The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 98 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Permanent jobs citing SOA 1 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.087% 2.05% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 2.67% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 14
Average salary £60,000 £56,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.72% +13.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 823 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.29% 76.77% 74.66%
Number of salaries quoted 775 749 597
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
SOA
East of England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 28 (59.57%) SQL Server
2 28 (59.57%) N-Tier
3 27 (57.45%) C#
4 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
5 25 (53.19%) Web Services
6 22 (46.81%) OO
6 22 (46.81%) SharePoint
6 22 (46.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (44.68%) TDD
8 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
9 19 (40.43%) Relational Database
10 18 (38.30%) Scrum
10 18 (38.30%) Domain-Driven Design
10 18 (38.30%) WCF
10 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (36.17%) Project Management
12 16 (34.04%) Visual Studio
12 16 (34.04%) SQL
12 16 (34.04%) Product Management
12 16 (34.04%) Software Engineering
12 16 (34.04%) Business Analysis
13 15 (31.91%) Windows
14 14 (29.79%) XML
15 13 (27.66%) OOD
15 13 (27.66%) Subversion
16 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
16 12 (25.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (25.53%) WinForms
16 12 (25.53%) .NET Framework

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (46.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (21.28%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (21.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Internet
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (59.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (40.43%) Relational Database
3 12 (25.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Big Data
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) SQLPlus
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (34.04%) Visual Studio
3 13 (27.66%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 9 (19.15%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Architect
2 30 (63.83%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (27.66%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 13 (27.66%) Senior Architect
4 12 (25.53%) Developer
5 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Architect
6 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 25 (53.19%) Web Services
3 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
4 18 (38.30%) WCF
5 14 (29.79%) XML
6 12 (25.53%) WinForms
6 12 (25.53%) .NET Framework
7 11 (23.40%) HTML
7 11 (23.40%) CSS
8 10 (21.28%) Ajax
8 10 (21.28%) jQuery
8 10 (21.28%) HTML5
9 4 (8.51%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.38%) Middleware
11 2 (4.26%) XSL
11 2 (4.26%) XML Schema
11 2 (4.26%) J2EE
11 2 (4.26%) ADO.NET
11 2 (4.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (59.57%) N-Tier
2 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) Open Source
4 3 (6.38%) Web 2.0
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) OO
2 21 (44.68%) TDD
3 18 (38.30%) Scrum
3 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (38.30%) Domain-Driven Design
4 17 (36.17%) Project Management
5 16 (34.04%) Software Engineering
5 16 (34.04%) Business Analysis
5 16 (34.04%) Product Management
6 13 (27.66%) OOD
7 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
8 10 (21.28%) AOP
8 10 (21.28%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (21.28%) Change Management
8 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (17.02%) Workflow
9 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Refactoring
10 7 (14.89%) MVC
11 6 (12.77%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) C#
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) T-SQL
4 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
5 9 (19.15%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) IBM
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.13%) Northgate
4 1 (2.13%) hybris
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
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