The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 73 100
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +27
Permanent jobs citing SLA 94 41 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.22% 2.62% 2.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.81% 24.12% 32.21%
Number of salaries quoted 78 35 43
Average salary £32,500 £35,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.45% -16.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,850 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
SLA
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
185 170 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.27% 10.87% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 161 103 117
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

SLA Salary Trend in Cheshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SLA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +34 34 £25,000 -16.66% 3
Wilmslow -3 13 £35,000 +75.00%
Runcorn -1 11 £25,000 -42.52%
Macclesfield - 7 £19,000 - 1
Chester +14 6 £32,500 -10.95%
Knutsford +7 6 £44,500 -25.83%
Sandbach - 6 - -
Crewe +15 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Northwich - 1 £37,500 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 87 (43.72%) Finance
2 78 (39.20%) ITIL
3 66 (33.17%) Microsoft
4 60 (30.15%) SQL
5 52 (26.13%) SQL Server
6 44 (22.11%) Service Management
7 41 (20.60%) Windows
8 40 (20.10%) MS Excel
9 38 (19.10%) Financial Institution
10 33 (16.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (16.58%) HP
11 32 (16.08%) Service Delivery
11 32 (16.08%) T-SQL
12 31 (15.58%) Risk Management
13 30 (15.08%) MS Office
14 29 (14.57%) VMware
15 28 (14.07%) UNIX
16 27 (13.57%) Oracle
17 26 (13.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 25 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (12.06%) Security Cleared
20 23 (11.56%) Change Management
21 22 (11.06%) Wireless
21 22 (11.06%) Back Office
22 21 (10.55%) Web Services
22 21 (10.55%) .NET
22 21 (10.55%) C#
22 21 (10.55%) LAN
22 21 (10.55%) WAN
23 20 (10.05%) IBM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 19 (9.55%) IBM Notes
2 9 (4.52%) JBoss
3 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.01%) CMS
5 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (20.10%) MS Excel
2 30 (15.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.06%) Wireless
2 21 (10.55%) LAN
2 21 (10.55%) WAN
3 18 (9.05%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (3.52%) Network Security
5 4 (2.01%) VPN
6 3 (1.51%) Firewall
7 2 (1.01%) DNS
7 2 (1.01%) DHCP
7 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.01%) VoIP
7 2 (1.01%) ADSL
7 2 (1.01%) ISDN
8 1 (0.50%) PBX
8 1 (0.50%) SSL
8 1 (0.50%) WLAN
8 1 (0.50%) Intranet
8 1 (0.50%) SAN
8 1 (0.50%) QSIG
8 1 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (7.54%) DB2
4 14 (7.04%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.52%) DTS
5 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.02%) MySQL
7 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.51%) Big Data
10 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.01%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (43.72%) Finance
2 38 (19.10%) Financial Institution
3 22 (11.06%) Back Office
4 19 (9.55%) Retail
5 8 (4.02%) Billing
6 7 (3.52%) Local Government
7 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.01%) Banking
9 3 (1.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (25.63%) Analyst
2 28 (14.07%) Service Analyst
3 27 (13.57%) Service Manager
3 27 (13.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (10.05%) Administrator
4 20 (10.05%) Developer
5 18 (9.05%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (6.03%) Applications Support
7 11 (5.53%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.53%) IT Services Manager
8 10 (5.03%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.52%) Report Specialist
10 8 (4.02%) IT Support
10 8 (4.02%) Applications Support Engineer
10 8 (4.02%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.52%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.55%) Web Services
1 21 (10.55%) .NET
2 18 (9.05%) .NET Framework
3 17 (8.54%) WCF
3 17 (8.54%) LINQ
3 17 (8.54%) .NET Remoting
3 17 (8.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 16 (8.04%) Middleware
5 10 (5.03%) XSLT
5 10 (5.03%) XML
6 9 (4.52%) XSD
6 9 (4.52%) SOAP
6 9 (4.52%) WinForms
6 9 (4.52%) RESTful
7 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.01%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.01%) EDI
9 1 (0.50%) HTML
9 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.50%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.52%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.51%) iSeries
5 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.01%) Telematics
6 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.50%) CMDB
6 1 (0.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.60%) Windows
2 28 (14.07%) UNIX
3 13 (6.53%) Linux
4 8 (4.02%) AIX
5 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.51%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.01%) HPUX
6 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.20%) ITIL
2 44 (22.11%) Service Management
3 33 (16.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (16.08%) Service Delivery
5 31 (15.58%) Risk Management
6 23 (11.56%) Change Management
7 20 (10.05%) Time Management
8 19 (9.55%) Customer Engagement
8 19 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (9.05%) OO
10 16 (8.04%) Project Management
11 15 (7.54%) Problem Management
12 14 (7.04%) Content Management
13 13 (6.53%) Incident Management
14 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Management
16 10 (5.03%) SIEM
16 10 (5.03%) Information Security
16 10 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.15%) SQL
2 32 (16.08%) T-SQL
3 21 (10.55%) C#
4 17 (8.54%) VB
5 15 (7.54%) Java
6 9 (4.52%) XPath
7 4 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.01%) RPG
9 1 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.55%) MCP
4 18 (9.05%) Degree
5 10 (5.03%) CISM
5 10 (5.03%) ISEB
5 10 (5.03%) CISSP
6 9 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.02%) CCNA
9 5 (2.51%) CCNP
10 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (9.55%) OpenView
1 19 (9.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (4.02%) SCCM
3 7 (3.52%) Nessus
4 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (33.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.58%) HP
3 29 (14.57%) VMware
4 27 (13.57%) Oracle
5 20 (10.05%) IBM
6 19 (9.55%) Lotus
7 15 (7.54%) Cisco
8 11 (5.53%) Teradata
9 9 (4.52%) Symantec
9 9 (4.52%) Informatica
10 8 (4.02%) NetApp
10 8 (4.02%) EMC
11 7 (3.52%) Websense
11 7 (3.52%) Sourcefire
11 7 (3.52%) Brocade
11 7 (3.52%) Splunk
12 5 (2.51%) Juniper
12 5 (2.51%) RainStor
13 4 (2.01%) Citrix
14 3 (1.51%) F5
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago