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 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 77 63 89
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Permanent jobs citing SLA 183 183 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.42% 3.77% 2.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.97% 38.69% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 161 154 99
Average salary £32,500 £28,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £20,500 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
495 473 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.24% 9.75% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 429 372 342
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 2014.

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 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
Birmingham 0 101 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Coventry -3 22 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Staffordshire +2 19 £38,000 +68.88%
Warwickshire +1 13 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Shropshire -17 6 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Solihull -19 5 £24,374 -6.25%
Dudley -5 4 £27,500 -26.66%
Wolverhampton -6 3 £21,500 -38.57% 1
Walsall -6 2 £31,250 +6.83%
West Bromwich +3 1 £18,500 -50.66%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 140 (42.04%) Windows
2 136 (40.84%) Microsoft
3 105 (31.53%) ITIL
4 88 (26.43%) SQL
5 66 (19.82%) SQL Server
6 65 (19.52%) VMware
7 63 (18.92%) Active Directory
8 62 (18.62%) MS Excel
8 62 (18.62%) Service Delivery
9 51 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (14.71%) Cisco
11 46 (13.81%) Service Management
12 45 (13.51%) Oracle
12 45 (13.51%) Finance
13 39 (11.71%) IBM
13 39 (11.71%) Firewall
14 38 (11.41%) Linux
15 36 (10.81%) Relational Database
16 35 (10.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (10.21%) C#
17 34 (10.21%) HTML
17 34 (10.21%) JavaScript
17 34 (10.21%) .NET
17 34 (10.21%) CSS
17 34 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 34 (10.21%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
18 32 (9.61%) Citrix
19 31 (9.31%) MS Office
19 31 (9.31%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 29 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.20%) IBM Notes
3 12 (3.60%) SAS
4 11 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.70%) Apache
7 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.90%) Lync
9 2 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.60%) CMS
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 62 (18.62%) MS Excel
2 31 (9.31%) MS Office
3 17 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 22 (6.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.80%) assyst
3 5 (1.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.71%) Firewall
2 30 (9.01%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.21%) VPN
4 17 (5.11%) LAN
4 17 (5.11%) WAN
4 17 (5.11%) Internet
5 16 (4.80%) SAN
6 12 (3.60%) VoIP
7 11 (3.30%) MPLS
8 10 (3.00%) DNS
9 9 (2.70%) SNMP
10 8 (2.40%) Wireless
11 7 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.10%) PABX
12 6 (1.80%) Network Security
12 6 (1.80%) OSPF
12 6 (1.80%) BGP
12 6 (1.80%) ADSL
13 5 (1.50%) Broadband
13 5 (1.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 34 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (10.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (4.80%) DB2
5 15 (4.50%) MySQL
6 14 (4.20%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 14 (4.20%) Cognos Report Studio
6 14 (4.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 10 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (8.71%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) Hudson
3 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
General
1 45 (13.51%) Finance
2 29 (8.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.50%) Legal
4 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.90%) Local Government
5 1 (0.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.30%) German Language
5 1 (0.30%) Banking
5 1 (0.30%) Retail
5 1 (0.30%) Billing
5 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.30%) Automotive
5 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (33.33%) Analyst
2 48 (14.41%) Support Analyst
3 40 (12.01%) Service Manager
4 30 (9.01%) Service Analyst
5 28 (8.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (7.21%) Consultant
7 22 (6.61%) Team Leader
8 20 (6.01%) Support Engineer
8 20 (6.01%) Applications Support
9 16 (4.80%) Services Delivery Manager
9 16 (4.80%) Delivery Manager
10 14 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (3.60%) Customer Services Manager
12 10 (3.00%) Support Consultant
12 10 (3.00%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (3.00%) Mainframe Operator
13 9 (2.70%) Applications Support Consultant
13 9 (2.70%) Administrator
13 9 (2.70%) Applications Consultant
13 9 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.21%) HTML
1 34 (10.21%) .NET
1 34 (10.21%) CSS
2 30 (9.01%) jQuery
3 29 (8.71%) ASP.NET
4 27 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 27 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 16 (4.80%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.60%) ISPF
7 7 (2.10%) XML
8 4 (1.20%) Flash
9 3 (0.90%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.90%) HTML5
9 3 (0.90%) Web Services
10 2 (0.60%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.60%) Ajax
11 1 (0.30%) EDI
11 1 (0.30%) Middleware
11 1 (0.30%) ODBC
11 1 (0.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.90%) Clustering
3 12 (3.60%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.80%) Handset
5 5 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.50%) Life Science
5 5 (1.50%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.20%) CMDB
7 3 (0.90%) Replication
7 3 (0.90%) Statistics
8 2 (0.60%) PMI
8 2 (0.60%) User Experience
8 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.30%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 140 (42.04%) Windows
2 38 (11.41%) Linux
3 28 (8.41%) UNIX
4 25 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.31%) Windows 7
6 20 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (4.80%) Windows XP
7 16 (4.80%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.10%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.50%) CentOS
12 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.60%) MVS
13 2 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (31.53%) ITIL
2 62 (18.62%) Service Delivery
3 46 (13.81%) Service Management
4 35 (10.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (9.31%) Incident Management
6 30 (9.01%) Web Development
7 27 (8.11%) MVC
7 27 (8.11%) ETL
7 27 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (6.61%) Business Continuity
9 20 (6.01%) Problem Management
9 20 (6.01%) Coaching
10 18 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.11%) Line Management
12 16 (4.80%) Release Management
13 15 (4.50%) Migration
13 15 (4.50%) Project Management
14 14 (4.20%) People Management
15 13 (3.90%) Business Continuity Planning
15 13 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (26.43%) SQL
2 34 (10.21%) C#
2 34 (10.21%) JavaScript
3 27 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 22 (6.61%) PHP
5 12 (3.60%) JCL
6 5 (1.50%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.50%) C
7 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.60%) Java
9 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 28 (8.41%) Degree
2 24 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.91%) MCSE
4 22 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (6.61%) SC Cleared
5 20 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (5.11%) CCNA
7 12 (3.60%) MCP
8 7 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.50%) MCSA
10 5 (1.50%) MCITP
11 4 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.90%) HNC
12 3 (0.90%) HND
13 2 (0.60%) CCNP
13 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.60%) MCDST
13 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.60%) vSphere
4 8 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.10%) XenApp
6 5 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.30%) IAG
8 1 (0.30%) UAG
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.60%) OpenView
1 12 (3.60%) ServiceCenter
2 8 (2.40%) WSUS
3 7 (2.10%) WMI
4 6 (1.80%) Control-M
5 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.60%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.60%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.30%) SCCM
8 1 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 136 (40.84%) Microsoft
2 65 (19.52%) VMware
3 49 (14.71%) Cisco
4 45 (13.51%) Oracle
5 39 (11.71%) IBM
6 32 (9.61%) Citrix
7 27 (8.11%) Cognos
8 21 (6.31%) HP
9 18 (5.41%) NetApp
10 14 (4.20%) Lotus
11 13 (3.90%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.90%) Websense
12 12 (3.60%) Intel
13 9 (2.70%) Sun
13 9 (2.70%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.70%) SonicWALL
13 9 (2.70%) Kaseya
14 8 (2.40%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.80%) F5
15 6 (1.80%) Altiris
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Vodafone
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Rugby
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago