Period
to 23 August 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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 401 364
Rank change year-on-year -27 -37 -10
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1246 1496 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.76% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.85% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 1276 1523
UK median annual salary £52,500 £54,150 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.05% +8.30% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £79,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +4.17%

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 158285 175244 190972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125396 146177 155973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 15 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 August 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 -8 1189 £52,500 -4.55% 68
UK excluding London +13 789 £47,500 -5.00% 49
London -64 443 £60,000 +4.35% 25
South East +25 293 £50,000 -4.76% 9
North of England +68 281 £46,000 +8.24% 16
Yorkshire +55 157 £45,000 - 9
North West +30 123 £47,500 +26.67% 7
East of England -35 76 £56,250 -2.17% 5
Midlands +40 73 £47,500 +5.56% 6
West Midlands +16 54 £47,500 +5.56% 4
South West -70 34 £39,500 -9.20% 7
Scotland -11 31 £45,000 +12.50% 6
East Midlands +25 19 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Wales +11 15 £37,500 +25.00%
North East +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 707 (56.74%) Firewall
2 651 (52.25%) Cisco
3 461 (37.00%) Cisco Certification
4 443 (35.55%) Linux
5 423 (33.95%) WAN
6 407 (32.66%) Windows
7 380 (30.50%) DNS
8 372 (29.86%) F5
9 352 (28.25%) CCNP
10 333 (26.73%) VPN
11 328 (26.32%) LAN
12 306 (24.56%) VMware
13 305 (24.48%) OSPF
14 297 (23.84%) Microsoft
15 289 (23.19%) ITIL
15 289 (23.19%) BGP
16 288 (23.11%) Data Centre
17 283 (22.71%) TCP/IP
18 280 (22.47%) Juniper
19 252 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
20 232 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
21 223 (17.90%) MPLS
22 210 (16.85%) SSL
23 209 (16.77%) CheckPoint
24 203 (16.29%) Active Directory
25 198 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
26 197 (15.81%) Wireless
27 192 (15.41%) Finance
27 192 (15.41%) Python
27 192 (15.41%) Windows Server

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
1 133 (10.67%) Apache
2 123 (9.87%) IIS
3 66 (5.30%) Tomcat
4 53 (4.25%) MS Exchange
5 49 (3.93%) nginx
6 45 (3.61%) WebLogic
7 40 (3.21%) OpenStack
8 38 (3.05%) WebSphere
9 36 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (2.57%) SharePoint
11 27 (2.17%) Skype for Business
12 23 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (1.44%) Apache Spark
14 18 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (1.36%) Confluence
15 17 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (1.36%) JBoss
15 17 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
15 17 (1.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.24%) HipChat
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.080%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.080%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 252 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.57%) Office 365
4 43 (3.45%) IaaS
5 39 (3.13%) PaaS
6 33 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (2.57%) SaaS
8 27 (2.17%) Amazon S3
9 21 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.88%) GitHub
15 10 (0.80%) Route 53
16 7 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 5 (0.40%) Yammer
19 4 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 707 (56.74%) Firewall
2 423 (33.95%) WAN
3 380 (30.50%) DNS
4 333 (26.73%) VPN
5 328 (26.32%) LAN
6 305 (24.48%) OSPF
7 289 (23.19%) BGP
8 283 (22.71%) TCP/IP
9 223 (17.90%) MPLS
10 210 (16.85%) SSL
11 198 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
12 197 (15.81%) Wireless
13 184 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 172 (13.80%) DHCP
15 165 (13.24%) Network Security
16 164 (13.16%) IPsec
17 154 (12.36%) EIGRP
18 123 (9.87%) VLAN
19 118 (9.47%) SAN
20 113 (9.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (11.24%) MySQL
1 140 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.14%) Relational Database
3 52 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 49 (3.93%) MongoDB
5 39 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 38 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
7 36 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 24 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (1.77%) MariaDB
11 19 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.44%) Redis
13 17 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.96%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 68 (5.46%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.29%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.41%) JIRA
4 21 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.61%) Vagrant
6 19 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (1.28%) gulp
9 9 (0.72%) Selenium
9 9 (0.72%) webpack
10 7 (0.56%) Grunt
10 7 (0.56%) JMeter
10 7 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.56%) Subversion
10 7 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.48%) Maven
12 5 (0.40%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.32%) GitLab
13 4 (0.32%) JUnit
13 4 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 192 (15.41%) Finance
2 60 (4.82%) Banking
3 50 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.13%) Games
5 25 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.93%) Retail
7 21 (1.69%) Law
8 20 (1.61%) Marketing
9 17 (1.36%) Advertising
10 13 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.04%) Publishing
11 9 (0.72%) Billing
12 5 (0.40%) French Language
12 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.32%) Back Office
13 4 (0.32%) Legal
13 4 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) Electronics
14 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 448 (35.96%) Network Engineer
2 148 (11.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 129 (10.35%) Architect
4 105 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 98 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 96 (7.70%) Administrator
7 84 (6.74%) Consultant
8 80 (6.42%) Support Engineer
9 77 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 75 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
11 71 (5.70%) Linux Administrator
12 67 (5.38%) Analyst
12 67 (5.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 63 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
14 62 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
15 52 (4.17%) Network Consultant
15 52 (4.17%) Network Support
16 47 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 46 (3.69%) Network Support Engineer
18 45 (3.61%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (10.43%) Web Services
2 79 (6.34%) LAMP
3 76 (6.10%) CSS
4 66 (5.30%) .NET
5 46 (3.69%) REST
6 42 (3.37%) HTML
7 38 (3.05%) Middleware
8 33 (2.65%) 802.1X
9 30 (2.41%) JSON
10 28 (2.25%) LEMP Stack
11 27 (2.17%) XML
12 26 (2.09%) Node.js
13 25 (2.01%) J2EE
14 19 (1.52%) AngularJS
15 18 (1.44%) RESTful
16 16 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
16 16 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
17 14 (1.12%) Ember.js
17 14 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
17 14 (1.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 288 (23.11%) Data Centre
2 134 (10.75%) Clustering
3 103 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.89%) Replication
6 29 (2.33%) PKI
7 27 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.69%) User Experience
12 20 (1.61%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.96%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 443 (35.55%) Linux
2 407 (32.66%) Windows
3 192 (15.41%) Windows Server
4 160 (12.84%) Unix
5 114 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (6.98%) CentOS
8 66 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (3.37%) Debian
10 39 (3.13%) Ubuntu
11 35 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (1.77%) Solaris
13 16 (1.28%) HPUX
14 14 (1.12%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.04%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.64%) VMS
17 6 (0.48%) Fedora
18 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.32%) Android
19 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (23.19%) ITIL
2 191 (15.33%) DevOps
3 133 (10.67%) Network Design
4 125 (10.03%) High Availability
5 95 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 93 (7.46%) Project Management
8 88 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
9 78 (6.26%) Configuration Management
10 74 (5.94%) Change Management
10 74 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
11 65 (5.22%) Service Delivery
12 63 (5.06%) Mentoring
12 63 (5.06%) Problem Management
12 63 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 63 (5.06%) Service Management
13 62 (4.98%) Migration
14 61 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (4.74%) E-Commerce
15 59 (4.74%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 192 (15.41%) Python
2 161 (12.92%) Bash Shell
2 161 (12.92%) Perl
3 149 (11.96%) SQL
4 134 (10.75%) PowerShell
5 115 (9.23%) Java
6 57 (4.57%) Ruby
7 50 (4.01%) PHP
8 49 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 44 (3.53%) JavaScript
10 35 (2.81%) C#
11 16 (1.28%) Scala
12 14 (1.12%) ES6
13 12 (0.96%) PHP 5
13 12 (0.96%) PHP 7
13 12 (0.96%) Tcl
14 10 (0.80%) ActionScript
14 10 (0.80%) ActionScript 2.0
14 10 (0.80%) C++
14 10 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 461 (37.00%) Cisco Certification
2 352 (28.25%) CCNP
3 186 (14.93%) CCNA
4 150 (12.04%) CCIE
5 97 (7.78%) Degree
6 87 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 71 (5.70%) Security Cleared
8 63 (5.06%) MCSE
9 58 (4.65%) SC Cleared
10 50 (4.01%) JNCIP
11 37 (2.97%) CCSE
12 32 (2.57%) CCSA
12 32 (2.57%) MCP
13 31 (2.49%) MCITP
14 30 (2.41%) MCSA
14 30 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (2.33%) JNCIA
16 24 (1.93%) CCDP
17 18 (1.44%) CCDA
18 17 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.18%) SLA
2 49 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (1.44%) QA
6 14 (1.12%) PMO
7 11 (0.88%) GDPR
7 11 (0.88%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.48%) WAI
10 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.24%) GCP
11 3 (0.24%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 232 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 203 (16.29%) Active Directory
3 95 (7.62%) Docker
4 64 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (4.90%) Hyper-V
6 41 (3.29%) KVM
7 38 (3.05%) XenApp
8 27 (2.17%) vSphere
9 19 (1.52%) XenServer
10 17 (1.36%) iptables
10 17 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 15 (1.20%) Varnish
12 13 (1.04%) Xen
13 12 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.88%) vCloud
15 10 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.64%) LXC
17 7 (0.56%) GlusterFS
17 7 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 152 (12.20%) Puppet
2 93 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (6.66%) Ansible
4 70 (5.62%) Nagios
5 45 (3.61%) SCCM
6 34 (2.73%) SCOM
7 30 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
7 30 (2.41%) HAProxy
8 28 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
9 27 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
10 26 (2.09%) Salt
10 26 (2.09%) ZABBIX
11 25 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
12 24 (1.93%) SELinux
13 20 (1.61%) Mesos
14 18 (1.44%) Kubernetes
14 18 (1.44%) vCenter Server
15 17 (1.36%) Icinga
16 15 (1.20%) Cisco CME
16 15 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 651 (52.25%) Cisco
2 372 (29.86%) F5
3 306 (24.56%) VMware
4 297 (23.84%) Microsoft
5 280 (22.47%) Juniper
6 209 (16.77%) CheckPoint
7 161 (12.92%) Palo Alto
8 118 (9.47%) HP
9 117 (9.39%) SolarWinds
10 113 (9.07%) Citrix
11 103 (8.27%) Oracle
12 101 (8.11%) Red Hat
13 64 (5.14%) Riverbed
14 52 (4.17%) Avaya
15 51 (4.09%) Dell
16 48 (3.85%) Brocade
17 41 (3.29%) Fortinet
18 39 (3.13%) Aruba
18 39 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
18 39 (3.13%) IBM