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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Permanent jobs citing SLA 22 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.65% 3.38% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.07% 46.81% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 9
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 £18,200 £18,850
10% offered a salary of more than £58,600 £47,250 £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
61 47 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.12% 7.23% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 47 44 20
Average salary £48,900 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.40% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £19,800 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 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 19 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 21 £50,000 +17.64% 3
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 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 37 (56.06%) ITIL
2 31 (46.97%) SAN
2 31 (46.97%) Change Management
3 30 (45.45%) NetApp
3 30 (45.45%) EMC
4 29 (43.94%) Degree
5 22 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 22 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (31.82%) HP
6 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (31.82%) VMware
7 18 (27.27%) VMware ESX
7 18 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 18 (27.27%) VMware Server
7 18 (27.27%) e-Health
7 18 (27.27%) CA
7 18 (27.27%) Client/Server
7 18 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (27.27%) VMFS
7 18 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (27.27%) vCloud
7 18 (27.27%) Capacity Management
7 18 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (25.76%) Cisco
9 14 (21.21%) SQL
10 13 (19.70%) Asset Management
11 12 (18.18%) CLARiiON
11 12 (18.18%) EMC Centera
11 12 (18.18%) Replication

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 10 (15.15%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.52%) Lync
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (15.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.97%) SAN
2 12 (18.18%) NAS
3 6 (9.09%) DMZ
3 6 (9.09%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.06%) VPN
5 3 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (4.55%) VLAN
5 3 (4.55%) LAN
6 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 2 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) IMAP
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) DNS
7 1 (1.52%) SMTP
7 1 (1.52%) HTTP
7 1 (1.52%) Intranet
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
1 10 (15.15%) DB2
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Legal
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
2 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 12 (18.18%) Storage Specialist
2 12 (18.18%) VMware Consultant
2 12 (18.18%) Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 6 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
4 6 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
5 5 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Coordinator
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.03%) Programmer
8 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) JMS
2 2 (3.03%) Spring
2 2 (3.03%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 18 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 18 (27.27%) e-Health
3 12 (18.18%) Symmetrix DMX
3 12 (18.18%) Firmware
3 12 (18.18%) Replication
3 12 (18.18%) CLARiiON
3 12 (18.18%) EMC Centera
4 10 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.55%) iPhone
5 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Social Network
6 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) ITIL
2 31 (46.97%) Change Management
3 22 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
4 18 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (27.27%) Capacity Management
5 13 (19.70%) Asset Management
6 10 (15.15%) EAI
6 10 (15.15%) SOA
7 5 (7.58%) Project Management
7 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.06%) Data Architecture
9 2 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.03%) High Availability
9 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.03%) Release Management
9 2 (3.03%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 12 (18.18%) Java
4 10 (15.15%) Python
4 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
4 10 (15.15%) Ruby
5 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (43.94%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.52%) MCP
3 1 (1.52%) HND
3 1 (1.52%) CCNP
3 1 (1.52%) CCNA
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) QA
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (27.27%) VMware ESX
2 18 (27.27%) VMware Server
2 18 (27.27%) VMFS
2 18 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
2 18 (27.27%) vCloud
3 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) EMC
1 30 (45.45%) NetApp
2 21 (31.82%) VMware
2 21 (31.82%) HP
3 18 (27.27%) CA
4 17 (25.76%) Cisco
5 10 (15.15%) TIBCO
6 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix
9 1 (1.52%) Avaya
9 1 (1.52%) Juniper
9 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds
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