Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network Load Balancing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Load Balancing (NLB)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 994 1101 1124
Rank change year-on-year +107 +23 +56
Permanent jobs citing Network Load Balancing 154 109 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.061% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.067% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 121 89 82
UK median annual salary £53,000 £42,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.71% -8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00% +11.11%

Network 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 147,385 162,932 172,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.52% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,281 128,787 143,641
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing.

Salary trend for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK over the 6 months to 12 November 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 +95 149 £53,000 +24.71% 12
London +114 96 £55,000 +22.22% 5
UK excluding London +8 54 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Midlands +32 33 £32,500 +8.33% 1
East Midlands +23 28 £32,500 +18.18%
South East -5 10 £53,750 +7.50% 2
North of England +29 7 £55,000 +25.71% 3
West Midlands +25 5 £67,500 +68.75% 1
North West +10 5 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East of England +36 2 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +30 2 - - 1
South West +20 1 £91,500 +75.96% 1
Scotland - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT jobs citing Network 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 Network Load Balancing.

1 95 (61.69%) Cisco
2 91 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 84 (54.55%) Windows
4 83 (53.90%) WAN
5 71 (46.10%) Active Directory
6 70 (45.45%) TCP/IP
7 67 (43.51%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (42.21%) CCNA
8 65 (42.21%) Wireless
8 65 (42.21%) Cisco ASA
9 63 (40.91%) F5
10 62 (40.26%) SolarWinds
10 62 (40.26%) VMware
11 60 (38.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 59 (38.31%) Data Centre
13 56 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
14 55 (35.71%) Nagios
15 53 (34.42%) Clustering
16 52 (33.77%) LAN
17 51 (33.12%) DNS
18 49 (31.82%) VPN
18 49 (31.82%) Hyper-V
19 48 (31.17%) ITIL
19 48 (31.17%) Firewall
20 47 (30.52%) Windows Server 2012
21 46 (29.87%) Citrix
22 45 (29.22%) DHCP
23 43 (27.92%) Cisco Prime
23 43 (27.92%) VPLS
24 42 (27.27%) CCNP

Network 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 32 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.23%) JBoss
3 21 (13.64%) GlassFish
3 21 (13.64%) IIS
3 21 (13.64%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.90%) Apache
7 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (19.48%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (13.64%) Office 365
4 11 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.55%) IaaS
5 7 (4.55%) Mimecast
5 7 (4.55%) PaaS
6 6 (3.90%) GitHub
6 6 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.65%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.65%) SaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 83 (53.90%) WAN
2 70 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 65 (42.21%) Cisco ASA
3 65 (42.21%) Wireless
4 60 (38.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 52 (33.77%) LAN
6 51 (33.12%) DNS
7 49 (31.82%) VPN
8 48 (31.17%) Firewall
9 45 (29.22%) DHCP
10 43 (27.92%) VPLS
11 34 (22.08%) VLAN
12 32 (20.78%) Cisco ISE
12 32 (20.78%) MPLS
13 27 (17.53%) BGP
13 27 (17.53%) OSPF
14 26 (16.88%) BIG-IP
15 23 (14.94%) SAN
16 21 (13.64%) Cisco Firepower
16 21 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 21 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 19 (12.34%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.79%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.95%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.95%) MySQL
8 2 (1.30%) OLAP
8 2 (1.30%) OLTP
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.65%) Big Data
9 1 (0.65%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (24.03%) Retail
2 4 (2.60%) Finance
3 3 (1.95%) Legal
4 2 (1.30%) Banking
4 2 (1.30%) Billing
4 2 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (33.12%) Network Engineer
2 47 (30.52%) Analyst
3 34 (22.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (22.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (20.78%) Project Engineer
5 28 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 28 (18.18%) Support Analyst
6 22 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (14.29%) Security Engineer
7 20 (12.99%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 18 (11.69%) Infrastructure Support
9 17 (11.04%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 13 (8.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (7.79%) Consultant
12 11 (7.14%) Support Engineer
13 10 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (6.49%) Administrator
14 9 (5.84%) Active Directory Analyst
14 9 (5.84%) IT Engineer
14 9 (5.84%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.30%) LAMP
2 2 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.65%) JSON
3 1 (0.65%) LDAP
3 1 (0.65%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (38.31%) Data Centre
2 53 (34.42%) Clustering
3 23 (14.94%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (11.69%) Fintech
7 9 (5.84%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (3.25%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.60%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.60%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.95%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.95%) Replication
11 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.30%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.30%) NHS
11 2 (1.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 84 (54.55%) Windows
2 47 (30.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (23.38%) Windows Server
5 34 (22.08%) Linux
6 28 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (17.53%) Unix
8 17 (11.04%) Windows 10
9 14 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 12 (7.79%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.60%) CentOS
13 2 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) ITIL
2 33 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
3 32 (20.78%) Network Management
4 26 (16.88%) Network Monitoring
4 26 (16.88%) Web Filtering
5 25 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (14.29%) Patch Management
7 21 (13.64%) Release Management
8 20 (12.99%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (10.39%) Wealth Management
10 13 (8.44%) Service Management
11 12 (7.79%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (7.14%) Migration
13 10 (6.49%) Data Protection
13 10 (6.49%) DevOps
14 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (5.84%) Operations Management
15 7 (4.55%) Project Management
16 6 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
16 6 (3.90%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.73%) SQL
2 28 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 24 (15.58%) Shell Script
4 22 (14.29%) Java
5 10 (6.49%) Python
6 8 (5.19%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.25%) Ruby
8 3 (1.95%) Perl
9 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (43.51%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (42.21%) CCNA
3 42 (27.27%) CCNP
4 32 (20.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (18.83%) MCSE
6 23 (14.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (6.49%) MCITP
7 10 (6.49%) MCSA
8 6 (3.90%) AWS Certification
8 6 (3.90%) RHCE
9 4 (2.60%) MCP
10 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.30%) Degree
11 1 (0.65%) CCDA
11 1 (0.65%) CCDP
11 1 (0.65%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.69%) PCI DSS
2 10 (6.49%) SLA
3 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.95%) QA
4 2 (1.30%) COBIT
4 2 (1.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 71 (46.10%) Active Directory
2 49 (31.82%) Hyper-V
3 41 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.44%) VMware Server
5 10 (6.49%) Docker
6 6 (3.90%) vSphere
7 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.60%) vCloud
8 4 (2.60%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 55 (35.71%) Nagios
2 43 (27.92%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (16.23%) Puppet
4 24 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (14.94%) Ansible
6 20 (12.99%) BMC PATROL
6 20 (12.99%) Stealthwatch
7 17 (11.04%) Salt
8 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (6.49%) Backup Exec
10 8 (5.19%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (4.55%) SCCM
11 7 (4.55%) SCOM
12 6 (3.90%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (3.25%) vCenter Server
14 4 (2.60%) Kubernetes
14 4 (2.60%) Rancher
14 4 (2.60%) WSUS
15 3 (1.95%) CFEngine
16 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 95 (61.69%) Cisco
2 91 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 63 (40.91%) F5
4 62 (40.26%) SolarWinds
4 62 (40.26%) VMware
5 46 (29.87%) Citrix
6 33 (21.43%) HP
7 32 (20.78%) Meraki
8 27 (17.53%) CheckPoint
9 21 (13.64%) BMC
10 19 (12.34%) Dell
11 15 (9.74%) Zscaler
12 9 (5.84%) EMC
13 7 (4.55%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (4.55%) Red Hat
14 6 (3.90%) Google
14 6 (3.90%) NetApp
15 5 (3.25%) Symantec
16 4 (2.60%) EqualLogic
16 4 (2.60%) Veeam