The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 52 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +30
Permanent jobs citing SLA 319 255 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.39% 4.58% 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.96% 38.69% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 190 148 142
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
SLA
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
887 659 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.00% 11.84% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 591 451 590
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region.

SLA Salary Trend in Berkshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Berkshire

SLA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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
Reading +22 96 £34,000 -20.00% 6
Bracknell +19 38 £45,000 +80.00%
Slough -6 34 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Windsor -1 19 £57,500 -17.85%
Newbury +4 18 £28,000 -20.00%
Maidenhead -47 13 £22,500 -52.12%
Wokingham +5 9 £22,500 -4.25%
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 215 (41.19%) ITIL
2 137 (26.25%) Windows
3 130 (24.90%) Service Management
4 124 (23.75%) Linux
5 119 (22.80%) Telecoms
6 114 (21.84%) Service Delivery
7 109 (20.88%) Microsoft
8 92 (17.62%) Degree
9 90 (17.24%) SQL
10 85 (16.28%) VMware
11 75 (14.37%) Cisco
12 71 (13.60%) Oracle
12 71 (13.60%) Finance
13 68 (13.03%) MS Excel
14 62 (11.88%) Incident Management
15 61 (11.69%) UNIX
16 60 (11.49%) Security Cleared
17 58 (11.11%) Firewall
18 50 (9.58%) SQL Server
19 47 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
20 45 (8.62%) DNS
20 45 (8.62%) Problem Management
21 43 (8.24%) HP
21 43 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
22 42 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
22 42 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
23 41 (7.85%) SC Cleared
24 40 (7.66%) CRM
24 40 (7.66%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 24 (4.60%) Lync
2 22 (4.21%) Apache
3 21 (4.02%) IIS
4 18 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.92%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 9 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
9 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.96%) Quickr
11 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.96%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.77%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.09%) MS Office
3 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.68%) SAP FI/CO
1 14 (2.68%) SAP FI
1 14 (2.68%) SAP CO
2 7 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.15%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.38%) Agresso
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.57%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.11%) Firewall
2 45 (8.62%) DNS
3 33 (6.32%) VPN
4 32 (6.13%) Wireless
5 27 (5.17%) SAN
5 27 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 27 (5.17%) SSL
6 23 (4.41%) FTP
7 18 (3.45%) Internet
8 16 (3.07%) MPLS
9 15 (2.87%) OSPF
9 15 (2.87%) BGP
9 15 (2.87%) IPsec
9 15 (2.87%) Multicast
10 13 (2.49%) SS7
10 13 (2.49%) INAP
10 13 (2.49%) VoIP
11 11 (2.11%) SMS
12 10 (1.92%) LAN
13 9 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.94%) MySQL
3 24 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.21%) Big Data
5 12 (2.30%) OLAP
6 11 (2.11%) Oracle OLAP
6 11 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.15%) MS Access
8 6 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.96%) DB2
10 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.57%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.38%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (22.80%) Telecoms
2 71 (13.60%) Finance
3 32 (6.13%) Billing
4 26 (4.98%) Retail
5 20 (3.83%) French Language
6 16 (3.07%) Front Office
6 16 (3.07%) Back Office
7 14 (2.68%) Legal
8 13 (2.49%) Marketing
9 10 (1.92%) German Language
10 7 (1.34%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.57%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (15.52%) Analyst
2 40 (7.66%) Support Analyst
2 40 (7.66%) Technical Support
2 40 (7.66%) Support Engineer
3 39 (7.47%) Service Manager
4 31 (5.94%) Administrator
5 29 (5.56%) Consultant
6 27 (5.17%) Escalation Manager
7 24 (4.60%) Applications Support
7 24 (4.60%) Security Engineer
8 23 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
9 21 (4.02%) Delivery Manager
9 21 (4.02%) Services Delivery Manager
10 20 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (3.83%) Team Leader
11 18 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
12 17 (3.26%) BSS Engineer
12 17 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.68%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.83%) Web Services
2 14 (2.68%) XML
3 8 (1.53%) HTML
4 7 (1.34%) .NET
5 5 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.77%) MSMQ
6 4 (0.77%) CSS
6 4 (0.77%) ODBC
7 2 (0.38%) J2EE
7 2 (0.38%) LAMP
7 2 (0.38%) MDX
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.60%) Open Source
4 22 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (2.11%) Firmware
8 9 (1.72%) Clustering
9 7 (1.34%) iPhone
9 7 (1.34%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.15%) CMDB
11 5 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.57%) Social Media
13 3 (0.57%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.57%) IPTV
14 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.38%) Grid Computing
14 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.38%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 137 (26.25%) Windows
2 124 (23.75%) Linux
3 61 (11.69%) UNIX
4 35 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (4.79%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.26%) Solaris
7 17 (3.26%) SUSE
8 16 (3.07%) Ubuntu
9 13 (2.49%) Windows 2000
10 12 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.11%) Debian
12 8 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.34%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.96%) CentOS
14 5 (0.96%) HPUX
15 4 (0.77%) AIX
15 4 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (41.19%) ITIL
2 130 (24.90%) Service Management
3 114 (21.84%) Service Delivery
4 62 (11.88%) Incident Management
5 45 (8.62%) Problem Management
6 43 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 42 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (7.66%) CRM
8 40 (7.66%) Change Management
8 40 (7.66%) Mentoring
9 37 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 35 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (5.17%) Configuration Management
12 26 (4.98%) Analytics
13 25 (4.79%) ITSM
14 22 (4.21%) Business Analytics
15 19 (3.64%) Project Management
16 18 (3.45%) Coaching
17 17 (3.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (17.24%) SQL
2 10 (1.92%) Perl
2 10 (1.92%) PHP
3 7 (1.34%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.15%) C#
4 6 (1.15%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.15%) Korn
5 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.96%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.57%) JCL
6 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.57%) ABAP
7 2 (0.38%) Python
7 2 (0.38%) C
7 2 (0.38%) VBScript
7 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (17.62%) Degree
2 60 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 41 (7.85%) SC Cleared
4 36 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (4.79%) CCNA
7 22 (4.21%) MCSE
8 18 (3.45%) MCSA
8 18 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.30%) CCA
10 11 (2.11%) MCP
11 10 (1.92%) MOS
11 10 (1.92%) MCITP
12 9 (1.72%) CCNP
13 7 (1.34%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.15%) MCTS
15 5 (0.96%) CCIE
15 5 (0.96%) IBM Certification
15 5 (0.96%) OCA
15 5 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.64%) QA
2 18 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (7.47%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.02%) vSphere
4 15 (2.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 15 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.77%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.57%) vCloud
8 2 (0.38%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.38%) Xen
8 2 (0.38%) XenApp
8 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
9 1 (0.19%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.64%) Puppet
2 18 (3.45%) Nagios
3 15 (2.87%) Zenoss
4 11 (2.11%) Cisco IPCC
4 11 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (0.96%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (0.96%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.96%) Tivoli NetView
5 5 (0.96%) MOM
5 5 (0.96%) Unicenter
6 4 (0.77%) SCOM
6 4 (0.77%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.77%) Plesk
7 3 (0.57%) SCCM
7 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.38%) Control-M
8 2 (0.38%) Netcool
9 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 109 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 85 (16.28%) VMware
3 75 (14.37%) Cisco
4 71 (13.60%) Oracle
5 43 (8.24%) HP
6 26 (4.98%) Remedy
7 24 (4.60%) EMC
8 23 (4.41%) Huawei
9 22 (4.21%) Fujitsu
10 18 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 17 (3.26%) IBM
11 17 (3.26%) SAP
12 15 (2.87%) Blue Coat
12 15 (2.87%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.68%) Juniper
14 13 (2.49%) Sourcefire
14 13 (2.49%) Crossbeam
14 13 (2.49%) Symantec
14 13 (2.49%) Avaya
14 13 (2.49%) Nokia
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