Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Load Balancing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 255 261
Rank change year-on-year +71 +6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Load Balancing 125 58 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.59% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.66% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 56 54 73
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% - +14.65%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £52,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,150
% change year-on-year -4.55% +1.57% +8.30%

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 8,416 8,830 10,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.66% 90.51% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,431 7,214 8,630
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +92 113 £47,000 +10.59% 3
Shropshire +19 4 - -
Warwickshire 0 4 £41,750 +4.38%
Solihull +4 1 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Coventry - 1 £45,000 - 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 100 (80.00%) Cisco
2 86 (68.80%) Data Centre
3 83 (66.40%) CheckPoint
4 82 (65.60%) ITIL
5 80 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (63.20%) CCNP
7 76 (60.80%) WAN
8 73 (58.40%) Fortinet
9 68 (54.40%) Presales
10 67 (53.60%) Firewall
11 63 (50.40%) Juniper
12 56 (44.80%) HP
12 56 (44.80%) LAN
12 56 (44.80%) VPN
13 54 (43.20%) F5
14 51 (40.80%) Network Security
15 50 (40.00%) SIEM
16 49 (39.20%) VMware
17 47 (37.60%) MPLS
18 46 (36.80%) CCDP
18 46 (36.80%) ITIL V3
19 42 (33.60%) Wireless
20 41 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 39 (31.20%) WLAN
22 38 (30.40%) SolarWinds
22 38 (30.40%) Amazon AWS
23 37 (29.60%) QRadar
23 37 (29.60%) OSPF
23 37 (29.60%) VLAN
23 37 (29.60%) Cisco Firepower

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 24 (19.20%) IIS
2 1 (0.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.80%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 38 (30.40%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.80%) GitHub
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.80%) Serverless
3 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (60.80%) WAN
2 67 (53.60%) Firewall
3 56 (44.80%) LAN
3 56 (44.80%) VPN
4 51 (40.80%) Network Security
5 47 (37.60%) MPLS
6 42 (33.60%) Wireless
7 39 (31.20%) WLAN
8 37 (29.60%) Cisco Firepower
8 37 (29.60%) OSPF
8 37 (29.60%) VLAN
9 30 (24.00%) DNS
10 27 (21.60%) DHCP
11 25 (20.00%) BGP
11 25 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 23 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (18.40%) TCP/IP
13 22 (17.60%) Ethernet
13 22 (17.60%) SNMP
13 22 (17.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (3.20%) Hudson
2 4 (3.20%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (5.60%) Finance
2 1 (0.80%) Billing
2 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (44.80%) Architect
2 46 (36.80%) Security Architect
2 46 (36.80%) Security Solutions Architect
2 46 (36.80%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (19.20%) Network Architect
4 17 (13.60%) Technical Leader
5 16 (12.80%) Consultant
5 16 (12.80%) Network Security Architect
5 16 (12.80%) Presales Solution Architect
6 15 (12.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 15 (12.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 15 (12.00%) Network Consultant
7 12 (9.60%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Information Architect
9 8 (6.40%) Information Security Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Cisco Presales Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) Network Design Specialist
10 5 (4.00%) Network Specialist
10 5 (4.00%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.40%) COM
2 2 (1.60%) JSON
2 2 (1.60%) VXML
3 1 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 86 (68.80%) Data Centre
2 34 (27.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 30 (24.00%) Cyberthreat
4 29 (23.20%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (12.80%) Driving Licence
5 16 (12.80%) FlexPod
6 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.20%) Clustering
8 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.60%) PKI
8 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) CCTV
9 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Windows
2 19 (15.20%) Linux
3 11 (8.80%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.60%) CentOS
5 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (65.60%) ITIL
2 68 (54.40%) Presales
3 50 (40.00%) SIEM
4 46 (36.80%) ITIL V3
5 36 (28.80%) Service Delivery
6 30 (24.00%) Incident Management
6 30 (24.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 30 (24.00%) Software Optimisation
6 30 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 29 (23.20%) Network Design
8 23 (18.40%) Migration
9 22 (17.60%) E-Commerce
10 19 (15.20%) Network Architecture
11 17 (13.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (13.60%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (12.80%) Application Performance Management
12 16 (12.80%) Converged Infrastructure
12 16 (12.80%) DNA
12 16 (12.80%) Performance Management
12 16 (12.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.00%) SQL
2 6 (4.80%) Python
3 5 (4.00%) Java
3 5 (4.00%) Ruby
4 4 (3.20%) Go
4 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.80%) C#
5 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (63.20%) CCNP
3 46 (36.80%) CCDP
4 22 (17.60%) CCSE
4 22 (17.60%) CISSP
4 22 (17.60%) IISP
4 22 (17.60%) ISSAP
4 22 (17.60%) JNCIP
5 19 (15.20%) CCNA
6 17 (13.60%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (12.80%) CCIE
8 5 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (3.20%) RHCE
9 4 (3.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.80%) VMware NSX
3 11 (8.80%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (29.60%) QRadar
2 18 (14.40%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (12.80%) CASB
4 15 (12.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (6.40%) SCVMM
6 7 (5.60%) Ansible
6 7 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.80%) Kubernetes
7 6 (4.80%) Puppet
8 5 (4.00%) Packer
8 5 (4.00%) Terraform
9 4 (3.20%) Consul
9 4 (3.20%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (3.20%) Grafana
9 4 (3.20%) Graphite
9 4 (3.20%) Nagios
9 4 (3.20%) Opsview
9 4 (3.20%) Salt
9 4 (3.20%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.60%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 100 (80.00%) Cisco
2 83 (66.40%) CheckPoint
3 73 (58.40%) Fortinet
4 63 (50.40%) Juniper
5 56 (44.80%) HP
6 54 (43.20%) F5
7 49 (39.20%) VMware
8 38 (30.40%) SolarWinds
9 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
10 31 (24.80%) Meraki
11 30 (24.00%) Forcepoint
11 30 (24.00%) Tufin
12 22 (17.60%) IBM
12 22 (17.60%) LogRhythm
12 22 (17.60%) Splunk
13 17 (13.60%) Aruba
13 17 (13.60%) Infoblox
14 16 (12.80%) McAfee
14 16 (12.80%) Palo Alto
14 16 (12.80%) Riverbed