The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 83 88 100
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs citing SLA 43 37 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.33% 1.98% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.60% 25.69% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 36 33 23
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +80.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,300 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,750 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +2.08%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
168 144 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.12% 7.71% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 107 99 167
Average salary £32,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.58% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SLA
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -14 19 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wilmslow +8 10 £30,000 +27.65% 1
Knutsford +7 3 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Crewe 0 3 £25,000 +38.88%
Macclesfield - 2 £25,000 - 1
Northwich - 2 £30,000 -
Chester +10 1 £36,000 -24.80% 1
Daresbury - 1 - -
Widnes - 1 £19,000 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (50.00%) ITIL
2 31 (36.90%) Finance
3 30 (35.71%) Windows
4 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
5 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 19 (22.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (20.24%) Back Office
8 16 (19.05%) VMware
8 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 15 (17.86%) Service Management
10 14 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (13.10%) MCSE
12 11 (13.10%) MS Exchange
13 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
13 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.90%) LAN
13 10 (11.90%) MCP
14 9 (10.71%) Project Management
14 9 (10.71%) UNIX
14 9 (10.71%) Windows 2000
14 9 (10.71%) WAN
14 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
14 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
15 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
15 8 (9.52%) CCNA
15 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (9.52%) Telecoms

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.57%) Lync
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.38%) IIS
6 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (1.19%) CMS
7 1 (1.19%) LiveLink
7 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle 9iAS
7 1 (1.19%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) LAN
2 9 (10.71%) WAN
3 6 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.95%) ADSL
4 5 (5.95%) VoIP
4 5 (5.95%) Internet
5 4 (4.76%) SAN
5 4 (4.76%) DNS
6 3 (3.57%) Firewall
6 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.57%) SMTP
6 3 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.57%) MPLS
6 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.38%) LDAP
7 2 (2.38%) HTTP
7 2 (2.38%) Broadband
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.19%) IPv4
8 1 (1.19%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) MS Access
3 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) JIRA
1 1 (1.19%) NUnit
1 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.19%) MSI
1 1 (1.19%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.19%) TestComplete
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (36.90%) Finance
2 17 (20.24%) Back Office
3 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.38%) Local Government
6 1 (1.19%) Games
6 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Administrator
2 11 (13.10%) Systems Administrator
2 11 (13.10%) Service Manager
3 10 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) IT Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.76%) Development Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.57%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Website Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) XML
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) HTML
2 3 (3.57%) CSS
2 3 (3.57%) SOAP
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) REST
3 2 (2.38%) Middleware
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.19%) WCF
4 1 (1.19%) WPF
4 1 (1.19%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.19%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.19%) XSLT
4 1 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) Social Media
3 5 (5.95%) Firmware
3 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.57%) CESG
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
6 2 (2.38%) PKI
6 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.19%) EPoS
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.71%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) UNIX
2 9 (10.71%) Windows 2000
2 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
2 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.57%) Linux
7 2 (2.38%) MVS
7 2 (2.38%) zOS
7 2 (2.38%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.38%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) ITIL
2 19 (22.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (17.86%) Service Management
4 14 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.71%) Project Management
6 7 (8.33%) Web Development
6 7 (8.33%) ITSM
7 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.14%) Web Design
7 6 (7.14%) SEO
7 6 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.95%) Change Management
8 5 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.76%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.76%) Change Control
9 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.76%) Security Management
9 4 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) C#
3 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.57%) C
4 2 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.19%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.19%) Python
5 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.10%) MCSE
5 10 (11.90%) MCP
6 8 (9.52%) CCNA
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.95%) CCNP
9 4 (4.76%) Degree
10 3 (3.57%) CISM
10 3 (3.57%) CISSP
11 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.19%) MCITP
11 1 (1.19%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (2.38%) UAG
3 2 (2.38%) vSphere
3 2 (2.38%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.19%) Squid
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.38%) OpenView
2 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.05%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) Cisco
4 5 (5.95%) Citrix
5 4 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) IronPort
6 3 (3.57%) Sophos
6 3 (3.57%) Symantec
6 3 (3.57%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.38%) Websense
7 2 (2.38%) JBoss
7 2 (2.38%) IBM
7 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.38%) Teradata
7 2 (2.38%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.19%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle
8 1 (1.19%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40K to £45K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago