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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 84 40
Rank change year-on-year +21 -44  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 44 63 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.57% 3.24% 5.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 24.90% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 21 51 66
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £82,500
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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 143 253 340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 11.62% 13.00% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 91 226 194
Median salary £50,000 £49,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £30,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £74,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SLA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for SLA in Reading

SLA
Salary Histogram in Reading

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

Salary histogram for SLA in Reading

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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

1 45 (38.46%) Firewall
2 43 (36.75%) Cisco
3 42 (35.90%) ITIL
3 42 (35.90%) Windows
4 41 (35.04%) CheckPoint
5 39 (33.33%) Palo Alto
6 37 (31.62%) Juniper
7 36 (30.77%) F5
8 33 (28.21%) Microsoft
9 32 (27.35%) MS Office
9 32 (27.35%) Blue Coat
10 31 (26.50%) MS Excel
11 29 (24.79%) Risk Management
11 29 (24.79%) Fortinet
12 28 (23.93%) HP
13 26 (22.22%) Active Directory
14 25 (21.37%) Sourcefire
15 24 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (20.51%) Internet
15 24 (20.51%) MS Visio
16 23 (19.66%) VPN
16 23 (19.66%) MS PowerPoint
16 23 (19.66%) Degree
17 22 (18.80%) Network Security
17 22 (18.80%) Information Security
18 21 (17.95%) VMware
18 21 (17.95%) Security Management
18 21 (17.95%) Intel Security
18 21 (17.95%) CCIE
18 21 (17.95%) CCSP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 14 (11.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.42%) IIS
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (27.35%) MS Office
2 31 (26.50%) MS Excel
3 24 (20.51%) MS Visio
4 23 (19.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Oracle CX
1 4 (3.42%) Responsys
1 4 (3.42%) Taleo
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (38.46%) Firewall
2 24 (20.51%) Internet
3 23 (19.66%) VPN
4 22 (18.80%) Network Security
5 18 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 11 (9.40%) VLAN
7 10 (8.55%) LAN
7 10 (8.55%) WAN
8 8 (6.84%) NAS
8 8 (6.84%) SAN
9 4 (3.42%) DNS
9 4 (3.42%) Wireless
10 3 (2.56%) BGP
10 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (2.56%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.71%) Extranet
11 2 (1.71%) SSL
12 1 (0.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.71%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) MS Access
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.26%) German Language
3 10 (8.55%) Billing
4 8 (6.84%) Finance
5 5 (4.27%) French Language
6 4 (3.42%) Electronics
7 3 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (29.06%) Security Engineer
2 27 (23.08%) Senior Security Engineer
3 26 (22.22%) Juniper Engineer
4 17 (14.53%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.40%) Team Leader
7 10 (8.55%) Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Incident Manager
9 8 (6.84%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (6.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Service Manager
11 6 (5.13%) ITIL Manager
11 6 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
12 5 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.27%) Senior Manager
12 5 (4.27%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.27%) Support Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) Clustering
6 3 (2.56%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.71%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.71%) Replication
7 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.90%) Windows
2 17 (14.53%) Linux
2 17 (14.53%) Windows 7
3 16 (13.68%) Unix
4 14 (11.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.42%) Solaris
8 4 (3.42%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.90%) ITIL
2 29 (24.79%) Risk Management
3 22 (18.80%) Information Security
4 21 (17.95%) Content Management
4 21 (17.95%) Data Protection
4 21 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
4 21 (17.95%) Security Management
4 21 (17.95%) Security Operations
5 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
6 14 (11.97%) Service Management
7 13 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 12 (10.26%) CRM
9 9 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.84%) Trend Analysis
11 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.98%) Presales
12 6 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (5.13%) ITIL V3
13 5 (4.27%) Line Management
13 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.98%) SQL
2 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.85%) ABAP
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 24 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (19.66%) Degree
3 21 (17.95%) CCIE
3 21 (17.95%) CCSE
3 21 (17.95%) CCSP
3 21 (17.95%) JNCIS
4 6 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.42%) CISA
5 4 (3.42%) CISM
5 4 (3.42%) CISSP
5 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.56%) CCNA
7 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) HNC
8 1 (0.85%) HND
8 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.95%) ProxySG
3 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.97%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (2.56%) vMotion
1 3 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (36.75%) Cisco
2 41 (35.04%) CheckPoint
3 39 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 37 (31.62%) Juniper
5 36 (30.77%) F5
6 33 (28.21%) Microsoft
7 32 (27.35%) Blue Coat
8 29 (24.79%) Fortinet
9 28 (23.93%) HP
10 25 (21.37%) Sourcefire
11 21 (17.95%) Imperva
11 21 (17.95%) Intel Security
11 21 (17.95%) Proofpoint
11 21 (17.95%) TippingPoint
11 21 (17.95%) VMware
12 11 (9.40%) NetApp
13 5 (4.27%) Ericsson
13 5 (4.27%) Huawei
13 5 (4.27%) Oracle
14 4 (3.42%) Crossbeam
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