Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 476 455 471
Rank change year-on-year -21 +16 0
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 733 249 886
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.54% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 548 164 688
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,550 £36,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £43,438 £43,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +0.88%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,370
% change year-on-year +19.57% -8.67% +0.74%

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 113,815 45,798 130,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.02% 93.24% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,990 37,717 104,073
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -42 611 £65,000 +8.33% 108
UK excluding London +2 395 £55,000 +19.57% 56
London -116 249 £75,000 - 52
Work from Home -117 171 £80,000 +18.52% 16
North of England -26 117 £55,000 +10.00% 21
South East -90 114 £56,000 +24.44% 9
Midlands -69 69 £60,000 +20.00% 15
North West -53 57 £55,000 +42.86% 12
West Midlands -65 52 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire -58 50 £55,000 +7.84% 8
South West -61 37 £45,000 -2.17% 6
Scotland -64 34 £70,000 +51.35% 1
East Midlands -58 17 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England -78 13 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Wales -33 12 £51,250 +10.81%
North East -25 10 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 381 (51.98%) DevOps
2 317 (43.25%) Azure
3 313 (42.70%) Linux
4 306 (41.75%) AWS
5 266 (36.29%) Firewall
6 247 (33.70%) Terraform
7 231 (31.51%) Kubernetes
8 203 (27.69%) Docker
9 201 (27.42%) Windows
10 189 (25.78%) Microsoft
11 186 (25.38%) Python
12 182 (24.83%) Ansible
13 180 (24.56%) Jenkins
13 180 (24.56%) Infrastructure as Code
14 176 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
15 175 (23.87%) DNS
16 169 (23.06%) Social Skills
17 168 (22.92%) VMware
18 151 (20.60%) PowerShell
19 150 (20.46%) Bash Shell
20 148 (20.19%) Problem-Solving
21 141 (19.24%) Puppet
22 139 (18.96%) Configuration Management
23 129 (17.60%) Cisco
23 129 (17.60%) SQL
24 128 (17.46%) TCP/IP
25 122 (16.64%) VPN
26 121 (16.51%) Microservices
27 116 (15.83%) SaaS
28 112 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure

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 61 (8.32%) IIS
2 58 (7.91%) Tomcat
3 37 (5.05%) Apache
4 34 (4.64%) JBoss
5 30 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 29 (3.96%) nginx
7 19 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (2.46%) MS Exchange
8 18 (2.46%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.32%) Traefik
10 14 (1.91%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.23%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.95%) Confluence
13 4 (0.55%) ejabberd
13 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.27%) CMS
15 2 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.55%) Maximo
2 4 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 317 (43.25%) Azure
2 306 (41.75%) AWS
3 116 (15.83%) SaaS
4 108 (14.73%) IaaS
5 103 (14.05%) PaaS
6 99 (13.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 95 (12.96%) GCP
8 81 (11.05%) Microsoft 365
8 81 (11.05%) Serverless
9 75 (10.23%) Amazon EKS
10 69 (9.41%) Cloud Computing
11 63 (8.59%) Amazon ECS
11 63 (8.59%) GitHub
12 49 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (5.87%) Amazon S3
14 41 (5.59%) Azure App Service
15 37 (5.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (3.96%) Azure Storage
17 24 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (3.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 266 (36.29%) Firewall
2 175 (23.87%) DNS
3 128 (17.46%) TCP/IP
4 122 (16.64%) VPN
5 98 (13.37%) Network Security
6 73 (9.96%) DHCP
6 73 (9.96%) LAN
7 71 (9.69%) WAN
8 70 (9.55%) HTTP
9 69 (9.41%) Internet
10 44 (6.00%) BGP
11 41 (5.59%) SSL
12 36 (4.91%) IPsec
13 32 (4.37%) SAN
14 26 (3.55%) SD-WAN
15 25 (3.41%) VoIP
15 25 (3.41%) Wireless
16 23 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (2.86%) NetScaler
18 19 (2.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.46%) NoSQL
3 45 (6.14%) Relational Database
4 42 (5.73%) Big Data
5 33 (4.50%) Amazon RDS
6 29 (3.96%) MySQL
7 24 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 24 (3.27%) Redis
8 23 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (2.18%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.36%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
14 8 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.09%) Blockchain
14 8 (1.09%) Power BI
15 7 (0.95%) Event Store
15 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 180 (24.56%) Jenkins
2 92 (12.55%) GitLab
3 83 (11.32%) Git (software)
4 71 (9.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 58 (7.91%) JIRA
6 30 (4.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (3.96%) TeamCity
8 28 (3.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (3.14%) CircleCI
10 20 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (2.59%) Subversion
12 15 (2.05%) Ant
12 15 (2.05%) GoCD
13 10 (1.36%) Maven
14 8 (1.09%) Selenium
15 7 (0.95%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.95%) JMeter
15 7 (0.95%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.82%) git-flow
16 6 (0.82%) Protractor
General
1 169 (23.06%) Social Skills
2 88 (12.01%) Finance
3 64 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.23%) Organisational Skills
5 29 (3.96%) Public Sector
6 23 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.73%) Law
7 20 (2.73%) Marketing
8 18 (2.46%) Games
9 10 (1.36%) Banking
9 10 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
10 9 (1.23%) Retail
11 8 (1.09%) Back Office
11 8 (1.09%) Billing
11 8 (1.09%) Electronics
12 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.55%) Automotive
13 4 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (29.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 98 (13.37%) Platform Engineer
3 71 (9.69%) Architect
4 64 (8.73%) AWS Engineer
5 63 (8.59%) AWS DevOps
6 62 (8.46%) Network Engineer
7 60 (8.19%) Developer
8 58 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 55 (7.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 49 (6.68%) Azure Engineer
11 35 (4.77%) Cloud Architect
12 34 (4.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 31 (4.23%) Azure Architect
14 27 (3.68%) Consultant
15 23 (3.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 23 (3.14%) Lead Developer
15 23 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
16 22 (3.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
16 22 (3.00%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.50%) Web Services
2 71 (9.69%) Elastic Stack
3 66 (9.00%) .NET
4 60 (8.19%) Node.js
5 43 (5.87%) RabbitMQ
6 42 (5.73%) ARM Templates
7 40 (5.46%) REST
8 37 (5.05%) SOAP
9 30 (4.09%) LDAP
9 30 (4.09%) RESTful
10 29 (3.96%) ActiveMQ
11 28 (3.82%) React
12 27 (3.68%) .NET Core
13 26 (3.55%) Kafka
14 21 (2.86%) CSS
15 20 (2.73%) GraphQL
15 20 (2.73%) HTML
16 18 (2.46%) Velocity
17 16 (2.18%) JSON
18 15 (2.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 96 (13.10%) Public Cloud
3 51 (6.96%) Cloud Native
4 50 (6.82%) Clustering
5 26 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.41%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.86%) User Experience
8 20 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
9 18 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.77%) PKI
12 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.23%) Replication
14 7 (0.95%) CMDB
14 7 (0.95%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.95%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.82%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 313 (42.70%) Linux
2 201 (27.42%) Windows
3 88 (12.01%) Windows Server
4 76 (10.37%) Unix
5 42 (5.73%) CentOS
6 38 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (3.00%) VMS
8 19 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.32%) Ubuntu
10 14 (1.91%) Fedora
11 10 (1.36%) Android
12 9 (1.23%) Debian
13 7 (0.95%) Solaris
13 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.82%) Check Point GAiA
14 6 (0.82%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (51.98%) DevOps
2 180 (24.56%) Infrastructure as Code
3 176 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (20.19%) Problem-Solving
5 139 (18.96%) Configuration Management
6 121 (16.51%) Microservices
7 94 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 85 (11.60%) Open Source
9 79 (10.78%) High Availability
10 75 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 69 (9.41%) Migration
12 61 (8.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 60 (8.19%) ITIL
14 56 (7.64%) Software Engineering
15 54 (7.37%) Mentoring
16 53 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 52 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
18 51 (6.96%) Change Management
19 50 (6.82%) Computer Science
20 49 (6.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 186 (25.38%) Python
2 151 (20.60%) PowerShell
3 150 (20.46%) Bash Shell
4 129 (17.60%) SQL
5 90 (12.28%) Java
6 55 (7.50%) Perl
7 52 (7.09%) Go
8 40 (5.46%) JavaScript
9 37 (5.05%) Shell Script
10 33 (4.50%) PHP
11 30 (4.09%) C#
12 29 (3.96%) Ruby
13 18 (2.46%) C-shell
14 17 (2.32%) R
15 16 (2.18%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.50%) Java 8
17 10 (1.36%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.95%) C
19 4 (0.55%) VB
19 4 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 84 (11.46%) Degree
3 74 (10.10%) SC Cleared
4 50 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (5.32%) CCNP
6 33 (4.50%) AWS Certification
7 22 (3.00%) CCNA
8 21 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (2.86%) Master's Degree
9 20 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.77%) RHCE
10 13 (1.77%) RHCSA
11 12 (1.64%) CCIE
11 12 (1.64%) CISA
12 11 (1.50%) CEH
13 10 (1.36%) MCSE
14 8 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.95%) CISSP
16 6 (0.82%) ISEB
16 6 (0.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.14%) SLA
2 19 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.59%) QA
3 16 (2.18%) NIST
4 13 (1.77%) GDPR
5 11 (1.50%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.68%) WCAG
7 4 (0.55%) NCSC
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.27%) PSD2
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 203 (27.69%) Docker
2 112 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (15.01%) Active Directory
4 51 (6.96%) Hyper-V
5 48 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (3.14%) vSphere
8 18 (2.46%) VMware NSX
9 16 (2.18%) KVM
10 9 (1.23%) iptables
10 9 (1.23%) QEMU
11 7 (0.95%) Ceph
12 5 (0.68%) NFS
13 4 (0.55%) Kamailio
13 4 (0.55%) Postfix
13 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.55%) XenApp
14 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 247 (33.70%) Terraform
2 231 (31.51%) Kubernetes
3 182 (24.83%) Ansible
4 141 (19.24%) Puppet
5 85 (11.60%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (8.05%) Prometheus
7 50 (6.82%) Grafana
8 38 (5.18%) CFEngine
8 38 (5.18%) Docker Swarm
9 35 (4.77%) Failover Clustering
9 35 (4.77%) Packer
9 35 (4.77%) SCCM
10 30 (4.09%) Graphite
11 28 (3.82%) Consul
12 27 (3.68%) ZABBIX
13 22 (3.00%) HAProxy
14 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
15 20 (2.73%) FortiGate
16 19 (2.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 19 (2.59%) Rancher
Vendors
1 189 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 168 (22.92%) VMware
3 129 (17.60%) Cisco
4 82 (11.19%) F5
5 68 (9.28%) Oracle
6 57 (7.78%) CheckPoint
7 45 (6.14%) Citrix
8 43 (5.87%) Red Hat
9 41 (5.59%) Splunk
10 40 (5.46%) Google
11 34 (4.64%) NetApp
12 33 (4.50%) Dell
13 28 (3.82%) HP
14 27 (3.68%) EMC
15 23 (3.14%) IBM
16 18 (2.46%) Fortinet
16 18 (2.46%) Juniper
16 18 (2.46%) Meraki
17 16 (2.18%) AppDynamics
18 14 (1.91%) ServiceNow