Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 438 401
Rank change year-on-year -6 -37 -30
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,088 1,235 1,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.75% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 789 950 1,204
UK median annual salary £58,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -

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 148,496 165,167 173,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,113 130,618 144,552
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 14 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 15 November 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 +15 1,020 £60,000 +20.00% 146
UK excluding London -31 660 £50,000 +2.04% 109
London +51 409 £70,000 +21.74% 46
South East -16 215 £60,000 +20.00% 31
North of England -64 166 £47,500 +5.56% 45
Midlands +59 118 £55,000 +4.76% 13
West Midlands +88 106 £55,000 +4.76% 10
North West +27 105 £47,500 +5.56% 19
East of England +25 81 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Yorkshire -70 61 £43,750 +2.94% 23
South West +13 38 £50,000 +19.05% 7
Scotland -16 33 £42,500 -2.30% 7
Wales +3 17 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands -8 12 £47,500 -9.52% 3

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 532 (48.90%) Firewall
2 420 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
3 412 (37.87%) Linux
4 406 (37.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 399 (36.67%) Cisco
6 373 (34.28%) DevOps
7 325 (29.87%) Microsoft
8 317 (29.14%) Windows
9 305 (28.03%) Python
10 284 (26.10%) VMware
11 277 (25.46%) Data Centre
12 269 (24.72%) Cisco Certification
13 262 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
14 259 (23.81%) VPN
14 259 (23.81%) Docker
15 258 (23.71%) WAN
16 248 (22.79%) DNS
17 240 (22.06%) Ansible
18 226 (20.77%) Puppet
19 223 (20.50%) SQL
20 222 (20.40%) CCNP
21 215 (19.76%) Active Directory
21 215 (19.76%) F5
22 213 (19.58%) LAN
23 202 (18.57%) Configuration Management
24 194 (17.83%) Jenkins
24 194 (17.83%) Terraform
25 187 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
26 180 (16.54%) PowerShell
26 180 (16.54%) Continuous Integration

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 71 (6.53%) IIS
2 68 (6.25%) Apache
3 61 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 49 (4.50%) nginx
5 44 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (2.76%) OpenStack
7 26 (2.39%) Skype for Business
8 24 (2.21%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.75%) JBoss
10 17 (1.56%) Confluence
10 17 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.10%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.83%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.64%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.64%) SAS
16 6 (0.55%) lighttpd
Applications
1 20 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Elite 3E
1 3 (0.28%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.092%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 420 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
2 406 (37.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (10.66%) PaaS
4 107 (9.83%) IaaS
5 92 (8.46%) Office 365
6 77 (7.08%) Amazon EC2
7 76 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
8 71 (6.53%) Amazon S3
9 60 (5.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 55 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 50 (4.60%) SaaS
12 45 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
13 38 (3.49%) GitHub
14 36 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 30 (2.76%) Serverless
17 29 (2.67%) Route 53
18 20 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
19 15 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 532 (48.90%) Firewall
2 259 (23.81%) VPN
3 258 (23.71%) WAN
4 248 (22.79%) DNS
5 213 (19.58%) LAN
6 168 (15.44%) Network Security
7 166 (15.26%) TCP/IP
8 149 (13.69%) Wireless
9 130 (11.95%) MPLS
10 123 (11.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 116 (10.66%) DHCP
12 109 (10.02%) Cisco ASA
13 108 (9.93%) BGP
14 104 (9.56%) OSPF
15 99 (9.10%) VLAN
16 82 (7.54%) SAN
17 73 (6.71%) NetScaler
18 68 (6.25%) SSL
19 63 (5.79%) VoIP
19 63 (5.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 88 (8.09%) MySQL
3 87 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 82 (7.54%) Amazon RDS
5 73 (6.71%) MongoDB
6 46 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 40 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (2.94%) Big Data
9 29 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 28 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 28 (2.57%) MariaDB
11 25 (2.30%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.93%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.01%) BigQuery
13 11 (1.01%) Couchbase
13 11 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.92%) Redis
14 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 194 (17.83%) Jenkins
2 169 (15.53%) Git (software)
3 105 (9.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 76 (6.99%) Vagrant
5 69 (6.34%) Hudson
5 69 (6.34%) TeamCity
6 68 (6.25%) Subversion
7 48 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (3.77%) JIRA
9 39 (3.58%) GitLab
10 18 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.10%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.92%) Maven
12 10 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.74%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.74%) CircleCI
15 6 (0.55%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.55%) GoCD
General
1 145 (13.33%) Finance
2 80 (7.35%) Banking
3 41 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.68%) Retail
5 22 (2.02%) Games
6 21 (1.93%) Law
7 17 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.56%) Publishing
8 10 (0.92%) Marketing
9 6 (0.55%) Billing
9 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.55%) Legal
9 6 (0.55%) Local Government
9 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.46%) Electronics
11 4 (0.37%) Advertising
11 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.18%) Back Office
12 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.092%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 195 (17.92%) Network Engineer
2 188 (17.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 131 (12.04%) Architect
4 128 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 76 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
6 69 (6.34%) AWS DevOps
7 65 (5.97%) Administrator
7 65 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 65 (5.97%) Consultant
8 64 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
9 58 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
10 57 (5.24%) Senior Network Engineer
11 54 (4.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 54 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
12 52 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
12 52 (4.78%) Cloud Architect
13 51 (4.69%) Analyst
14 49 (4.50%) Support Engineer
15 46 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
16 42 (3.86%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.51%) Elastic Stack
2 57 (5.24%) Web Services
3 51 (4.69%) .NET
4 40 (3.68%) Node.js
5 37 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
6 35 (3.22%) Kafka
7 34 (3.13%) REST
8 30 (2.76%) LDAP
9 28 (2.57%) 802.1X
10 24 (2.21%) LEMP Stack
10 24 (2.21%) React
11 23 (2.11%) LAMP
12 19 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
12 19 (1.75%) J2EE
13 18 (1.65%) CSS
14 17 (1.56%) Middleware
14 17 (1.56%) WebSockets
15 16 (1.47%) Jinja
16 15 (1.38%) AngularJS
16 15 (1.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 277 (25.46%) Data Centre
2 97 (8.92%) Clustering
3 95 (8.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 94 (8.64%) Public Cloud
5 60 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (5.42%) Private Cloud
7 55 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (4.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 52 (4.78%) PKI
9 41 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (3.49%) Replication
11 37 (3.40%) Computer Science
12 29 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (1.84%) Management Information System
15 17 (1.56%) BBC
16 15 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
17 14 (1.29%) CMDB
18 13 (1.19%) NHS
18 13 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 412 (37.87%) Linux
2 317 (29.14%) Windows
3 159 (14.61%) Windows Server
4 114 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (8.46%) CentOS
7 87 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (7.54%) Unix
9 51 (4.69%) Windows 10
10 31 (2.85%) Ubuntu
11 18 (1.65%) SUSE
12 14 (1.29%) DC/OS
13 11 (1.01%) Solaris
14 10 (0.92%) Debian
14 10 (0.92%) VMS
15 8 (0.74%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.46%) FreeBSD
17 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.37%) OpenBSD
17 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (34.28%) DevOps
2 262 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (18.57%) Configuration Management
4 180 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (15.72%) ITIL
6 170 (15.63%) High Availability
7 157 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 126 (11.58%) Microservices
9 123 (11.31%) Migration
10 116 (10.66%) IT Strategy
11 108 (9.93%) Open Source
12 101 (9.28%) SIEM
13 89 (8.18%) Mentoring
14 87 (8.00%) Network Design
15 86 (7.90%) Presales
16 82 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
17 81 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
18 75 (6.89%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 70 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
20 69 (6.34%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 305 (28.03%) Python
2 223 (20.50%) SQL
3 180 (16.54%) PowerShell
4 158 (14.52%) Java
5 150 (13.79%) Ruby
6 116 (10.66%) Bash Shell
7 104 (9.56%) Go
7 104 (9.56%) Perl
8 42 (3.86%) JavaScript
9 41 (3.77%) C#
10 37 (3.40%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.67%) PHP
12 15 (1.38%) C
13 14 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.29%) Tcl
14 12 (1.10%) Bourne shell
14 12 (1.10%) Korn
15 7 (0.64%) Erlang
16 6 (0.55%) Elixir
16 6 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 269 (24.72%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (20.40%) CCNP
3 121 (11.12%) CCNA
4 90 (8.27%) Degree
5 71 (6.53%) CCIE
6 69 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (5.15%) RHCSA
8 55 (5.06%) RHCE
9 50 (4.60%) CCDP
10 41 (3.77%) AWS Certification
11 40 (3.68%) MCSE
12 36 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (3.03%) Security Cleared
14 29 (2.67%) CCSE
15 25 (2.30%) JNCIP
15 25 (2.30%) SC Cleared
16 23 (2.11%) CCSA
17 18 (1.65%) MCSA
18 16 (1.47%) MCP
19 12 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.85%) SLA
2 25 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.56%) GDPR
5 10 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.46%) PMO
7 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.092%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.092%) QA
8 1 (0.092%) SEPA
System Software
1 259 (23.81%) Docker
2 215 (19.76%) Active Directory
3 187 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (11.95%) Hyper-V
5 47 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (3.86%) VMware NSX
7 27 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.39%) XenApp
9 25 (2.30%) ProxySG
10 20 (1.84%) vSphere
11 19 (1.75%) XenDesktop
12 12 (1.10%) Gluster
12 12 (1.10%) GlusterFS
13 10 (0.92%) KVM
14 9 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.64%) HDFS
15 7 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.46%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 240 (22.06%) Ansible
2 226 (20.77%) Puppet
3 194 (17.83%) Terraform
4 169 (15.53%) Kubernetes
5 156 (14.34%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (11.03%) Nagios
7 107 (9.83%) Docker Swarm
8 103 (9.47%) Packer
9 100 (9.19%) Grafana
10 96 (8.82%) Graphite
11 95 (8.73%) Salt
12 90 (8.27%) Consul
13 84 (7.72%) ZABBIX
14 69 (6.34%) Opsview
15 49 (4.50%) Prometheus
16 32 (2.94%) SCCM
17 27 (2.48%) Mesos
18 24 (2.21%) SCOM
19 22 (2.02%) Rancher
20 21 (1.93%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 399 (36.67%) Cisco
2 325 (29.87%) Microsoft
3 284 (26.10%) VMware
4 215 (19.76%) F5
5 176 (16.18%) CheckPoint
6 126 (11.58%) Juniper
7 124 (11.40%) Citrix
8 116 (10.66%) Red Hat
9 108 (9.93%) SolarWinds
10 104 (9.56%) HP
11 84 (7.72%) Oracle
12 66 (6.07%) Fortinet
13 63 (5.79%) Palo Alto
14 54 (4.96%) EMC
15 50 (4.60%) Google
16 41 (3.77%) Blue Coat
17 38 (3.49%) Forcepoint
18 36 (3.31%) Meraki
19 35 (3.22%) IBM
20 32 (2.94%) Dell