Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 438 400
Rank change year-on-year -21 -38 -48
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,034 1,176 1,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.78% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 721 982 1,305
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £54,290
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.30% +8.58%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,775 £35,625
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,650 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £54,075
% change year-on-year - -2.91% +8.15%

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 148,233 151,338 172,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.66% 90.72% 90.04%
Number of salaries quoted 119,328 122,581 144,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Load Balancing in England.

Salary trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 -29 387 £62,500 +8.70% 58
South East -64 198 £55,000 +10.00% 30
Midlands +68 155 £47,500 +5.56% 14
North of England -66 153 £47,000 +2.17% 16
West Midlands +84 128 £52,000 +12.43% 8
East of England +46 126 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Yorkshire -29 86 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North West -24 63 £50,000 +5.26% 11
South West +26 45 £43,000 +11.69% 1
East Midlands +17 27 £47,500 +20.25% 6
North East -22 4 £32,500 +4.84% 1
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 508 (49.13%) Firewall
2 493 (47.68%) Cisco
3 390 (37.72%) Linux
4 376 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
5 370 (35.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 349 (33.75%) Windows
7 316 (30.56%) Data Centre
8 313 (30.27%) VMware
9 309 (29.88%) DNS
10 306 (29.59%) DevOps
11 302 (29.21%) WAN
12 299 (28.92%) F5
13 296 (28.63%) Cisco Certification
14 291 (28.14%) VPN
15 285 (27.56%) Microsoft
16 279 (26.98%) CCNP
17 253 (24.47%) LAN
18 226 (21.86%) Python
19 218 (21.08%) ITIL
20 215 (20.79%) PowerShell
21 212 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
22 198 (19.15%) Citrix
23 195 (18.86%) Ansible
24 194 (18.76%) Network Security
25 192 (18.57%) CheckPoint
26 188 (18.18%) Active Directory
27 184 (17.79%) Juniper
28 181 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
29 178 (17.21%) Finance
30 174 (16.83%) MPLS

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 62 (6.00%) IIS
2 58 (5.61%) Apache
3 57 (5.51%) Tomcat
4 27 (2.61%) MS Exchange
5 24 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (2.32%) OpenStack
6 21 (2.03%) JBoss
6 21 (2.03%) nginx
6 21 (2.03%) Skype for Business
6 21 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.45%) NServiceBus
9 14 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
12 8 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.68%) Jetty
14 6 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.29%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.097%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 376 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 370 (35.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (8.51%) Office 365
4 75 (7.25%) PaaS
5 63 (6.09%) IaaS
6 57 (5.51%) SaaS
7 31 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (2.22%) Serverless
12 22 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (2.03%) Amazon S3
14 19 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (1.55%) GitHub
15 16 (1.55%) Route 53
16 15 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (1.26%) Akamai
17 13 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 508 (49.13%) Firewall
2 309 (29.88%) DNS
3 302 (29.21%) WAN
4 291 (28.14%) VPN
5 253 (24.47%) LAN
6 194 (18.76%) Network Security
7 174 (16.83%) MPLS
8 162 (15.67%) Wireless
9 160 (15.47%) DHCP
10 133 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
11 131 (12.67%) TCP/IP
12 123 (11.90%) VLAN
13 113 (10.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 110 (10.64%) OSPF
15 106 (10.25%) NetScaler
16 100 (9.67%) BGP
17 99 (9.57%) WLAN
18 77 (7.45%) SSL
19 71 (6.87%) SAN
20 63 (6.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.67%) MySQL
3 39 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.48%) MongoDB
5 34 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
7 23 (2.22%) Big Data
8 15 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.06%) Redis
11 10 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.87%) DB2
12 9 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.77%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.68%) Informix
14 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 138 (13.35%) Jenkins
2 83 (8.03%) Git (software)
3 47 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 47 (4.55%) Hudson
4 40 (3.87%) Vagrant
5 35 (3.38%) Subversion
6 26 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (2.32%) JIRA
7 24 (2.32%) Visual Studio
8 21 (2.03%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (1.16%) MSBuild
11 11 (1.06%) Maven
12 9 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.68%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.68%) gulp
13 7 (0.68%) JUnit
13 7 (0.68%) Mockito
14 6 (0.58%) Bitbucket
General
1 178 (17.21%) Finance
2 79 (7.64%) Banking
3 52 (5.03%) Retail
4 29 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.42%) Marketing
6 22 (2.13%) Law
7 19 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.84%) Games
8 14 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.35%) Legal
9 11 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.97%) Electronics
11 9 (0.87%) Publishing
12 8 (0.77%) Advertising
13 5 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Billing
15 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.097%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 217 (20.99%) Network Engineer
2 137 (13.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 132 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 124 (11.99%) Architect
5 73 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
6 70 (6.77%) Administrator
7 69 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 67 (6.48%) Analyst
8 67 (6.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 67 (6.48%) Consultant
9 60 (5.80%) Security Architect
9 60 (5.80%) Security Solutions Architect
10 59 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
11 48 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
12 43 (4.16%) Linux Administrator
13 39 (3.77%) Network Analyst
14 38 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
14 38 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 36 (3.48%) Security Engineer
15 36 (3.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.61%) Middleware
2 43 (4.16%) 802.1X
3 40 (3.87%) .NET
4 34 (3.29%) Web Services
5 26 (2.51%) HTML
6 23 (2.22%) Node.js
7 21 (2.03%) REST
8 20 (1.93%) CSS
9 18 (1.74%) LDAP
10 17 (1.64%) Kafka
10 17 (1.64%) React
11 16 (1.55%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.45%) LAMP
12 15 (1.45%) XML
13 14 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (0.97%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.97%) jQuery
14 10 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (0.97%) SOAP
15 9 (0.87%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 316 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 97 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (8.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 79 (7.64%) Clustering
4 79 (7.64%) Public Cloud
5 57 (5.51%) Private Cloud
6 54 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (4.93%) Cyberthreat
8 49 (4.74%) PKI
9 47 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
10 34 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (2.51%) Replication
12 24 (2.32%) BBC
12 24 (2.32%) Computer Science
13 23 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (2.03%) Driving Licence
14 21 (2.03%) Management Information System
15 18 (1.74%) Fintech
16 16 (1.55%) FlexPod
17 13 (1.26%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 390 (37.72%) Linux
2 349 (33.75%) Windows
3 139 (13.44%) Windows Server
4 114 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (10.93%) Unix
6 112 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (5.32%) CentOS
8 46 (4.45%) Windows 10
9 43 (4.16%) Ubuntu
10 42 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (3.00%) Solaris
12 15 (1.45%) SUSE
13 14 (1.35%) Debian
14 11 (1.06%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.87%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.68%) AIX
17 6 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (29.59%) DevOps
2 218 (21.08%) ITIL
3 181 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (12.19%) Configuration Management
6 116 (11.22%) High Availability
7 112 (10.83%) Presales
8 103 (9.96%) SIEM
9 94 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 88 (8.51%) Migration
11 85 (8.22%) Test Automation
12 81 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
13 79 (7.64%) Network Design
13 79 (7.64%) Service Management
14 76 (7.35%) Change Management
15 74 (7.16%) Network Architecture
16 73 (7.06%) Deployment Automation
17 70 (6.77%) Incident Management
18 69 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
18 69 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 226 (21.86%) Python
2 215 (20.79%) PowerShell
3 134 (12.96%) Java
4 128 (12.38%) Bash Shell
5 118 (11.41%) Ruby
5 118 (11.41%) SQL
6 92 (8.90%) Perl
7 84 (8.12%) JavaScript
8 49 (4.74%) Go
9 41 (3.97%) C#
10 29 (2.80%) PHP
11 22 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.64%) C
13 12 (1.16%) Bourne shell
13 12 (1.16%) Korn
14 10 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.39%) Scala
15 4 (0.39%) Tcl
16 3 (0.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 296 (28.63%) Cisco Certification
2 279 (26.98%) CCNP
3 141 (13.64%) CCNA
4 91 (8.80%) CCIE
5 79 (7.64%) Degree
6 73 (7.06%) CCDP
7 47 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (3.97%) MCSE
9 35 (3.38%) Security Cleared
10 32 (3.09%) SC Cleared
11 31 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (2.61%) CCSE
13 26 (2.51%) JNCIP
14 24 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (2.22%) RHCE
16 21 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (1.74%) CISSP
17 18 (1.74%) RHCSA
18 15 (1.45%) IISP
18 15 (1.45%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.68%) SLA
2 36 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.35%) QA
5 12 (1.16%) GCP
6 7 (0.68%) GDPR
7 3 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.19%) PMO
9 1 (0.097%) COBIT
9 1 (0.097%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.097%) SEPA
System Software
1 212 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 188 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 172 (16.63%) Docker
4 105 (10.15%) Hyper-V
5 53 (5.13%) vSphere
6 48 (4.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 44 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
8 33 (3.19%) VMware NSX
9 30 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (2.90%) XenApp
10 25 (2.42%) ProxySG
11 23 (2.22%) XenDesktop
12 22 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.97%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.97%) FreeRADIUS
13 10 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.77%) HDFS
15 7 (0.68%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.68%) Gluster
15 7 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 195 (18.86%) Ansible
2 166 (16.05%) Puppet
3 127 (12.28%) Terraform
4 122 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
5 94 (9.09%) Kubernetes
6 87 (8.41%) Nagios
7 53 (5.13%) ZABBIX
8 46 (4.45%) Docker Swarm
8 46 (4.45%) vCenter Server
9 44 (4.26%) vRealize
10 43 (4.16%) Salt
11 40 (3.87%) Grafana
11 40 (3.87%) Packer
12 39 (3.77%) Consul
13 36 (3.48%) Graphite
13 36 (3.48%) Opsview
14 35 (3.38%) QRadar
15 32 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
16 25 (2.42%) SCOM
17 22 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 493 (47.68%) Cisco
2 313 (30.27%) VMware
3 299 (28.92%) F5
4 285 (27.56%) Microsoft
5 198 (19.15%) Citrix
6 192 (18.57%) CheckPoint
7 184 (17.79%) Juniper
8 164 (15.86%) HP
9 158 (15.28%) Fortinet
10 116 (11.22%) SolarWinds
11 96 (9.28%) Palo Alto
12 77 (7.45%) Red Hat
13 70 (6.77%) Forcepoint
14 64 (6.19%) Splunk
15 60 (5.80%) Oracle
16 59 (5.71%) Blue Coat
17 55 (5.32%) Tufin
18 54 (5.22%) Aruba
19 52 (5.03%) Meraki
20 47 (4.55%) IBM