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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 90 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -4
Permanent jobs citing SLA 3038 2389 2540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.07% 2.50% 2.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.38% 24.42% 24.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2404 1882 2040
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £64,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
10342 9783 10479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.47% 10.23% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8127 7587 8647
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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
London +60 991 £45,000 - 84
South East +17 758 £37,500 +1.35% 75
Yorkshire +35 306 £32,000 +6.66% 21
East of England +23 277 £40,000 +3.22% 31
North West +53 253 £35,000 +7.69% 31
West Midlands -2 184 £33,000 +2.32% 16
South West -34 159 £36,000 +8.51% 20
East Midlands +27 101 £29,000 -13.43% 21
North East -11 13 £25,000 -21.78% 3
Midlands -10 2 £22,000 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2693 (43.15%) ITIL
2 2215 (35.49%) Windows
3 1950 (31.24%) Microsoft
4 1341 (21.49%) Finance
5 1319 (21.13%) Active Directory
6 1314 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 1093 (17.51%) Cisco
8 1072 (17.18%) MS Excel
9 1048 (16.79%) SQL
10 1025 (16.42%) VMware
11 987 (15.81%) MS Office
12 985 (15.78%) Service Management
13 801 (12.83%) MS Exchange
14 741 (11.87%) SQL Server
15 728 (11.66%) Linux
16 696 (11.15%) Degree
17 692 (11.09%) Citrix
18 683 (10.94%) Firewall
19 672 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
20 650 (10.41%) Telecoms
21 642 (10.29%) Change Management
22 641 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
23 638 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
24 613 (9.82%) Windows 7
25 600 (9.61%) Incident Management
26 597 (9.57%) Oracle
27 593 (9.50%) Cisco Certification
28 567 (9.09%) Problem Management
29 557 (8.92%) TCP/IP
30 523 (8.38%) DNS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 801 (12.83%) MS Exchange
2 311 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 293 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 216 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 198 (3.17%) IIS
6 195 (3.12%) Lync
7 142 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 119 (1.91%) Apache
9 116 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 108 (1.73%) Tomcat
11 86 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 68 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
13 62 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 58 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
15 51 (0.82%) IBM Notes
16 43 (0.69%) CMS
17 40 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
18 35 (0.56%) JBoss
19 26 (0.42%) SAS
20 20 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1072 (17.18%) MS Excel
2 987 (15.81%) MS Office
3 150 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 100 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.75%) MS Project
6 15 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.096%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.064%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.048%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.032%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
11 2 (0.032%) SPSS
11 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.016%) Quicktime
12 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.016%) Maya
12 1 (0.016%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 57 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 49 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
5 33 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 31 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 30 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 30 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
8 29 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 29 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
9 28 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
10 27 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
11 26 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
12 25 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
13 21 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
14 18 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 16 (0.26%) SAP EWM
16 15 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
16 15 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
17 12 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 124 (1.99%) Office 365
2 49 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (0.75%) SaaS
4 31 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.16%) IaaS
7 8 (0.13%) PaaS
8 5 (0.080%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.048%) Yammer
10 1 (0.016%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.016%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 683 (10.94%) Firewall
2 557 (8.92%) TCP/IP
3 523 (8.38%) DNS
4 509 (8.16%) WAN
5 499 (8.00%) LAN
6 396 (6.35%) VPN
7 395 (6.33%) SAN
8 365 (5.85%) DHCP
9 277 (4.44%) VoIP
10 266 (4.26%) MPLS
11 260 (4.17%) Internet
12 225 (3.61%) BGP
13 223 (3.57%) Wireless
14 175 (2.80%) OSPF
15 139 (2.23%) NAS
16 125 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (1.86%) Ethernet
18 109 (1.75%) SSL
19 103 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
20 98 (1.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 741 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 217 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 175 (2.80%) MySQL
4 141 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 131 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 122 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 106 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 104 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
9 86 (1.38%) Relational Database
10 63 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 62 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 62 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (0.96%) DB2
13 58 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
14 47 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
15 43 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 41 (0.66%) QlikView
17 40 (0.64%) Essbase
18 30 (0.48%) MS Access
19 23 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 58 (0.93%) JIRA
2 51 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 46 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (0.51%) Subversion
5 31 (0.50%) Git (software)
6 27 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 26 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
8 23 (0.37%) JUnit
9 20 (0.32%) Maven
10 18 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (0.22%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (0.19%) Hudson
14 10 (0.16%) Ant
14 10 (0.16%) Toad
14 10 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
15 7 (0.11%) Bugzilla
16 6 (0.096%) MSI
17 5 (0.080%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 5 (0.080%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1341 (21.49%) Finance
2 650 (10.41%) Telecoms
3 314 (5.03%) Retail
4 231 (3.70%) Banking
5 171 (2.74%) Legal
6 122 (1.95%) Marketing
7 109 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 83 (1.33%) Back Office
9 81 (1.30%) Law
10 77 (1.23%) Advertising
11 74 (1.19%) Billing
12 59 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 58 (0.93%) Front Office
14 48 (0.77%) French Language
15 35 (0.56%) German Language
16 31 (0.50%) Investment Banking
17 30 (0.48%) Publishing
18 24 (0.38%) Local Government
19 22 (0.35%) Electronics
20 19 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1457 (23.35%) Analyst
2 684 (10.96%) Service Manager
3 599 (9.60%) Support Analyst
4 586 (9.39%) Support Engineer
5 539 (8.64%) Service Analyst
6 483 (7.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 359 (5.75%) Team Leader
8 306 (4.90%) Applications Support
8 306 (4.90%) Network Engineer
9 281 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 274 (4.39%) Delivery Manager
11 265 (4.25%) Administrator
12 255 (4.09%) Services Delivery Manager
13 211 (3.38%) Developer
14 209 (3.35%) Consultant
15 185 (2.96%) IT Support
16 181 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
17 179 (2.87%) Technical Support
18 160 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 150 (2.40%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (3.94%) .NET
2 164 (2.63%) HTML
3 140 (2.24%) Web Services
4 133 (2.13%) XML
5 121 (1.94%) CSS
6 100 (1.60%) ASP.NET
7 80 (1.28%) J2EE
8 72 (1.15%) jQuery
9 68 (1.09%) Middleware
10 40 (0.64%) .NET Framework
11 37 (0.59%) AngularJS
11 37 (0.59%) Spring
12 35 (0.56%) XSLT
12 35 (0.56%) Ajax
13 34 (0.54%) SOAP
14 28 (0.45%) HTML5
15 26 (0.42%) WinForms
16 25 (0.40%) WCF
17 22 (0.35%) Hibernate
17 22 (0.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 672 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 292 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 212 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 146 (2.34%) Clustering
5 135 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 118 (1.89%) Statistics
7 105 (1.68%) Replication
8 97 (1.55%) Mathematics
8 97 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 92 (1.47%) Fat Client
9 92 (1.47%) Thin Client
10 74 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
11 73 (1.17%) iPhone
12 66 (1.06%) CMDB
13 57 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 52 (0.83%) Mainframe
15 46 (0.74%) User Experience
16 45 (0.72%) Life Science
17 43 (0.69%) Open Source
18 41 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2215 (35.49%) Windows
2 728 (11.66%) Linux
3 638 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 613 (9.82%) Windows 7
5 457 (7.32%) UNIX
6 421 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 371 (5.94%) Windows XP
8 291 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 259 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 157 (2.52%) Solaris
11 119 (1.91%) Windows Vista
12 84 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 66 (1.06%) AIX
14 58 (0.93%) Android
15 43 (0.69%) CentOS
16 40 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 39 (0.62%) Apple iOS
18 36 (0.58%) Windows 2000
19 35 (0.56%) Mac OS X
19 35 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2693 (43.15%) ITIL
2 1314 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 985 (15.78%) Service Management
4 642 (10.29%) Change Management
5 600 (9.61%) Incident Management
6 567 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 465 (7.45%) Project Management
8 379 (6.07%) Mentoring
9 328 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 299 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 282 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 252 (4.04%) PRINCE2
12 252 (4.04%) Coaching
13 251 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
14 245 (3.93%) CRM
15 239 (3.83%) Change Control
16 235 (3.77%) ITSM
17 231 (3.70%) Time Management
18 222 (3.56%) Line Management
19 211 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1048 (16.79%) SQL
2 293 (4.69%) Java
3 200 (3.20%) C#
4 155 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 143 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 139 (2.23%) PL/SQL
7 137 (2.20%) PowerShell
8 126 (2.02%) C
9 100 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 78 (1.25%) Perl
11 60 (0.96%) VB
12 53 (0.85%) PHP
13 52 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 35 (0.56%) C++
15 34 (0.54%) VB.NET
15 34 (0.54%) Python
16 33 (0.53%) ABAP
17 23 (0.37%) JCL
18 18 (0.29%) VBA
19 15 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 696 (11.15%) Degree
2 593 (9.50%) Cisco Certification
3 503 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 460 (7.37%) CCNA
5 416 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 376 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
7 310 (4.97%) SC Cleared
8 295 (4.73%) MCSE
9 279 (4.47%) MCP
10 220 (3.53%) CCNP
11 166 (2.66%) MCSA
12 114 (1.83%) MCITP
13 113 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 74 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 66 (1.06%) MCTS
16 61 (0.98%) A+ Certification
17 58 (0.93%) HND
17 58 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 50 (0.80%) PMI Certification
19 42 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (1.95%) QA
2 87 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 35 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.38%) COBIT
7 6 (0.096%) HL7
8 4 (0.064%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.032%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.032%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.016%) GAMP
11 1 (0.016%) GxP
System Software
1 1319 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 641 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (3.81%) XenApp
4 222 (3.56%) Hyper-V
5 201 (3.22%) vSphere
6 105 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 96 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 95 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (1.46%) VMware ESX
10 57 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 49 (0.79%) Firmware
12 42 (0.67%) XenServer
13 33 (0.53%) NFS
13 33 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 31 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 27 (0.43%) vCloud
16 20 (0.32%) UAG
17 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 15 (0.24%) Samba
19 14 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 239 (3.83%) SCCM
2 132 (2.12%) SCOM
3 97 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 97 (1.55%) Nagios
4 90 (1.44%) Backup Exec
5 85 (1.36%) NetBackup
6 72 (1.15%) Puppet
7 49 (0.79%) Opsview
8 45 (0.72%) OpenView
9 44 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
10 42 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
11 41 (0.66%) HP SIM
12 38 (0.61%) WSUS
13 34 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 31 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
15 29 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 21 (0.34%) HP NNM
17 19 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 19 (0.30%) Tivoli
17 19 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1950 (31.24%) Microsoft
2 1093 (17.51%) Cisco
3 1025 (16.42%) VMware
4 692 (11.09%) Citrix
5 597 (9.57%) Oracle
6 445 (7.13%) HP
7 279 (4.47%) Juniper
8 242 (3.88%) Symantec
9 197 (3.16%) NetApp
10 186 (2.98%) CheckPoint
11 169 (2.71%) Remedy
12 164 (2.63%) SAP
13 160 (2.56%) SolarWinds
14 144 (2.31%) IBM
15 138 (2.21%) Dell
16 127 (2.03%) F5
17 123 (1.97%) Red Hat
18 115 (1.84%) Avaya
19 114 (1.83%) EMC
20 92 (1.47%) Apple
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Candidate Source
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
England
TK Maxx
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
Capita
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Capita
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive + flexible benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Package including 25 days holiday.
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Intapeople
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + £5K Bonus, on-call & Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday