The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 8 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs citing SLA 15 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 12.20% 2.36% 8.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.39% 33.33% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 19
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
SLA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
31 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.20% 7.08% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 28 14 25
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +64.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £46,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

SLA
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

SLA Salary Trend in Aberdeen

SLA
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Service Delivery
3 30 (69.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (67.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (67.44%) VoIP
5 22 (51.16%) MS Excel
6 21 (48.84%) Citrix
7 19 (44.19%) Wireless
7 19 (44.19%) Cisco
8 18 (41.86%) HP
8 18 (41.86%) Dell
8 18 (41.86%) CCNP
8 18 (41.86%) CCNA
8 18 (41.86%) Firewall
8 18 (41.86%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (41.86%) Juniper
8 18 (41.86%) MPLS
8 18 (41.86%) Network Management
8 18 (41.86%) Mentoring
8 18 (41.86%) SonicWALL
8 18 (41.86%) Network Design
9 14 (32.56%) Windows XP
10 12 (27.91%) DNS
10 12 (27.91%) VMware
11 7 (16.28%) ITIL
12 6 (13.95%) SQL
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 6 (13.95%) Service Management
13 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
13 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 29 (67.44%) VoIP
2 19 (44.19%) Wireless
3 18 (41.86%) MPLS
3 18 (41.86%) Firewall
4 12 (27.91%) DNS
5 3 (6.98%) LDAP
5 3 (6.98%) SMTP
6 1 (2.33%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Network Specialist
2 12 (27.91%) Support Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Customer Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Customer Support Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) Senior Network Specialist
5 5 (11.63%) SQL DBA
5 5 (11.63%) DBA
5 5 (11.63%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (11.63%) Administrator
6 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Technician
8 2 (4.65%) IT Support
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) IT Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Software Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) iPhone
2 1 (2.33%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 30 (69.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (67.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (32.56%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.33%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Service Delivery
2 18 (41.86%) Network Design
2 18 (41.86%) Network Management
2 18 (41.86%) Mentoring
3 7 (16.28%) ITIL
4 6 (13.95%) Service Management
5 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.63%) Data Protection
5 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.65%) Line Management
7 1 (2.33%) Time Management
7 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) UML
7 1 (2.33%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) ITSM
7 1 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) C#
2 1 (2.33%) C++
2 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) CCNP
1 18 (41.86%) CCNA
1 18 (41.86%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) CCDP
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Citrix
2 19 (44.19%) Cisco
3 18 (41.86%) HP
3 18 (41.86%) Dell
3 18 (41.86%) Juniper
3 18 (41.86%) SonicWALL
4 12 (27.91%) VMware
5 6 (13.95%) Oracle
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.98%) Apple