Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 439 408
Rank change year-on-year -5 -31 -45
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,133 1,227 1,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1,011 1,295
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £54,150
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.05% +8.30%
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £33,785
90th Percentile £83,625 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -

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 155,185 161,377 179,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 123,583 128,477 150,037
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 -19 1,022 £55,000 +4.76% 114
UK excluding London -2 728 £47,500 - 77
London -9 377 £65,000 +8.33% 46
South East -53 203 £57,000 +14.00% 21
Midlands +93 153 £47,500 +5.56% 17
North of England -70 147 £45,000 -2.17% 14
East of England +65 127 £48,000 -16.52% 15
West Midlands +96 126 £50,000 +5.26% 12
North West -46 72 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire -37 71 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Scotland +10 45 £41,000 -8.89% 9
South West +7 39 £43,000 +8.86% 1
Wales +28 36 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands +17 27 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North East -20 4 £32,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 551 (48.63%) Firewall
2 516 (45.54%) Cisco
3 427 (37.69%) Amazon AWS
4 415 (36.63%) Linux
5 414 (36.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 370 (32.66%) Windows
7 346 (30.54%) VMware
8 340 (30.01%) DevOps
9 336 (29.66%) Microsoft
10 323 (28.51%) DNS
11 314 (27.71%) Data Centre
12 309 (27.27%) WAN
13 308 (27.18%) F5
14 306 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
15 283 (24.98%) VPN
16 281 (24.80%) CCNP
17 261 (23.04%) LAN
18 253 (22.33%) Python
19 245 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 225 (19.86%) PowerShell
21 223 (19.68%) Ansible
22 215 (18.98%) Active Directory
23 208 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
24 206 (18.18%) Network Security
25 203 (17.92%) Docker
25 203 (17.92%) CheckPoint
26 194 (17.12%) Citrix
27 193 (17.03%) ITIL
28 190 (16.77%) Juniper
29 185 (16.33%) Finance

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 63 (5.56%) IIS
2 62 (5.47%) Apache
3 61 (5.38%) Tomcat
4 30 (2.65%) OpenStack
5 28 (2.47%) JBoss
6 26 (2.29%) MS Exchange
7 24 (2.12%) WebLogic
8 23 (2.03%) nginx
9 21 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.77%) Skype for Business
11 16 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.41%) CMS
11 16 (1.41%) WordPress
12 15 (1.32%) NServiceBus
13 12 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.88%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.88%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.71%) Confluence
15 8 (0.71%) Jetty
Applications
1 25 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.35%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.26%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.088%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 427 (37.69%) Amazon AWS
2 414 (36.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (9.44%) Office 365
4 95 (8.38%) PaaS
5 81 (7.15%) IaaS
6 51 (4.50%) SaaS
7 41 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
8 35 (3.09%) Amazon S3
9 34 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 24 (2.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 24 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (1.77%) Route 53
14 19 (1.68%) Serverless
15 17 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
16 16 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (1.32%) GitHub
18 14 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
19 13 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 551 (48.63%) Firewall
2 323 (28.51%) DNS
3 309 (27.27%) WAN
4 283 (24.98%) VPN
5 261 (23.04%) LAN
6 206 (18.18%) Network Security
7 161 (14.21%) DHCP
8 154 (13.59%) MPLS
9 152 (13.42%) Wireless
10 149 (13.15%) TCP/IP
11 131 (11.56%) Cisco ASA
12 119 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 114 (10.06%) VLAN
14 97 (8.56%) BGP
14 97 (8.56%) NetScaler
14 97 (8.56%) OSPF
15 85 (7.50%) WLAN
16 80 (7.06%) SAN
17 68 (6.00%) SSL
18 54 (4.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 82 (7.24%) MySQL
3 49 (4.32%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (1.68%) Big Data
9 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.88%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.79%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.71%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.62%) Informix
15 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.62%) Redis
16 6 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.53%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 164 (14.47%) Jenkins
2 112 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.47%) Subversion
4 56 (4.94%) Vagrant
5 53 (4.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 51 (4.50%) Hudson
7 35 (3.09%) TeamCity
8 32 (2.82%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.65%) JIRA
10 25 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (1.59%) Maven
13 12 (1.06%) MSBuild
14 11 (0.97%) GoCD
15 10 (0.88%) Artifactory
16 9 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (0.71%) GitLab
17 8 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 185 (16.33%) Finance
2 81 (7.15%) Banking
3 45 (3.97%) Retail
4 27 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.12%) Games
5 24 (2.12%) Marketing
6 21 (1.85%) Law
7 20 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.32%) Publishing
9 14 (1.24%) Legal
10 12 (1.06%) Electronics
11 11 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.79%) Back Office
14 6 (0.53%) Advertising
15 5 (0.44%) Local Government
16 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.26%) Billing
17 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 219 (19.33%) Network Engineer
2 154 (13.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 152 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 127 (11.21%) Architect
5 74 (6.53%) Analyst
5 74 (6.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 70 (6.18%) Solutions Architect
7 69 (6.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 69 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 66 (5.83%) Administrator
8 66 (5.83%) Consultant
9 57 (5.03%) Security Architect
10 56 (4.94%) Security Solutions Architect
11 53 (4.68%) Linux Engineer
12 52 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
13 43 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
14 41 (3.62%) Azure Engineer
15 40 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
16 39 (3.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 38 (3.35%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.21%) Middleware
2 51 (4.50%) Web Services
3 48 (4.24%) .NET
4 39 (3.44%) 802.1X
5 28 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
6 27 (2.38%) LAMP
7 25 (2.21%) Node.js
8 24 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (1.85%) CSS
9 21 (1.85%) WCF
10 20 (1.77%) Kafka
11 19 (1.68%) React
12 18 (1.59%) HTML
13 16 (1.41%) AngularJS
13 16 (1.41%) LDAP
13 16 (1.41%) REST
14 14 (1.24%) JMS
15 12 (1.06%) EDI
15 12 (1.06%) EDIFACT
16 11 (0.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 314 (27.71%) Data Centre
2 116 (10.24%) Clustering
3 97 (8.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 81 (7.15%) Public Cloud
5 73 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
7 62 (5.47%) PKI
7 62 (5.47%) Private Cloud
8 54 (4.77%) Linux Command Line
9 44 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
10 41 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 32 (2.82%) Replication
12 30 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (2.12%) BBC
14 23 (2.03%) Computer Science
15 22 (1.94%) Fintech
16 19 (1.68%) Management Information System
17 18 (1.59%) Driving Licence
18 13 (1.15%) FlexPod
18 13 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 415 (36.63%) Linux
2 370 (32.66%) Windows
3 178 (15.71%) Windows Server
4 123 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (9.80%) Unix
7 56 (4.94%) Windows 10
8 50 (4.41%) CentOS
9 42 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (3.35%) Ubuntu
11 25 (2.21%) Solaris
12 15 (1.32%) SUSE
13 12 (1.06%) AIX
14 11 (0.97%) Debian
14 11 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.71%) DC/OS
15 8 (0.71%) HPUX
16 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (30.01%) DevOps
2 208 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (17.03%) ITIL
4 171 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 158 (13.95%) Configuration Management
6 154 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
7 135 (11.92%) High Availability
8 115 (10.15%) Presales
9 113 (9.97%) SIEM
10 109 (9.62%) Migration
11 97 (8.56%) Service Delivery
12 94 (8.30%) Test Automation
13 93 (8.21%) Network Design
14 89 (7.86%) Service Management
15 80 (7.06%) Mentoring
16 79 (6.97%) Network Virtualisation
17 77 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
18 75 (6.62%) Deployment Automation
19 74 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
20 72 (6.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 253 (22.33%) Python
2 225 (19.86%) PowerShell
3 146 (12.89%) Bash Shell
4 145 (12.80%) SQL
5 134 (11.83%) Java
6 133 (11.74%) Ruby
7 95 (8.38%) Perl
8 82 (7.24%) JavaScript
9 60 (5.30%) Go
10 50 (4.41%) C#
11 44 (3.88%) PHP
12 37 (3.27%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.32%) C
14 12 (1.06%) ActionScript
14 12 (1.06%) ActionScript 2.0
14 12 (1.06%) Bourne shell
14 12 (1.06%) Korn
15 9 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.62%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 306 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
2 281 (24.80%) CCNP
3 143 (12.62%) CCNA
4 84 (7.41%) CCIE
5 80 (7.06%) Degree
6 72 (6.35%) CCDP
7 70 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (4.68%) MCSE
9 36 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (3.09%) Security Cleared
11 30 (2.65%) SC Cleared
12 29 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (2.29%) CCSE
13 26 (2.29%) JNCIP
14 21 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
14 21 (1.85%) RHCE
15 19 (1.68%) RHCSA
16 16 (1.41%) CCSA
16 16 (1.41%) CISSP
17 13 (1.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.71%) SLA
2 32 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (1.59%) QA
5 15 (1.32%) GCP
6 14 (1.24%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.97%) GDPR
8 3 (0.26%) PMO
8 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.088%) COBIT
10 1 (0.088%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 245 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 215 (18.98%) Active Directory
3 203 (17.92%) Docker
4 137 (12.09%) Hyper-V
5 48 (4.24%) vSphere
6 47 (4.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 44 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
8 33 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (2.56%) VMware NSX
10 28 (2.47%) ProxySG
11 26 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (2.29%) XenApp
12 20 (1.77%) XenDesktop
13 17 (1.50%) KVM
14 16 (1.41%) Varnish
15 10 (0.88%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
15 10 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.71%) Gluster
17 7 (0.62%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 223 (19.68%) Ansible
2 180 (15.89%) Puppet
3 151 (13.33%) Terraform
4 140 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
5 113 (9.97%) Kubernetes
6 91 (8.03%) Nagios
7 75 (6.62%) ZABBIX
8 59 (5.21%) Docker Swarm
9 55 (4.85%) Salt
10 53 (4.68%) Packer
11 52 (4.59%) Graphite
12 50 (4.41%) Grafana
13 49 (4.32%) vCenter Server
14 46 (4.06%) Consul
15 44 (3.88%) Opsview
16 38 (3.35%) vRealize
17 35 (3.09%) SCOM
18 31 (2.74%) SCCM
19 29 (2.56%) QRadar
20 28 (2.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 516 (45.54%) Cisco
2 346 (30.54%) VMware
3 336 (29.66%) Microsoft
4 308 (27.18%) F5
5 203 (17.92%) CheckPoint
6 194 (17.12%) Citrix
7 190 (16.77%) Juniper
8 160 (14.12%) HP
9 143 (12.62%) Fortinet
10 112 (9.89%) SolarWinds
11 91 (8.03%) Palo Alto
12 74 (6.53%) Red Hat
13 64 (5.65%) Oracle
13 64 (5.65%) Splunk
14 61 (5.38%) Forcepoint
15 48 (4.24%) IBM
16 46 (4.06%) Blue Coat
17 44 (3.88%) ServiceNow
18 43 (3.80%) Aruba
19 42 (3.71%) Tufin