Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 135 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 -25 +54
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 48 13 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.56% 0.57% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.66% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 13 66
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -42.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £40,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +19.21% -28.10% -

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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2726 1981 2855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.74% 87.46% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2052 1675 2416
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Load Balancing in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Warrington - 26 £42,750 - 1
Knutsford - 6 £60,000 -
Runcorn -5 2 £31,250 -3.85%
Load Balancing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 44 (91.67%) Firewall
2 40 (83.33%) Cisco
3 37 (77.08%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (77.08%) Wireless
4 36 (75.00%) WAN
5 33 (68.75%) VPN
6 32 (66.67%) DNS
6 32 (66.67%) EIGRP
6 32 (66.67%) OSPF
6 32 (66.67%) BGP
7 31 (64.58%) F5
8 30 (62.50%) DHCP
9 29 (60.42%) SSL
9 29 (60.42%) CCNP
10 28 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (56.25%) LAN
12 26 (54.17%) IPsec
12 26 (54.17%) MPLS
13 23 (47.92%) Ethernet
14 22 (45.83%) ITIL
15 21 (43.75%) IP Telephony
15 21 (43.75%) NX-OS
16 20 (41.67%) Degree
16 20 (41.67%) Finance
17 19 (39.58%) Cisco PIX
17 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (39.58%) Riverbed
18 18 (37.50%) Wireshark
18 18 (37.50%) TACACS
19 16 (33.33%) xDSL

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (91.67%) Firewall
2 37 (77.08%) Wireless
3 36 (75.00%) WAN
4 33 (68.75%) VPN
5 32 (66.67%) BGP
5 32 (66.67%) DNS
5 32 (66.67%) EIGRP
5 32 (66.67%) OSPF
6 30 (62.50%) DHCP
7 29 (60.42%) SSL
8 28 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
9 27 (56.25%) LAN
10 26 (54.17%) IPsec
10 26 (54.17%) MPLS
11 23 (47.92%) Ethernet
12 21 (43.75%) IP Telephony
12 21 (43.75%) NX-OS
13 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (39.58%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (37.50%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Financial Institution
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.25%) Publishing
5 2 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Operations Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Service Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) IT Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Service Management
3 11 (22.92%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (20.83%) ITIL V3
4 10 (20.83%) ITSM
5 7 (14.58%) Asset Management
6 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.17%) Network Management
10 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.17%) Product Management
10 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.17%) Runbook
10 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.17%) Wealth Management
11 1 (2.08%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (6.25%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) Perl
2 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (77.08%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (60.42%) CCNP
3 20 (41.67%) Degree
4 10 (20.83%) CCNA
5 6 (12.50%) CCIE
6 3 (6.25%) ISEB
6 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) Cisco
2 31 (64.58%) F5
3 19 (39.58%) Riverbed
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 7 (14.58%) Juniper
7 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) Dell
7 3 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (6.25%) EqualLogic
7 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
7 3 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) Veeam