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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 56 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing SLA 17 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.64% 1.84% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.67% 39.39% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 15
Average salary £44,125 £23,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.76% +6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £22,500 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £28,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
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
75 33 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.65% 4.67% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 59 32 47
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,800 £22,500 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Tamworth - 11 £48,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent -8 2 £30,000 +30.43%
Lichfield - 2 £35,000 -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (48.15%) WAN
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) MS Office
5 8 (29.63%) Chip and PIN
5 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
5 8 (29.63%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 6 (22.22%) Service Management
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) DHCP
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
7 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
7 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
7 5 (18.52%) LAN
7 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) VPN
8 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
8 4 (14.81%) Retail
9 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 3 (11.11%) Citrix
9 3 (11.11%) Terminal Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) WAN
2 6 (22.22%) DHCP
2 6 (22.22%) DNS
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (18.52%) LAN
4 4 (14.81%) VPN
5 3 (11.11%) Wireless
6 2 (7.41%) Frame Relay
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.41%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) OSPF
6 2 (7.41%) BGP
6 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.41%) SNMP
6 2 (7.41%) VoIP
6 2 (7.41%) SMTP
6 2 (7.41%) ATM
7 1 (3.70%) SAN
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Junior
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Technician
5 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (22.22%) Service Management
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) ITSM
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCTS
2 2 (7.41%) MCITP
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
3 2 (7.41%) Sun
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
3 2 (7.41%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Google