Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Load Balancing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 282 243
Rank change year-on-year +13 -39 +4
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 54 57 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.50% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.56% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28 53 70
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,178
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,100 £25,538
90th Percentile £70,606 £52,500 £71,000
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 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 9052 10159 9516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.76% 89.15% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7329 7943 7843
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
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 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +66 41 £52,500 +0.96% 2
Shropshire -7 5 £69,713 +42.27%
Warwickshire -20 4 £38,750 +3.33%
Solihull - 2 £35,000 -
Coventry +15 1 £75,000 +78.57% 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 42 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (72.22%) Cisco
3 33 (61.11%) CCNP
3 33 (61.11%) Firewall
4 31 (57.41%) ITIL
5 28 (51.85%) VPN
6 27 (50.00%) Wireless
7 25 (46.30%) Project Management
7 25 (46.30%) OSPF
7 25 (46.30%) F5
7 25 (46.30%) Data Centre
8 23 (42.59%) Presales
8 23 (42.59%) SolarWinds
8 23 (42.59%) HP
8 23 (42.59%) WAN
9 22 (40.74%) BGP
9 22 (40.74%) MPLS
10 21 (38.89%) CheckPoint
10 21 (38.89%) Network Security
11 19 (35.19%) Fortinet
11 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (35.19%) ITIL V3
11 19 (35.19%) Line Management
11 19 (35.19%) Service Delivery
11 19 (35.19%) Network Design
11 19 (35.19%) Brocade
12 18 (33.33%) SSL
12 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (31.48%) Meraki
13 17 (31.48%) CCNA

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 3 (5.56%) Apache
1 3 (5.56%) IIS
1 3 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Drupal
2 2 (3.70%) JBoss
2 2 (3.70%) nginx
2 2 (3.70%) WordPress
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (16.67%) Office 365
4 6 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (9.26%) IaaS
5 5 (9.26%) PaaS
5 5 (9.26%) SaaS
6 2 (3.70%) Linode
7 1 (1.85%) Bluemix
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) Firewall
2 28 (51.85%) VPN
3 27 (50.00%) Wireless
4 25 (46.30%) OSPF
5 23 (42.59%) WAN
6 22 (40.74%) BGP
6 22 (40.74%) MPLS
7 21 (38.89%) Network Security
8 18 (33.33%) SSL
9 17 (31.48%) VLAN
10 15 (27.78%) Cisco ISE
10 15 (27.78%) Ethernet
10 15 (27.78%) IPsec
10 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
11 13 (24.07%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (24.07%) SNMP
12 9 (16.67%) DHCP
12 9 (16.67%) DNS
13 7 (12.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) PEAR
3 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.85%) GitLab
3 1 (1.85%) gulp
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.85%) webpack
General
1 13 (24.07%) Billing
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Architect
1 12 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) IT Architect
5 3 (5.56%) IT Support
5 3 (5.56%) Lync Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) IT Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Network Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) JSON
1 5 (9.26%) WAP
2 3 (5.56%) LAMP
3 2 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) COM
4 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.85%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) Java EE
4 1 (1.85%) Kafka
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) React
4 1 (1.85%) Sass
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Data Centre
2 13 (24.07%) FlexPod
3 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.11%) Clustering
5 5 (9.26%) PKI
6 4 (7.41%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.70%) Replication
8 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) ITIL
2 25 (46.30%) Project Management
3 23 (42.59%) Presales
4 19 (35.19%) ITIL V3
4 19 (35.19%) Line Management
4 19 (35.19%) Network Design
4 19 (35.19%) Service Delivery
5 16 (29.63%) Time Management
6 13 (24.07%) Application Performance Management
6 13 (24.07%) Converged Infrastructure
6 13 (24.07%) Mentoring
6 13 (24.07%) Migration
6 13 (24.07%) Performance Management
6 13 (24.07%) Security Management
6 13 (24.07%) SIEM
7 11 (20.37%) Network Architecture
7 11 (20.37%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (18.52%) Service Management
9 7 (12.96%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.41%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.70%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) Ruby
4 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) ES6
Qualifications
1 42 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (61.11%) CCNP
3 17 (31.48%) CCNA
4 5 (9.26%) CCIE
5 1 (1.85%) MCP
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) Gluster
5 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 4 (7.41%) QRadar
3 4 (7.41%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.70%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Nagios
5 2 (3.70%) Netcool
6 1 (1.85%) Ansible
6 1 (1.85%) Mesos
6 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) Cisco
2 25 (46.30%) F5
3 23 (42.59%) HP
3 23 (42.59%) SolarWinds
4 21 (38.89%) CheckPoint
5 19 (35.19%) Brocade
5 19 (35.19%) Fortinet
6 17 (31.48%) Meraki
7 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
8 13 (24.07%) Aruba
8 13 (24.07%) Sourcefire
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 10 (18.52%) Juniper
11 7 (12.96%) Palo Alto
12 6 (11.11%) BMC
12 6 (11.11%) Citrix
13 4 (7.41%) Tripwire
14 2 (3.70%) Oracle
15 1 (1.85%) SAP
15 1 (1.85%) TIBCO