The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 206 229
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 63 31 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.92% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.63% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 52 23 22
Median salary £47,500 £39,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% +14.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £34,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £73,750 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  

Load Balancing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6156 4952 5674
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.91% 88.30% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19927 16677 18480
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the North West

Load Balancing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Load Balancing in the North West

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the North West

Load Balancing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 31 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Cheshire -10 26 £47,500 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £60,000 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 57 (54.81%) Cisco
2 47 (45.19%) Windows
3 45 (43.27%) WAN
4 44 (42.31%) CCNP
4 44 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (41.35%) Firewall
6 42 (40.38%) F5
7 34 (32.69%) Juniper
8 32 (30.77%) Linux
8 32 (30.77%) ITIL
9 29 (27.88%) Windows Server
10 27 (25.96%) DNS
11 26 (25.00%) Riverbed
11 26 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 23 (22.12%) LAN
12 23 (22.12%) SQL Server
13 22 (21.15%) MySQL
13 22 (21.15%) SQL
13 22 (21.15%) BGP
13 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
14 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
14 21 (20.19%) NetScaler
15 20 (19.23%) CCIE
16 19 (18.27%) VPN
16 19 (18.27%) OSPF
16 19 (18.27%) Wireless
16 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (17.31%) Service Management
17 18 (17.31%) MPLS
17 18 (17.31%) Active Directory

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (12.50%) Apache
2 9 (8.65%) JBoss
2 9 (8.65%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.73%) IIS
4 4 (3.85%) nginx
5 2 (1.92%) SAS
6 1 (0.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.81%) Office 365
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (43.27%) WAN
2 43 (41.35%) Firewall
3 27 (25.96%) DNS
4 23 (22.12%) LAN
5 22 (21.15%) BGP
6 21 (20.19%) NetScaler
7 19 (18.27%) OSPF
7 19 (18.27%) VPN
7 19 (18.27%) Wireless
8 18 (17.31%) Ethernet
8 18 (17.31%) MPLS
9 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
10 16 (15.38%) EIGRP
11 15 (14.42%) SSL
11 15 (14.42%) Unified Communications
12 14 (13.46%) IPsec
13 13 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (12.50%) xDSL
14 12 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (11.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.12%) SQL Server
2 22 (21.15%) MySQL
3 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.96%) GoCD
3 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 14 (13.46%) Banking
3 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.73%) Marketing
5 4 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (41.35%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.42%) Developer
2 15 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (14.42%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Network Communications Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Juniper Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Lead Network Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Administrator
7 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (6.73%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (6.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.73%) PHP Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.31%) Web Services
2 12 (11.54%) CSS
3 9 (8.65%) HTML
3 9 (8.65%) LAMP
4 7 (6.73%) .NET
4 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.73%) RESTful
4 7 (6.73%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) Ajax
5 1 (0.96%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.96%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.96%) HTML5
5 1 (0.96%) jQuery
5 1 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.96%) Laravel
5 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (13.46%) Clustering
4 13 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (6.73%) iPad
5 7 (6.73%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.96%) Replication
8 1 (0.96%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 47 (45.19%) Windows
2 32 (30.77%) Linux
3 29 (27.88%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.54%) Unix
5 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.65%) AIX
6 9 (8.65%) CentOS
7 8 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.85%) HPUX
10 1 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.77%) ITIL
2 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
3 18 (17.31%) Service Management
4 15 (14.42%) OO
5 14 (13.46%) OOP
6 13 (12.50%) Network Management
6 13 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (12.50%) Statistics
7 11 (10.58%) Change Control
8 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.65%) Analytics
9 9 (8.65%) Capacity Management
9 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
9 9 (8.65%) ITIL V3
9 9 (8.65%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (7.69%) DevOps
10 8 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) Java
2 11 (10.58%) Perl
3 9 (8.65%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.65%) PHP
3 9 (8.65%) Python
4 7 (6.73%) C#
4 7 (6.73%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (42.31%) CCNP
1 44 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (19.23%) CCIE
3 13 (12.50%) Degree
3 13 (12.50%) MCP
3 13 (12.50%) MCSA
3 13 (12.50%) MCSE
3 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) CCSE
5 3 (2.88%) JNCIP
5 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.96%) CCSA
6 1 (0.96%) CCSP
6 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.96%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.96%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.96%) OCP
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) SLA
1 7 (6.73%) WAI
2 6 (5.77%) PMO
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Docker
4 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.96%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (0.96%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) Ganglia
1 9 (8.65%) Netcool
2 8 (7.69%) FortiGate
3 6 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.81%) Puppet
5 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.96%) Nagios
6 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (54.81%) Cisco
2 42 (40.38%) F5
3 34 (32.69%) Juniper
4 26 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (13.46%) VMware
7 13 (12.50%) Oracle
8 11 (10.58%) Blue Coat
9 10 (9.62%) Red Hat
10 9 (8.65%) AppDynamics
11 6 (5.77%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.88%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.88%) HP
13 2 (1.92%) Dell
13 2 (1.92%) Dell Compellent
13 2 (1.92%) EqualLogic
14 1 (0.96%) Avaya
14 1 (0.96%) Citrix
14 1 (0.96%) EMC
14 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto
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