The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 20 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOA 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 5.95% 3.95% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 4.48% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £34,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.96%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
County Antrim

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 134 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 96.43% 88.16% 72.15%
Number of salaries quoted 43 75 83
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SOA
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

SOA Salary Trend in Belfast

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
1 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
1 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 6 (66.67%) Rapid7
2 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Security
2 6 (66.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 6 (66.67%) Big Data
2 6 (66.67%) Analytics
2 6 (66.67%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 6 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) SMPP
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 6 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SMPP
1 2 (22.22%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
1 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 6 (66.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (66.67%) Big Data
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) OSS Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Java EE
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Security
2 6 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 6 (66.67%) Analytics
2 6 (66.67%) OO
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Rapid7
2 2 (22.22%) WSO2
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft