The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Permanent jobs citing SLA 91 67 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.72% 2.96% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.07% 30.18% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 44 42
Average salary £34,750 £43,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,950 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £88,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
SLA
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
313 222 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.80% 9.80% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 217 154 200
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,350 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £83,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SLA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

SLA Salary Trend in Reading

SLA
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Reading

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 59 (33.15%) Telecoms
2 58 (32.58%) ITIL
3 49 (27.53%) Windows
3 49 (27.53%) Microsoft
4 46 (25.84%) Linux
4 46 (25.84%) Service Delivery
5 43 (24.16%) Service Management
6 37 (20.79%) Degree
7 33 (18.54%) UNIX
8 31 (17.42%) MS Excel
8 31 (17.42%) HP
9 29 (16.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (15.17%) Oracle
11 26 (14.61%) Firewall
12 23 (12.92%) VMware
12 23 (12.92%) Huawei
13 22 (12.36%) Active Directory
14 20 (11.24%) SQL
14 20 (11.24%) Cisco
14 20 (11.24%) Wireless
15 19 (10.67%) DNS
16 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (9.55%) Windows 7
18 16 (8.99%) MySQL
18 16 (8.99%) Front Office
19 15 (8.43%) MCSE
19 15 (8.43%) FTP
19 15 (8.43%) Back Office
19 15 (8.43%) Incident Management
19 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (3.93%) Apache
1 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.25%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (2.25%) GroupWise
4 3 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
5 2 (1.12%) CICS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (17.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.18%) MS Office
3 7 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.12%) Agresso
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.61%) Firewall
2 20 (11.24%) Wireless
3 19 (10.67%) DNS
4 15 (8.43%) FTP
5 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.49%) SSL
6 8 (4.49%) LAN
6 8 (4.49%) WAN
7 6 (3.37%) HTTP
8 5 (2.81%) VPN
8 5 (2.81%) SMTP
8 5 (2.81%) LDAP
8 5 (2.81%) Internet
9 4 (2.25%) DMZ
9 4 (2.25%) SS7
9 4 (2.25%) IMAP
9 4 (2.25%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.25%) GPRS
9 4 (2.25%) INAP
10 3 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.99%) MySQL
2 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) DTS
7 1 (0.56%) DB2
7 1 (0.56%) OLAP
7 1 (0.56%) IDOL
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (33.15%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.99%) Front Office
3 15 (8.43%) Back Office
4 13 (7.30%) Finance
5 9 (5.06%) Billing
6 8 (4.49%) French Language
6 8 (4.49%) German Language
7 3 (1.69%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.69%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.69%) Marketing
7 3 (1.69%) Advertising
8 2 (1.12%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 24 (13.48%) Support Engineer
2 20 (11.24%) Technical Engineer
3 19 (10.67%) Service Manager
4 15 (8.43%) Technical Support
5 13 (7.30%) Analyst
5 13 (7.30%) Administrator
6 12 (6.74%) Technical Support Engineer
6 12 (6.74%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (6.74%) Security Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) Incident Manager
8 10 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.93%) OSS Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Security Support Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) BSS Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Electrical Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Services Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.37%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.25%) HTML
1 4 (2.25%) ODBC
1 4 (2.25%) Web Services
2 3 (1.69%) .NET
3 2 (1.12%) J2EE
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) COM
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) LAMP
4 1 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.93%) Clustering
5 6 (3.37%) Firmware
5 6 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.37%) iPhone
6 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.12%) Open Source
8 2 (1.12%) CMDB
8 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.12%) IPTV
8 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) PDA
9 1 (0.56%) CCTV
9 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 49 (27.53%) Windows
2 46 (25.84%) Linux
3 33 (18.54%) UNIX
4 17 (9.55%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.81%) Solaris
8 5 (2.81%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.25%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (2.25%) Android
10 3 (1.69%) zOS
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.58%) ITIL
2 46 (25.84%) Service Delivery
3 43 (24.16%) Service Management
4 29 (16.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (8.43%) Incident Management
6 14 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (6.18%) CRM
9 9 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.06%) Change Management
10 8 (4.49%) Project Management
10 8 (4.49%) Operations Management
11 6 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.81%) Software Distribution
13 4 (2.25%) Time Management
13 4 (2.25%) Performance Management
13 4 (2.25%) Load Balancing
13 4 (2.25%) Problem Management
13 4 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.24%) SQL
2 10 (5.62%) PHP
3 8 (4.49%) Perl
4 6 (3.37%) Korn
5 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.69%) JCL
6 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.69%) C#
7 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.12%) VBScript
7 2 (1.12%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (20.79%) Degree
2 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (8.43%) MCSE
3 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (4.49%) MCP
6 7 (3.93%) MOS
6 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.81%) MCITP
7 5 (2.81%) OCA
7 5 (2.81%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.25%) CCIE
8 4 (2.25%) CCNP
8 4 (2.25%) CCNA
8 4 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.69%) MCSA
10 2 (1.12%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.12%) MCTS
10 2 (1.12%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.37%) vSphere
4 4 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.69%) vCloud
6 2 (1.12%) KVM
6 2 (1.12%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.56%) Xen
7 1 (0.56%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) Unicenter
1 5 (2.81%) Tivoli NetView
1 5 (2.81%) MOM
1 5 (2.81%) OMEGAMON
1 5 (2.81%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (2.25%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.25%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.12%) Puppet
3 2 (1.12%) Control-M
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.56%) Nagios
4 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.56%) Cacti
4 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.56%) Plesk
Vendors
1 49 (27.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.42%) HP
3 27 (15.17%) Oracle
4 23 (12.92%) VMware
4 23 (12.92%) Huawei
5 20 (11.24%) Cisco
6 11 (6.18%) IBM
6 11 (6.18%) Sun
6 11 (6.18%) Nokia
7 10 (5.62%) Symantec
8 9 (5.06%) Ericsson
8 9 (5.06%) Nortel
9 7 (3.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.93%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.81%) Citrix
11 5 (2.81%) Juniper
11 5 (2.81%) BMC
11 5 (2.81%) Unisys
11 5 (2.81%) Sourcefire
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