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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 70 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Permanent jobs citing SLA 59 29 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.44% 2.53% 4.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.75% 27.62% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 54 21 39
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,750 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +2.08%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
138 105 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.38% 9.15% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 118 83 91
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £69,950 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 17 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 24 £39,000 -17.89% 3
Bedford -2 22 £50,000 +127.27%
Dunstable +12 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
3 23 (25.56%) ITIL
4 19 (21.11%) MS Excel
5 16 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 16 (17.78%) Cisco
6 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 15 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 14 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (15.56%) SQL
8 13 (14.44%) Oracle
9 12 (13.33%) DNS
10 11 (12.22%) DHCP
10 11 (12.22%) Finance
11 10 (11.11%) Programme Management
11 10 (11.11%) Project Management
11 10 (11.11%) LAN
11 10 (11.11%) Linux
12 9 (10.00%) XML
12 9 (10.00%) IIS
12 9 (10.00%) MS Office
12 9 (10.00%) HTML
12 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (10.00%) FTP
12 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (10.00%) WAN
12 9 (10.00%) CCNP
12 9 (10.00%) A+ Certification
12 9 (10.00%) Change Management
12 9 (10.00%) Blackberry

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (5.56%) ColdFusion
3 4 (4.44%) Apache
4 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (21.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.22%) SaaS
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) DNS
2 11 (12.22%) DHCP
3 10 (11.11%) LAN
4 9 (10.00%) WAN
4 9 (10.00%) FTP
4 9 (10.00%) Wireless
5 8 (8.89%) VPN
5 8 (8.89%) Firewall
6 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.56%) MPLS
8 4 (4.44%) OSPF
8 4 (4.44%) BGP
8 4 (4.44%) EIGRP
8 4 (4.44%) RIP
8 4 (4.44%) HSRP
8 4 (4.44%) SSL
8 4 (4.44%) DWDM
9 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.22%) Network Security
10 2 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.44%) MySQL
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.22%) DTS
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Legal
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Service Manager
3 10 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 10 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 8 (8.89%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.78%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.78%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.78%) Software Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.67%) Programme Manager
8 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (5.56%) Web Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) HTML
1 9 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (4.44%) LAMP
2 4 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) COM
4 1 (1.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 9 (10.00%) iPhone
2 8 (8.89%) iPad
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Replication
5 2 (2.22%) Clustering
5 2 (2.22%) CMDB
6 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) Mac OS X
3 8 (8.89%) Android
3 8 (8.89%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) PRINCE2
3 15 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.11%) Project Management
4 10 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.00%) Change Management
5 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.89%) Database Security
7 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.56%) Service Management
8 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.44%) CRM
9 4 (4.44%) Network Management
10 3 (3.33%) Time Management
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.33%) Process Improvement
10 3 (3.33%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) SQL
2 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.67%) Java
5 5 (5.56%) PHP
6 4 (4.44%) Perl
7 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.22%) VBScript
8 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.00%) CCNP
2 9 (10.00%) A+ Certification
3 6 (6.67%) CCNA
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.56%) MCP
4 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.22%) CCSA
5 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) CCDP
6 1 (1.11%) CCA
6 1 (1.11%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) CCSP
6 1 (1.11%) CCSE
6 1 (1.11%) PMP
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (3.33%) HP NNM
3 2 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.78%) Cisco
3 13 (14.44%) Oracle
4 8 (8.89%) Apple
5 5 (5.56%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.56%) F5
5 5 (5.56%) Juniper
6 3 (3.33%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.11%) Remedy
8 1 (1.11%) VMware
8 1 (1.11%) Progress
8 1 (1.11%) Nokia
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £51000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, London, South East, UK
easyJet
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 10 days ago