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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 95 76 91
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Permanent jobs citing SLA 68 103 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 2.78% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.12% 28.69% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 35 74 39
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £27,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £51,250 £42,800
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £34,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -8.10%
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
322 359 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.20% 9.68% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 206 223 134
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Edinburgh -7 26 £42,000 -6.66% 5
Glasgow -7 19 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Aberdeenshire +3 17 £20,500 - 1
Stirling 0 4 £27,000 -
Moray -3 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £23,500 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (45.39%) Windows
2 47 (30.92%) Degree
3 44 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 41 (26.97%) Service Delivery
5 38 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 36 (23.68%) ITIL
7 29 (19.08%) Finance
8 28 (18.42%) Project Management
9 26 (17.11%) VMware
9 26 (17.11%) Integration Testing
10 25 (16.45%) VoIP
11 23 (15.13%) DNS
11 23 (15.13%) SAP
11 23 (15.13%) SQL
12 22 (14.47%) SQL Server
12 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
12 22 (14.47%) Windows 8
13 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (10.53%) Firewall
16 15 (9.87%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (9.87%) ABAP
16 15 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (9.21%) SharePoint
17 14 (9.21%) Data Modelling
17 14 (9.21%) ETL
17 14 (9.21%) SAP BW
17 14 (9.21%) NetWeaver
17 14 (9.21%) Service Management
17 14 (9.21%) SAP BI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (9.21%) SharePoint
1 14 (9.21%) NetWeaver
2 8 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.95%) IIS
4 5 (3.29%) Lync
5 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.97%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.58%) MS Office
3 6 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (2.63%) SAP CO
1 4 (2.63%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.97%) SAP SCM
2 3 (1.97%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.45%) VoIP
2 23 (15.13%) DNS
3 16 (10.53%) Firewall
4 10 (6.58%) Wireless
5 7 (4.61%) SAN
6 6 (3.95%) 3G
6 6 (3.95%) UMTS
6 6 (3.95%) GSM
6 6 (3.95%) 2G
6 6 (3.95%) WiMAX
6 6 (3.95%) RNC
6 6 (3.95%) LTE
6 6 (3.95%) 4G
6 6 (3.95%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (3.29%) VPN
8 4 (2.63%) LAN
8 4 (2.63%) WAN
9 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.97%) MPLS
10 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.87%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (9.21%) SAP BW
3 14 (9.21%) SAP BI
4 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.95%) MySQL
5 5 (3.29%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.97%) MS Access
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.66%) QlikView
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) LSMW
1 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (19.08%) Finance
2 8 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.95%) Banking
4 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (18.42%) Consultant
2 25 (16.45%) IT Support
3 22 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 21 (13.82%) SAP Consultant
5 19 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 18 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (10.53%) Analyst
8 14 (9.21%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 14 (9.21%) Business Consultant
8 14 (9.21%) SAP Business Consultant
8 14 (9.21%) SAP BI Consultant
9 9 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.92%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.95%) Service Manager
10 6 (3.95%) RAN Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Senior RAN Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.89%) .NET
2 6 (3.95%) Web Services
3 5 (3.29%) HTML
3 5 (3.29%) CSS
4 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.32%) jQuery
6 2 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.66%) Ajax
7 1 (0.66%) XML
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.66%) J2EE
7 1 (0.66%) SAP Business Workflow
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.66%) JSON
7 1 (0.66%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) AS400
5 4 (2.63%) FMCG
6 3 (1.97%) Life Science
6 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.97%) Statistics
7 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) RMADS
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.66%) NHS
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (45.39%) Windows
2 22 (14.47%) Windows 8
3 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.58%) Linux
5 8 (5.26%) UNIX
5 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.61%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.61%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.95%) Android
8 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.97%) Debian
10 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.66%) AIX
11 1 (0.66%) SUSE
11 1 (0.66%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.97%) Service Delivery
2 36 (23.68%) ITIL
3 28 (18.42%) Project Management
4 26 (17.11%) Integration Testing
5 15 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (9.21%) Service Management
6 14 (9.21%) Data Modelling
6 14 (9.21%) ETL
7 11 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (7.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.58%) Change Control
8 10 (6.58%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.26%) Time Management
10 7 (4.61%) Line Management
10 7 (4.61%) Change Management
10 7 (4.61%) Information Security
10 7 (4.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.13%) SQL
2 15 (9.87%) ABAP
3 14 (9.21%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.92%) Java
5 5 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.29%) C#
6 4 (2.63%) VBA
7 3 (1.97%) Perl
8 2 (1.32%) C++
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.32%) C
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (30.92%) Degree
2 9 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.26%) CCNA
4 5 (3.29%) CCNP
4 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.32%) MCP
6 2 (1.32%) HND
6 2 (1.32%) MCSE
6 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) CISSP
7 1 (0.66%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
7 1 (0.66%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) QA
2 9 (5.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.95%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.29%) XenApp
6 3 (1.97%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) SCCM
2 7 (4.61%) Nagios
3 5 (3.29%) Puppet
3 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.63%) SCOM
5 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.32%) WSUS
6 2 (1.32%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.11%) VMware
3 23 (15.13%) SAP
4 11 (7.24%) Citrix
5 10 (6.58%) Oracle
6 7 (4.61%) Cisco
6 7 (4.61%) Splunk
7 6 (3.95%) Nortel
7 6 (3.95%) Ericsson
7 6 (3.95%) Nokia
8 5 (3.29%) IBM
9 4 (2.63%) HP
10 3 (1.97%) Dell
10 3 (1.97%) Lotus
10 3 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.97%) Juniper
10 3 (1.97%) CommVault
10 3 (1.97%) Symantec
10 3 (1.97%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.97%) F5
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