Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 114 67
Rank change year-on-year +50 -47 +30
Permanent jobs citing LAN 131 34 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.26% 1.51% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.05% 9.26% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 99 26 119
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.51% +2.78% +50.00%
10th Percentile £19,800 £22,625 £31,100
90th Percentile £55,450 £56,875 £80,000
North West median annual salary £40,750 £37,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year +8.67% -4.46% +18.94%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 523 367 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.99% 16.31% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 382 283 424
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,044 £69,625
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for LAN in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LAN in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Warrington +42 70 £40,500 -20.98% 3
Chester +5 13 £30,000 -60.00% 1
Knutsford - 11 £30,000 -
Daresbury - 7 £18,000 -
Crewe +2 4 £56,250 +54.11%
Northwich - 2 £36,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £42,500 -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 127 (96.95%) WAN
2 70 (53.44%) Windows
3 66 (50.38%) VPN
4 60 (45.80%) Active Directory
5 56 (42.75%) Microsoft
6 52 (39.69%) Cisco
6 52 (39.69%) TCP/IP
7 49 (37.40%) Firewall
8 41 (31.30%) DNS
9 40 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (29.77%) Data Centre
11 33 (25.19%) Microsoft Office
12 32 (24.43%) DHCP
13 31 (23.66%) Wireless
14 29 (22.14%) ITIL
15 28 (21.37%) CCNP
15 28 (21.37%) Citrix
15 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
16 27 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (20.61%) Load Balancing
17 26 (19.85%) BGP
18 25 (19.08%) MPLS
18 25 (19.08%) OSPF
19 24 (18.32%) EIGRP
19 24 (18.32%) VMware
20 23 (17.56%) CCNA
21 22 (16.79%) Cisco IOS
22 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 21 (16.03%) SAN
22 21 (16.03%) SSL

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 14 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (5.34%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.82%) IIS
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (25.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.74%) Office 365
2 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (96.95%) WAN
2 66 (50.38%) VPN
3 52 (39.69%) TCP/IP
4 49 (37.40%) Firewall
5 41 (31.30%) DNS
6 32 (24.43%) DHCP
7 31 (23.66%) Wireless
8 26 (19.85%) BGP
9 25 (19.08%) MPLS
9 25 (19.08%) OSPF
10 24 (18.32%) EIGRP
11 22 (16.79%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (16.03%) SAN
12 21 (16.03%) SSL
13 19 (14.50%) IPsec
13 19 (14.50%) Wireshark
14 15 (11.45%) Ethernet
14 15 (11.45%) VoIP
15 13 (9.92%) IP Telephony
15 13 (9.92%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.29%) Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Legal
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
4 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (37.40%) Analyst
2 28 (21.37%) Network Engineer
3 18 (13.74%) Support Engineer
4 17 (12.98%) Help Desk Analyst
5 14 (10.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Operations Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.11%) Active Directory Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (5.34%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Citrix Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (29.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.29%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (53.44%) Windows
2 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
3 27 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.27%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.69%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.58%) Linux
9 5 (3.82%) Unix
10 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.14%) ITIL
2 27 (20.61%) Load Balancing
3 16 (12.21%) Service Delivery
4 13 (9.92%) Change Management
5 11 (8.40%) Project Management
6 10 (7.63%) Service Management
7 7 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.34%) Information Security
7 7 (5.34%) Open Source
7 7 (5.34%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.82%) Business Development
9 5 (3.82%) CRM
9 5 (3.82%) IT Strategy
9 5 (3.82%) Network Management
9 5 (3.82%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.82%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.05%) Customer-Centricity
10 4 (3.05%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.87%) Python
2 7 (5.34%) SQL
3 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.29%) C
5 2 (1.53%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (21.37%) CCNP
3 23 (17.56%) CCNA
4 16 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.69%) CCIE
6 12 (9.16%) Degree
7 10 (7.63%) MCSA
8 9 (6.87%) MCSE
9 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.05%) MCP
10 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.29%) MCITP
12 2 (1.53%) CCA
12 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.76%) CCDE
13 1 (0.76%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.21%) PMO
2 10 (7.63%) SLA
3 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 60 (45.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.98%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.11%) XenApp
5 7 (5.34%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.05%) ProxySG
7 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 52 (39.69%) Cisco
3 28 (21.37%) Citrix
4 24 (18.32%) VMware
5 20 (15.27%) F5
6 11 (8.40%) Juniper
7 10 (7.63%) Riverbed
8 8 (6.11%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.58%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.82%) Veeam
11 3 (2.29%) Infoblox
11 3 (2.29%) Mitel
12 2 (1.53%) arcserve
12 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.53%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.53%) Google
12 2 (1.53%) Ruckus Wireless
12 2 (1.53%) Sophos
12 2 (1.53%) Symantec
12 2 (1.53%) WatchGuard