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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 47 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Permanent jobs citing SLA 62 50 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.89% 4.30% 8.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.69% 33.33% 49.12%
Number of salaries quoted 50 40 70
Average salary £46,700 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,665 £34,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-0.98% -8.72%
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
130 150 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.36% 12.90% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 104 125 148
Average salary £48,400 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +14 17 £27,250 -39.44% 1
Dunstable +1 12 £52,500 +5.00%
Bedford 0 12 £42,000 -16.00% 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (37.50%) SQL
2 40 (35.71%) ITIL
3 36 (32.14%) Service Delivery
4 35 (31.25%) Java
5 34 (30.36%) PL/SQL
6 29 (25.89%) Finance
7 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
8 26 (23.21%) Windows
9 22 (19.64%) Tomcat
9 22 (19.64%) Mentoring
10 21 (18.75%) Oracle
11 20 (17.86%) MS Excel
11 20 (17.86%) XML
11 20 (17.86%) XSL
11 20 (17.86%) XSLT
12 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
13 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
13 17 (15.18%) IIS
14 16 (14.29%) JMS
14 16 (14.29%) VMware
15 15 (13.39%) Project Management
15 15 (13.39%) WebLogic
16 14 (12.50%) Service Management
16 14 (12.50%) AMQP
16 14 (12.50%) REST
17 13 (11.61%) J2EE
17 13 (11.61%) CRM
17 13 (11.61%) Solaris
17 13 (11.61%) DNS
18 12 (10.71%) Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (19.64%) Tomcat
2 17 (15.18%) IIS
3 15 (13.39%) WebLogic
4 10 (8.93%) Apache
5 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.93%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.89%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) AMQP
2 13 (11.61%) DNS
3 11 (9.82%) DHCP
4 6 (5.36%) FTP
4 6 (5.36%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.57%) VPN
5 4 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (3.57%) WAN
6 3 (2.68%) Firewall
6 3 (2.68%) SSL
7 2 (1.79%) Intranet
7 2 (1.79%) DWDM
7 2 (1.79%) MPLS
7 2 (1.79%) OSPF
7 2 (1.79%) BGP
7 2 (1.79%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.79%) VRRP
7 2 (1.79%) Wireless
7 2 (1.79%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (8.04%) MySQL
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) PowerBuilder
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Publishing
4 5 (4.46%) Marketing
4 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Analyst
2 29 (25.89%) Applications Support
3 25 (22.32%) Support Analyst
4 19 (16.96%) Applications Support Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Technical Manager
6 12 (10.71%) Senior Manager
7 11 (9.82%) Sales Manager
7 11 (9.82%) Senior Technical Manager
7 11 (9.82%) CRM Manager
8 9 (8.04%) Applications Specialist
8 9 (8.04%) Developer
8 9 (8.04%) Team Leader
9 8 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
10 7 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
10 7 (6.25%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (6.25%) Service Manager
10 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.25%) Support Specialist
11 5 (4.46%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) XML
1 20 (17.86%) XSL
1 20 (17.86%) XSLT
2 16 (14.29%) JMS
3 14 (12.50%) REST
4 13 (11.61%) J2EE
5 11 (9.82%) Web Services
6 8 (7.14%) JSP
6 8 (7.14%) Struts
6 8 (7.14%) Hibernate
6 8 (7.14%) Spring
6 8 (7.14%) JSF
6 8 (7.14%) Java EE
7 6 (5.36%) CSS
7 6 (5.36%) HTML
8 2 (1.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Replication
5 1 (0.89%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.89%) EMC Centera
5 1 (0.89%) Celerra
5 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.89%) FMCG
5 1 (0.89%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.21%) Windows
2 13 (11.61%) Solaris
3 12 (10.71%) Linux
3 12 (10.71%) UNIX
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.79%) HPUX
7 1 (0.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) ITIL
2 36 (32.14%) Service Delivery
3 22 (19.64%) Mentoring
4 15 (13.39%) Project Management
5 14 (12.50%) Service Management
6 13 (11.61%) CRM
7 12 (10.71%) Fault Management
8 10 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.14%) Time Management
10 8 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
10 8 (7.14%) Problem Management
10 8 (7.14%) Coaching
11 7 (6.25%) DevOps
11 7 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.36%) People Management
12 6 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (4.46%) Line Management
13 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.50%) SQL
2 35 (31.25%) Java
3 34 (30.36%) PL/SQL
4 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.04%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (0.89%) C#
6 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) CCNP
1 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.68%) A+ Certification
2 3 (2.68%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.89%) CCA
4 1 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.89%) MCP
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) MCSA
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.93%) VMware ESX
3 8 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) XenApp
4 6 (5.36%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) SCCM
1 6 (5.36%) SCOM
2 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.79%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.75%) Oracle
3 16 (14.29%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Cisco
5 8 (7.14%) Akamai
6 7 (6.25%) Citrix
7 4 (3.57%) Intel
7 4 (3.57%) F5
7 4 (3.57%) Remedy
7 4 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.57%) BEA
8 2 (1.79%) Juniper
8 2 (1.79%) HP
9 1 (0.89%) EMC
9 1 (0.89%) SAP
9 1 (0.89%) NetApp
9 1 (0.89%) Axway
Luton, Bedfordshire
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum plus c.£10,000 shift allowances
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + + Bonus (6K) + Car (7K)
Posted: 2 days ago