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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 7 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing SLA 1 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 6.67% 20.83% 29.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +57.89%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,743 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-11.54% +2.06%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 13.33% 20.83% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +57.89%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (90.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (90.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (90.00%) MSI
2 9 (90.00%) Advertising
2 9 (90.00%) Publishing
2 9 (90.00%) Asset Management
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Vista
2 9 (90.00%) WSUS
2 9 (90.00%) SCCM
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SHDSL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) ADSL
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 9 (90.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) ADSL
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) SNMP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) OSPF
1 1 (10.00%) BGP
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) SHDSL
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) MSI
General
1 9 (90.00%) Advertising
1 9 (90.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Vista
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
1 9 (90.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (90.00%) WSUS
1 9 (90.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco