Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 401 348
Rank change year-on-year -47 -53 +15
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,023 1,241 1,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.74% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.83% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 795 978 1,466
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,575 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 145,931 149,184 172,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.86% 89.54% 88.85%
Number of salaries quoted 118,075 124,276 144,837
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -87 343 £60,000 - 45
South East -14 286 £50,000 - 28
North of England +77 232 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Yorkshire +105 145 £42,000 -6.67% 16
North West -18 75 £45,000 +16.88% 6
Midlands +5 72 £52,500 +16.67% 13
East of England -62 65 £62,500 +13.64% 12
West Midlands -8 52 £38,750 -13.89% 10
South West -18 36 £42,000 -6.67% 3
East Midlands +21 20 £55,000 -8.33% 3
North East - 6 £65,000 - 3
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 551 (53.86%) Firewall
2 502 (49.07%) Cisco
3 366 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
4 352 (34.41%) WAN
5 315 (30.79%) Linux
6 299 (29.23%) CCNP
7 290 (28.35%) VPN
8 262 (25.61%) F5
9 249 (24.34%) Windows
10 246 (24.05%) MPLS
11 242 (23.66%) ITIL
11 242 (23.66%) LAN
12 241 (23.56%) Microsoft
13 234 (22.87%) Finance
14 229 (22.39%) DNS
15 227 (22.19%) Amazon AWS
16 225 (21.99%) Data Centre
17 208 (20.33%) OSPF
18 199 (19.45%) SQL
19 198 (19.35%) BGP
20 193 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
21 192 (18.77%) Microsoft Azure
22 189 (18.48%) VMware
23 186 (18.18%) CCNA
24 184 (17.99%) DevOps
25 181 (17.69%) Juniper
26 180 (17.60%) SSL
26 180 (17.60%) Python
27 172 (16.81%) CheckPoint
28 169 (16.52%) Wireless

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 63 (6.16%) Apache
2 58 (5.67%) WebLogic
3 55 (5.38%) IIS
4 54 (5.28%) Tomcat
5 37 (3.62%) WebSphere
6 33 (3.23%) nginx
6 33 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 31 (3.03%) Skype for Business
8 25 (2.44%) JBoss
8 25 (2.44%) OpenStack
9 22 (2.15%) Confluence
10 21 (2.05%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (1.86%) MS Exchange
13 16 (1.56%) CMS
13 16 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (1.27%) SAS
16 11 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.098%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) HFM
2 5 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.098%) Magento
5 1 (0.098%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 227 (22.19%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (18.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.38%) SaaS
4 43 (4.20%) Office 365
5 30 (2.93%) PaaS
5 30 (2.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 27 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (2.64%) IaaS
7 25 (2.44%) Serverless
8 21 (2.05%) Route 53
9 20 (1.96%) Amazon S3
10 18 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (1.08%) AWS CloudTrail
16 9 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 551 (53.86%) Firewall
2 352 (34.41%) WAN
3 290 (28.35%) VPN
4 246 (24.05%) MPLS
5 242 (23.66%) LAN
6 229 (22.39%) DNS
7 208 (20.33%) OSPF
8 198 (19.35%) BGP
9 193 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
10 180 (17.60%) SSL
11 169 (16.52%) Wireless
12 168 (16.42%) TCP/IP
13 153 (14.96%) IPsec
14 149 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 146 (14.27%) Network Security
16 125 (12.22%) DHCP
17 107 (10.46%) EIGRP
17 107 (10.46%) Ethernet
18 100 (9.78%) VLAN
19 98 (9.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.70%) MySQL
3 47 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 46 (4.50%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
5 36 (3.52%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.42%) Oracle Database
7 34 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 30 (2.93%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (2.15%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.96%) Big Data
13 20 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 63 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 53 (5.18%) Jenkins
3 43 (4.20%) JIRA
4 20 (1.96%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (1.86%) Subversion
5 19 (1.86%) Visual Studio
6 18 (1.76%) Eclipse
7 16 (1.56%) PyCharm
7 16 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (1.56%) Vagrant
7 16 (1.56%) WebDriver
8 15 (1.47%) Artifactory
9 14 (1.37%) gulp
9 14 (1.37%) Selenium
9 14 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (0.98%) Maven
12 8 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 234 (22.87%) Finance
2 53 (5.18%) Banking
3 42 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.74%) Retail
5 26 (2.54%) Law
6 25 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 25 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.96%) Marketing
8 17 (1.66%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.08%) Advertising
11 9 (0.88%) Billing
12 8 (0.78%) Electronics
12 8 (0.78%) Publishing
13 7 (0.68%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Back Office
14 2 (0.20%) Legal
14 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.098%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 292 (28.54%) Network Engineer
2 170 (16.62%) Architect
3 94 (9.19%) Cisco Engineer
4 93 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 84 (8.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 79 (7.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 70 (6.84%) Consultant
8 58 (5.67%) Administrator
9 53 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (5.08%) Network Architect
11 50 (4.89%) Support Engineer
12 47 (4.59%) Operations Engineer
13 45 (4.40%) Analyst
13 45 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
14 37 (3.62%) Network Support
15 36 (3.52%) Network Operations Engineer
15 36 (3.52%) Technical Architect
16 35 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
17 33 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
17 33 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (10.36%) Web Services
2 61 (5.96%) CSS
3 56 (5.47%) J2EE
4 54 (5.28%) .NET
5 47 (4.59%) HTML
6 38 (3.71%) Middleware
7 37 (3.62%) XML
8 34 (3.32%) RESTful
9 33 (3.23%) AngularJS
10 30 (2.93%) LAMP
11 29 (2.83%) Ajax
12 27 (2.64%) jQuery
13 24 (2.35%) REST
13 24 (2.35%) Spring
14 23 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
15 21 (2.05%) HTML5
16 19 (1.86%) JSON
17 18 (1.76%) 802.1X
17 18 (1.76%) Kafka
18 16 (1.56%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 225 (21.99%) Data Centre
2 155 (15.15%) Clustering
3 88 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (2.25%) Replication
10 20 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 20 (1.96%) PKI
11 18 (1.76%) Fintech
12 17 (1.66%) Driving Licence
13 14 (1.37%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.27%) FlexPod
14 13 (1.27%) User Experience
15 12 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (1.08%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 315 (30.79%) Linux
2 249 (24.34%) Windows
3 115 (11.24%) Unix
4 93 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 61 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (4.30%) CentOS
8 41 (4.01%) Ubuntu
9 35 (3.42%) Solaris
10 30 (2.93%) Debian
11 27 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.98%) HPUX
14 8 (0.78%) AIX
14 8 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.68%) SUSE
16 6 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.49%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (23.66%) ITIL
2 184 (17.99%) DevOps
3 143 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (11.44%) High Availability
5 89 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 89 (8.70%) Network Design
6 88 (8.60%) Mentoring
7 79 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (7.33%) Change Management
9 66 (6.45%) Microservices
10 60 (5.87%) Presales
10 60 (5.87%) Problem Management
10 60 (5.87%) Scrum
11 56 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 55 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 55 (5.38%) Service Delivery
13 54 (5.28%) Network Architecture
13 54 (5.28%) Network Monitoring
14 53 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
15 52 (5.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 199 (19.45%) SQL
2 180 (17.60%) Python
3 154 (15.05%) Java
4 120 (11.73%) PowerShell
5 107 (10.46%) Bash Shell
6 93 (9.09%) Perl
7 69 (6.74%) JavaScript
8 56 (5.47%) Ruby
9 41 (4.01%) C#
10 36 (3.52%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.35%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.15%) PHP
13 17 (1.66%) Go
14 14 (1.37%) Tcl
14 14 (1.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 13 (1.27%) C
16 10 (0.98%) Scala
17 9 (0.88%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.78%) ES6
18 8 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 366 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
2 299 (29.23%) CCNP
3 186 (18.18%) CCNA
4 149 (14.57%) CCIE
5 105 (10.26%) Degree
6 54 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (4.99%) CCDA
8 46 (4.50%) CCSE
9 43 (4.20%) MCSE
10 42 (4.11%) Security Cleared
11 41 (4.01%) CCDP
11 41 (4.01%) JNCIP
12 40 (3.91%) SC Cleared
13 25 (2.44%) CCSA
14 18 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (1.76%) JNCIE
15 16 (1.56%) MCSA
16 15 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (1.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.93%) SLA
3 25 (2.44%) QA
4 23 (2.25%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.76%) HIPAA
6 11 (1.08%) PMO
7 7 (0.68%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.39%) GDPR
8 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.29%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.20%) WAI
11 1 (0.098%) COBIT
11 1 (0.098%) GCP
11 1 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 130 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 108 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (8.50%) Docker
4 58 (5.67%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.25%) KVM
6 23 (2.25%) vSphere
7 14 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.98%) NFS
9 9 (0.88%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.78%) GlusterFS
10 8 (0.78%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.68%) iptables
11 7 (0.68%) Varnish
11 7 (0.68%) XenApp
12 6 (0.59%) Firmware
12 6 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.59%) XenServer
13 5 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 116 (11.34%) Puppet
2 115 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (10.46%) Ansible
4 46 (4.50%) Terraform
5 44 (4.30%) Kubernetes
6 38 (3.71%) Nagios
7 35 (3.42%) SCCM
8 34 (3.32%) SCOM
9 32 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
10 27 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (2.35%) Salt
12 19 (1.86%) ZABBIX
13 17 (1.66%) HAProxy
13 17 (1.66%) Mesos
13 17 (1.66%) vCenter Server
14 15 (1.47%) vRealize
15 13 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
16 11 (1.08%) SCDPM
17 10 (0.98%) QRadar
18 9 (0.88%) Grafana
Vendors
1 502 (49.07%) Cisco
2 262 (25.61%) F5
3 241 (23.56%) Microsoft
4 189 (18.48%) VMware
5 181 (17.69%) Juniper
6 172 (16.81%) CheckPoint
7 102 (9.97%) Oracle
8 95 (9.29%) HP
9 94 (9.19%) SolarWinds
10 86 (8.41%) Palo Alto
11 77 (7.53%) Avaya
12 68 (6.65%) Brocade
13 64 (6.26%) Red Hat
14 50 (4.89%) Genesys
14 50 (4.89%) Verint
15 48 (4.69%) Citrix
15 48 (4.69%) Fortinet
16 41 (4.01%) Dell
17 40 (3.91%) Google
18 39 (3.81%) Aruba