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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 106 114 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Permanent jobs citing SLA 83 72 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.08% 1.89% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.85% 27.80% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 71 58 108
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,000 £21,420
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £46,500 £50,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
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
334 259 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.38% 6.79% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 294 226 334
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
Altrincham +6 3 £16,500 -29.03%
Bolton - 3 £20,000 -
Salford - 3 - -
Stockport -5 1 £20,500 -18.00%
Rochdale - 1 £24,750 - 2
Sale - 1 - - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 73 (38.62%) ITIL
2 63 (33.33%) Windows
2 63 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 46 (24.34%) MS Excel
4 43 (22.75%) Service Delivery
5 40 (21.16%) VMware
6 38 (20.11%) SQL
6 38 (20.11%) Active Directory
7 33 (17.46%) Finance
8 32 (16.93%) Service Management
9 31 (16.40%) Change Management
9 31 (16.40%) Problem Management
10 30 (15.87%) MS Office
11 28 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (13.76%) Oracle
13 26 (13.76%) Citrix
14 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (12.70%) MS Exchange
16 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (11.11%) MCSE
18 19 (10.05%) SAN
18 19 (10.05%) Project Management
18 19 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (10.05%) Degree
19 18 (9.52%) Linux
19 18 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (8.99%) ITIL Certification
20 17 (8.99%) Telecoms
20 17 (8.99%) MCITP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 24 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.23%) Lync
5 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (2.65%) IIS
6 4 (2.12%) TPMS
7 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.06%) Apache
8 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (24.34%) MS Excel
2 30 (15.87%) MS Office
3 4 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.35%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (3.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (3.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.06%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.35%) SaaS
2 5 (2.65%) Office 365
2 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.05%) SAN
2 15 (7.94%) WAN
3 12 (6.35%) LAN
4 11 (5.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.82%) DNS
5 9 (4.76%) Firewall
5 9 (4.76%) Internet
6 5 (2.65%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.65%) NAS
7 4 (2.12%) Wireless
7 4 (2.12%) LDAP
7 4 (2.12%) ADSL
7 4 (2.12%) Broadband
8 3 (1.59%) VoIP
8 3 (1.59%) HTTP
8 3 (1.59%) VPN
9 2 (1.06%) MPLS
9 2 (1.06%) DSL
9 2 (1.06%) DHCP
9 2 (1.06%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 33 (17.46%) Finance
2 17 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Legal
4 9 (4.76%) Banking
5 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 5 (2.65%) Billing
6 3 (1.59%) Advertising
6 3 (1.59%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (24.87%) Analyst
2 26 (13.76%) Service Manager
3 23 (12.17%) Service Analyst
4 22 (11.64%) Support Analyst
5 18 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) Technical Support
7 14 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) Services Delivery Manager
8 12 (6.35%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (5.29%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.76%) Developer
11 8 (4.23%) Consultant
11 8 (4.23%) Team Leader
11 8 (4.23%) Support Manager
11 8 (4.23%) IT Support
12 7 (3.70%) Service Support Manager
12 7 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
13 6 (3.17%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.47%) Web Services
2 12 (6.35%) .NET
3 5 (2.65%) WCF
4 4 (2.12%) Memcached
4 4 (2.12%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.06%) REST
5 2 (1.06%) RESTful
5 2 (1.06%) XML
5 2 (1.06%) SOAP
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) J2EE
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) Middleware
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.53%) HTML5
6 1 (0.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.70%) Statistics
3 7 (3.70%) FlexPod
4 5 (2.65%) Replication
4 5 (2.65%) Clustering
5 4 (2.12%) IVR
5 4 (2.12%) Economics
5 4 (2.12%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.59%) GIS
7 2 (1.06%) EPoS
7 2 (1.06%) IPTV
7 2 (1.06%) Open Source
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) BBC
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.33%) Windows
2 27 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (9.52%) Linux
5 11 (5.82%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.82%) UNIX
5 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.59%) AIX
8 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.06%) Solaris
9 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.06%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.06%) zOS
9 2 (1.06%) MVS
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (38.62%) ITIL
2 43 (22.75%) Service Delivery
3 32 (16.93%) Service Management
4 31 (16.40%) Change Management
4 31 (16.40%) Problem Management
5 19 (10.05%) Project Management
5 19 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.47%) Incident Management
6 16 (8.47%) Change Control
7 15 (7.94%) Time Management
8 14 (7.41%) Line Management
9 13 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (6.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.29%) ERP
12 9 (4.76%) OOD
12 9 (4.76%) OO
12 9 (4.76%) Business Analysis
13 7 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.11%) SQL
2 6 (3.17%) Java
3 5 (2.65%) C#
3 5 (2.65%) PHP
3 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.12%) Perl
4 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.06%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.11%) MCSE
3 19 (10.05%) Degree
4 17 (8.99%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (8.99%) MCITP
5 15 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (7.41%) MCP
7 13 (6.88%) CCNA
8 12 (6.35%) MCSA
9 9 (4.76%) MCTS
10 8 (4.23%) CCA
10 8 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.65%) CCNP
11 5 (2.65%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.12%) NCDA
13 2 (1.06%) CCIP
13 2 (1.06%) CCIE
13 2 (1.06%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (20.11%) Active Directory
2 28 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.17%) vSphere
5 5 (2.65%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.12%) Squid
6 4 (2.12%) Varnish
6 4 (2.12%) Postfix
7 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.53%) NFS
8 1 (0.53%) Xen
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) SCCM
2 10 (5.29%) Backup Exec
3 9 (4.76%) SCOM
4 4 (2.12%) Puppet
4 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.12%) Icinga
4 4 (2.12%) Nagios
5 2 (1.06%) DameWare
5 2 (1.06%) WSUS
5 2 (1.06%) OpenView
5 2 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 63 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.16%) VMware
3 26 (13.76%) Oracle
3 26 (13.76%) Citrix
4 13 (6.88%) NetApp
5 11 (5.82%) Cisco
6 10 (5.29%) HP
7 9 (4.76%) Hitachi
7 9 (4.76%) Symantec
8 8 (4.23%) McAfee
8 8 (4.23%) Sophos
9 7 (3.70%) Apple
10 6 (3.17%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.17%) Avaya
11 5 (2.65%) Pegasus
12 4 (2.12%) Informatica
12 4 (2.12%) Genesys
12 4 (2.12%) Dell
12 4 (2.12%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
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