The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing SLA 18 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.82% 1.34% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.00% 20.00% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 5
Average salary £22,500 £31,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.13% -20.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £22,350 £19,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £48,750 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,736
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.53%
SLA
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
50 40 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.84% 6.69% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 57
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

SLA Salary Trend in Staffordshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

SLA
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Stoke-on-Trent +13 15 £22,500 -21.05%
Tamworth -24 1 £45,000 +104.54%
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £40,000 -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 21 (61.76%) SQL
2 19 (55.88%) Windows
3 15 (44.12%) MySQL
3 15 (44.12%) Oracle
4 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
6 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 10 (29.41%) Sun
6 10 (29.41%) Cisco
7 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
7 9 (26.47%) SNMP
7 9 (26.47%) Linux
7 9 (26.47%) Apache
7 9 (26.47%) WMI
7 9 (26.47%) Performance Management
7 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
8 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
9 5 (14.71%) ITIL
9 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (8.82%) Service Management
11 3 (8.82%) MS Office
12 2 (5.88%) EDI
12 2 (5.88%) Project Management
12 2 (5.88%) Firewall

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 9 (26.47%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 9 (26.47%) SNMP
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) DNS
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) MySQL
2 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
4 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) OLAP
5 1 (2.94%) OLTP
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Consultant
3 7 (20.59%) Network Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Database Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Junior
5 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Network Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Data Centre Technician
6 3 (8.82%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Sales Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Head of IT
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Social Media
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Performance Management
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Logistics
5 1 (2.94%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Use Case
5 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.94%) System Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CISSP
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) Sun
3 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Google