The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 23 44
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Permanent jobs citing SLA 49 88 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.25% 8.21% 5.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.89% 50.00% 50.55%
Number of salaries quoted 39 75 45
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,550 £51,500 £53,800
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
149 176 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.91% 16.42% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 124 153 85
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,900 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SLA
East of England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -37 15 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Bedford -6 12 £50,000 - 1
Dunstable -13 4 £50,000 +5.26% 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 42 (40.78%) ITIL
2 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.16%) Windows
4 28 (27.18%) MS Excel
5 25 (24.27%) Service Delivery
6 24 (23.30%) Cisco
7 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
8 20 (19.42%) DNS
8 20 (19.42%) IIS
9 19 (18.45%) Finance
10 18 (17.48%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (16.50%) MS Office
11 17 (16.50%) SQL
11 17 (16.50%) VPN
11 17 (16.50%) DHCP
11 17 (16.50%) CCNP
12 16 (15.53%) TCP/IP
12 16 (15.53%) PRINCE2
12 16 (15.53%) Firewall
12 16 (15.53%) PowerShell
12 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (14.56%) Wireless
14 14 (13.59%) Change Management
14 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
14 14 (13.59%) HP
14 14 (13.59%) SCOM
15 13 (12.62%) FTP
15 13 (12.62%) E-Commerce
15 13 (12.62%) Database Security
16 12 (11.65%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (19.42%) IIS
2 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.85%) ColdFusion
4 4 (3.88%) Apache
5 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.97%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (27.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (16.50%) MS Office
3 9 (8.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.97%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.83%) SaaS
3 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.42%) DNS
2 17 (16.50%) DHCP
2 17 (16.50%) VPN
3 16 (15.53%) TCP/IP
3 16 (15.53%) Firewall
4 15 (14.56%) Wireless
5 13 (12.62%) FTP
6 12 (11.65%) LAN
6 12 (11.65%) SSL
7 11 (10.68%) SAN
7 11 (10.68%) MPLS
8 10 (9.71%) OSPF
8 10 (9.71%) BGP
8 10 (9.71%) EIGRP
8 10 (9.71%) WAN
8 10 (9.71%) RIP
8 10 (9.71%) DWDM
8 10 (9.71%) HSRP
9 4 (3.88%) Network Security
10 3 (2.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.88%) MySQL
4 3 (2.91%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (2.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (18.45%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Legal
3 6 (5.83%) Back Office
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Analyst
2 16 (15.53%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Web Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Service Manager
5 9 (8.74%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Team Leader
6 8 (7.77%) Network Specialist
7 7 (6.80%) Software Support Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Services Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (5.83%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Server Support
9 5 (4.85%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) HTML
1 9 (8.74%) XML
2 7 (6.80%) COM
2 7 (6.80%) Web Services
3 4 (3.88%) LAMP
3 4 (3.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Firmware
1 6 (5.83%) Replication
2 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.88%) CLARiiON
3 4 (3.88%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.91%) e-Health
4 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.91%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.94%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.97%) Celerra
6 1 (0.97%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.97%) AS400
6 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.16%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Linux
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.94%) UNIX
8 1 (0.97%) AIX
8 1 (0.97%) Solaris
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) ITIL
2 25 (24.27%) Service Delivery
3 16 (15.53%) PRINCE2
4 14 (13.59%) Change Management
5 13 (12.62%) E-Commerce
5 13 (12.62%) Database Security
6 11 (10.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (9.71%) Project Management
7 10 (9.71%) Network Management
8 8 (7.77%) Process Improvement
8 8 (7.77%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.77%) PRINCE
9 7 (6.80%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (6.80%) DevOps
10 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.85%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.85%) Service Management
10 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.85%) Programme Management
11 4 (3.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.50%) SQL
2 16 (15.53%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.80%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.85%) Perl
5 5 (4.85%) PHP
5 5 (4.85%) Java
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.97%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (17.48%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.50%) CCNP
3 9 (8.74%) Degree
4 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.88%) MCP
5 4 (3.88%) CCNA
6 3 (2.91%) CCSP
6 3 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.94%) CCSA
7 2 (1.94%) CCDP
7 2 (1.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.94%) MCSA
7 2 (1.94%) CCIP
8 1 (0.97%) CCA
8 1 (0.97%) CISSP
8 1 (0.97%) CCSE
8 1 (0.97%) MCITP
System Software
1 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.91%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.91%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (2.91%) VMFS
4 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.91%) vCloud
5 2 (1.94%) UAG
6 1 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.97%) SRDF
6 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) SCOM
2 9 (8.74%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.97%) WSUS
3 1 (0.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.30%) Cisco
3 14 (13.59%) HP
4 11 (10.68%) Juniper
4 11 (10.68%) F5
5 9 (8.74%) VMware
6 7 (6.80%) EMC
6 7 (6.80%) NetApp
7 5 (4.85%) Oracle
8 3 (2.91%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.91%) CA
8 3 (2.91%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix
10 1 (0.97%) CommVault
10 1 (0.97%) Nokia
10 1 (0.97%) StorageTek
10 1 (0.97%) Veritas
10 1 (0.97%) SAP
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 23days
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 23days
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 23days
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, London, South East
Lumesse
Salary: £30,000-£35,000
Posted: 16 days ago
Luton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits,Bonus,Healthcare
Posted: 17 days ago