The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 58 102 78
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -24
Permanent jobs citing SLA 241 119 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.17% 2.18% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.13% 25.54% 30.73%
Number of salaries quoted 204 90 137
Average salary £34,180 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,932 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.10%
SLA
England

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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
572 466 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.91% 8.54% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 451 373 445
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SLA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SLA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SLA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SLA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Birmingham +28 102 £40,750 +19.85% 11
Warwickshire +10 53 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Coventry +10 22 £38,500 +28.33% 2
Staffordshire +23 13 £22,500 -21.05% 5
Shropshire +1 12 £30,000 +46.34%
Solihull +12 10 £26,500 -36.13% 3
Wolverhampton - 8 £26,500 -
Dudley +4 4 £27,500 +7.84%
West Bromwich -11 3 £40,000 +110.52% 2
Walsall - 2 £31,750 -
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 160 (37.91%) ITIL
2 155 (36.73%) Windows
3 121 (28.67%) Microsoft
4 89 (21.09%) SQL
5 72 (17.06%) Active Directory
6 71 (16.82%) Service Delivery
7 63 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (13.51%) VMware
8 57 (13.51%) SQL Server
9 56 (13.27%) Finance
10 55 (13.03%) Service Management
11 52 (12.32%) Cisco
12 51 (12.09%) .NET
13 45 (10.66%) Incident Management
14 43 (10.19%) Citrix
15 41 (9.72%) MS Excel
15 41 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (9.48%) Linux
16 40 (9.48%) MS Exchange
16 40 (9.48%) Mentoring
17 39 (9.24%) ITIL Certification
17 39 (9.24%) HP
18 38 (9.00%) WAN
19 36 (8.53%) Firewall
20 35 (8.29%) Telecoms
20 35 (8.29%) C#
20 35 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
21 34 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
22 33 (7.82%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 40 (9.48%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.55%) SAS
2 15 (3.55%) IBM Notes
3 14 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.37%) IIS
4 10 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.66%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.42%) Lync
7 5 (1.18%) Apache
8 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.71%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.47%) Exstream Dialogue
11 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
11 1 (0.24%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 41 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.11%) MS Office
3 7 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) assyst
2 3 (0.71%) SAP xRPM
3 2 (0.47%) Exstream
3 2 (0.47%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.47%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.47%) Summit
3 2 (0.47%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.13%) IaaS
2 7 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.66%) Joyent
3 5 (1.18%) Office 365
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.00%) WAN
2 36 (8.53%) Firewall
3 33 (7.82%) LAN
4 30 (7.11%) VPN
5 29 (6.87%) Internet
6 18 (4.27%) Wireless
6 18 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.55%) VLAN
8 11 (2.61%) DNS
8 11 (2.61%) SAN
8 11 (2.61%) VoIP
9 10 (2.37%) DHCP
9 10 (2.37%) MPLS
9 10 (2.37%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.13%) BGP
11 8 (1.90%) OSPF
11 8 (1.90%) VPLS
11 8 (1.90%) IPsec
11 8 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (7.35%) Relational Database
4 27 (6.40%) DTS
5 17 (4.03%) Cognos Report Studio
6 15 (3.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 15 (3.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 10 (2.37%) MySQL
8 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.18%) DB2
11 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.24%) OLTP
12 1 (0.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (1.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.47%) Hudson
3 1 (0.24%) Ant
3 1 (0.24%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 56 (13.27%) Finance
2 35 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.79%) Retail
4 10 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.90%) Legal
6 6 (1.42%) Billing
7 4 (0.95%) Military
7 4 (0.95%) Automotive
8 3 (0.71%) Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 101 (23.93%) Analyst
2 45 (10.66%) Support Analyst
2 45 (10.66%) Applications Support
3 42 (9.95%) Service Manager
4 33 (7.82%) Consultant
4 33 (7.82%) Delivery Manager
5 27 (6.40%) Support Consultant
6 26 (6.16%) Applications Consultant
6 26 (6.16%) Applications Support Consultant
7 25 (5.92%) Support Engineer
8 23 (5.45%) Senior Manager
8 23 (5.45%) Administrator
9 21 (4.98%) Network Engineer
10 20 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.50%) Service Analyst
11 19 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 17 (4.03%) Operations Analyst
13 16 (3.79%) Incident Manager
14 15 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
15 14 (3.32%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.09%) .NET
2 15 (3.55%) ISPF
3 13 (3.08%) XML
4 7 (1.66%) J2EE
4 7 (1.66%) Web Services
5 5 (1.18%) XML Schema
5 5 (1.18%) EJB
5 5 (1.18%) JDBC
5 5 (1.18%) JSP
5 5 (1.18%) Servlets
6 3 (0.71%) Web Dynpro
7 2 (0.47%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.47%) Flash
8 1 (0.24%) EDI
8 1 (0.24%) JMS
8 1 (0.24%) XSLT
8 1 (0.24%) ODBC
8 1 (0.24%) Struts
8 1 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.50%) Mainframe
4 14 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.90%) EPoS
6 7 (1.66%) Statistics
6 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.42%) Telematics
8 5 (1.18%) Life Science
8 5 (1.18%) Replication
8 5 (1.18%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.18%) GIS
9 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.95%) Clustering
9 4 (0.95%) FMCG
10 2 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.47%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.47%) Handset
10 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.47%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 155 (36.73%) Windows
2 40 (9.48%) Linux
3 30 (7.11%) UNIX
4 25 (5.92%) Windows 7
4 25 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.32%) Windows XP
8 13 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.13%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.42%) AIX
11 4 (0.95%) Solaris
11 4 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.47%) Android
14 1 (0.24%) MVS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (37.91%) ITIL
2 71 (16.82%) Service Delivery
3 55 (13.03%) Service Management
4 45 (10.66%) Incident Management
5 41 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (9.48%) Mentoring
7 30 (7.11%) Change Management
8 24 (5.69%) Problem Management
9 22 (5.21%) Project Management
9 22 (5.21%) Coaching
9 22 (5.21%) Line Management
10 21 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (4.98%) Scrum
11 20 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (4.74%) Data Analysis
12 19 (4.50%) Release Management
13 18 (4.27%) Business Development
13 18 (4.27%) DSDM
14 17 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (3.79%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 89 (21.09%) SQL
2 35 (8.29%) C#
3 29 (6.87%) VBScript
4 17 (4.03%) Java
5 15 (3.55%) T-SQL
5 15 (3.55%) JCL
6 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.90%) PHP
7 6 (1.42%) Perl
8 5 (1.18%) C
9 4 (0.95%) ABAP
10 3 (0.71%) VBA
11 2 (0.47%) Python
11 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) AWK
12 1 (0.24%) XPath
12 1 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (9.24%) ITIL Certification
2 34 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 30 (7.11%) CCNA
5 28 (6.64%) SC Cleared
6 26 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (5.69%) MCSE
8 20 (4.74%) Degree
9 13 (3.08%) CCNP
10 12 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.18%) MCITP
12 4 (0.95%) MCSA
12 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.95%) MCTS
13 3 (0.71%) CCSA
14 2 (0.47%) MOS
14 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.47%) CCENT
14 2 (0.47%) MCP
15 1 (0.24%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.55%) QA
2 7 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 72 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.50%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.08%) XenApp
5 6 (1.42%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.42%) vSphere
6 5 (1.18%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (3.55%) OpenView
1 15 (3.55%) ServiceCenter
2 10 (2.37%) SCCM
3 9 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.13%) Ansible
3 9 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.13%) Puppet
4 7 (1.66%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.66%) Control-M
5 6 (1.42%) Nagios
5 6 (1.42%) SCOM
6 5 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.18%) WSUS
7 3 (0.71%) WMI
7 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.47%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.47%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 121 (28.67%) Microsoft
2 57 (13.51%) VMware
3 52 (12.32%) Cisco
4 43 (10.19%) Citrix
5 39 (9.24%) HP
6 33 (7.82%) Cognos
7 22 (5.21%) NetApp
8 21 (4.98%) IBM
9 18 (4.27%) Oracle
10 15 (3.55%) Lotus
10 15 (3.55%) Intel
11 12 (2.84%) Avaya
12 11 (2.61%) Symantec
13 10 (2.37%) Remedy
13 10 (2.37%) SAP
14 9 (2.13%) Sophos
14 9 (2.13%) EMC
14 9 (2.13%) SonicWALL
14 9 (2.13%) Kaspersky
14 9 (2.13%) AVG
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum + Company Car or Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £63 - £75k
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £48250 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £21,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £29500 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £48250 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Management
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: From £40,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: Pension, Life Assurance, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car allowance or company car
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago