Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 69 63
Rank change year-on-year -29 -6 -11
Permanent jobs citing SLA 178 320 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.85% 3.70% 3.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.91% 26.96% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 133 207 367
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £22,800 £22,800 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,500 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 777 1187 1497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.46% 13.71% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 600 894 1202
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,075 £27,000
90th Percentile £76,375 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Reading -24 73 £40,000 - 5
Newbury -10 30 £31,000 -8.82%
Maidenhead +13 15 £36,750 -38.75% 1
Bracknell -11 11 £38,250 +27.50% 2
Slough -20 9 £21,750 -51.67%
Wokingham - 8 £50,000 -
Windsor +12 1 £80,000 -
Hungerford +1 1 £23,500 -32.86%
Thatcham -2 1 £28,000 -3.45%
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 67 (37.64%) ITIL
2 58 (32.58%) Windows
3 55 (30.90%) Linux
4 43 (24.16%) Finance
5 40 (22.47%) Telecoms
6 38 (21.35%) Project Management
7 37 (20.79%) Firewall
8 36 (20.22%) Unix
9 35 (19.66%) Cisco
10 34 (19.10%) Microsoft
10 34 (19.10%) Service Delivery
11 32 (17.98%) SQL
12 28 (15.73%) Juniper
13 25 (14.04%) Programme Management
14 24 (13.48%) ITSM
14 24 (13.48%) Marketing
15 23 (12.92%) CheckPoint
15 23 (12.92%) Active Directory
16 22 (12.36%) SAP
17 21 (11.80%) Windows Server
17 21 (11.80%) TCP/IP
18 20 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (11.24%) Electronics
18 20 (11.24%) Manufacturing
18 20 (11.24%) JIRA
18 20 (11.24%) Data Centre
18 20 (11.24%) Proactive Monitoring
18 20 (11.24%) Digital Marketing
19 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
19 18 (10.11%) Degree

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (3.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.37%) IIS
2 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.69%) Niku Workbench
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.37%) SaaS
4 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.79%) Firewall
2 21 (11.80%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.93%) LAN
3 7 (3.93%) SNMP
3 7 (3.93%) VPN
3 7 (3.93%) Wireless
4 6 (3.37%) DNS
4 6 (3.37%) WAN
5 4 (2.25%) Broadband
5 4 (2.25%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.25%) Internet
5 4 (2.25%) MPLS
6 3 (1.69%) BGP
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.69%) Intranet
6 3 (1.69%) SAN
6 3 (1.69%) VLAN
6 3 (1.69%) VoIP
6 3 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (11.24%) JIRA
2 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.12%) gulp
2 2 (1.12%) Protractor
2 2 (1.12%) Subversion
2 2 (1.12%) webpack
3 1 (0.56%) Redmine
General
1 43 (24.16%) Finance
2 40 (22.47%) Telecoms
3 24 (13.48%) Marketing
4 20 (11.24%) Electronics
4 20 (11.24%) Manufacturing
5 12 (6.74%) German Language
6 11 (6.18%) Digital Economy
7 9 (5.06%) Advertising
8 6 (3.37%) Legal
9 4 (2.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (23.03%) Analyst
2 29 (16.29%) Support Engineer
3 28 (15.73%) Service Analyst
4 26 (14.61%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (12.36%) 1st Line Engineer
5 22 (12.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (10.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (10.11%) Security Engineer
7 18 (10.11%) Service Desk Engineer
8 17 (9.55%) Support Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) Help Desk Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) Help Desk Engineer
9 15 (8.43%) Service Manager
9 15 (8.43%) SQL Analyst
10 13 (7.30%) Network Engineer
11 12 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (6.74%) Applications Support
12 11 (6.18%) Delivery Manager
13 9 (5.06%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.49%) .NET
2 6 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.25%) Web Services
4 3 (1.69%) Java SE
5 2 (1.12%) Angular 2
5 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.12%) CSS
5 2 (1.12%) CSS3
5 2 (1.12%) HTML
5 2 (1.12%) HTML5
5 2 (1.12%) Node.js
5 2 (1.12%) REST
5 2 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) COM
6 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.93%) Virtual Team
3 6 (3.37%) DataPower
3 6 (3.37%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.69%) Clustering
5 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Replication
6 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.12%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.58%) Windows
2 55 (30.90%) Linux
3 36 (20.22%) Unix
4 21 (11.80%) Windows Server
5 17 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.06%) Ubuntu
8 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.49%) Solaris
9 8 (4.49%) Windows 2000
10 6 (3.37%) CentOS
10 6 (3.37%) Debian
11 4 (2.25%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) Android
14 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.64%) ITIL
2 38 (21.35%) Project Management
3 34 (19.10%) Service Delivery
4 25 (14.04%) Programme Management
5 24 (13.48%) ITSM
6 20 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (11.24%) Digital Marketing
6 20 (11.24%) Proactive Monitoring
7 16 (8.99%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.87%) Incident Management
9 13 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (7.30%) Risk Management
10 12 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.18%) People Management
11 11 (6.18%) Presales
11 11 (6.18%) SDLC
11 11 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.62%) Change Management
12 10 (5.62%) CRM
12 10 (5.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.98%) SQL
2 16 (8.99%) Java
3 9 (5.06%) C
4 5 (2.81%) C++
5 3 (1.69%) C#
5 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.69%) VB
6 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.12%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) Korn
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (10.11%) Degree
1 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.49%) MCSE
5 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.37%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.81%) HND
7 5 (2.81%) MCP
7 5 (2.81%) PMP
8 3 (1.69%) CCNA
8 3 (1.69%) CCNP
8 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.12%) MCITP
9 2 (1.12%) MCSA
10 1 (0.56%) CISSP
10 1 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) QA
2 6 (3.37%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.25%) ISO 22301
3 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (1.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) NFS
5 1 (0.56%) Samba
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.25%) Backup Exec
1 4 (2.25%) WSUS
2 3 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (1.69%) Opsview
2 3 (1.69%) vMotion
2 3 (1.69%) WMI
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.56%) cPanel
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.56%) Plesk
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (19.66%) Cisco
2 34 (19.10%) Microsoft
3 28 (15.73%) Juniper
4 23 (12.92%) CheckPoint
5 22 (12.36%) SAP
6 17 (9.55%) Blue Coat
7 16 (8.99%) VMware
8 15 (8.43%) F5
8 15 (8.43%) Palo Alto
9 14 (7.87%) HP
10 8 (4.49%) Crossbeam
10 8 (4.49%) Sourcefire
11 7 (3.93%) IBM
11 7 (3.93%) NetApp
11 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.37%) Veeam
13 5 (2.81%) CA
14 4 (2.25%) Cadence
14 4 (2.25%) EMC
14 4 (2.25%) Remedy