Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 476 460 463
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 509 554 981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.57% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.62% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 377 370 805
10th Percentile £36,400 £36,150 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,563 £41,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +14.29% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 83,974 89,905 133,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.77% 92.32% 92.39%
Number of salaries quoted 62,579 72,288 105,621
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +7 469 £56,000 -6.67% 93
UK excluding London +49 282 £52,500 +5.00% 67
London -15 193 £70,000 +7.69% 32
South East +44 105 £52,500 +2.94% 13
Work from Home -110 89 £65,000 +4.00% 19
North of England +26 72 £55,000 +29.41% 22
Midlands -9 43 £48,500 -11.01% 19
South West -11 41 £42,500 - 3
North West +40 38 £50,000 +3.63% 7
Yorkshire +9 32 £55,000 +29.41% 12
West Midlands 0 30 £60,000 - 11
East Midlands -5 13 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Scotland -20 8 £60,000 +21.21% 5
Wales +21 5 £37,500 -25.00% 1
East of England +16 4 £50,000 -16.67% 4
Northern Ireland +7 4 £35,000 -
North East -7 2 £55,000 +57.14% 3

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 231 (45.38%) AWS
2 216 (42.44%) Azure
2 216 (42.44%) Firewall
3 196 (38.51%) Linux
4 190 (37.33%) DevOps
5 180 (35.36%) Microsoft
6 152 (29.86%) Ansible
7 151 (29.67%) Cisco
8 140 (27.50%) Kubernetes
9 131 (25.74%) Docker
10 124 (24.36%) Windows
11 122 (23.97%) VMware
12 117 (22.99%) Python
13 112 (22.00%) Terraform
14 111 (21.81%) Puppet
15 108 (21.22%) Data Centre
16 107 (21.02%) PowerShell
17 106 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
18 105 (20.63%) Finance
18 105 (20.63%) DNS
19 102 (20.04%) Configuration Management
20 98 (19.25%) Active Directory
20 98 (19.25%) Jenkins
21 91 (17.88%) Social Skills
22 90 (17.68%) Bash Shell
23 87 (17.09%) VPN
24 86 (16.90%) F5
24 86 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
25 84 (16.50%) Git (software)
26 79 (15.52%) Infrastructure as Code

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 42 (8.25%) IIS
2 40 (7.86%) Apache
3 34 (6.68%) Tomcat
4 28 (5.50%) nginx
5 17 (3.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (2.55%) ejabberd
7 11 (2.16%) JBoss
7 11 (2.16%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.96%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.57%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.57%) Traefik
11 6 (1.18%) Confluence
11 6 (1.18%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.79%) CMS
12 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.59%) Maximo
3 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 231 (45.38%) AWS
2 216 (42.44%) Azure
3 72 (14.15%) Microsoft 365
4 66 (12.97%) GCP
4 66 (12.97%) IaaS
5 65 (12.77%) PaaS
6 59 (11.59%) SaaS
7 56 (11.00%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (9.04%) GitHub
9 33 (6.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (5.11%) Serverless
11 25 (4.91%) Amazon ECS
11 25 (4.91%) Amazon EKS
12 24 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (4.72%) OpenShift
13 21 (4.13%) Amazon S3
14 12 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 216 (42.44%) Firewall
2 105 (20.63%) DNS
3 87 (17.09%) VPN
4 75 (14.73%) LAN
5 63 (12.38%) TCP/IP
6 61 (11.98%) Internet
6 61 (11.98%) Network Security
6 61 (11.98%) WAN
7 56 (11.00%) DHCP
8 53 (10.41%) BGP
9 30 (5.89%) OSPF
10 29 (5.70%) SAN
11 27 (5.30%) Wireless
12 26 (5.11%) HTTP
13 21 (4.13%) SNMP
14 20 (3.93%) MPLS
14 20 (3.93%) SSL
15 19 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (3.73%) VoIP
16 18 (3.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.07%) Big Data
2 36 (7.07%) MySQL
3 34 (6.68%) NoSQL
4 20 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.77%) Power BI
9 6 (1.18%) Flink
9 6 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.18%) Redis
10 5 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.59%) DB2
13 2 (0.39%) OLTP
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (19.25%) Jenkins
2 84 (16.50%) Git (software)
3 70 (13.75%) GitLab
4 56 (11.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (3.34%) JIRA
6 12 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.57%) Maven
7 8 (1.57%) Selenium
8 7 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.38%) Subversion
8 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.18%) Ant
10 5 (0.98%) JMeter
10 5 (0.98%) Protractor
10 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.79%) GoCD
11 4 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.59%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (20.63%) Finance
2 91 (17.88%) Social Skills
3 38 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (6.48%) Public Sector
5 30 (5.89%) Telecoms
6 21 (4.13%) Organisational Skills
7 20 (3.93%) Games
8 11 (2.16%) Banking
8 11 (2.16%) Marketing
8 11 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (1.77%) Electronics
10 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.38%) Billing
11 7 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (0.98%) Local Government
12 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.79%) Automotive
13 4 (0.79%) Publishing
14 3 (0.59%) Back Office
15 2 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 126 (24.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 79 (15.52%) Network Engineer
3 54 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (9.04%) Platform Engineer
5 44 (8.64%) Architect
6 43 (8.45%) Developer
