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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 45 41
Permanent jobs citing SOA 0 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 1.36% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.63% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £35,375 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.73%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
276 246 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 86.25% 83.39% 89.45%
Number of salaries quoted 246 241 188
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) N-Tier
2 10 (90.91%) Business Analysis
2 10 (90.91%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 10 (90.91%) OO
2 10 (90.91%) Project Management
2 10 (90.91%) Product Management
2 10 (90.91%) Domain-Driven Design
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) OOD
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (63.64%) Multithreading
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (63.64%) HTML5
4 7 (63.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (63.64%) .NET Framework
4 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
4 7 (63.64%) Subversion
4 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
4 7 (63.64%) WinForms
4 7 (63.64%) jQuery
4 7 (63.64%) Ajax

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (63.64%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Architect
2 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint Architect
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
6 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
6 2 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
7 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) WCF
3 7 (63.64%) HTML5
3 7 (63.64%) .NET Framework
3 7 (63.64%) WinForms
3 7 (63.64%) jQuery
3 7 (63.64%) Ajax
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
3 7 (63.64%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) Business Analysis
2 10 (90.91%) OO
2 10 (90.91%) Project Management
2 10 (90.91%) Product Management
2 10 (90.91%) Domain-Driven Design
3 8 (72.73%) OOD
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (63.64%) Multithreading
4 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
4 7 (63.64%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (36.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
3 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft