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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank 882 903 881
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Permanent jobs citing NLBS 1 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.008% 0.033% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 - £55,000

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
12295 12149 10744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.51% 10.35% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10141 10282 9056
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 4 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 22 May 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 +32 1 £42,500 -5.55%
East of England - 1 £42,500 -
Watford - 1 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £42,500 -

NLBS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) BCP
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (100.00%) DSL
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
1 6 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) ITSM
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Xen
1 6 (100.00%) WSUS
1 6 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) DSL
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) BIG-IP
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) BCP
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
1 6 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (100.00%) ITSM
1 6 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 6 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (33.33%) Facility Management
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Xen
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) VMware