The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 26 40 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Permanent jobs citing SLA 6 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.05% 0.90% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 40.00% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 7
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -14.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
SLA
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 11.17% 2.24% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 20
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,600 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SLA
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Salary Trend in Chester

SLA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) DPNSS
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) QSIG
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) PBX
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
4 1 (12.50%) CMDB
4 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
4 1 (12.50%) Lync
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Finance

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DPNSS
1 1 (12.50%) QSIG
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) PBX
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Report Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco