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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Permanent jobs citing LAN 8 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.17% 0.44% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 7.69% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 7
Average salary £42,500 - £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 - £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,400 - £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
34 13 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.71% 5.73% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32 12 30
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £33,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £43,000 £38,500
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 26 January 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Chester

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) CCNA
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) Password Management
7 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) vSphere

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) VoIP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (14.29%) HTTP
5 2 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) DPNSS
6 1 (7.14%) PBX
6 1 (7.14%) QSIG
General
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Password Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CCIP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) HP