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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 64 41
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Permanent jobs citing SLA 57 45 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.33% 3.78% 5.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.58% 42.45% 39.31%
Number of salaries quoted 50 37 53
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,900 £34,357
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
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
144 106 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.47% 8.92% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 113 87 127
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Luton -3 12 £29,750 -25.62% 1
Bedford +35 10 £42,000 +86.66% 1
Dunstable +3 8 £45,000 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
Biggleswade - 1 £32,500 -
Shefford - 1 £35,000 -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 56 (46.67%) ITIL
2 55 (45.83%) SQL
3 47 (39.17%) Java
4 44 (36.67%) PL/SQL
5 36 (30.00%) Oracle
5 36 (30.00%) Tomcat
6 33 (27.50%) Service Delivery
7 32 (26.67%) Finance
8 30 (25.00%) Service Management
9 29 (24.17%) WebLogic
10 28 (23.33%) UNIX
11 27 (22.50%) Solaris
11 27 (22.50%) Linux
11 27 (22.50%) J2EE
12 26 (21.67%) IIS
13 25 (20.83%) Apache
14 22 (18.33%) Shell Script
14 22 (18.33%) SQL Server
14 22 (18.33%) MySQL
15 20 (16.67%) XML
15 20 (16.67%) XSL
15 20 (16.67%) XSLT
16 16 (13.33%) Windows
17 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
18 13 (10.83%) JMS
18 13 (10.83%) Mentoring
19 12 (10.00%) Project Management
19 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
19 12 (10.00%) CRM
20 11 (9.17%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 36 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 29 (24.17%) WebLogic
3 26 (21.67%) IIS
4 25 (20.83%) Apache
5 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.17%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) SAP FI
1 6 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (5.00%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) AMQP
2 8 (6.67%) DNS
2 8 (6.67%) DHCP
3 6 (5.00%) VPN
4 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.33%) FTP
5 4 (3.33%) RIP
5 4 (3.33%) SSL
5 4 (3.33%) DWDM
5 4 (3.33%) MPLS
5 4 (3.33%) OSPF
5 4 (3.33%) BGP
5 4 (3.33%) EIGRP
5 4 (3.33%) Firewall
5 4 (3.33%) Wireless
5 4 (3.33%) HSRP
6 2 (1.67%) Intranet
7 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.83%) LAN
7 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.33%) SQL Server
1 22 (18.33%) MySQL
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 32 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Publishing
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Back Office
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (37.50%) Analyst
2 43 (35.83%) Applications Support
3 37 (30.83%) Support Analyst
4 27 (22.50%) Applications Support Analyst
5 13 (10.83%) Applications Support Specialist
5 13 (10.83%) Support Specialist
5 13 (10.83%) Applications Specialist
5 13 (10.83%) Developer
6 12 (10.00%) Technical Manager
7 10 (8.33%) Senior Manager
8 9 (7.50%) Sales Manager
8 9 (7.50%) Service Manager
8 9 (7.50%) Senior Technical Manager
8 9 (7.50%) CRM Manager
9 8 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) SAP Support
11 5 (4.17%) SAP Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.50%) J2EE
2 20 (16.67%) XML
2 20 (16.67%) XSL
2 20 (16.67%) XSLT
3 13 (10.83%) JMS
4 11 (9.17%) REST
5 9 (7.50%) Hibernate
5 9 (7.50%) JSP
5 9 (7.50%) Struts
5 9 (7.50%) Spring
5 9 (7.50%) JSF
5 9 (7.50%) Java EE
6 6 (5.00%) Web Services
7 4 (3.33%) .NET
7 4 (3.33%) WinForms
8 2 (1.67%) HTML
8 2 (1.67%) CSS
8 2 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.50%) iSeries
4 1 (0.83%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.83%) FMCG
4 1 (0.83%) Celerra
4 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.83%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.33%) UNIX
2 27 (22.50%) Solaris
2 27 (22.50%) Linux
3 16 (13.33%) Windows
4 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.67%) HPUX
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (46.67%) ITIL
2 33 (27.50%) Service Delivery
3 30 (25.00%) Service Management
4 13 (10.83%) Mentoring
5 12 (10.00%) Project Management
5 12 (10.00%) CRM
6 11 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 10 (8.33%) Fault Management
7 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.00%) Coaching
11 5 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (4.17%) DevOps
11 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.17%) Time Management
11 5 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.83%) SQL
2 47 (39.17%) Java
3 44 (36.67%) PL/SQL
4 22 (18.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.33%) C#
5 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) CCNP
1 6 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (2.50%) Degree
3 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.67%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) HP NNM
1 4 (3.33%) SCCM
1 4 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (30.00%) Oracle
2 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.50%) Cisco
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
4 6 (5.00%) VMware
5 5 (4.17%) BEA
5 5 (4.17%) Intel
6 4 (3.33%) HP
6 4 (3.33%) Juniper
6 4 (3.33%) LANDesk
6 4 (3.33%) F5
6 4 (3.33%) Akamai
7 2 (1.67%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) NetApp
8 1 (0.83%) EMC
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Commission OTE £66,800+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £18,000 + Health, Pension, Dental, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago