Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 412 354
Rank change year-on-year -47 -58 +1
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 1,081 1,273 1,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.73% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.81% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 812 970 1,524
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,875 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% -7.00% +4.17%

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 156,623 156,367 187,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126,956 128,832 155,017
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -64 988 £50,000 -4.76% 151
UK excluding London -15 712 £50,000 +7.53% 115
London -81 353 £55,000 -8.33% 50
South East -16 269 £50,000 - 30
North of England +40 202 £45,000 +2.27% 29
Yorkshire +80 143 £45,000 - 13
Midlands -12 79 £48,500 +7.78% 17
East of England -45 73 £60,000 +6.67% 15
Scotland +16 62 £45,000 +15.38% 9
West Midlands -1 60 £40,000 -11.11% 8
North West -59 48 £40,750 +1.88% 15
South West -25 26 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Wales -6 20 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East Midlands +19 19 £55,000 +4.27% 9
North East -23 5 £65,000 +109.68% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 587 (54.30%) Firewall
2 515 (47.64%) Cisco
3 361 (33.40%) Cisco Certification
4 355 (32.84%) Linux
5 339 (31.36%) WAN
6 309 (28.58%) CCNP
7 298 (27.57%) VPN
8 289 (26.73%) F5
9 270 (24.98%) VMware
10 268 (24.79%) Windows
11 263 (24.33%) Amazon AWS
12 255 (23.59%) ITIL
13 251 (23.22%) Microsoft
14 246 (22.76%) Microsoft Azure
15 242 (22.39%) DNS
15 242 (22.39%) Data Centre
16 240 (22.20%) MPLS
17 230 (21.28%) LAN
18 221 (20.44%) Finance
19 219 (20.26%) DevOps
20 204 (18.87%) SQL
21 200 (18.50%) Python
21 200 (18.50%) CheckPoint
22 187 (17.30%) Juniper
23 186 (17.21%) CCNA
24 185 (17.11%) OSPF
25 184 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
26 177 (16.37%) BGP
27 174 (16.10%) SQL Server
28 169 (15.63%) 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 70 (6.48%) Tomcat
2 69 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 67 (6.20%) Apache
4 57 (5.27%) IIS
5 39 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 35 (3.24%) WebSphere
7 34 (3.15%) Skype for Business
8 33 (3.05%) JBoss
9 32 (2.96%) nginx
10 30 (2.78%) OpenStack
11 26 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (2.31%) Confluence
13 22 (2.04%) MS Exchange
14 17 (1.57%) Apache Spark
15 16 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
15 16 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (1.30%) CMS
17 12 (1.11%) Jetty
18 11 (1.02%) iPlanet
Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.093%) LibreOffice
4 1 (0.093%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (0.83%) HFM
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.093%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 263 (24.33%) Amazon AWS
2 246 (22.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.38%) SaaS
4 49 (4.53%) Office 365
5 42 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 38 (3.52%) Serverless
8 35 (3.24%) IaaS
8 35 (3.24%) PaaS
9 34 (3.15%) Route 53
10 33 (3.05%) Amazon S3
11 28 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 22 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
13 21 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
14 19 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
16 15 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
17 14 (1.30%) AWS CloudTrail
17 14 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 587 (54.30%) Firewall
2 339 (31.36%) WAN
3 298 (27.57%) VPN
4 242 (22.39%) DNS
5 240 (22.20%) MPLS
6 230 (21.28%) LAN
7 185 (17.11%) OSPF
8 184 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
9 177 (16.37%) BGP
10 166 (15.36%) TCP/IP
11 165 (15.26%) SSL
12 153 (14.15%) Wireless
13 151 (13.97%) Network Security
14 139 (12.86%) DHCP
14 139 (12.86%) IPsec
15 137 (12.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 106 (9.81%) HTTP
16 106 (9.81%) Internet
17 98 (9.07%) VLAN
18 95 (8.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.23%) MySQL
3 46 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
4 40 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 38 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 38 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (3.42%) MongoDB
7 30 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 26 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.22%) Big Data
11 23 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 19 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
13 18 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.39%) SSDT
16 14 (1.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.35%) JIRA
4 28 (2.59%) Subversion
5 25 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (2.31%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.94%) Eclipse
7 20 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 19 (1.76%) Vagrant
9 18 (1.67%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.48%) Maven
11 15 (1.39%) Artifactory
11 15 (1.39%) PyCharm
11 15 (1.39%) WebDriver
12 13 (1.20%) Selenium
12 13 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.02%) gulp
14 11 (1.02%) Hudson
General
1 221 (20.44%) Finance
2 50 (4.63%) Banking
3 41 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.05%) Retail
5 26 (2.41%) Law
6 24 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.76%) Marketing
9 15 (1.39%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.30%) Advertising
11 11 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.93%) Publishing
13 8 (0.74%) Back Office
13 8 (0.74%) Electronics
13 8 (0.74%) Games
14 6 (0.56%) Billing
15 4 (0.37%) Legal
16 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.093%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 286 (26.46%) Network Engineer
2 171 (15.82%) Architect
3 92 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (7.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 80 (7.40%) Cisco Engineer
6 78 (7.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 71 (6.57%) Administrator
8 66 (6.11%) Consultant
9 59 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
10 58 (5.37%) Network Architect
11 51 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
12 48 (4.44%) Support Engineer
13 47 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 45 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
15 44 (4.07%) Analyst
15 44 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
16 41 (3.79%) Linux Administrator
17 39 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
18 36 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
18 36 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.44%) Web Services
2 52 (4.81%) HTML
3 50 (4.63%) J2EE
4 47 (4.35%) CSS
5 45 (4.16%) Middleware
6 44 (4.07%) .NET
7 42 (3.89%) XML
8 32 (2.96%) LDAP
9 31 (2.87%) LAMP
10 29 (2.68%) REST
11 27 (2.50%) 802.1X
12 26 (2.41%) AngularJS
13 25 (2.31%) RESTful
13 25 (2.31%) Spring
14 24 (2.22%) Ajax
15 23 (2.13%) jQuery
16 20 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (1.85%) HTML5
17 18 (1.67%) EJB
18 17 (1.57%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 242 (22.39%) Data Centre
2 158 (14.62%) Clustering
3 105 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.46%) Public Cloud
5 54 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 36 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 35 (3.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (2.13%) Private Cloud
10 22 (2.04%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.85%) Replication
13 17 (1.57%) Fintech
13 17 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (1.48%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (1.39%) PKI
16 13 (1.20%) FlexPod
16 13 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 355 (32.84%) Linux
2 268 (24.79%) Windows
3 134 (12.40%) Unix
4 105 (9.71%) Windows Server
5 60 (5.55%) CentOS
6 56 (5.18%) Solaris
6 56 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (3.98%) Ubuntu
9 41 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (2.78%) Debian
11 24 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.39%) AIX
12 15 (1.39%) HPUX
13 10 (0.93%) SUSE
14 9 (0.83%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.46%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (23.59%) ITIL
2 219 (20.26%) DevOps
3 154 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (12.49%) High Availability
5 100 (9.25%) Mentoring
6 99 (9.16%) Configuration Management
7 93 (8.60%) Change Management
8 88 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (7.49%) Network Design
10 70 (6.48%) Network Architecture
11 68 (6.29%) Presales
12 66 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 66 (6.11%) Open Source
13 62 (5.74%) Microservices
13 62 (5.74%) Migration
13 62 (5.74%) Scrum
13 62 (5.74%) Service Delivery
14 59 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 58 (5.37%) Network Management
16 57 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 204 (18.87%) SQL
2 200 (18.50%) Python
3 153 (14.15%) Java
4 131 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 114 (10.55%) Bash Shell
6 97 (8.97%) Perl
7 66 (6.11%) JavaScript
8 61 (5.64%) Ruby
9 40 (3.70%) C#
10 31 (2.87%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.13%) PHP
12 21 (1.94%) Go
12 21 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.76%) C
14 16 (1.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 10 (0.93%) VBScript
16 7 (0.65%) Scala
16 7 (0.65%) Tcl
17 6 (0.56%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 361 (33.40%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (28.58%) CCNP
3 186 (17.21%) CCNA
4 141 (13.04%) CCIE
5 100 (9.25%) Degree
6 54 (5.00%) CCDA
6 54 (5.00%) CCDP
7 53 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (4.81%) JNCIP
9 51 (4.72%) CCSE
10 48 (4.44%) Security Cleared
11 41 (3.79%) MCSE
12 39 (3.61%) SC Cleared
13 28 (2.59%) CCSA
14 21 (1.94%) JNCIE
15 19 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.48%) AWS Certification
18 15 (1.39%) CISSP
18 15 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (3.52%) SLA
3 29 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.68%) QA
4 20 (1.85%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.56%) PMO
6 4 (0.37%) GDPR
6 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) COBIT
8 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 169 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (13.78%) Active Directory
3 87 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 75 (6.94%) Docker
5 29 (2.68%) vSphere
6 27 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.94%) VMware NSX
8 20 (1.85%) KVM
9 17 (1.57%) XenApp
10 11 (1.02%) Squid
10 11 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (0.93%) NFS
11 10 (0.93%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.83%) XenServer
13 8 (0.74%) Firmware
13 8 (0.74%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.65%) Varnish
15 6 (0.56%) vCloud
15 6 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 148 (13.69%) Puppet
2 137 (12.67%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (11.47%) Ansible
4 63 (5.83%) Terraform
5 52 (4.81%) Kubernetes
5 52 (4.81%) Nagios
6 44 (4.07%) SCCM
7 43 (3.98%) SCOM
8 34 (3.15%) Cisco Prime
9 26 (2.41%) vCenter Server
10 25 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (2.22%) ZABBIX
12 23 (2.13%) Salt
13 21 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (1.48%) QRadar
14 16 (1.48%) vRealize
15 15 (1.39%) Grafana
15 15 (1.39%) HAProxy
16 14 (1.30%) Packer
17 11 (1.02%) Graphite
Vendors
1 515 (47.64%) Cisco
2 289 (26.73%) F5
3 270 (24.98%) VMware
4 251 (23.22%) Microsoft
5 200 (18.50%) CheckPoint
6 187 (17.30%) Juniper
7 114 (10.55%) Oracle
8 102 (9.44%) HP
9 101 (9.34%) Palo Alto
10 97 (8.97%) SolarWinds
11 86 (7.96%) Citrix
12 78 (7.22%) Red Hat
13 77 (7.12%) Avaya
14 71 (6.57%) Fortinet
15 52 (4.81%) Brocade
16 47 (4.35%) Genesys
16 47 (4.35%) Verint
17 43 (3.98%) Aruba
18 42 (3.89%) Blue Coat
19 41 (3.79%) Dell