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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 71 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing SLA 50 48 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.92% 2.65% 2.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.25% 25.81% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 39
Average salary £34,250 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £20,250 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
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
177 186 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.33% 10.26% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 140 120 103
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +5 12 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Crewe +2 12 £24,250 -3.00% 1
Wilmslow -3 7 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Chester +22 6 £48,500 +14.11% 1
Knutsford -11 2 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Daresbury +4 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 71 (48.30%) ITIL
2 49 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 49 (33.33%) Finance
3 36 (24.49%) Service Management
4 34 (23.13%) Windows
5 31 (21.09%) Cisco
6 30 (20.41%) SQL
7 29 (19.73%) MS Excel
8 27 (18.37%) MS Office
9 25 (17.01%) VMware
10 24 (16.33%) Service Delivery
10 24 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (15.65%) HP
12 22 (14.97%) LAN
12 22 (14.97%) WAN
13 21 (14.29%) Financial Institution
14 18 (12.24%) Project Management
15 17 (11.56%) DNS
16 16 (10.88%) VPN
16 16 (10.88%) Active Directory
16 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
16 16 (10.88%) Security Cleared
17 14 (9.52%) SC Cleared
17 14 (9.52%) MCP
17 14 (9.52%) IBM Notes
17 14 (9.52%) OpenView
17 14 (9.52%) Lotus
17 14 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 14 (9.52%) Risk Management
18 13 (8.84%) Wireless

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 13 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.40%) Lync
5 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.04%) IIS
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (19.73%) MS Excel
2 27 (18.37%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.97%) LAN
1 22 (14.97%) WAN
2 17 (11.56%) DNS
3 16 (10.88%) VPN
4 13 (8.84%) VoIP
4 13 (8.84%) Wireless
5 12 (8.16%) DHCP
6 10 (6.80%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (4.76%) Network Security
7 7 (4.76%) Firewall
7 7 (4.76%) Broadband
7 7 (4.76%) SAN
8 6 (4.08%) QSIG
9 5 (3.40%) PBX
9 5 (3.40%) DPNSS
10 4 (2.72%) SMTP
11 3 (2.04%) SSL
12 2 (1.36%) ISDN
12 2 (1.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (6.12%) DB2
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) OLAP
6 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 49 (33.33%) Finance
2 21 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 11 (7.48%) Billing
4 10 (6.80%) Retail
4 10 (6.80%) Back Office
5 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.40%) Local Government
7 3 (2.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.89%) Analyst
2 27 (18.37%) Service Analyst
3 26 (17.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (14.29%) Service Manager
5 11 (7.48%) Team Leader
6 10 (6.80%) Administrator
6 10 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.80%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (5.44%) Technical Support
7 8 (5.44%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Services Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.76%) Storage Specialist
8 7 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) IT Services Manager
9 6 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) IT Support
9 6 (4.08%) Senior Technician
9 6 (4.08%) Report Specialist
10 5 (3.40%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) Middleware
2 4 (2.72%) Web Services
3 3 (2.04%) Apache Flex
4 2 (1.36%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.08%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (4.08%) iSeries
2 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.04%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.36%) AS400
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.13%) Windows
2 11 (7.48%) UNIX
3 10 (6.80%) Windows 2000 Server
3 10 (6.80%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.12%) Windows XP
4 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.44%) Linux
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.30%) ITIL
2 36 (24.49%) Service Management
3 24 (16.33%) Service Delivery
3 24 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (12.24%) Project Management
5 14 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 12 (8.16%) Change Management
7 11 (7.48%) Business Continuity
7 11 (7.48%) Information Security
7 11 (7.48%) Time Management
8 10 (6.80%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (6.80%) ITIL V3
9 9 (6.12%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (4.76%) Line Management
11 7 (4.76%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.76%) Data Management
11 7 (4.76%) Benchmarking
12 6 (4.08%) Security Management
12 6 (4.08%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.41%) SQL
2 12 (8.16%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.72%) Java
3 4 (2.72%) RPG
4 2 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 14 (9.52%) MCP
3 13 (8.84%) Degree
4 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.80%) CCNA
6 9 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.08%) CISM
7 6 (4.08%) ISEB
7 6 (4.08%) CISSP
8 4 (2.72%) CCNP
9 2 (1.36%) MCSA
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.12%) Terminal Server
4 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.04%) XenApp
5 3 (2.04%) XenServer
5 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.52%) OpenView
1 14 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (4.08%) Nessus
2 6 (4.08%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.09%) Cisco
3 25 (17.01%) VMware
4 23 (15.65%) HP
5 14 (9.52%) Lotus
6 12 (8.16%) IBM
7 10 (6.80%) Symantec
8 9 (6.12%) Oracle
9 8 (5.44%) EMC
9 8 (5.44%) NetApp
10 7 (4.76%) Juniper
10 7 (4.76%) Brocade
11 6 (4.08%) Sourcefire
11 6 (4.08%) Splunk
11 6 (4.08%) Avaya
11 6 (4.08%) BT
11 6 (4.08%) Websense
12 5 (3.40%) Citrix
13 4 (2.72%) Blue Coat
14 3 (2.04%) F5
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