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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 83 65
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -18
Permanent jobs citing SLA 103 38 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.35% 2.23% 3.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.18% 19.19% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 87 30 81
Average salary £35,000 £37,375 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.35% +22.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,850 £19,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £45,350 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-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
228 198 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.84% 11.63% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 198 110 167
Average salary £40,750 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Knutsford +24 21 £42,500 -29.16%
Wilmslow 0 20 £35,000 +79.48% 1
Warrington +13 17 £19,250 -26.66% 2
Macclesfield - 9 £22,500 - 1
Crewe +20 7 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Runcorn -6 6 £23,000 -48.02%
Sandbach - 3 - -
Chester +11 1 £19,500 -40.90%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 94 (52.51%) Finance
2 59 (32.96%) ITIL
3 57 (31.84%) Microsoft
4 50 (27.93%) SQL
5 44 (24.58%) SQL Server
6 42 (23.46%) Windows
7 38 (21.23%) Financial Institution
8 37 (20.67%) UNIX
9 34 (18.99%) Service Management
9 34 (18.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (17.32%) Risk Management
11 29 (16.20%) HP
12 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
12 27 (15.08%) VMware
13 26 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (13.97%) Oracle
14 25 (13.97%) Back Office
15 23 (12.85%) Service Delivery
15 23 (12.85%) Change Management
16 22 (12.29%) Wireless
17 21 (11.73%) C#
17 21 (11.73%) T-SQL
17 21 (11.73%) .NET
17 21 (11.73%) MS Office
17 21 (11.73%) Web Services
17 21 (11.73%) LAN
17 21 (11.73%) WAN
17 21 (11.73%) Retail
18 20 (11.17%) IBM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (5.59%) JBoss
1 10 (5.59%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (11.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.29%) Wireless
2 21 (11.73%) LAN
2 21 (11.73%) WAN
3 19 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (3.91%) Network Security
5 4 (2.23%) VPN
6 3 (1.68%) DNS
6 3 (1.68%) Intranet
6 3 (1.68%) DHCP
6 3 (1.68%) Firewall
7 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.12%) ADSL
8 1 (0.56%) SAN
8 1 (0.56%) OSPF
8 1 (0.56%) BGP
8 1 (0.56%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.56%) LDAP
8 1 (0.56%) ISDN
8 1 (0.56%) VoIP
8 1 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.58%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.26%) DB2
4 9 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.03%) DTS
4 9 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (4.47%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.47%) MySQL
6 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.79%) Big Data
8 3 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.12%) MS Access
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 94 (52.51%) Finance
2 38 (21.23%) Financial Institution
3 25 (13.97%) Back Office
4 21 (11.73%) Retail
5 6 (3.35%) Local Government
6 4 (2.23%) Banking
7 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (26.82%) Analyst
2 27 (15.08%) Service Analyst
3 26 (14.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (12.29%) Administrator
5 21 (11.73%) Service Manager
6 20 (11.17%) Developer
7 19 (10.61%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (9.50%) Applications Support
9 16 (8.94%) Support Analyst
10 15 (8.38%) Support Engineer
11 12 (6.70%) Applications Support Engineer
12 11 (6.15%) IT Services Manager
12 11 (6.15%) IT Support
13 9 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (5.03%) Senior Developer
14 8 (4.47%) IT Support Analyst
15 7 (3.91%) Storage Specialist
15 7 (3.91%) Senior Technician
16 6 (3.35%) IT Operations Manager
16 6 (3.35%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.73%) .NET
1 21 (11.73%) Web Services
2 18 (10.06%) .NET Framework
3 17 (9.50%) Middleware
3 17 (9.50%) WCF
3 17 (9.50%) LINQ
3 17 (9.50%) .NET Remoting
3 17 (9.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 10 (5.59%) XSLT
4 10 (5.59%) XML
5 9 (5.03%) XSD
5 9 (5.03%) SOAP
5 9 (5.03%) WinForms
5 9 (5.03%) RESTful
6 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.56%) EDI
7 1 (0.56%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.56%) COM+
7 1 (0.56%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.68%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.12%) Telematics
4 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) CMDB
5 1 (0.56%) iSeries
5 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.46%) Windows
2 37 (20.67%) UNIX
3 15 (8.38%) Linux
4 12 (6.70%) AIX
5 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.12%) HPUX
5 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.96%) ITIL
2 34 (18.99%) Service Management
2 34 (18.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (17.32%) Risk Management
4 23 (12.85%) Service Delivery
4 23 (12.85%) Change Management
5 19 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.61%) Customer Engagement
6 18 (10.06%) OO
7 17 (9.50%) Time Management
8 16 (8.94%) Incident Management
9 15 (8.38%) Problem Management
10 14 (7.82%) Content Management
11 13 (7.26%) Project Management
12 12 (6.70%) Quality Management
12 12 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (5.59%) SIEM
14 10 (5.59%) Information Security
14 10 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.93%) SQL
2 21 (11.73%) T-SQL
2 21 (11.73%) C#
3 17 (9.50%) VB
4 16 (8.94%) Java
5 9 (5.03%) XPath
6 5 (2.79%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.23%) Korn
7 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.56%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.70%) MCP
3 12 (6.70%) Degree
4 10 (5.59%) ISEB
4 10 (5.59%) CISSP
4 10 (5.59%) CISM
5 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.23%) CCNP
6 4 (2.23%) CCNA
7 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.12%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) OpenView
2 10 (5.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.91%) Nessus
4 4 (2.23%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.68%) SCCM
6 2 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.56%) SCOM
7 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (31.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.20%) HP
3 27 (15.08%) VMware
4 25 (13.97%) Oracle
5 20 (11.17%) IBM
6 12 (6.70%) Cisco
7 10 (5.59%) Lotus
8 9 (5.03%) Informatica
8 9 (5.03%) Symantec
8 9 (5.03%) Teradata
9 8 (4.47%) NetApp
9 8 (4.47%) EMC
10 7 (3.91%) Websense
10 7 (3.91%) Sourcefire
10 7 (3.91%) Brocade
10 7 (3.91%) Splunk
10 7 (3.91%) RainStor
11 4 (2.23%) Juniper
12 3 (1.68%) Citrix
12 3 (1.68%) Blue Coat
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