Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
UK
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 488 414 423
Rank change year-on-year -74 +9 +58
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 369 864 1,077
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.76% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 325 666 931
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,750 £78,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 70,345 113,244 139,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.59% 92.02% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 54,999 90,799 111,176
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 4 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 15 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 4 March 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 -60 346 £60,000 - 72
UK excluding London -14 180 £50,000 -4.76% 52
London -25 168 £75,000 +7.14% 25
South East +36 79 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Work from Home -73 68 £57,500 -11.54% 16
North of England +41 34 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Midlands +18 31 £45,000 -20.00% 13
South West +11 29 £42,500 -12.82% 3
North West +66 20 £56,000 -2.61% 7
West Midlands +30 19 £60,000 - 9
Yorkshire +27 14 £55,000 +4.76% 7
East Midlands +34 12 £38,500 -23.00% 4
Northern Ireland +15 5 £35,000 - 3
Wales +26 1 £42,500 -15.00%
Scotland +9 1 £63,500 +8.64% 1

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 180 (48.78%) AWS
2 154 (41.73%) Firewall
3 141 (38.21%) Azure
4 133 (36.04%) Linux
5 127 (34.42%) DevOps
6 111 (30.08%) Microsoft
7 109 (29.54%) Ansible
8 107 (29.00%) Cisco
9 105 (28.46%) Kubernetes
10 95 (25.75%) Configuration Management
11 94 (25.47%) Docker
12 89 (24.12%) Finance
13 88 (23.85%) Python
14 87 (23.58%) Puppet
15 86 (23.31%) VMware
16 79 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
17 76 (20.60%) DNS
18 71 (19.24%) Terraform
19 70 (18.97%) Windows
20 69 (18.70%) Jenkins
20 69 (18.70%) GCP
21 68 (18.43%) Active Directory
22 65 (17.62%) PowerShell
23 64 (17.34%) Git (software)
23 64 (17.34%) Data Centre
24 61 (16.53%) Bash Shell
25 60 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
26 58 (15.72%) PaaS
26 58 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
27 57 (15.45%) Google

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 25 (6.78%) IIS
2 16 (4.34%) Apache
3 14 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.71%) nginx
6 9 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.90%) ejabberd
7 7 (1.90%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.54%) CMS
10 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.27%) Confluence
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 180 (48.78%) AWS
2 141 (38.21%) Azure
3 69 (18.70%) GCP
4 58 (15.72%) PaaS
5 48 (13.01%) SaaS
6 47 (12.74%) IaaS
7 45 (12.20%) Microsoft 365
8 35 (9.49%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (8.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (6.23%) GitHub
11 20 (5.42%) OpenShift
12 18 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (3.52%) Serverless
16 12 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (3.25%) Amazon S3
17 11 (2.98%) Route 53
18 9 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
18 9 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 154 (41.73%) Firewall
2 76 (20.60%) DNS
3 55 (14.91%) VPN
4 50 (13.55%) WAN
5 48 (13.01%) LAN
6 45 (12.20%) Network Security
7 43 (11.65%) TCP/IP
8 40 (10.84%) BGP
9 38 (10.30%) Internet
10 30 (8.13%) DHCP
11 29 (7.86%) OSPF
12 23 (6.23%) SAN
13 21 (5.69%) MPLS
14 19 (5.15%) Wireless
15 18 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (4.61%) HTTP
17 16 (4.34%) NAS
18 14 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
19 12 (3.25%) PBX
19 12 (3.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.13%) MySQL
3 29 (7.86%) Big Data
4 24 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 17 (4.61%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.44%) Power BI
10 7 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.90%) BigQuery
10 7 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.63%) Bigtable
11 6 (1.63%) Cloud Spanner
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.08%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 69 (18.70%) Jenkins
2 64 (17.34%) Git (software)
3 52 (14.09%) GitLab
4 47 (12.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (2.71%) Selenium
6 9 (2.44%) PHPUnit
7 8 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.36%) JIRA
9 4 (1.08%) Gradle
9 4 (1.08%) Maven
10 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.54%) GoCD
11 2 (0.54%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.54%) Rational Team Concert
11 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (24.12%) Finance
2 22 (5.96%) Public Sector
3 19 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.79%) Banking
5 13 (3.52%) Games
6 4 (1.08%) Retail
7 3 (0.81%) Electronics
7 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.81%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (21.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (15.72%) Network Engineer
3 37 (10.03%) Platform Engineer
4 34 (9.21%) Architect
4 34 (9.21%) Developer
5 32 (8.67%) AWS Engineer
6 31 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (7.59%) AWS DevOps
