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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 73 76 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs citing SOA 19 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.74% 2.58% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 3.21% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 30
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
941 936 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 86.17% 80.34% 79.63%
Number of salaries quoted 748 858 782
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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 +2 11 £80,000 +6.66%
Bedford +16 2 £50,000 -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 20 (58.82%) Oracle
2 16 (47.06%) .NET
3 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 13 (38.24%) Web Services
5 12 (35.29%) OO
6 11 (32.35%) CRM
6 11 (32.35%) ERP
6 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 11 (32.35%) TOGAF
6 11 (32.35%) SaaS
6 11 (32.35%) PaaS
7 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
7 9 (26.47%) C#
7 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 8 (23.53%) N-Tier
8 8 (23.53%) Relational Database
8 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
9 7 (20.59%) HTML5
9 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
9 7 (20.59%) CSS
9 7 (20.59%) HTML
9 7 (20.59%) Java
9 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 6 (17.65%) MVC
10 6 (17.65%) Internet
10 6 (17.65%) XML
10 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
11 5 (14.71%) Supplier Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
1 5 (14.71%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) SaaS
1 11 (32.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Automotive
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Architect
2 15 (44.12%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Applications Support
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Head of Project Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Design Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Design Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) .NET
2 13 (38.24%) Web Services
3 7 (20.59%) HTML5
3 7 (20.59%) CSS
3 7 (20.59%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) XML
4 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.71%) CSS3
5 5 (14.71%) J2EE
5 5 (14.71%) JMS
6 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (8.82%) WCF
7 3 (8.82%) jQuery
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (5.88%) Ajax
8 2 (5.88%) WinForms
9 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) N-Tier
2 3 (8.82%) FMCG
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) UNIX
2 5 (14.71%) HPUX
2 5 (14.71%) Solaris
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) OO
2 11 (32.35%) CRM
2 11 (32.35%) ERP
2 11 (32.35%) TOGAF
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 5 (14.71%) Supplier Management
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (14.71%) Change Management
8 4 (11.76%) ETL
8 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.76%) TDD
8 4 (11.76%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C#
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
1 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.94%) HND
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Oracle
2 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) Sybase
4 3 (8.82%) TIBCO
4 3 (8.82%) webMethods
5 2 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) IBM