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 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 52 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Permanent jobs citing SLA 100 67 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.99% 2.90% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.75% 29.00% 25.86%
Number of salaries quoted 55 41 46
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
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
315 231 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.58% 10.01% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 213 157 201
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Reading

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 63 (35.00%) ITIL
2 62 (34.44%) Telecoms
3 49 (27.22%) Windows
4 48 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 48 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 46 (25.56%) Service Management
6 44 (24.44%) Linux
7 36 (20.00%) Degree
8 33 (18.33%) UNIX
8 33 (18.33%) MS Excel
9 30 (16.67%) HP
9 30 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (14.44%) Oracle
10 26 (14.44%) Firewall
11 22 (12.22%) Huawei
11 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
12 21 (11.67%) VMware
13 20 (11.11%) Wireless
13 20 (11.11%) Cisco
14 19 (10.56%) DNS
15 18 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (10.00%) Front Office
15 18 (10.00%) Incident Management
16 17 (9.44%) SQL
16 17 (9.44%) Windows 7
17 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (8.33%) FTP
18 15 (8.33%) MCSE
18 15 (8.33%) Back Office
19 14 (7.78%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (3.89%) Apache
2 5 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (2.22%) GroupWise
4 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.11%) IIS
5 2 (1.11%) CICS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.78%) MS Office
3 7 (3.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.11%) Agresso
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.44%) Firewall
2 20 (11.11%) Wireless
3 19 (10.56%) DNS
4 15 (8.33%) FTP
5 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.44%) SSL
6 8 (4.44%) LAN
6 8 (4.44%) WAN
7 6 (3.33%) HTTP
8 5 (2.78%) VPN
8 5 (2.78%) SMTP
8 5 (2.78%) LDAP
8 5 (2.78%) Internet
8 5 (2.78%) SS7
8 5 (2.78%) INAP
9 4 (2.22%) IMAP
9 4 (2.22%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (2.22%) DMZ
9 4 (2.22%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) MySQL
2 10 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.56%) IDOL
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) DTS
7 1 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (34.44%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.00%) Front Office
3 15 (8.33%) Back Office
4 13 (7.22%) Finance
5 10 (5.56%) Billing
6 8 (4.44%) French Language
6 8 (4.44%) German Language
7 3 (1.67%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.67%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.11%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 25 (13.89%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.67%) Technical Engineer
3 18 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 14 (7.78%) Technical Support
4 14 (7.78%) Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) Administrator
5 13 (7.22%) Incident Manager
6 12 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 12 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
6 12 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.89%) BSS Engineer
8 7 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (3.89%) Security Support Engineer
9 6 (3.33%) OSS Engineer
9 6 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.22%) HTML
1 4 (2.22%) ODBC
2 3 (1.67%) Web Services
3 2 (1.11%) .NET
3 2 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) 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 10 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.89%) Clustering
5 6 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.33%) iPhone
6 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.11%) IPTV
8 2 (1.11%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.11%) CMDB
8 2 (1.11%) Open Source
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
9 1 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.56%) PDA
9 1 (0.56%) CCTV
9 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (27.22%) Windows
2 44 (24.44%) Linux
3 33 (18.33%) UNIX
4 17 (9.44%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.78%) Solaris
8 5 (2.78%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (2.22%) Android
10 3 (1.67%) zOS
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (35.00%) ITIL
2 48 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 46 (25.56%) Service Management
4 30 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 14 (7.78%) Change Management
7 13 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (6.11%) CRM
9 9 (5.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.44%) Project Management
10 8 (4.44%) Operations Management
11 6 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.78%) Software Distribution
12 5 (2.78%) Time Management
12 5 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.78%) Quality Management
13 4 (2.22%) Problem Management
13 4 (2.22%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.44%) SQL
2 10 (5.56%) PHP
3 7 (3.89%) Perl
4 5 (2.78%) Korn
5 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.67%) JCL
6 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.11%) C#
7 2 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.11%) VBScript
7 2 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (20.00%) Degree
2 18 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (8.33%) MCSE
4 14 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.78%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.44%) MCP
7 7 (3.89%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.33%) MOS
9 5 (2.78%) MCITP
10 4 (2.22%) OCA
10 4 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (2.22%) CCIE
10 4 (2.22%) CCNP
10 4 (2.22%) CCNA
10 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.67%) MCSA
12 2 (1.11%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.11%) MCTS
12 2 (1.11%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.33%) vSphere
3 6 (3.33%) Firmware
4 4 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.67%) vCloud
5 3 (1.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.11%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.11%) KVM
7 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) Unicenter
1 6 (3.33%) Tivoli NetView
1 6 (3.33%) MOM
1 6 (3.33%) OMEGAMON
1 6 (3.33%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (2.22%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.22%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.67%) Control-M
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.56%) Cacti
5 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.56%) Plesk
5 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.67%) HP
3 26 (14.44%) Oracle
4 22 (12.22%) Huawei
5 21 (11.67%) VMware
6 20 (11.11%) Cisco
7 12 (6.67%) IBM
7 12 (6.67%) Sun
8 10 (5.56%) Nokia
9 9 (5.00%) Symantec
10 8 (4.44%) Ericsson
10 8 (4.44%) Nortel
11 7 (3.89%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.89%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.33%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.33%) Citrix
12 6 (3.33%) BMC
12 6 (3.33%) Unisys
13 5 (2.78%) Juniper
13 5 (2.78%) Sourcefire
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Greythorn
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 + Excellent Company Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago