The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 79 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Permanent jobs citing SLA 119 82 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.07% 2.02% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.97% 23.56% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 91 71 66
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
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 Manchester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
397 348 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.23% 8.56% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 340 307 243
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SLA
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SLA Salary Trend in Manchester

SLA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Manchester

SLA
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Rochdale +8 12 £31,500 +26.63% 2
Bolton +13 9 £22,200 +11.00% 1
Stockport +8 5 £26,500 +23.25% 2
Wigan +3 3 £24,000 +26.31% 1
Sale - 2 £19,250 -
Altrincham +4 1 - -
Salford 0 1 £27,500 - 1
Oldham - 1 £42,500 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 114 (57.29%) ITIL
2 74 (37.19%) Windows
3 67 (33.67%) Microsoft
4 62 (31.16%) Service Delivery
5 48 (24.12%) MS Excel
6 47 (23.62%) Service Management
7 43 (21.61%) Finance
8 42 (21.11%) VMware
9 38 (19.10%) SQL
10 36 (18.09%) Active Directory
10 36 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (16.08%) Incident Management
12 31 (15.58%) Telecoms
12 31 (15.58%) SQL Server
13 30 (15.08%) WAN
14 29 (14.57%) MS Office
15 28 (14.07%) TCP/IP
15 28 (14.07%) Firewall
16 27 (13.57%) MS Exchange
16 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (13.07%) Windows 7
17 26 (13.07%) Citrix
18 25 (12.56%) SharePoint
18 25 (12.56%) Change Management
19 24 (12.06%) LAN
19 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (11.56%) Change Control
20 23 (11.56%) Cisco
20 23 (11.56%) MCP
20 23 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.56%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.03%) Lync
5 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.01%) IIS
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 48 (24.12%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.57%) MS Office
3 5 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.51%) Sage 50
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle AGIS
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (1.01%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.01%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.03%) Office 365
2 9 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.08%) WAN
2 28 (14.07%) TCP/IP
2 28 (14.07%) Firewall
3 24 (12.06%) LAN
4 15 (7.54%) Internet
4 15 (7.54%) Wireless
5 14 (7.04%) VoIP
5 14 (7.04%) DNS
6 12 (6.03%) DHCP
7 11 (5.53%) VPN
8 7 (3.52%) Intranet
8 7 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.52%) Network Security
9 6 (3.02%) BGP
9 6 (3.02%) PBX
10 5 (2.51%) ADSL
10 5 (2.51%) MPLS
10 5 (2.51%) VLAN
10 5 (2.51%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (2.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.50%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.01%) MSI
2 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 43 (21.61%) Finance
2 31 (15.58%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.52%) Retail
4 7 (3.52%) Legal
4 7 (3.52%) Publishing
5 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.51%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.01%) Billing
6 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (20.10%) Analyst
2 24 (12.06%) Support Engineer
2 24 (12.06%) Service Manager
3 18 (9.05%) Support Analyst
4 17 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.53%) Team Leader
5 13 (6.53%) IT Services Manager
5 13 (6.53%) IT Support
6 11 (5.53%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.03%) Developer
7 10 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.02%) Support Technician
8 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 7 (3.52%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (3.02%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.02%) Head of IT
10 6 (3.02%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.04%) .NET
2 14 (7.04%) HTML
2 14 (7.04%) Web Services
3 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.52%) CSS
4 7 (3.52%) HTML5
4 7 (3.52%) AngularJS
4 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.01%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.51%) WinForms
6 3 (1.51%) EDI
7 2 (1.01%) LINQ
8 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.50%) Middleware
8 1 (0.50%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.53%) Fat Client
3 11 (5.53%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.53%) Statistics
4 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.02%) Replication
5 6 (3.02%) NHS
6 3 (1.51%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.01%) Social Media
7 2 (1.01%) AS400
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) iSeries
8 1 (0.50%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) CMDB
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.19%) Windows
2 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (13.07%) Windows 7
4 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (9.55%) Windows 8
7 12 (6.03%) Linux
8 9 (4.52%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.52%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.02%) UNIX
10 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (57.29%) ITIL
2 62 (31.16%) Service Delivery
3 47 (23.62%) Service Management
4 32 (16.08%) Incident Management
5 25 (12.56%) Change Management
6 23 (11.56%) Change Control
7 22 (11.06%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (10.55%) Project Management
9 14 (7.04%) Coaching
10 13 (6.53%) PRINCE2
11 12 (6.03%) Mentoring
12 11 (5.53%) Time Management
13 10 (5.03%) Problem Management
13 10 (5.03%) Supplier Management
13 10 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.03%) Server Hardening
13 10 (5.03%) Server Building
14 9 (4.52%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.52%) Configuration Management
14 9 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.10%) SQL
2 10 (5.03%) C#
3 3 (1.51%) VB.NET
3 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.50%) Lua
4 1 (0.50%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (11.56%) MCP
1 23 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (9.55%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.04%) CCNA
4 14 (7.04%) MCSE
4 14 (7.04%) MCSA
5 13 (6.53%) Degree
6 9 (4.52%) MCITP
7 6 (3.02%) CCNP
8 4 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.01%) CCENT
9 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.50%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.01%) HL7
2 3 (1.51%) QA
System Software
1 36 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.52%) vSphere
5 4 (2.01%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.01%) Firmware
7 1 (0.50%) XenApp
7 1 (0.50%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (2.51%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.50%) Foglight
3 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (33.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (21.11%) VMware
3 26 (13.07%) Citrix
4 23 (11.56%) Cisco
5 13 (6.53%) Oracle
6 12 (6.03%) Dell
7 11 (5.53%) HP
8 9 (4.52%) Avaya
9 8 (4.02%) Hitachi
10 7 (3.52%) IBM
10 7 (3.52%) Veeam
10 7 (3.52%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.02%) SAP
12 5 (2.51%) Sage
12 5 (2.51%) Trend Micro
13 4 (2.01%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.51%) Ericsson
14 3 (1.51%) Nokia
14 3 (1.51%) Nortel
15 2 (1.01%) CheckPoint
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £41,000 per annum Up to £41,000
Posted: 12 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
My Dentist
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport. Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 DOE
Posted: 21 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 DOE
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive basic salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 25 days ago