The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Permanent jobs citing SLA 29 45 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.53% 4.00% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.37% 34.35% 63.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 39
Average salary £35,000 £51,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.70% +28.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £27,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £62,450 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
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 Essex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
119 131 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.40% 11.64% 6.58%
Number of salaries quoted 95 90 59
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SLA
Salary Trend in Essex

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

SLA Salary Trend in Essex

SLA
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Essex

SLA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
(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
Chelmsford +3 6 £32,000 -22.42%
Basildon +5 4 £45,000 -18.18%
Brentwood -5 2 £55,000 +51.72%
Colchester - 2 £26,000 -
Harlow - 2 £29,750 -
Waltham Abbey - 1 £38,500 -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Finance
3 18 (24.66%) Linux
4 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
5 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
5 15 (20.55%) MS Excel
6 14 (19.18%) ITIL
6 14 (19.18%) Cisco
7 13 (17.81%) SQL
8 11 (15.07%) VMware
8 11 (15.07%) DNS
9 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
9 10 (13.70%) Perl
9 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
9 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (12.33%) MS Office
10 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (10.96%) DHCP
11 8 (10.96%) Oracle
11 8 (10.96%) Python
11 8 (10.96%) Firewall
11 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
12 7 (9.59%) MS Exchange
12 7 (9.59%) UNIX
12 7 (9.59%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (9.59%) Internet
13 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (8.22%) NFS
13 6 (8.22%) Wireless
13 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 7 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (20.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) DNS
2 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.96%) DHCP
3 8 (10.96%) Firewall
4 7 (9.59%) Internet
5 6 (8.22%) Wireless
6 5 (6.85%) VoIP
6 5 (6.85%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.85%) NAS
7 4 (5.48%) LAN
7 4 (5.48%) WAN
7 4 (5.48%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.48%) SNMP
7 4 (5.48%) SSH
7 4 (5.48%) MPLS
8 3 (4.11%) ADSL
9 2 (2.74%) LDAP
9 2 (2.74%) VPN
9 2 (2.74%) SSL
9 2 (2.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
4 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) JIRA
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Law
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Local Government
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Analyst
2 17 (23.29%) Support Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Applications Support
5 8 (10.96%) Service Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Administrator
6 7 (9.59%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) DBA
8 5 (6.85%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Operations Manager
9 4 (5.48%) IT Operations Manager
10 3 (4.11%) MI Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Open Source
1 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.74%) iSeries
3 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 18 (24.66%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.59%) UNIX
5 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.74%) CentOS
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
3 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.48%) Change Management
5 4 (5.48%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.11%) Release Management
7 2 (2.74%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.74%) Change Control
7 2 (2.74%) Information Security
7 2 (2.74%) Time Management
7 2 (2.74%) Service Management
7 2 (2.74%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) Perl
3 8 (10.96%) Python
4 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.74%) AWK
5 2 (2.74%) Korn
5 2 (2.74%) COBOL
5 2 (2.74%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) MCSA
5 2 (2.74%) MCP
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) RHCE
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.74%) MCITP
6 1 (1.37%) MOS
6 1 (1.37%) CCNP
6 1 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) NFS
4 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.74%) XenServer
5 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) OpenView
2 2 (2.74%) Nagios
2 2 (2.74%) SCOM
2 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (2.74%) Opsview
3 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.37%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) Cisco
3 11 (15.07%) VMware
4 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
5 8 (10.96%) Oracle
6 5 (6.85%) Citrix
6 5 (6.85%) Juniper
7 4 (5.48%) NetApp
7 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.48%) Aruba
8 3 (4.11%) HP
9 2 (2.74%) JBoss
9 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.74%) Splunk
9 2 (2.74%) Guidewire
9 2 (2.74%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.74%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.74%) Barracuda Networks