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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 55 76
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +21
Permanent jobs citing SLA 64 41 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.14% 3.97% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.76% 43.62% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 60 39 16
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £76,000 £79,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
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
134 94 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.86% 9.09% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 99 84 78
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £61,000
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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +18 15 £45,000 +87.50% 2
Luton +8 10 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Bedford +6 9 £34,000 -38.18% 3
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 95 (59.75%) ITIL
2 70 (44.03%) SQL
3 63 (39.62%) Java
4 56 (35.22%) Oracle
5 54 (33.96%) PL/SQL
6 49 (30.82%) Finance
7 45 (28.30%) Tomcat
8 44 (27.67%) IIS
9 43 (27.04%) UNIX
10 41 (25.79%) Service Delivery
10 41 (25.79%) Service Management
11 39 (24.53%) Solaris
11 39 (24.53%) Linux
11 39 (24.53%) J2EE
12 38 (23.90%) WebLogic
13 37 (23.27%) Apache
13 37 (23.27%) Microsoft
14 33 (20.75%) SQL Server
15 30 (18.87%) MySQL
15 30 (18.87%) Shell Script
16 28 (17.61%) Windows
16 28 (17.61%) MS Excel
17 25 (15.72%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (13.84%) XML
19 21 (13.21%) Banking
20 20 (12.58%) PRINCE2
20 20 (12.58%) VPN
20 20 (12.58%) Cisco
21 19 (11.95%) BGP
21 19 (11.95%) DWDM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (28.30%) Tomcat
2 44 (27.67%) IIS
3 38 (23.90%) WebLogic
4 37 (23.27%) Apache
5 6 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.89%) JBoss
7 2 (1.26%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.26%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.63%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (17.61%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.95%) MS Office
3 18 (11.32%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.29%) SAP FI
1 10 (6.29%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (6.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.63%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.58%) VPN
2 19 (11.95%) RIP
2 19 (11.95%) TCP/IP
2 19 (11.95%) DWDM
2 19 (11.95%) MPLS
2 19 (11.95%) OSPF
2 19 (11.95%) BGP
2 19 (11.95%) EIGRP
2 19 (11.95%) Firewall
2 19 (11.95%) SSL
2 19 (11.95%) Wireless
2 19 (11.95%) HSRP
3 14 (8.81%) DNS
3 14 (8.81%) DHCP
3 14 (8.81%) FTP
4 8 (5.03%) AMQP
5 3 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.89%) LAN
6 2 (1.26%) PBX
6 2 (1.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (18.87%) MySQL
3 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.89%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.26%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 49 (30.82%) Finance
2 21 (13.21%) Banking
3 9 (5.66%) Retail
4 7 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.52%) Back Office
5 4 (2.52%) Publishing
6 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 2 (1.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 68 (42.77%) Analyst
2 62 (38.99%) Applications Support
3 60 (37.74%) Support Analyst
4 43 (27.04%) Applications Support Analyst
5 15 (9.43%) Support Specialist
5 15 (9.43%) Applications Specialist
5 15 (9.43%) Applications Support Specialist
6 12 (7.55%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (6.92%) Network Specialist
8 10 (6.29%) SAP Support
9 9 (5.66%) SAP Support Analyst
9 9 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
9 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Network Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Developer
10 8 (5.03%) Web Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.40%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.53%) J2EE
2 22 (13.84%) XML
3 19 (11.95%) XSLT
4 18 (11.32%) XSL
5 12 (7.55%) Web Services
6 10 (6.29%) Java EE
6 10 (6.29%) Spring
6 10 (6.29%) JSF
6 10 (6.29%) JMS
6 10 (6.29%) Hibernate
6 10 (6.29%) JSP
6 10 (6.29%) Struts
7 8 (5.03%) .NET
7 8 (5.03%) REST
8 7 (4.40%) HTML
9 5 (3.14%) WinForms
10 4 (2.52%) COM
11 2 (1.26%) CSS
11 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.89%) iSeries
3 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.63%) Replication
4 1 (0.63%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.63%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.63%) Statistics
4 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.63%) LIMS
4 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.04%) UNIX
2 39 (24.53%) Solaris
2 39 (24.53%) Linux
3 28 (17.61%) Windows
4 2 (1.26%) HPUX
4 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (59.75%) ITIL
2 41 (25.79%) Service Management
2 41 (25.79%) Service Delivery
3 25 (15.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (12.58%) PRINCE2
5 19 (11.95%) Network Management
6 18 (11.32%) Process Improvement
6 18 (11.32%) PRINCE
6 18 (11.32%) Change Management
7 16 (10.06%) Project Management
8 14 (8.81%) E-Commerce
9 13 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.29%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (6.29%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.66%) Coaching
11 9 (5.66%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.03%) Problem Management
12 8 (5.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (44.03%) SQL
2 63 (39.62%) Java
3 54 (33.96%) PL/SQL
4 30 (18.87%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.29%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.14%) C#
7 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) CCNP
1 19 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (5.66%) Degree
3 6 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.26%) VCP4
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) CISM
5 1 (0.63%) MCITP
5 1 (0.63%) CISSP
5 1 (0.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.63%) QA
1 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.29%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) HP NNM
2 11 (6.92%) SCOM
3 6 (3.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (35.22%) Oracle
2 37 (23.27%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.58%) Cisco
4 19 (11.95%) HP
4 19 (11.95%) Juniper
4 19 (11.95%) F5
5 11 (6.92%) SAP
6 6 (3.77%) Akamai
7 5 (3.14%) VMware
8 4 (2.52%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.89%) BEA
10 2 (1.26%) Mitel
10 2 (1.26%) Pegasus
10 2 (1.26%) Toshiba
10 2 (1.26%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.26%) Avaya
10 2 (1.26%) Lumesse
11 1 (0.63%) EMC
11 1 (0.63%) Intel
11 1 (0.63%) Citrix
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