The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 67 51
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 21 26 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.18% 2.60% 4.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.86% 23.01% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 23
Median salary £37,000 £30,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.32% -18.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £20,000 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,700 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 Essex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 88 113 197
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 9.13% 11.31% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 64 84 131
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,064 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,750 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

SLA
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for SLA in Essex

SLA
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Essex over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Essex

SLA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Colchester - 7 £40,000 -
Brentwood +5 2 £36,000 -
Chelmsford -18 2 £20,500 -40.57%
Harlow - 2 - -
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for SLA.

1 33 (51.56%) ITIL
2 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 25 (39.06%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (32.81%) Finance
5 19 (29.69%) Project Management
6 17 (26.56%) Windows
7 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
8 14 (21.88%) IT Strategy
9 12 (18.75%) Problem Management
9 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
10 11 (17.19%) SAP
10 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (15.63%) SQL
11 10 (15.63%) Cisco
11 10 (15.63%) SAP FI
11 10 (15.63%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (15.63%) SAP CO
12 9 (14.06%) Publishing
12 9 (14.06%) Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
13 8 (12.50%) Firewall
13 8 (12.50%) Frame Relay
13 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
13 8 (12.50%) CCA
13 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.50%) LAN
13 8 (12.50%) WAN
13 8 (12.50%) VPN

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (7.81%) IIS
1 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.69%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (39.06%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (15.63%) SAP CO
1 10 (15.63%) SAP FI
1 10 (15.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (4.69%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Firewall
1 8 (12.50%) Frame Relay
1 8 (12.50%) LAN
1 8 (12.50%) VPN
1 8 (12.50%) WAN
2 7 (10.94%) DHCP
2 7 (10.94%) DNS
2 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) BGP
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (4.69%) DSL
3 3 (4.69%) EIGRP
3 3 (4.69%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.69%) GPRS
3 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 3 (4.69%) IPsec
3 3 (4.69%) MPLS
3 3 (4.69%) OSPF
3 3 (4.69%) PPP
3 3 (4.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Publishing
3 7 (10.94%) Legal
4 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (7.81%) French Language
6 3 (4.69%) German Language
7 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) IT Manager
3 9 (14.06%) Support Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Systems Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 8 (12.50%) Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) SAP P2P Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) SAP Support
4 8 (12.50%) SAP Support Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) Support Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Applications Support Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Business Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Business Systems Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Service Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Incident Manager
6 6 (9.38%) SAP FI Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.81%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
3 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.81%) Android
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) ITIL
2 19 (29.69%) Project Management
3 14 (21.88%) IT Strategy
4 12 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 9 (14.06%) Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.94%) CRM
8 6 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
9 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL V2
9 5 (7.81%) Line Management
9 5 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.81%) Software Licensing
10 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
10 4 (6.25%) SOA
10 4 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) CCA
2 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.69%) CCIE
3 3 (4.69%) CCNP
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 14000
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.56%) PMO
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) SAP
3 10 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (7.81%) Apple
4 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 5 (7.81%) Dell
4 5 (7.81%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) Remedy
5 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.69%) Dynatrace
5 3 (4.69%) F5
5 3 (4.69%) Google
5 3 (4.69%) Software AG
5 3 (4.69%) Splunk
5 3 (4.69%) Tableau
5 3 (4.69%) webMethods