The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 27 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 9 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.13% 0.87% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 11.76% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 9
Average salary £37,500 - £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 - £31,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
LAN
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 17 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 19.27% 7.36% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 36 15 38
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

LAN
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Chester region.

LAN Salary Trend in Chester

LAN
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Chester

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) Password Management
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) HTTP
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) CCNP
7 2 (16.67%) CCIP
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Password Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) CCIP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft