Period
to 23 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Load Balancing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Load Balancing over the 6 months to 23 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 492 448 465
Rank change year-on-year -44 +17 +1
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 621 241 839
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 460 161 661
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,250
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.80% -0.43%

Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 101,506 42,476 119,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.11% 93.30% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68,738 35,395 96,202
10th Percentile £32,949 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in England.

Salary trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -122 254 £75,000 - 51
North of England -33 119 £55,000 +10.00% 24
South East -85 114 £60,000 +33.33% 12
Midlands -70 71 £60,000 +20.00% 17
North West -45 58 £55,000 +42.86% 11
West Midlands -70 54 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire -47 51 £55,000 +7.84% 12
South West -76 38 £45,000 -2.17% 8
East Midlands -54 17 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East of England -88 13 £55,000 -8.33% 5
North East -23 10 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, IT jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 329 (52.98%) DevOps
2 268 (43.16%) AWS
3 266 (42.83%) Linux
4 255 (41.06%) Azure
5 233 (37.52%) Firewall
5 233 (37.52%) Terraform
6 196 (31.56%) Kubernetes
7 169 (27.21%) Docker
8 159 (25.60%) Ansible
9 158 (25.44%) Infrastructure as Code
9 158 (25.44%) Python
10 153 (24.64%) Windows
11 150 (24.15%) VMware
11 150 (24.15%) Jenkins
12 149 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
13 148 (23.83%) Microsoft
14 142 (22.87%) DNS
15 132 (21.26%) Bash Shell
16 123 (19.81%) Puppet
17 122 (19.65%) Social Skills
18 113 (18.20%) Configuration Management
19 112 (18.04%) PowerShell
19 112 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
20 110 (17.71%) TCP/IP
21 107 (17.23%) VPN
22 106 (17.07%) Cisco
23 99 (15.94%) Microservices
24 98 (15.78%) SQL
24 98 (15.78%) VMware Infrastructure
24 98 (15.78%) Network Security

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (8.86%) IIS
2 51 (8.21%) Tomcat
3 30 (4.83%) Apache
4 29 (4.67%) nginx
5 28 (4.51%) Cloud Foundry
5 28 (4.51%) JBoss
6 18 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (2.90%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.74%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.74%) Traefik
8 10 (1.61%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.29%) Confluence
10 6 (0.97%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.64%) ejabberd
11 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.48%) CMS
12 3 (0.48%) Drupal
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.64%) Maximo
3 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 268 (43.16%) AWS
2 255 (41.06%) Azure
3 92 (14.81%) SaaS
4 85 (13.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 84 (13.53%) GCP
6 75 (12.08%) Amazon EKS
6 75 (12.08%) IaaS
7 72 (11.59%) PaaS
8 66 (10.63%) Cloud Computing
8 66 (10.63%) Microsoft 365
8 66 (10.63%) Serverless
9 62 (9.98%) Amazon ECS
10 59 (9.50%) GitHub
11 49 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (6.92%) Amazon S3
13 38 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 33 (5.31%) Azure App Service
15 24 (3.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 24 (3.86%) OpenShift
16 21 (3.38%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 233 (37.52%) Firewall
2 142 (22.87%) DNS
3 110 (17.71%) TCP/IP
4 107 (17.23%) VPN
5 98 (15.78%) Network Security
6 68 (10.95%) HTTP
7 56 (9.02%) Internet
7 56 (9.02%) LAN
8 54 (8.70%) WAN
9 53 (8.53%) DHCP
10 41 (6.60%) BGP
11 36 (5.80%) SSL
12 27 (4.35%) SAN
13 26 (4.19%) IPsec
14 24 (3.86%) Wireless
15 22 (3.54%) SD-WAN
16 19 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (2.90%) VoIP
18 16 (2.58%) NetScaler
18 16 (2.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.37%) NoSQL
3 46 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 40 (6.44%) Big Data
5 33 (5.31%) Amazon RDS
6 30 (4.83%) MySQL
7 27 (4.35%) Oracle Database
8 24 (3.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.90%) Redis
11 16 (2.58%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
13 10 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.61%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.29%) Blockchain
14 8 (1.29%) OLTP
14 8 (1.29%) Power BI
15 6 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 150 (24.15%) Jenkins
2 79 (12.72%) GitLab
3 75 (12.08%) Git (software)
4 60 (9.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 58 (9.34%) JIRA
6 29 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (4.67%) TeamCity
7 28 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.25%) CircleCI
9 14 (2.25%) Subversion
10 13 (2.09%) GoCD
11 8 (1.29%) Ant
12 7 (1.13%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.97%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.97%) git-flow
14 5 (0.81%) Gradle
15 3 (0.48%) Bower
15 3 (0.48%) Spinnaker
16 2 (0.32%) kappa
General
1 122 (19.65%) Social Skills
2 87 (14.01%) Finance
3 46 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.99%) Organisational Skills
5 26 (4.19%) Public Sector
6 23 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (3.54%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.90%) Games
9 16 (2.58%) Law
9 16 (2.58%) Marketing
10 10 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.45%) Retail
12 8 (1.29%) Back Office
12 8 (1.29%) Electronics
13 6 (0.97%) Banking
13 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.64%) Automotive
15 4 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 4 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 194 (31.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (12.88%) Platform Engineer
3 54 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 52 (8.37%) Architect
5 51 (8.21%) Developer
6 49 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
7 48 (7.73%) AWS DevOps
8 45 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (6.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 35 (5.64%) Azure Engineer
11 27 (4.35%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 24 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (3.70%) Lead Developer
13 23 (3.70%) Lead DevOps
14 20 (3.22%) Consultant
14 20 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
15 18 (2.90%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (2.74%) Security Engineer
17 16 (2.58%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.95%) Elastic Stack
2 62 (9.98%) Web Services
3 46 (7.41%) Node.js
4 43 (6.92%) RabbitMQ
5 40 (6.44%) .NET
6 31 (4.99%) REST
7 30 (4.83%) SOAP
8 28 (4.51%) ActiveMQ
9 26 (4.19%) Kafka
10 25 (4.03%) ARM Templates
11 24 (3.86%) RESTful
12 23 (3.70%) LDAP
13 20 (3.22%) .NET Core
14 18 (2.90%) GraphQL
14 18 (2.90%) Velocity
15 16 (2.58%) CSS
16 15 (2.42%) HTML
16 15 (2.42%) JSON
16 15 (2.42%) React
17 13 (2.09%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.04%) Public Cloud
2 80 (12.88%) Data Centre
3 52 (8.37%) Cloud Native
4 28 (4.51%) Clustering
5 25 (4.03%) Private Cloud
6 21 (3.38%) User Experience
7 20 (3.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 19 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.77%) PKI
9 11 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.29%) CMDB
11 8 (1.29%) Replication
12 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (1.13%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.13%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.97%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.81%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 266 (42.83%) Linux
2 153 (24.64%) Windows
3 71 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 63 (10.14%) Unix
5 40 (6.44%) CentOS
6 33 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (3.54%) VMS
8 18 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.74%) Ubuntu
10 14 (2.25%) Fedora
11 10 (1.61%) Debian
12 6 (0.97%) Check Point GAiA
12 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.97%) Solaris
13 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.64%) Android
14 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.48%) AIX
15 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (52.98%) DevOps
2 158 (25.44%) Infrastructure as Code
3 149 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (18.20%) Configuration Management
5 112 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (15.94%) Microservices
7 78 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (11.11%) High Availability
8 69 (11.11%) Open Source
9 62 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 54 (8.70%) Migration
11 50 (8.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 49 (7.89%) ITIL
13 48 (7.73%) Mentoring
14 47 (7.57%) Scrum
15 45 (7.25%) Change Management
16 44 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (6.76%) Software Engineering
18 41 (6.60%) Full Stack Development
19 40 (6.44%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (25.44%) Python
2 132 (21.26%) Bash Shell
3 112 (18.04%) PowerShell
4 98 (15.78%) SQL
5 63 (10.14%) Java
6 49 (7.89%) Go
7 45 (7.25%) Perl
8 38 (6.12%) Shell Script
9 33 (5.31%) PHP
10 27 (4.35%) JavaScript
11 24 (3.86%) C#
12 23 (3.70%) Ruby
13 18 (2.90%) C-shell
14 17 (2.74%) R
15 13 (2.09%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.29%) C
17 5 (0.81%) Java 8
18 2 (0.32%) Scala
18 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.63%) Degree
3 59 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (5.48%) CCNP
6 28 (4.51%) AWS Certification
7 17 (2.74%) CCNA
8 13 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.93%) RHCE
9 12 (1.93%) RHCSA
10 10 (1.61%) Master's Degree
11 9 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.29%) CCIE
12 8 (1.29%) CISA
12 8 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.13%) CEH
14 6 (0.97%) GIAC
14 6 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.97%) OSCE
14 6 (0.97%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.58%) QA
2 15 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.93%) Accessibility
4 11 (1.77%) NIST
5 9 (1.45%) GDPR
5 9 (1.45%) SLA
6 5 (0.81%) WCAG
7 3 (0.48%) NCSC
8 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.32%) PSD2
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 169 (27.21%) Docker
2 98 (15.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (14.33%) Active Directory
4 48 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (5.96%) Hyper-V
6 28 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (3.70%) vSphere
8 16 (2.58%) KVM
8 16 (2.58%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.45%) Ceph
9 9 (1.45%) iptables
9 9 (1.45%) QEMU
10 5 (0.81%) NFS
10 5 (0.81%) XenApp
11 4 (0.64%) Kamailio
11 4 (0.64%) Postfix
11 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 233 (37.52%) Terraform
2 196 (31.56%) Kubernetes
3 159 (25.60%) Ansible
4 123 (19.81%) Puppet
5 71 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (8.37%) Prometheus
7 45 (7.25%) Grafana
8 36 (5.80%) Docker Swarm
9 35 (5.64%) SCCM
10 32 (5.15%) Failover Clustering
10 32 (5.15%) Packer
11 28 (4.51%) CFEngine
12 27 (4.35%) Graphite
13 25 (4.03%) Consul
14 22 (3.54%) HAProxy
15 20 (3.22%) Rancher
16 17 (2.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
16 17 (2.74%) ZABBIX
17 16 (2.58%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 150 (24.15%) VMware
2 148 (23.83%) Microsoft
3 106 (17.07%) Cisco
4 80 (12.88%) F5
5 70 (11.27%) Oracle
6 50 (8.05%) CheckPoint
7 42 (6.76%) Citrix
8 41 (6.60%) Google
8 41 (6.60%) Red Hat
9 40 (6.44%) Splunk
10 34 (5.48%) NetApp
11 30 (4.83%) Dell
12 28 (4.51%) HP
13 25 (4.03%) EMC
14 23 (3.70%) IBM
15 20 (3.22%) Juniper
16 17 (2.74%) Meraki
17 15 (2.42%) ServiceNow
18 14 (2.25%) Fortinet
18 14 (2.25%) SAP