The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 28 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 2 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.48% 4.97% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 39.13% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 3
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.41%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 13 23 28
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 9.63% 12.71% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 22
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £33,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing SLA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Bedford

SLA
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for SLA in Bedford

SLA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for SLA.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) CommVault
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Operations Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) 3PAR
1 4 (66.67%) CommVault
1 4 (66.67%) Dell
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
1 4 (66.67%) Veritas
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft