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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 61 41
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Permanent jobs citing SLA 19 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.82% 1.63% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.93% 22.22% 48.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 12
Average salary £32,500 £41,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.21% +71.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £28,250 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £54,250 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
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
56 45 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.24% 7.34% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48 37 33
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £32,150 £21,975
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,750 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 4 March 2015. 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 +25 19 £32,500 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (51.35%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) ITIL
3 12 (32.43%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle Assets
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle AGIS
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (27.03%) CIMA
5 10 (27.03%) ACCA
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle
6 8 (21.62%) Remedy
6 8 (21.62%) Service Management
6 8 (21.62%) ITSM
7 7 (18.92%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.22%) Business Objects
8 6 (16.22%) MS Office
9 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
9 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (13.51%) Analytics
9 5 (13.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle Payables
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle Receivables
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle Assets
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle AGIS
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle General Ledger
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (10.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (2.70%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Systems Support
3 15 (40.54%) Support Analyst
4 14 (37.84%) Systems Support Analyst
4 14 (37.84%) Systems Analyst
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle Analyst
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 7 (18.92%) Service Manager
7 6 (16.22%) Applications Support
8 5 (13.51%) Data Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Report Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Senior Support Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Senior Oracle Analyst
9 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Manager
9 4 (10.81%) Support Manager
9 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.70%) EMC Centera
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.70%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
1 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (21.62%) Service Management
3 8 (21.62%) ITSM
4 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.51%) Analytics
5 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) Coaching
5 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Release Management
7 2 (5.41%) Line Management
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.70%) UML
8 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) CIMA
1 10 (27.03%) ACCA
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) vCloud
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMFS
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) Remedy
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) CA
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) HP