The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 65 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing SLA 13 7 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.83% 0.81% 2.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.41% 12.28% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 26
Average salary £34,250 £24,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.70% -43.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £24,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
SLA
Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
58 57 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 8.16% 6.63% 11.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 48 112
Average salary £40,500 £43,750 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.42% +0.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £70,000 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SLA
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

SLA Salary Trend in Oxford

SLA
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Oxford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) MCP
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (28.57%) Firmware
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (23.81%) Time Management
6 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) Middleware
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Critical Success Factor
8 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
8 3 (14.29%) DevOps
8 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (9.52%) Mobile Games
9 2 (9.52%) Games
9 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (9.52%) Cisco
9 2 (9.52%) CentOS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Base SAS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) French Language
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Architect
4 3 (14.29%) IT Support
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Manager
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile Games
2 2 (9.52%) Social Network
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (23.81%) Time Management
2 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
2 4 (19.05%) Critical Success Factor
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Management
5 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) MCP
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) Firmware
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.76%) hybris
5 1 (4.76%) IPFX