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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 26 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing SLA 81 53 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.16% 5.48% 5.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.55% 38.97% 44.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67 40 59
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £20,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,300 £45,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
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
174 136 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.37% 14.05% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 140 122 127
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,646 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -7 30 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Bedford -1 15 £37,750 +109.72%
Dunstable -3 7 £50,000 +25.00% 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 60 (49.59%) ITIL
2 35 (28.93%) IIS
2 35 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.93%) Finance
3 32 (26.45%) Service Delivery
4 30 (24.79%) Windows
4 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
5 29 (23.97%) SQL
6 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
7 25 (20.66%) DNS
7 25 (20.66%) Cisco
8 23 (19.01%) DHCP
8 23 (19.01%) PowerShell
8 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (18.18%) SCOM
10 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
10 21 (17.36%) Linux
10 21 (17.36%) E-Commerce
10 21 (17.36%) FTP
11 20 (16.53%) MS Office
11 20 (16.53%) PRINCE2
11 20 (16.53%) Database Security
12 19 (15.70%) Java
12 19 (15.70%) Oracle
12 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
12 19 (15.70%) VPN
12 19 (15.70%) HP
13 18 (14.88%) Change Management
13 18 (14.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (14.88%) Firewall

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (28.93%) IIS
2 12 (9.92%) Apache
3 9 (7.44%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.79%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.31%) ColdFusion
6 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.83%) SAS
8 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.53%) MS Office
3 14 (11.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.65%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.83%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.79%) SaaS
4 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.66%) DNS
2 23 (19.01%) DHCP
3 21 (17.36%) FTP
4 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
4 19 (15.70%) VPN
5 18 (14.88%) Firewall
6 17 (14.05%) SSL
7 15 (12.40%) DWDM
7 15 (12.40%) MPLS
7 15 (12.40%) OSPF
7 15 (12.40%) BGP
7 15 (12.40%) EIGRP
7 15 (12.40%) Wireless
7 15 (12.40%) RIP
7 15 (12.40%) HSRP
8 14 (11.57%) SAN
9 6 (4.96%) LAN
9 6 (4.96%) NAS
10 5 (4.13%) WAN
11 3 (2.48%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) MySQL
3 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (28.93%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Back Office
3 13 (10.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (21.49%) Analyst
2 20 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (16.53%) Web Engineer
3 18 (14.88%) Support Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Support Analyst
5 16 (13.22%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Network Specialist
7 10 (8.26%) Applications Support
8 9 (7.44%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (7.44%) Technical Specialist
9 8 (6.61%) Service Manager
10 7 (5.79%) Services Delivery Manager
10 7 (5.79%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (5.79%) Software Support Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Storage Specialist
11 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 5 (4.13%) Server Support
12 5 (4.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.05%) Web Services
2 14 (11.57%) COM
3 13 (10.74%) HTML
3 13 (10.74%) XML
4 9 (7.44%) J2EE
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
5 3 (2.48%) LAMP
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Firmware
2 8 (6.61%) Replication
3 7 (5.79%) CLARiiON
3 7 (5.79%) Symmetrix DMX
4 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.96%) EMC Centera
5 4 (3.31%) iSeries
6 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.48%) e-Health
6 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Clustering
7 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.83%) Celerra
8 1 (0.83%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.83%) AS400
8 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Windows
2 21 (17.36%) Linux
3 16 (13.22%) UNIX
4 10 (8.26%) Solaris
5 6 (4.96%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.83%) AIX
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (49.59%) ITIL
2 32 (26.45%) Service Delivery
3 21 (17.36%) E-Commerce
4 20 (16.53%) PRINCE2
4 20 (16.53%) Database Security
5 18 (14.88%) Change Management
5 18 (14.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (14.05%) Service Management
6 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.05%) DevOps
7 15 (12.40%) Network Load Balancing
8 14 (11.57%) Network Management
9 13 (10.74%) PRINCE
9 13 (10.74%) Process Improvement
10 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.61%) Project Management
12 6 (4.96%) Asset Management
13 5 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (4.13%) Mentoring
14 4 (3.31%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.97%) SQL
2 23 (19.01%) PowerShell
3 19 (15.70%) Java
4 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.44%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.61%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.31%) Perl
8 4 (3.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) AWK
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) CCNP
1 17 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (9.92%) Degree
3 7 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.48%) MCP
5 3 (2.48%) CCSP
5 3 (2.48%) CISSP
6 2 (1.65%) MCSE
6 2 (1.65%) MCSA
6 2 (1.65%) CCIP
6 2 (1.65%) CCNA
6 2 (1.65%) CISM
7 1 (0.83%) CCSA
7 1 (0.83%) CCSE
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) CCDP
7 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.48%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (2.48%) VMFS
4 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.48%) vCloud
5 2 (1.65%) UAG
5 2 (1.65%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.83%) SRDF
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (18.18%) SCOM
2 14 (11.57%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.66%) Cisco
3 19 (15.70%) Oracle
3 19 (15.70%) HP
4 16 (13.22%) Juniper
4 16 (13.22%) F5
5 10 (8.26%) EMC
5 10 (8.26%) NetApp
6 8 (6.61%) VMware
7 6 (4.96%) JBoss
8 3 (2.48%) CA
8 3 (2.48%) SAP
8 3 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.65%) Pegasus
9 2 (1.65%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.65%) Intel
9 2 (1.65%) Citrix
10 1 (0.83%) Nokia
10 1 (0.83%) StorageTek
10 1 (0.83%) Veritas
Bedfordshire
Volt
Posted: 17 hours ago
Luton
Hudson - London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 25 days ago