Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 50 62
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 +16
Permanent jobs citing SLA 43 34 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.89% 3.74% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.82% 30.91% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 32 34 29
Lancashire median annual salary £31,750 £45,000 £17,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.44% +157.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £18,325 £19,550 £16,500
90th Percentile £37,500 £48,750 £35,500
North West median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% -4.41%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 131 110 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.89% 12.10% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 101 94 83
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +41.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £17,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.59% +4.55% -3.75%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Lancashire

SLA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for SLA in Lancashire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Lancashire

SLA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Chorley -1 12 £35,000 -22.22%
Preston -1 11 £25,250 -46.84%
Lancaster - 8 £22,500 -
Burnley +1 7 £32,500 +22.64%
Blackburn - 1 - -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) ITIL
3 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) C#
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (20.93%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) .NET
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
7 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (18.60%) Software Deployment
7 8 (18.60%) Finance
7 8 (18.60%) Project Management
7 8 (18.60%) CRM
8 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
8 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
9 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
9 6 (13.95%) Office 365
9 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
9 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.63%) Clustering
10 5 (11.63%) PRINCE
10 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
10 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
10 5 (11.63%) SOAP
10 5 (11.63%) XML
10 5 (11.63%) Power BI

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
1 4 (9.30%) PBX
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) MPLS
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) Power BI
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.98%) MySQL
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 9 (20.93%) Team Leader
2 7 (16.28%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (16.28%) Technical Leader
3 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
4 5 (11.63%) IT Manager
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) PBX Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Telecoms Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Manager
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Unix Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.63%) SOAP
2 5 (11.63%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) WinForms
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) iPad
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Linux
6 3 (6.98%) Unix
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) CRM
3 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
3 8 (18.60%) Project Management
3 8 (18.60%) Software Deployment
4 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
4 5 (11.63%) High Availability
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL V2
4 5 (11.63%) PRINCE
4 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.30%) OO
5 4 (9.30%) OOD
5 4 (9.30%) SDLC
5 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) C#
2 9 (20.93%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) HND
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Apple
5 1 (2.33%) Avaya
5 1 (2.33%) Capita
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) SAP