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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 52 86 68
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -18
Permanent jobs citing SLA 84 32 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.31% 2.02% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.58% 22.70% 42.13%
Number of salaries quoted 57 26 60
Average salary £32,500 £25,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.71% -19.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £16,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £51,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
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
202 141 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.37% 8.89% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 156 85 134
Average salary £34,250 £34,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.72% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £65,000 £51,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
Wilmslow - 18 £34,000 -
Crewe +11 16 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Warrington -10 12 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Knutsford - 7 £32,500 - 1
Runcorn +4 5 £25,000 -3.84%
Macclesfield +1 4 £22,250 -9.18% 2
Northwich +7 2 £32,500 +103.12% 1
Chester 0 1 £65,000 +14.03% 1
Widnes - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £37,500 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 73 (54.48%) Finance
2 52 (38.81%) ITIL
3 42 (31.34%) SQL
4 40 (29.85%) Microsoft
5 36 (26.87%) Windows
6 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
7 31 (23.13%) UNIX
7 31 (23.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (20.15%) VMware
8 27 (20.15%) Active Directory
9 26 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (18.66%) Back Office
11 22 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (14.93%) Retail
13 19 (14.18%) Service Management
13 19 (14.18%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (14.18%) Web Services
13 19 (14.18%) .NET
13 19 (14.18%) T-SQL
13 19 (14.18%) C#
13 19 (14.18%) MS Excel
13 19 (14.18%) LAN
13 19 (14.18%) WAN
14 17 (12.69%) OO
14 17 (12.69%) Java
14 17 (12.69%) Wireless
14 17 (12.69%) Customer Engagement
15 16 (11.94%) Risk Management
15 16 (11.94%) .NET Framework
15 16 (11.94%) WCF

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 10 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.24%) CMS
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.49%) Apache
5 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.75%) LiveLink
Applications
1 19 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.18%) Wi-Fi
1 19 (14.18%) LAN
1 19 (14.18%) WAN
2 17 (12.69%) Wireless
3 5 (3.73%) SAN
4 4 (2.99%) Firewall
4 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.24%) Intranet
5 3 (2.24%) DNS
5 3 (2.24%) DHCP
5 3 (2.24%) Network Security
6 2 (1.49%) LDAP
6 2 (1.49%) VPN
6 2 (1.49%) ADSL
6 2 (1.49%) DSL
7 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.97%) DTS
4 7 (5.22%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.73%) Big Data
7 4 (2.99%) DB2
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.49%) MS Access
9 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.49%) MSI
3 2 (1.49%) InstallShield
General
1 73 (54.48%) Finance
2 25 (18.66%) Back Office
3 20 (14.93%) Retail
4 15 (11.19%) Financial Institution
5 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.22%) Billing
7 3 (2.24%) Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (34.33%) Analyst
2 23 (17.16%) Service Analyst
2 23 (17.16%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) Administrator
4 19 (14.18%) Support Analyst
5 18 (13.43%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (13.43%) Developer
6 13 (9.70%) Applications Support
7 11 (8.21%) IT Support
8 8 (5.97%) IT Support Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Support Manager
9 6 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.48%) Operations Manager
10 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.73%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (2.99%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) Web Services
1 19 (14.18%) .NET
2 16 (11.94%) .NET Framework
2 16 (11.94%) WCF
3 15 (11.19%) LINQ
3 15 (11.19%) .NET Remoting
3 15 (11.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 11 (8.21%) XML
5 10 (7.46%) XSLT
5 10 (7.46%) Middleware
6 8 (5.97%) RESTful
6 8 (5.97%) WinForms
6 8 (5.97%) XSD
6 8 (5.97%) SOAP
7 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.24%) HTML
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.49%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.49%) J2EE
9 2 (1.49%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (2.99%) Firmware
3 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.24%) Replication
4 2 (1.49%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.49%) EPoS
4 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.75%) Statistics
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.87%) Windows
2 31 (23.13%) UNIX
3 11 (8.21%) Linux
4 7 (5.22%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.22%) AIX
5 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.24%) MVS
6 3 (2.24%) zOS
6 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.24%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.81%) ITIL
2 31 (23.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (14.18%) Service Management
4 17 (12.69%) OO
4 17 (12.69%) Customer Engagement
5 16 (11.94%) Risk Management
6 15 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (11.19%) Service Delivery
7 13 (9.70%) Change Management
7 13 (9.70%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.72%) MVC
8 9 (6.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (6.72%) Service Desk Management
9 8 (5.97%) Data Transformation
9 8 (5.97%) Validation
9 8 (5.97%) TDD
9 8 (5.97%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.22%) Business Continuity
10 7 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.34%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) T-SQL
2 19 (14.18%) C#
3 17 (12.69%) Java
4 16 (11.94%) VB
5 8 (5.97%) XPath
6 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.99%) Korn
7 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.24%) VBScript
8 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.49%) Python
9 2 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) C
10 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.46%) MCSE
3 9 (6.72%) MCP
4 7 (5.22%) CCNA
4 7 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.22%) Degree
5 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.99%) MCITP
5 4 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.99%) CCNP
6 3 (2.24%) ISEB
6 3 (2.24%) CISSP
6 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.24%) CISM
7 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
8 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 27 (20.15%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Tivoli
1 7 (5.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.24%) Nessus
3 2 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.75%) Legato
4 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 40 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.15%) VMware
3 15 (11.19%) Oracle
4 10 (7.46%) JBoss
4 10 (7.46%) HP
5 7 (5.22%) Teradata
5 7 (5.22%) RainStor
6 6 (4.48%) Informatica
7 5 (3.73%) IBM
8 4 (2.99%) Cisco
8 4 (2.99%) Citrix
9 3 (2.24%) Websense
9 3 (2.24%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.24%) Splunk
10 2 (1.49%) Open Text
10 2 (1.49%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.49%) Draytek
10 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.49%) Dell
10 2 (1.49%) Sage
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Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Salary + Benefits
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