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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 52
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 39 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.62% 4.01% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.45% 32.92% 33.95%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 51
Median salary £29,000 £30,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.13% -6.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,975 £21,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,300 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

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 107 161 215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.94% 12.19% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 65 115 156
Median salary £35,000 £38,625 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% -9.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +23 26 £32,500 - 1
Wilmslow -14 3 £19,698 -43.72%
Chester +6 2 £28,750 - 1
Crewe -17 2 £42,250 +30.00% 1
Northwich 0 1 £28,000 +12.00%
Runcorn - 1 £18,500 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 46 (53.49%) ITIL
2 30 (34.88%) Finance
3 27 (31.40%) MS Office
4 25 (29.07%) Active Directory
5 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
5 23 (26.74%) Service Management
6 21 (24.42%) MS Excel
7 20 (23.26%) Service Delivery
7 20 (23.26%) Firewall
8 19 (22.09%) Line Management
9 18 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (20.93%) Cisco
10 17 (19.77%) Windows
10 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (19.77%) Performance Management
11 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
11 16 (18.60%) CCNP
11 16 (18.60%) Telecoms
12 15 (17.44%) Critical Success Factor
13 14 (16.28%) Service Design
13 14 (16.28%) Escalation Management
13 14 (16.28%) Contract Management
13 14 (16.28%) Statistics
13 14 (16.28%) Unified Communications
13 14 (16.28%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (15.12%) BC Cleared
14 13 (15.12%) Budget Control
15 12 (13.95%) iPad
15 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
16 11 (12.79%) ISEB

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 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.33%) CICS
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (31.40%) MS Office
2 21 (24.42%) MS Excel
3 10 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Line 50
1 3 (3.49%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) OneDrive
2 3 (3.49%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Boomi
3 1 (1.16%) G Suite
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) Firewall
2 14 (16.28%) Unified Communications
3 7 (8.14%) SMS
4 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 5 (5.81%) VoIP
4 5 (5.81%) WAN
5 3 (3.49%) Skype
6 2 (2.33%) BGP
6 2 (2.33%) MPLS
6 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.16%) DNS
7 1 (1.16%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.16%) OSPF
7 1 (1.16%) SAN
7 1 (1.16%) SNMP
7 1 (1.16%) VPN
7 1 (1.16%) Wireless
7 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) DB2
1 3 (3.49%) Power BI
2 2 (2.33%) IMS/DB
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (34.88%) Finance
2 16 (18.60%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.98%) Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Back Office
4 5 (5.81%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Service Manager
2 15 (17.44%) Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Operations Manager
4 13 (15.12%) Network Manager
4 13 (15.12%) Network Operations Manager
5 11 (12.79%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (12.79%) Services Delivery Manager
6 10 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (11.63%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 10 (11.63%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (8.14%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Support Technician
9 5 (5.81%) IT Support
10 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Flash
2 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.16%) Middleware
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) iPad
2 10 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Unix
5 3 (3.49%) Android
5 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.49%) Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) ITIL
2 23 (26.74%) Service Management
3 20 (23.26%) Service Delivery
4 19 (22.09%) Line Management
5 18 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (19.77%) Performance Management
7 15 (17.44%) Critical Success Factor
8 14 (16.28%) Contract Management
8 14 (16.28%) Escalation Management
8 14 (16.28%) Service Design
8 14 (16.28%) Statistics
9 13 (15.12%) Budget Control
10 11 (12.79%) Financial Modelling
10 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
10 11 (12.79%) ITSM
11 10 (11.63%) Web Development
12 9 (10.47%) Problem Management
13 7 (8.14%) Business Development
13 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) COBOL
4 1 (1.16%) Java
4 1 (1.16%) Perl
4 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.60%) CCNP
2 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
3 14 (16.28%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (15.12%) BC Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) ISEB
6 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.49%) CCNA
7 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.33%) CISA
8 2 (2.33%) CISM
8 2 (2.33%) MCP
9 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (29.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) Firmware
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCOM
2 4 (4.65%) SCCM
3 3 (3.49%) PaperCut
4 1 (1.16%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.16%) Netcool
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.93%) Cisco
3 11 (12.79%) Cadence
4 7 (8.14%) VMware
5 3 (3.49%) Juniper
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) Sage
5 3 (3.49%) Siemens
6 2 (2.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.16%) arcserve
7 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) Dell
7 1 (1.16%) Draytek
7 1 (1.16%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) Meraki
7 1 (1.16%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.16%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.16%) Symantec
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 15-20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Northgate Public Services
Posted: 7 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
The SmartList
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago