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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 69 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Permanent jobs citing SLA 27 61 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.65% 5.14% 6.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 37.42% 35.38%
Number of salaries quoted 24 59 39
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +0.71%
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
99 163 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.72% 13.73% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 88 139 114
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £27,400 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +36 9 £70,000 +118.75% 2
West Malling -5 3 £24,000 -43.52% 3
Maidstone -17 2 £21,500 -52.22% 1
Dartford -2 1 £50,000 -25.92%
Folkestone -9 1 £28,000 -3.44%
Sandwich - 1 £60,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £15,000 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 33 (42.86%) Windows
3 27 (35.06%) ITIL
4 19 (24.68%) Finance
4 19 (24.68%) MS Office
4 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (20.78%) CCNA
5 16 (20.78%) Cisco
6 15 (19.48%) Service Management
7 14 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 14 (18.18%) Change Management
7 14 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 13 (16.88%) MCITP
8 13 (16.88%) Firewall
8 13 (16.88%) Internet
8 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
8 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
9 12 (15.58%) SQL
10 11 (14.29%) Linux
10 11 (14.29%) MCSE
10 11 (14.29%) Juniper
10 11 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 11 (14.29%) Marketing
10 11 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.99%) Blue Coat
11 10 (12.99%) F5
11 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
12 9 (11.69%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (2.60%) nginx
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Lync
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.19%) FastStats
4 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) Firewall
1 13 (16.88%) Internet
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco PIX
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (7.79%) DNS
4 4 (5.19%) SAN
4 4 (5.19%) WAN
4 4 (5.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) VoIP
5 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.90%) MPLS
5 3 (3.90%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.90%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (2.60%) Multicast
6 2 (2.60%) VRRP
6 2 (2.60%) IPsec
6 2 (2.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Marketing
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Local Government
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 17 (22.08%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 10 (12.99%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Technical Support Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Service Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (9.09%) Service Manager
8 6 (7.79%) IT Operations Manager
8 6 (7.79%) Insight Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Operations Manager
9 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (6.49%) Tester
9 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) CSS
1 5 (6.49%) HTML
2 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (5.19%) jQuery
2 4 (5.19%) WCF
2 4 (5.19%) REST
2 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) Memcached
3 2 (2.60%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.60%) Open Source
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.86%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 11 (14.29%) Linux
4 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.60%) SELinux
6 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.60%) CentOS
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Debian
6 2 (2.60%) OpenBSD
6 2 (2.60%) UNIX
6 2 (2.60%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Service Management
3 14 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 14 (18.18%) Change Management
4 11 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.39%) CRM
7 7 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 7 (9.09%) Line Management
7 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.79%) Operations Management
8 6 (7.79%) Logistic Regression
8 6 (7.79%) Propensity Modelling
8 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (7.79%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Migration
8 6 (7.79%) CHAID
9 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.19%) C#
3 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) C
4 2 (2.60%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (20.78%) CCNA
3 13 (16.88%) MCITP
4 11 (14.29%) MCSE
5 8 (10.39%) JNCIA
5 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.39%) CCSA
6 5 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.49%) MCDBA
7 4 (5.19%) Degree
8 2 (2.60%) CISSP
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) COBIT
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) KVM
3 2 (2.60%) Squid
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
2 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) Cisco
3 11 (14.29%) Juniper
3 11 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.99%) Blue Coat
4 10 (12.99%) F5
5 9 (11.69%) McAfee
6 8 (10.39%) SonicWALL
6 8 (10.39%) Aruba
6 8 (10.39%) Trend Micro
6 8 (10.39%) Lumension
6 8 (10.39%) Websense
6 8 (10.39%) Clearswift
7 5 (6.49%) Business Objects
7 5 (6.49%) VMware
8 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.19%) SmartFocus
8 4 (5.19%) Remedy
8 4 (5.19%) Citrix
9 3 (3.90%) CA
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