Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 57 79
Rank change year-on-year -27 +22 -18
Permanent jobs citing SLA 73 150 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.10% 4.36% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.96% 29.59% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 44 62 136
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £23,075 £25,000 £21,150
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £66,250
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +13.33%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 318 507 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.49% 14.72% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 239 313 498
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% +15.85%
10th Percentile £31,175 £28,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,500 £75,000 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 24 (32.88%) ITIL
3 23 (31.51%) Linux
4 19 (26.03%) CheckPoint
4 19 (26.03%) Firewall
5 18 (24.66%) Juniper
5 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
6 17 (23.29%) Service Delivery
7 16 (21.92%) Cisco
8 15 (20.55%) Unix
8 15 (20.55%) Blue Coat
8 15 (20.55%) F5
8 15 (20.55%) Palo Alto
9 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
10 13 (17.81%) Risk Management
11 12 (16.44%) Degree
11 12 (16.44%) German Language
12 11 (15.07%) Project Management
12 11 (15.07%) PRINCE2
12 11 (15.07%) SQL
12 11 (15.07%) Digital Economy
13 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.33%) VMware
13 9 (12.33%) Ubuntu
14 8 (10.96%) Sourcefire
14 8 (10.96%) QA
14 8 (10.96%) Crossbeam
14 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (10.96%) Product Management

SLA
Co-occurring 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 4 (5.48%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) Firewall
2 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.22%) VPN
4 5 (6.85%) DNS
5 4 (5.48%) SNMP
6 3 (4.11%) BGP
6 3 (4.11%) Broadband
6 3 (4.11%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.11%) VLAN
7 2 (2.74%) HTTP
7 2 (2.74%) SAN
7 2 (2.74%) SMTP
7 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.74%) VoIP
8 1 (1.37%) FCoE
8 1 (1.37%) LAN
8 1 (1.37%) Skype
8 1 (1.37%) Wireless
8 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
1 1 (1.37%) Redmine
General
1 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.44%) German Language
3 11 (15.07%) Digital Economy
4 8 (10.96%) Advertising
5 6 (8.22%) Finance
6 4 (5.48%) French Language
7 3 (4.11%) Marketing
8 1 (1.37%) Publishing
8 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Security Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.07%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) IP Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Technical Support
5 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.11%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.85%) Virtual Team
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) PMI
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 23 (31.51%) Linux
3 15 (20.55%) Unix
4 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.33%) Ubuntu
6 8 (10.96%) Solaris
6 8 (10.96%) Windows 2000
6 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.22%) CentOS
7 6 (8.22%) Debian
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) ITIL
2 17 (23.29%) Service Delivery
3 13 (17.81%) Risk Management
4 11 (15.07%) PRINCE2
4 11 (15.07%) Project Management
5 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.96%) Presales
5 8 (10.96%) Product Management
6 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.59%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (8.22%) CRM
7 6 (8.22%) DNA
7 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery Management
8 5 (6.85%) Statistics
8 5 (6.85%) Time Management
9 4 (5.48%) Coaching
9 4 (5.48%) Line Management
9 4 (5.48%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (5.48%) Process Improvement
9 4 (5.48%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) C
4 5 (6.85%) C++
5 3 (4.11%) C#
5 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.11%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) PMI Certification
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) HND
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.85%) PMP
3 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) MCP
6 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.37%) CCNA
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CISSP
7 1 (1.37%) GIAC
7 1 (1.37%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 6 (8.22%) ISO 9001
3 4 (5.48%) ISO 22301
3 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) NFS
3 1 (1.37%) Samba
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) WSUS
2 3 (4.11%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Opsview
2 3 (4.11%) vMotion
2 3 (4.11%) WMI
3 1 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (1.37%) cPanel
3 1 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) Plesk
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) CheckPoint
2 18 (24.66%) Juniper
3 16 (21.92%) Cisco
4 15 (20.55%) Blue Coat
4 15 (20.55%) F5
4 15 (20.55%) Palo Alto
5 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.33%) VMware
6 8 (10.96%) Crossbeam
6 8 (10.96%) Sourcefire
7 7 (9.59%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.22%) HP
9 4 (5.48%) CA
9 4 (5.48%) Cadence
10 3 (4.11%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.74%) EMC
11 2 (2.74%) Kaspersky
11 2 (2.74%) NetApp
11 2 (2.74%) Veeam
12 1 (1.37%) Citrix