Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 288 229
Rank change year-on-year +23 -59 +48
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 109 77 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.63% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.70% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 89 55 122
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -28.57% -
10th Percentile £34,710 £31,250 £38,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11904 11034 11658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.75% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9471 9201 9634
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester -1 50 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Cheshire +3 48 £45,000 +38.46%
Lancashire +5 4 £30,000 -
Merseyside +5 3 £45,000 +50.00%
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 81 (74.31%) Cisco
2 80 (73.39%) Firewall
3 74 (67.89%) WAN
4 65 (59.63%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (54.13%) BGP
6 55 (50.46%) LAN
6 55 (50.46%) VPN
6 55 (50.46%) CCNP
7 54 (49.54%) F5
8 52 (47.71%) OSPF
9 48 (44.04%) EIGRP
9 48 (44.04%) MPLS
9 48 (44.04%) Wireless
10 41 (37.61%) ITIL
11 38 (34.86%) Juniper
11 38 (34.86%) DNS
12 37 (33.94%) Windows
13 35 (32.11%) Network Security
14 33 (30.28%) Riverbed
14 33 (30.28%) SSL
15 31 (28.44%) DHCP
16 30 (27.52%) IPsec
16 30 (27.52%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (26.61%) Service Management
17 29 (26.61%) Ethernet
18 28 (25.69%) Finance
18 28 (25.69%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (23.85%) VoIP
20 25 (22.94%) Degree
21 24 (22.02%) Data Centre

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 9 (8.26%) SAS
2 6 (5.50%) Apache
3 4 (3.67%) nginx
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.83%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.83%) JBoss
5 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.84%) Office 365
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (73.39%) Firewall
2 74 (67.89%) WAN
3 59 (54.13%) BGP
4 55 (50.46%) LAN
4 55 (50.46%) VPN
5 52 (47.71%) OSPF
6 48 (44.04%) EIGRP
6 48 (44.04%) MPLS
6 48 (44.04%) Wireless
7 38 (34.86%) DNS
8 35 (32.11%) Network Security
9 33 (30.28%) SSL
10 31 (28.44%) DHCP
11 30 (27.52%) Cisco IOS
11 30 (27.52%) IPsec
12 29 (26.61%) Ethernet
13 28 (25.69%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (23.85%) VoIP
15 23 (21.10%) IP Telephony
16 22 (20.18%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) MySQL
2 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Financial Institution
3 8 (7.34%) Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Publishing
6 2 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Billing
7 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (55.05%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (19.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (10.09%) Architect
3 11 (10.09%) Network Architect
3 11 (10.09%) Network Security Architect
3 11 (10.09%) Operations Engineer
3 11 (10.09%) Security Architect
4 9 (8.26%) Lead Network Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Juniper Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Administrator
7 6 (5.50%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Service Operations Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.59%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) CSS
2 6 (5.50%) Web Services
3 3 (2.75%) .NET
3 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.75%) HTML
3 3 (2.75%) RESTful
3 3 (2.75%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.92%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.59%) Life Science
5 4 (3.67%) Clustering
5 4 (3.67%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.92%) CCTV
8 1 (0.92%) Replication
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.94%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.76%) Linux
5 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.09%) Unix
7 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.67%) HPUX
9 3 (2.75%) CentOS
10 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) ITIL
2 29 (26.61%) Service Management
3 17 (15.60%) WAN Optimisation
4 13 (11.93%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (11.01%) Network Management
6 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.09%) High Availability
6 11 (10.09%) Information Security
7 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (9.17%) Incident Management
7 10 (9.17%) ITIL V3
7 10 (9.17%) ITSM
7 10 (9.17%) Statistics
7 10 (9.17%) TOGAF
7 10 (9.17%) Zachman Framework
8 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.34%) Asset Management
9 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.60%) Python
2 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
2 7 (6.42%) SQL
3 6 (5.50%) Perl
4 5 (4.59%) Java
5 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.75%) C#
5 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (59.63%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (50.46%) CCNP
3 25 (22.94%) Degree
4 19 (17.43%) CCIE
5 15 (13.76%) CCNA
6 8 (7.34%) MCP
7 6 (5.50%) MCSA
7 6 (5.50%) MCSE
7 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.59%) JNCIP
8 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.75%) ISEB
9 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.83%) CCSA
10 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.92%) CCDA
11 1 (0.92%) CCDP
11 1 (0.92%) CCSE
11 1 (0.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) PMO
2 5 (4.59%) SLA
3 3 (2.75%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.75%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.83%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.92%) Docker
6 1 (0.92%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.67%) Puppet
4 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.83%) Kibana
4 2 (1.83%) SCCM
5 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (74.31%) Cisco
2 54 (49.54%) F5
3 38 (34.86%) Juniper
4 33 (30.28%) Riverbed
5 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.26%) Blue Coat
6 9 (8.26%) Google
6 9 (8.26%) VMware
7 5 (4.59%) Dell
7 5 (4.59%) Oracle
8 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.75%) Citrix
9 3 (2.75%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (2.75%) EqualLogic
9 3 (2.75%) HP
9 3 (2.75%) Infoblox
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.83%) Capita
10 2 (1.83%) IronPort
11 1 (0.92%) Fortinet