Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 106 69
Rank change year-on-year +44 -37 -3
Permanent jobs citing SLA 81 80 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.80% 2.39% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.26% 17.82% 36.56%
Number of salaries quoted 60 56 49
Cheshire median annual salary £35,750 £36,250 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.38% +29.46% -13.85%
10th Percentile £21,125 £20,500 £18,700
90th Percentile £52,125 £57,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -15.38%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 381 449 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.90% 13.39% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 258 305 146
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -11.11%
10th Percentile £24,850 £26,250 £19,080
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,724
% change year-on-year - +19.29% -5.69%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Salary histogram for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 29 £47,500 +69.64% 3
Wilmslow +3 17 £24,500 +6.52%
Knutsford +26 7 £25,000 -
Chester +30 5 £50,000 +18.37% 1
Runcorn - 5 £22,500 -
Macclesfield +15 3 £19,000 -25.49%
Ellesmere Port - 2 - -
Crewe +5 1 £60,000 +41.18%
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, IT jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 34 (41.98%) ITIL
2 32 (39.51%) Windows
3 25 (30.86%) Active Directory
4 19 (23.46%) VMware
5 18 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 17 (20.99%) SQL
7 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.52%) ITSM
7 15 (18.52%) Office 365
8 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
8 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (16.05%) DevOps
10 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 12 (14.81%) Change Management
10 12 (14.81%) Telecoms
10 12 (14.81%) Incident Management
11 11 (13.58%) Billing
11 11 (13.58%) DNS
11 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (12.35%) SCCM
12 10 (12.35%) BT
12 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 9 (11.11%) IBM
13 9 (11.11%) JBoss
13 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (11.11%) Time Management
13 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.11%) JBoss
1 9 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.88%) OpenStack
2 8 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.23%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) NetSuite
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Office 365
2 9 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.11%) OpenShift
3 8 (9.88%) PaaS
4 3 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.58%) DNS
3 7 (8.64%) VoIP
4 6 (7.41%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) Wireless
5 5 (6.17%) MPLS
5 5 (6.17%) NAS
5 5 (6.17%) SAN
5 5 (6.17%) VPN
5 5 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.70%) LAN
6 3 (3.70%) SMS
6 3 (3.70%) VLAN
6 3 (3.70%) WAN
7 2 (2.47%) Firewall
8 1 (1.23%) 2G
8 1 (1.23%) BGP
8 1 (1.23%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) Power BI
1 7 (8.64%) Qlik Sense
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.88%) CA Release Automation
2 8 (9.88%) JIRA
3 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.41%) Gradle
4 6 (7.41%) Maven
5 1 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.58%) Billing
3 8 (9.88%) Retail
4 7 (8.64%) Finance
4 7 (8.64%) Manufacturing
5 6 (7.41%) Back Office
6 3 (3.70%) Banking
6 3 (3.70%) Marketing
7 2 (2.47%) German Language
7 2 (2.47%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 8 (9.88%) Service Desk Technician
5 7 (8.64%) Business Analytics Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Applications Support
6 6 (7.41%) Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Applications Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Applications Support Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) ICT Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Support Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) Java EE
2 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.23%) CGI
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) Ext JS
2 1 (1.23%) HTML
2 1 (1.23%) JDBC
2 1 (1.23%) Node.js
2 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.23%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.70%) Linux
6 2 (2.47%) Unix
7 1 (1.23%) AIX
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.98%) ITIL
2 18 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 15 (18.52%) ITSM
4 13 (16.05%) DevOps
5 12 (14.81%) Change Management
5 12 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.11%) Time Management
8 7 (8.64%) Analytics
8 7 (8.64%) B2B
8 7 (8.64%) Business Agility
8 7 (8.64%) Business Analytics
8 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.64%) IT Strategy
8 7 (8.64%) ITIL V3
8 7 (8.64%) Mathematics
8 7 (8.64%) Monetization
8 7 (8.64%) Service Management
9 6 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.99%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) AAT
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.23%) CCNA
3 1 (1.23%) CCNP
3 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
System Software
1 25 (30.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.88%) Docker
4 6 (7.41%) vSphere
5 5 (6.17%) BitLocker
6 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.23%) Firmware
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) SCCM
2 8 (9.88%) BladeLogic
3 5 (6.17%) WSUS
4 1 (1.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) VMware
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.35%) BT
4 9 (11.11%) IBM
5 8 (9.88%) Oracle
6 7 (8.64%) Lavastorm
6 7 (8.64%) Nimsoft
7 6 (7.41%) Cisco
8 5 (6.17%) Infor
8 5 (6.17%) Sage
8 5 (6.17%) SAP
8 5 (6.17%) Xero
9 4 (4.94%) Citrix
10 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.23%) ESET
10 1 (1.23%) Polycom
10 1 (1.23%) Red Hat