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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing SLA 19 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.11% 3.26% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.93% 29.85% 36.67%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 11
Average salary £38,000 £22,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.88% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £22,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
56 67 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.17% 10.91% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 51 40 23
Average salary £36,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.88% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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 +6 12 £38,000 +68.88%
Burton-upon-Trent +7 2 £72,500 -
Tamworth -3 2 £27,500 +30.95%
Stafford -1 1 £42,500 +107.31%
Lichfield - 1 £20,500 -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (65.63%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) MySQL
3 14 (43.75%) Oracle
4 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco
6 8 (25.00%) Sun
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (21.88%) ITIL
7 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 7 (21.88%) Apache
7 7 (21.88%) SNMP
7 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (21.88%) WMI
7 7 (21.88%) Performance Management
7 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
7 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
8 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (12.50%) MS Office
9 4 (12.50%) Service Management
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
10 3 (9.38%) Change Control

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (21.88%) SNMP
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) MySQL
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
3 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Database Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Support Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Network Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Sales Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Relationships Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Social Media
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Performance Management
2 4 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) Change Control
3 3 (9.38%) People Management
4 2 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Information Governance
5 1 (3.13%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Sun
3 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) VMware