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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 79 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs citing SLA 45 62 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.66% 3.42% 3.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 32.12% 36.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 48 46
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £19,000 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £33,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.45%
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
144 193 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.51% 10.64% 9.77%
Number of salaries quoted 112 152 112
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,350 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Runcorn -2 13 £23,000 -8.00% 1
Warrington -6 8 £44,500 +57.52% 2
Crewe -6 5 £28,250 - 2
Knutsford -6 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Wilmslow -11 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Daresbury - 2 £17,250 -
Nantwich +17 1 £27,500 -24.65%
Macclesfield +14 1 £26,500 -44.21%
Alderley Edge - 1 £26,500 - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 32 (33.68%) ITIL
3 32 (33.68%) Finance
4 30 (31.58%) Cisco
5 23 (24.21%) MS Excel
6 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
7 21 (22.11%) VPN
7 21 (22.11%) SQL
8 20 (21.05%) DNS
9 19 (20.00%) VMware
10 18 (18.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
12 16 (16.84%) Blue Coat
13 15 (15.79%) LAN
13 15 (15.79%) WAN
13 15 (15.79%) DHCP
13 15 (15.79%) HP
13 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
14 14 (14.74%) Wireless
15 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (13.68%) Juniper
15 13 (13.68%) Terminal Server
15 13 (13.68%) Windows XP
15 13 (13.68%) MS Office
15 13 (13.68%) ITIL V3
15 13 (13.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.21%) Lync
5 3 (3.16%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (24.21%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.68%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) VPN
2 20 (21.05%) DNS
3 15 (15.79%) LAN
3 15 (15.79%) WAN
3 15 (15.79%) DHCP
4 14 (14.74%) Wireless
5 10 (10.53%) VoIP
5 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.47%) Firewall
7 6 (6.32%) VLAN
7 6 (6.32%) Broadband
8 5 (5.26%) SAN
9 4 (4.21%) QSIG
9 4 (4.21%) SMTP
9 4 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.16%) Multicast
10 3 (3.16%) PBX
10 3 (3.16%) DPNSS
10 3 (3.16%) SSL
11 2 (2.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) OLAP
5 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
1 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Retail
3 11 (11.58%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.26%) Back Office
5 4 (4.21%) Billing
6 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.11%) Local Government
8 1 (1.05%) Marketing
8 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Analyst
2 11 (11.58%) Team Leader
3 10 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.37%) Technical Support
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Support Team Leader
4 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 7 (7.37%) Desktop Team Leader
5 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Service Manager
5 6 (6.32%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.16%) iSeries
4 2 (2.11%) AS400
4 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.05%) EPoS
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.68%) Windows XP
3 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (13.68%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.32%) Linux
6 4 (4.21%) UNIX
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.68%) ITIL
2 18 (18.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (13.68%) ITIL V3
4 12 (12.63%) Business Continuity
4 12 (12.63%) Service Management
5 11 (11.58%) Risk Management
5 11 (11.58%) Customer Engagement
6 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (10.53%) Line Management
6 10 (10.53%) Time Management
6 10 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.47%) ETL
8 8 (8.42%) Process Management
9 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.26%) Security Management
9 5 (5.26%) Information Security
10 4 (4.21%) Computer Forensics
10 4 (4.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) SQL
2 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.16%) Java
3 3 (3.16%) RPG
4 2 (2.11%) R
5 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.47%) Degree
3 8 (8.42%) CCNA
3 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) MCP
5 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.05%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.68%) Terminal Server
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.11%) XenApp
5 2 (2.11%) XenServer
5 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) OpenView
2 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) WSUS
3 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) Cisco
3 19 (20.00%) VMware
4 16 (16.84%) Blue Coat
5 15 (15.79%) HP
6 13 (13.68%) Juniper
7 10 (10.53%) F5
8 9 (9.47%) Riverbed
9 6 (6.32%) Symantec
10 5 (5.26%) Citrix
10 5 (5.26%) Avaya
11 4 (4.21%) LogRhythm
12 3 (3.16%) BT
12 3 (3.16%) Oracle
12 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.11%) Toshiba
13 2 (2.11%) Lotus
13 2 (2.11%) Apple
13 2 (2.11%) GFI Software
13 2 (2.11%) Mitel
Crewe, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 16,500 - 18,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,500 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SCC
Salary: £19,000 per annum £19,000 salary plus van
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SCC
Salary: £19,000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 18 days ago