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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 60 66
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 42 28 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.89% 2.91% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.19% 32.18% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 48
Median salary £29,000 £33,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.12% -10.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,958 £20,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 149 87 215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.25% 9.04% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 87 78 177
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SLA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 17 £30,000 -13.04%
Knutsford - 12 £26,250 -
Wilmslow -9 6 £21,500 -38.57% 2
Macclesfield -1 2 £19,000 -7.31%
Crewe -24 2 £55,000 +53.84%
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 38 (46.91%) ITIL
2 26 (32.10%) Service Management
3 25 (30.86%) Firewall
4 20 (24.69%) Cisco
5 19 (23.46%) Finance
5 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.99%) Incident Management
6 17 (20.99%) Line Management
6 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
6 17 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (19.75%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (19.75%) Windows
7 16 (19.75%) Service Delivery
8 15 (18.52%) CCNP
9 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (17.28%) Telecoms
10 13 (16.05%) Information Security
10 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
10 13 (16.05%) IT Strategy
11 12 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (14.81%) Unified Communications
12 11 (13.58%) BC Cleared
12 11 (13.58%) Budget Control
12 11 (13.58%) CISA
12 11 (13.58%) CISM
13 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
13 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
14 9 (11.11%) VMware
14 9 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 8 (9.88%) Problem Management

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 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) G Suite
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Boomi
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.86%) Firewall
2 12 (14.81%) Unified Communications
3 7 (8.64%) LAN
3 7 (8.64%) WAN
4 5 (6.17%) DNS
4 5 (6.17%) Network Security
4 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.70%) MPLS
6 3 (3.70%) VoIP
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.47%) DHCP
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) VPN
7 2 (2.47%) WebEx
7 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.47%) Wireless
7 2 (2.47%) WLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) GIS
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.64%) Banking
4 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Law
5 2 (2.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Back Office
6 1 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Analyst
1 14 (17.28%) Service Manager
2 13 (16.05%) Operations Manager
3 11 (13.58%) Network Manager
3 11 (13.58%) Network Operations Manager
4 10 (12.35%) Service Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Head of Security
5 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.94%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.94%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Support Technician
9 3 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Service Desk Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) Middleware
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.17%) iPad
2 5 (6.17%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) CMDB
3 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.47%) NHS
3 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.47%) Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.91%) ITIL
2 26 (32.10%) Service Management
3 17 (20.99%) Incident Management
3 17 (20.99%) Line Management
4 16 (19.75%) Service Delivery
5 13 (16.05%) Information Security
5 13 (16.05%) IT Strategy
6 12 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.58%) Budget Control
8 8 (9.88%) Performance Management
8 8 (9.88%) Problem Management
9 7 (8.64%) Demand Management
9 7 (8.64%) Economics
9 7 (8.64%) ISMS
9 7 (8.64%) IT Governance
9 7 (8.64%) ITSM
9 7 (8.64%) Project Management
10 6 (7.41%) Critical Success Factor
10 6 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (19.75%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (18.52%) CCNP
5 11 (13.58%) BC Cleared
5 11 (13.58%) CISA
5 11 (13.58%) CISM
6 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.94%) CCNA
7 4 (4.94%) CISSP
7 4 (4.94%) ISEB
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.70%) MCP
8 3 (3.70%) MCSE
9 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.47%) Degree
10 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.70%) XenApp
5 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Cisco
2 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.11%) VMware
4 8 (9.88%) Juniper
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix
6 4 (4.94%) Cadence
6 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.47%) arcserve
7 2 (2.47%) Google
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle
7 2 (2.47%) Sophos
7 2 (2.47%) Symantec
8 1 (1.23%) Draytek
8 1 (1.23%) F5
8 1 (1.23%) HP
8 1 (1.23%) Meraki
8 1 (1.23%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.23%) Splunk
8 1 (1.23%) Veeam
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