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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 78 105
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +27
Permanent jobs citing SLA 76 38 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 2.41% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.34% 26.95% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 57 33 30
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% -27.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,550 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
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
164 141 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.13% 8.95% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 135 99 83
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 6 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 6 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 +32 40 £27,500 -31.25% 6
Runcorn +1 9 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Wilmslow -4 8 £34,000 +29.52%
Chester +18 7 £32,500 -14.47% 2
Crewe +13 3 - - 4
Macclesfield - 3 £19,000 - 1
Sandbach - 3 - -
Knutsford -5 2 £40,000 -
Northwich +6 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Daresbury - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 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 81 (44.51%) ITIL
2 67 (36.81%) Finance
3 66 (36.26%) Microsoft
4 47 (25.82%) SQL
5 45 (24.73%) Service Management
6 44 (24.18%) SQL Server
7 40 (21.98%) MS Excel
8 35 (19.23%) MS Office
9 33 (18.13%) Windows
9 33 (18.13%) Service Delivery
10 32 (17.58%) HP
11 30 (16.48%) Financial Institution
12 27 (14.84%) VMware
13 26 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
14 24 (13.19%) Oracle
15 23 (12.64%) UNIX
15 23 (12.64%) Risk Management
16 22 (12.09%) Change Management
16 22 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (12.09%) T-SQL
16 22 (12.09%) LAN
16 22 (12.09%) WAN
17 21 (11.54%) IBM Notes
17 21 (11.54%) MCP
17 21 (11.54%) OpenView
17 21 (11.54%) Lotus
17 21 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 21 (11.54%) Degree
17 21 (11.54%) SC Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (11.54%) IBM Notes
2 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.65%) JBoss
5 2 (1.10%) Lync
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (21.98%) MS Excel
2 35 (19.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) LAN
1 22 (12.09%) WAN
2 16 (8.79%) Wireless
3 15 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (4.40%) VPN
5 6 (3.30%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.30%) VoIP
5 6 (3.30%) Network Security
6 5 (2.75%) DHCP
6 5 (2.75%) DNS
6 5 (2.75%) SAN
7 3 (1.65%) Broadband
8 2 (1.10%) ISDN
8 2 (1.10%) PBX
8 2 (1.10%) DPNSS
8 2 (1.10%) QSIG
8 2 (1.10%) Firewall
9 1 (0.55%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.55%) WLAN
9 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (8.24%) DB2
4 14 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.40%) MySQL
7 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.75%) DTS
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (36.81%) Finance
2 30 (16.48%) Financial Institution
3 17 (9.34%) Back Office
4 11 (6.04%) Retail
5 10 (5.49%) Billing
6 9 (4.95%) Local Government
7 8 (4.40%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.20%) Banking
9 3 (1.65%) Legal
10 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (25.82%) Analyst
2 31 (17.03%) Service Analyst
3 30 (16.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (14.84%) Service Manager
5 15 (8.24%) Administrator
6 13 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Delivery Manager
8 10 (5.49%) IT Services Manager
8 10 (5.49%) Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.95%) Services Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.95%) Report Specialist
10 8 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.40%) Applications Support Engineer
11 7 (3.85%) Team Leader
11 7 (3.85%) Storage Specialist
11 7 (3.85%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) IT Support
12 6 (3.30%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.04%) .NET
1 11 (6.04%) Web Services
2 10 (5.49%) Middleware
3 8 (4.40%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.85%) WCF
4 7 (3.85%) LINQ
4 7 (3.85%) .NET Remoting
4 7 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (2.75%) WinForms
6 4 (2.20%) XSLT
6 4 (2.20%) XML
7 3 (1.65%) XSD
7 3 (1.65%) SOAP
7 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.65%) RESTful
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.10%) EDI
9 1 (0.55%) COM+
9 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.95%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (2.75%) iSeries
5 3 (1.65%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.10%) Telematics
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Xbox
7 1 (0.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.13%) Windows
2 23 (12.64%) UNIX
3 11 (6.04%) Linux
4 8 (4.40%) AIX
5 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) HPUX
7 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (44.51%) ITIL
2 45 (24.73%) Service Management
3 33 (18.13%) Service Delivery
4 26 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (12.64%) Risk Management
6 22 (12.09%) Change Management
7 20 (10.99%) Time Management
8 19 (10.44%) Project Management
9 15 (8.24%) Problem Management
10 14 (7.69%) Incident Management
11 12 (6.59%) Content Management
11 12 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.59%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (6.04%) Customer Engagement
13 10 (5.49%) Business Analysis
14 9 (4.95%) Data Protection
14 9 (4.95%) SIEM
14 9 (4.95%) Data Transformation
14 9 (4.95%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.82%) SQL
2 22 (12.09%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.04%) C#
4 7 (3.85%) Java
4 7 (3.85%) VB
5 4 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.65%) XPath
7 2 (1.10%) RPG
8 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.54%) Degree
2 21 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 21 (11.54%) MCP
3 10 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.95%) ISEB
4 9 (4.95%) CISSP
4 9 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (4.95%) CISM
5 7 (3.85%) CCNA
6 5 (2.75%) CCNP
7 2 (1.10%) MCSA
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.65%) XenApp
3 3 (1.65%) XenServer
3 3 (1.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (11.54%) OpenView
1 21 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (4.40%) SCCM
3 6 (3.30%) Nessus
4 2 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.58%) HP
3 27 (14.84%) VMware
4 24 (13.19%) Oracle
5 21 (11.54%) Lotus
6 20 (10.99%) Cisco
6 20 (10.99%) IBM
7 11 (6.04%) Teradata
8 9 (4.95%) Informatica
9 8 (4.40%) NetApp
9 8 (4.40%) Symantec
9 8 (4.40%) EMC
9 8 (4.40%) Citrix
10 7 (3.85%) Brocade
11 6 (3.30%) Sourcefire
11 6 (3.30%) BT
11 6 (3.30%) Splunk
11 6 (3.30%) Websense
12 5 (2.75%) Juniper
13 3 (1.65%) Toshiba
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
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Salary: Competitive
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Macclesfield
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