The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 68 103 67
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -36
Permanent jobs citing SOA 62 12 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.43% 0.67% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 0.83% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 58 11 35
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £31,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
SOA
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1516 1443 1309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.94% 80.03% 77.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1214 1267 1098
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SOA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

SOA Salary Trend in Birmingham

SOA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 53 (66.25%) HTML
2 52 (65.00%) Java
3 46 (57.50%) JavaScript
4 45 (56.25%) SQL
5 41 (51.25%) MVC
5 41 (51.25%) Oracle
5 41 (51.25%) CSS
6 39 (48.75%) jQuery
7 38 (47.50%) SQL Server
8 37 (46.25%) WebSphere
9 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (38.75%) Mobile Development
11 30 (37.50%) XML
12 29 (36.25%) .NET
12 29 (36.25%) PhoneGap
13 27 (33.75%) .NET Framework
14 26 (32.50%) TDD
15 25 (31.25%) Ant
15 25 (31.25%) UNIX
15 25 (31.25%) JBoss
16 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
16 24 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 24 (30.00%) Release Management
17 23 (28.75%) DB2
17 23 (28.75%) C#
17 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
17 23 (28.75%) Linux
18 22 (27.50%) WebLogic
18 22 (27.50%) Unit Testing
19 21 (26.25%) HTML5

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 37 (46.25%) WebSphere
2 25 (31.25%) JBoss
3 24 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (27.50%) WebLogic
5 16 (20.00%) Umbraco
6 12 (15.00%) MQSeries
6 12 (15.00%) CICS
7 6 (7.50%) Apache
7 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.75%) NServiceBus
8 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
9 2 (2.50%) IIS
10 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
1 11 (13.75%) SSL
2 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (1.25%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (28.75%) DB2
3 16 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 16 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Ant
2 15 (18.75%) Selenium
3 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.25%) JUnit
3 13 (16.25%) JIRA
4 12 (15.00%) Subversion
4 12 (15.00%) Maven
5 6 (7.50%) NetBeans
5 6 (7.50%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.50%) Gradle
6 2 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.50%) JMeter
6 2 (2.50%) NUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.50%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.25%) Lombardi
General
1 20 (25.00%) Retail
2 14 (17.50%) Finance
3 11 (13.75%) Banking
4 10 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 10 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Developer
2 23 (28.75%) Consultant
3 21 (26.25%) Java Developer
3 21 (26.25%) Technical Consultant
4 19 (23.75%) Software Developer
5 14 (17.50%) Software Engineer
6 13 (16.25%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) Architect
8 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (66.25%) HTML
2 41 (51.25%) CSS
3 39 (48.75%) jQuery
4 30 (37.50%) XML
5 29 (36.25%) .NET
5 29 (36.25%) PhoneGap
6 27 (33.75%) .NET Framework
7 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
8 21 (26.25%) HTML5
9 19 (23.75%) AngularJS
9 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (22.50%) Java EE
10 18 (22.50%) Web Services
11 17 (21.25%) Entity Framework
12 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (20.00%) LESS
12 16 (20.00%) Adobe AIR
13 14 (17.50%) JSON
13 14 (17.50%) Spring
14 13 (16.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Open Source
2 12 (15.00%) Mainframe
3 10 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (8.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) UNIX
2 23 (28.75%) Linux
3 13 (16.25%) Windows
4 12 (15.00%) AIX
4 12 (15.00%) Solaris
4 12 (15.00%) MVS
5 1 (1.25%) OS/390
5 1 (1.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) MVC
2 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (38.75%) Mobile Development
4 26 (32.50%) TDD
5 24 (30.00%) Release Management
6 22 (27.50%) Unit Testing
7 18 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (20.00%) Web Application Development
9 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 13 (16.25%) Web Development
10 13 (16.25%) OOP
11 12 (15.00%) Build Automation
12 11 (13.75%) Time Management
13 10 (12.50%) High Availability
14 8 (10.00%) Refactoring
14 8 (10.00%) UML
15 6 (7.50%) Web Design
15 6 (7.50%) Multithreading
15 6 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.00%) Java
2 46 (57.50%) JavaScript
3 45 (56.25%) SQL
4 23 (28.75%) C#
5 18 (22.50%) Perl
6 13 (16.25%) PHP
6 13 (16.25%) Python
6 13 (16.25%) Ruby
7 12 (15.00%) JCL
8 6 (7.50%) XPath
8 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.00%) COBOL
9 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.50%) ISEB
2 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.25%) MCTS
3 1 (1.25%) MCAD
3 1 (1.25%) MCSD
3 1 (1.25%) MCPD
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) Oracle
2 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.00%) Adobe
4 13 (16.25%) IBM
5 12 (15.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) ILOG
7 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.25%) Pega
7 1 (1.25%) Verint
7 1 (1.25%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.25%) Avaya
7 1 (1.25%) Genesys
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
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