The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.89% 5.10% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 5.73% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 2
Average salary £67,500 £58,250 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.87% +34.68%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
SOA
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
279 349 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 83.04% 89.03% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 259 281 194
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SOA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SOA
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA across the Bedford region.

SOA Salary Trend in Bedford

SOA
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java