Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 277 284
Rank change year-on-year +93 +7 -20
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 114 49 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.54% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 58 34 49
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £38,000 £33,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,606 £58,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.58% -5.45% +4.76%

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 7,912 9,077 10,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.28% 91.26% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,055 7,469 8,356
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%

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 September 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 25 September 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 +63 85 £52,500 - 4
Shropshire +30 16 £57,500 -17.52% 3
Solihull +9 9 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Worcestershire +7 2 £65,000 +36.84%
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Coventry +11 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 72 (63.16%) Cisco
2 68 (59.65%) Data Centre
3 67 (58.77%) Firewall
4 58 (50.88%) WAN
5 57 (50.00%) VPN
6 55 (48.25%) Amazon AWS
7 54 (47.37%) ITIL
7 54 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (44.74%) CCNP
9 50 (43.86%) CheckPoint
10 49 (42.98%) Presales
11 48 (42.11%) Fortinet
12 46 (40.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 43 (37.72%) VMware
14 42 (36.84%) Juniper
14 42 (36.84%) SIEM
15 41 (35.96%) F5
16 38 (33.33%) HP
17 36 (31.58%) ITIL V3
17 36 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (30.70%) Network Security
19 34 (29.82%) LAN
20 33 (28.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
21 29 (25.44%) Service Delivery
22 28 (24.56%) Self-Motivation
23 26 (22.81%) Wireless
23 26 (22.81%) CCDP
24 24 (21.05%) Python
24 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
25 23 (20.18%) OSPF

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 10 (8.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 55 (48.25%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (40.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.65%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (9.65%) Amazon S3
4 10 (8.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.75%) IaaS
8 2 (1.75%) PaaS
9 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (58.77%) Firewall
2 58 (50.88%) WAN
3 57 (50.00%) VPN
4 35 (30.70%) Network Security
5 34 (29.82%) LAN
6 26 (22.81%) Wireless
7 23 (20.18%) OSPF
7 23 (20.18%) VLAN
8 22 (19.30%) MPLS
9 20 (17.54%) Cisco Firepower
9 20 (17.54%) WLAN
10 16 (14.04%) DNS
11 15 (13.16%) DHCP
12 12 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless
12 12 (10.53%) SSL
13 11 (9.65%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (9.65%) Ethernet
13 11 (9.65%) TACACS
13 11 (9.65%) TCP/IP
14 10 (8.77%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (8.77%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (8.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (6.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 13 (11.40%) Hudson
1 13 (11.40%) Jenkins
1 13 (11.40%) Vagrant
2 11 (9.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (4.39%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (3.51%) Billing
2 3 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (37.72%) Architect
2 31 (27.19%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (22.81%) Security Architect
3 26 (22.81%) Security Solutions Architect
4 14 (12.28%) Network Architect
5 13 (11.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (10.53%) Consultant
7 11 (9.65%) Cisco Consultant
7 11 (9.65%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 11 (9.65%) Network Consultant
7 11 (9.65%) Network Security Architect
8 10 (8.77%) Technical Leader
9 9 (7.89%) Presales Solution Architect
10 8 (7.02%) Information Architect
10 8 (7.02%) Information Security Architect
10 8 (7.02%) Technical Architect
11 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Network Team Leader
11 7 (6.14%) Team Leader
12 6 (5.26%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) Web Services
2 4 (3.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 68 (59.65%) Data Centre
2 33 (28.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 28 (24.56%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (14.91%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (9.65%) Driving Licence
6 10 (8.77%) Private Cloud
6 10 (8.77%) Public Cloud
7 8 (7.02%) FlexPod
7 8 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Linux
2 16 (14.04%) Windows
3 8 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.14%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.37%) ITIL
2 49 (42.98%) Presales
3 42 (36.84%) SIEM
4 36 (31.58%) ITIL V3
5 29 (25.44%) Service Delivery
6 22 (19.30%) Migration
7 20 (17.54%) Incident Management
8 19 (16.67%) DevOps
9 18 (15.79%) Line Management
9 18 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 18 (15.79%) Project Management
9 18 (15.79%) Service Management
10 17 (14.91%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 17 (14.91%) Software Optimisation
10 17 (14.91%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (14.04%) Open Source
12 15 (13.16%) Network Design
13 14 (12.28%) Configuration Management
13 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.05%) Python
2 18 (15.79%) SQL
3 17 (14.91%) Java
4 16 (14.04%) Go
4 16 (14.04%) Ruby
5 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (44.74%) CCNP
3 26 (22.81%) CCDP
4 13 (11.40%) CCNA
5 10 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (7.89%) CCIE
6 9 (7.89%) CCSE
6 9 (7.89%) CISSP
6 9 (7.89%) IISP
6 9 (7.89%) ISSAP
6 9 (7.89%) JNCIP
7 4 (3.51%) RHCE
7 4 (3.51%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.88%) MCSE
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.77%) SLA
3 9 (7.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (4.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (13.16%) Docker
3 14 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (7.89%) Active Directory
5 9 (7.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (18.42%) Ansible
2 20 (17.54%) QRadar
3 19 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (16.67%) Puppet
4 17 (14.91%) Terraform
5 14 (12.28%) Kubernetes
6 13 (11.40%) Consul
6 13 (11.40%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (11.40%) Grafana
6 13 (11.40%) Graphite
6 13 (11.40%) Nagios
6 13 (11.40%) Opsview
6 13 (11.40%) Packer
6 13 (11.40%) Salt
6 13 (11.40%) ZABBIX
7 11 (9.65%) WhatsUp Gold
8 9 (7.89%) CASB
8 9 (7.89%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (7.02%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (63.16%) Cisco
2 50 (43.86%) CheckPoint
3 48 (42.11%) Fortinet
4 43 (37.72%) VMware
5 42 (36.84%) Juniper
6 41 (35.96%) F5
7 38 (33.33%) HP
8 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 22 (19.30%) SolarWinds
10 20 (17.54%) Meraki
11 17 (14.91%) Tufin
12 15 (13.16%) Forcepoint
13 12 (10.53%) Palo Alto
14 11 (9.65%) Aruba
14 11 (9.65%) Tripwire
15 10 (8.77%) Citrix
16 9 (7.89%) IBM
16 9 (7.89%) Infoblox
16 9 (7.89%) Sophos
16 9 (7.89%) Splunk