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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 36 54
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +18
Permanent jobs citing SLA 13 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.79% 4.09% 2.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.31% 28.57% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 12
Average salary £23,500 £22,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -34.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £18,125
10% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £35,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,829 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.29% +2.36%
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
64 91 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.82% 14.33% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 60 57 31
Average salary £23,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.77% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,200 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £51,750 £55,000
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
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 20 October 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 +8 11 £23,500 +4.44%
Burton-upon-Trent -7 1 - -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) MySQL
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Sun
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (25.00%) MS Office
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) B2B
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.00%) DHCP
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) People Management
8 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) Finance

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MySQL
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Database Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Relationships Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Support Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) B2B
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) Sun
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft