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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 100 107 81
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Permanent jobs citing SLA 83 79 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.04% 2.14% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.34% 30.86% 30.02%
Number of salaries quoted 72 61 114
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £45,000 £50,500
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
341 256 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.40% 6.94% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 307 219 334
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,200 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 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 30 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 +3 5 £16,500 -29.03% 1
Bolton - 3 £20,000 -
Salford 0 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £32,500 - 1
Rochdale - 1 £24,750 - 2
Sale - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 70 (37.43%) ITIL
2 59 (31.55%) Microsoft
3 58 (31.02%) Windows
4 45 (24.06%) Service Delivery
5 44 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 36 (19.25%) SQL
6 36 (19.25%) Service Management
6 36 (19.25%) Finance
6 36 (19.25%) VMware
7 34 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 31 (16.58%) Problem Management
9 30 (16.04%) Change Management
10 29 (15.51%) MS Office
11 28 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (13.90%) Oracle
13 25 (13.37%) Citrix
14 24 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (11.76%) Degree
15 22 (11.76%) MS Exchange
15 22 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (10.70%) Project Management
18 19 (10.16%) SAN
18 19 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (9.63%) Linux
20 17 (9.09%) SQL Server
21 16 (8.56%) MCSE
21 16 (8.56%) ITIL Certification
21 16 (8.56%) Telecoms

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.21%) Lync
5 6 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.67%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.67%) IIS
7 4 (2.14%) TPMS
8 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.07%) Apache
9 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 29 (15.51%) MS Office
3 4 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.07%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) SaaS
2 5 (2.67%) Office 365
3 4 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.16%) SAN
2 11 (5.88%) DNS
3 9 (4.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.81%) WAN
4 8 (4.28%) LAN
5 7 (3.74%) Internet
6 6 (3.21%) Firewall
7 5 (2.67%) NAS
8 4 (2.14%) LDAP
9 3 (1.60%) ADSL
9 3 (1.60%) Broadband
9 3 (1.60%) VoIP
9 3 (1.60%) VPN
9 3 (1.60%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.07%) HTTP
10 2 (1.07%) DHCP
10 2 (1.07%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.07%) Wireless
10 2 (1.07%) Ethereal
10 2 (1.07%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (19.25%) Finance
2 16 (8.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.35%) Legal
3 10 (5.35%) Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Billing
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (23.53%) Analyst
2 28 (14.97%) Service Manager
3 21 (11.23%) Support Analyst
3 21 (11.23%) Service Analyst
4 18 (9.63%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.49%) Technical Support
6 13 (6.95%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (6.42%) Developer
8 11 (5.88%) Consultant
8 11 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
8 11 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.81%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.28%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.28%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.28%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Support Manager
10 8 (4.28%) IT Support
11 7 (3.74%) Service Support Manager
11 7 (3.74%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.02%) Web Services
2 14 (7.49%) .NET
3 5 (2.67%) WCF
4 4 (2.14%) Memcached
4 4 (2.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.07%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.07%) RESTful
6 1 (0.53%) HTML5
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.53%) CSS3
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) J2EE
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.74%) Statistics
4 5 (2.67%) FlexPod
4 5 (2.67%) Replication
4 5 (2.67%) Clustering
5 4 (2.14%) IVR
5 4 (2.14%) Economics
5 4 (2.14%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.60%) GIS
7 2 (1.07%) Open Source
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) BBC
8 1 (0.53%) EPoS
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.53%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (31.02%) Windows
2 24 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (9.63%) Linux
5 11 (5.88%) UNIX
6 10 (5.35%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.74%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.60%) AIX
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.07%) Solaris
10 2 (1.07%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.07%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.07%) zOS
10 2 (1.07%) MVS
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.53%) Android
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.43%) ITIL
2 45 (24.06%) Service Delivery
3 36 (19.25%) Service Management
4 31 (16.58%) Problem Management
5 30 (16.04%) Change Management
6 22 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (10.70%) Project Management
8 15 (8.02%) Time Management
8 15 (8.02%) Line Management
9 14 (7.49%) Change Control
9 14 (7.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (6.95%) Incident Management
10 13 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (6.42%) Business Analysis
11 12 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.35%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.81%) OO
13 9 (4.81%) ERP
13 9 (4.81%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.25%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) Java
3 7 (3.74%) C#
4 6 (3.21%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.67%) PHP
5 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.14%) Perl
6 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.07%) VB
7 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) Degree
2 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.56%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (8.56%) MCITP
3 16 (8.56%) MCSE
4 14 (7.49%) MCP
5 13 (6.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.88%) MCSA
7 11 (5.88%) CCNA
8 9 (4.81%) MCTS
9 8 (4.28%) CCA
9 8 (4.28%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.74%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.14%) NCDA
13 2 (1.07%) CCNP
13 2 (1.07%) ACCA
13 2 (1.07%) CIMA
13 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.07%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 28 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.21%) vSphere
5 5 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.14%) Squid
6 4 (2.14%) Varnish
6 4 (2.14%) Postfix
7 2 (1.07%) 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 (8.02%) SCCM
2 9 (4.81%) SCOM
2 9 (4.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.14%) Nagios
3 4 (2.14%) Puppet
3 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.14%) Icinga
4 2 (1.07%) DameWare
4 2 (1.07%) WSUS
4 2 (1.07%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.53%) OpenView
5 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 59 (31.55%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.25%) VMware
3 26 (13.90%) Oracle
4 25 (13.37%) Citrix
5 11 (5.88%) NetApp
6 9 (4.81%) Symantec
7 8 (4.28%) McAfee
7 8 (4.28%) Sophos
7 8 (4.28%) Hitachi
7 8 (4.28%) Cisco
8 6 (3.21%) Avaya
8 6 (3.21%) Informatica
8 6 (3.21%) HP
8 6 (3.21%) Apple
9 5 (2.67%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.14%) Pegasus
10 4 (2.14%) Teradata
10 4 (2.14%) Genesys
11 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £225 - £230 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Rochdale
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £14000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Creative Personnel
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago