Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 407 368
Rank change year-on-year -19 -39 -9
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1214 1454 1907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.76% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.86% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1188 1543
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% -5.00% +2.04%

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 162377 170041 191608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.40% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 128248 141329 157803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 1136 £50,000 -9.09% 54
UK excluding London +3 812 £49,000 +3.16% 36
London -106 383 £60,000 - 21
North of England +87 289 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South East -38 270 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Yorkshire +102 170 £41,500 -7.78% 8
North West +7 107 £45,000 +19.21% 2
East of England -29 83 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Midlands +31 82 £52,500 +16.67% 6
West Midlands +1 54 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Scotland +1 47 £43,500 +8.75% 2
South West -43 36 £42,000 -6.67% 3
East Midlands +43 28 £52,500 +1.94% 2
Wales +3 18 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North East +12 6 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland -25 1 £21,000 -50.59%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 685 (56.43%) Firewall
2 616 (50.74%) Cisco
3 455 (37.48%) Cisco Certification
4 415 (34.18%) Linux
5 411 (33.86%) WAN
6 357 (29.41%) Windows
7 353 (29.08%) CCNP
8 348 (28.67%) VPN
9 330 (27.18%) F5
10 311 (25.62%) DNS
11 310 (25.54%) ITIL
12 305 (25.12%) Microsoft
13 303 (24.96%) VMware
14 298 (24.55%) LAN
15 276 (22.73%) Data Centre
16 274 (22.57%) OSPF
17 269 (22.16%) MPLS
18 261 (21.50%) BGP
19 256 (21.09%) Finance
20 246 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
21 237 (19.52%) Juniper
22 235 (19.36%) TCP/IP
23 231 (19.03%) CheckPoint
24 219 (18.04%) Microsoft Azure
25 217 (17.87%) CCNA
26 215 (17.71%) SQL
27 210 (17.30%) Cisco ASA
28 209 (17.22%) Active Directory
29 208 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
30 204 (16.80%) SSL

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 99 (8.15%) Apache
2 91 (7.50%) IIS
3 65 (5.35%) Tomcat
4 53 (4.37%) WebLogic
5 44 (3.62%) nginx
5 44 (3.62%) OpenStack
6 42 (3.46%) WebSphere
7 40 (3.29%) MS Exchange
8 32 (2.64%) JBoss
8 32 (2.64%) SharePoint
9 30 (2.47%) Skype for Business
10 25 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
11 24 (1.98%) Apache Spark
11 24 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (1.32%) WordPress
15 15 (1.24%) Confluence
15 15 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
16 13 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) HFM
4 1 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.082%) Magento
4 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.082%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 246 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (18.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (4.94%) Office 365
4 59 (4.86%) SaaS
5 49 (4.04%) IaaS
6 46 (3.79%) PaaS
7 32 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
9 25 (2.06%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (1.81%) Route 53
12 19 (1.57%) Serverless
13 17 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (1.07%) GitHub
16 12 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 11 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (0.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 685 (56.43%) Firewall
2 411 (33.86%) WAN
3 348 (28.67%) VPN
4 311 (25.62%) DNS
5 298 (24.55%) LAN
6 274 (22.57%) OSPF
7 269 (22.16%) MPLS
8 261 (21.50%) BGP
9 235 (19.36%) TCP/IP
10 210 (17.30%) Cisco ASA
11 204 (16.80%) SSL
12 199 (16.39%) Wireless
13 179 (14.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 177 (14.58%) Network Security
15 165 (13.59%) IPsec
16 151 (12.44%) DHCP
17 133 (10.96%) EIGRP
18 129 (10.63%) Ethernet
19 116 (9.56%) SAN
20 106 (8.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 123 (10.13%) MySQL
3 57 (4.70%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.28%) Amazon RDS
5 51 (4.20%) MongoDB
6 50 (4.12%) Relational Database
7 48 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 46 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (2.31%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.06%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.73%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (1.65%) Big Data
13 19 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.32%) Redis
16 14 (1.15%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
17 13 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (1.07%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 60 (4.94%) Git (software)
1 60 (4.94%) Jenkins
2 34 (2.80%) JIRA
3 27 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 21 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (1.65%) Vagrant
6 17 (1.40%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.40%) gulp
7 16 (1.32%) Maven
8 15 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.99%) Artifactory
10 12 (0.99%) Selenium
10 12 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
11 11 (0.91%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.91%) webpack
12 10 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.74%) Subversion
13 9 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 256 (21.09%) Finance
2 65 (5.35%) Banking
3 51 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 31 (2.55%) Law
6 26 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.89%) Marketing
8 21 (1.73%) Retail
9 20 (1.65%) Games
10 18 (1.48%) Advertising
10 18 (1.48%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.15%) Billing
12 13 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.74%) Electronics
14 8 (0.66%) Back Office
15 5 (0.41%) French Language
16 4 (0.33%) Legal
16 4 (0.33%) Publishing
17 2 (0.16%) Automotive
17 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 368 (30.31%) Network Engineer
2 163 (13.43%) Architect
3 123 (10.13%) Senior Network Engineer
4 103 (8.48%) Consultant
5 102 (8.40%) Cisco Engineer
6 95 (7.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 87 (7.17%) Administrator
8 72 (5.93%) Support Engineer
9 71 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 67 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
11 54 (4.45%) Network Support
12 51 (4.20%) Network Consultant
13 49 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
13 49 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
14 48 (3.95%) Analyst
14 48 (3.95%) Linux Administrator
15 47 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
16 46 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 46 (3.79%) Network Architect
16 46 (3.79%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.21%) Web Services
2 65 (5.35%) CSS
3 62 (5.11%) .NET
4 49 (4.04%) HTML
4 49 (4.04%) LAMP
5 45 (3.71%) J2EE
6 35 (2.88%) RESTful
6 35 (2.88%) XML
7 32 (2.64%) Middleware
8 30 (2.47%) AngularJS
8 30 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
9 24 (1.98%) Spring
10 23 (1.89%) JSON
10 23 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
11 21 (1.73%) Ajax
11 21 (1.73%) jQuery
11 21 (1.73%) Kafka
12 20 (1.65%) REST
13 19 (1.57%) 802.1X
14 18 (1.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 276 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 150 (12.36%) Clustering
3 102 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.37%) Public Cloud
5 47 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (3.62%) Computer Science
7 42 (3.46%) Replication
8 31 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (2.14%) PKI
10 25 (2.06%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.81%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.40%) FlexPod
13 17 (1.40%) User Experience
14 16 (1.32%) Fintech
15 15 (1.24%) Private Cloud
16 14 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 13 (1.07%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.82%) Cybercrime
18 10 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 415 (34.18%) Linux
2 357 (29.41%) Windows
3 158 (13.01%) Windows Server
4 150 (12.36%) Unix
5 95 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (5.11%) CentOS
8 49 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (3.62%) Solaris
10 42 (3.46%) Ubuntu
11 36 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (2.72%) Debian
13 15 (1.24%) HPUX
14 12 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.91%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.82%) AIX
17 9 (0.74%) SUSE
18 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
19 7 (0.58%) Fedora
20 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (25.54%) ITIL
2 194 (15.98%) DevOps
3 141 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (10.96%) High Availability
5 118 (9.72%) Network Design
6 91 (7.50%) Mentoring
7 87 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 86 (7.08%) Configuration Management
9 81 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (6.26%) Migration
10 76 (6.26%) Service Delivery
11 75 (6.18%) Project Management
12 74 (6.10%) Change Management
12 74 (6.10%) Presales
13 72 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
14 68 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
14 68 (5.60%) Problem Management
15 63 (5.19%) Microservices
16 62 (5.11%) Service Management
17 59 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 215 (17.71%) SQL
2 194 (15.98%) Python
3 157 (12.93%) Java
4 140 (11.53%) PowerShell
5 133 (10.96%) Bash Shell
6 111 (9.14%) Perl
7 62 (5.11%) JavaScript
8 57 (4.70%) Ruby
9 44 (3.62%) Shell Script
10 36 (2.97%) PHP
11 35 (2.88%) C#
12 21 (1.73%) Go
13 19 (1.57%) Tcl
14 16 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.15%) Scala
16 12 (0.99%) PHP 5
16 12 (0.99%) PHP 7
17 11 (0.91%) ES6
18 7 (0.58%) C++
18 7 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 455 (37.48%) Cisco Certification
2 353 (29.08%) CCNP
3 217 (17.87%) CCNA
4 170 (14.00%) CCIE
5 121 (9.97%) Degree
6 71 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (5.11%) Security Cleared
8 56 (4.61%) MCSE
9 51 (4.20%) JNCIP
9 51 (4.20%) SC Cleared
10 48 (3.95%) CCSE
11 41 (3.38%) CCDA
11 41 (3.38%) CCDP
12 35 (2.88%) CCSA
13 28 (2.31%) MCSA
14 26 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (1.98%) MCP
16 23 (1.89%) MCITP
17 20 (1.65%) JNCIA
18 19 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.44%) SLA
2 40 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.97%) PCI DSS
4 26 (2.14%) QA
5 17 (1.40%) PMO
6 12 (0.99%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.41%) GDPR
11 3 (0.25%) GCP
11 3 (0.25%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.25%) WAI
12 1 (0.082%) COBIT
12 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 209 (17.22%) Active Directory
2 208 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (8.65%) Docker
4 70 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 44 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.72%) vSphere
7 30 (2.47%) KVM
8 23 (1.89%) XenApp
9 17 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.32%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.15%) Xen
12 13 (1.07%) iptables
13 11 (0.91%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.91%) Varnish
13 11 (0.91%) vCloud
13 11 (0.91%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.91%) XenServer
14 10 (0.82%) NFS
15 9 (0.74%) Firmware
15 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 118 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
1 118 (9.72%) Puppet
2 106 (8.73%) Ansible
3 53 (4.37%) SCCM
4 47 (3.87%) Nagios
5 43 (3.54%) SCOM
6 42 (3.46%) Kubernetes
7 39 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
8 38 (3.13%) Terraform
9 29 (2.39%) HAProxy
10 27 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
11 25 (2.06%) vCenter Server
12 23 (1.89%) Salt
13 21 (1.73%) Mesos
14 20 (1.65%) vRealize
15 18 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
16 16 (1.32%) SCDPM
16 16 (1.32%) ZABBIX
17 15 (1.24%) Backup Exec
17 15 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 616 (50.74%) Cisco
2 330 (27.18%) F5
3 305 (25.12%) Microsoft
4 303 (24.96%) VMware
5 237 (19.52%) Juniper
6 231 (19.03%) CheckPoint
7 138 (11.37%) SolarWinds
8 134 (11.04%) HP
9 129 (10.63%) Oracle
10 127 (10.46%) Palo Alto
11 96 (7.91%) Citrix
11 96 (7.91%) Red Hat
12 84 (6.92%) Brocade
13 72 (5.93%) Avaya
14 58 (4.78%) Dell
15 55 (4.53%) Fortinet
16 47 (3.87%) Aruba
17 43 (3.54%) Riverbed
18 41 (3.38%) Genesys
18 41 (3.38%) Verint