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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing SLA 16 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.00% 4.75% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.24% 31.11% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 4
Average salary £38,000 £50,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +15.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £18,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
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
37 45 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 11.56% 15.25% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 34 42 13
Average salary £34,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Bedford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 21 (80.77%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Incident Management
3 8 (30.77%) Degree
3 8 (30.77%) Replication
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) EMC
3 8 (30.77%) SAN
3 8 (30.77%) NetApp
4 7 (26.92%) Firmware
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (19.23%) NAS
6 5 (19.23%) Symmetrix DMX
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (19.23%) CLARiiON
6 5 (19.23%) EMC Centera
6 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
6 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Service Management
8 3 (11.54%) Network Security
8 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
8 3 (11.54%) iSeries

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) NAS
3 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 3 (11.54%) VLAN
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) DMZ
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) VRRP
5 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 2 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) DHCP
6 1 (3.85%) ATM
6 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Major Incident Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Account Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Replication
2 7 (26.92%) Firmware
3 5 (19.23%) Symmetrix DMX
3 5 (19.23%) CLARiiON
3 5 (19.23%) EMC Centera
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.54%) iSeries
4 3 (11.54%) e-Health
4 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
5 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Incident Management
3 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.69%) Time Management
8 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Network Management
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) CCIP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCSP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) MCSA
4 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) VMFS
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (11.54%) vCloud
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
2 3 (11.54%) ISA Server
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (7.69%) UAG
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
1 8 (30.77%) EMC
1 8 (30.77%) NetApp
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) CA
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Intel
6 1 (3.85%) Progress
6 1 (3.85%) IBM