The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 104 117 81
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Permanent jobs citing SLA 84 67 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.09% 1.65% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.33% 24.81% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 73 56 91
Average salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +5.71%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
319 270 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.95% 6.66% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 275 243 255
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SLA
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Stockport +4 6 £32,500 -13.33%
Salford +4 4 - -
Bolton - 4 £20,000 - 1
Rochdale - 4 £25,000 -
Sale - 1 £42,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £18,000 -
Wigan - 1 £19,000 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 83 (40.89%) ITIL
2 79 (38.92%) Windows
3 77 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 54 (26.60%) MS Excel
5 47 (23.15%) VMware
6 46 (22.66%) SQL
7 43 (21.18%) Service Delivery
8 40 (19.70%) Active Directory
9 38 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (17.24%) Service Management
11 33 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (15.76%) Change Management
13 31 (15.27%) Finance
13 31 (15.27%) Citrix
13 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (14.78%) MS Office
14 30 (14.78%) Problem Management
15 27 (13.30%) MS Exchange
16 26 (12.81%) MCSE
16 26 (12.81%) Degree
17 24 (11.82%) SAN
18 22 (10.84%) Oracle
19 21 (10.34%) SQL Server
19 21 (10.34%) Project Management
20 20 (9.85%) ITIL Certification
21 19 (9.36%) WAN
22 18 (8.87%) MCP
22 18 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (8.87%) MCITP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 27 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (6.40%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.93%) Lync
5 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.46%) TPMS
7 5 (2.46%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (26.60%) MS Excel
2 30 (14.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (3.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (3.94%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (3.94%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (3.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 7 (3.45%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.99%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.93%) SaaS
2 6 (2.96%) Office 365
3 4 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.82%) SAN
2 19 (9.36%) WAN
3 15 (7.39%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.39%) Firewall
4 14 (6.90%) Internet
5 12 (5.91%) DNS
5 12 (5.91%) LAN
6 6 (2.96%) VoIP
6 6 (2.96%) Wireless
7 5 (2.46%) NAS
7 5 (2.46%) Broadband
7 5 (2.46%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.97%) LDAP
8 4 (1.97%) MPLS
9 3 (1.48%) VLAN
9 3 (1.48%) VPN
9 3 (1.48%) HTTP
9 3 (1.48%) DHCP
9 3 (1.48%) ADSL
10 2 (0.99%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 31 (15.27%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.45%) Retail
4 5 (2.46%) Legal
4 5 (2.46%) Billing
5 4 (1.97%) Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Advertising
6 3 (1.48%) Publishing
7 2 (0.99%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (24.63%) Analyst
2 25 (12.32%) Service Analyst
3 23 (11.33%) Service Manager
4 17 (8.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.88%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (6.40%) Technical Support
7 13 (6.40%) IT Support
8 12 (5.91%) Services Delivery Manager
8 12 (5.91%) Team Leader
8 12 (5.91%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (4.93%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Consultant
11 8 (3.94%) Support Manager
11 8 (3.94%) Technical Support Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) Service Support Manager
12 7 (3.45%) DBA
12 7 (3.45%) Development Team Leader
12 7 (3.45%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.88%) Web Services
2 15 (7.39%) .NET
3 12 (5.91%) WCF
4 4 (1.97%) Memcached
5 2 (0.99%) SOAP
5 2 (0.99%) XML
5 2 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.49%) CSS3
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.49%) CGI
6 1 (0.49%) COM
6 1 (0.49%) CSS
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.91%) Statistics
2 10 (4.93%) Replication
2 10 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.94%) FlexPod
4 7 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.45%) GIS
5 5 (2.46%) Clustering
6 4 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.97%) Economics
6 4 (1.97%) IVR
7 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) EPoS
8 2 (0.99%) IPTV
8 2 (0.99%) Open Source
9 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.49%) AS400
9 1 (0.49%) BBC
9 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 79 (38.92%) Windows
2 38 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (7.39%) Windows 7
5 14 (6.90%) Linux
6 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.43%) UNIX
8 7 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.45%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.48%) MVS
9 3 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.48%) zOS
9 3 (1.48%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.48%) AIX
9 3 (1.48%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.99%) Android
10 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (40.89%) ITIL
2 43 (21.18%) Service Delivery
3 35 (17.24%) Service Management
4 32 (15.76%) Change Management
5 30 (14.78%) Problem Management
6 21 (10.34%) Project Management
7 18 (8.87%) Incident Management
8 17 (8.37%) ERP
9 14 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.90%) Change Control
9 14 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (6.90%) Time Management
10 12 (5.91%) Web Development
11 11 (5.42%) OOD
11 11 (5.42%) OO
12 10 (4.93%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.43%) Capacity Management
14 8 (3.94%) Web Design
15 7 (3.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.66%) SQL
2 13 (6.40%) C#
3 5 (2.46%) PHP
4 4 (1.97%) Perl
4 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.48%) VB
6 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) RPG
7 1 (0.49%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (12.81%) MCSE
2 26 (12.81%) Degree
3 20 (9.85%) ITIL Certification
4 18 (8.87%) MCP
4 18 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (8.87%) MCITP
5 16 (7.88%) CCNA
6 15 (7.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (5.91%) MCSA
8 9 (4.43%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.43%) MCTS
9 8 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (3.94%) CCA
9 8 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.46%) CCNP
11 4 (1.97%) NCDA
12 2 (0.99%) HND
12 2 (0.99%) CCIP
12 2 (0.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.96%) vSphere
5 5 (2.46%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.97%) Squid
6 4 (1.97%) Postfix
6 4 (1.97%) Varnish
7 3 (1.48%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.99%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.49%) Xen
9 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.90%) SCCM
2 13 (6.40%) Backup Exec
3 9 (4.43%) SCOM
4 4 (1.97%) Nagios
4 4 (1.97%) Puppet
4 4 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.48%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.48%) OpenView
6 2 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.99%) DameWare
6 2 (0.99%) WSUS
7 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 77 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 47 (23.15%) VMware
3 31 (15.27%) Citrix
4 22 (10.84%) Oracle
5 15 (7.39%) Cisco
5 15 (7.39%) NetApp
6 13 (6.40%) Hitachi
7 11 (5.42%) HP
8 9 (4.43%) Apple
8 9 (4.43%) McAfee
9 8 (3.94%) Sophos
9 8 (3.94%) Symantec
10 7 (3.45%) Dell
10 7 (3.45%) Avaya
11 6 (2.96%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.96%) Pegasus
11 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.97%) Genesys
13 3 (1.48%) Aruba
13 3 (1.48%) ProCurve
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Capita
Salary: car
Posted: 2 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefi
Posted: 10 days ago
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Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
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Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
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Salary: to £45,000 + excellent bens
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