The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 39 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 27 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.79% 4.92% 4.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.71% 39.01% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 26 42 45
Median salary £45,000 £26,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +73.07% -30.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £18,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +5.07% +1.47%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 137 141 161
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 19.21% 12.61% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 109 121 134
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £52,050
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

SLA
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for SLA in South Wales

SLA
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in South Wales

SLA
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cardiff -8 19 £53,750 +102.83% 4
Newport +9 4 £35,000 +94.44%
Caerphilly - 3 £32,500 -
Bridgend +6 1 £27,500 +22.22%
SLA
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) DevOps
4 20 (27.40%) ITIL
4 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
5 19 (26.03%) Linux
5 19 (26.03%) VMware
6 18 (24.66%) PHP
6 18 (24.66%) Configuration Management
6 18 (24.66%) Windows Server
7 17 (23.29%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (23.29%) Bash Shell
7 17 (23.29%) Puppet
7 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
7 17 (23.29%) Perl
7 17 (23.29%) OO
7 17 (23.29%) Python
7 17 (23.29%) Games
7 17 (23.29%) Firewall
7 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (17.81%) Office 365
9 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
10 10 (13.70%) Finance
10 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (12.33%) CCNA
11 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
11 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
11 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.48%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.74%) CMS
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.11%) Sage 200
2 3 (4.11%) Sage 50
3 1 (1.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Office 365
2 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) Firewall
2 7 (9.59%) DNS
3 6 (8.22%) SAN
3 6 (8.22%) Wireless
4 5 (6.85%) DHCP
4 5 (6.85%) LAN
4 5 (6.85%) VPN
5 4 (5.48%) WAN
6 3 (4.11%) BGP
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.74%) HSRP
7 2 (2.74%) NAS
7 2 (2.74%) SSL
7 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.74%) VRRP
8 1 (1.37%) FTP
8 1 (1.37%) Intranet
8 1 (1.37%) IPv4
8 1 (1.37%) IPv6
8 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (23.29%) Games
2 10 (13.70%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (20.55%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) IT Support
4 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Break Fix Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Head of Support
6 5 (6.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Head of Delivery
8 3 (4.11%) Head of Service Delivery
8 3 (4.11%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (4.11%) IT Technician
8 3 (4.11%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.11%) WCF
3 3 (4.11%) WinForms
3 3 (4.11%) WPF
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) PDA
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) CMDB
3 4 (5.48%) Fintech
4 3 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.74%) Xbox
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 19 (26.03%) Linux
3 18 (24.66%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) DevOps
3 20 (27.40%) ITIL
4 18 (24.66%) Configuration Management
5 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (23.29%) OO
6 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
7 8 (10.96%) CRM
8 6 (8.22%) Information Security
9 5 (6.85%) Logistics
9 5 (6.85%) Service Management
10 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (5.48%) Mobile First
10 4 (5.48%) MVC
10 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (4.11%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.11%) ERP
11 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) PHP
2 17 (23.29%) Bash Shell
2 17 (23.29%) Perl
2 17 (23.29%) Python
3 3 (4.11%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.33%) CCNA
3 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.85%) MCSE
6 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.74%) CCNP
8 2 (2.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (23.29%) Puppet
2 3 (4.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.03%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco
4 6 (8.22%) Dell
5 5 (6.85%) ICL
6 4 (5.48%) Apple
6 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.48%) Lotus
6 4 (5.48%) Veeam
7 3 (4.11%) F5
7 3 (4.11%) Sage
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.74%) Veritas
9 1 (1.37%) Avaya
9 1 (1.37%) Juniper
9 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
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