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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing SOA 8 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.40% 1.36% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 1.71% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
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
102 117 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 81.60% 79.59% 67.40%
Number of salaries quoted 42 93 72
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 7 (63.64%) XML
4 7 (63.64%) OO
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Web Development
4 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (54.55%) C++
5 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 6 (54.55%) UML
6 5 (45.45%) C
6 5 (45.45%) IIS
6 5 (45.45%) COM+
6 5 (45.45%) XSLT
6 5 (45.45%) MCAD
6 5 (45.45%) MCSD
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) OOP
6 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Mule
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose
2 5 (45.45%) NUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) XSLT
4 5 (45.45%) COM+
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 5 (45.45%) Ajax
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
4 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) JSP
6 1 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (9.09%) J2SE
6 1 (9.09%) Middleware
6 1 (9.09%) Spring
6 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) OO
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Web Development
1 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
2 6 (54.55%) UML
3 5 (45.45%) OOP
3 5 (45.45%) Use Case
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) BPMN
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) C++
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) C
5 2 (18.18%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCAD
2 5 (45.45%) MCSD
3 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Northgate
3 2 (18.18%) ESRI
4 1 (9.09%) Talend
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 1 (9.09%) webMethods
4 1 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (9.09%) IBM