The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 63 35 43
Rank change year-on-year -28 +8  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 9 53 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.40% 6.71% 4.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.75% 46.09% 32.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8 43 49
Median salary £33,750 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 61 115 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.50% 14.56% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 42 98 123
Median salary £46,750 £51,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.22% +14.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £41,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,100 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for SLA in Bedfordshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Bedfordshire

SLA
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +1 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Dunstable -9 2 £50,000 +2.04% 1
Luton -12 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 29 (48.33%) ITIL
2 23 (38.33%) High Availability
3 21 (35.00%) SQL
4 18 (30.00%) Finance
5 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (21.67%) Java
7 13 (21.67%) Oracle
7 13 (21.67%) Web Services
7 13 (21.67%) XML
7 13 (21.67%) XSLT
8 12 (20.00%) WebLogic
8 12 (20.00%) BEA
9 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (15.00%) IBM
11 9 (15.00%) Linux
12 8 (13.33%) Windows
12 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
12 8 (13.33%) JSP
12 8 (13.33%) XSL
12 8 (13.33%) Struts
12 8 (13.33%) OLTP
12 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
12 8 (13.33%) Replication

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 12 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.33%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.67%) BGP
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (6.67%) DWDM
2 4 (6.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (6.67%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) HSRP
2 4 (6.67%) LAN
2 4 (6.67%) MPLS
2 4 (6.67%) OSPF
2 4 (6.67%) RIP
2 4 (6.67%) SSL
2 4 (6.67%) VoIP
2 4 (6.67%) VPN
2 4 (6.67%) VRRP
2 4 (6.67%) WAN
2 4 (6.67%) Wireless
3 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) OLTP
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.67%) OLAP
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Gradle
1 5 (8.33%) Maven
2 4 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 9 (15.00%) Support Specialist
5 8 (13.33%) DBA
6 7 (11.67%) Applications Specialist
6 7 (11.67%) Network Support
6 7 (11.67%) SQL DBA
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) TIBCO Specialist
7 5 (8.33%) TIBCO Support
8 4 (6.67%) Network Specialist
8 4 (6.67%) Network Support Specialist
8 4 (6.67%) Operations Manager
8 4 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (6.67%) Storage Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Systems Support
8 4 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Web Services
1 13 (21.67%) XML
1 13 (21.67%) XSLT
2 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 8 (13.33%) Java EE
2 8 (13.33%) JSF
2 8 (13.33%) JSP
2 8 (13.33%) Spring
2 8 (13.33%) Struts
2 8 (13.33%) XSL
3 5 (8.33%) JSON
3 5 (8.33%) Middleware
3 5 (8.33%) Rendezvous
3 5 (8.33%) RESTful
3 5 (8.33%) SOAP
3 5 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Replication
2 7 (11.67%) Clustering
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.33%) Digital Signage
7 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) ITIL
2 23 (38.33%) High Availability
3 15 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 7 (11.67%) Capacity Management
7 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.67%) SDLC
7 7 (11.67%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.00%) DevOps
9 5 (8.33%) CRM
9 5 (8.33%) Functional Programming
9 5 (8.33%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.67%) Network Management
10 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.00%) VBScript
7 2 (3.33%) C
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.67%) CCNP
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) MCP
3 3 (5.00%) MCSA
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Kibana
1 5 (8.33%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (6.67%) HP NNM
3 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Oracle
3 12 (20.00%) BEA
4 9 (15.00%) IBM
5 7 (11.67%) Cisco
6 5 (8.33%) SAP
6 5 (8.33%) TIBCO
7 4 (6.67%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.67%) CommVault
7 4 (6.67%) Dell
7 4 (6.67%) F5
7 4 (6.67%) HP
7 4 (6.67%) Juniper
7 4 (6.67%) Veritas
7 4 (6.67%) VMware