 15 (15.00%) BGP
14 14 (14.00%) OSPF
15 12 (12.00%) TCP/IP
16 11 (11.00%) Wireless
17 9 (9.00%) Cisco PIX
18 8 (8.00%) TACACS
18 8 (8.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (46.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (31.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.00%) Redis
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.00%) MSI
3 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Publishing
3 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.00%) Local Government
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Administrator
2 35 (35.00%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (11.00%) Consultant
4 9 (9.00%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Team Leader
5 7 (7.00%) Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Network Consultant
6 6 (6.00%) Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Network Team Leader
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Operations Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Junior
9 3 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) Web Services
2 9 (9.00%) 802.1X
3 6 (6.00%) .NET
4 4 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.00%) AppFabric
5 3 (3.00%) Memcached
6 2 (2.00%) JMS
6 2 (2.00%) Middleware
6 2 (2.00%) JDBC
7 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (55.00%) Clustering
2 18 (18.00%) EqualLogic
3 12 (12.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.00%) Replication
5 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.00%) PKI
5 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (3.00%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 75 (75.00%) Windows
2 45 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (39.00%) Linux
5 35 (35.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.00%) Migration
2 24 (24.00%) ITIL
3 13 (13.00%) Service Management
4 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 12 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (11.00%) Project Management
5 11 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.00%) DevOps
7 8 (8.00%) Line Management
8 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.00%) Coaching
8 7 (7.00%) Change Control
8 7 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (6.00%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.00%) Java
3 3 (3.00%) Python
3 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.00%) PHP
4 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (36.00%) MCSE
3 34 (34.00%) MCSA
4 32 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (29.00%) MCITP
6 28 (28.00%) MCP
7 17 (17.00%) CCNA
8 14 (14.00%) CCNP
9 4 (4.00%) Degree
9 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.00%) CCSA
10 2 (2.00%) CCVP
10 2 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.00%) CCSP
11 1 (1.00%) CCIE
11 1 (1.00%) CCA
11 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.00%) CCEA
11 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (49.00%) Hyper-V
2 40 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (7.00%) XenApp
6 6 (6.00%) vSphere
7 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.00%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.00%) NFS
9 2 (2.00%) ProxySG
9 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.00%) XenServer
10 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.00%) Xen
10 1 (1.00%) Firmware
10 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (36.00%) SCCM
1 36 (36.00%) SCOM
2 31 (31.00%) WSUS
3 30 (30.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.00%) Nagios
7 2 (2.00%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (2.00%) Puppet
7 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.00%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.00%) OpenView
8 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 84 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (72.00%) Cisco
3 30 (30.00%) Symantec
4 26 (26.00%) VMware
5 25 (25.00%) HP
6 21 (21.00%) CheckPoint
7 20 (20.00%) Dell
8 17 (17.00%) F5
9 16 (16.00%) Juniper
10 13 (13.00%) Citrix
11 11 (11.00%) SolarWinds
12 10 (10.00%) 3PAR
13 9 (9.00%) SonicWALL
14 8 (8.00%) Akamai
15 5 (5.00%) Red Hat
15 5 (5.00%) NetApp
15 5 (5.00%) McAfee
16 4 (4.00%) Oracle
17 2 (2.00%) EMC
17 2 (2.00%) Blue Coat
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