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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 52 73
Rank change year-on-year -37 +21  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 49 125 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.11% 4.27% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.11% 32.22% 19.96%
Number of salaries quoted 32 70 52
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £19,825 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,938 £50,000 £47,500
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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 212 388 451
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.14% 13.27% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125 244 256
Median salary £37,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,450 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SLA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SLA in Scotland

SLA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Scotland

SLA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Edinburgh -13 20 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Glasgow -15 15 £27,500 -35.29% 2
West Lothian -18 3 £26,000 +31.14%
Renfrewshire +1 2 £50,375 +9.51% 1
Inverclyde +1 2 £38,000 - 1
Fife -3 2 £26,500 -3.63%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £31,500 - 2
Scottish Borders -1 1 £21,500 -10.41% 1
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 24 (27.91%) Windows
2 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
3 21 (24.42%) Service Delivery
4 20 (23.26%) ITIL
5 19 (22.09%) SQL
6 18 (20.93%) MS Excel
6 18 (20.93%) Service Management
7 17 (19.77%) Finance
8 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
9 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
9 14 (16.28%) MS Office
10 12 (13.95%) Oracle
10 12 (13.95%) Cisco
11 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
11 11 (12.79%) Linux
11 11 (12.79%) ITSM
11 11 (12.79%) Line Management
12 9 (10.47%) Banking
12 9 (10.47%) Degree
12 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
12 9 (10.47%) LAN
13 8 (9.30%) CRM
13 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (9.30%) VMware
13 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
14 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (8.14%) Firewall
14 7 (8.14%) IIS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.14%) IIS
3 5 (5.81%) CMS
4 4 (4.65%) JBoss
4 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.28%) MS Office
3 8 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) LAN
2 7 (8.14%) Firewall
2 7 (8.14%) WAN
3 5 (5.81%) DHCP
3 5 (5.81%) DNS
4 4 (4.65%) SAN
4 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.49%) Network Security
5 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (2.33%) Internet
6 2 (2.33%) IPsec
6 2 (2.33%) MPLS
6 2 (2.33%) NAS
6 2 (2.33%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (2.33%) VoIP
6 2 (2.33%) VPN
6 2 (2.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.14%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (3.49%) GIS
5 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.49%) SQLBase
6 1 (1.16%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.16%) Robot Framework
2 1 (1.16%) Selenium
2 1 (1.16%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Billing
5 2 (2.33%) Military
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Support Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) Applications Support
4 10 (11.63%) Applications Support Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Field Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Service Manager
6 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) DBA
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Field Service Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Junior
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.65%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Service Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Service Management Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) XML
3 2 (2.33%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Fintech
5 1 (1.16%) iPhone
5 1 (1.16%) IVR
5 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Windows
2 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.79%) Linux
4 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.81%) Unix
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.65%) CentOS
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.16%) Debian
9 1 (1.16%) SUSE
9 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Service Delivery
2 20 (23.26%) ITIL
3 18 (20.93%) Service Management
4 11 (12.79%) ITSM
4 11 (12.79%) Line Management
5 8 (9.30%) CRM
6 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.98%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.81%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.81%) Release Management
8 4 (4.65%) Analytics
8 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.65%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.65%) Project Management
8 4 (4.65%) Security Management
8 4 (4.65%) Time Management
9 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) C#
3 5 (5.81%) VB
3 5 (5.81%) VB.NET
4 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.49%) VBA
6 2 (2.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.49%) CCNP
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.49%) MCSE
5 2 (2.33%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.33%) ISEB
5 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.33%) MCP
6 1 (1.16%) CCNA
6 1 (1.16%) HNC
6 1 (1.16%) HND
6 1 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (1.16%) MCTS
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.65%) vSphere
4 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.49%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.33%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.16%) Docker
6 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
6 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.33%) Packer
3 2 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.16%) Nagios
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.16%) SCOM
4 1 (1.16%) SELinux
4 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.95%) Cisco
2 12 (13.95%) Oracle
3 8 (9.30%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (5.81%) Ciena
4 5 (5.81%) Huawei
4 5 (5.81%) Nokia
4 5 (5.81%) Tellabs
5 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.65%) Citrix
5 4 (4.65%) Remedy
6 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.33%) Apple
7 2 (2.33%) Avaya
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 2 (2.33%) Lotus
7 2 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.33%) Xerox
Renfrew, Renfrewshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £49,000 to £51,750 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,025 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gourock, Renfrewshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Final Salary Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Scottish Borders
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Leidos
Posted: 14 days ago
South Lanarkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Hemmersbach UK
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South Lanarkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Excellent Additional Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago