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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Kent
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 23 42 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.46% 4.46% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.33% 30.22% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 42 38
Median salary £40,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £21,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £34,090
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.26%  

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 103 139 102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.49% 14.76% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 90 118 88
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 22 June 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 22 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
Maidstone +9 7 £40,000 -27.27%
Chatham +4 2 £28,500 +21.27%
Sittingbourne -8 2 £45,000 +91.48%
Dartford - 1 £22,500 -
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Kent region with a requirement for SLA.

1 49 (77.78%) Windows
2 39 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.27%) Firewall
5 24 (38.10%) VMware
5 24 (38.10%) Citrix
6 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
7 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
7 22 (34.92%) Cisco
7 22 (34.92%) ITIL
8 21 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (31.75%) Windows XP
10 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Office
10 19 (30.16%) Wireless
10 19 (30.16%) Windows 7
11 18 (28.57%) Mac OS
11 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (28.57%) E-Commerce
11 18 (28.57%) Internet
11 18 (28.57%) Blackberry
12 16 (25.40%) LAN
12 16 (25.40%) WAN
13 14 (22.22%) VPN
13 14 (22.22%) SAN
13 14 (22.22%) Network Security
14 13 (20.63%) Windows 8
15 11 (17.46%) Service Delivery
15 11 (17.46%) CCNP

SLA
Co-occurring 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 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
2 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) Acrobat
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) Firewall
2 19 (30.16%) Wireless
3 18 (28.57%) Internet
4 16 (25.40%) LAN
4 16 (25.40%) WAN
5 14 (22.22%) Network Security
5 14 (22.22%) SAN
5 14 (22.22%) VPN
6 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
7 9 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (14.29%) iSCSI
7 9 (14.29%) VLAN
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) DMVPN
8 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.17%) IPsec
9 1 (1.59%) DNS
9 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 21 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Active Directory Support
2 18 (28.57%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Exchange Support
2 18 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Windows Support Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 9 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Escalation Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Server Support
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 9 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (12.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (77.78%) Windows
2 39 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.75%) Windows XP
4 19 (30.16%) Windows 7
5 18 (28.57%) Mac OS
5 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (20.63%) Windows 8
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (14.29%) Linux
9 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
10 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) ITIL
2 18 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 11 (17.46%) Service Delivery
4 10 (15.87%) Change Management
4 10 (15.87%) Migration
5 9 (14.29%) CRM
5 9 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (14.29%) Server Building
6 8 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (12.70%) Problem Management
7 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.94%) High Availability
8 5 (7.94%) Security Patching
9 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.35%) People Management
9 4 (6.35%) Project Management
9 4 (6.35%) Service Management
10 3 (4.76%) ETL
10 3 (4.76%) ITSM
10 3 (4.76%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
1 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
1 5 (7.94%) Python
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) CCNP
1 11 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.29%) CCSE
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.11%) MCSA
3 7 (11.11%) MCSE
4 5 (7.94%) MCP
4 5 (7.94%) MCSD
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.17%) CCNA
7 2 (3.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) vSphere
4 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 9 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (38.10%) Citrix
1 24 (38.10%) VMware
2 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
3 22 (34.92%) Cisco
4 9 (14.29%) Aruba
4 9 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.29%) F5
4 9 (14.29%) Forcepoint
4 9 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 9 (14.29%) Kaspersky
4 9 (14.29%) McAfee
4 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 9 (14.29%) Sourcefire
4 9 (14.29%) Symantec
4 9 (14.29%) Veeam
4 9 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 5 (7.94%) Remedy
6 4 (6.35%) Adobe
7 2 (3.17%) Dell
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