The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Kent / Maidstone
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 7 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 10.14% 1.39% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 14.29% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 2
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +62.96%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,250 £34,090
% change year-on-year +5.83% +0.46%  

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 Maidstone with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Maidstone
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 7 4
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 23.19% 9.72% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 2
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.51%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidstone 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 Maidstone

SLA
Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

Salary trend for SLA in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 24 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 Maidstone region with a requirement for SLA.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
1 14 (100.00%) WAN
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Network Security
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (64.29%) Palo Alto
2 9 (64.29%) Aruba
2 9 (64.29%) F5
2 9 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 9 (64.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (64.29%) Wireless
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
2 9 (64.29%) CheckPoint
2 9 (64.29%) Forcepoint
2 9 (64.29%) Change Management
2 9 (64.29%) Blue Coat
2 9 (64.29%) CCSE
2 9 (64.29%) Sourcefire
2 9 (64.29%) Fortinet
2 9 (64.29%) CCNP
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 5 (35.71%) MCP
3 5 (35.71%) MCSD

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidstone 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:

Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
1 14 (100.00%) Network Security
1 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 9 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (64.29%) Wireless
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Escalation Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Network Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
2 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Change Management
1 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
1 5 (35.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CCNP
1 9 (64.29%) CCSE
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) MCP
2 5 (35.71%) MCSA
2 5 (35.71%) MCSD
2 5 (35.71%) MCSE
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Aruba
2 9 (64.29%) Blue Coat
2 9 (64.29%) CheckPoint
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) F5
2 9 (64.29%) Forcepoint
2 9 (64.29%) Fortinet
2 9 (64.29%) Palo Alto
2 9 (64.29%) Sourcefire