The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 89 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -9
Permanent jobs citing SLA 3175 2665 2598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.09% 2.40% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.79% 22.71% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2455 2162 2105
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
SLA
UK

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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11028 11733 10517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.73% 10.55% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8706 9263 8532
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SLA
Salary Trend in England

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

SLA Salary Trend in England

SLA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in England

SLA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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
London +54 1051 £42,500 -5.55% 92
South East +26 887 £35,000 +7.69% 67
East of England +34 277 £41,750 +19.28% 27
Yorkshire +20 242 £33,000 +10.00% 21
West Midlands +43 206 £36,250 +9.84% 29
South West -10 192 £34,000 +3.81% 20
North West -6 171 £42,500 +26.86% 35
East Midlands +32 157 £27,750 -4.31% 20
North East -9 15 £26,250 +8.24% 7
Midlands +1 2 £36,000 -15.29%
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 2579 (41.54%) ITIL
2 2374 (38.24%) Windows
3 1954 (31.48%) Microsoft
4 1438 (23.16%) Active Directory
5 1303 (20.99%) Service Delivery
6 1250 (20.14%) Finance
7 1135 (18.28%) Cisco
8 1100 (17.72%) MS Excel
9 1035 (16.67%) VMware
10 1021 (16.45%) SQL
11 998 (16.08%) MS Office
12 915 (14.74%) Service Management
13 815 (13.13%) MS Exchange
14 750 (12.08%) Linux
15 747 (12.03%) Firewall
16 722 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 698 (11.24%) Citrix
18 685 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 655 (10.55%) Change Management
20 642 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
21 638 (10.28%) Degree
22 635 (10.23%) SQL Server
23 633 (10.20%) Incident Management
24 619 (9.97%) Windows 7
25 601 (9.68%) Problem Management
26 582 (9.38%) WAN
27 580 (9.34%) Telecoms
28 568 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
29 549 (8.84%) DNS
30 542 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 815 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 333 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 331 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 253 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 226 (3.64%) IIS
6 209 (3.37%) Lync
7 134 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 126 (2.03%) Apache
9 121 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 116 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 96 (1.55%) Tomcat
12 67 (1.08%) IBM Notes
13 63 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
14 50 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 41 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 39 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
17 28 (0.45%) Drupal
18 25 (0.40%) CMS
19 20 (0.32%) SAS
19 20 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1100 (17.72%) MS Excel
2 998 (16.08%) MS Office
3 108 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 93 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.66%) MS Project
6 21 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.081%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.048%) SPSS
9 2 (0.032%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
9 2 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 61 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 40 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 39 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 36 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
5 36 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
5 36 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
6 34 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 27 (0.43%) SAP FI
7 27 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 23 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
9 23 (0.37%) SAP CO
10 21 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
10 21 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
10 21 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
11 19 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
12 17 (0.27%) assyst
13 16 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 14 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 175 (2.82%) Office 365
2 89 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (0.85%) SaaS
4 52 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 14 (0.23%) IaaS
8 7 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.11%) Joyent
8 7 (0.11%) PaaS
8 7 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.064%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.064%) Yammer
10 3 (0.048%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.016%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.016%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.016%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 747 (12.03%) Firewall
2 582 (9.38%) WAN
3 549 (8.84%) DNS
4 534 (8.60%) LAN
5 522 (8.41%) TCP/IP
6 398 (6.41%) VPN
7 394 (6.35%) SAN
8 393 (6.33%) DHCP
9 309 (4.98%) VoIP
10 282 (4.54%) Internet
11 230 (3.70%) BGP
12 228 (3.67%) MPLS
13 202 (3.25%) Wireless
14 163 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
15 145 (2.34%) OSPF
16 134 (2.16%) NAS
17 116 (1.87%) Cisco IOS
18 113 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
19 102 (1.64%) EIGRP
19 102 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 195 (3.14%) MySQL
3 180 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 132 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 123 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 94 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 89 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
8 87 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 85 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 80 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 60 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 54 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
13 46 (0.74%) DB2
14 41 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 41 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 34 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 31 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
17 29 (0.47%) DTS
18 27 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 26 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (0.89%) JIRA
2 39 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 31 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 26 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 20 (0.32%) Hudson
6 19 (0.31%) Subversion
7 17 (0.27%) Jenkins
7 17 (0.27%) JUnit
8 14 (0.23%) NUnit
9 13 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.21%) Toad
9 13 (0.21%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.19%) Maven
11 10 (0.16%) MSI
11 10 (0.16%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.14%) Rational Performance Tester
12 9 (0.14%) Ant
13 6 (0.097%) Git (software)
14 5 (0.081%) Bugzilla
General
1 1250 (20.14%) Finance
2 580 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 276 (4.45%) Retail
4 241 (3.88%) Banking
5 184 (2.96%) Legal
6 92 (1.48%) Advertising
7 83 (1.34%) Marketing
8 82 (1.32%) Law
9 76 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 68 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 56 (0.90%) Back Office
12 53 (0.85%) Billing
13 51 (0.82%) Front Office
14 38 (0.61%) German Language
15 35 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 34 (0.55%) French Language
17 23 (0.37%) General Ledger
17 23 (0.37%) Publishing
18 21 (0.34%) Spanish Language
19 17 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1421 (22.89%) Analyst
2 700 (11.28%) Service Manager
3 592 (9.54%) Support Engineer
4 572 (9.21%) Support Analyst
5 515 (8.30%) Service Analyst
6 483 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 332 (5.35%) Delivery Manager
8 320 (5.15%) Network Engineer
9 302 (4.86%) Team Leader
10 290 (4.67%) Services Delivery Manager
11 285 (4.59%) Applications Support
12 280 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 246 (3.96%) Administrator
14 210 (3.38%) IT Support
14 210 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
15 182 (2.93%) Consultant
16 177 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 169 (2.72%) Developer
18 167 (2.69%) Technical Support
19 144 (2.32%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (3.87%) .NET
2 152 (2.45%) Web Services
3 131 (2.11%) HTML
4 112 (1.80%) XML
5 97 (1.56%) CSS
6 88 (1.42%) J2EE
7 83 (1.34%) ASP.NET
8 70 (1.13%) Middleware
9 42 (0.68%) XSLT
10 41 (0.66%) jQuery
11 39 (0.63%) Ajax
11 39 (0.63%) Spring
11 39 (0.63%) WinForms
12 27 (0.43%) JSP
12 27 (0.43%) SOAP
13 26 (0.42%) XSL
13 26 (0.42%) LINQ
13 26 (0.42%) HTML5
14 25 (0.40%) REST
14 25 (0.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 568 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 300 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 228 (3.67%) Blackberry
4 153 (2.46%) Clustering
5 141 (2.27%) Replication
6 121 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 108 (1.74%) Statistics
8 84 (1.35%) CMDB
9 79 (1.27%) Mathematics
10 73 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
11 72 (1.16%) iPhone
12 68 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
13 67 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 67 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 57 (0.92%) Mainframe
15 56 (0.90%) User Experience
16 49 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
17 38 (0.61%) Private Cloud
18 34 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
19 33 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2374 (38.24%) Windows
2 750 (12.08%) Linux
3 722 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 619 (9.97%) Windows 7
5 447 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 440 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 433 (6.97%) UNIX
8 363 (5.85%) Windows XP
9 302 (4.86%) Windows 8
10 176 (2.84%) Solaris
