Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Network Load Balancing (NLB)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1107 1111 1186
Rank change year-on-year +4 +75 -31
Permanent jobs citing Network Load Balancing 104 111 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.059% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.066% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 85 91 114
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £35,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +5.88%

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 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
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 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 12 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 24 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 +39 103 £42,500 -5.56% 2
UK excluding London +59 76 £40,000 -15.79% 2
South East +74 42 £50,000 -4.76%
London -8 28 £45,000 +5.88%
Midlands +52 27 £30,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands - 14 £27,500 -
West Midlands +22 13 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +17 3 £42,500 -34.62%
North of England +6 3 £42,500 -34.62%
East of England -1 2 - -
South West +12 1 £52,000 +9.47% 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network 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 Network Load Balancing.

1 73 (70.19%) Active Directory
2 67 (64.42%) Microsoft
3 64 (61.54%) Clustering
4 63 (60.58%) Windows
5 53 (50.96%) SQL Server
6 51 (49.04%) Windows Server
7 49 (47.12%) Hyper-V
8 42 (40.38%) MS Exchange
9 40 (38.46%) WAN
9 40 (38.46%) DNS
10 38 (36.54%) TCP/IP
10 38 (36.54%) SQL
10 38 (36.54%) VMware
11 37 (35.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (35.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (34.62%) Cisco
13 34 (32.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (31.73%) LAN
15 32 (30.77%) DHCP
16 31 (29.81%) HP
16 31 (29.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Clustering
18 27 (25.96%) ITIL
19 26 (25.00%) PowerShell
20 24 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (23.08%) VLAN
20 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
21 23 (22.12%) F5
22 22 (21.15%) Wireless
22 22 (21.15%) SharePoint

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 42 (40.38%) MS Exchange
2 31 (29.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (21.15%) SharePoint
4 20 (19.23%) IIS
5 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (8.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (8.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.85%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.92%) JBoss
9 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.42%) Office 365
3 10 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.77%) IaaS
5 4 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.92%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.92%) Yammer
7 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (38.46%) DNS
1 40 (38.46%) WAN
2 38 (36.54%) TCP/IP
3 33 (31.73%) LAN
4 32 (30.77%) DHCP
5 24 (23.08%) VLAN
6 22 (21.15%) Wireless
7 16 (15.38%) BGP
8 15 (14.42%) SAN
9 14 (13.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (12.50%) Firewall
11 12 (11.54%) MPLS
11 12 (11.54%) VPLS
12 11 (10.58%) OSPF
13 9 (8.65%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (8.65%) VPN
14 7 (6.73%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (6.73%) NetScaler
15 6 (5.77%) SMTP
16 5 (4.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (50.96%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
1 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 17 (16.35%) Retail
2 16 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (4.81%) Law
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Architect
3 12 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.62%) IT Engineer
4 10 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Active Directory Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Network Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.69%) IT Support
7 7 (6.73%) DBA
7 7 (6.73%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Senior DBA
7 7 (6.73%) Senior SQL DBA
7 7 (6.73%) SQL DBA
7 7 (6.73%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Java SE
2 2 (1.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.92%) WSH
3 1 (0.96%) COM
3 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (61.54%) Clustering
2 19 (18.27%) Data Centre
3 15 (14.42%) Replication
4 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.85%) EPoS
6 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.96%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.96%) Fintech
7 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (60.58%) Windows
2 51 (49.04%) Windows Server
3 37 (35.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (35.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (11.54%) Windows 10
5 12 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 12 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 8 (7.69%) Linux
7 5 (4.81%) Unix
8 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.96%) CentOS
9 1 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) ITIL
2 18 (17.31%) Service Delivery
3 15 (14.42%) High Availability
3 15 (14.42%) Mentoring
4 14 (13.46%) Patch Management
4 14 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (13.46%) PRINCE2
4 14 (13.46%) Service Management
5 12 (11.54%) Presales
6 10 (9.62%) Change Management
7 9 (8.65%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 9 (8.65%) IT Strategy
7 9 (8.65%) TOGAF
7 9 (8.65%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (7.69%) Network Management
8 8 (7.69%) Project Management
9 7 (6.73%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (6.73%) Change Control
9 7 (6.73%) Database Tuning
9 7 (6.73%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.54%) SQL
2 26 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 7 (6.73%) VBScript
5 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.88%) Java
7 1 (0.96%) AWK
7 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.35%) CCNA
3 16 (15.38%) MCSE
3 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.69%) CCNP
5 5 (4.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.85%) CCDA
7 3 (2.88%) CCIE
8 1 (0.96%) Degree
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) MCITP
8 1 (0.96%) MCSA
8 1 (0.96%) MCSM
8 1 (0.96%) MCTS
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) SLA
2 8 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.88%) ISO 22301
4 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 73 (70.19%) Active Directory
2 49 (47.12%) Hyper-V
3 34 (32.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.81%) Terminal Server
7 4 (3.85%) Firmware
7 4 (3.85%) ISA Server
7 4 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.85%) XenServer
8 3 (2.88%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.96%) VMFS
9 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (14.42%) SCOM
3 12 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (7.69%) SCCM
5 7 (6.73%) Nagios
5 7 (6.73%) vCenter Server
6 6 (5.77%) SCDPM
6 6 (5.77%) SCVMM
7 5 (4.81%) OpenView
7 5 (4.81%) WSUS
8 4 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (3.85%) HP SIM
8 4 (3.85%) vMotion
9 3 (2.88%) Opsview
9 3 (2.88%) WMI
10 2 (1.92%) Ansible
10 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.92%) Puppet
10 2 (1.92%) Salt
10 2 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (64.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (36.54%) VMware
3 36 (34.62%) Cisco
4 31 (29.81%) HP
5 23 (22.12%) F5
6 14 (13.46%) Citrix
7 10 (9.62%) Dell
7 10 (9.62%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.65%) 3PAR
9 7 (6.73%) Meraki
10 4 (3.85%) EMC
10 4 (3.85%) Juniper
10 4 (3.85%) LANDesk
10 4 (3.85%) Nortel
11 3 (2.88%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (2.88%) NetApp
12 2 (1.92%) Apple
12 2 (1.92%) Avaya
12 2 (1.92%) CA
12 2 (1.92%) McAfee