Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 54 84
Rank change year-on-year -46 +30 -43
Permanent jobs citing SLA 67 140 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.62% 4.60% 3.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.25% 33.41% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 56 67 124
Reading median annual salary £32,500 £28,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.04% -32.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £21,063 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -21.05% +26.67%

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 348 419 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.62% 13.76% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 286 264 472
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.09% +6.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £30,438 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £63,625
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SLA in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) Service Delivery
3 12 (17.91%) Telecoms
4 11 (16.42%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.42%) Presales
5 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (14.93%) ITIL
5 10 (14.93%) Linux
5 10 (14.93%) Degree
6 9 (13.43%) Statistics
6 9 (13.43%) F5
7 8 (11.94%) Cisco
7 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.94%) Advertising
8 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
8 7 (10.45%) Blue Coat
8 7 (10.45%) Juniper
8 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
8 7 (10.45%) SQL
8 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.45%) Palo Alto
8 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery Management
9 6 (8.96%) CentOS
9 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (8.96%) VPN
9 6 (8.96%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
9 6 (8.96%) Ubuntu
9 6 (8.96%) Debian
9 6 (8.96%) Information Security

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 2 (2.99%) IIS
1 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) VPN
2 5 (7.46%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) Broadband
4 3 (4.48%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
General
1 12 (17.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.94%) Advertising
3 4 (5.97%) German Language
4 3 (4.48%) Digital Economy
4 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Security Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (8.96%) IP Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Team Leader
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.99%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 6 (8.96%) CentOS
3 6 (8.96%) Debian
3 6 (8.96%) Ubuntu
4 5 (7.46%) Unix
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.48%) Solaris
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Service Delivery
2 11 (16.42%) Presales
3 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (14.93%) ITIL
4 9 (13.43%) Statistics
5 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
5 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery Management
6 6 (8.96%) Information Security
6 6 (8.96%) Project Management
7 5 (7.46%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (7.46%) Quality Management
7 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.46%) Target Operating Model
7 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.97%) Coaching
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (5.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) C#
2 3 (4.48%) VB
3 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) HND
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) MCP
5 2 (2.99%) MCSE
6 1 (1.49%) MCSA
6 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) cPanel
1 1 (1.49%) Plesk
1 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) CheckPoint
2 9 (13.43%) F5
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.45%) Blue Coat
4 7 (10.45%) Juniper
4 7 (10.45%) Palo Alto
4 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.46%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) Crossbeam
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
6 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.48%) VMware
7 1 (1.49%) Aruba
7 1 (1.49%) Brocade
7 1 (1.49%) Cadence
7 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.49%) Foundry
7 1 (1.49%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com