Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 64 63
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing SLA 29 29 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.53% 2.97% 2.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.18% 26.85% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 16
Lancashire median annual salary £31,750 £32,500 £18,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.31% +78.08% -57.06%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £16,500
90th Percentile £37,500 £48,750 £43,750
North West median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year - -15.38% -7.14%

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 78 108 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.50% 11.08% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 66 95 87
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,375 £17,900
90th Percentile £64,000 £53,750 £48,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 +2 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Lancaster - 7 £22,500 -
Burnley +9 5 £27,500 - 3
Preston -2 2 £33,750 -28.95% 1
Blackpool +9 1 £25,500 - 1
Blackburn - 1 £61,500 -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) ITIL
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (24.14%) Software Deployment
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) C#
6 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (20.69%) Firewall
7 5 (17.24%) SQL
7 5 (17.24%) .NET
7 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Office 365
8 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.79%) SCCM
8 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 4 (13.79%) HND
8 4 (13.79%) OOD
8 4 (13.79%) Linux
8 4 (13.79%) OO
8 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.79%) WinForms
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) VLAN
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 8 (27.59%) Team Leader
2 5 (17.24%) IT Manager
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Support
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) WinForms
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Unix
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Software Deployment
3 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) OO
4 4 (13.79%) OOD
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Actionable Insight
5 3 (10.34%) Change Control
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) CRM
5 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) Operations Research
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) HND
2 3 (10.34%) NVQ Level 4
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) Capita
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
3 1 (3.45%) SAP