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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - 25 40
Permanent jobs citing SOA 0 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast - 7.14% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 9.00% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
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
83 100 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 82.18% 79.37% 54.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40 77 85
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,080 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) UML
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) C++
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) MCAD
4 5 (62.50%) MCSD
4 5 (62.50%) Use Case
4 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Northgate
4 5 (62.50%) OOP
4 5 (62.50%) OO
4 5 (62.50%) Rational Rose

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (62.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) Rational Rose
2 5 (62.50%) NUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (62.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) JSON
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) COM+
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) BPMN
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCAD
2 5 (62.50%) MCSD
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) Northgate
4 1 (12.50%) Talend
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) webMethods