11 122 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 105 (1.69%) Windows Vista
13 76 (1.22%) Android
14 55 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 49 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 48 (0.77%) Debian
17 47 (0.76%) CentOS
17 47 (0.76%) AIX
17 47 (0.76%) Windows 2000
18 42 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2579 (41.54%) ITIL
2 1303 (20.99%) Service Delivery
3 915 (14.74%) Service Management
4 655 (10.55%) Change Management
5 633 (10.20%) Incident Management
6 601 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 481 (7.75%) Project Management
8 404 (6.51%) Mentoring
9 363 (5.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 333 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 263 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
12 255 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 243 (3.91%) CRM
14 237 (3.82%) Line Management
15 233 (3.75%) Time Management
16 227 (3.66%) Change Control
17 224 (3.61%) PRINCE2
17 224 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 214 (3.45%) Coaching
19 205 (3.30%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1021 (16.45%) SQL
2 250 (4.03%) Java
3 180 (2.90%) PowerShell
4 145 (2.34%) C#
5 125 (2.01%) PL/SQL
6 120 (1.93%) T-SQL
7 108 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 102 (1.64%) C
9 88 (1.42%) Perl
10 86 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 62 (1.00%) PHP
12 59 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 50 (0.81%) VB.NET
14 39 (0.63%) VB
15 38 (0.61%) VBScript
16 37 (0.60%) Python
17 26 (0.42%) JCL
18 24 (0.39%) COBOL
19 22 (0.35%) Ruby
20 21 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 642 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 638 (10.28%) Degree
3 542 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 490 (7.89%) CCNA
5 416 (6.70%) Security Cleared
6 409 (6.59%) ITIL Certification
7 333 (5.36%) MCSE
8 322 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 261 (4.20%) CCNP
10 245 (3.95%) MCP
11 174 (2.80%) MCSA
12 120 (1.93%) DV Cleared
13 119 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 116 (1.87%) MCITP
15 66 (1.06%) HND
16 65 (1.05%) MCTS
17 62 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 61 (0.98%) A+ Certification
19 41 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
20 38 (0.61%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (1.90%) QA
2 104 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 49 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 33 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (0.34%) COBIT
7 11 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.13%) HL7
10 5 (0.081%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.064%) GMP
11 4 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.048%) DICOM
12 3 (0.048%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.032%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.016%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.016%) BS7799
System Software
1 1438 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 685 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 297 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 209 (3.37%) vSphere
5 208 (3.35%) XenApp
6 124 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
7 122 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 98 (1.58%) VMware ESX
9 91 (1.47%) Terminal Services
10 68 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
11 45 (0.72%) NFS
12 42 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 42 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 40 (0.64%) XenServer
14 36 (0.58%) Firmware
15 26 (0.42%) vCloud
16 25 (0.40%) Samba
17 23 (0.37%) iptables
18 20 (0.32%) Xen
19 17 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 258 (4.16%) SCCM
2 140 (2.26%) SCOM
3 87 (1.40%) Nagios
4 76 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 71 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 70 (1.13%) NetBackup
7 67 (1.08%) Opsview
8 45 (0.72%) Puppet
9 38 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
10 36 (0.58%) WSUS
11 34 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
12 32 (0.52%) OpenView
12 32 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
13 31 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 28 (0.45%) HP SIM
14 28 (0.45%) Cisco LMS
15 25 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 24 (0.39%) Tivoli
17 23 (0.37%) SCVMM
17 23 (0.37%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1954 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 1135 (18.28%) Cisco
3 1035 (16.67%) VMware
4 698 (11.24%) Citrix
5 525 (8.46%) Oracle
6 464 (7.47%) HP
7 236 (3.80%) Juniper
8 214 (3.45%) Symantec
9 207 (3.33%) NetApp
10 196 (3.16%) CheckPoint
11 171 (2.75%) Dell
12 163 (2.63%) Remedy
13 161 (2.59%) F5
14 139 (2.24%) SAP
15 123 (1.98%) IBM
16 120 (1.93%) SolarWinds
17 118 (1.90%) Red Hat
18 117 (1.88%) Avaya
19 115 (1.85%) Apple
20 106 (1.71%) EMC
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £29000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + COMMISSION
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Comprehensive and flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago