Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 461 472 459
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 419 934 1,182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 292 807 891
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +3.16%

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 71,160 135,381 163,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.16% 92.22% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56,771 106,578 130,934
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £28,906
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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 +10 393 £60,000 +9.09% 31
London +124 207 £70,000 - 15
UK excluding London -57 201 £50,000 +5.26% 17
South East +6 65 £55,000 +15.79% 7
North of England +57 45 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Midlands +34 39 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Midlands -2 28 £61,000 +25.13% 2
Work from Home +7 24 £62,500 -26.47% 1
North West +87 23 £57,500 +12.75% 4
South West +78 22 £42,500 -20.56%
Scotland +75 14 £35,000 -26.32%
Yorkshire +40 12 £50,500 +1.00% 1
East Midlands +69 11 £51,250 +46.43% 1
North East +29 10 £36,250 -13.52%
East of England +40 9 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Wales +18 6 £45,000 +3.45% 1
Northern Ireland +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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.

1 225 (53.70%) Firewall
2 168 (40.10%) Linux
2 168 (40.10%) Microsoft
3 157 (37.47%) AWS
4 149 (35.56%) DevOps
5 146 (34.84%) Cisco
6 144 (34.37%) Azure
7 135 (32.22%) WAN
8 120 (28.64%) Python
9 116 (27.68%) VPN
10 113 (26.97%) Finance
11 112 (26.73%) Data Centre
12 108 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
12 108 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
13 103 (24.58%) Windows
14 101 (24.11%) F5
15 100 (23.87%) Ansible
16 93 (22.20%) Docker
17 92 (21.96%) Kubernetes
18 91 (21.72%) TCP/IP
19 90 (21.48%) Puppet
20 86 (20.53%) Terraform
21 85 (20.29%) Jenkins
22 84 (20.05%) LAN
23 80 (19.09%) DNS
24 79 (18.85%) BGP
25 78 (18.62%) Configuration Management
25 78 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
26 74 (17.66%) CCNP
27 70 (16.71%) Network Security

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 35 (8.35%) Skype for Business
2 25 (5.97%) IIS
3 19 (4.53%) CMS
3 19 (4.53%) Confluence
4 13 (3.10%) Apache
5 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.72%) Gluu
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.48%) Mule
11 2 (0.48%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.48%) nginx
11 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.24%) HFM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 157 (37.47%) AWS
2 144 (34.37%) Azure
3 57 (13.60%) GitHub
4 56 (13.37%) IaaS
5 51 (12.17%) GCP
5 51 (12.17%) PaaS
6 50 (11.93%) SaaS
7 39 (9.31%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (7.16%) Office 365
9 24 (5.73%) Serverless
10 17 (4.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (3.82%) OpenShift
11 16 (3.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (3.58%) Amazon S3
13 14 (3.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (2.86%) AWS Fargate
15 8 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (1.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 225 (53.70%) Firewall
2 135 (32.22%) WAN
3 116 (27.68%) VPN
4 91 (21.72%) TCP/IP
5 84 (20.05%) LAN
6 80 (19.09%) DNS
7 79 (18.85%) BGP
8 70 (16.71%) Network Security
9 69 (16.47%) OSPF
10 58 (13.84%) DHCP
11 55 (13.13%) SAN
12 54 (12.89%) Wireless
13 53 (12.65%) MPLS
14 46 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (10.98%) Internet
15 45 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (9.55%) Multicast
17 38 (9.07%) Skype
17 38 (9.07%) VLAN
18 34 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.46%) NoSQL
2 33 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 21 (5.01%) MySQL
4 15 (3.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.72%) Big Data
11 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.72%) Redis
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 85 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 69 (16.47%) Git (software)
3 54 (12.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 46 (10.98%) GitLab
5 32 (7.64%) JIRA
6 19 (4.53%) Vagrant
7 14 (3.34%) Bitbucket
8 12 (2.86%) Maven
9 11 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (2.39%) Hudson
10 10 (2.39%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.39%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (2.15%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.91%) Selenium
13 7 (1.67%) Bitbucket Server
14 6 (1.43%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.19%) Gradle
16 4 (0.95%) GoCD
16 4 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 113 (26.97%) Finance
2 24 (5.73%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.01%) Banking
4 18 (4.30%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.63%) Games
5 11 (2.63%) Retail
6 8 (1.91%) Japanese Language
7 6 (1.43%) Law
8 4 (0.95%) Korean Language
8 4 (0.95%) Legal
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (24.34%) Network Engineer
2 82 (19.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (8.35%) Platform Engineer
3 35 (8.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 33 (7.88%) Architect
5 29 (6.92%) AWS Engineer
6 27 (6.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (4.53%) Consultant
9 17 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (3.58%) AWS DevOps
10 15 (3.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (3.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 13 (3.10%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (3.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.10%) Network Architect
11 13 (3.10%) Technical Manager
12 11 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (2.63%) Operations Engineer
12 11 (2.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.13%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (5.49%) Web Services
3 19 (4.53%) 802.1X
4 15 (3.58%) .NET
5 12 (2.86%) Node.js
5 12 (2.86%) REST
6 11 (2.63%) CSS
7 10 (2.39%) Middleware
8 9 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (2.15%) Spring
9 8 (1.91%) RESTful
9 8 (1.91%) SAML
10 7 (1.67%) Kafka
10 7 (1.67%) SOAP
10 7 (1.67%) XML
11 6 (1.43%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.43%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.19%) HTML
12 5 (1.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (26.73%) Data Centre
2 59 (14.08%) Public Cloud
3 37 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
5 30 (7.16%) Clustering
6 24 (5.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (3.58%) Replication
10 14 (3.34%) Management Information System
10 14 (3.34%) PKI
11 12 (2.86%) Cloud Native
12 9 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (2.15%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.91%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (1.43%) CMDB
14 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Licensing
15 5 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 168 (40.10%) Linux
2 103 (24.58%) Windows
3 53 (12.65%) CentOS
4 48 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (10.98%) Windows Server
6 43 (10.26%) Unix
7 22 (5.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.39%) Ubuntu
10 10 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (1.43%) CoreOS
11 6 (1.43%) SUSE
12 4 (0.95%) Android
12 4 (0.95%) Debian
13 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (35.56%) DevOps
2 108 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (18.62%) Configuration Management
3 78 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (16.23%) High Availability
5 66 (15.75%) ITIL
6 64 (15.27%) Open Source
7 63 (15.04%) Microservices
8 57 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (12.17%) Project Delivery
10 40 (9.55%) Migration
11 39 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (9.31%) IT Strategy
11 39 (9.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 36 (8.59%) Infrastructure Automation
13 35 (8.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 34 (8.11%) Information Security
15 33 (7.88%) Computer Science
16 32 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
17 28 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 120 (28.64%) Python
2 69 (16.47%) SQL
3 68 (16.23%) PowerShell
4 63 (15.04%) Ruby
5 55 (13.13%) Bash Shell
6 42 (10.02%) Java
7 40 (9.55%) Go
8 23 (5.49%) C#
9 12 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.86%) PHP
10 11 (2.63%) Perl
11 9 (2.15%) ActionScript
12 7 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.19%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.72%) AWK
14 3 (0.72%) sed
15 1 (0.24%) Scala
15 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (17.66%) CCNP
3 54 (12.89%) Degree
4 51 (12.17%) CCNA
5 22 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (4.53%) AWS Certification
7 18 (4.30%) MCSE
8 15 (3.58%) CCIE
8 15 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (3.58%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.34%) CCSA
10 12 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.39%) JNCIA
12 9 (2.15%) CCDA
13 8 (1.91%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.67%) CCDP
14 7 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.43%) MCITP
16 5 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (1.19%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.82%) SLA
3 6 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) NIST
4 2 (0.48%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 93 (22.20%) Docker
2 58 (13.84%) Active Directory
3 56 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (11.22%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (4.06%) vSphere
7 16 (3.82%) XenApp
8 13 (3.10%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.63%) VMware NSX
10 7 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.43%) GlusterFS
11 6 (1.43%) vCloud
11 6 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.43%) VirtualBox
11 6 (1.43%) Xen
12 5 (1.19%) NFS
13 4 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.72%) iptables
Systems Management
1 100 (23.87%) Ansible
2 92 (21.96%) Kubernetes
3 90 (21.48%) Puppet
4 86 (20.53%) Terraform
5 50 (11.93%) Grafana
6 46 (10.98%) Graphite
6 46 (10.98%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (9.55%) Prometheus
8 35 (8.35%) Packer
9 28 (6.68%) Consul
10 24 (5.73%) Docker Swarm
11 23 (5.49%) Nagios
12 17 (4.06%) ZABBIX
13 13 (3.10%) vCenter Server
14 12 (2.86%) Salt
15 10 (2.39%) FortiGate
15 10 (2.39%) Opsview
16 9 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (2.15%) SCCM
17 7 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 168 (40.10%) Microsoft
2 146 (34.84%) Cisco
3 101 (24.11%) F5
4 67 (15.99%) VMware
5 66 (15.75%) CheckPoint
6 62 (14.80%) Palo Alto
7 49 (11.69%) Citrix
7 49 (11.69%) Juniper
8 33 (7.88%) HP
9 32 (7.64%) Splunk
10 28 (6.68%) Google
11 25 (5.97%) SolarWinds
12 24 (5.73%) Red Hat
13 21 (5.01%) BT
14 19 (4.53%) Infoblox
14 19 (4.53%) Oracle
15 18 (4.30%) ForeScout
15 18 (4.30%) NetApp
16 15 (3.58%) Dell
17 14 (3.34%) Brocade