Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 53 65
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 +1
Permanent jobs citing SLA 20 52 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.63% 4.31% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.99% 33.77% 32.65%
Number of salaries quoted 18 49 42
Cardiff median annual salary £33,700 £26,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.17% -30.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £20,350 £17,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £52,125
South Wales median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -22.86% +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 Cardiff with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 87 154 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.45% 12.77% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 68 142 126
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,375 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.96% +9.29%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Cardiff

SLA
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for SLA in Cardiff

SLA
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cardiff over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SLA in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
4 7 (35.00%) CentOS
4 7 (35.00%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Debian
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 5 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) IPsec

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) nginx
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (20.00%) IPsec
3 4 (20.00%) VLAN
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) DNS
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) SNMP
5 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) CentOS
1 7 (35.00%) Debian
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) SIEM
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) AWK
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNA
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GDPR
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Nimble Storage