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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Permanent jobs citing SLA 50 83 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.28% 7.95% 5.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.11% 49.11% 52.48%
Number of salaries quoted 40 68 51
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
151 169 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.94% 16.19% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 125 146 95
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 £66,500 £65,450 £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 31 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 31 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
Bedford -9 14 £50,000 - 1
Luton -39 14 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Dunstable -10 4 £50,000 +11.11%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 41 (41.00%) ITIL
2 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (29.00%) Windows
4 25 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 25 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 24 (24.00%) Cisco
6 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
6 22 (22.00%) IIS
7 20 (20.00%) Finance
8 19 (19.00%) DNS
9 18 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (17.00%) CCNP
10 17 (17.00%) DHCP
10 17 (17.00%) MS Office
10 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
10 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (16.00%) VPN
12 15 (15.00%) Firewall
12 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
12 15 (15.00%) SQL
12 15 (15.00%) PRINCE2
12 15 (15.00%) SCOM
13 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
13 14 (14.00%) FTP
13 14 (14.00%) E-Commerce
13 14 (14.00%) HP
13 14 (14.00%) Change Management
13 14 (14.00%) Database Security
14 13 (13.00%) Wireless
15 12 (12.00%) SAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (22.00%) IIS
2 6 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.00%) ColdFusion
3 5 (5.00%) Apache
4 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.00%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.00%) SAS
6 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (17.00%) MS Office
3 9 (9.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.00%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.00%) SaaS
4 3 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.00%) DNS
2 17 (17.00%) DHCP
3 16 (16.00%) VPN
4 15 (15.00%) Firewall
4 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (14.00%) FTP
6 13 (13.00%) Wireless
7 12 (12.00%) SAN
7 12 (12.00%) SSL
8 11 (11.00%) MPLS
9 10 (10.00%) HSRP
9 10 (10.00%) DWDM
9 10 (10.00%) OSPF
9 10 (10.00%) BGP
9 10 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 10 (10.00%) LAN
9 10 (10.00%) RIP
10 9 (9.00%) WAN
11 4 (4.00%) NAS
11 4 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) MySQL
4 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (3.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Legal
3 6 (6.00%) Back Office
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Analyst
2 16 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Web Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Service Manager
6 8 (8.00%) Network Specialist
6 8 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Technical Specialist
7 7 (7.00%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (7.00%) Software Support Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.00%) Server Support
8 5 (5.00%) Storage Specialist
9 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) XML
1 9 (9.00%) HTML
2 8 (8.00%) Web Services
3 7 (7.00%) COM
4 4 (4.00%) LAMP
4 4 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (1.00%) Middleware
5 1 (1.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Firmware
1 7 (7.00%) Replication
2 5 (5.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 5 (5.00%) CLARiiON
3 4 (4.00%) EMC Centera
3 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.00%) e-Health
5 2 (2.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) iSeries
6 1 (1.00%) AS400
6 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.00%) Celerra
6 1 (1.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.00%) UNIX
7 2 (2.00%) Solaris
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.00%) ITIL
2 25 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 15 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 14 (14.00%) E-Commerce
4 14 (14.00%) Change Management
4 14 (14.00%) Database Security
5 11 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (10.00%) Network Management
7 8 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.00%) PRINCE
7 8 (8.00%) Project Management
7 8 (8.00%) DevOps
7 8 (8.00%) Process Improvement
8 7 (7.00%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (6.00%) Service Management
10 5 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.00%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.00%) SQL
3 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.00%) Java
6 5 (5.00%) Perl
6 5 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.00%) CCNP
3 8 (8.00%) Degree
4 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.00%) MCP
5 4 (4.00%) CCNA
6 3 (3.00%) CCSP
6 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.00%) CCSA
7 2 (2.00%) MCSE
7 2 (2.00%) MCSA
7 2 (2.00%) CCDP
7 2 (2.00%) CCIP
8 1 (1.00%) CISSP
8 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) MCITP
8 1 (1.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.00%) VMFS
4 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.00%) vCloud
4 3 (3.00%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.00%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.00%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.00%) UAG
6 1 (1.00%) SRDF
6 1 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.00%) SCOM
2 9 (9.00%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.00%) SCCM
3 1 (1.00%) WSUS
3 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.00%) Cisco
3 14 (14.00%) HP
4 11 (11.00%) Juniper
4 11 (11.00%) F5
5 9 (9.00%) VMware
6 8 (8.00%) EMC
6 8 (8.00%) NetApp
7 6 (6.00%) Oracle
8 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.00%) CA
8 3 (3.00%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.00%) Citrix
9 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.00%) CommVault
10 1 (1.00%) Nokia
10 1 (1.00%) StorageTek
10 1 (1.00%) Veritas
10 1 (1.00%) Symantec
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