7 41 (8.06%) AWS Engineer
8 36 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
9 34 (6.68%) AWS DevOps
9 34 (6.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 31 (6.09%) Consultant
11 26 (5.11%) Azure Architect
12 23 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
13 21 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
14 19 (3.73%) Design Engineer
15 18 (3.54%) Cloud Developer
16 17 (3.34%) IT Architect
16 17 (3.34%) IT Security Architect
16 17 (3.34%) Security Architect
17 16 (3.14%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.63%) Elastic Stack
2 41 (8.06%) Web Services
3 32 (6.29%) LDAP
4 24 (4.72%) OAuth
5 22 (4.32%) LAMP
6 21 (4.13%) .NET
7 18 (3.54%) Node.js
8 17 (3.34%) REST
9 16 (3.14%) SOAP
10 13 (2.55%) XMPP
11 12 (2.36%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.36%) Kafka
11 12 (2.36%) RESTful
12 10 (1.96%) GraphQL
13 9 (1.77%) React
13 9 (1.77%) Spring
14 8 (1.57%) CSS
14 8 (1.57%) HTML
14 8 (1.57%) OAuth2
15 7 (1.38%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 108 (21.22%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.45%) Public Cloud
3 26 (5.11%) Clustering
4 24 (4.72%) Algorithms
5 19 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (3.14%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.16%) PKI
8 9 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.77%) Replication
9 8 (1.57%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.18%) NHS
12 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 196 (38.51%) Linux
2 124 (24.36%) Windows
3 60 (11.79%) Windows Server
4 40 (7.86%) CentOS
5 38 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (6.88%) Unix
7 28 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.54%) Debian
9 7 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.98%) Android
10 5 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.79%) VMS
11 4 (0.79%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.20%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (37.33%) DevOps
2 106 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (20.04%) Configuration Management
4 79 (15.52%) Infrastructure as Code
5 71 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 67 (13.16%) Open Source
7 66 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (11.59%) Migration
9 54 (10.61%) Computer Science
10 52 (10.22%) Mentoring
11 50 (9.82%) High Availability
12 47 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (8.45%) Software Engineering
14 42 (8.25%) ITIL
15 41 (8.06%) Microservices
15 41 (8.06%) Project Delivery
16 39 (7.66%) Capacity Planning
17 36 (7.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 36 (7.07%) Technical Architecture
18 34 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 117 (22.99%) Python
2 107 (21.02%) PowerShell
3 90 (17.68%) Bash Shell
4 60 (11.79%) SQL
5 45 (8.84%) Go
6 44 (8.64%) PHP
7 43 (8.45%) Perl
8 41 (8.06%) Ruby
9 33 (6.48%) Java
10 25 (4.91%) C#
11 13 (2.55%) C
12 10 (1.96%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.98%) Java 8
14 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.98%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.79%) VB
16 3 (0.59%) R
16 3 (0.59%) VBScript
17 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 63 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (10.41%) CCNP
4 51 (10.02%) Degree
5 49 (9.63%) SC Cleared
6 40 (7.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (5.30%) AWS Certification
8 20 (3.93%) Master's Degree
9 18 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (3.14%) CCNA
10 16 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.95%) CCIE
12 14 (2.75%) RHCE
12 14 (2.75%) RHCSA
13 12 (2.36%) CISSP
14 11 (2.16%) CISA
14 11 (2.16%) CISM
14 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.38%) MCSE
16 6 (1.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.96%) SLA
2 6 (1.18%) QA
3 5 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.79%) NCSC
4 4 (0.79%) NIST
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) PSD2
System Software
1 131 (25.74%) Docker
2 98 (19.25%) Active Directory
3 86 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (5.89%) Hyper-V
5 27 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.52%) XenDesktop
7 19 (3.73%) KVM
8 18 (3.54%) iptables
8 18 (3.54%) QEMU
8 18 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (3.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 16 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (3.14%) XenApp
11 13 (2.55%) Kamailio
11 13 (2.55%) Postfix
12 10 (1.96%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.57%) vSphere
14 7 (1.38%) NFS
15 4 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 152 (29.86%) Ansible
2 140 (27.50%) Kubernetes
3 112 (22.00%) Terraform
4 111 (21.81%) Puppet
5 64 (12.57%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (8.06%) Prometheus
7 38 (7.47%) SCCM
8 36 (7.07%) HAProxy
9 34 (6.68%) Grafana
10 27 (5.30%) Graphite
11 26 (5.11%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (4.72%) Packer
13 22 (4.32%) Microsoft Intune
14 21 (4.13%) CFEngine
14 21 (4.13%) ZABBIX
15 20 (3.93%) Consul
16 19 (3.73%) Galera Cluster
17 18 (3.54%) Failover Clustering
18 16 (3.14%) vRealize
19 8 (1.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 180 (35.36%) Microsoft
2 151 (29.67%) Cisco
3 122 (23.97%) VMware
4 86 (16.90%) F5
5 63 (12.38%) Oracle
6 50 (9.82%) Citrix
7 46 (9.04%) Google
8 45 (8.84%) CheckPoint
8 45 (8.84%) Red Hat
9 36 (7.07%) Dell
10 35 (6.88%) HP
11 31 (6.09%) Juniper
12 28 (5.50%) IBM
13 22 (4.32%) Mitel
14 20 (3.93%) Meraki
15 18 (3.54%) GENBAND
15 18 (3.54%) Infoblox
15 18 (3.54%) Percona
15 18 (3.54%) SonicWALL
16 16 (3.14%) SolarWinds