The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 52 63
Rank change year-on-year -18 +11  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 54 102 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.95% 4.33% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 31.38% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 40 69 54
Median salary £42,500 £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.92% -16.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,147 £26,000 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £47,500 £82,500
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 Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 288 325 221
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.75% 13.79% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 222 242 177
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £72,500 £62,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

SLA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SLA.

1 55 (37.67%) ITIL
2 46 (31.51%) Service Delivery
3 43 (29.45%) Microsoft
4 37 (25.34%) VMware
5 35 (23.97%) Data Centre
6 30 (20.55%) Windows
7 29 (19.86%) Finance
8 27 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (17.12%) Validation
10 23 (15.75%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (15.07%) MS Excel
12 21 (14.38%) Active Directory
13 20 (13.70%) Citrix
13 20 (13.70%) Service Design
14 17 (11.64%) Change Control
14 17 (11.64%) Business Development
15 15 (10.27%) MS Office
16 13 (8.90%) NetScaler
17 12 (8.22%) vSphere
17 12 (8.22%) XenApp
17 12 (8.22%) Degree
17 12 (8.22%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (8.22%) Incident Management
17 12 (8.22%) Cisco
17 12 (8.22%) EdgeSight
18 11 (7.53%) Line Management
18 11 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (7.53%) Problem Management
18 11 (7.53%) Retail
18 11 (7.53%) Performance Management

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (3.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) nginx
3 1 (0.68%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 22 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.27%) MS Office
3 12 (8.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.05%) MS Project
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) assyst
2 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.37%) Office 365
2 2 (1.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) AdWords
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) NetScaler
2 8 (5.48%) VPN
3 7 (4.79%) WAN
4 6 (4.11%) Firewall
4 6 (4.11%) LAN
5 5 (3.42%) MPLS
6 4 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 4 (2.74%) SMS
7 3 (2.05%) ATM
7 3 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.05%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (2.05%) TACACS
7 3 (2.05%) WAAS
7 3 (2.05%) Wireless
8 2 (1.37%) DNS
8 2 (1.37%) IPsec
8 2 (1.37%) SSL
8 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) Big Data
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.37%) GIS
3 2 (1.37%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 29 (19.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Retail
3 10 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.11%) Billing
5 3 (2.05%) Marketing
6 2 (1.37%) Automotive
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (1.37%) Law
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (16.44%) Architect
2 18 (12.33%) Analyst
3 14 (9.59%) Service Architect
4 13 (8.90%) Service Manager
5 12 (8.22%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.16%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Backup Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Storage and Backup Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Storage Engineer
9 7 (4.79%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (4.11%) Support Manager
10 6 (4.11%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.42%) Incident Manager
11 5 (3.42%) IT Support
11 5 (3.42%) Support Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) Network Security Engineer
12 4 (2.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) Flash
2 2 (1.37%) .NET
2 2 (1.37%) HTML
2 2 (1.37%) Middleware
2 2 (1.37%) REST
2 2 (1.37%) SOAP
2 2 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) LAMP
3 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.97%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.05%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.05%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.37%) LLPG
4 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) EPoS
5 1 (0.68%) Handset
5 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.55%) Windows
2 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.74%) Mac OS
3 4 (2.74%) Unix
3 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.05%) Linux
5 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (37.67%) ITIL
2 46 (31.51%) Service Delivery
3 25 (17.12%) Validation
4 20 (13.70%) Service Design
5 17 (11.64%) Business Development
5 17 (11.64%) Change Control
6 12 (8.22%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.53%) Line Management
7 11 (7.53%) Performance Management
7 11 (7.53%) Problem Management
7 11 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.85%) Service Management
9 9 (6.16%) ITSM
9 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (6.16%) Statistics
10 8 (5.48%) Contract Management
10 8 (5.48%) Critical Success Factor
10 8 (5.48%) Escalation Management
10 8 (5.48%) People Management
11 7 (4.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.42%) C
1 5 (3.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.37%) Java
2 2 (1.37%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.68%) PHP
3 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (15.75%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (8.22%) Degree
3 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.11%) CCNA
5 6 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.74%) CCNP
6 4 (2.74%) ISEB
7 3 (2.05%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.05%) GNVQ
8 2 (1.37%) HNC
8 2 (1.37%) HND
8 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCDA
9 1 (0.68%) CCDP
9 1 (0.68%) CCSA
9 1 (0.68%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.68%) BS7666
System Software
1 27 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (14.38%) Active Directory
3 12 (8.22%) vSphere
3 12 (8.22%) XenApp
4 3 (2.05%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.37%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.37%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.34%) VMware
3 20 (13.70%) Citrix
4 12 (8.22%) Cisco
5 10 (6.85%) IBM
6 8 (5.48%) Symantec
7 7 (4.79%) Huawei
7 7 (4.79%) Nokia
8 6 (4.11%) Remedy
8 6 (4.11%) Veeam
9 4 (2.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (2.74%) Cadence
9 4 (2.74%) Ciena
9 4 (2.74%) Tellabs
10 3 (2.05%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.05%) Mitel
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle
10 3 (2.05%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.37%) Apple
11 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
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