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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing SLA 5 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.84% 5.06% 4.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 45.71% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 11
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
SLA
Bedfordshire

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 Bedford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 35 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.04% 11.08% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10 32 43
Average salary £41,000 £34,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.84% -26.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SLA
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

SLA Salary Trend in Bedford

SLA
Salary Histogram in Bedford

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

SLA Salary Histogram in Bedford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Time Management
3 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 6 (37.50%) Marketing
4 6 (37.50%) High Availability
4 6 (37.50%) Line Management
4 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Intel
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (25.00%) LANDesk
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (12.50%) PowerShell

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
4 1 (6.25%) EMC Centera
4 1 (6.25%) Celerra
4 1 (6.25%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Time Management
2 6 (37.50%) High Availability
2 6 (37.50%) Line Management
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) LANDesk
4 4 (25.00%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) EMC