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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 99 61 77
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +16
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.26% 2.84% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 3.47% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 25 24
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
940 777 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.96% 81.79% 76.44%
Number of salaries quoted 764 715 713
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SOA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SOA Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

SOA
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -21 1 £70,000 +12.00%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 10 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 9 (40.91%) N-Tier
5 9 (40.91%) SharePoint
6 8 (36.36%) jQuery
6 8 (36.36%) Scrum
6 8 (36.36%) TDD
6 8 (36.36%) HTML
6 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 8 (36.36%) CSS
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (31.82%) Ajax
7 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (31.82%) WCF
8 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
8 6 (27.27%) Product Management
8 6 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (27.27%) HTML5
8 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
8 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (27.27%) Web Development
8 6 (27.27%) Document Management
8 6 (27.27%) Workflow
8 6 (27.27%) SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 9 (40.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 5 (22.73%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Architect
2 17 (77.27%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (40.91%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 9 (40.91%) Senior Architect
4 8 (36.36%) Developer
5 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Architect
6 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
6 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (13.64%) Senior Enterprise Architect
7 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) Web Services
3 10 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 8 (36.36%) CSS
4 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) WCF
5 7 (31.82%) Ajax
6 6 (27.27%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 4 (18.18%) WinForms
7 4 (18.18%) XML
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.55%) REST
9 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (4.55%) XSLT
9 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
9 1 (4.55%) EJB
9 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) Web 2.0
2 3 (13.64%) Open Source
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Scrum
1 8 (36.36%) TDD
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) Web Development
3 6 (27.27%) Product Management
3 6 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Document Management
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) OO
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Workflow
4 5 (22.73%) OOD
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
6 3 (13.64%) Data Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle