The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 92 84
Rank change year-on-year -38 -8  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 110 172 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 3.33% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.68% 29.20% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 83 156 165
Median salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% -8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,750 £46,000
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 the South West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 532 589 696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.17% 11.41% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 404 509 549
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £24,225
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

SLA
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for SLA in the South West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Salary histogram for SLA in the South West

SLA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South West 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
Bristol -29 35 £30,000 - 4
Wiltshire -15 21 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Somerset -20 16 £36,500 +4.28%
Gloucestershire -16 12 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Dorset +11 11 £36,250 +21.84% 2
Devon -5 7 £47,500 +11.76%
Cornwall - 6 £65,000 -
SLA
England

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 West region with a requirement for SLA.

1 118 (45.74%) ITIL
2 91 (35.27%) Windows
3 80 (31.01%) Microsoft
4 55 (21.32%) Service Delivery
5 53 (20.54%) Security Cleared
6 48 (18.60%) Cisco
7 46 (17.83%) VMware
8 45 (17.44%) Service Management
9 44 (17.05%) Linux
9 44 (17.05%) Active Directory
10 43 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
10 43 (16.67%) Finance
11 42 (16.28%) Windows Server
12 39 (15.12%) DV Cleared
13 32 (12.40%) SC Cleared
14 31 (12.02%) SQL
15 29 (11.24%) Oracle
15 29 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (10.47%) Degree
16 27 (10.47%) ITIL V3
17 26 (10.08%) TCP/IP
18 25 (9.69%) Office 365
19 24 (9.30%) Statistics
19 24 (9.30%) Infrastructure Management
19 24 (9.30%) SQL Server
20 22 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
21 21 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
22 20 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
22 20 (7.75%) Firewall
22 20 (7.75%) ITSM

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.26%) CMS
3 9 (3.49%) IIS
3 9 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.16%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.78%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.69%) Office 365
2 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.08%) TCP/IP
2 20 (7.75%) Firewall
3 19 (7.36%) WAN
4 18 (6.98%) LAN
5 17 (6.59%) Internet
6 15 (5.81%) DNS
7 14 (5.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (4.65%) DHCP
9 11 (4.26%) SAN
10 10 (3.88%) Wireless
11 9 (3.49%) BGP
11 9 (3.49%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (3.49%) NX-OS
12 8 (3.10%) EIGRP
12 8 (3.10%) Wireshark
13 7 (2.71%) VPN
14 6 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.33%) SMS
15 5 (1.94%) Cisco ISE
15 5 (1.94%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.36%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.49%) MySQL
3 9 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (3.49%) Oracle OWB
4 8 (3.10%) Big Data
5 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.78%) DTS
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.49%) PeopleTools
1 9 (3.49%) PROIV
1 9 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 43 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Legal
3 8 (3.10%) Retail
4 7 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.16%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.78%) French Language
6 2 (0.78%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (21.71%) Analyst
2 36 (13.95%) Service Manager
3 30 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.47%) Support Analyst
5 21 (8.14%) Network Engineer
6 20 (7.75%) 1st Line Support
7 18 (6.98%) DBA
8 17 (6.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 17 (6.59%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (5.81%) Services Delivery Manager
10 14 (5.43%) Administrator
10 14 (5.43%) Applications Support
10 14 (5.43%) IT Support
11 13 (5.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 13 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (4.65%) Service Analyst
12 12 (4.65%) Technical Support
13 10 (3.88%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.33%) .NET
1 6 (2.33%) Flash
2 5 (1.94%) HTML
3 4 (1.55%) CSS
4 3 (1.16%) CSS3
4 3 (1.16%) HTML5
4 3 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (1.16%) Sass
4 3 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.78%) Web Services
5 2 (0.78%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) BAPI
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) REST
6 1 (0.39%) RESTful
6 1 (0.39%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.39%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.39%) Spring
6 1 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.88%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.10%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.94%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.55%) PKI
7 3 (1.16%) Clustering
7 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.16%) PDA
7 3 (1.16%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.78%) FMCG
8 2 (0.78%) Handset
8 2 (0.78%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (35.27%) Windows
2 44 (17.05%) Linux
3 42 (16.28%) Windows Server
4 29 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (7.36%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (5.04%) AIX
8 11 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.88%) Solaris
9 10 (3.88%) Unix
10 4 (1.55%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.16%) CentOS
11 3 (1.16%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.78%) Android
12 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (45.74%) ITIL
2 55 (21.32%) Service Delivery
3 45 (17.44%) Service Management
4 27 (10.47%) ITIL V3
5 24 (9.30%) Infrastructure Management
5 24 (9.30%) Statistics
6 20 (7.75%) ITSM
7 17 (6.59%) Incident Management
8 15 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (5.43%) Configuration Management
9 14 (5.43%) Contract Management
9 14 (5.43%) Critical Success Factor
9 14 (5.43%) Escalation Management
9 14 (5.43%) Mentoring
9 14 (5.43%) Network Management
9 14 (5.43%) Performance Management
9 14 (5.43%) Problem Management
9 14 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (5.04%) High Availability
11 12 (4.65%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.02%) SQL
2 12 (4.65%) Java
3 11 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.49%) SQR
5 8 (3.10%) C
5 8 (3.10%) C#
5 8 (3.10%) Python
6 6 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.78%) C++
9 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.78%) VB
9 2 (0.78%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) ABAP
10 1 (0.39%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 53 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.12%) DV Cleared
3 32 (12.40%) SC Cleared
4 27 (10.47%) Degree
5 21 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (5.81%) CCNP
6 15 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (5.43%) MCP
8 11 (4.26%) CCNA
8 11 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (3.88%) ISEB
9 10 (3.88%) MCSA
9 10 (3.88%) MCSE
10 9 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.55%) CCDA
12 4 (1.55%) CCDP
12 4 (1.55%) NVQ Level 3
13 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.39%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (6.59%) SCCM
2 10 (3.88%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.49%) Data Guard
3 9 (3.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (3.10%) Cisco LMS
4 8 (3.10%) Nagios
4 8 (3.10%) Opsview
5 3 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.78%) Puppet
6 2 (0.78%) SCOM
6 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 80 (31.01%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.60%) Cisco
3 46 (17.83%) VMware
4 29 (11.24%) Oracle
5 10 (3.88%) Cadence
6 9 (3.49%) Juniper
6 9 (3.49%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (3.10%) HP
8 6 (2.33%) Citrix
8 6 (2.33%) SAP
9 5 (1.94%) Apple
10 4 (1.55%) Dell
11 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.16%) Veeam
12 2 (0.78%) F5
12 2 (0.78%) Huawei
12 2 (0.78%) Infoblox
12 2 (0.78%) Infor
12 2 (0.78%) Mitel
12 2 (0.78%) Symantec
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