The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Kent
Rank 46 61 54
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 40 46 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.04% 4.06% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.08% 31.94% 35.38%
Number of salaries quoted 37 42 38
Median salary £30,000 £33,750 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +32.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £70,000
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 Kent with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 133 144 130
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 16.75% 12.72% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 114 133 111
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £25,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

SLA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for SLA in Kent

SLA
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Kent over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Kent

SLA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Maidstone -2 7 £40,000 -
Dartford - 4 £32,500 - 1
Chatham -1 3 £26,000 +15.55%
West Malling -1 3 £61,250 +72.53%
Sittingbourne +3 1 £22,500 -8.16%
Sevenoaks -6 1 £60,000 +144.89%
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for SLA.

1 35 (66.04%) Windows
2 30 (56.60%) Windows Server
3 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
4 23 (43.40%) Citrix
4 23 (43.40%) Firewall
5 22 (41.51%) VMware
6 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
7 20 (37.74%) ITIL
7 20 (37.74%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (35.85%) Blackberry
8 19 (35.85%) Cisco
8 19 (35.85%) Wireless
9 18 (33.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
9 18 (33.96%) Internet
9 18 (33.96%) Mac OS
10 16 (30.19%) Service Delivery
10 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
11 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
13 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
14 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
14 12 (22.64%) SAN
15 11 (20.75%) MS Office
15 11 (20.75%) Windows 8
16 10 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
16 10 (18.87%) VPN
16 10 (18.87%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
2 18 (33.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 11 (20.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) Firewall
2 19 (35.85%) Wireless
3 18 (33.96%) Internet
4 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
5 12 (22.64%) SAN
6 10 (18.87%) VPN
7 9 (16.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (16.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (16.98%) iSCSI
7 9 (16.98%) LAN
7 9 (16.98%) VLAN
7 9 (16.98%) WAN
8 7 (13.21%) Network Security
9 4 (7.55%) DNS
10 3 (5.66%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (5.66%) DHCP
10 3 (5.66%) WAAS
10 3 (5.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Support Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Active Directory Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Active Directory Support
2 18 (33.96%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Exchange Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Exchange Support
2 18 (33.96%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Windows Support Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (16.98%) 1st Line Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 9 (16.98%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (16.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Server Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Server Support
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (35.85%) Blackberry
3 6 (11.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (66.04%) Windows
2 30 (56.60%) Windows Server
3 18 (33.96%) Mac OS
4 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
5 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (20.75%) Windows 8
7 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
7 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (11.32%) Linux
9 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
3 16 (30.19%) Service Delivery
4 10 (18.87%) Change Management
4 10 (18.87%) Migration
4 10 (18.87%) Service Management
5 9 (16.98%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (16.98%) Server Building
6 7 (13.21%) CRM
6 7 (13.21%) ITSM
7 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.55%) People Management
8 4 (7.55%) Project Management
8 4 (7.55%) Statistics
9 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.89%) Python
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) CCNP
1 6 (11.32%) CCSE
1 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) MCSD
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) vSphere
4 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Backup Exec
1 9 (16.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Citrix
2 22 (41.51%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Cisco
4 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.98%) Aruba
5 9 (16.98%) Blue Coat
5 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
5 9 (16.98%) F5
5 9 (16.98%) Intel Security
5 9 (16.98%) Kaspersky
5 9 (16.98%) Palo Alto
5 9 (16.98%) Symantec
5 9 (16.98%) Veeam
5 9 (16.98%) WatchGuard
6 6 (11.32%) Forcepoint
6 6 (11.32%) Fortinet
6 6 (11.32%) Sourcefire
7 4 (7.55%) Remedy
8 3 (5.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.66%) Juniper
Kent
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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