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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 108 100 88
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 99 83 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.55% 2.49% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.86% 19.76% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 82 64 97
Median salary £26,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.75% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £20,500 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £63,800 £60,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 433 420 461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 11.14% 12.59% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 358 362 381
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SLA
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for SLA in Manchester

SLA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Manchester

SLA
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Stockport +5 10 £22,250 -50.55% 3
Cheadle +2 6 £21,000 +2.43%
Wigan -11 4 £30,000 +44.57%
Oldham - 4 £18,000 -
Altrincham -5 3 £21,500 -
Salford -6 2 £34,750 +65.47% 2
Bolton -14 1 £16,500 -34.00%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SLA.

1 79 (38.54%) ITIL
2 72 (35.12%) Microsoft
3 68 (33.17%) Windows
4 52 (25.37%) MS Excel
5 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
6 34 (16.59%) MS Office
7 32 (15.61%) SQL
7 32 (15.61%) Cisco
8 30 (14.63%) VMware
9 28 (13.66%) WAN
10 25 (12.20%) Time Management
11 24 (11.71%) Telecoms
12 23 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (10.73%) Citrix
14 21 (10.24%) LAN
14 21 (10.24%) SQL Server
14 21 (10.24%) Problem Management
15 20 (9.76%) IT Strategy
16 18 (8.78%) Degree
16 18 (8.78%) Linux
16 18 (8.78%) MS Exchange
16 18 (8.78%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (8.78%) Windows 7
17 17 (8.29%) CCNA
17 17 (8.29%) Service Management
17 17 (8.29%) Service Delivery
18 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (7.80%) Data Protection
18 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 18 (8.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.90%) IIS
5 6 (2.93%) Confluence
5 6 (2.93%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 52 (25.37%) MS Excel
2 34 (16.59%) MS Office
3 8 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.46%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.98%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.85%) SaaS
2 7 (3.41%) IaaS
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.41%) PaaS
3 4 (1.95%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.66%) WAN
2 21 (10.24%) LAN
3 12 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.85%) VoIP
4 11 (5.37%) Firewall
5 9 (4.39%) BGP
6 8 (3.90%) MPLS
7 7 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.93%) SAN
9 5 (2.44%) NAS
9 5 (2.44%) VPN
10 4 (1.95%) ADSL
10 4 (1.95%) Broadband
10 4 (1.95%) Cisco ICM
10 4 (1.95%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.95%) Network Security
10 4 (1.95%) OSPF
10 4 (1.95%) SNMP
10 4 (1.95%) Wireless
11 3 (1.46%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.46%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.98%) GIS
5 2 (0.98%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.98%) QlikView
5 2 (0.98%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (11.71%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.39%) Finance
4 8 (3.90%) Back Office
5 7 (3.41%) Multimedia
6 6 (2.93%) Legal
7 5 (2.44%) Billing
7 5 (2.44%) Retail
8 3 (1.46%) Local Government
9 2 (0.98%) Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.98%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (18.54%) Analyst
2 25 (12.20%) Consultant
3 23 (11.22%) Support Analyst
4 21 (10.24%) Support Engineer
5 19 (9.27%) Help Desk Support
6 18 (8.78%) IT Support
7 15 (7.32%) IT Engineer
8 12 (5.85%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (5.85%) Help Desk Analyst
9 11 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.37%) Applications Support
9 11 (5.37%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 11 (5.37%) IT Consultant
9 11 (5.37%) IT Recruitment Consultant
9 11 (5.37%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Recruitment Consultant
10 9 (4.39%) SQL Analyst
10 9 (4.39%) Support Technician
10 9 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) .NET
2 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.95%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (1.95%) CSS
3 4 (1.95%) HTML
3 4 (1.95%) HTML5
3 4 (1.95%) Web Services
4 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.98%) EDI
4 2 (0.98%) WinForms
4 2 (0.98%) XML
5 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.49%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.49%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (3.41%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.41%) iPad
4 7 (3.41%) Life Science
5 6 (2.93%) CMDB
6 5 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.95%) Wiki
8 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.46%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.49%) IVR
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (33.17%) Windows
2 18 (8.78%) Linux
2 18 (8.78%) Windows 7
3 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (5.37%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.39%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.41%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.93%) Unix
9 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.49%) Android
11 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (38.54%) ITIL
2 25 (12.20%) Time Management
3 21 (10.24%) Problem Management
4 20 (9.76%) IT Strategy
5 17 (8.29%) Service Delivery
5 17 (8.29%) Service Management
6 16 (7.80%) Data Protection
7 15 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (7.32%) ITIL V3
7 15 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.34%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.85%) Data Analysis
9 12 (5.85%) High Availability
9 12 (5.85%) Validation
10 11 (5.37%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (5.37%) Statistics
11 10 (4.88%) CRM
11 10 (4.88%) Presales
12 9 (4.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.61%) SQL
2 9 (4.39%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.44%) C
3 5 (2.44%) C#
3 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.46%) VBA
5 2 (0.98%) ABAP
6 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.78%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (8.78%) Degree
3 17 (8.29%) CCNA
4 15 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (7.32%) MCP
5 12 (5.85%) CCNP
6 8 (3.90%) MCSA
7 7 (3.41%) MCSE
8 5 (2.44%) MCITP
9 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.98%) MBA
11 1 (0.49%) CCDP
11 1 (0.49%) CISA
11 1 (0.49%) CISM
11 1 (0.49%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.49%) HP MASE
11 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.49%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.83%) QA
2 11 (5.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.95%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.95%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (1.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 72 (35.12%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.61%) Cisco
3 30 (14.63%) VMware
4 22 (10.73%) Citrix
5 9 (4.39%) Computacenter
5 9 (4.39%) SAP
6 8 (3.90%) Dell
6 8 (3.90%) Intel
7 6 (2.93%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.93%) Intel Security
7 6 (2.93%) Juniper
7 6 (2.93%) Remedy
8 5 (2.44%) Symantec
8 5 (2.44%) Veeam
9 4 (1.95%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (1.95%) Oracle
9 4 (1.95%) Snow
10 3 (1.46%) Draytek
10 3 (1.46%) Meraki
10 3 (1.46%) Palo Alto
Stockport, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Plus Benefits/Training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Solutions - Xerox
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £0 - 18k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Salford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago