The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 64 56 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Permanent jobs citing SLA 59 60 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.30% 3.51% 2.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.05% 36.81% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45 46 41
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -21.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,650 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £39,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.72% +6.42%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
190 163 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.63% 9.55% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 148 112 142
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £22,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SLA
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(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
Wilmslow +5 17 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Warrington -18 16 £28,250 -8.42% 1
Runcorn -1 5 £25,000 -5.66%
Knutsford - 5 £36,250 -
Chester -2 3 £50,000 +23.83%
Crewe +1 2 - -
Nantwich -14 1 £36,500 +52.08%
Widnes - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £47,500 - 2
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 53 (50.00%) ITIL
2 45 (42.45%) Finance
3 24 (22.64%) UNIX
3 24 (22.64%) Active Directory
4 23 (21.70%) VMware
4 23 (21.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (21.70%) Back Office
4 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.75%) Windows
6 20 (18.87%) Service Management
6 20 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (17.92%) Service Delivery
8 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
9 13 (12.26%) MS Exchange
9 13 (12.26%) LAN
10 12 (11.32%) WAN
10 12 (11.32%) Incident Management
10 12 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (10.38%) Telecoms
11 11 (10.38%) MCSE
11 11 (10.38%) SQL
11 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (9.43%) Project Management
12 10 (9.43%) Change Management
12 10 (9.43%) MCP
12 10 (9.43%) Windows XP
12 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
13 9 (8.49%) CCNA
13 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle 9iAS
6 1 (0.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) LiveLink
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) LAN
2 12 (11.32%) WAN
2 12 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (6.60%) SAN
4 4 (3.77%) Firewall
5 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.83%) LDAP
6 2 (1.89%) ADSL
6 2 (1.89%) DHCP
6 2 (1.89%) Network Security
6 2 (1.89%) Intranet
6 2 (1.89%) DSL
6 2 (1.89%) VoIP
6 2 (1.89%) DNS
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.94%) VPN
7 1 (0.94%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) DB2
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MSI
1 2 (1.89%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.94%) NUnit
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) TestComplete
2 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (42.45%) Finance
2 23 (21.70%) Back Office
3 11 (10.38%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.60%) Billing
5 6 (5.66%) Retail
6 2 (1.89%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Service Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) Administrator
4 14 (13.21%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (13.21%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Applications Support
6 6 (5.66%) Service Manager
6 6 (5.66%) IT Administrator
6 6 (5.66%) IT Support
7 5 (4.72%) Support Manager
7 5 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Operations Manager
7 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Development Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.77%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) HTML
1 3 (2.83%) Middleware
1 3 (2.83%) XML
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
2 2 (1.89%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.89%) .NET
2 2 (1.89%) J2EE
3 1 (0.94%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.94%) WCF
3 1 (0.94%) WPF
3 1 (0.94%) RESTful
3 1 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.66%) Social Media
3 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.77%) Replication
3 4 (3.77%) Firmware
4 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.89%) EPoS
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) UNIX
2 22 (20.75%) Windows
3 10 (9.43%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.55%) AIX
4 8 (7.55%) Linux
5 7 (6.60%) Windows 2000
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.77%) zOS
7 4 (3.77%) MVS
7 4 (3.77%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.00%) ITIL
2 23 (21.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (18.87%) Service Management
4 19 (17.92%) Service Delivery
5 12 (11.32%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.43%) Change Management
6 10 (9.43%) Project Management
7 9 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (8.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (8.49%) Service Desk Management
8 8 (7.55%) Web Development
9 7 (6.60%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.66%) Capacity Management
10 6 (5.66%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.66%) SEO
10 6 (5.66%) Migration
10 6 (5.66%) Web Design
11 4 (3.77%) Information Security
11 4 (3.77%) Security Management
11 4 (3.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.38%) SQL
2 5 (4.72%) Java
3 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.77%) Korn
3 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.83%) Python
4 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.83%) Perl
4 3 (2.83%) C
4 3 (2.83%) VBScript
5 2 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (0.94%) VB
6 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) MCSE
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.43%) MCP
3 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.49%) CCNA
4 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.77%) CCNP
7 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.83%) MCITP
8 2 (1.89%) CISM
8 2 (1.89%) ISEB
8 2 (1.89%) CISSP
9 1 (0.94%) PMP
9 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.94%) CCSA
9 1 (0.94%) Degree
9 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Tivoli
1 8 (7.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.89%) Nessus
2 2 (1.89%) OpenView
2 2 (1.89%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.94%) Legato
3 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
1 23 (21.70%) VMware
2 6 (5.66%) HP
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Cisco
3 5 (4.72%) IBM
4 4 (3.77%) Citrix
5 3 (2.83%) JBoss
6 2 (1.89%) Websense
6 2 (1.89%) Splunk
6 2 (1.89%) RainStor
6 2 (1.89%) CA
6 2 (1.89%) Symantec
6 2 (1.89%) Teradata
6 2 (1.89%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.89%) SonicWALL
6 2 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) Dell
7 1 (0.94%) EMC
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago