Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 435 420 451
Rank change year-on-year -15 +31 -7
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 264 962 1,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.76% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 207 789 859
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +1.94% +5.10%

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 45,953 127,010 151,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,887 100,305 120,420
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,737 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing.

Salary trend for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Load Balancing over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 17 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 29 October 2020. 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 -24 248 £60,000 - 61
London +81 132 £75,000 +7.14% 17
UK excluding London -15 121 £45,000 -14.29% 49
South East +39 42 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Midlands +61 27 £48,750 -7.14% 14
North of England +116 25 £50,500 -3.81% 9
Work from Home -16 25 £55,000 -21.43% 6
West Midlands +50 23 £51,250 -2.38% 11
North West +128 20 £52,000 +1.96% 5
South West +77 18 £46,000 -0.54% 7
Scotland +86 5 £52,500 +23.53% 2
East Midlands +75 4 £38,500 -25.24% 3
Yorkshire +85 3 £51,000 -7.27% 4
Wales +40 2 £42,500 -3.95%
North East +21 2 £50,000 +16.51%
East of England +77 1 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Northern Ireland +18 1 £35,000 -12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 143 (54.17%) AWS
2 116 (43.94%) Linux
2 116 (43.94%) Firewall
3 111 (42.05%) DevOps
4 100 (37.88%) Configuration Management
5 98 (37.12%) Python
6 96 (36.36%) Azure
7 93 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (33.71%) Cisco
9 85 (32.20%) Terraform
10 83 (31.44%) Microsoft
11 74 (28.03%) Puppet
12 73 (27.65%) Jenkins
13 72 (27.27%) Git (software)
14 69 (26.14%) Kubernetes
15 68 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (25.38%) Finance
17 65 (24.62%) VPN
18 63 (23.86%) Open Source
18 63 (23.86%) Microservices
19 62 (23.48%) High Availability
20 61 (23.11%) Ruby
21 59 (22.35%) Docker
22 58 (21.97%) Ansible
22 58 (21.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 57 (21.59%) WAN
24 56 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
24 56 (21.21%) CentOS
25 54 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 52 (19.70%) Elastic Stack

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 15 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.92%) IIS
3 8 (3.03%) Confluence
4 7 (2.65%) Apache
5 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 143 (54.17%) AWS
2 96 (36.36%) Azure
3 46 (17.42%) Cloud Computing
3 46 (17.42%) GCP
4 43 (16.29%) GitHub
5 34 (12.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 31 (11.74%) SaaS
7 29 (10.98%) PaaS
8 27 (10.23%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (10.23%) IaaS
9 26 (9.85%) Amazon S3
9 26 (9.85%) Route 53
10 18 (6.82%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (6.06%) Serverless
12 15 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (5.30%) Office 365
14 13 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (4.55%) OpenShift
16 9 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (3.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 116 (43.94%) Firewall
2 65 (24.62%) VPN
3 57 (21.59%) WAN
4 46 (17.42%) BGP
5 44 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 43 (16.29%) DNS
7 38 (14.39%) OSPF
8 34 (12.88%) LAN
8 34 (12.88%) Network Security
9 29 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (10.23%) MPLS
11 21 (7.95%) DHCP
11 21 (7.95%) Multicast
11 21 (7.95%) VLAN
12 20 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (7.58%) Internet
13 15 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (5.68%) NX-OS
14 14 (5.30%) EIGRP
14 14 (5.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.39%) NoSQL
2 26 (9.85%) MySQL
3 21 (7.95%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.68%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.65%) BigQuery
9 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.89%) Bigtable
10 5 (1.89%) Cloud Spanner
11 4 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.52%) Big Data
12 3 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.14%) Redis
12 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.76%) HBase
13 2 (0.76%) Looker
Development Applications
1 73 (27.65%) Jenkins
2 72 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 58 (21.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 49 (18.56%) GitLab
5 14 (5.30%) JIRA
5 14 (5.30%) PHPUnit
6 12 (4.55%) Selenium
6 12 (4.55%) Vagrant
7 10 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (2.65%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.27%) Bitbucket Server
9 6 (2.27%) Hudson
9 6 (2.27%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.52%) Maven
12 3 (1.14%) Gradle
12 3 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.76%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (25.38%) Finance
2 48 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 16 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.65%) Banking
5 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Front Office
7 2 (0.76%) Games
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (30.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (23.11%) Network Engineer
3 53 (20.08%) Platform Engineer
4 27 (10.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 20 (7.58%) Azure Engineer
7 17 (6.44%) AWS Engineer
7 17 (6.44%) Developer
8 14 (5.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.55%) Architect
10 12 (4.55%) PHP Developer
10 12 (4.55%) Senior PHP Developer
11 11 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
11 11 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.17%) Consultant
12 10 (3.79%) Cisco Engineer
12 10 (3.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 9 (3.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 9 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.70%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (6.06%) CSS
2 16 (6.06%) LAMP
3 15 (5.68%) .NET
3 15 (5.68%) HTML
3 15 (5.68%) jQuery
4 14 (5.30%) XMPP
5 13 (4.92%) 802.1X
5 13 (4.92%) XHTML
6 11 (4.17%) Web Services
7 7 (2.65%) LDAP
7 7 (2.65%) OAuth
8 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.89%) Middleware
8 5 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.89%) React
8 5 (1.89%) WebRTC
9 4 (1.52%) Node.js
9 4 (1.52%) REST
9 4 (1.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.29%) Data Centre
2 35 (13.26%) Public Cloud
3 18 (6.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.27%) Clustering
7 6 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.27%) PKI
8 4 (1.52%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.14%) BYOD
9 3 (1.14%) CMDB
9 3 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 116 (43.94%) Linux
2 56 (21.21%) CentOS
3 54 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (14.77%) Windows
5 15 (5.68%) Unix
6 8 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.27%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.14%) Android
9 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.76%) VMS
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.05%) DevOps
2 100 (37.88%) Configuration Management
3 93 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (23.86%) Microservices
5 63 (23.86%) Open Source
6 62 (23.48%) High Availability
7 46 (17.42%) Infrastructure Automation
8 43 (16.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (15.53%) Software Engineering
10 40 (15.15%) E-Procurement
10 40 (15.15%) IT Strategy
10 40 (15.15%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 37 (14.02%) ITIL
12 33 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
13 30 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (10.98%) Deployment Automation
15 26 (9.85%) Migration
16 21 (7.95%) Computer Science
16 21 (7.95%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 98 (37.12%) Python
2 61 (23.11%) Ruby
3 51 (19.32%) SQL
4 49 (18.56%) Go
5 40 (15.15%) Bash Shell
6 34 (12.88%) Java
7 31 (11.74%) PowerShell
8 21 (7.95%) C#
9 17 (6.44%) PHP
10 7 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.52%) Perl
13 3 (1.14%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.38%) C++
15 1 (0.38%) Scala
15 1 (0.38%) VB
15 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (16.29%) CCNP
3 42 (15.91%) AWS Certification
4 25 (9.47%) CCNA
5 24 (9.09%) Degree
6 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (3.41%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.03%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.65%) CCIE
9 7 (2.65%) CISSP
10 6 (2.27%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.27%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.52%) MCSE
12 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.14%) GREM
12 3 (1.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) NIST
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 59 (22.35%) Docker
2 34 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 14 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.79%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.27%) GlusterFS
6 6 (2.27%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.89%) XenApp
7 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (1.14%) LXC
9 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.14%) vSphere
10 2 (0.76%) HDFS
10 2 (0.76%) NFS
10 2 (0.76%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (32.20%) Terraform
2 74 (28.03%) Puppet
3 69 (26.14%) Kubernetes
4 58 (21.97%) Ansible
5 47 (17.80%) Grafana
6 46 (17.42%) Graphite
7 44 (16.67%) Prometheus
8 27 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (6.06%) SCCM
10 14 (5.30%) Nagios
11 12 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (3.79%) Packer
13 9 (3.41%) Consul
13 9 (3.41%) ZABBIX
14 7 (2.65%) Opsview
15 6 (2.27%) Salt
16 4 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
16 4 (1.52%) HAProxy
16 4 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
17 3 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (33.71%) Cisco
2 83 (31.44%) Microsoft
3 42 (15.91%) F5
3 42 (15.91%) Google
4 41 (15.53%) VMware
5 31 (11.74%) CheckPoint
6 28 (10.61%) Citrix
7 23 (8.71%) Palo Alto
8 18 (6.82%) Infoblox
8 18 (6.82%) Juniper
8 18 (6.82%) Red Hat
8 18 (6.82%) Splunk
9 15 (5.68%) Oracle
10 13 (4.92%) ForeScout
11 12 (4.55%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.41%) New Relic
13 8 (3.03%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.03%) Meraki
14 7 (2.65%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.27%) Foundry