The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank 908 879 922
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +43
Permanent jobs citing NLBS 9 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the System Software category 0.075% 0.038% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 1
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary - £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +22.22%
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12056 10642 10834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 9.94% 9.58% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10102 8885 9320
Average salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NLBS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 9 £45,000 -
London -48 6 £45,000 -
South East -11 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Reading - 1 - -

NLBS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Problem Management
3 6 (66.67%) BIG-IP
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) CCNP
4 5 (55.56%) MPLS
4 5 (55.56%) BCP
4 5 (55.56%) DSL
4 5 (55.56%) ITSM
4 5 (55.56%) Service Management
4 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Management
4 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
4 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) WSUS
4 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) LDAP
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) SQL

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) BIG-IP
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) MPLS
2 5 (55.56%) DSL
3 3 (33.33%) LDAP
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) NAS
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Support
2 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Network Support
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Server Support
3 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Problem Management
2 5 (55.56%) BCP
2 5 (55.56%) ITSM
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Management
2 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
2 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNA
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
3 1 (11.11%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) VMware