The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing SLA 32 43 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 6.65% 7.08% 6.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.78% 51.81% 46.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30 31 36
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
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 Slough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
87 83 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 18.09% 13.67% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75 57 78
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £31,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,650 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SLA
Salary Trend in Slough

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

SLA Salary Trend in Slough

SLA
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Slough region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Slough

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) ITIL
3 22 (34.92%) Linux
3 22 (34.92%) VPN
4 20 (31.75%) VMware
5 18 (28.57%) DNS
5 18 (28.57%) SSL
5 18 (28.57%) Firewall
5 18 (28.57%) Degree
6 17 (26.98%) Cisco
6 17 (26.98%) CCNA
6 17 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (25.40%) MPLS
7 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (25.40%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (25.40%) Network Management
7 16 (25.40%) Lync
8 15 (23.81%) SQL
8 15 (23.81%) OSPF
8 15 (23.81%) BGP
8 15 (23.81%) IPsec
8 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 15 (23.81%) Zenoss
8 15 (23.81%) vSphere
8 15 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (23.81%) Multicast
9 13 (20.63%) Finance
10 12 (19.05%) SAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 16 (25.40%) Lync
2 5 (7.94%) IIS
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.17%) Drupal
4 2 (3.17%) Alfresco
4 2 (3.17%) WordPress
4 2 (3.17%) CMS
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.59%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (15.87%) SAP FI
1 10 (15.87%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (15.87%) SAP CO
2 5 (7.94%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) VPN
2 18 (28.57%) DNS
2 18 (28.57%) SSL
2 18 (28.57%) Firewall
3 16 (25.40%) MPLS
4 15 (23.81%) OSPF
4 15 (23.81%) BGP
4 15 (23.81%) IPsec
4 15 (23.81%) Multicast
5 7 (11.11%) FTP
6 3 (4.76%) VoIP
6 3 (4.76%) 3G
6 3 (4.76%) LTE
7 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) Wireless Security
7 2 (3.17%) Wireless
8 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.59%) LAN
8 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.35%) MS Access
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (9.52%) General Ledger
4 5 (7.94%) Legal
5 4 (6.35%) Billing
6 2 (3.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Consultant
2 9 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 9 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) SAP CO Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) SAP FI Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) Service Manager
3 5 (7.94%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) Billing Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) SAP Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.59%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Firmware
4 4 (6.35%) CMDB
5 2 (3.17%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (9.52%) UNIX
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (6.35%) AIX
5 4 (6.35%) HPUX
5 4 (6.35%) Solaris
6 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.17%) CentOS
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) ITIL
2 16 (25.40%) Network Management
3 8 (12.70%) Business Analysis
3 8 (12.70%) Problem Management
4 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.52%) CRM
5 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 6 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
6 5 (7.94%) Business Development
6 5 (7.94%) Supply Chain Management
6 5 (7.94%) Workflow
6 5 (7.94%) Change Management
7 4 (6.35%) ITSM
7 4 (6.35%) Validation
7 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.35%) PRINCE
7 4 (6.35%) Project Management
7 4 (6.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Degree
2 17 (26.98%) CCNA
2 17 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.87%) CCA
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) ACCA
6 1 (1.59%) CIMA
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (23.81%) vSphere
2 15 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Zenoss
2 4 (6.35%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.17%) Plesk
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.75%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Cisco
4 12 (19.05%) SAP
5 10 (15.87%) Polycom
6 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.94%) HP
8 4 (6.35%) Oracle
8 4 (6.35%) EMC
9 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.59%) Dell
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