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 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 39 48 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Permanent jobs citing SLA 21 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.68% 3.15% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.81% 48.78% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 7
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £19,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,150 £45,500 £42,500
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 Merseyside region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
64 41 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.23% 6.47% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 47 37 18
Average salary £48,900 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.71% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,000 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 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 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
Liverpool +17 20 £50,000 +11.11% 3
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 31 (51.67%) ITIL
2 30 (50.00%) SAN
3 29 (48.33%) EMC
3 29 (48.33%) NetApp
4 27 (45.00%) Change Management
5 26 (43.33%) Degree
6 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (35.00%) VMware
7 19 (31.67%) Computer Science
7 19 (31.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (30.00%) CA
8 18 (30.00%) HP
8 18 (30.00%) Client/Server
8 18 (30.00%) e-Health
8 18 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 18 (30.00%) VMware Server
8 18 (30.00%) VMware ESX
8 18 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (30.00%) VMFS
8 18 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (30.00%) vCloud
8 18 (30.00%) Capacity Management
8 18 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (21.67%) Cisco
10 12 (20.00%) Asset Management
11 11 (18.33%) NAS
11 11 (18.33%) Symmetrix DMX
11 11 (18.33%) CLARiiON
11 11 (18.33%) EMC Centera

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (13.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (50.00%) SAN
2 11 (18.33%) NAS
3 6 (10.00%) DMZ
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) Firewall
5 2 (3.33%) Wireless
6 1 (1.67%) IMAP
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.67%) SMTP
6 1 (1.67%) HTTP
6 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.67%) VPN
6 1 (1.67%) DNS
6 1 (1.67%) Intranet
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (6.67%) Legal
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Law
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) German Language
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Technical Specialist
2 12 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
2 12 (20.00%) Consultant
3 11 (18.33%) Storage Specialist
3 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Coordinator
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Team Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) JMS
2 2 (3.33%) Spring
2 2 (3.33%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Computer Science
2 18 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 18 (30.00%) e-Health
3 11 (18.33%) Replication
3 11 (18.33%) CLARiiON
3 11 (18.33%) EMC Centera
3 11 (18.33%) Symmetrix DMX
4 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) UNIX
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) ITIL
2 27 (45.00%) Change Management
3 19 (31.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 18 (30.00%) Capacity Management
4 18 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 8 (13.33%) EAI
6 8 (13.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.67%) Data Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.33%) CRM
9 2 (3.33%) Service Management
9 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.33%) High Availability
9 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.33%) SQL
3 10 (16.67%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) Python
4 8 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 8 (13.33%) Ruby
5 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Degree
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.67%) MCP
3 1 (1.67%) HND
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (30.00%) VMFS
2 18 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 18 (30.00%) vCloud
2 18 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 18 (30.00%) VMware Server
3 11 (18.33%) Firmware
4 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) EMC
1 29 (48.33%) NetApp
2 21 (35.00%) VMware
3 18 (30.00%) CA
3 18 (30.00%) HP
4 13 (21.67%) Cisco
5 8 (13.33%) TIBCO
6 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix
9 1 (1.67%) Avaya
9 1 (1.67%) Juniper
9 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
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