Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 45 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 -29
Permanent jobs citing SLA 51 85 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.65% 5.24% 4.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.65% 34.84% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 43 68 71
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,000 £52,500 £48,400
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.47% +6.37%
10th Percentile £18,500 £23,775 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,000 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £32,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.67% -6.25%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 172 244 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.68% 15.04% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 121 189 232
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,700
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.80% +10.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,700 £25,100
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 14 £37,500 -18.92%
Dunstable -5 14 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Bedford +15 13 £20,000 -46.67%
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
3 13 (25.49%) Finance
3 13 (25.49%) SQL
4 12 (23.53%) Oracle
4 12 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 10 (19.61%) Change Management
6 8 (15.69%) Windows
6 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
6 8 (15.69%) Java
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 7 (13.73%) JSP
7 7 (13.73%) Struts
7 7 (13.73%) XML
7 7 (13.73%) XSL
7 7 (13.73%) XSLT
7 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (13.73%) Service Management
7 7 (13.73%) Hibernate
7 7 (13.73%) VMware
7 7 (13.73%) Spring
7 7 (13.73%) JSF
7 7 (13.73%) Java EE
7 7 (13.73%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database
8 6 (11.76%) Driving Licence
8 6 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (11.76%) Legal

SLA
Co-occurring 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 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (3.92%) DHCP
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Applications Support
1 10 (19.61%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 6 (11.76%) Services Delivery Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Specialist
4 5 (9.80%) Change Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Problem Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Applications Support
4 5 (9.80%) Storage Specialist
4 5 (9.80%) Support Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) Application Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Applications Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Backup Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) Storage and Backup Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) Hibernate
1 7 (13.73%) Java EE
1 7 (13.73%) JSF
1 7 (13.73%) JSP
1 7 (13.73%) Spring
1 7 (13.73%) Struts
1 7 (13.73%) XML
1 7 (13.73%) XSL
1 7 (13.73%) XSLT
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 5 (9.80%) EMC VNX
2 5 (9.80%) Fintech
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) Symmetrix
3 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) iSeries
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Solaris
2 5 (9.80%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) Linux
4 2 (3.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
3 10 (19.61%) Change Management
4 7 (13.73%) Project Management
4 7 (13.73%) Service Management
5 6 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (9.80%) Line Management
6 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.80%) Release Management
7 4 (7.84%) Change Control
7 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.84%) ERP
7 4 (7.84%) IT Strategy
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.84%) Product Management
7 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) SRDF
3 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.96%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.73%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) EMC
4 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.84%) SAP
6 2 (3.92%) Brocade
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 2 (3.92%) Veritas
7 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) Dell
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Informatica
7 1 (1.96%) Intel