7 28 (7.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.78%) Consultant
9 23 (6.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 21 (5.69%) Azure Architect
10 21 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
10 21 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.34%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (4.34%) IT Architect
11 16 (4.34%) IT Security Architect
11 16 (4.34%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.79%) Cloud Developer
13 12 (3.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.20%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (7.86%) Web Services
3 26 (7.05%) LAMP
4 19 (5.15%) OAuth
5 15 (4.07%) .NET
6 14 (3.79%) LDAP
7 12 (3.25%) CSS
7 12 (3.25%) HTML
8 11 (2.98%) XMPP
9 10 (2.71%) jQuery
9 10 (2.71%) XHTML
10 8 (2.17%) Kafka
10 8 (2.17%) Node.js
10 8 (2.17%) SOAP
11 7 (1.90%) RESTful
12 6 (1.63%) Lambda Expressions
13 5 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.08%) Apache Flex
14 4 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.49%) Public Cloud
3 23 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.61%) Algorithms
6 15 (4.07%) Clustering
7 7 (1.90%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.90%) NHS
7 7 (1.90%) PKI
7 7 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.81%) CMDB
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.81%) Replication
11 2 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 133 (36.04%) Linux
2 70 (18.97%) Windows
3 32 (8.67%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.86%) CentOS
5 26 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (6.50%) Unix
7 16 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.90%) Debian
9 6 (1.63%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.36%) VMS
11 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.54%) FreeNAS
13 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (34.42%) DevOps
2 95 (25.75%) Configuration Management
3 79 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (14.36%) Infrastructure as Code
4 53 (14.36%) Migration
5 45 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (11.11%) Open Source
7 39 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 38 (10.30%) Computer Science
9 35 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (8.94%) Microservices
11 32 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (8.40%) High Availability
13 29 (7.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 28 (7.59%) Analytics
15 27 (7.32%) OOP
15 27 (7.32%) TDD
16 25 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
16 25 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
16 25 (6.78%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 88 (23.85%) Python
2 65 (17.62%) PowerShell
3 61 (16.53%) Bash Shell
4 41 (11.11%) SQL
5 34 (9.21%) Java
6 33 (8.94%) PHP
7 30 (8.13%) Ruby
8 27 (7.32%) Go
8 27 (7.32%) Perl
9 26 (7.05%) C#
10 7 (1.90%) C
11 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.81%) R
11 3 (0.81%) VB
12 2 (0.54%) C++
12 2 (0.54%) Tcl
12 2 (0.54%) VBScript
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (10.57%) CCNP
3 38 (10.30%) Security Cleared
4 34 (9.21%) Degree
5 33 (8.94%) SC Cleared
6 27 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (4.61%) CISSP
8 16 (4.34%) AWS Certification
9 14 (3.79%) CCNA
9 14 (3.79%) CISA
9 14 (3.79%) CISM
9 14 (3.79%) Master's Degree
9 14 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.98%) CCIE
10 11 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.08%) CCDP
12 4 (1.08%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.98%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) NIST
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (25.47%) Docker
2 68 (18.43%) Active Directory
3 60 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (7.05%) XenDesktop
5 22 (5.96%) Hyper-V
6 17 (4.61%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (4.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 16 (4.34%) XenApp
8 11 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.44%) KVM
9 9 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.90%) iptables
10 7 (1.90%) Kamailio
10 7 (1.90%) Postfix
10 7 (1.90%) QEMU
11 6 (1.63%) NFS
12 5 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (1.08%) LXC
13 4 (1.08%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 109 (29.54%) Ansible
2 105 (28.46%) Kubernetes
3 87 (23.58%) Puppet
4 71 (19.24%) Terraform
5 58 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (8.13%) Prometheus
6 30 (8.13%) SCCM
7 24 (6.50%) Grafana
8 22 (5.96%) HAProxy
9 17 (4.61%) Graphite
10 16 (4.34%) CFEngine
11 14 (3.79%) vRealize
12 13 (3.52%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (2.98%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (2.98%) ZABBIX
14 10 (2.71%) Packer
15 7 (1.90%) Galera Cluster
16 6 (1.63%) Consul
17 5 (1.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 111 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 107 (29.00%) Cisco
3 86 (23.31%) VMware
4 57 (15.45%) Google
5 52 (14.09%) F5
6 49 (13.28%) Oracle
7 39 (10.57%) Citrix
8 26 (7.05%) Red Hat
9 25 (6.78%) Juniper
10 24 (6.50%) CheckPoint
11 20 (5.42%) Dell
12 19 (5.15%) IBM
13 16 (4.34%) HP
13 16 (4.34%) Splunk
14 15 (4.07%) Meraki
14 15 (4.07%) Palo Alto
15 14 (3.79%) Infoblox
16 12 (3.25%) Fortinet
17 11 (2.98%) SolarWinds
17 11 (2.98%) Zscaler