The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 37 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs citing SLA 39 7 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 5.49% 1.69% 5.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.70% 43.75% 36.62%
Number of salaries quoted 34 5 23
Average salary £27,000 £39,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.64% +71.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £38,960 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £46,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,579 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.65% +1.65%
SLA
Northamptonshire

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 Northampton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
74 16 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 10.41% 3.86% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 61 14 68
Average salary £28,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £38,180 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

SLA
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

SLA Salary Trend in Northampton

SLA
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Northampton

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 40 (68.97%) ITIL
2 30 (51.72%) Windows
3 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (46.55%) TCP/IP
5 25 (43.10%) MCP
6 24 (41.38%) Windows 7
7 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (36.21%) Service Delivery
8 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
9 18 (31.03%) HND
10 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
11 16 (27.59%) MCSE
11 16 (27.59%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (25.86%) MCSA
12 15 (25.86%) MCITP
13 12 (20.69%) MCTS
13 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (20.69%) VPN
13 12 (20.69%) DNS
13 12 (20.69%) Legal
14 11 (18.97%) Service Management
15 10 (17.24%) MS Office
15 10 (17.24%) Coaching
15 10 (17.24%) Retail
16 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (15.52%) Law
17 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
17 8 (13.79%) .NET
18 7 (12.07%) HTML

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.45%) CMS
5 2 (3.45%) Lync
6 1 (1.72%) WordPress
6 1 (1.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (46.55%) TCP/IP
2 12 (20.69%) VPN
2 12 (20.69%) DNS
3 5 (8.62%) LAN
3 5 (8.62%) WAN
4 2 (3.45%) DHCP
4 2 (3.45%) Intranet
4 2 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (20.69%) Legal
2 10 (17.24%) Retail
3 9 (15.52%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
5 1 (1.72%) Welsh Language
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Analyst
2 21 (36.21%) Team Leader
2 21 (36.21%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 17 (29.31%) Service Analyst
3 17 (29.31%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (15.52%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Help Desk Team Lead
8 2 (3.45%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Service Desk Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Service Level Manager
9 1 (1.72%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) HTML
3 6 (10.34%) jQuery
3 6 (10.34%) Ajax
3 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.34%) CSS
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) WCF
4 3 (5.17%) Silverlight
4 3 (5.17%) XSL
5 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) iPhone
2 2 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 24 (41.38%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Vista
7 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.17%) Android
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) ITIL
2 21 (36.21%) Service Delivery
3 11 (18.97%) Service Management
4 10 (17.24%) Coaching
5 7 (12.07%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.17%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (5.17%) Web Development
6 3 (5.17%) Project Management
7 2 (3.45%) Migration
7 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.45%) Time Management
7 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.45%) Data Management
7 2 (3.45%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) Android Development
7 2 (3.45%) iOS Development
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.72%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.34%) C#
3 5 (8.62%) VB
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (43.10%) MCP
2 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (31.03%) HND
4 16 (27.59%) MCSE
5 15 (25.86%) MCSA
5 15 (25.86%) MCITP
6 12 (20.69%) MCTS
7 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.34%) Degree
7 6 (10.34%) MOS
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
3 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.72%) Zend
3 1 (1.72%) VMware
3 1 (1.72%) Avaya
3 1 (1.72%) Business Objects