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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 67 80 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Permanent jobs citing SLA 112 76 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.00% 2.49% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.64% 32.07% 43.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73 42 87
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
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
391 237 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.47% 7.78% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 250 123 202
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh +17 46 £35,000 +33.33% 3
Glasgow +13 45 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Aberdeen +16 7 £27,500 -12.00% 1
Highlands +6 4 - -
Aberdeenshire - 3 £20,500 -
Moray +1 2 - -
West Lothian +3 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -5 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Fife - 1 £31,500 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £21,500 - 1
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 65 (30.66%) Windows
2 62 (29.25%) Oracle
3 53 (25.00%) ITIL
4 51 (24.06%) Microsoft
5 50 (23.58%) SQL
6 46 (21.70%) Finance
7 43 (20.28%) Service Delivery
7 43 (20.28%) Linux
8 35 (16.51%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (16.51%) MS Excel
9 34 (16.04%) Oracle EBS
10 33 (15.57%) Oracle EBS R12
11 31 (14.62%) SQL Server
12 30 (14.15%) UNIX
13 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
14 28 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (13.21%) Incident Management
15 25 (11.79%) Oracle Forms
15 25 (11.79%) VMware
16 23 (10.85%) Oracle Database
17 22 (10.38%) PL/SQL
18 21 (9.91%) HTML
18 21 (9.91%) JavaScript
18 21 (9.91%) Oracle 11i
18 21 (9.91%) Oracle BI EE
19 20 (9.43%) jQuery
19 20 (9.43%) SOA
20 19 (8.96%) C#
21 18 (8.49%) .NET
21 18 (8.49%) ERP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (6.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.77%) IIS
4 7 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (3.30%) NetWeaver
4 7 (3.30%) SAP Portal
4 7 (3.30%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 34 (16.04%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (15.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (9.91%) Oracle 11i
4 13 (6.13%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (3.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (3.30%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (3.30%) Oracle iProcurement
6 7 (3.30%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 5 (2.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.08%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.66%) WAN
3 10 (4.72%) DNS
3 10 (4.72%) Firewall
3 10 (4.72%) VoIP
4 8 (3.77%) LAN
5 6 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.36%) Wireless
6 5 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.89%) TETRA
7 4 (1.89%) 4G
7 4 (1.89%) DHCP
8 2 (0.94%) VPN
8 2 (0.94%) Intranet
8 2 (0.94%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.47%) SSL
9 1 (0.47%) CTI
9 1 (0.47%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.51%) Oracle Reports
2 31 (14.62%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.85%) Oracle Database
4 21 (9.91%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.77%) SAP BW
8 7 (3.30%) Oracle Discoverer
8 7 (3.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (11.79%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (6.60%) Oracle APEX
3 8 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.77%) Toad
3 8 (3.77%) ProC
3 8 (3.77%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.89%) NWDI
6 1 (0.47%) Moq
6 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 46 (21.70%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Retail
3 11 (5.19%) Back Office
4 8 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.77%) Marketing
4 8 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.30%) Law
5 7 (3.30%) Legal
6 5 (2.36%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.36%) Local Government
7 4 (1.89%) Banking
7 4 (1.89%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.94%) Electronics
8 2 (0.94%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.92%) Analyst
2 24 (11.32%) Support Engineer
3 22 (10.38%) Developer
4 21 (9.91%) Administrator
5 20 (9.43%) Applications Support
6 17 (8.02%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (6.60%) Support Analyst
7 14 (6.60%) DBA
8 13 (6.13%) Consultant
8 13 (6.13%) Oracle DBA
8 13 (6.13%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (5.19%) Server Technician
10 10 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.72%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.25%) Service Manager
12 8 (3.77%) Operations Manager
12 8 (3.77%) Junior
12 8 (3.77%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.77%) Oracle Consultant
13 7 (3.30%) Oracle Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.91%) HTML
2 20 (9.43%) jQuery
3 18 (8.49%) .NET
4 15 (7.08%) Ajax
5 13 (6.13%) CSS
5 13 (6.13%) XML
6 10 (4.72%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.77%) LINQ
7 8 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (3.30%) Middleware
8 7 (3.30%) SAP Basis
8 7 (3.30%) SAP BC
8 7 (3.30%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (2.36%) HTML5
9 5 (2.36%) CSS3
9 5 (2.36%) XSL
9 5 (2.36%) Web Services
10 3 (1.42%) WAP
11 1 (0.47%) COM
11 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.49%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.72%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.83%) iPad
5 5 (2.36%) Blog
5 5 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.89%) PKI
7 3 (1.42%) iPhone
8 2 (0.94%) EPoS
8 2 (0.94%) Replication
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.66%) Windows
2 43 (20.28%) Linux
3 30 (14.15%) UNIX
4 16 (7.55%) Windows XP
5 14 (6.60%) AIX
6 12 (5.66%) Solaris
6 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.25%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.77%) OpenVMS
10 7 (3.30%) Windows CE
10 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.30%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.30%) Android
11 6 (2.83%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.36%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.89%) OS/2
14 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.00%) ITIL
2 43 (20.28%) Service Delivery
3 28 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (13.21%) Incident Management
4 20 (9.43%) SOA
5 18 (8.49%) ERP
6 17 (8.02%) Change Management
6 17 (8.02%) Data Protection
7 16 (7.55%) Business Development
7 16 (7.55%) Workflow
8 15 (7.08%) Project Management
8 15 (7.08%) CRM
9 13 (6.13%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.66%) System Testing
10 12 (5.66%) Service Management
10 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.72%) Asset Management
13 9 (4.25%) Release Management
13 9 (4.25%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.58%) SQL
2 22 (10.38%) PL/SQL
3 21 (9.91%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.96%) C#
5 14 (6.60%) Java
6 13 (6.13%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.13%) Ruby
7 11 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.77%) COBOL
9 7 (3.30%) VBScript
9 7 (3.30%) ABAP
10 6 (2.83%) Perl
11 5 (2.36%) C
11 5 (2.36%) C++
11 5 (2.36%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.36%) Python
12 3 (1.42%) VBA
12 3 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.55%) Degree
2 11 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (4.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.83%) MCSE
6 5 (2.36%) MBA
6 5 (2.36%) OCP
6 5 (2.36%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (2.36%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.94%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.47%) MOS
8 1 (0.47%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.47%) MCDST
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) ISEB
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.13%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.83%) QA
3 4 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.13%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (6.13%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.94%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.94%) vSphere
4 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (6.13%) Data Guard
2 6 (2.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.36%) ZABBIX
3 5 (2.36%) Puppet
3 5 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.36%) Salt
3 5 (2.36%) Nagios
3 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.36%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.36%) SCCM
4 2 (0.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (29.25%) Oracle
2 51 (24.06%) Microsoft
3 25 (11.79%) VMware
4 14 (6.60%) Cisco
5 12 (5.66%) NetApp
6 11 (5.19%) EMC
7 10 (4.72%) Citrix
8 9 (4.25%) SAP
9 6 (2.83%) Apple
10 5 (2.36%) FrontRange
10 5 (2.36%) New Relic
10 5 (2.36%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.36%) CommVault
11 4 (1.89%) Motorola
11 4 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.42%) Lotus
13 2 (0.94%) AppSense
13 2 (0.94%) Sophos
13 2 (0.94%) IBM
13 2 (0.94%) Adobe
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