The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 20 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing SLA 10 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 8.62% 2.55% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 22.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Average salary £28,600 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £33,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.45%
SLA
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
20 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 17.24% 11.46% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 17 6
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £20,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,700 £38,750 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

SLA
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

SLA Salary Trend in Bolton

SLA
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Bolton

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing SLA 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 SLA.

1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) NHS
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (33.33%) HL7
6 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (25.00%) MCP
8 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (16.67%) SAN
8 2 (16.67%) Service Management
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (16.67%) Lync

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing SLA 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 SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Supervisor
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Manager
5 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco