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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 77 101
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +24
Permanent jobs citing SLA 73 42 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.15% 2.46% 1.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.95% 27.27% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 51 37 27
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% -30.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,485
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.29%
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
174 154 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.89% 9.01% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 139 105 92
Average salary £42,500 £31,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,900
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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +27 34 £31,000 -22.50% 3
Chester +21 10 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Crewe +10 8 £24,250 -3.00% 1
Wilmslow -10 7 £34,000 +13.33%
Runcorn 0 6 £32,500 -16.12%
Sandbach - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £19,000 - 1
Northwich +6 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Knutsford -12 1 £27,500 -
Daresbury - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 84 (50.30%) ITIL
2 57 (34.13%) Microsoft
3 55 (32.93%) Finance
4 43 (25.75%) Service Management
5 37 (22.16%) MS Excel
6 35 (20.96%) MS Office
7 32 (19.16%) Windows
8 31 (18.56%) SQL
8 31 (18.56%) HP
9 30 (17.96%) Service Delivery
10 29 (17.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (16.17%) SQL Server
11 27 (16.17%) Cisco
12 25 (14.97%) LAN
12 25 (14.97%) WAN
13 24 (14.37%) Financial Institution
13 24 (14.37%) VMware
13 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
14 23 (13.77%) UNIX
15 21 (12.57%) MCP
15 21 (12.57%) IBM Notes
15 21 (12.57%) OpenView
15 21 (12.57%) Lotus
15 21 (12.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 21 (12.57%) SC Cleared
16 20 (11.98%) Time Management
17 19 (11.38%) IBM
18 18 (10.78%) Oracle
18 18 (10.78%) Project Management
18 18 (10.78%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (12.57%) IBM Notes
2 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.40%) Lync
5 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (22.16%) MS Excel
2 35 (20.96%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.97%) LAN
1 25 (14.97%) WAN
2 15 (8.98%) VPN
3 13 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (7.78%) Wireless
4 10 (5.99%) DNS
5 9 (5.39%) DHCP
5 9 (5.39%) VoIP
6 8 (4.79%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.59%) Network Security
8 5 (2.99%) SAN
9 4 (2.40%) PBX
9 4 (2.40%) Broadband
9 4 (2.40%) DPNSS
9 4 (2.40%) QSIG
9 4 (2.40%) Firewall
10 2 (1.20%) VLAN
10 2 (1.20%) ISDN
11 1 (0.60%) WLAN
11 1 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.38%) DB2
3 12 (7.19%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (4.79%) MySQL
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (32.93%) Finance
2 24 (14.37%) Financial Institution
3 15 (8.98%) Back Office
4 9 (5.39%) Retail
4 9 (5.39%) Billing
4 9 (5.39%) Local Government
5 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (28.14%) Analyst
2 34 (20.36%) Service Analyst
3 33 (19.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (14.37%) Service Manager
5 15 (8.98%) Administrator
6 13 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (7.19%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.59%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (5.39%) Services Delivery Manager
9 9 (5.39%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.79%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.79%) Applications Support Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) IT Services Manager
11 7 (4.19%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.19%) Storage Specialist
11 7 (4.19%) Report Specialist
12 6 (3.59%) Senior Technician
12 6 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 5 (2.99%) Technical Support
13 5 (2.99%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.19%) Middleware
2 3 (1.80%) Web Services
3 2 (1.20%) EDI
3 2 (1.20%) .NET
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.60%) WCF
4 1 (0.60%) LINQ
4 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.60%) WinForms
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.19%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (2.40%) iSeries
5 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.80%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.20%) Telematics
7 1 (0.60%) Xbox
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.16%) Windows
2 23 (13.77%) UNIX
3 12 (7.19%) Linux
4 9 (5.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 9 (5.39%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.79%) AIX
5 8 (4.79%) Windows XP
5 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) HPUX
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (50.30%) ITIL
2 43 (25.75%) Service Management
3 30 (17.96%) Service Delivery
4 29 (17.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (11.98%) Time Management
6 18 (10.78%) Change Management
6 18 (10.78%) Project Management
7 17 (10.18%) Risk Management
8 13 (7.78%) Incident Management
9 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Management
10 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
10 11 (6.59%) Business Continuity
10 11 (6.59%) Information Security
11 9 (5.39%) Data Protection
11 9 (5.39%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (5.39%) SIEM
12 8 (4.79%) ITIL V3
12 8 (4.79%) Content Management
12 8 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.79%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.56%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.20%) C#
3 2 (1.20%) Java
3 2 (1.20%) RPG
3 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.57%) SC Cleared
2 21 (12.57%) MCP
3 16 (9.58%) Degree
4 13 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.99%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (5.99%) CCNA
6 9 (5.39%) ISEB
6 9 (5.39%) CISSP
6 9 (5.39%) CISM
7 5 (2.99%) CCNP
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.79%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.80%) XenApp
4 3 (1.80%) XenServer
4 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (12.57%) OpenView
1 21 (12.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (5.39%) SCCM
3 6 (3.59%) Nessus
4 2 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.56%) HP
3 27 (16.17%) Cisco
4 24 (14.37%) VMware
5 21 (12.57%) Lotus
6 19 (11.38%) IBM
7 18 (10.78%) Oracle
8 9 (5.39%) Symantec
9 8 (4.79%) EMC
9 8 (4.79%) NetApp
10 7 (4.19%) Juniper
10 7 (4.19%) Brocade
11 6 (3.59%) Splunk
11 6 (3.59%) Websense
11 6 (3.59%) BT
11 6 (3.59%) Sourcefire
11 6 (3.59%) Citrix
12 5 (2.99%) Teradata
13 4 (2.40%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.40%) F5
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sterlings Partnership
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +excellent benefits +bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SCC
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Warrington
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 22 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago