The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 41 45
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4  
Permanent jobs citing SLA 37 62 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.72% 4.81% 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.11% 38.27% 35.14%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 55
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 £27,500 £18,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,000 £47,000
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 Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 184 162 185
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 18.51% 12.57% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 141 137 145
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £41,980
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -16.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

SLA
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for SLA in Wales

SLA
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SLA in Wales

SLA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
South Wales -6 29 £45,000 +73.07% 3
West Wales -14 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Mid Wales - 3 £65,000 -
North Wales -1 2 £34,500 +25.45%
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 29 (32.95%) Windows
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (27.27%) ITIL
4 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (25.00%) DevOps
5 21 (23.86%) Linux
6 19 (21.59%) PHP
6 19 (21.59%) Active Directory
6 19 (21.59%) VMware
6 19 (21.59%) Configuration Management
6 19 (21.59%) Firewall
7 18 (20.45%) Games
7 18 (20.45%) OO
7 18 (20.45%) Perl
7 18 (20.45%) Python
7 18 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
7 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.45%) Bash Shell
7 18 (20.45%) Puppet
8 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
9 13 (14.77%) Office 365
9 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 11 (12.50%) Finance
12 10 (11.36%) CCNA
13 9 (10.23%) Hyper-V
13 9 (10.23%) Data Centre

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.55%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.27%) CMS
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.41%) Sage 200
2 3 (3.41%) Sage 50
3 1 (1.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (14.77%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) Firewall
2 9 (10.23%) DNS
3 7 (7.95%) DHCP
3 7 (7.95%) Wireless
4 6 (6.82%) SAN
4 6 (6.82%) VPN
5 5 (5.68%) LAN
6 4 (4.55%) BGP
6 4 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.55%) WAN
7 3 (3.41%) HSRP
7 3 (3.41%) SSL
8 2 (2.27%) NAS
8 2 (2.27%) OSPF
8 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.27%) VRRP
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.14%) Network Security
9 1 (1.14%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.41%) Power BI
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (20.45%) Games
2 11 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) IT Support
4 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) IT Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Break Fix Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Head of Support
6 5 (5.68%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.41%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (3.41%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Web Services
2 5 (5.68%) .NET
3 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.41%) WCF
3 3 (3.41%) WinForms
3 3 (3.41%) WPF
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.14%) CSS
5 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.68%) PDA
3 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) CMDB
3 4 (4.55%) Fintech
4 3 (3.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.41%) Xbox
5 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.95%) Windows
2 21 (23.86%) Linux
3 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.68%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.41%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.27%) ITIL
3 22 (25.00%) DevOps
4 19 (21.59%) Configuration Management
5 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (20.45%) OO
6 11 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 8 (9.09%) CRM
8 7 (7.95%) Service Management
9 6 (6.82%) Information Security
10 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.68%) ETL
10 5 (5.68%) Logistics
11 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (4.55%) Mobile First
11 4 (4.55%) MVC
11 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (3.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) PHP
2 18 (20.45%) Bash Shell
2 18 (20.45%) Perl
2 18 (20.45%) Python
3 9 (10.23%) SQL
4 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.36%) CCNA
3 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.68%) MCSE
6 3 (3.41%) CCNP
6 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (20.45%) Puppet
2 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.27%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) SCSM
4 1 (1.14%) Ansible
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.59%) VMware
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco
4 6 (6.82%) Dell
5 5 (5.68%) ICL
6 4 (4.55%) Apple
6 4 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.55%) Lotus
6 4 (4.55%) Veeam
7 3 (3.41%) F5
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.41%) Sage
8 2 (2.27%) Citrix
8 2 (2.27%) McAfee
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle
8 2 (2.27%) Veritas
9 1 (1.14%) Avaya
9 1 (1.14%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.14%) Juniper
9 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
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Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago