The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing SLA 16 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.33% 0.94% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 19.05% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 2
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
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 Lancashire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.00% 4.92% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 45 19 12
Average salary £42,500 £33,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.78% -7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £24,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SLA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

SLA Salary Trend in Lancashire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Lancashire

SLA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Nelson - 6 £15,000 -
Lytham St Annes -7 1 £46,000 +17.94%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) MS Office
3 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
3 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) Internet
3 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
4 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (50.00%) Life Science
4 14 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (50.00%) NAS
4 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) DECT
4 14 (50.00%) VoIP
4 14 (50.00%) DHCP
4 14 (50.00%) DNS
4 14 (50.00%) Software Deployment
4 14 (50.00%) Service Desk Management
4 14 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (46.43%) Office 365
5 13 (46.43%) Ethernet
5 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
5 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
5 13 (46.43%) MCSE
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (46.43%) iSCSI
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Vista

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (46.43%) MS Exchange
1 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (64.29%) MS Office
2 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Internet
2 14 (50.00%) DNS
2 14 (50.00%) DECT
2 14 (50.00%) VoIP
2 14 (50.00%) DHCP
2 14 (50.00%) NAS
3 13 (46.43%) Ethernet
3 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
3 13 (46.43%) iSCSI
4 3 (10.71%) Broadband
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
General
1 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.71%) Advertising
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Support Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Operations Manager
1 6 (21.43%) IT Operations Manager
2 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support Manager
2 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (17.86%) Support Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Life Science
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Vista
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 14 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 14 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 14 (50.00%) Service Desk Management
1 14 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (46.43%) Resource Management
2 13 (46.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) SEO
3 3 (10.71%) Pay per click
3 3 (10.71%) Online Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) B2B
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing Strategy
3 3 (10.71%) People Management
4 1 (3.57%) Line Management
4 1 (3.57%) Coaching
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) MCSE
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) VCP4
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) EMC
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) NetApp
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) IBM