The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / South East
Rank 101 66 76
Rank change year-on-year -35 +10  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 437 805 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.95% 4.19% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.80% 28.93% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 340 651 564
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -4.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,950 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 1762 2783 2560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.90% 14.49% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 2285 2004
Median salary £42,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.60% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SLA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SLA in the South East

SLA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in the South East

SLA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Surrey -11 107 £37,500 +6.38% 7
Berkshire -30 94 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Hampshire -28 93 £35,000 - 10
Buckinghamshire +7 67 £30,000 +9.09% 12
Kent +21 40 £30,000 -14.28% 2
West Sussex +4 18 £53,750 +7.50% 4
Oxfordshire -13 12 £28,500 -28.75% 3
East Sussex -10 7 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Middlesex -7 3 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Home Counties +4 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Sussex - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for SLA.

1 403 (40.06%) Windows
2 354 (35.19%) ITIL
3 332 (33.00%) Microsoft
4 251 (24.95%) MS Excel
5 233 (23.16%) Active Directory
6 220 (21.87%) Cisco
7 186 (18.49%) MS Office
8 176 (17.50%) Windows Server
9 150 (14.91%) Firewall
9 150 (14.91%) Finance
10 146 (14.51%) Service Management
11 136 (13.52%) Service Delivery
12 131 (13.02%) SQL
13 129 (12.82%) Juniper
14 125 (12.43%) VMware
15 123 (12.23%) Windows 7
16 117 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
16 117 (11.63%) MS Exchange
17 114 (11.33%) Linux
18 112 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
19 110 (10.93%) VPN
20 105 (10.44%) SQL Server
21 97 (9.64%) Security Cleared
22 91 (9.05%) Palo Alto
23 89 (8.85%) Unix
24 88 (8.75%) LAN
24 88 (8.75%) ITSM
24 88 (8.75%) Incident Management
25 87 (8.65%) Citrix
26 85 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 117 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 41 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (1.59%) IIS
8 14 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 13 (1.29%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.99%) SAS
11 8 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.60%) Apache
12 6 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.60%) Confluence
13 5 (0.50%) JBoss
13 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 251 (24.95%) MS Excel
2 186 (18.49%) MS Office
3 51 (5.07%) MS Visio
4 44 (4.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.50%) MS Project
7 4 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.099%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) FastStats
3 4 (0.40%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.30%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.099%) HFM
5 1 (0.099%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.099%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 71 (7.06%) Office 365
2 55 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.68%) IaaS
5 18 (1.79%) PaaS
6 17 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.49%) SaaS
8 11 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (0.70%) SoftLayer
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle CX
10 4 (0.40%) Responsys
10 4 (0.40%) Taleo
11 3 (0.30%) Boomi
11 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.099%) G Suite
12 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (14.91%) Firewall
2 110 (10.93%) VPN
3 88 (8.75%) LAN
4 84 (8.35%) WAN
5 82 (8.15%) TCP/IP
6 74 (7.36%) Internet
7 72 (7.16%) DNS
7 72 (7.16%) SAN
8 69 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
9 56 (5.57%) Wireless
10 50 (4.97%) BGP
11 47 (4.67%) Network Security
11 47 (4.67%) OSPF
12 46 (4.57%) DHCP
13 36 (3.58%) MPLS
14 26 (2.58%) SNMP
14 26 (2.58%) VLAN
15 24 (2.39%) Junos
15 24 (2.39%) Unified Communications
15 24 (2.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.49%) MySQL
4 22 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (2.09%) Big Data
6 18 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.89%) Power BI
11 7 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.60%) OLAP
13 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.50%) OLTP
13 5 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.68%) JIRA
2 11 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.80%) Selenium
4 7 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.70%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.60%) git-flow
5 6 (0.60%) JUnit
6 5 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.50%) HP UFT
6 5 (0.50%) MSI
6 5 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.40%) Hudson
7 4 (0.40%) PeopleTools
8 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.30%) Subversion
8 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.20%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.20%) WebLOAD
General
1 150 (14.91%) Finance
2 61 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.39%) Electronics
4 22 (2.19%) Back Office
4 22 (2.19%) Billing
5 20 (1.99%) Retail
6 19 (1.89%) Banking
6 19 (1.89%) Legal
7 18 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.69%) Marketing
9 15 (1.49%) German Language
10 10 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.80%) French Language
12 7 (0.70%) Front Office
12 7 (0.70%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 221 (21.97%) Analyst
2 143 (14.21%) Support Engineer
3 96 (9.54%) Service Analyst
4 84 (8.35%) Service Manager
5 83 (8.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 77 (7.65%) Support Analyst
7 67 (6.66%) Juniper Engineer
8 64 (6.36%) Network Engineer
9 59 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
11 47 (4.67%) Applications Support
11 47 (4.67%) Security Engineer
11 47 (4.67%) Services Delivery Manager
12 46 (4.57%) Delivery Manager
13 45 (4.47%) IT Manager
14 44 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (4.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 41 (4.08%) Administrator
16 35 (3.48%) Technical Support
17 34 (3.38%) 1st Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.88%) XML
2 25 (2.49%) .NET
3 12 (1.19%) HTML
3 12 (1.19%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.09%) XSLT
5 9 (0.89%) Middleware
6 8 (0.80%) Web Services
7 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.70%) CSS
7 7 (0.70%) J2EE
8 6 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (0.50%) Flash
10 4 (0.40%) EJB
10 4 (0.40%) Java SE
10 4 (0.40%) JMS
10 4 (0.40%) jQuery
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 3 (0.30%) SAP ALE
11 3 (0.30%) SAP Fiori
11 3 (0.30%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (7.85%) Data Centre
3 65 (6.46%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.77%) Blackberry
5 38 (3.78%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 26 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.59%) Clustering
10 15 (1.49%) CMDB
11 13 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.29%) FlexPod
11 13 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.09%) e-Learning
13 11 (1.09%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.09%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 403 (40.06%) Windows
2 176 (17.50%) Windows Server
3 123 (12.23%) Windows 7
4 114 (11.33%) Linux
5 89 (8.85%) Unix
6 85 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 58 (5.77%) Windows 8
10 45 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (2.19%) Mac OS
12 15 (1.49%) AIX
12 15 (1.49%) Windows 10
13 14 (1.39%) Solaris
14 13 (1.29%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.80%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.60%) VMS
17 4 (0.40%) Android
18 3 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (35.19%) ITIL
2 146 (14.51%) Service Management
3 136 (13.52%) Service Delivery
4 88 (8.75%) Incident Management
4 88 (8.75%) ITSM
5 72 (7.16%) Change Management
6 54 (5.37%) Project Management
7 52 (5.17%) Problem Management
8 48 (4.77%) CRM
9 47 (4.67%) ITIL V3
9 47 (4.67%) Mentoring
9 47 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (4.17%) Data Protection
12 40 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 38 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
14 37 (3.68%) Line Management
15 36 (3.58%) Analytics
15 36 (3.58%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (13.02%) SQL
2 31 (3.08%) Java
3 24 (2.39%) C#
4 22 (2.19%) PowerShell
5 19 (1.89%) Perl
6 16 (1.59%) Python
7 14 (1.39%) C
7 14 (1.39%) Ruby
8 12 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.60%) AWK
11 6 (0.60%) C++
12 4 (0.40%) ABAP
12 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.40%) sed
12 4 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.40%) SQR
13 2 (0.20%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 117 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 81 (8.05%) Degree
4 70 (6.96%) SC Cleared
5 61 (6.06%) CCNA
5 61 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
6 57 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (4.87%) JNCIS
8 40 (3.98%) MCP
9 33 (3.28%) MCSA
10 28 (2.78%) CCSE
10 28 (2.78%) JNCIA
11 27 (2.68%) CCNP
12 23 (2.29%) CCIE
13 22 (2.19%) CCSP
13 22 (2.19%) MCSE
14 21 (2.09%) JNCIP
15 16 (1.59%) A+ Certification
16 13 (1.29%) CISSP
16 13 (1.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 24 (2.39%) QA
3 18 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.39%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.20%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 233 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 79 (7.85%) Hyper-V
3 76 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (3.28%) vSphere
5 23 (2.29%) ProxySG
6 14 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.99%) XenApp
8 8 (0.80%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 7 (0.70%) Docker
9 7 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.70%) vCloud
9 7 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.40%) Firmware
12 4 (0.40%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 27 (2.68%) NetBackup
2 21 (2.09%) Backup Exec
3 20 (1.99%) SCCM
4 17 (1.69%) SCOM
5 11 (1.09%) Control-M
6 10 (0.99%) Puppet
7 9 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (0.80%) Nagios
8 8 (0.80%) WSUS
9 7 (0.70%) Ansible
9 7 (0.70%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.70%) vRealize
10 6 (0.60%) Netcool
Vendors
1 332 (33.00%) Microsoft
2 220 (21.87%) Cisco
3 129 (12.82%) Juniper
4 125 (12.43%) VMware
5 91 (9.05%) Palo Alto
6 87 (8.65%) Citrix
7 79 (7.85%) F5
8 78 (7.75%) HP
9 70 (6.96%) CheckPoint
10 53 (5.27%) Oracle
11 45 (4.47%) Blue Coat
12 44 (4.37%) Remedy
13 43 (4.27%) Fortinet
14 36 (3.58%) Aruba
14 36 (3.58%) Intel Security
15 32 (3.18%) Sourcefire
16 31 (3.08%) Dell
17 30 (2.98%) SolarWinds
18 28 (2.78%) Google
18 28 (2.78%) SAP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Based on Exp + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
The North Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Ageas (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 + flexible benefit options
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-35k
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 15% bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
The North Starr
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 per annum + Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £300000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £65000 - £68000 per annum + + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £59500 per annum + 16% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SAI Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago