Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 258 270
Rank change year-on-year +75 +12 -38
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 114 57 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.57% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.62% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 63 30 57
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.74% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £32,300
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,046 £51,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +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 7,460 9,196 10,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.01% 91.32% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 7,431 7,949
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +23 56 £51,250 -2.38% 5
Shropshire +23 23 £54,375 -24.33% 6
Solihull +20 13 £55,000 +57.14%
Worcestershire - 12 £43,250 - 2
Warwickshire +41 7 £44,000 +23.94% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Coventry +13 1 £45,000 -40.00% 3
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 60 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (51.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (46.49%) SQL
3 53 (46.49%) Firewall
4 50 (43.86%) ITIL
4 50 (43.86%) Cisco
5 49 (42.98%) Data Centre
6 47 (41.23%) VMware
7 43 (37.72%) ITIL V3
8 41 (35.96%) WAN
9 39 (34.21%) Self-Motivation
10 37 (32.46%) Linux
10 37 (32.46%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (29.82%) Service Management
12 33 (28.95%) Project Management
12 33 (28.95%) PRINCE2
12 33 (28.95%) High Availability
12 33 (28.95%) Line Management
12 33 (28.95%) Presales
13 32 (28.07%) Citrix
14 31 (27.19%) HP
14 31 (27.19%) Python
14 31 (27.19%) Microsoft
15 30 (26.32%) VPN
15 30 (26.32%) CCNP
16 29 (25.44%) F5
17 28 (24.56%) Hyper-V
18 27 (23.68%) Puppet
18 27 (23.68%) Ansible

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 15 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.40%) IIS
3 9 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 60 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (51.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (20.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 23 (20.18%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (20.18%) Amazon S3
4 23 (20.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (20.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (20.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (6.14%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (4.39%) GitHub
7 2 (1.75%) IaaS
7 2 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (46.49%) Firewall
2 41 (35.96%) WAN
3 30 (26.32%) VPN
4 22 (19.30%) LAN
5 15 (13.16%) VLAN
6 11 (9.65%) Wireless
7 10 (8.77%) MPLS
7 10 (8.77%) WLAN
8 8 (7.02%) Network Security
9 7 (6.14%) OSPF
9 7 (6.14%) VoIP
10 6 (5.26%) BGP
10 6 (5.26%) LTE
10 6 (5.26%) SSL
11 5 (4.39%) DHCP
11 5 (4.39%) DNS
11 5 (4.39%) Ethernet
11 5 (4.39%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.51%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 23 (20.18%) Amazon RDS
1 23 (20.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 15 (13.16%) MySQL
3 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 20 (17.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.53%) Hudson
3 12 (10.53%) Vagrant
4 8 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (7.02%) Subversion
4 8 (7.02%) TeamCity
5 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.39%) GitLab
7 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (5.26%) Billing
1 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (29.82%) Architect
2 20 (17.54%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (14.04%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Network Team Leader
6 9 (7.89%) Platform Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Team Leader
6 9 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.89%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (6.14%) Network Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Network Manager
11 4 (3.51%) Network Security Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Security Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.05%) Web Services
2 5 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 49 (42.98%) Data Centre
2 39 (34.21%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (20.18%) Private Cloud
3 23 (20.18%) Public Cloud
4 21 (18.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (15.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (13.16%) Clustering
6 15 (13.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.46%) Linux
2 25 (21.93%) Windows
3 10 (8.77%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.14%) Unix
5 5 (4.39%) CentOS
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.86%) ITIL
2 43 (37.72%) ITIL V3
3 34 (29.82%) Service Management
4 33 (28.95%) High Availability
4 33 (28.95%) Line Management
4 33 (28.95%) Presales
4 33 (28.95%) PRINCE2
4 33 (28.95%) Project Management
5 26 (22.81%) DevOps
5 26 (22.81%) TOGAF
6 25 (21.93%) IT Strategy
7 23 (20.18%) Microservices
7 23 (20.18%) Open Source
7 23 (20.18%) Technical Architecture
8 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (17.54%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 19 (16.67%) Migration
9 19 (16.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.49%) SQL
2 31 (27.19%) Python
3 23 (20.18%) Ruby
4 18 (15.79%) Go
5 15 (13.16%) Java
6 8 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (32.46%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (26.32%) CCNP
3 20 (17.54%) CCNA
4 10 (8.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (7.89%) CCA
5 9 (7.89%) CCAA
5 9 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (7.89%) VCAP
6 8 (7.02%) AWS Certification
7 5 (4.39%) RHCE
7 5 (4.39%) RHCSA
8 4 (3.51%) CCDP
8 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.63%) CCSE
9 3 (2.63%) CISSP
9 3 (2.63%) IISP
9 3 (2.63%) ISSAP
9 3 (2.63%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.28%) GDPR
2 10 (8.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (24.56%) Hyper-V
3 23 (20.18%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (17.54%) Docker
5 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
6 6 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (23.68%) Ansible
1 27 (23.68%) Puppet
1 27 (23.68%) Terraform
2 21 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (17.54%) Kubernetes
4 19 (16.67%) Docker Swarm
4 19 (16.67%) Opsview
5 17 (14.91%) Consul
5 17 (14.91%) Grafana
5 17 (14.91%) Graphite
5 17 (14.91%) Packer
6 12 (10.53%) Linux-HA
6 12 (10.53%) Nagios
6 12 (10.53%) Salt
6 12 (10.53%) ZABBIX
7 10 (8.77%) SCVMM
8 6 (5.26%) Netcool
8 6 (5.26%) OpenView
9 5 (4.39%) Prometheus
10 4 (3.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Cisco
2 47 (41.23%) VMware
3 32 (28.07%) Citrix
4 31 (27.19%) HP
4 31 (27.19%) Microsoft
5 29 (25.44%) F5
6 26 (22.81%) CheckPoint
6 26 (22.81%) Juniper
7 22 (19.30%) Fortinet
8 10 (8.77%) BMC
8 10 (8.77%) Brocade
9 9 (7.89%) IBM
10 8 (7.02%) Radware
10 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
10 8 (7.02%) SolarWinds
11 7 (6.14%) Splunk
12 6 (5.26%) Cerillion
12 6 (5.26%) Comptel
12 6 (5.26%) Oracle
12 6 (5.26%) Palo Alto