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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 51 79
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +28
Permanent jobs citing SLA 50 58 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.44% 4.94% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.97% 45.67% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 45 56 19
Average salary £46,500 £40,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,750 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,250 £79,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
139 127 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.33% 10.82% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 102 110 82
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 -5 12 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Dunstable - 12 £50,000 -
Bedford +5 5 £34,000 -38.18%
Biggleswade - 1 £32,500 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 78 (58.65%) ITIL
2 64 (48.12%) SQL
3 58 (43.61%) Java
4 52 (39.10%) PL/SQL
5 47 (35.34%) Oracle
6 45 (33.83%) Tomcat
7 42 (31.58%) Finance
8 40 (30.08%) UNIX
9 38 (28.57%) WebLogic
9 38 (28.57%) Service Management
10 36 (27.07%) J2EE
10 36 (27.07%) Solaris
10 36 (27.07%) Linux
11 35 (26.32%) IIS
11 35 (26.32%) Service Delivery
12 34 (25.56%) Apache
13 30 (22.56%) SQL Server
14 29 (21.80%) MySQL
14 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
14 29 (21.80%) Shell Script
15 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
16 20 (15.04%) XSLT
16 20 (15.04%) XML
17 19 (14.29%) XSL
17 19 (14.29%) Windows
18 17 (12.78%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (12.78%) Banking
19 16 (12.03%) VPN
20 15 (11.28%) PRINCE2
20 15 (11.28%) Cisco

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (33.83%) Tomcat
2 38 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 35 (26.32%) IIS
4 34 (25.56%) Apache
5 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.50%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.50%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.75%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.53%) MS Office
3 13 (9.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.52%) SAP FI
1 10 (7.52%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (7.52%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) VPN
2 14 (10.53%) RIP
2 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 14 (10.53%) DWDM
2 14 (10.53%) MPLS
2 14 (10.53%) OSPF
2 14 (10.53%) BGP
2 14 (10.53%) EIGRP
2 14 (10.53%) Firewall
2 14 (10.53%) SSL
2 14 (10.53%) Wireless
2 14 (10.53%) HSRP
3 11 (8.27%) AMQP
4 6 (4.51%) DNS
4 6 (4.51%) DHCP
4 6 (4.51%) FTP
5 2 (1.50%) LAN
5 2 (1.50%) PBX
5 2 (1.50%) WAN
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (21.80%) MySQL
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.26%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.50%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 42 (31.58%) Finance
2 17 (12.78%) Banking
3 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.01%) Publishing
6 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (45.86%) Analyst
2 56 (42.11%) Applications Support
3 53 (39.85%) Support Analyst
4 38 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
5 16 (12.03%) Applications Specialist
5 16 (12.03%) Support Specialist
5 16 (12.03%) Applications Support Specialist
6 10 (7.52%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Network Specialist
8 8 (6.02%) SAP Support
8 8 (6.02%) SAP Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) SAP Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Service Manager
9 7 (5.26%) Developer
10 6 (4.51%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.76%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.07%) J2EE
2 20 (15.04%) XML
2 20 (15.04%) XSLT
3 19 (14.29%) XSL
4 13 (9.77%) JMS
5 11 (8.27%) REST
6 8 (6.02%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.02%) Spring
6 8 (6.02%) JSF
6 8 (6.02%) Java EE
6 8 (6.02%) JSP
6 8 (6.02%) Struts
7 6 (4.51%) Web Services
7 6 (4.51%) .NET
8 5 (3.76%) WinForms
9 3 (2.26%) HTML
10 2 (1.50%) CSS3
10 2 (1.50%) CSS
11 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.26%) iSeries
3 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.75%) LIMS
3 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.08%) UNIX
2 36 (27.07%) Solaris
2 36 (27.07%) Linux
3 19 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (1.50%) HPUX
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (58.65%) ITIL
2 38 (28.57%) Service Management
3 35 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 17 (12.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (11.28%) PRINCE2
6 14 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (10.53%) Project Management
6 14 (10.53%) Network Management
7 13 (9.77%) Process Improvement
7 13 (9.77%) PRINCE
7 13 (9.77%) Change Management
7 13 (9.77%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.02%) Problem Management
9 11 (8.27%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.26%) Coaching
11 6 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.51%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.76%) Benchmarking
12 5 (3.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.12%) SQL
2 58 (43.61%) Java
3 52 (39.10%) PL/SQL
4 29 (21.80%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.76%) C#
6 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) CCNP
1 14 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.02%) Degree
3 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.75%) MCSA
6 1 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.02%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) HP NNM
2 5 (3.76%) SCCM
2 5 (3.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (35.34%) Oracle
2 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.28%) Cisco
4 14 (10.53%) HP
4 14 (10.53%) Juniper
4 14 (10.53%) F5
5 10 (7.52%) SAP
6 4 (3.01%) BEA
6 4 (3.01%) Akamai
6 4 (3.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.50%) Mitel
7 2 (1.50%) Avaya
7 2 (1.50%) Toshiba
7 2 (1.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.75%) Lumesse
8 1 (0.75%) i-GRasp
8 1 (0.75%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.75%) Intel
8 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
Luton
Vadis People
Salary: Up to £55,000 + Car
Posted: Just now
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £30000 per annum + Commission OTE £66,800+Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum + + Car (5K) + Bonus (7K) + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £20k plus Bonus, Health and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Biggleswade
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago