The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs citing SLA 36 24 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.70% 2.20% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.48% 20.69% 37.18%
Number of salaries quoted 32 14 23
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,250 £16,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
SLA
UK

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 Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
131 116 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.82% 10.63% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 100 96 54
Average salary £38,400 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £49,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SLA
Salary Trend in Wales

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

SLA Salary Trend in Wales

SLA
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in Wales

SLA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
South Wales +6 36 £35,000 +7.69% 5
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 40 (45.98%) ITIL
2 30 (34.48%) Service Delivery
3 27 (31.03%) Firewall
4 24 (27.59%) Cisco
5 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
6 21 (24.14%) Windows
7 20 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (21.84%) SQL
9 18 (20.69%) LAN
9 18 (20.69%) CCNP
10 17 (19.54%) CheckPoint
11 16 (18.39%) CCNA
11 16 (18.39%) VMware
12 15 (17.24%) WAN
13 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
13 14 (16.09%) Network Management
14 13 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (14.94%) Coaching
14 13 (14.94%) Degree
14 13 (14.94%) Finance
14 13 (14.94%) C#
15 12 (13.79%) Wireless
16 11 (12.64%) MVC
16 11 (12.64%) QA
17 10 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (11.49%) VPN
18 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
18 9 (10.34%) Line Management
19 8 (9.20%) Business Continuity Planning
19 8 (9.20%) Cisco ASA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 3 (3.45%) CMS
1 3 (3.45%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.30%) Apache
2 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.03%) Firewall
2 18 (20.69%) LAN
3 15 (17.24%) WAN
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (13.79%) Wireless
6 10 (11.49%) VPN
7 8 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (4.60%) IPsec
8 4 (4.60%) SSL
8 4 (4.60%) BGP
8 4 (4.60%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.45%) SAN
9 3 (3.45%) HTTP
9 3 (3.45%) SNMP
9 3 (3.45%) OSPF
9 3 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.30%) VLAN
10 2 (2.30%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.15%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.45%) MSTest
2 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Welsh Language
3 3 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Network Engineer
2 18 (20.69%) Service Manager
3 14 (16.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Analyst
4 10 (11.49%) Applications Support
5 9 (10.34%) Team Leader
6 8 (9.20%) Service Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Customer Services Manager
6 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Support Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Service Support Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Service Desk Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.45%) CSS
2 3 (3.45%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.45%) WCF
2 3 (3.45%) WPF
2 3 (3.45%) Silverlight
2 3 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) EPoS
2 3 (3.45%) Replication
3 2 (2.30%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.15%) Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.14%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Linux
2 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
2 3 (3.45%) UNIX
3 2 (2.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) ITIL
2 30 (34.48%) Service Delivery
3 14 (16.09%) Network Management
4 13 (14.94%) Coaching
5 11 (12.64%) MVC
6 10 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Line Management
8 8 (9.20%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (9.20%) Business Continuity
8 8 (9.20%) Security Management
8 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.20%) BCP
9 6 (6.90%) Change Management
10 5 (5.75%) Service Management
10 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
11 4 (4.60%) High Availability
11 4 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.84%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) C#
3 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) Perl
4 3 (3.45%) PHP
4 3 (3.45%) Java
4 3 (3.45%) Python
4 3 (3.45%) XAML
5 2 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (20.69%) CCNP
3 16 (18.39%) CCNA
4 13 (14.94%) Degree
5 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.45%) MCDST
6 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) MCITP
7 2 (2.30%) SAP Certification
8 1 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.15%) CCSE
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.15%) CCENT
8 1 (1.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) Firmware
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (27.59%) Cisco
2 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.54%) CheckPoint
4 16 (18.39%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) Brocade
6 3 (3.45%) F5
6 3 (3.45%) LexisNexis
7 2 (2.30%) Nokia
7 2 (2.30%) Remedy
7 2 (2.30%) SAP
7 2 (2.30%) Juniper
7 2 (2.30%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Dell
7 2 (2.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.15%) Nortel
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.15%) NetApp
8 1 (1.15%) McAfee
8 1 (1.15%) TOWER Software
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training & Generous Benefits Package
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
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