The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank - 41 36
Permanent jobs citing LAN 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - 0.39% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.88% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
Average salary - £27,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.89%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 17 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 20.62% 6.67% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 37 6 41
Average salary £38,500 £27,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.59% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £32,500 £52,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
LAN
Cheshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Site Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Site Server
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel