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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 35 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.42% 0.40% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 2.13% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £50,000 £27,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+85.18% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
36 47 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.98% 18.80% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18 33 14
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 11 (78.57%) CCNA
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (50.00%) VoIP
3 7 (50.00%) SLA
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) PBX
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) Operations Management
5 5 (35.71%) DPNSS
5 5 (35.71%) QSIG
5 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
5 5 (35.71%) DHCP
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (35.71%) Lync
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) Juniper
8 2 (14.29%) Avaya
8 2 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (14.29%) BGP
8 2 (14.29%) CCNP
8 2 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (14.29%) FTP
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) VoIP
3 6 (42.86%) PBX
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) DPNSS
4 5 (35.71%) QSIG
5 2 (14.29%) FTP
5 2 (14.29%) OSPF
5 2 (14.29%) BGP
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) Junos
6 1 (7.14%) Multicast
6 1 (7.14%) HTTP
6 1 (7.14%) SSL
6 1 (7.14%) Intranet
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCNA
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) SLA
2 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.14%) Aruba
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix