The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 93 69 86
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Permanent jobs citing SLA 73 110 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.21% 2.99% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.11% 28.50% 31.78%
Number of salaries quoted 36 72 42
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
SLA
UK

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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
363 386 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.98% 10.49% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 214 247 123
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SLA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SLA Salary Trend in Scotland

SLA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Scotland

SLA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -11 27 £35,000 - 3
Edinburgh -25 26 £42,000 +20.00% 7
Aberdeenshire +1 14 - - 1
Stirling +10 3 - -
East Ayrshire - 2 £23,500 -
Moray -5 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 69 (44.52%) Windows
2 46 (29.68%) Service Delivery
3 43 (27.74%) Microsoft
4 41 (26.45%) ITIL
5 37 (23.87%) Degree
6 36 (23.23%) MS Excel
7 31 (20.00%) DNS
8 30 (19.35%) SQL
9 29 (18.71%) VoIP
9 29 (18.71%) Finance
10 27 (17.42%) Windows 8
11 24 (15.48%) VMware
12 23 (14.84%) SQL Server
13 22 (14.19%) Project Management
14 21 (13.55%) Integration Testing
15 19 (12.26%) Active Directory
15 19 (12.26%) SAP
16 18 (11.61%) Service Management
17 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
17 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (10.32%) Linux
18 16 (10.32%) Oracle
19 15 (9.68%) ABAP
19 15 (9.68%) Java
19 15 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (9.68%) QA
20 14 (9.03%) PowerShell
20 14 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
21 13 (8.39%) Firewall
21 13 (8.39%) .NET

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.45%) NetWeaver
3 7 (4.52%) IIS
3 7 (4.52%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.87%) Lync
5 4 (2.58%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.94%) Apache
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.65%) MTS
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.65%) Liferay
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (23.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.74%) MS Office
3 6 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) SAP SCM
1 3 (1.94%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.65%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.00%) DNS
2 29 (18.71%) VoIP
3 13 (8.39%) Firewall
4 7 (4.52%) VPN
4 7 (4.52%) LAN
4 7 (4.52%) SAN
5 5 (3.23%) WAN
6 4 (2.58%) DHCP
6 4 (2.58%) Wireless
7 3 (1.94%) 2G
7 3 (1.94%) WiMAX
7 3 (1.94%) RNC
7 3 (1.94%) 4G
7 3 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.94%) 3G
7 3 (1.94%) LTE
7 3 (1.94%) UMTS
7 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.94%) GSM
8 2 (1.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.10%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (6.45%) SAP BW
3 10 (6.45%) SAP BI
4 8 (5.16%) MySQL
4 8 (5.16%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.16%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.94%) MS Access
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) QlikView
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.65%) DB2
8 1 (0.65%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) LSMW
2 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (18.71%) Finance
2 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.58%) Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (19.35%) IT Support
2 27 (17.42%) Support Engineer
3 24 (15.48%) IT Support Engineer
4 22 (14.19%) Consultant
5 18 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (9.68%) Analyst
7 14 (9.03%) SAP Consultant
8 11 (7.10%) Service Manager
9 10 (6.45%) Business Consultant
9 10 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 10 (6.45%) SAP Business Consultant
9 10 (6.45%) SAP BI Consultant
10 8 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.52%) Developer
12 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support
12 6 (3.87%) Administrator
13 5 (3.23%) Services Delivery Manager
13 5 (3.23%) Applications Support
13 5 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.39%) .NET
2 9 (5.81%) Web Services
3 7 (4.52%) HTML
4 6 (3.87%) CSS
5 5 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.58%) SAP Smart Forms
6 4 (2.58%) J2EE
6 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.58%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (1.94%) jQuery
7 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.29%) Ajax
8 2 (1.29%) XML
8 2 (1.29%) JSON
8 2 (1.29%) Middleware
9 1 (0.65%) JSP
9 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.65%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.65%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.10%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.23%) AS400
5 4 (2.58%) FMCG
6 3 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.29%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (44.52%) Windows
2 27 (17.42%) Windows 8
3 16 (10.32%) Linux
4 12 (7.74%) UNIX
5 7 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.87%) Android
7 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.23%) Debian
7 5 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.94%) Solaris
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.29%) AIX
9 2 (1.29%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.68%) Service Delivery
2 41 (26.45%) ITIL
3 22 (14.19%) Project Management
4 21 (13.55%) Integration Testing
5 18 (11.61%) Service Management
6 14 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (7.74%) Change Control
7 12 (7.74%) Change Management
8 11 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 10 (6.45%) ETL
9 10 (6.45%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.45%) Time Management
10 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.16%) Line Management
11 8 (5.16%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.52%) CRM
12 7 (4.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.35%) SQL
2 15 (9.68%) Java
2 15 (9.68%) ABAP
3 14 (9.03%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.87%) Perl
6 5 (3.23%) C#
7 4 (2.58%) VBA
8 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (23.87%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) CCNA
2 7 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.94%) HND
5 2 (1.29%) MCP
5 2 (1.29%) CCNP
5 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.29%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.68%) QA
2 7 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.87%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.58%) XenApp
6 3 (1.94%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) SCCM
2 7 (4.52%) Puppet
2 7 (4.52%) Nagios
3 5 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.58%) SCOM
5 3 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.29%) WSUS
6 2 (1.29%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.48%) VMware
3 19 (12.26%) SAP
4 16 (10.32%) Oracle
5 8 (5.16%) Citrix
5 8 (5.16%) Splunk
6 7 (4.52%) IBM
7 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.58%) Lotus
9 3 (1.94%) F5
9 3 (1.94%) Symantec
9 3 (1.94%) CommVault
9 3 (1.94%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.94%) Nokia
9 3 (1.94%) Nortel
9 3 (1.94%) Sybase
9 3 (1.94%) Cisco
10 2 (1.29%) Sun
11 1 (0.65%) HP
11 1 (0.65%) Intel
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Absolute Solution
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 5 days ago
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Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus on call, bonus and bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 13 days ago
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Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
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Absoft
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + £800 bonus
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