The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 202 206
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 25 39 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.63% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.71% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 30
Median salary £41,500 £47,500 £33,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.63% +40.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,606 £60,000 £80,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4536 5472 4973
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 88.72% 87.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15009 16353 16248
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Salary histogram for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham +17 11 £48,000 -7.69% 2
Warwickshire +9 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Shropshire +6 4 £69,713 +16.18%
Worcestershire -11 2 £47,500 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 46 (75.41%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (73.77%) Firewall
3 42 (68.85%) Cisco
4 37 (60.66%) CCNP
5 34 (55.74%) F5
6 33 (54.10%) WAN
7 26 (42.62%) LAN
7 26 (42.62%) CCNA
8 22 (36.07%) OSPF
8 22 (36.07%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (34.43%) VPN
9 21 (34.43%) DNS
10 20 (32.79%) Network Security
11 19 (31.15%) DHCP
11 19 (31.15%) Project Management
12 17 (27.87%) MPLS
12 17 (27.87%) Windows
12 17 (27.87%) PCI DSS
13 16 (26.23%) CCIE
14 15 (24.59%) IPv6
15 14 (22.95%) BGP
15 14 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
17 12 (19.67%) IIS
17 12 (19.67%) Finance
17 12 (19.67%) Network Design
18 11 (18.03%) Clustering
18 11 (18.03%) VoIP
18 11 (18.03%) SSL

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (19.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.20%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (8.20%) IaaS
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.20%) Office 365
1 5 (8.20%) PaaS
1 5 (8.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (73.77%) Firewall
2 33 (54.10%) WAN
3 26 (42.62%) LAN
4 22 (36.07%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (36.07%) OSPF
5 21 (34.43%) DNS
5 21 (34.43%) VPN
6 20 (32.79%) Network Security
7 19 (31.15%) DHCP
8 17 (27.87%) MPLS
9 15 (24.59%) IPv6
10 14 (22.95%) BGP
10 14 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (18.03%) SSL
11 11 (18.03%) VoIP
12 10 (16.39%) BGP-4
12 10 (16.39%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (16.39%) DMVPN
12 10 (16.39%) HSRP
12 10 (16.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Support Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Technical Support
4 10 (16.39%) Technical Support Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Switch Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) IT Architect
9 3 (4.92%) IT Support
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.20%) JSON
2 5 (8.20%) WAP
3 1 (1.64%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.03%) Clustering
3 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.20%) PKI
5 3 (4.92%) FlexPod
5 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Project Management
2 12 (19.67%) Network Design
3 10 (16.39%) ITIL
4 9 (14.75%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (13.11%) Network Architecture
6 7 (11.48%) Server Building
7 6 (9.84%) Time Management
8 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.20%) Project Governance
8 5 (8.20%) Software Delivery
8 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
9 4 (6.56%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (6.56%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.56%) Presales
9 4 (6.56%) SIEM
9 4 (6.56%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.92%) Converged Infrastructure
10 3 (4.92%) High Availability
10 3 (4.92%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (75.41%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (60.66%) CCNP
3 26 (42.62%) CCNA
4 16 (26.23%) CCIE
5 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
5 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) MCSA
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CCDP
7 1 (1.64%) CCSE
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) IISP
7 1 (1.64%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.92%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 42 (68.85%) Cisco
2 34 (55.74%) F5
3 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.39%) Cyberoam
5 10 (16.39%) Fortinet
6 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
7 5 (8.20%) VMware
8 4 (6.56%) Brocade
8 4 (6.56%) Juniper
8 4 (6.56%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.92%) Aruba
9 3 (4.92%) HP
9 3 (4.92%) Meraki
9 3 (4.92%) Sourcefire
10 2 (3.28%) Radware
11 1 (1.64%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.64%) Citrix
11 1 (1.64%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.64%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: 7 days ago