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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +11
Permanent jobs citing SLA 99 46 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.77% 4.95% 5.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.62% 38.33% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84 33 51
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £20,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £44,500 £52,500
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
178 120 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.77% 12.92% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 144 106 126
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,646 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +10 39 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Bedford -12 13 £38,000 +111.11%
Dunstable -2 10 £42,500 +6.25%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 73 (52.52%) ITIL
2 41 (29.50%) Finance
3 40 (28.78%) IIS
3 40 (28.78%) Microsoft
4 37 (26.62%) SQL
4 37 (26.62%) Service Delivery
5 34 (24.46%) Windows
6 33 (23.74%) MS Excel
7 30 (21.58%) Active Directory
8 27 (19.42%) DNS
8 27 (19.42%) Cisco
8 27 (19.42%) Oracle
9 26 (18.71%) Java
10 25 (17.99%) DHCP
11 24 (17.27%) FTP
11 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
11 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (16.55%) E-Commerce
13 22 (15.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (15.83%) MS Office
13 22 (15.83%) PRINCE2
13 22 (15.83%) SCOM
13 22 (15.83%) PowerShell
14 21 (15.11%) TCP/IP
14 21 (15.11%) VPN
14 21 (15.11%) HP
15 20 (14.39%) Linux
15 20 (14.39%) Firewall
15 20 (14.39%) Change Management
15 20 (14.39%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 40 (28.78%) IIS
2 13 (9.35%) Apache
3 12 (8.63%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.19%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.44%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.72%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (23.74%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.83%) MS Office
3 16 (11.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.16%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.72%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.04%) SaaS
4 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.42%) DNS
2 25 (17.99%) DHCP
3 24 (17.27%) FTP
4 21 (15.11%) TCP/IP
4 21 (15.11%) VPN
5 20 (14.39%) Firewall
6 19 (13.67%) SSL
7 17 (12.23%) Wireless
7 17 (12.23%) DWDM
7 17 (12.23%) MPLS
7 17 (12.23%) OSPF
7 17 (12.23%) BGP
7 17 (12.23%) EIGRP
7 17 (12.23%) RIP
7 17 (12.23%) HSRP
8 14 (10.07%) SAN
9 7 (5.04%) LAN
10 6 (4.32%) NAS
11 5 (3.60%) WAN
12 3 (2.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.63%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.19%) MySQL
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.72%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (29.50%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Banking
3 14 (10.07%) Back Office
4 6 (4.32%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.46%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Support Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (15.11%) Web Engineer
4 20 (14.39%) Applications Support
5 18 (12.95%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (10.79%) Support Engineer
7 14 (10.07%) Applications Support Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Network Specialist
9 9 (6.47%) Service Manager
9 9 (6.47%) Technical Specialist
10 8 (5.76%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (5.04%) Storage Specialist
11 7 (5.04%) Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Service Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 6 (4.32%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (3.60%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.67%) Web Services
2 16 (11.51%) XML
3 14 (10.07%) COM
4 12 (8.63%) HTML
4 12 (8.63%) J2EE
5 6 (4.32%) XSLT
6 5 (3.60%) XSL
6 5 (3.60%) JSP
6 5 (3.60%) Struts
6 5 (3.60%) Java EE
6 5 (3.60%) Spring
6 5 (3.60%) JSF
6 5 (3.60%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.16%) .NET
8 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.72%) CSS
9 1 (0.72%) Middleware
9 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Replication
3 7 (5.04%) CLARiiON
3 7 (5.04%) Symmetrix DMX
4 6 (4.32%) EMC Centera
4 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.88%) iSeries
6 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.16%) e-Health
6 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) Clustering
7 2 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.72%) Celerra
8 1 (0.72%) Statistics
8 1 (0.72%) AS400
8 1 (0.72%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.46%) Windows
2 20 (14.39%) Linux
3 19 (13.67%) UNIX
4 13 (9.35%) Solaris
5 7 (5.04%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.16%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.72%) AIX
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (52.52%) ITIL
2 37 (26.62%) Service Delivery
3 23 (16.55%) E-Commerce
4 22 (15.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (15.83%) PRINCE2
5 20 (14.39%) Change Management
5 20 (14.39%) Service Management
6 19 (13.67%) Database Security
7 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.23%) Network Load Balancing
7 17 (12.23%) DevOps
8 16 (11.51%) Network Management
9 15 (10.79%) PRINCE
9 15 (10.79%) Process Improvement
10 11 (7.91%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.47%) Project Management
12 6 (4.32%) Asset Management
13 5 (3.60%) Performance Management
13 5 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.62%) SQL
2 26 (18.71%) Java
3 22 (15.83%) PowerShell
4 17 (12.23%) PL/SQL
5 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.19%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.04%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.44%) Perl
8 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) AWK
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) CCNP
1 19 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.63%) Degree
3 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.16%) MCP
5 3 (2.16%) CISSP
5 3 (2.16%) CCSP
5 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.44%) CISM
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
6 2 (1.44%) MCSA
6 2 (1.44%) CCIP
6 2 (1.44%) CCNA
7 1 (0.72%) CCDP
7 1 (0.72%) CCSE
7 1 (0.72%) MCITP
7 1 (0.72%) CCSA
7 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.47%) Firmware
3 6 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.88%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.16%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.16%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.16%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.16%) vCloud
6 3 (2.16%) VMFS
7 2 (1.44%) UAG
7 2 (1.44%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.72%) SRDF
8 1 (0.72%) vSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (15.83%) SCOM
2 16 (11.51%) HP NNM
3 2 (1.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.42%) Cisco
2 27 (19.42%) Oracle
3 21 (15.11%) HP
4 18 (12.95%) F5
4 18 (12.95%) Juniper
5 10 (7.19%) EMC
5 10 (7.19%) NetApp
6 9 (6.47%) VMware
7 7 (5.04%) JBoss
8 4 (2.88%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.88%) SAP
9 3 (2.16%) Citrix
9 3 (2.16%) CA
10 2 (1.44%) Akamai
10 2 (1.44%) Lumesse
10 2 (1.44%) Pegasus
10 2 (1.44%) Intel
10 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.72%) IBM
Luton
Hudson - London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lumesse
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago