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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing SLA 59 48 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.61% 2.76% 3.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.15% 25.00% 41.10%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 55
Average salary £36,750 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.07% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
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
178 192 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.89% 11.03% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 146 124 121
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 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 27 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
Crewe -5 12 £28,500 +14.00%
Warrington +4 7 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Wilmslow -3 7 £34,000 +13.33%
Chester +14 6 £48,500 +4.86% 2
Knutsford -7 6 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Runcorn - 6 £23,000 - 3
Daresbury +4 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 69 (49.64%) ITIL
2 51 (36.69%) Microsoft
3 38 (27.34%) Finance
4 37 (26.62%) Windows
5 36 (25.90%) SQL
6 33 (23.74%) MS Excel
7 31 (22.30%) Service Management
8 25 (17.99%) MS Office
8 25 (17.99%) Cisco
9 24 (17.27%) VMware
10 22 (15.83%) SQL Server
11 21 (15.11%) LAN
11 21 (15.11%) WAN
11 21 (15.11%) Service Delivery
11 21 (15.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (13.67%) DNS
12 19 (13.67%) Active Directory
13 18 (12.95%) HP
13 18 (12.95%) VPN
14 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
15 14 (10.07%) DHCP
15 14 (10.07%) MS Exchange
15 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (9.35%) T-SQL
16 13 (9.35%) VoIP
16 13 (9.35%) Wireless
16 13 (9.35%) Degree
17 12 (8.63%) Time Management
17 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
17 12 (8.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (10.07%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.63%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.32%) Lync
5 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.16%) IIS
7 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (23.74%) MS Excel
2 25 (17.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.11%) LAN
1 21 (15.11%) WAN
2 19 (13.67%) DNS
3 18 (12.95%) VPN
4 14 (10.07%) DHCP
5 13 (9.35%) VoIP
5 13 (9.35%) Wireless
6 12 (8.63%) TCP/IP
7 9 (6.47%) Firewall
8 7 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (5.04%) SAN
8 7 (5.04%) Broadband
9 6 (4.32%) QSIG
10 5 (3.60%) Network Security
10 5 (3.60%) PBX
10 5 (3.60%) DPNSS
11 4 (2.88%) SMTP
12 3 (2.16%) SSL
12 3 (2.16%) Multicast
12 3 (2.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.91%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.76%) DB2
4 8 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.72%) OLAP
7 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 38 (27.34%) Finance
2 11 (7.91%) Billing
3 10 (7.19%) Retail
4 9 (6.47%) Financial Institution
5 8 (5.76%) Back Office
5 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 3 (2.16%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (30.94%) Analyst
2 26 (18.71%) Service Analyst
3 25 (17.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (12.23%) Service Manager
5 11 (7.91%) Team Leader
6 10 (7.19%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (5.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Services Delivery Manager
8 7 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.04%) Administrator
8 7 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.04%) Technical Support
8 7 (5.04%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.32%) IT Support
9 6 (4.32%) Report Specialist
10 5 (3.60%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 5 (3.60%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) Web Services
2 3 (2.16%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.44%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.32%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (4.32%) iSeries
3 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.16%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) AS400
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) EPoS
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.62%) Windows
2 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.47%) Windows 2000 Server
4 9 (6.47%) Windows XP
4 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.04%) Linux
5 7 (5.04%) UNIX
6 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (49.64%) ITIL
2 31 (22.30%) Service Management
3 21 (15.11%) Service Delivery
3 21 (15.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (8.63%) Time Management
5 11 (7.91%) Project Management
6 10 (7.19%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.19%) Business Continuity
6 10 (7.19%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.47%) Risk Management
7 9 (6.47%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (5.76%) Information Security
8 8 (5.76%) Change Management
8 8 (5.76%) ETL
8 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.04%) Line Management
10 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (4.32%) Security Management
11 5 (3.60%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.90%) SQL
2 13 (9.35%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.88%) Java
3 4 (2.88%) RPG
4 2 (1.44%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) Degree
3 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.63%) MCP
3 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.19%) CCNA
5 9 (6.47%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.16%) CISM
6 3 (2.16%) ISEB
6 3 (2.16%) CISSP
6 3 (2.16%) CCNP
7 2 (1.44%) MCSA
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.44%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 19 (13.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.47%) Terminal Server
4 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.16%) XenApp
5 3 (2.16%) XenServer
5 3 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (8.63%) OpenView
1 12 (8.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (6.47%) SCCM
3 3 (2.16%) Nessus
4 2 (1.44%) SCOM
4 2 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (36.69%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.99%) Cisco
3 24 (17.27%) VMware
4 18 (12.95%) HP
5 12 (8.63%) Lotus
6 8 (5.76%) Juniper
6 8 (5.76%) Oracle
7 6 (4.32%) Avaya
7 6 (4.32%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.32%) BT
8 5 (3.60%) Citrix
9 4 (2.88%) IBM
9 4 (2.88%) F5
10 3 (2.16%) Splunk
10 3 (2.16%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.16%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.16%) Symantec
10 3 (2.16%) Websense
10 3 (2.16%) Toshiba
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £18k Plus £1k annual bonus, plus van and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £40k plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Salary: Competative salary and benefits package
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £25k plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Knutsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago