Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 178 283
Rank change year-on-year +5 +105 +7
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 98 124 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.36% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.50% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 74 50 39
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £50,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,750 £70,606
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%

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 7,048 8,268 9,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.29% 90.90% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,592 6,313 7,554
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,913
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +14 56 £70,000 +33.33% 3
Warwickshire 0 14 £44,000 -12.00%
Dudley - 8 £35,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £53,750 - 2
Coventry +17 3 £42,500 -5.56%
Solihull -15 3 £52,500 +10.53%
Shropshire -10 2 £51,250 -10.87% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £24,500 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 (53.06%) Firewall
2 50 (51.02%) Data Centre
3 46 (46.94%) Cisco
4 45 (45.92%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (40.82%) ITIL
6 38 (38.78%) WAN
6 38 (38.78%) CCNA
7 36 (36.73%) Line Management
8 34 (34.69%) CCNP
9 33 (33.67%) Wireless
10 32 (32.65%) Project Management
11 29 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (28.57%) Azure
12 28 (28.57%) SQL
13 27 (27.55%) Palo Alto
13 27 (27.55%) Virtual Team
14 25 (25.51%) AWS
15 24 (24.49%) Incident Management
15 24 (24.49%) OSPF
16 22 (22.45%) Web Services
16 22 (22.45%) ITIL V3
16 22 (22.45%) Public Cloud
16 22 (22.45%) Self-Motivation
17 21 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
17 21 (21.43%) Hyper-V
17 21 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (21.43%) Windows
17 21 (21.43%) VMware
18 20 (20.41%) LAN
18 20 (20.41%) F5

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 5 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.57%) Azure
2 25 (25.51%) AWS
3 20 (20.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 20 (20.41%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (20.41%) Amazon S3
3 20 (20.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (20.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 18 (18.37%) Amazon ECS
4 18 (18.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (18.37%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.08%) IaaS
5 4 (4.08%) PaaS
6 3 (3.06%) GitHub
6 3 (3.06%) Office 365
7 2 (2.04%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.04%) Route 53
7 2 (2.04%) SaaS
8 1 (1.02%) GCP
8 1 (1.02%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 52 (53.06%) Firewall
2 38 (38.78%) WAN
3 33 (33.67%) Wireless
4 29 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (24.49%) OSPF
6 20 (20.41%) LAN
7 19 (19.39%) EIGRP
8 14 (14.29%) VPN
9 8 (8.16%) DNS
10 7 (7.14%) IPsec
10 7 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (6.12%) BGP
11 6 (6.12%) MPLS
11 6 (6.12%) Network Security
11 6 (6.12%) SAN
12 5 (5.10%) HSRP
12 5 (5.10%) RIP
12 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
12 5 (5.10%) VLAN
12 5 (5.10%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (18.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 18 (18.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (7.14%) MySQL
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.06%) MSI
4 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.04%) GitLab
5 1 (1.02%) AppVeyor
5 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Billing
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.37%) Architect
2 18 (18.37%) Cloud Architect
2 18 (18.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (14.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 14 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (11.22%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Applications Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Applications Support
6 9 (9.18%) Applications Support Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Technical Support
9 5 (5.10%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Network Manager
9 5 (5.10%) Network Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) Web Services
2 4 (4.08%) SAML
2 4 (4.08%) SOAP
3 2 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.04%) LAMP
3 2 (2.04%) LDAP
3 2 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (51.02%) Data Centre
2 27 (27.55%) Virtual Team
3 22 (22.45%) Public Cloud
3 22 (22.45%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (19.39%) Private Cloud
5 14 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
7 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (4.08%) CMDB
9 3 (3.06%) Clustering
10 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.02%) EPoS
10 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.02%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) Windows
2 17 (17.35%) Linux
3 8 (8.16%) CentOS
3 8 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.12%) Unix
4 6 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) CatOS
6 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.02%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.82%) ITIL
2 36 (36.73%) Line Management
3 32 (32.65%) Project Management
4 24 (24.49%) Incident Management
5 22 (22.45%) ITIL V3
6 18 (18.37%) Migration
6 18 (18.37%) Presales
6 18 (18.37%) Technology Roadmap
7 17 (17.35%) Service Management
8 14 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 14 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 10 (10.20%) Change Management
10 7 (7.14%) Problem Management
10 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.12%) DevOps
11 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 6 (6.12%) IT Strategy
11 6 (6.12%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) Python
3 6 (6.12%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.12%) PHP
3 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.08%) Ruby
5 2 (2.04%) Go
6 1 (1.02%) C#
6 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (45.92%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (38.78%) CCNA
3 34 (34.69%) CCNP
4 6 (6.12%) CCDA
5 3 (3.06%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.02%) CCDP
6 1 (1.02%) HNC
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) MCSE
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 21 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (18.37%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.10%) Docker
5 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (5.10%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (5.10%) XenApp
5 5 (5.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Puppet
2 6 (6.12%) Ansible
2 6 (6.12%) Netcool
2 6 (6.12%) OpenView
3 5 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.10%) Terraform
4 4 (4.08%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.08%) Nagios
4 4 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.06%) Opsview
6 2 (2.04%) Consul
6 2 (2.04%) Grafana
6 2 (2.04%) Graphite
6 2 (2.04%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.04%) Packer
6 2 (2.04%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.02%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 46 (46.94%) Cisco
2 27 (27.55%) Palo Alto
3 21 (21.43%) VMware
4 20 (20.41%) F5
5 19 (19.39%) Citrix
6 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.22%) Oracle
8 10 (10.20%) Remedy
9 9 (9.18%) CheckPoint
10 7 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
11 6 (6.12%) HP
11 6 (6.12%) IBM
11 6 (6.12%) Red Hat
12 5 (5.10%) Cerillion
12 5 (5.10%) Comptel
12 5 (5.10%) Forcepoint
12 5 (5.10%) Huawei
12 5 (5.10%) NetApp
13 4 (4.08%) BMC
13 4 (4.08%) Percona