The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 92 61
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -31
Permanent jobs citing SOA 66 26 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.56% 1.64% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 1.96% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 39
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £35,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1557 1325 1228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.94% 83.81% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1161 1058
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SOA
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

SOA Salary Trend in Bristol

SOA
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SOA Salary Histogram in Bristol

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 54 (47.37%) Web Services
2 51 (44.74%) Java
3 41 (35.96%) Spring
4 39 (34.21%) J2EE
4 39 (34.21%) Middleware
5 37 (32.46%) Business Transformation
6 35 (30.70%) Oracle
7 33 (28.95%) Legal
8 32 (28.07%) Integration Testing
8 32 (28.07%) XML
8 32 (28.07%) Oracle Fusion
9 28 (24.56%) Hibernate
10 26 (22.81%) Oracle Service Bus
10 26 (22.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 25 (21.93%) Oracle Database
11 25 (21.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (21.05%) Linux
12 24 (21.05%) Eclipse
13 22 (19.30%) JDBC
13 22 (19.30%) JSP
13 22 (19.30%) JUnit
13 22 (19.30%) Migration
13 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
14 21 (18.42%) Data Migration
14 21 (18.42%) Apache CXF
15 18 (15.79%) WebLogic
15 18 (15.79%) UML
15 18 (15.79%) JBoss
15 18 (15.79%) JDeveloper

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 26 (22.81%) Oracle Service Bus
1 26 (22.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.93%) Oracle Database 11g
1 25 (21.93%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (21.05%) Eclipse
2 22 (19.30%) JUnit
3 18 (15.79%) JDeveloper
4 14 (12.28%) Maven
5 13 (11.40%) Hudson
6 7 (6.14%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (6.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.14%) LoadRunner
7 6 (5.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.88%) Selenium
8 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (28.95%) Legal
2 17 (14.91%) Finance
3 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 52 (45.61%) Developer
2 17 (14.91%) Architect
3 14 (12.28%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Middleware Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Hybris Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Analyst
5 11 (9.65%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.65%) Designer
6 10 (8.77%) Technical Leader
7 9 (7.89%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Data Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.14%) Data Migration Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Consultant
10 4 (3.51%) Software Architect
10 4 (3.51%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.51%) Integration Consultant
11 3 (2.63%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (47.37%) Web Services
2 41 (35.96%) Spring
3 39 (34.21%) J2EE
3 39 (34.21%) Middleware
4 32 (28.07%) Oracle Fusion
4 32 (28.07%) XML
5 28 (24.56%) Hibernate
6 22 (19.30%) JDBC
6 22 (19.30%) JSP
7 21 (18.42%) Apache CXF
8 13 (11.40%) HTML5
8 13 (11.40%) HTML
9 12 (10.53%) Ajax
10 11 (9.65%) XML Schema
11 9 (7.89%) .NET
12 8 (7.02%) Spring Batch
13 6 (5.26%) WCF
13 6 (5.26%) J2SE
14 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
14 4 (3.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.26%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) Business Transformation
2 32 (28.07%) Integration Testing
3 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.30%) Migration
5 21 (18.42%) Data Migration
6 18 (15.79%) UML
7 16 (14.04%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (13.16%) BPEL
8 15 (13.16%) ETL
8 15 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (12.28%) Test Scripting
9 14 (12.28%) Logistics
9 14 (12.28%) Supplier Management
10 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
10 13 (11.40%) Project Management
11 12 (10.53%) CRM
12 11 (9.65%) Matrix Management
13 10 (8.77%) Supply Chain Management
14 8 (7.02%) Data Analysis
14 8 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (44.74%) Java
2 10 (8.77%) XQuery
3 9 (7.89%) SQL
3 9 (7.89%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.75%) F#
6 1 (0.88%) Clojure
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (2.63%) Degree
4 2 (1.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Kibana
Vendors
1 35 (30.70%) Oracle
2 18 (15.79%) JBoss
3 14 (12.28%) HP
4 12 (10.53%) hybris
5 8 (7.02%) IBM
6 6 (5.26%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
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