Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 404 370
Rank change year-on-year -17 -34 -22
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1262 1446 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.76% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.85% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 983 1210 1544
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,400
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +2.04%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157899 169213 193846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.23% 88.62%
Number of salaries quoted 124329 140773 159410
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
England -11 1187 £50,750 -7.73% 53
UK excluding London +8 818 £47,500 -5.00% 42
London -66 427 £57,500 - 15
North of England +110 314 £45,000 +5.88% 18
South East -13 271 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire +104 178 £42,500 -5.56% 11
North West +60 124 £45,000 +20.00% 7
East of England -46 75 £60,000 +14.29% 7
Midlands +19 74 £52,500 +16.67% 1
West Midlands -3 49 £52,500 +20.69%
Scotland -4 46 £43,500 +8.75% 4
South West -40 33 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +39 25 £55,000 -6.38% 1
Wales +7 18 £50,000 +26.58%
North East +25 6 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland -21 1 £21,000 -50.59%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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 with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 689 (54.60%) Firewall
2 642 (50.87%) Cisco
3 469 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
4 433 (34.31%) Linux
5 411 (32.57%) WAN
6 400 (31.70%) Windows
7 359 (28.45%) CCNP
8 355 (28.13%) VPN
9 350 (27.73%) DNS
10 349 (27.65%) F5
11 341 (27.02%) Microsoft
12 317 (25.12%) VMware
13 311 (24.64%) LAN
14 308 (24.41%) ITIL
15 295 (23.38%) OSPF
16 284 (22.50%) Data Centre
17 280 (22.19%) BGP
18 275 (21.79%) Juniper
19 263 (20.84%) MPLS
20 261 (20.68%) TCP/IP
21 250 (19.81%) Finance
22 248 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
23 231 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
24 230 (18.23%) Active Directory
25 222 (17.59%) CheckPoint
26 216 (17.12%) SSL
27 214 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
28 212 (16.80%) Wireless
29 208 (16.48%) CCNA
30 205 (16.24%) SQL

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 108 (8.56%) Apache
2 99 (7.84%) IIS
3 73 (5.78%) Tomcat
4 56 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 48 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 48 (3.80%) OpenStack
5 48 (3.80%) WebSphere
6 45 (3.57%) nginx
7 36 (2.85%) JBoss
8 34 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (2.69%) SharePoint
9 29 (2.30%) Skype for Business
10 25 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.58%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (1.43%) Confluence
14 16 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.24%) HipChat
5 2 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) HFM
4 1 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.079%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 248 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
2 214 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.99%) Office 365
4 50 (3.96%) IaaS
5 44 (3.49%) PaaS
6 40 (3.17%) SaaS
7 33 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (2.06%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
10 19 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.19%) Route 53
13 14 (1.11%) Serverless
14 12 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.95%) GitHub
15 9 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 9 (0.71%) AWS OpsWorks
15 9 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.55%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 689 (54.60%) Firewall
2 411 (32.57%) WAN
3 355 (28.13%) VPN
4 350 (27.73%) DNS
5 311 (24.64%) LAN
6 295 (23.38%) OSPF
7 280 (22.19%) BGP
8 263 (20.84%) MPLS
9 261 (20.68%) TCP/IP
10 216 (17.12%) SSL
11 212 (16.80%) Wireless
12 199 (15.77%) Cisco ASA
13 184 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 172 (13.63%) IPsec
15 169 (13.39%) Network Security
16 167 (13.23%) DHCP
17 152 (12.04%) EIGRP
18 128 (10.14%) SAN
19 127 (10.06%) Ethernet
20 113 (8.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 130 (10.30%) MySQL
3 61 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 59 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 56 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 49 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
6 49 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 45 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (2.69%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.66%) Big Data
12 20 (1.58%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (1.27%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.27%) Redis
15 15 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.19%) MariaDB
16 14 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 60 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.69%) JIRA
4 31 (2.46%) TeamCity
5 22 (1.74%) Vagrant
5 22 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (1.35%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.35%) gulp
7 16 (1.27%) Maven
8 15 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.87%) webpack
13 10 (0.79%) Selenium
14 9 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.71%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.63%) PyCharm
15 8 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (0.55%) Artifactory
General
1 250 (19.81%) Finance
2 67 (5.31%) Banking
3 49 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.77%) Games
5 34 (2.69%) Law
6 30 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.74%) Marketing
9 19 (1.51%) Advertising
10 17 (1.35%) Retail
10 17 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 11 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.79%) Billing
13 7 (0.55%) Back Office
14 5 (0.40%) Electronics
14 5 (0.40%) French Language
14 5 (0.40%) Publishing
15 4 (0.32%) Legal
16 2 (0.16%) Automotive
16 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 408 (32.33%) Network Engineer
2 163 (12.92%) Architect
3 135 (10.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 113 (8.95%) Consultant
5 105 (8.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 98 (7.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 94 (7.45%) Administrator
8 82 (6.50%) Support Engineer
9 74 (5.86%) Systems Administrator
10 65 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 61 (4.83%) Network Support
12 60 (4.75%) Analyst
12 60 (4.75%) Network Consultant
13 59 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
13 59 (4.68%) Linux Administrator
14 55 (4.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 54 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
16 53 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
17 51 (4.04%) Network Support Engineer
18 44 (3.49%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (10.94%) Web Services
2 74 (5.86%) .NET
3 71 (5.63%) CSS
4 55 (4.36%) HTML
5 52 (4.12%) LAMP
6 41 (3.25%) J2EE
7 38 (3.01%) XML
8 36 (2.85%) RESTful
9 32 (2.54%) Middleware
10 27 (2.14%) AngularJS
10 27 (2.14%) JSON
10 27 (2.14%) Spring
11 25 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
11 25 (1.98%) LEMP Stack
12 24 (1.90%) 802.1X
13 23 (1.82%) REST
14 18 (1.43%) jQuery
15 17 (1.35%) Ajax
15 17 (1.35%) Kafka
15 17 (1.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 284 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 149 (11.81%) Clustering
3 101 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 47 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 41 (3.25%) Replication
8 29 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (2.22%) PKI
10 27 (2.14%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.58%) User Experience
12 19 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
13 18 (1.43%) Driving Licence
14 14 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (1.03%) FlexPod
16 12 (0.95%) Fintech
16 12 (0.95%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (0.79%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 433 (34.31%) Linux
2 400 (31.70%) Windows
3 172 (13.63%) Windows Server
4 159 (12.60%) Unix
5 105 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (5.78%) CentOS
8 59 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (3.57%) Solaris
10 42 (3.33%) Ubuntu
11 40 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (3.09%) Debian
13 18 (1.43%) HPUX
14 12 (0.95%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (0.79%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.71%) AIX
17 8 (0.63%) SUSE
18 7 (0.55%) Fedora
19 5 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (24.41%) ITIL
2 180 (14.26%) DevOps
3 142 (11.25%) High Availability
4 128 (10.14%) Network Design
5 127 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 82 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
8 79 (6.26%) Configuration Management
8 79 (6.26%) Project Management
9 78 (6.18%) Change Management
10 76 (6.02%) Mentoring
11 74 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
13 71 (5.63%) Service Management
14 69 (5.47%) Presales
15 68 (5.39%) Migration
16 67 (5.31%) Problem Management
16 67 (5.31%) Service Delivery
17 62 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
18 60 (4.75%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 205 (16.24%) SQL
2 193 (15.29%) Python
3 152 (12.04%) Java
4 143 (11.33%) Bash Shell
4 143 (11.33%) PowerShell
5 129 (10.22%) Perl
6 69 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 55 (4.36%) Ruby
8 49 (3.88%) Shell Script
9 44 (3.49%) C#
10 37 (2.93%) PHP
11 19 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.43%) Tcl
13 14 (1.11%) Go
13 14 (1.11%) Scala
14 12 (0.95%) PHP 5
14 12 (0.95%) PHP 7
15 11 (0.87%) ActionScript
15 11 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
15 11 (0.87%) ES6
Qualifications
1 469 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
2 359 (28.45%) CCNP
3 208 (16.48%) CCNA
4 171 (13.55%) CCIE
5 127 (10.06%) Degree
6 86 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 65 (5.15%) Security Cleared
8 62 (4.91%) MCSE
9 56 (4.44%) JNCIP
10 55 (4.36%) SC Cleared
11 49 (3.88%) CCSE
12 36 (2.85%) CCDP
13 35 (2.77%) CCSA
14 33 (2.61%) MCSA
15 32 (2.54%) CCDA
16 29 (2.30%) MCP
17 28 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (2.06%) MCITP
19 25 (1.98%) JNCIA
20 21 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.18%) SLA
2 40 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 33 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.58%) PMO
4 20 (1.58%) QA
5 11 (0.87%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.71%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.63%) GDPR
9 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.40%) WAI
11 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.24%) GCP
11 3 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 231 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 230 (18.23%) Active Directory
3 97 (7.69%) Docker
4 67 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 59 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.93%) KVM
7 34 (2.69%) vSphere
8 32 (2.54%) XenApp
9 18 (1.43%) iptables
10 15 (1.19%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.11%) Xen
11 14 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 13 (1.03%) Varnish
13 12 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.95%) XenServer
14 11 (0.87%) GlusterFS
15 10 (0.79%) vCloud
16 9 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 122 (9.67%) Puppet
2 104 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
3 94 (7.45%) Ansible
4 62 (4.91%) SCCM
5 51 (4.04%) Nagios
6 46 (3.65%) SCOM
7 39 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
8 31 (2.46%) HAProxy
9 30 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
10 28 (2.22%) Kubernetes
10 28 (2.22%) Terraform
11 24 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
12 22 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
13 21 (1.66%) Mesos
14 20 (1.58%) Salt
15 19 (1.51%) vCenter Server
15 19 (1.51%) ZABBIX
16 16 (1.27%) SCDPM
16 16 (1.27%) vRealize
17 15 (1.19%) SELinux
Vendors
1 642 (50.87%) Cisco
2 349 (27.65%) F5
3 341 (27.02%) Microsoft
4 317 (25.12%) VMware
5 275 (21.79%) Juniper
6 222 (17.59%) CheckPoint
7 144 (11.41%) Palo Alto
8 135 (10.70%) HP
9 132 (10.46%) Oracle
9 132 (10.46%) SolarWinds
10 106 (8.40%) Citrix
11 103 (8.16%) Red Hat
12 73 (5.78%) Brocade
13 68 (5.39%) Avaya
14 66 (5.23%) Dell
15 57 (4.52%) Riverbed
16 48 (3.80%) Fortinet
17 46 (3.65%) Aruba
18 41 (3.25%) Extreme Networks
18 41 (3.25%) IBM