The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Highlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Highlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SLA 3 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 25.00% 32.14% 27.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 33.33% 32.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SLA
Scotland

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

SLA
Salary Trend in the Highlands

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

SLA Salary Trend in the Highlands

SLA
Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Highlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Inverness +5 3 - - 3
SLA
Scotland

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Highlands 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) SHDSL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ADSL
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Highlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) SHDSL
1 1 (25.00%) ADSL
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Server Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe