The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 65 69
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +4
Permanent jobs citing SLA 93 27 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.67% 2.66% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.99% 36.49% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 85 24 25
Average salary £46,500 £23,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -38.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £21,300 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,200 £76,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
SLA
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
131 74 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.62% 7.30% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 115 65 118
Average salary £46,500 £40,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% -5.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £56,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SLA Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

SLA
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +25 24 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Dunstable +9 15 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Bedford +10 11 £35,000 -22.22%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

1 103 (57.22%) ITIL
2 66 (36.67%) SQL
3 52 (28.89%) Java
4 51 (28.33%) Finance
5 50 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 49 (27.22%) Service Delivery
7 48 (26.67%) Oracle
8 47 (26.11%) IIS
9 42 (23.33%) PL/SQL
10 40 (22.22%) UNIX
11 38 (21.11%) SQL Server
11 38 (21.11%) Service Management
12 35 (19.44%) MS Excel
12 35 (19.44%) Tomcat
13 34 (18.89%) Linux
14 32 (17.78%) Windows
15 30 (16.67%) Solaris
15 30 (16.67%) Cisco
15 30 (16.67%) Apache
15 30 (16.67%) J2EE
16 29 (16.11%) WebLogic
17 28 (15.56%) MS Office
17 28 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 27 (15.00%) HP
18 27 (15.00%) TCP/IP
19 26 (14.44%) VPN
20 25 (13.89%) SSL
20 25 (13.89%) Firewall
20 25 (13.89%) Change Management
20 25 (13.89%) PRINCE2

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 47 (26.11%) IIS
2 35 (19.44%) Tomcat
3 30 (16.67%) Apache
4 29 (16.11%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.89%) JBoss
6 5 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.67%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.11%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.11%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.56%) Lync
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 35 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 28 (15.56%) MS Office
3 23 (12.78%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) SAP FI
1 8 (4.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 8 (4.44%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 26 (14.44%) VPN
3 25 (13.89%) SSL
3 25 (13.89%) Firewall
4 24 (13.33%) RIP
4 24 (13.33%) Wireless
4 24 (13.33%) HSRP
4 24 (13.33%) DWDM
4 24 (13.33%) MPLS
4 24 (13.33%) OSPF
4 24 (13.33%) BGP
4 24 (13.33%) EIGRP
5 20 (11.11%) DNS
6 19 (10.56%) DHCP
7 17 (9.44%) FTP
8 9 (5.00%) SAN
9 8 (4.44%) LAN
10 6 (3.33%) WAN
11 5 (2.78%) AMQP
12 4 (2.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.33%) MySQL
3 14 (7.78%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.67%) SAP BI
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.11%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 51 (28.33%) Finance
2 24 (13.33%) Banking
3 9 (5.00%) Retail
4 8 (4.44%) Back Office
5 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (36.11%) Analyst
2 53 (29.44%) Support Analyst
3 48 (26.67%) Applications Support
4 35 (19.44%) Applications Support Analyst
5 17 (9.44%) Network Specialist
6 16 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.33%) Web Engineer
8 14 (7.78%) Support Engineer
9 13 (7.22%) Service Analyst
10 12 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (6.67%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (6.11%) Applications Support Specialist
11 11 (6.11%) Support Specialist
11 11 (6.11%) Applications Specialist
12 9 (5.00%) Developer
12 9 (5.00%) Service Manager
13 8 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.89%) Network Engineer
14 7 (3.89%) SAP Support
14 7 (3.89%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.67%) J2EE
2 20 (11.11%) XML
3 13 (7.22%) XSLT
3 13 (7.22%) Web Services
4 12 (6.67%) XSL
5 9 (5.00%) HTML
6 8 (4.44%) COM
7 7 (3.89%) JSP
7 7 (3.89%) Struts
7 7 (3.89%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.89%) Spring
7 7 (3.89%) JSF
7 7 (3.89%) Java EE
8 6 (3.33%) .NET
9 5 (2.78%) JMS
9 5 (2.78%) REST
10 3 (1.67%) WinForms
11 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.78%) Replication
3 4 (2.22%) CLARiiON
3 4 (2.22%) EMC Centera
3 4 (2.22%) iSeries
3 4 (2.22%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.11%) Clustering
5 2 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.56%) e-Health
6 1 (0.56%) Statistics
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.56%) LIMS
6 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.56%) AS400
6 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.22%) UNIX
2 34 (18.89%) Linux
3 32 (17.78%) Windows
4 30 (16.67%) Solaris
5 6 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (57.22%) ITIL
2 49 (27.22%) Service Delivery
3 38 (21.11%) Service Management
4 28 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (13.89%) Change Management
5 25 (13.89%) PRINCE2
6 24 (13.33%) Network Management
7 22 (12.22%) Process Improvement
7 22 (12.22%) PRINCE
8 16 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.78%) Incident Management
9 14 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (6.67%) Database Security
11 11 (6.11%) DevOps
11 11 (6.11%) Network Load Balancing
11 11 (6.11%) Project Management
12 10 (5.56%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (3.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (36.67%) SQL
2 52 (28.89%) Java
3 42 (23.33%) PL/SQL
4 24 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 13 (7.22%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (13.89%) CCNP
1 25 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (7.22%) Degree
3 10 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.67%) MCP
7 2 (1.11%) MCSE
7 2 (1.11%) MCSA
7 2 (1.11%) CISM
7 2 (1.11%) CISSP
7 2 (1.11%) MCITP
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) CCSP
8 1 (0.56%) CCIP
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.89%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.33%) Firmware
4 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) UAG
5 1 (0.56%) VMFS
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) vCloud
5 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.56%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (13.33%) HP NNM
2 15 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 48 (26.67%) Oracle
3 30 (16.67%) Cisco
4 27 (15.00%) HP
5 24 (13.33%) Juniper
5 24 (13.33%) F5
6 9 (5.00%) SAP
7 8 (4.44%) VMware
8 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.78%) NetApp
9 5 (2.78%) EMC
10 3 (1.67%) Intel
11 2 (1.11%) Citrix
11 2 (1.11%) Avaya
11 2 (1.11%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.11%) Pegasus
11 2 (1.11%) Toshiba
11 2 (1.11%) BEA
11 2 (1.11%) Lumesse
11 2 (1.11%) Mitel
Dunstable
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 25 days ago