The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 38 60
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 14 31 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.02% 5.18% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.56% 50.00% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 11
Median salary £26,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £26,418 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £43,250 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 Somerset with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 57 62 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 8.21% 10.35% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 50
Median salary £43,750 £40,000 £34,508
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% +15.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £29,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

SLA
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for SLA in Somerset

SLA
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Somerset over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Somerset

SLA
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Bath 0 10 £17,500 -50.00%
Taunton -15 4 £34,000 -17.07%
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (16.67%) Big Data
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) PKI
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) Java

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
2 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Service Transition Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) VMware