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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Permanent jobs citing SLA 67 44 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.53% 2.61% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.08% 27.16% 36.69%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 52
Average salary £30,000 £25,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -27.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £16,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
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
191 162 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.07% 9.62% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 149 98 138
Average salary £34,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £20,250 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Wilmslow +2 16 £34,000 +19.29% 3
Warrington -16 13 £37,500 +15.91% 2
Crewe +5 9 - -
Runcorn +3 6 £25,000 -3.84%
Knutsford - 5 £30,000 -
Chester -1 3 £60,000 +5.26% 1
Macclesfield +11 1 £25,000 +2.04% 2
Widnes - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (51.67%) Finance
2 54 (45.00%) ITIL
3 30 (25.00%) Windows
4 29 (24.17%) UNIX
5 28 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
7 23 (19.17%) SQL
7 23 (19.17%) Back Office
7 23 (19.17%) VMware
8 22 (18.33%) Service Management
8 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (15.83%) Service Delivery
10 17 (14.17%) MS Excel
11 15 (12.50%) LAN
12 14 (11.67%) WAN
12 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
12 14 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (11.67%) Retail
13 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (10.00%) Java
13 12 (10.00%) Incident Management
13 12 (10.00%) Change Management
14 11 (9.17%) Windows XP
14 11 (9.17%) Linux
14 11 (9.17%) MCSE
15 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
15 10 (8.33%) C#
15 10 (8.33%) .NET
15 10 (8.33%) MCP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.50%) IIS
3 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
4 2 (1.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 17 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.50%) LAN
2 14 (11.67%) WAN
2 14 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (6.67%) Wireless
3 8 (6.67%) SAN
4 4 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.50%) DHCP
5 3 (2.50%) LDAP
5 3 (2.50%) DNS
5 3 (2.50%) Firewall
5 3 (2.50%) Network Security
6 2 (1.67%) Intranet
6 2 (1.67%) DSL
7 1 (0.83%) ADSL
7 1 (0.83%) VoIP
7 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.33%) DB2
4 4 (3.33%) DTS
4 4 (3.33%) Big Data
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.67%) MSI
2 2 (1.67%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.83%) NUnit
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (51.67%) Finance
2 23 (19.17%) Back Office
3 14 (11.67%) Retail
4 10 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 7 (5.83%) Billing
7 2 (1.67%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (35.00%) Analyst
2 23 (19.17%) Service Analyst
2 23 (19.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (15.83%) Administrator
3 19 (15.83%) Support Analyst
4 17 (14.17%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.83%) Applications Support
6 9 (7.50%) Developer
7 7 (5.83%) IT Support
8 6 (5.00%) Operations Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 6 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) IT Administrator
9 5 (4.17%) Support Manager
9 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.33%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.33%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) .NET
1 10 (8.33%) Web Services
2 9 (7.50%) WCF
3 8 (6.67%) LINQ
3 8 (6.67%) .NET Remoting
3 8 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (5.83%) Middleware
5 6 (5.00%) XML
6 5 (4.17%) XSLT
6 5 (4.17%) RESTful
7 4 (3.33%) XSD
7 4 (3.33%) SOAP
7 4 (3.33%) WinForms
8 3 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.67%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.67%) HTML
9 2 (1.67%) J2EE
10 1 (0.83%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.33%) Replication
2 4 (3.33%) Firmware
2 4 (3.33%) Social Media
2 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.67%) EPoS
4 1 (0.83%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.83%) Clustering
4 1 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.00%) Windows
2 29 (24.17%) UNIX
3 11 (9.17%) Linux
3 11 (9.17%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.67%) AIX
5 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.33%) zOS
7 4 (3.33%) MVS
7 4 (3.33%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.00%) ITIL
2 28 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (18.33%) Service Management
4 19 (15.83%) Service Delivery
5 12 (10.00%) Change Management
5 12 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (7.50%) Service Desk Management
7 9 (7.50%) OO
7 9 (7.50%) Project Management
7 9 (7.50%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.83%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.00%) Migration
9 6 (5.00%) Capacity Management
9 6 (5.00%) MVC
9 6 (5.00%) Web Development
9 6 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.17%) SQL
2 12 (10.00%) Java
3 10 (8.33%) C#
4 9 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 9 (7.50%) VB
5 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.33%) Korn
5 4 (3.33%) XPath
5 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.50%) Python
6 3 (2.50%) VBScript
6 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.50%) Perl
7 2 (1.67%) C
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.17%) MCSE
3 10 (8.33%) MCP
4 8 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.67%) CCNA
5 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.33%) MCITP
7 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.33%) CCNP
8 3 (2.50%) ISEB
8 3 (2.50%) CISSP
8 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.50%) CISM
9 1 (0.83%) PMP
9 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.83%) MCTS
9 1 (0.83%) Degree
9 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 8 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.50%) Nessus
3 2 (1.67%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.67%) OpenView
4 1 (0.83%) Legato
4 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
1 23 (19.17%) VMware
2 9 (7.50%) HP
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle
3 7 (5.83%) JBoss
4 5 (4.17%) IBM
4 5 (4.17%) RainStor
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco
6 3 (2.50%) Splunk
6 3 (2.50%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.50%) Websense
7 2 (1.67%) Dell
7 2 (1.67%) Citrix
7 2 (1.67%) CA
7 2 (1.67%) Symantec
8 1 (0.83%) McAfee
8 1 (0.83%) Sage
8 1 (0.83%) EMC
8 1 (0.83%) Cognos
8 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago