The table below looks at the statistics for NLBS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NLBS over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank - 873 -
Permanent jobs citing NLBS 0 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% -
As % of the System Software category - 0.038% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Average salary - £47,500 -
UK excluding London average salary - - -

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12238 10459 11806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.66% 9.85% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10117 8917 10115
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

NLBS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NLBS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NLBS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NLBS
Salary Trend

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

NLBS Salary Trend in the UK

NLBS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NLBS 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 NLBS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) BCP
3 1 (33.33%) DSL

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NLBS 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 NLBS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Server Support
2 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (33.33%) Network Support
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint