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

Load Balancing
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 438 448 407
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -41
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,015 1,157 1,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.75% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 733 898 1,142
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,350 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 138,356 154,580 163,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.19% 91.48% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 111,017 123,136 137,321
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 November 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 November 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 +44 407 £70,000 +21.74% 49
South East -4 218 £60,000 +20.00% 28
North of England -71 164 £47,500 +5.56% 43
Midlands +58 115 £55,000 +4.76% 13
West Midlands +72 103 £55,000 +4.76% 10
North West -2 101 £47,500 +5.56% 20
East of England +23 81 £47,500 -20.83% 6
Yorkshire -58 63 £46,250 +11.45% 20
South West +10 37 £50,000 +19.05% 7
East Midlands -10 12 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 494 (48.67%) Firewall
2 395 (38.92%) Amazon AWS
3 391 (38.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 374 (36.85%) Linux
5 363 (35.76%) Cisco
6 352 (34.68%) DevOps
7 301 (29.66%) Microsoft
8 297 (29.26%) Windows
9 283 (27.88%) Python
10 267 (26.31%) Data Centre
11 261 (25.71%) VMware
12 256 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
13 251 (24.73%) Docker
14 241 (23.74%) Cisco Certification
15 239 (23.55%) VPN
15 239 (23.55%) WAN
16 229 (22.56%) DNS
17 219 (21.58%) Ansible
18 215 (21.18%) Puppet
18 215 (21.18%) SQL
19 207 (20.39%) Active Directory
20 200 (19.70%) CCNP
21 198 (19.51%) LAN
22 191 (18.82%) Configuration Management
23 186 (18.33%) Terraform
24 185 (18.23%) F5
25 176 (17.34%) Jenkins
26 175 (17.24%) PowerShell
27 173 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
28 172 (16.95%) Continuous Integration

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 64 (6.31%) IIS
2 59 (5.81%) Apache
3 49 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 44 (4.33%) nginx
5 39 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (2.46%) OpenStack
6 25 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 23 (2.27%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.67%) Confluence
9 16 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.58%) JBoss
10 13 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.99%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.89%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.69%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.69%) SAS
13 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.59%) Jetty
Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.099%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 395 (38.92%) Amazon AWS
2 391 (38.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (11.03%) PaaS
4 103 (10.15%) IaaS
5 89 (8.77%) Office 365
6 73 (7.19%) Amazon EC2
7 72 (7.09%) Cloud Computing
8 71 (7.00%) Amazon S3
9 59 (5.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 55 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 50 (4.93%) SaaS
12 41 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
13 38 (3.74%) GitHub
14 36 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (2.86%) Route 53
16 29 (2.86%) Serverless
17 20 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 494 (48.67%) Firewall
2 239 (23.55%) VPN
2 239 (23.55%) WAN
3 229 (22.56%) DNS
4 198 (19.51%) LAN
5 157 (15.47%) Network Security
6 156 (15.37%) TCP/IP
7 142 (13.99%) Wireless
8 115 (11.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 114 (11.23%) MPLS
10 109 (10.74%) DHCP
11 103 (10.15%) Cisco ASA
12 98 (9.66%) BGP
13 93 (9.16%) OSPF
14 88 (8.67%) VLAN
15 70 (6.90%) SAN
16 65 (6.40%) NetScaler
17 61 (6.01%) VoIP
18 60 (5.91%) WLAN
19 59 (5.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 88 (8.67%) NoSQL
3 87 (8.57%) MySQL
4 82 (8.08%) Amazon RDS
5 64 (6.31%) MongoDB
6 44 (4.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 36 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (3.15%) Big Data
9 28 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 28 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.66%) MariaDB
11 25 (2.46%) Oracle Database
12 21 (2.07%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.08%) BigQuery
15 10 (0.99%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.89%) Couchbase
16 9 (0.89%) DB2
17 8 (0.79%) Informix
Development Applications
1 176 (17.34%) Jenkins
2 156 (15.37%) Git (software)
3 103 (10.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 68 (6.70%) Vagrant
5 66 (6.50%) Hudson
6 63 (6.21%) Subversion
6 63 (6.21%) TeamCity
7 48 (4.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 38 (3.74%) JIRA
9 34 (3.35%) GitLab
10 15 (1.48%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.18%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.79%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.69%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.49%) Codeship
15 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.39%) AutoIt
16 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 126 (12.41%) Finance
2 79 (7.78%) Banking
3 40 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.74%) Retail
5 22 (2.17%) Games
6 18 (1.77%) Law
7 17 (1.67%) Publishing
8 16 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.89%) Marketing
10 6 (0.59%) Billing
10 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.59%) Local Government
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
11 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.39%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.099%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 181 (17.83%) Network Engineer
2 177 (17.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 125 (12.32%) Architect
4 120 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 71 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
6 67 (6.60%) AWS DevOps
7 63 (6.21%) Administrator
8 62 (6.11%) AWS Engineer
9 59 (5.81%) Consultant
10 58 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 56 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
12 52 (5.12%) Azure Engineer
12 52 (5.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 52 (5.12%) Cloud Architect
13 51 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
13 51 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (4.83%) Analyst
15 48 (4.73%) Support Engineer
16 44 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
17 41 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
2 49 (4.83%) Web Services
3 46 (4.53%) .NET
4 38 (3.74%) Node.js
5 35 (3.45%) Kafka
6 30 (2.96%) LDAP
6 30 (2.96%) REST
7 29 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (2.56%) 802.1X
9 24 (2.36%) React
10 23 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
11 22 (2.17%) LAMP
12 19 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
12 19 (1.87%) J2EE
13 18 (1.77%) CSS
14 17 (1.67%) WebSockets
15 16 (1.58%) Jinja
16 15 (1.48%) HTML
17 14 (1.38%) Middleware
18 13 (1.28%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 267 (26.31%) Data Centre
2 94 (9.26%) Public Cloud
3 90 (8.87%) Clustering
4 88 (8.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 60 (5.91%) Private Cloud
5 60 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (4.93%) PKI
8 45 (4.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 39 (3.84%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (3.55%) Computer Science
11 34 (3.35%) Replication
12 29 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (1.97%) Management Information System
15 17 (1.67%) BBC
16 15 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
17 14 (1.38%) CMDB
18 13 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
19 12 (1.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 374 (36.85%) Linux
2 297 (29.26%) Windows
3 153 (15.07%) Windows Server
4 109 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (8.08%) CentOS
7 78 (7.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (7.29%) Unix
9 51 (5.02%) Windows 10
10 31 (3.05%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.48%) SUSE
12 14 (1.38%) DC/OS
13 11 (1.08%) Solaris
13 11 (1.08%) VMS
14 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.69%) Debian
16 5 (0.49%) FreeBSD
17 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.39%) OpenBSD
17 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (34.68%) DevOps
2 256 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (18.82%) Configuration Management
4 172 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
5 162 (15.96%) ITIL
6 160 (15.76%) High Availability
7 149 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 128 (12.61%) Microservices
9 115 (11.33%) IT Strategy
10 113 (11.13%) Migration
11 102 (10.05%) Open Source
12 96 (9.46%) SIEM
13 84 (8.28%) Mentoring
14 81 (7.98%) Presales
15 76 (7.49%) Continuous Delivery
15 76 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
15 76 (7.49%) Network Design
15 76 (7.49%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 68 (6.70%) Network Virtualisation
17 64 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 283 (27.88%) Python
2 215 (21.18%) SQL
3 175 (17.24%) PowerShell
4 143 (14.09%) Java
5 141 (13.89%) Ruby
6 106 (10.44%) Bash Shell
7 99 (9.75%) Go
8 96 (9.46%) Perl
9 38 (3.74%) JavaScript
10 37 (3.65%) Shell Script
11 35 (3.45%) C#
12 29 (2.86%) PHP
13 15 (1.48%) C
14 14 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.38%) Tcl
15 12 (1.18%) Bourne shell
15 12 (1.18%) Korn
16 7 (0.69%) Erlang
17 6 (0.59%) Elixir
17 6 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 241 (23.74%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (19.70%) CCNP
3 104 (10.25%) CCNA
4 88 (8.67%) Degree
5 63 (6.21%) CCIE
6 61 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (5.22%) RHCSA
8 52 (5.12%) RHCE
9 45 (4.43%) CCDP
10 39 (3.84%) AWS Certification
11 37 (3.65%) MCSE
12 35 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (3.15%) Security Cleared
14 28 (2.76%) CCSE
15 24 (2.36%) SC Cleared
16 22 (2.17%) JNCIP
17 21 (2.07%) CCSA
18 18 (1.77%) MCSA
19 16 (1.58%) MCP
20 12 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.56%) SLA
2 21 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.48%) GDPR
5 10 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.49%) PMO
7 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.099%) QA
8 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 251 (24.73%) Docker
2 207 (20.39%) Active Directory
3 173 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (12.22%) Hyper-V
5 44 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (4.04%) VMware NSX
7 27 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.56%) XenApp
9 25 (2.46%) ProxySG
10 20 (1.97%) vSphere
11 19 (1.87%) XenDesktop
12 12 (1.18%) Gluster
12 12 (1.18%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.79%) KVM
15 7 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.69%) HDFS
15 7 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 219 (21.58%) Ansible
2 215 (21.18%) Puppet
3 186 (18.33%) Terraform
4 164 (16.16%) Kubernetes
5 144 (14.19%) Opscode Chef
6 115 (11.33%) Nagios
7 105 (10.34%) Docker Swarm
8 98 (9.66%) Grafana
9 96 (9.46%) Packer
10 87 (8.57%) Consul
10 87 (8.57%) Graphite
10 87 (8.57%) Salt
11 81 (7.98%) ZABBIX
12 67 (6.60%) Opsview
13 50 (4.93%) Prometheus
14 29 (2.86%) SCCM
15 27 (2.66%) Mesos
16 23 (2.27%) SCOM
17 22 (2.17%) Rancher
18 19 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 363 (35.76%) Cisco
2 301 (29.66%) Microsoft
3 261 (25.71%) VMware
4 185 (18.23%) F5
5 160 (15.76%) CheckPoint
6 118 (11.63%) Citrix
7 115 (11.33%) Juniper
8 104 (10.25%) Red Hat
9 101 (9.95%) SolarWinds
10 96 (9.46%) HP
11 82 (8.08%) Oracle
12 59 (5.81%) Fortinet
13 57 (5.62%) Palo Alto
14 50 (4.93%) EMC
15 49 (4.83%) Google
16 41 (4.04%) Blue Coat
17 37 (3.65%) Forcepoint
18 34 (3.35%) IBM
19 33 (3.25%) Aruba
19 33 (3.25%) Meraki