The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 195 172 162
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 33 48 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.87% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.06% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 29 37 62
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £47,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +17.50%
Load Balancing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4966 4533 4495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.17% 81.87% 78.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4175 3818 3966
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Load Balancing Salary Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Load Balancing Salary Histogram in the South West

Load Balancing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +2 12 £33,000 -28.64% 2
Bristol -9 12 £55,000 +37.50% 11
Wiltshire -12 5 £35,000 -11.39%
Devon - 3 £35,000 -
Dorset -25 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing.

1 46 (80.70%) Firewall
2 35 (61.40%) Cisco
3 29 (50.88%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (47.37%) F5
5 26 (45.61%) Windows
6 24 (42.11%) LAN
7 22 (38.60%) VMware
7 22 (38.60%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (36.84%) Network Design
9 20 (35.09%) WAN
9 20 (35.09%) Juniper
10 19 (33.33%) CCNA
10 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 19 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks
11 18 (31.58%) Network Management
12 17 (29.82%) ITIL
13 16 (28.07%) SQL
13 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
13 16 (28.07%) Citrix
14 14 (24.56%) CCIE
14 14 (24.56%) CCNP
14 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (22.81%) MS Office
16 12 (21.05%) Linux
16 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
16 12 (21.05%) B2B
16 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
16 12 (21.05%) Open Source
17 11 (19.30%) Network Security

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.28%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.75%) nginx
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
4 1 (1.75%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (80.70%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) LAN
3 22 (38.60%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (35.09%) WAN
5 11 (19.30%) DHCP
5 11 (19.30%) Network Security
6 10 (17.54%) Unified Communications
7 9 (15.79%) VPN
8 7 (12.28%) DNS
8 7 (12.28%) HTTPS
8 7 (12.28%) HTTP
8 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.28%) BIG-IP
9 6 (10.53%) Wireless
9 6 (10.53%) MPLS
9 6 (10.53%) Internet
9 6 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (8.77%) IPv6
10 5 (8.77%) SAN
10 5 (8.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
1 5 (8.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (8.77%) ClearQuest
1 5 (8.77%) MSI
1 5 (8.77%) InstallShield
1 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Designer
6 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Configuration Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Consultant
9 1 (1.75%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Open Source
2 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.53%) Clustering
2 6 (10.53%) CMDB
3 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) Wiki
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.05%) Linux
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.79%) UNIX
6 8 (14.04%) Mac OS X
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) AIX
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) Debian
8 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Network Design
2 18 (31.58%) Network Management
3 17 (29.82%) ITIL
4 12 (21.05%) B2B
5 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
6 9 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 7 (12.28%) High Availability
8 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (10.53%) Process Management
8 6 (10.53%) Change Management
9 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (7.02%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
10 4 (7.02%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
10 4 (7.02%) BCP
10 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) C
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 4 (7.02%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.33%) CCNA
3 14 (24.56%) CCIE
3 14 (24.56%) CCNP
4 11 (19.30%) Degree
5 9 (15.79%) JNCIE
6 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (14.04%) MCSE
7 6 (10.53%) CCDP
7 6 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.02%) HND
9 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.51%) MCP
11 1 (1.75%) MCSD
11 1 (1.75%) MCSA
11 1 (1.75%) CCA
11 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.75%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.53%) Firmware
4 5 (8.77%) Samba
5 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.75%) Postfix
6 1 (1.75%) XenServer
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Hyperic
2 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) Cisco
2 27 (47.37%) F5
3 22 (38.60%) VMware
4 20 (35.09%) Juniper
5 19 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks
6 16 (28.07%) Citrix
7 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 9 (15.79%) SolarWinds
9 8 (14.04%) HP
10 7 (12.28%) NetApp
11 6 (10.53%) Riverbed
12 5 (8.77%) Symantec
13 3 (5.26%) Oracle
14 2 (3.51%) EMC
14 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
15 1 (1.75%) Brocade
15 1 (1.75%) McAfee
15 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
15 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
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