The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -4
Permanent jobs citing SLA 23 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.67% 1.73% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.38% 25.00% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 9
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £25,429
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% +35.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £51,250 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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 Merseyside region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
65 44 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.18% 6.91% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 50 30 32
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SLA
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

SLA Salary Trend in Merseyside

SLA
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Merseyside

SLA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Liverpool +29 22 £32,500 -5.79%
Wirral - 1 £46,500 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 19 (42.22%) ITIL
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) Oracle
4 12 (26.67%) SAN
5 11 (24.44%) EMC
5 11 (24.44%) NetApp
5 11 (24.44%) Finance
5 11 (24.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle AGIS
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (22.22%) CIMA
6 10 (22.22%) ACCA
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (20.00%) Change Management
7 9 (20.00%) ITSM
7 9 (20.00%) VMware
7 9 (20.00%) Degree
7 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.56%) Cisco
9 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
9 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (13.33%) VMware ESX
10 6 (13.33%) VMware Server
10 6 (13.33%) e-Health
10 6 (13.33%) CA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (4.44%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.22%) Lync
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle General Ledger
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Assets
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle AGIS
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (8.89%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (4.44%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (2.22%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) SAN
2 5 (11.11%) NAS
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
3 3 (6.67%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) Firewall
4 2 (4.44%) Wireless
4 2 (4.44%) DMZ
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) IMAP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.22%) SMTP
5 1 (2.22%) HTTP
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Systems Support
3 11 (24.44%) Support Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Oracle Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Systems Support Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Service Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Service Manager
7 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Support Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Oracle Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
8 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Manager
8 4 (8.89%) VMware Consultant
8 4 (8.89%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) JMS
1 2 (4.44%) Spring
1 2 (4.44%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.33%) e-Health
3 5 (11.11%) Replication
3 5 (11.11%) CLARiiON
3 5 (11.11%) EMC Centera
3 5 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
2 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.44%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (20.00%) Change Management
3 9 (20.00%) ITSM
4 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 6 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (11.11%) Analytics
6 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 5 (11.11%) Release Management
6 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.89%) Coaching
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.44%) EAI
8 2 (4.44%) SOA
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
9 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.89%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) ACCA
1 10 (22.22%) CIMA
2 9 (20.00%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) VMFS
2 6 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (13.33%) vCloud
2 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) VMware ESX
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Server
3 5 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) EMC
2 11 (24.44%) NetApp
3 9 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.56%) Cisco
6 6 (13.33%) HP
6 6 (13.33%) CA
7 4 (8.89%) Remedy
8 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Juniper
9 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds