The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 67 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Permanent jobs citing SLA 41 28 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.11% 2.62% 5.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.50% 21.05% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 30 24 38
Average salary £49,000 £48,188 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.68% +20.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,950 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
SLA
South East

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
139 133 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 13.94% 12.43% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 110 102 116
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SLA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

SLA Salary Trend in Kent

SLA
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Kent

SLA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Tunbridge Wells +31 9 £70,000 - 1
Dartford 0 8 £50,000 -25.92%
Maidstone -2 3 £21,500 -6.52%
West Malling +5 2 £24,000 -18.64%
Sandwich - 1 £60,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £28,000 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (43.42%) Windows
3 24 (31.58%) ITIL
4 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (26.32%) Finance
6 17 (22.37%) Cisco
6 17 (22.37%) MS Office
7 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 15 (19.74%) Service Management
8 15 (19.74%) MCITP
9 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (18.42%) CCNA
10 13 (17.11%) Active Directory
10 13 (17.11%) SQL
10 13 (17.11%) Change Management
10 13 (17.11%) Firewall
10 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
11 12 (15.79%) CheckPoint
11 12 (15.79%) Juniper
12 11 (14.47%) Internet
12 11 (14.47%) MCSE
12 11 (14.47%) Problem Management
12 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (13.16%) Blue Coat
13 10 (13.16%) Marketing
13 10 (13.16%) F5
13 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
13 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
14 9 (11.84%) Linux
14 9 (11.84%) Windows XP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (2.63%) nginx
3 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (22.37%) MS Office
2 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.26%) FastStats
4 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) Firewall
2 11 (14.47%) Internet
3 7 (9.21%) DNS
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.26%) SAN
4 4 (5.26%) WAN
4 4 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.95%) MPLS
5 3 (3.95%) VLAN
5 3 (3.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (3.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.63%) Multicast
6 2 (2.63%) Network Security
6 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.63%) VRRP
6 2 (2.63%) IPsec
6 2 (2.63%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Technical Support
4 9 (11.84%) Service Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (7.89%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Service Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Insight Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (6.58%) SLA Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 5 (6.58%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) HTML
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
1 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
1 5 (6.58%) CSS
1 5 (6.58%) WCF
1 5 (6.58%) jQuery
1 5 (6.58%) REST
1 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.63%) Memcached
2 2 (2.63%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.58%) Visualisation
3 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.84%) Linux
3 9 (11.84%) Windows XP
4 7 (9.21%) Windows 8
4 7 (9.21%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.63%) CentOS
5 2 (2.63%) UNIX
5 2 (2.63%) SELinux
5 2 (2.63%) FreeBSD
5 2 (2.63%) Debian
5 2 (2.63%) OpenBSD
5 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) ITIL
2 15 (19.74%) Service Management
3 13 (17.11%) Change Management
4 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.47%) Problem Management
5 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.89%) Propensity Modelling
7 6 (7.89%) Logistic Regression
7 6 (7.89%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (7.89%) Migration
7 6 (7.89%) CHAID
7 6 (7.89%) CRM
8 5 (6.58%) SOA
8 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.58%) Scrum
8 5 (6.58%) Workflow
8 5 (6.58%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
3 5 (6.58%) C#
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.95%) C
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
5 2 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (19.74%) MCITP
3 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (18.42%) CCNA
4 11 (14.47%) MCSE
5 7 (9.21%) MCDBA
5 7 (9.21%) CCSA
5 7 (9.21%) JNCIA
6 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.58%) Degree
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.63%) CISSP
9 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.63%) KVM
3 2 (2.63%) Squid
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
2 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Cisco
3 12 (15.79%) Juniper
3 12 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 10 (13.16%) Blue Coat
4 10 (13.16%) F5
5 7 (9.21%) Websense
5 7 (9.21%) McAfee
6 6 (7.89%) Clearswift
6 6 (7.89%) Aruba
6 6 (7.89%) Lumension
6 6 (7.89%) SonicWALL
6 6 (7.89%) Trend Micro
7 5 (6.58%) Remedy
7 5 (6.58%) VMware
7 5 (6.58%) Citrix
7 5 (6.58%) Business Objects
8 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.26%) SmartFocus
9 3 (3.95%) LogLogic
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