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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 85 60
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -25
Permanent jobs citing SLA 94 30 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.80% 1.89% 4.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.53% 23.08% 46.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65 24 67
Average salary £34,000 £25,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.65% -19.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £16,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,350 £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
221 130 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.29% 8.19% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 172 71 137
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £51,700
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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
Crewe +13 18 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Wilmslow - 17 £34,000 - 2
Knutsford - 13 £42,500 -
Warrington -2 12 £35,000 +55.55%
Macclesfield +6 4 £22,250 -9.18%
Runcorn +3 4 £25,000 -3.84%
Northwich +7 2 £32,500 +103.12%
Chester -5 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 1 October 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 84 (57.53%) Finance
2 59 (40.41%) ITIL
3 48 (32.88%) SQL
4 43 (29.45%) Microsoft
5 38 (26.03%) Windows
6 37 (25.34%) SQL Server
7 33 (22.60%) UNIX
8 32 (21.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (18.49%) VMware
10 26 (17.81%) Risk Management
10 26 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (17.12%) Back Office
11 25 (17.12%) Financial Institution
11 25 (17.12%) Service Management
11 25 (17.12%) Active Directory
12 22 (15.07%) Service Delivery
12 22 (15.07%) Retail
13 21 (14.38%) Web Services
13 21 (14.38%) .NET
13 21 (14.38%) T-SQL
13 21 (14.38%) C#
14 20 (13.70%) LAN
14 20 (13.70%) WAN
14 20 (13.70%) Change Management
14 20 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (13.01%) Wireless
15 19 (13.01%) OO
15 19 (13.01%) Customer Engagement
16 18 (12.33%) MS Excel

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.05%) CMS
5 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.37%) IIS
5 2 (1.37%) Apache
5 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.70%) LAN
1 20 (13.70%) WAN
1 20 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (13.01%) Wireless
3 5 (3.42%) SAN
4 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.74%) Firewall
5 3 (2.05%) Network Security
5 3 (2.05%) DHCP
5 3 (2.05%) DNS
5 3 (2.05%) Intranet
6 2 (1.37%) DSL
6 2 (1.37%) LDAP
6 2 (1.37%) VPN
6 2 (1.37%) ADSL
7 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.34%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.16%) DTS
4 8 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.11%) DB2
7 5 (3.42%) Big Data
8 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.37%) MS Access
10 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.37%) MSI
3 2 (1.37%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (57.53%) Finance
2 25 (17.12%) Back Office
2 25 (17.12%) Financial Institution
3 22 (15.07%) Retail
4 9 (6.16%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.48%) Billing
6 4 (2.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (31.51%) Analyst
2 22 (15.07%) Service Analyst
2 22 (15.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (13.70%) Developer
3 20 (13.70%) Administrator
4 19 (13.01%) Support Analyst
5 18 (12.33%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (9.59%) Applications Support
7 12 (8.22%) Service Manager
8 11 (7.53%) IT Support
9 9 (6.16%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.48%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (4.79%) IT Services Manager
12 6 (4.11%) Support Manager
12 6 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (4.11%) Operations Manager
13 5 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 5 (3.42%) Applications Support Engineer
13 5 (3.42%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.38%) Web Services
1 21 (14.38%) .NET
2 18 (12.33%) .NET Framework
2 18 (12.33%) WCF
3 17 (11.64%) .NET Remoting
3 17 (11.64%) LINQ
3 17 (11.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 12 (8.22%) XML
5 11 (7.53%) XSLT
5 11 (7.53%) Middleware
6 9 (6.16%) WinForms
6 9 (6.16%) XSD
6 9 (6.16%) SOAP
6 9 (6.16%) RESTful
7 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.05%) HTML
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.37%) J2EE
9 2 (1.37%) ADO.NET
9 2 (1.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.05%) Replication
4 2 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.37%) EPoS
4 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.68%) Statistics
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.03%) Windows
2 33 (22.60%) UNIX
3 12 (8.22%) Linux
4 8 (5.48%) AIX
5 6 (4.11%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.05%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.05%) MVS
7 3 (2.05%) zOS
7 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.41%) ITIL
2 32 (21.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (17.81%) Risk Management
4 25 (17.12%) Service Management
5 22 (15.07%) Service Delivery
6 20 (13.70%) Change Management
7 19 (13.01%) OO
7 19 (13.01%) Customer Engagement
8 17 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.22%) Incident Management
9 12 (8.22%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.85%) Data Transformation
10 10 (6.85%) MVC
10 10 (6.85%) Content Management
11 9 (6.16%) Automated Testing
11 9 (6.16%) TDD
11 9 (6.16%) Validation
11 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.88%) SQL
2 21 (14.38%) T-SQL
2 21 (14.38%) C#
3 18 (12.33%) Java
3 18 (12.33%) VB
4 9 (6.16%) XPath
5 6 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.74%) Korn
7 3 (2.05%) VBScript
7 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.37%) Perl
8 2 (1.37%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) C
9 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.85%) MCSE
3 9 (6.16%) Degree
3 9 (6.16%) MCP
4 7 (4.79%) CCNA
4 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) CCNP
5 4 (2.74%) MCITP
5 4 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.05%) CISM
6 3 (2.05%) ISEB
6 3 (2.05%) CISSP
7 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) MCTS
8 1 (0.68%) PMP
8 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (17.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.74%) Firmware
4 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) Tivoli
1 7 (4.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.05%) Nessus
3 2 (1.37%) OpenView
3 2 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.68%) Legato
Vendors
1 43 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.49%) VMware
3 17 (11.64%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) JBoss
5 10 (6.85%) HP
6 9 (6.16%) Teradata
7 8 (5.48%) Informatica
8 7 (4.79%) IBM
8 7 (4.79%) RainStor
9 4 (2.74%) Citrix
9 4 (2.74%) Cisco
10 3 (2.05%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.05%) Websense
10 3 (2.05%) Splunk
11 2 (1.37%) Sage
11 2 (1.37%) CA
11 2 (1.37%) Dell
11 2 (1.37%) Symantec
11 2 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.37%) Open Text
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