The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford 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 50 42 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Permanent jobs citing SLA 24 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.94% 4.31% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.10% 48.48% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 2
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +58.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £25,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £81,000 £42,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
SLA
Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
63 33 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.34% 8.89% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 48 23 41
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SLA
Salary Trend in Watford

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

SLA Salary Trend in Watford

SLA
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the Watford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in Watford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 23 (54.76%) ITIL
2 22 (52.38%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) SQL
4 19 (45.24%) Service Delivery
5 18 (42.86%) Finance
6 13 (30.95%) Change Management
7 12 (28.57%) Linux
7 12 (28.57%) Problem Management
8 11 (26.19%) Java
8 11 (26.19%) PL/SQL
8 11 (26.19%) J2EE
8 11 (26.19%) DB2
8 11 (26.19%) UNIX
8 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
8 11 (26.19%) HTTP
8 11 (26.19%) IBM
8 11 (26.19%) Sun
8 11 (26.19%) Time Management
8 11 (26.19%) Apache Solr
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) Retail
10 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 6 (14.29%) CRM
12 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (14.29%) MCTS
12 6 (14.29%) QlikView
12 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
14 4 (9.52%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 11 (26.19%) Apache Solr
2 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) MPLS
3 2 (4.76%) OSPF
3 2 (4.76%) BGP
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) DB2
2 6 (14.29%) QlikView
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Service Manager
2 15 (35.71%) Services Delivery Manager
2 15 (35.71%) Delivery Manager
3 11 (26.19%) Support Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Linux
3 11 (26.19%) UNIX
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) ITIL
2 19 (45.24%) Service Delivery
3 13 (30.95%) Change Management
4 12 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 11 (26.19%) Time Management
5 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
6 6 (14.29%) CRM
7 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 4 (9.52%) Matrix Management
8 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
8 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.76%) Network Design
9 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.38%) Change Control
10 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (14.29%) MCTS
2 3 (7.14%) MCITP
2 3 (7.14%) MCP
3 2 (4.76%) CCNP
3 2 (4.76%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Sun
1 11 (26.19%) IBM
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Remedy
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco