Period
to 21 May 2018

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

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 448 371
Rank change year-on-year +1 -77 -22
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,141 1,082 1,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.64% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.71% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 823 887 1,417
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% -8.00% +5.26%

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 156,094 152,797 180,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.51% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,685 125,210 150,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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
England -13 1,012 £51,500 -6.36% 170
UK excluding London +45 766 £47,500 +3.26% 107
London -58 352 £60,000 - 75
South East -11 243 £50,000 - 25
North of England -3 162 £45,000 -2.17% 19
Midlands +76 140 £45,000 - 18
West Midlands +62 120 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Yorkshire +59 120 £47,000 +4.44% 10
East of England +34 114 £50,000 -13.04% 17
Scotland +18 66 £42,500 -19.81% 9
South West -15 39 £43,000 +7.50% 16
Wales +31 38 £42,500 +2.77% 2
North West -53 38 £45,000 -5.26% 8
East Midlands +13 20 £45,000 - 7
North East -10 4 £32,500 +4.84% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £41,250 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 551 (48.29%) Firewall
2 537 (47.06%) Cisco
3 432 (37.86%) Linux
4 384 (33.65%) Amazon AWS
5 361 (31.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 350 (30.67%) Windows
7 342 (29.97%) WAN
8 337 (29.54%) VMware
9 329 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
9 329 (28.83%) F5
10 310 (27.17%) DNS
11 305 (26.73%) CCNP
12 298 (26.12%) Microsoft
12 298 (26.12%) DevOps
13 296 (25.94%) VPN
14 295 (25.85%) Data Centre
15 265 (23.23%) LAN
16 253 (22.17%) ITIL
17 239 (20.95%) Python
18 230 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 210 (18.40%) Juniper
19 210 (18.40%) MPLS
20 198 (17.35%) Network Security
21 196 (17.18%) PowerShell
22 195 (17.09%) CheckPoint
23 191 (16.74%) Finance
24 181 (15.86%) Ansible
25 179 (15.69%) Puppet
26 176 (15.43%) Citrix
27 170 (14.90%) DHCP

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 79 (6.92%) IIS
2 63 (5.52%) Tomcat
3 62 (5.43%) Apache
4 53 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 29 (2.54%) JBoss
6 28 (2.45%) MS Exchange
7 27 (2.37%) SharePoint
8 24 (2.10%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.93%) nginx
9 22 (1.93%) Skype for Business
10 19 (1.67%) CMS
10 19 (1.67%) Confluence
10 19 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 19 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (1.49%) OpenStack
12 15 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (1.23%) WordPress
14 12 (1.05%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.088%) LibreOffice
3 1 (0.088%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.61%) HFM
3 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 384 (33.65%) Amazon AWS
2 361 (31.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (7.01%) Office 365
4 68 (5.96%) SaaS
5 56 (4.91%) PaaS
6 46 (4.03%) IaaS
7 36 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (2.98%) Serverless
8 34 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 32 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 29 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (2.19%) Route 53
12 24 (2.10%) Amazon S3
12 24 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (1.40%) GitHub
16 14 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
16 14 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 551 (48.29%) Firewall
2 342 (29.97%) WAN
3 310 (27.17%) DNS
4 296 (25.94%) VPN
5 265 (23.23%) LAN
6 210 (18.40%) MPLS
7 198 (17.35%) Network Security
8 170 (14.90%) DHCP
9 165 (14.46%) TCP/IP
10 157 (13.76%) Cisco ASA
11 156 (13.67%) Wireless
12 136 (11.92%) OSPF
12 136 (11.92%) VLAN
13 128 (11.22%) BGP
14 112 (9.82%) SSL
15 108 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
16 89 (7.80%) WLAN
17 87 (7.62%) HTTP
18 85 (7.45%) Internet
18 85 (7.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 81 (7.10%) MySQL
3 32 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 32 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
7 25 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
9 18 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.40%) Big Data
12 14 (1.23%) DB2
12 14 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.96%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.96%) Redis
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 116 (10.17%) Jenkins
2 113 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.43%) Subversion
4 41 (3.59%) JIRA
5 34 (2.98%) Visual Studio
6 31 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 31 (2.72%) Vagrant
7 24 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (1.75%) Hudson
9 18 (1.58%) Maven
10 17 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.23%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (1.14%) Artifactory
12 13 (1.14%) PyCharm
12 13 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.14%) WebDriver
13 10 (0.88%) GoCD
14 8 (0.70%) GitLab
14 8 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 191 (16.74%) Finance
2 53 (4.65%) Banking
3 47 (4.12%) Retail
4 30 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.02%) Marketing
6 17 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.49%) Law
7 14 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.14%) Advertising
9 12 (1.05%) Games
9 12 (1.05%) Legal
10 10 (0.88%) Back Office
10 10 (0.88%) Publishing
11 8 (0.70%) Electronics
12 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 245 (21.47%) Network Engineer
2 155 (13.58%) Architect
3 121 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 105 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 76 (6.66%) Analyst
6 75 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 72 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
8 66 (5.78%) Cisco Engineer
9 63 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 62 (5.43%) Administrator
11 59 (5.17%) Security Architect
12 58 (5.08%) Security Solutions Architect
13 57 (5.00%) Consultant
14 50 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
15 47 (4.12%) Network Architect
16 45 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
17 41 (3.59%) Linux Administrator
18 39 (3.42%) Technical Architect
19 38 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
20 36 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.19%) Middleware
2 78 (6.84%) Web Services
3 54 (4.73%) .NET
4 37 (3.24%) 802.1X
5 35 (3.07%) J2EE
6 34 (2.98%) LAMP
7 32 (2.80%) REST
8 29 (2.54%) XML
9 26 (2.28%) HTML
10 23 (2.02%) CSS
11 21 (1.84%) LDAP
12 19 (1.67%) AngularJS
12 19 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
12 19 (1.67%) JMS
12 19 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
12 19 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (1.67%) SOAP
13 17 (1.49%) Ajax
13 17 (1.49%) Kafka
13 17 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 295 (25.85%) Data Centre
2 155 (13.58%) Clustering
3 100 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (6.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 72 (6.31%) Public Cloud
6 67 (5.87%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (4.65%) Private Cloud
8 46 (4.03%) Cyberthreat
9 39 (3.42%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (3.07%) Management Information System
12 29 (2.54%) PKI
13 28 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
14 24 (2.10%) Fintech
15 20 (1.75%) Replication
16 19 (1.67%) Driving Licence
17 18 (1.58%) Computer Science
18 16 (1.40%) Algorithms
18 16 (1.40%) FlexPod
19 12 (1.05%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 432 (37.86%) Linux
2 350 (30.67%) Windows
3 143 (12.53%) Windows Server
4 139 (12.18%) Unix
5 79 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (5.43%) CentOS
8 52 (4.56%) Ubuntu
9 47 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (3.86%) Solaris
11 29 (2.54%) Windows 10
12 23 (2.02%) Debian
13 19 (1.67%) AIX
14 15 (1.31%) HPUX
15 13 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (1.05%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.61%) SUSE
18 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
19 5 (0.44%) Amazon Linux
19 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (26.12%) DevOps
2 253 (22.17%) ITIL
3 158 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (13.76%) High Availability
5 134 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (11.57%) Configuration Management
7 116 (10.17%) Presales
8 103 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
9 96 (8.41%) Mentoring
10 95 (8.33%) Change Management
11 91 (7.98%) Service Management
12 90 (7.89%) Migration
13 89 (7.80%) Test Automation
14 84 (7.36%) Service Delivery
15 83 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 81 (7.10%) Network Architecture
16 81 (7.10%) SIEM
17 76 (6.66%) Network Design
18 75 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
19 74 (6.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 239 (20.95%) Python
2 196 (17.18%) PowerShell
3 165 (14.46%) SQL
4 160 (14.02%) Bash Shell
5 129 (11.31%) Java
6 97 (8.50%) Ruby
7 86 (7.54%) Perl
8 83 (7.27%) JavaScript
9 59 (5.17%) C#
10 41 (3.59%) PHP
11 27 (2.37%) Go
12 23 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 14 (1.23%) C
16 10 (0.88%) VBScript
17 9 (0.79%) ActionScript
17 9 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
18 5 (0.44%) Erlang
19 4 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 329 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
2 305 (26.73%) CCNP
3 169 (14.81%) CCNA
4 118 (10.34%) CCIE
5 75 (6.57%) Degree
6 74 (6.49%) CCDP
7 66 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (4.12%) JNCIP
8 47 (4.12%) MCSE
9 40 (3.51%) CCSE
9 40 (3.51%) Security Cleared
10 33 (2.89%) CCDA
10 33 (2.89%) SC Cleared
11 29 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (2.45%) CISSP
13 23 (2.02%) IISP
13 23 (2.02%) ISSAP
14 18 (1.58%) AWS Certification
15 16 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (3.42%) SLA
3 38 (3.33%) QA
4 22 (1.93%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.88%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.61%) GCP
8 5 (0.44%) GDPR
9 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 230 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 167 (14.64%) Active Directory
3 119 (10.43%) Docker
4 112 (9.82%) Hyper-V
5 48 (4.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 44 (3.86%) vSphere
7 38 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
8 36 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (2.80%) VMware NSX
11 22 (1.93%) XenApp
12 16 (1.40%) KVM
12 16 (1.40%) Varnish
13 15 (1.31%) XenDesktop
14 12 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (0.79%) Squid
16 8 (0.70%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
16 8 (0.70%) ProxySG
17 7 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 181 (15.86%) Ansible
2 179 (15.69%) Puppet
3 144 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (8.94%) Terraform
5 69 (6.05%) Kubernetes
6 62 (5.43%) Nagios
6 62 (5.43%) vCenter Server
7 49 (4.29%) ZABBIX
8 40 (3.51%) vRealize
9 39 (3.42%) QRadar
10 37 (3.24%) SCOM
11 30 (2.63%) SCCM
12 29 (2.54%) Packer
13 28 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
13 28 (2.45%) Graphite
14 27 (2.37%) Salt
15 25 (2.19%) Grafana
16 23 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
17 20 (1.75%) Consul
18 17 (1.49%) Opsview
Vendors
1 537 (47.06%) Cisco
2 337 (29.54%) VMware
3 329 (28.83%) F5
4 298 (26.12%) Microsoft
5 210 (18.40%) Juniper
6 195 (17.09%) CheckPoint
7 176 (15.43%) Citrix
8 156 (13.67%) Fortinet
9 149 (13.06%) HP
10 115 (10.08%) Palo Alto
11 103 (9.03%) SolarWinds
12 87 (7.62%) Splunk
13 86 (7.54%) Oracle
14 78 (6.84%) Red Hat
15 68 (5.96%) Avaya
16 67 (5.87%) Forcepoint
17 56 (4.91%) IBM
18 54 (4.73%) Tufin
19 53 (4.65%) Meraki
20 51 (4.47%) Aruba