Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 452 432 416
Rank change year-on-year -20 -16 -37
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,014 1,211 1,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.73% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.80% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 721 979 1,183
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.58% -5.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -5.66% +0.95%

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 142,245 151,854 166,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.53% 90.92%
Number of salaries quoted 114,107 120,682 140,704
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +15 391 £65,000 +8.33% 44
South East -53 204 £60,000 +20.00% 34
North of England -91 148 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Midlands +86 138 £52,500 +5.00% 13
East of England +60 116 £50,000 -13.04% 13
West Midlands +82 115 £52,500 +5.00% 12
North West -22 86 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Yorkshire -68 62 £42,500 -5.56% 8
South West -6 37 £43,000 +9.55% 6
East Midlands -7 23 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 502 (49.51%) Firewall
2 431 (42.50%) Cisco
3 378 (37.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 374 (36.88%) Amazon AWS
5 372 (36.69%) Linux
6 330 (32.54%) Windows
7 311 (30.67%) DevOps
8 296 (29.19%) Microsoft
9 289 (28.50%) VMware
10 283 (27.91%) Data Centre
11 278 (27.42%) DNS
12 269 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
13 267 (26.33%) WAN
14 264 (26.04%) VPN
15 241 (23.77%) F5
16 240 (23.67%) CCNP
17 226 (22.29%) LAN
17 226 (22.29%) Python
18 207 (20.41%) Active Directory
19 206 (20.32%) Docker
20 205 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
20 205 (20.22%) Network Security
21 201 (19.82%) PowerShell
21 201 (19.82%) Ansible
22 198 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
23 174 (17.16%) CheckPoint
24 168 (16.57%) ITIL
25 164 (16.17%) Juniper
25 164 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 163 (16.07%) Windows Server

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 57 (5.62%) Apache
2 49 (4.83%) Tomcat
3 45 (4.44%) IIS
4 31 (3.06%) nginx
5 29 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 24 (2.37%) MS Exchange
7 23 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.17%) JBoss
9 21 (2.07%) Skype for Business
10 20 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.18%) Confluence
13 11 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.99%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.99%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.89%) SharePoint
16 8 (0.79%) Jetty
17 5 (0.49%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.30%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.099%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 378 (37.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 374 (36.88%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (10.55%) PaaS
4 97 (9.57%) Office 365
5 92 (9.07%) IaaS
6 50 (4.93%) SaaS
7 47 (4.64%) Amazon S3
7 47 (4.64%) Dynamics 365
8 46 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 37 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 33 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (2.17%) Route 53
13 20 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
16 16 (1.58%) Serverless
16 16 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
17 10 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 502 (49.51%) Firewall
2 278 (27.42%) DNS
3 267 (26.33%) WAN
4 264 (26.04%) VPN
5 226 (22.29%) LAN
6 205 (20.22%) Network Security
7 145 (14.30%) DHCP
8 139 (13.71%) Wireless
9 135 (13.31%) TCP/IP
10 129 (12.72%) MPLS
11 119 (11.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 117 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
13 109 (10.75%) VLAN
14 98 (9.66%) BGP
15 92 (9.07%) OSPF
16 77 (7.59%) WLAN
17 75 (7.40%) NetScaler
18 69 (6.80%) SAN
19 58 (5.72%) SSL
20 54 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.59%) MySQL
3 54 (5.33%) Amazon RDS
4 50 (4.93%) MongoDB
5 43 (4.24%) NoSQL
6 32 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (2.07%) Big Data
9 18 (1.78%) MariaDB
10 17 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (1.58%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.79%) DB2
14 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.69%) BigQuery
15 7 (0.69%) Informix
16 6 (0.59%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 146 (14.40%) Jenkins
2 108 (10.65%) Git (software)
3 60 (5.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 59 (5.82%) Hudson
5 57 (5.62%) Vagrant
6 48 (4.73%) Subversion
7 39 (3.85%) TeamCity
8 36 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (3.35%) JIRA
10 24 (2.37%) Visual Studio
11 16 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (1.18%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.59%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.49%) Maven
15 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.39%) AutoIt
17 3 (0.30%) git-flow
17 3 (0.30%) gulp
17 3 (0.30%) Travis CI
General
1 162 (15.98%) Finance
2 99 (9.76%) Banking
3 43 (4.24%) Retail
4 30 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.37%) Law
5 24 (2.37%) Marketing
6 22 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.87%) Games
8 16 (1.58%) Publishing
9 12 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.89%) Electronics
12 7 (0.69%) Billing
13 6 (0.59%) Legal
14 5 (0.49%) Local Government
15 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.20%) Advertising
17 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
18 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 182 (17.95%) Network Engineer
2 146 (14.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 139 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (11.83%) Architect
5 68 (6.71%) Consultant
6 67 (6.61%) Analyst
6 67 (6.61%) Cisco Engineer
7 65 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 63 (6.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 62 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
10 61 (6.02%) Administrator
11 53 (5.23%) Linux Engineer
12 51 (5.03%) AWS DevOps
13 50 (4.93%) Security Architect
13 50 (4.93%) Security Solutions Architect
14 48 (4.73%) AWS Engineer
15 47 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
16 45 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
17 41 (4.04%) Support Engineer
18 40 (3.94%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.04%) Middleware
2 40 (3.94%) Web Services
3 39 (3.85%) 802.1X
4 31 (3.06%) .NET
5 26 (2.56%) Node.js
6 24 (2.37%) React
7 23 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
7 23 (2.27%) REST
8 21 (2.07%) CSS
8 21 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
8 21 (2.07%) Kafka
8 21 (2.07%) LDAP
9 20 (1.97%) LAMP
10 18 (1.78%) LEMP Stack
11 15 (1.48%) HTML
11 15 (1.48%) Jinja
12 13 (1.28%) OAuth
13 12 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (1.18%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 283 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 99 (9.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 83 (8.19%) Clustering
3 83 (8.19%) Public Cloud
4 63 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (6.02%) PKI
6 50 (4.93%) Linux Command Line
7 49 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (4.73%) Private Cloud
9 43 (4.24%) Cyberthreat
9 43 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (3.06%) Computer Science
11 30 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (2.86%) Replication
13 23 (2.27%) BBC
14 18 (1.78%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.58%) Fintech
16 14 (1.38%) CMDB
16 14 (1.38%) Driving Licence
17 12 (1.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 372 (36.69%) Linux
2 330 (32.54%) Windows
3 163 (16.07%) Windows Server
4 128 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (8.58%) Unix
7 60 (5.92%) Windows 10
8 51 (5.03%) CentOS
9 41 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (3.75%) Ubuntu
11 16 (1.58%) SUSE
12 13 (1.28%) DC/OS
13 11 (1.08%) Debian
13 11 (1.08%) Solaris
14 9 (0.89%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.59%) VMS
15 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.39%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (30.67%) DevOps
2 198 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (16.57%) ITIL
4 164 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 156 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 133 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (11.34%) High Availability
8 114 (11.24%) SIEM
9 113 (11.14%) Migration
10 99 (9.76%) Presales
11 86 (8.48%) Network Design
11 86 (8.48%) Network Virtualisation
12 80 (7.89%) Microservices
13 79 (7.79%) Test Automation
14 77 (7.59%) IT Strategy
15 74 (7.30%) Service Delivery
16 73 (7.20%) Service Management
17 68 (6.71%) Incident Management
18 66 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
19 62 (6.11%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 226 (22.29%) Python
2 201 (19.82%) PowerShell
3 142 (14.00%) SQL
4 132 (13.02%) Java
5 121 (11.93%) Ruby
6 100 (9.86%) Bash Shell
7 94 (9.27%) Perl
8 75 (7.40%) Go
9 60 (5.92%) JavaScript
10 31 (3.06%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.86%) C#
12 26 (2.56%) PHP
13 16 (1.58%) C
14 13 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.18%) Bourne shell
15 12 (1.18%) Korn
16 7 (0.69%) Erlang
17 6 (0.59%) Elixir
18 4 (0.39%) Scala
18 4 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 269 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (23.67%) CCNP
3 117 (11.54%) CCNA
4 79 (7.79%) Degree
5 70 (6.90%) CCDP
6 68 (6.71%) CCIE
7 61 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (4.83%) MCSE
9 35 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (3.25%) Security Cleared
11 32 (3.16%) CCSE
12 29 (2.86%) SC Cleared
13 24 (2.37%) RHCE
13 24 (2.37%) RHCSA
14 22 (2.17%) CCSA
14 22 (2.17%) JNCIP
15 20 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.87%) CISSP
17 14 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (1.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.16%) SLA
2 31 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.87%) GCP
4 18 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.18%) GDPR
7 9 (0.89%) QA
8 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.49%) PMO
9 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.099%) COBIT
11 1 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 207 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 206 (20.32%) Docker
3 205 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (12.13%) Hyper-V
5 40 (3.94%) vSphere
6 36 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (3.35%) VMware NSX
8 32 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 30 (2.96%) ProxySG
10 27 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
12 23 (2.27%) XenApp
13 18 (1.78%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
14 10 (0.99%) Gluster
15 9 (0.89%) GlusterFS
15 9 (0.89%) KVM
16 8 (0.79%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 201 (19.82%) Ansible
2 163 (16.07%) Puppet
3 150 (14.79%) Terraform
4 123 (12.13%) Opscode Chef
5 120 (11.83%) Kubernetes
6 103 (10.16%) Nagios
7 72 (7.10%) Docker Swarm
8 71 (7.00%) ZABBIX
9 69 (6.80%) Salt
10 62 (6.11%) Grafana
11 55 (5.42%) Consul
11 55 (5.42%) Packer
12 53 (5.23%) Graphite
12 53 (5.23%) Opsview
13 30 (2.96%) vCenter Server
13 30 (2.96%) vRealize
14 27 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
15 26 (2.56%) SCOM
16 23 (2.27%) QRadar
17 21 (2.07%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 431 (42.50%) Cisco
2 296 (29.19%) Microsoft
3 289 (28.50%) VMware
4 241 (23.77%) F5
5 174 (17.16%) CheckPoint
6 164 (16.17%) Juniper
7 155 (15.29%) Citrix
8 135 (13.31%) HP
9 109 (10.75%) Fortinet
10 102 (10.06%) SolarWinds
11 84 (8.28%) Palo Alto
12 77 (7.59%) Red Hat
13 58 (5.72%) Oracle
14 53 (5.23%) Forcepoint
15 44 (4.34%) Splunk
16 42 (4.14%) Aruba
16 42 (4.14%) EMC
17 41 (4.04%) IBM
18 40 (3.94%) Blue Coat
18 40 (3.94%) Tufin