Period
to 21 February 2018

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 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 235 240
Rank change year-on-year -21 +5 +21
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 64 73 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.71% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 71 69
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £36,250 £23,625
90th Percentile £60,750 £51,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +1.94%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,702 9,314 9,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.26% 90.07% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,793 7,317 7,961
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Birmingham +61 57 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Warwickshire -20 5 £33,500 -10.67%
Shropshire +7 1 £74,000 +64.44%
Coventry - 1 £45,000 - 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 52 (81.25%) Cisco
2 46 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (68.75%) ITIL
4 43 (67.19%) CheckPoint
5 42 (65.63%) CCNP
6 41 (64.06%) Data Centre
7 36 (56.25%) Firewall
8 35 (54.69%) Fortinet
8 35 (54.69%) MPLS
9 34 (53.13%) Juniper
9 34 (53.13%) WAN
9 34 (53.13%) Presales
10 32 (50.00%) F5
11 30 (46.88%) ITIL V3
12 28 (43.75%) LAN
13 27 (42.19%) VPN
13 27 (42.19%) HP
14 25 (39.06%) OSPF
14 25 (39.06%) BGP
15 24 (37.50%) Wireless
16 22 (34.38%) Service Delivery
16 22 (34.38%) VLAN
16 22 (34.38%) WLAN
16 22 (34.38%) SIEM
16 22 (34.38%) Network Security
17 20 (31.25%) Ethernet
17 20 (31.25%) Network Design
18 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
18 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
18 19 (29.69%) SolarWinds

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 17 (26.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) JBoss
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Serverless
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (56.25%) Firewall
2 35 (54.69%) MPLS
3 34 (53.13%) WAN
4 28 (43.75%) LAN
5 27 (42.19%) VPN
6 25 (39.06%) BGP
6 25 (39.06%) OSPF
7 24 (37.50%) Wireless
8 22 (34.38%) Network Security
8 22 (34.38%) VLAN
8 22 (34.38%) WLAN
9 20 (31.25%) Ethernet
10 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
11 18 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (28.13%) SNMP
11 18 (28.13%) SSL
12 15 (23.44%) DNS
13 13 (20.31%) Cisco ISE
13 13 (20.31%) Cisco Wireless
13 13 (20.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.56%) GitLab
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.56%) Subversion
1 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.38%) Billing
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Architect
2 16 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 16 (25.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 16 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (18.75%) Network Architect
3 12 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Presales Solution Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) JSON
1 2 (3.13%) VXML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (64.06%) Data Centre
2 12 (18.75%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (15.63%) FlexPod
4 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.81%) Clustering
5 5 (7.81%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.13%) PKI
6 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (68.75%) ITIL
2 34 (53.13%) Presales
3 30 (46.88%) ITIL V3
4 22 (34.38%) Service Delivery
4 22 (34.38%) SIEM
5 20 (31.25%) Network Design
6 15 (23.44%) Project Management
7 14 (21.88%) Line Management
8 13 (20.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 12 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 12 (18.75%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 12 (18.75%) Software Optimisation
10 11 (17.19%) Service Management
11 10 (15.63%) Application Performance Management
11 10 (15.63%) Converged Infrastructure
11 10 (15.63%) Migration
11 10 (15.63%) Network Architecture
11 10 (15.63%) Performance Management
11 10 (15.63%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (65.63%) CCNP
3 16 (25.00%) CCDP
4 14 (21.88%) CCNA
5 12 (18.75%) CCSE
5 12 (18.75%) CISSP
5 12 (18.75%) IISP
5 12 (18.75%) ISSAP
5 12 (18.75%) JNCIP
6 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.25%) CCIE
8 3 (4.69%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.25%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) QRadar
2 12 (18.75%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (12.50%) SCVMM
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.13%) Ansible
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (3.13%) Netcool
6 2 (3.13%) Puppet
7 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.56%) Packer
7 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (81.25%) Cisco
2 43 (67.19%) CheckPoint
3 35 (54.69%) Fortinet
4 34 (53.13%) Juniper
5 32 (50.00%) F5
6 27 (42.19%) HP
7 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
7 19 (29.69%) SolarWinds
8 17 (26.56%) VMware
9 14 (21.88%) Brocade
9 14 (21.88%) Meraki
10 12 (18.75%) Forcepoint
10 12 (18.75%) IBM
10 12 (18.75%) LogRhythm
10 12 (18.75%) Splunk
10 12 (18.75%) Tufin
11 10 (15.63%) Aruba
12 8 (12.50%) BMC
12 8 (12.50%) Citrix
13 6 (9.38%) Sourcefire