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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing SLA 15 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.59% 2.94% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 20.00% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 7
Average salary £37,750 £18,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+109.72% -55.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £18,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
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
30 40 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.17% 14.71% 8.10%
Number of salaries quoted 27 37 16
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -12.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Bedford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (90.91%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) EMC
2 9 (40.91%) SAN
2 9 (40.91%) NetApp
2 9 (40.91%) Degree
3 8 (36.36%) Firmware
3 8 (36.36%) Replication
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) CLARiiON
4 6 (27.27%) EMC Centera
4 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 6 (27.27%) NAS
4 6 (27.27%) Symmetrix DMX
4 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (22.73%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) vCloud
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.64%) VMFS
7 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (13.64%) iSeries
7 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) SAN
2 6 (27.27%) NAS
3 3 (13.64%) DMZ
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) VRRP
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) VLAN
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 2 (9.09%) HTTP
4 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
4 2 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (4.55%) ATM
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) Storage Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Account Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Replication
1 8 (36.36%) Firmware
2 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 6 (27.27%) CLARiiON
2 6 (27.27%) EMC Centera
2 6 (27.27%) Symmetrix DMX
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
3 3 (13.64%) e-Health
3 3 (13.64%) iSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) ITSM
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) CCSP
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) CCIP
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) VMFS
2 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (13.64%) vCloud
2 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Server
3 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
3 2 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (9.09%) UAG
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) EMC
1 9 (40.91%) NetApp
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) CA
5 2 (9.09%) Intel
6 1 (4.55%) Progress
6 1 (4.55%) IBM