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 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 38 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs citing SLA 68 74 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.69% 7.14% 6.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.78% 44.31% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 55 58 58
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,050
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
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
180 167 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.06% 16.12% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 148 147 102
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -19 23 £42,500 - 6
Bedford -6 16 £38,000 -24.00%
Dunstable -9 5 £50,000 +25.00%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (46.49%) ITIL
2 36 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 32 (28.07%) Windows
4 30 (26.32%) IIS
5 28 (24.56%) Service Delivery
6 27 (23.68%) MS Excel
7 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
8 25 (21.93%) Finance
9 24 (21.05%) DNS
10 22 (19.30%) Cisco
10 22 (19.30%) DHCP
10 22 (19.30%) SQL
10 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (18.42%) PowerShell
12 20 (17.54%) SCOM
13 19 (16.67%) MS Office
13 19 (16.67%) Linux
13 19 (16.67%) FTP
13 19 (16.67%) E-Commerce
14 18 (15.79%) Database Security
15 17 (14.91%) VPN
15 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
16 16 (14.04%) Firewall
16 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2
16 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
17 15 (13.16%) CCNP
17 15 (13.16%) HP
17 15 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (12.28%) Change Management
18 14 (12.28%) Oracle

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (26.32%) IIS
2 9 (7.89%) Apache
3 6 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.39%) ColdFusion
4 5 (4.39%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.51%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 19 (16.67%) MS Office
3 10 (8.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.26%) SaaS
4 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.05%) DNS
2 22 (19.30%) DHCP
3 19 (16.67%) FTP
4 17 (14.91%) VPN
5 16 (14.04%) Firewall
5 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
6 13 (11.40%) SSL
6 13 (11.40%) SAN
7 12 (10.53%) MPLS
8 11 (9.65%) RIP
8 11 (9.65%) OSPF
8 11 (9.65%) BGP
8 11 (9.65%) DWDM
8 11 (9.65%) EIGRP
8 11 (9.65%) Wireless
8 11 (9.65%) HSRP
9 8 (7.02%) LAN
10 7 (6.14%) WAN
11 5 (4.39%) NAS
12 4 (3.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.02%) MySQL
3 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Back Office
3 9 (7.89%) Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 20 (17.54%) Analyst
3 17 (14.91%) Web Engineer
3 17 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Service Manager
7 9 (7.89%) Network Specialist
8 8 (7.02%) Software Support Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (7.02%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Services Delivery Manager
9 7 (6.14%) Team Leader
9 7 (6.14%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Storage Specialist
10 6 (5.26%) Developer
11 5 (4.39%) Server Support
11 5 (4.39%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (4.39%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) HTML
1 13 (11.40%) Web Services
1 13 (11.40%) XML
2 10 (8.77%) COM
3 5 (4.39%) J2EE
4 4 (3.51%) LAMP
4 4 (3.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Replication
1 8 (7.02%) Firmware
2 6 (5.26%) Symmetrix DMX
2 6 (5.26%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.39%) EMC Centera
4 4 (3.51%) iSeries
5 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) e-Health
6 2 (1.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Celerra
7 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.88%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Windows
2 19 (16.67%) Linux
3 12 (10.53%) UNIX
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.26%) Solaris
6 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.88%) AIX
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.49%) ITIL
2 28 (24.56%) Service Delivery
3 19 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 18 (15.79%) Database Security
5 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2
6 14 (12.28%) Change Management
7 13 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (11.40%) Service Management
7 13 (11.40%) Incident Management
7 13 (11.40%) DevOps
8 11 (9.65%) Network Load Balancing
8 11 (9.65%) Network Management
9 9 (7.89%) PRINCE
9 9 (7.89%) Process Improvement
10 7 (6.14%) Project Management
11 6 (5.26%) Performance Management
12 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
12 5 (4.39%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (3.51%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.30%) SQL
2 21 (18.42%) PowerShell
3 14 (12.28%) Java
4 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.14%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.39%) Perl
6 5 (4.39%) PHP
6 5 (4.39%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.88%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) CCNP
1 15 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (8.77%) Degree
3 7 (6.14%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.63%) MCP
5 3 (2.63%) CCSP
5 3 (2.63%) CCNA
5 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.75%) CCSA
6 2 (1.75%) CISSP
6 2 (1.75%) CCDP
6 2 (1.75%) CCIP
6 2 (1.75%) MCSE
6 2 (1.75%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CCSE
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.63%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.63%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.63%) VMFS
4 3 (2.63%) vCloud
4 3 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.75%) UAG
6 1 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.88%) SRDF
6 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) SCOM
2 10 (8.77%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
3 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.30%) Cisco
3 15 (13.16%) HP
4 14 (12.28%) Oracle
5 12 (10.53%) F5
5 12 (10.53%) Juniper
6 9 (7.89%) EMC
6 9 (7.89%) NetApp
6 9 (7.89%) VMware
7 4 (3.51%) JBoss
8 3 (2.63%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.63%) CA
9 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.75%) Intel
9 2 (1.75%) Citrix
10 1 (0.88%) SAP
10 1 (0.88%) IBM
10 1 (0.88%) Sun
10 1 (0.88%) Progress
Luton, Bedfordshire
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Total package value c.£61K
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton
Hudson - London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 10 days ago