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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 70 79
Rank change year-on-year -33 +9  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 55 93 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.03% 3.24% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.58% 26.57% 19.17%
Number of salaries quoted 35 53 60
Median salary £32,300 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.61% -10.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £20,200 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 215 350 459
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 7.92% 12.21% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 113 200 317
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,913
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -8 33 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Glasgow -16 15 £32,300 -3.58% 2
West Lothian -4 2 £26,000 +30.00% 1
Renfrewshire +8 1 £50,375 +247.41%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SLA.

1 39 (36.79%) ITIL
2 37 (34.91%) Finance
3 31 (29.25%) Service Delivery
3 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
4 29 (27.36%) Service Management
5 27 (25.47%) Windows
6 24 (22.64%) SQL
7 21 (19.81%) Banking
7 21 (19.81%) Degree
8 19 (17.92%) Linux
9 16 (15.09%) Oracle
9 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
10 15 (14.15%) Windows Server
10 15 (14.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
10 15 (14.15%) Unix
10 15 (14.15%) ITSM
10 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
11 13 (12.26%) High Availability
12 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
12 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Management
13 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (10.38%) CRM
13 11 (10.38%) SCCM
14 10 (9.43%) JBoss
14 10 (9.43%) .NET
14 10 (9.43%) WAN
14 10 (9.43%) Relational Database
15 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012

SLA
Co-occurring 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 10 (9.43%) JBoss
2 9 (8.49%) IIS
3 8 (7.55%) CMS
3 8 (7.55%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.83%) IBM Domino
6 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.89%) Apache
7 2 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.94%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.94%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.83%) Office 365
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) WAN
2 9 (8.49%) LAN
3 7 (6.60%) SAN
4 4 (3.77%) Firewall
4 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.83%) DHCP
5 3 (2.83%) DNS
5 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.83%) NAS
5 3 (2.83%) VoIP
5 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.89%) ADSL
6 2 (1.89%) Broadband
6 2 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (0.94%) 2.5G
7 1 (0.94%) DWDM
7 1 (0.94%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (7.55%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.77%) GIS
5 3 (2.83%) SQLBase
6 2 (1.89%) MySQL
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) DB2
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.94%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 37 (34.91%) Finance
2 21 (19.81%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.72%) Billing
5 4 (3.77%) Back Office
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Analyst
2 15 (14.15%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Applications Support
3 11 (10.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Service Manager
5 8 (7.55%) DBA
5 8 (7.55%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (4.72%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Service Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Technical Support
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Technical Support
7 4 (3.77%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) XML
3 3 (2.83%) CSS
3 3 (2.83%) Middleware
3 3 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.89%) Web Services
5 1 (0.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) AS400
6 1 (0.94%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) Fintech
6 1 (0.94%) iPhone
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) PDA
6 1 (0.94%) PMI
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.47%) Windows
2 19 (17.92%) Linux
3 15 (14.15%) Unix
3 15 (14.15%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.77%) CentOS
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.89%) Debian
9 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) ITIL
2 31 (29.25%) Service Delivery
3 29 (27.36%) Service Management
4 15 (14.15%) ITSM
5 13 (12.26%) High Availability
6 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (10.38%) CRM
8 9 (8.49%) Asset Management
9 8 (7.55%) Business Continuity
9 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.55%) Process Improvement
9 8 (7.55%) Security Management
10 7 (6.60%) Release Management
11 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.66%) ITIL V3
12 5 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.72%) Performance Management
13 4 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) SQL
2 9 (8.49%) C#
3 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.60%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.77%) Java
5 4 (3.77%) VB
5 4 (3.77%) VBA
6 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) Perl
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Degree
2 15 (14.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.72%) MCP
6 4 (3.77%) CCNA
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.83%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.89%) CCNP
8 2 (1.89%) ISEB
8 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.89%) MCITP
8 2 (1.89%) MCSE
8 2 (1.89%) MCTS
8 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.94%) MBA
9 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.83%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.89%) Firmware
5 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) SCCM
2 8 (7.55%) Data Guard
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.83%) Nagios
3 3 (2.83%) Packer
3 3 (2.83%) Puppet
4 2 (1.89%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (1.89%) TeamSite
4 2 (1.89%) Terraform
5 1 (0.94%) SELinux
Vendors
1 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) Oracle
3 9 (8.49%) VMware
4 8 (7.55%) Remedy
5 5 (4.72%) Lotus
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco
6 4 (3.77%) Citrix
6 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.83%) Apple
7 3 (2.83%) F5
7 3 (2.83%) IBM
7 3 (2.83%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.83%) Splunk
8 2 (1.89%) Avaya
8 2 (1.89%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.89%) Snow
8 2 (1.89%) Sophos
9 1 (0.94%) Ciena
9 1 (0.94%) FactSet
9 1 (0.94%) Guidewire
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