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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing SLA 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.12% 0.40% 3.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 2.78% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £60,000 £57,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +200.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
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
12 36 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.48% 14.34% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 23 6
Average salary £36,750 £34,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.52% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £30,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Chester

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Teradata
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Server Operations Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (20.00%) Legato
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Business Objects