The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 11 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 20 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Permanent jobs citing SLA 4 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.96% 2.21% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 35.29% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £41,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,400 £49,500 £51,300
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.59% 6.25% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 11
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SLA
England

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SLA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

SLA Salary Trend in the Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) NetApp
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) COM
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) ITSM
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Cacti

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (25.00%) Lync
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Support Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) COM
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) WSDL
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) Itk
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Service Management
1 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (25.00%) ITSM
1 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) MVVM
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) OOP
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
1 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (25.00%) IAG
1 3 (25.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) Cacti
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) NetApp
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco