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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 77 73 87
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs citing SLA 80 111 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.71% 2.90% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.54% 35.35% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 53 86 41
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £29,850 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £53,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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
326 314 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.04% 8.20% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 213 201 132
Average salary £44,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,700 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,650 £60,000 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 +36 38 £44,000 +17.33% 6
Glasgow -15 20 £24,500 -34.49% 4
Aberdeenshire +3 10 £20,500 -29.91% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £17,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £21,750 -
Dundee - 2 £20,500 - 2
Aberdeen +3 1 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Highlands +3 1 - -
Fife 0 1 £28,000 -11.11%
Stirling -7 1 - - 1
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 64 (34.97%) Degree
2 59 (32.24%) Windows
3 52 (28.42%) Finance
4 50 (27.32%) Service Delivery
5 44 (24.04%) Microsoft
5 44 (24.04%) Project Management
5 44 (24.04%) Integration Testing
6 42 (22.95%) MS Excel
6 42 (22.95%) SAP
7 40 (21.86%) ITIL
8 31 (16.94%) VMware
9 28 (15.30%) Business Objects
9 28 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (14.75%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (14.21%) SAP BW
11 26 (14.21%) NetWeaver
11 26 (14.21%) SAP BI
11 26 (14.21%) VoIP
11 26 (14.21%) Data Modelling
11 26 (14.21%) ETL
11 26 (14.21%) ABAP
12 24 (13.11%) Firewall
12 24 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (12.02%) Wireless
13 22 (12.02%) Active Directory
14 21 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (10.93%) Mentoring
15 20 (10.93%) Citrix
16 19 (10.38%) SQL
16 19 (10.38%) WAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (14.21%) NetWeaver
2 16 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.83%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.19%) IIS
4 4 (2.19%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.09%) Lync
6 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
Applications
1 42 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.83%) MS Office
3 4 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (8.20%) SAP FI
2 13 (7.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 13 (7.10%) SAP CO
3 6 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.21%) VoIP
2 24 (13.11%) Firewall
3 22 (12.02%) Wireless
4 19 (10.38%) WAN
5 17 (9.29%) DNS
5 17 (9.29%) LAN
6 13 (7.10%) MPLS
7 12 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.83%) LTE
8 7 (3.83%) 4G
8 7 (3.83%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (3.83%) 3G
8 7 (3.83%) UMTS
8 7 (3.83%) GSM
8 7 (3.83%) 2G
8 7 (3.83%) WiMAX
8 7 (3.83%) RNC
9 5 (2.73%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.19%) SAN
11 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.75%) BusinessObjects
2 26 (14.21%) SAP BW
2 26 (14.21%) SAP BI
3 17 (9.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.19%) MS Access
7 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.09%) MySQL
8 2 (1.09%) SQLPlus
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.55%) QlikView
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) DTS
General
1 52 (28.42%) Finance
2 12 (6.56%) Back Office
3 10 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.28%) Banking
5 5 (2.73%) Marketing
6 4 (2.19%) Automotive
6 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Local Government
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.55%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 44 (24.04%) Consultant
2 37 (20.22%) SAP Consultant
3 26 (14.21%) Analyst
3 26 (14.21%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 25 (13.66%) Business Consultant
5 24 (13.11%) SAP BI Consultant
6 23 (12.57%) SAP Business Consultant
7 21 (11.48%) Support Analyst
8 20 (10.93%) IT Support
9 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
10 13 (7.10%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 12 (6.56%) Service Manager
11 12 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (6.01%) Administrator
12 11 (6.01%) SAP CO Consultant
12 11 (6.01%) SAP FI Consultant
13 10 (5.46%) IT Support Engineer
14 9 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
15 8 (4.37%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.10%) .NET
2 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.73%) CSS
2 5 (2.73%) HTML
3 4 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) jQuery
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.55%) CSS3
5 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.28%) Life Science
2 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.73%) AS400
4 3 (1.64%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.09%) Statistics
5 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.09%) FMCG
5 2 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.55%) RMADS
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.55%) Open Source
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.24%) Windows
2 21 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (7.65%) Windows 8
4 14 (7.65%) UNIX
5 10 (5.46%) Windows XP
6 8 (4.37%) Linux
7 7 (3.83%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.19%) Android
9 4 (2.19%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.09%) Solaris
11 1 (0.55%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.32%) Service Delivery
2 44 (24.04%) Project Management
2 44 (24.04%) Integration Testing
3 40 (21.86%) ITIL
4 28 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (14.21%) Data Modelling
5 26 (14.21%) ETL
6 20 (10.93%) Mentoring
7 18 (9.84%) Service Management
8 14 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.56%) Network Design
9 12 (6.56%) Network Management
10 10 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.92%) Change Control
11 9 (4.92%) Line Management
11 9 (4.92%) Load Balancing
12 8 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.83%) Coaching
13 7 (3.83%) Change Management
14 6 (3.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.21%) ABAP
2 19 (10.38%) SQL
3 9 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.83%) C#
5 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.73%) VBA
6 4 (2.19%) Java
7 3 (1.64%) C++
8 2 (1.09%) VB
8 2 (1.09%) C
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (34.97%) Degree
2 18 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (8.20%) CCNA
4 14 (7.65%) CCNP
5 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.09%) HND
8 2 (1.09%) MCP
8 2 (1.09%) MCSE
8 2 (1.09%) MCSA
8 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.55%) CISSP
9 1 (0.55%) HNC
9 1 (0.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) QA
2 7 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (12.02%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.73%) XenApp
5 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (4.37%) SCCM
2 4 (2.19%) Nagios
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.09%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.09%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
5 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 42 (22.95%) SAP
3 31 (16.94%) VMware
4 28 (15.30%) Business Objects
5 20 (10.93%) Citrix
6 18 (9.84%) Cisco
7 12 (6.56%) HP
7 12 (6.56%) Dell
7 12 (6.56%) Juniper
7 12 (6.56%) SonicWALL
8 8 (4.37%) Oracle
9 7 (3.83%) Ericsson
9 7 (3.83%) Nokia
9 7 (3.83%) Nortel
10 4 (2.19%) Lotus
10 4 (2.19%) IBM
10 4 (2.19%) F5
10 4 (2.19%) Splunk
11 2 (1.09%) Cognos
11 2 (1.09%) LANDesk
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