The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +8
Permanent jobs citing SLA 33 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.75% 2.75% 2.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.11% 32.50% 48.15%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 12
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +5.00%
SLA
Merseyside

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 Liverpool region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 40 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 11.04% 8.47% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 46 39 26
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

SLA
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

SLA Salary Trend in Liverpool

SLA
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 45 (65.22%) ITIL
2 36 (52.17%) Change Management
2 36 (52.17%) Degree
3 32 (46.38%) SAN
4 31 (44.93%) EMC
4 31 (44.93%) NetApp
5 26 (37.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (37.68%) Computer Science
6 25 (36.23%) HP
7 21 (30.43%) VMware
7 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (28.99%) Cisco
8 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
8 20 (28.99%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (28.99%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (24.64%) SQL
9 17 (24.64%) Client/Server
9 17 (24.64%) CA
9 17 (24.64%) VMware ESX
9 17 (24.64%) e-Health
9 17 (24.64%) VMware Server
9 17 (24.64%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (24.64%) VMFS
9 17 (24.64%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (24.64%) vCloud
9 17 (24.64%) Capacity Management
10 15 (21.74%) Asset Management
11 14 (20.29%) Java
11 14 (20.29%) Firmware
11 14 (20.29%) Replication

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 (17.39%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.45%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (17.39%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (46.38%) SAN
2 14 (20.29%) NAS
3 7 (10.14%) WAN
4 6 (8.70%) DMZ
4 6 (8.70%) VPN
5 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.25%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (7.25%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) VLAN
6 3 (4.35%) IPsec
6 3 (4.35%) Kerberos
6 3 (4.35%) DNS
7 2 (2.90%) LAN
8 1 (1.45%) Intranet
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 12 (17.39%) DB2
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.45%) French Language
4 1 (1.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Technical Specialist
2 14 (20.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 14 (20.29%) Storage Specialist
3 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 11 (15.94%) VMware Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Team Leader
4 8 (11.59%) Technical Team Leader
5 7 (10.14%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) VMware Specialist
7 5 (7.25%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.80%) Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (2.90%) Programmer
10 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) JMS
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) Spring
3 2 (2.90%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.68%) Computer Science
2 17 (24.64%) Client/Server
2 17 (24.64%) e-Health
3 14 (20.29%) Replication
3 14 (20.29%) CLARiiON
3 14 (20.29%) EMC Centera
3 14 (20.29%) Firmware
3 14 (20.29%) Symmetrix DMX
4 12 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (7.25%) Fat Client
5 5 (7.25%) iPhone
5 5 (7.25%) Thin Client
5 5 (7.25%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) Social Network
7 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) UNIX
3 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) ITIL
2 36 (52.17%) Change Management
3 26 (37.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (28.99%) Capacity Planning
4 20 (28.99%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (24.64%) Capacity Management
6 15 (21.74%) Asset Management
7 12 (17.39%) EAI
7 12 (17.39%) SOA
8 5 (7.25%) Project Management
8 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.80%) Data Architecture
10 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.90%) Release Management
11 2 (2.90%) Workflow
11 2 (2.90%) Data Protection
11 2 (2.90%) High Availability
12 1 (1.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
2 17 (24.64%) SQL
3 14 (20.29%) Java
4 12 (17.39%) Python
4 12 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 12 (17.39%) Ruby
5 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.45%) CCNP
3 1 (1.45%) CCNA
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (24.64%) VMFS
2 17 (24.64%) VMware ESXi
2 17 (24.64%) vCloud
2 17 (24.64%) VMware ESX
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Server
3 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.35%) NFS
4 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (44.93%) EMC
1 31 (44.93%) NetApp
2 25 (36.23%) HP
3 21 (30.43%) VMware
4 20 (28.99%) Cisco
5 17 (24.64%) CA
6 12 (17.39%) TIBCO
7 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
9 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.45%) Juniper