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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 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 602 472 467
Rank change year-on-year -130 -5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 776 509 531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 496 378 359
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £43,963
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £56,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.61% -6.67% +14.29%
75th Percentile £80,313 £73,438 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,875 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 153,105 84,377 88,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.95% 93.44% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 81,629 63,077 70,894
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,604 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +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 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 16 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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -139 626 £62,000 +10.71% 61
Work from Home -61 404 £62,500 +4.17% 20
UK excluding London -86 369 £50,000 -4.76% 34
London -171 282 £82,500 +17.86% 29
South East -61 131 £45,000 -14.29% 12
North of England -104 72 £47,000 -14.55% 10
Midlands -49 62 £60,000 +25.00% 4
East of England -45 42 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland -16 38 £60,000 +4.35% 2
West Midlands -52 31 £60,000 - 2
North West -97 29 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South West -41 27 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -50 25 £57,500 +4.55% 3
East Midlands -29 20 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North East -3 18 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Wales -43 4 £47,500 +5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 393 (50.64%) Azure
2 345 (44.46%) Firewall
3 329 (42.40%) Linux
4 284 (36.60%) AWS
5 273 (35.18%) DevOps
6 258 (33.25%) DNS
7 245 (31.57%) Cisco
8 242 (31.19%) Windows
9 228 (29.38%) Kubernetes
10 221 (28.48%) CI/CD
10 221 (28.48%) Agile
11 217 (27.96%) VMware
12 215 (27.71%) PowerShell
13 214 (27.58%) Python
14 205 (26.42%) Microsoft
15 203 (26.16%) WAN
16 189 (24.36%) F5
17 187 (24.10%) Ansible
18 185 (23.84%) LAN
19 183 (23.58%) Terraform
20 182 (23.45%) Docker
21 174 (22.42%) Active Directory
22 163 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 160 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
24 159 (20.49%) Bash
25 157 (20.23%) Cisco Certification
26 155 (19.97%) VMware Infrastructure
27 149 (19.20%) DHCP
28 145 (18.69%) ITIL
29 142 (18.30%) SQL

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 52 (6.70%) IIS
2 51 (6.57%) nginx
3 41 (5.28%) MS Exchange
4 40 (5.15%) OpenStack
5 34 (4.38%) Tomcat
6 31 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (3.87%) Apache
8 13 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.29%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (1.16%) Traefik
11 7 (0.90%) Apache TomEE
11 7 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.52%) OpenWhisk
14 3 (0.39%) Confluence
14 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.13%) Anypoint
15 1 (0.13%) Mule
15 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.64%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.03%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (1.03%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 393 (50.64%) Azure
2 284 (36.60%) AWS
3 132 (17.01%) Microsoft 365
4 102 (13.14%) IaaS
4 102 (13.14%) PaaS
5 79 (10.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 69 (8.89%) Serverless
7 66 (8.51%) GCP
8 59 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (6.06%) SaaS
10 33 (4.25%) OpenShift
11 31 (3.99%) GitHub
12 27 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (3.22%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (3.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 24 (3.09%) Amazon S3
15 23 (2.96%) Amazon ECS
16 22 (2.84%) Power Platform
17 19 (2.45%) Amazon EKS
17 19 (2.45%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 345 (44.46%) Firewall
2 258 (33.25%) DNS
3 203 (26.16%) WAN
4 185 (23.84%) LAN
5 149 (19.20%) DHCP
6 132 (17.01%) VPN
7 111 (14.30%) Wireless
8 98 (12.63%) TCP/IP
9 97 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 95 (12.24%) SAN
11 94 (12.11%) OSPF
12 93 (11.98%) BGP
13 91 (11.73%) Network Security
14 73 (9.41%) SSL
15 70 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
16 58 (7.47%) IPsec
17 51 (6.57%) HTTP
17 51 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
18 45 (5.80%) MPLS
19 43 (5.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
3 71 (9.15%) MySQL
4 68 (8.76%) NoSQL
5 43 (5.54%) InfluxDB
6 37 (4.77%) Big Data
7 25 (3.22%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.84%) Oracle Database
9 21 (2.71%) Redis
10 20 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.32%) Power BI
12 17 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (1.93%) MariaDB
14 15 (1.93%) Relational Database
15 14 (1.80%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 136 (17.53%) Jenkins
2 111 (14.30%) Git (software)
3 66 (8.51%) GitLab
4 34 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 29 (3.74%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.32%) Maven
7 17 (2.19%) CircleCI
8 15 (1.93%) Subversion
9 14 (1.80%) Gradle
9 14 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (1.80%) Travis CI
10 13 (1.68%) Gerrit
11 9 (1.16%) JIRA
11 9 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (1.03%) git-flow
13 7 (0.90%) Fiddler
13 7 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.64%) Postman
14 5 (0.64%) Terragrunt
General
1 136 (17.53%) Social Skills
2 129 (16.62%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (15.21%) Finance
4 43 (5.54%) Documentation Skills
5 37 (4.77%) Law
6 35 (4.51%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 26 (3.35%) Banking
9 21 (2.71%) Public Sector
10 18 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
11 17 (2.19%) Retail
12 15 (1.93%) Advertising
12 15 (1.93%) Games
13 13 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (1.42%) Automotive
15 6 (0.77%) Legal
16 5 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
16 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 171 (22.04%) Network Engineer
2 134 (17.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 132 (17.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 91 (11.73%) Architect
5 59 (7.60%) Senior Network Engineer
6 55 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 43 (5.54%) Administrator
8 41 (5.28%) IT Engineer
8 41 (5.28%) Network Architect
9 36 (4.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 33 (4.25%) AWS Engineer
10 33 (4.25%) Security Engineer
11 32 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
12 31 (3.99%) AWS DevOps
12 31 (3.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 30 (3.87%) DBA
14 29 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
14 29 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
14 29 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 28 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.25%) Elastic Stack
2 51 (6.57%) REST
3 32 (4.12%) ARM Templates
4 31 (3.99%) Kafka
4 31 (3.99%) Node.js
5 24 (3.09%) .NET
6 23 (2.96%) JSON
7 22 (2.84%) ActiveMQ
7 22 (2.84%) LEMP Stack
8 20 (2.58%) SAML
9 19 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (2.06%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.93%) LDAP
12 14 (1.80%) COM
12 14 (1.80%) Middleware
13 9 (1.16%) 802.1X
13 9 (1.16%) Django
13 9 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
13 9 (1.16%) OAuth
13 9 (1.16%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 139 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 112 (14.43%) Clustering
3 70 (9.02%) Cloud Native
4 58 (7.47%) Management Information System
5 51 (6.57%) Replication
6 45 (5.80%) Public Cloud
7 41 (5.28%) Private Cloud
7 41 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (4.90%) Linux Command Line
8 38 (4.90%) Social Media
9 31 (3.99%) Smartphone
10 25 (3.22%) PKI
11 24 (3.09%) Cyberattack
12 18 (2.32%) Cyber Defence
12 18 (2.32%) SCADA
13 17 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (2.06%) Virtual Team
15 14 (1.80%) Social Network
16 13 (1.68%) EMC VNX
16 13 (1.68%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 329 (42.40%) Linux
2 242 (31.19%) Windows
3 101 (13.02%) Windows Server
4 77 (9.92%) Unix
5 58 (7.47%) CentOS
6 56 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (6.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 52 (6.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 44 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (3.48%) Windows XP
11 24 (3.09%) Ubuntu
12 20 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (2.32%) SUSE
13 18 (2.32%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.16%) Alpine Linux
14 9 (1.16%) Android
15 6 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.52%) VMS
17 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (35.18%) DevOps
2 221 (28.48%) Agile
2 221 (28.48%) CI/CD
3 163 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 160 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (18.69%) ITIL
6 142 (18.30%) Configuration Management
7 139 (17.91%) Infrastructure as Code
8 92 (11.86%) High Availability
9 85 (10.95%) Change Control
10 78 (10.05%) Microservices
11 76 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (9.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 75 (9.66%) Disaster Recovery
13 71 (9.15%) Deployment Automation
14 61 (7.86%) Change Management
15 58 (7.47%) Migration
15 58 (7.47%) Network Virtualisation
16 56 (7.22%) Project Delivery
17 52 (6.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 215 (27.71%) PowerShell
2 214 (27.58%) Python
3 159 (20.49%) Bash
4 142 (18.30%) SQL
5 61 (7.86%) Java
6 57 (7.35%) Perl
7 36 (4.64%) Shell Script
8 35 (4.51%) Go
8 35 (4.51%) JavaScript
9 32 (4.12%) Groovy
10 22 (2.84%) VB
11 19 (2.45%) PHP
11 19 (2.45%) VBScript
12 18 (2.32%) Ruby
13 15 (1.93%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.80%) C#
15 13 (1.68%) C
16 7 (0.90%) C++
17 4 (0.52%) Scala
17 4 (0.52%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 157 (20.23%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (11.34%) Security Cleared
3 80 (10.31%) SC Cleared
4 77 (9.92%) CCNA
5 67 (8.63%) Degree
6 65 (8.38%) CCNP
7 44 (5.67%) CCIE
8 32 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.32%) JNCIA
12 17 (2.19%) MCSE
13 13 (1.68%) CCDP
13 13 (1.68%) DV Cleared
13 13 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.68%) Master's Degree
14 12 (1.55%) MCSA
15 11 (1.42%) MOS
16 10 (1.29%) AWS Certification
17 8 (1.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.09%) SLA
2 31 (3.99%) GDPR
3 20 (2.58%) QA
4 15 (1.93%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.55%) SOC 1
5 12 (1.55%) SOC 2
6 11 (1.42%) GxP
6 11 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.39%) NCSC
9 2 (0.26%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.26%) WCAG
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 182 (23.45%) Docker
2 174 (22.42%) Active Directory
3 155 (19.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (7.99%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (4.64%) Hyper-V
6 33 (4.25%) vSphere
7 30 (3.87%) ProxySG
8 20 (2.58%) KVM
9 18 (2.32%) Xen
10 17 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (2.06%) Firmware
12 14 (1.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (1.55%) Terminal Services
14 10 (1.29%) XenApp
15 6 (0.77%) NFS
16 4 (0.52%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
18 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
18 2 (0.26%) LXC
19 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 228 (29.38%) Kubernetes
2 187 (24.10%) Ansible
3 183 (23.58%) Terraform
4 98 (12.63%) Puppet
5 83 (10.70%) Grafana
6 77 (9.92%) HAProxy
7 70 (9.02%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (8.12%) Prometheus
9 53 (6.83%) SCCM
10 40 (5.15%) FortiGate
11 37 (4.77%) Failover Clustering
12 36 (4.64%) SolarWinds Orion
13 35 (4.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 34 (4.38%) vCenter Server
15 31 (3.99%) logstash
15 31 (3.99%) Microsoft Intune
16 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
17 26 (3.35%) ZABBIX
18 25 (3.22%) Cisco Prime
19 23 (2.96%) Kibana
Vendors
1 245 (31.57%) Cisco
2 217 (27.96%) VMware
3 205 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 189 (24.36%) F5
5 102 (13.14%) Juniper
6 73 (9.41%) CheckPoint
7 59 (7.60%) Fortinet
8 57 (7.35%) Citrix
9 51 (6.57%) SolarWinds
10 50 (6.44%) Palo Alto
10 50 (6.44%) Splunk
11 48 (6.19%) Veeam
12 46 (5.93%) Oracle
13 44 (5.67%) Red Hat
14 43 (5.54%) Aruba
15 38 (4.90%) Google
16 36 (4.64%) Dynatrace
17 31 (3.99%) Blue Coat
17 31 (3.99%) HP
18 30 (3.87%) Riverbed