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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs citing SLA 49 74 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.14% 6.40% 6.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.88% 40.66% 42.48%
Number of salaries quoted 37 61 50
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
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
117 182 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.28% 15.74% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 91 149 136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £66,000
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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Dunstable -7 18 £50,000 -
Luton -11 12 £50,000 +25.00%
Bedford -7 5 £42,000 +10.52%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 36 (33.96%) SQL
1 36 (33.96%) Service Delivery
2 32 (30.19%) ITIL
3 31 (29.25%) PL/SQL
4 30 (28.30%) Finance
5 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
6 24 (22.64%) Java
6 24 (22.64%) Windows
6 24 (22.64%) Mentoring
7 21 (19.81%) VMware
8 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
9 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
9 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
10 16 (15.09%) XML
10 16 (15.09%) XSL
10 16 (15.09%) XSLT
11 15 (14.15%) Tomcat
12 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (13.21%) Banking
13 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (12.26%) CRM
13 13 (12.26%) VMware ESX
14 12 (11.32%) Project Management
14 12 (11.32%) JMS
14 12 (11.32%) IIS
14 12 (11.32%) Oracle
14 12 (11.32%) AMQP
14 12 (11.32%) Fault Management
14 12 (11.32%) REST
15 11 (10.38%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (14.15%) Tomcat
2 12 (11.32%) IIS
3 10 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.49%) WebLogic
4 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.72%) Apache
6 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.94%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.38%) MS Office
3 5 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) AMQP
2 10 (9.43%) DNS
3 9 (8.49%) NetScaler
4 8 (7.55%) DHCP
5 5 (4.72%) WAN
5 5 (4.72%) SSL
5 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.77%) VPN
6 4 (3.77%) Firewall
6 4 (3.77%) LAN
7 3 (2.83%) FTP
7 3 (2.83%) RIP
7 3 (2.83%) Wireless
7 3 (2.83%) DWDM
7 3 (2.83%) MPLS
7 3 (2.83%) OSPF
7 3 (2.83%) BGP
7 3 (2.83%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.83%) VRRP
7 3 (2.83%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (4.72%) MySQL
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (7.55%) PowerBuilder
General
1 30 (28.30%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Marketing
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.83%) Publishing
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
5 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Hindi Language
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Support Analyst
3 20 (18.87%) Applications Support
4 14 (13.21%) Technical Manager
5 13 (12.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 12 (11.32%) Senior Manager
7 11 (10.38%) Sales Manager
7 11 (10.38%) Team Leader
7 11 (10.38%) Senior Technical Manager
7 11 (10.38%) CRM Manager
8 9 (8.49%) Developer
9 8 (7.55%) Applications Specialist
10 7 (6.60%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (6.60%) Service Manager
10 7 (6.60%) Senior Support Analyst
11 6 (5.66%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (5.66%) Support Specialist
11 6 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (5.66%) Architect
11 6 (5.66%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) XML
1 16 (15.09%) XSL
1 16 (15.09%) XSLT
2 12 (11.32%) JMS
2 12 (11.32%) REST
3 10 (9.43%) CSS
4 9 (8.49%) HTML
5 6 (5.66%) J2EE
5 6 (5.66%) JSP
5 6 (5.66%) Struts
5 6 (5.66%) Web Services
5 6 (5.66%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.66%) Spring
5 6 (5.66%) JSF
5 6 (5.66%) Java EE
6 1 (0.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.94%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.94%) Celerra
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.94%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.66%) UNIX
4 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.66%) Solaris
5 5 (4.72%) Linux
5 5 (4.72%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) Service Delivery
2 32 (30.19%) ITIL
3 24 (22.64%) Mentoring
4 13 (12.26%) CRM
5 12 (11.32%) Project Management
5 12 (11.32%) Fault Management
6 9 (8.49%) Time Management
6 9 (8.49%) Service Management
6 9 (8.49%) People Management
7 8 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.66%) High Availability
8 6 (5.66%) Line Management
9 5 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.72%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (4.72%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.72%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.96%) SQL
2 31 (29.25%) PL/SQL
3 24 (22.64%) Java
4 8 (7.55%) VB
5 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) Perl
7 1 (0.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) CCNP
1 5 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
3 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.94%) CCA
4 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.94%) MCP
4 1 (0.94%) MCSE
4 1 (0.94%) MCSA
System Software
1 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.26%) VMware ESX
3 9 (8.49%) XenApp
3 9 (8.49%) XenDesktop
3 9 (8.49%) vSphere
4 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) HP NNM
1 3 (2.83%) SCCM
1 3 (2.83%) SCOM
2 2 (1.89%) Puppet
2 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.81%) VMware
3 12 (11.32%) Oracle
4 10 (9.43%) Cisco
4 10 (9.43%) Citrix
5 5 (4.72%) Akamai
5 5 (4.72%) F5
6 4 (3.77%) LANDesk
6 4 (3.77%) BEA
6 4 (3.77%) Intel
6 4 (3.77%) Remedy
7 3 (2.83%) Juniper
7 3 (2.83%) HP
8 2 (1.89%) SAP
9 1 (0.94%) EMC
9 1 (0.94%) NetApp
9 1 (0.94%) Axway
9 1 (0.94%) Sitecore