The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 62 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Permanent jobs citing SOA 5 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.74% 2.00% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 2.66% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 2
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £56,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.26%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
South Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
485 451 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.17% 75.29% 70.39%
Number of salaries quoted 436 376 223
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SOA
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

SOA Salary Trend in Cardiff

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 29 (90.63%) TDD
2 27 (84.38%) Web Services
3 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (71.88%) Maven
4 23 (71.88%) Groovy
4 23 (71.88%) Jenkins
5 22 (68.75%) Java
5 22 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (59.38%) XML
6 19 (59.38%) Scrum
7 18 (56.25%) SOAP
7 18 (56.25%) Subversion
7 18 (56.25%) JIRA
8 17 (53.13%) Hudson
9 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
10 15 (46.88%) RUP
10 15 (46.88%) DSDM
10 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
10 15 (46.88%) Spring
10 15 (46.88%) Software Engineering
10 15 (46.88%) Release Management
10 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
10 15 (46.88%) Scala
10 15 (46.88%) Open Source
10 15 (46.88%) Confluence
10 15 (46.88%) Clojure
10 15 (46.88%) MongoDB
10 15 (46.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (46.88%) NoSQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 15 (46.88%) Confluence
2 11 (34.38%) FileNet
2 11 (34.38%) LiveCycle
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (46.88%) MongoDB
2 15 (46.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (46.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (71.88%) Maven
1 23 (71.88%) Jenkins
2 18 (56.25%) JIRA
2 18 (56.25%) Subversion
3 17 (53.13%) Hudson
4 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
4 9 (28.13%) Selenium
4 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
5 7 (21.88%) Ant
5 7 (21.88%) JUnit
5 7 (21.88%) CruiseControl
5 7 (21.88%) JBehave
5 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.50%) Bugzilla
7 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
7 3 (9.38%) Mercurial
7 3 (9.38%) Robotium
7 3 (9.38%) Calabash
8 2 (6.25%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (9.38%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) Java Developer
4 9 (28.13%) Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Programmer
4 9 (28.13%) Java Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Java Programmer
4 9 (28.13%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) Web Services
2 19 (59.38%) XML
3 18 (56.25%) SOAP
4 15 (46.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (46.88%) Spring
5 13 (40.63%) J2EE
6 12 (37.50%) HTML
6 12 (37.50%) XSLT
7 11 (34.38%) Hibernate
7 11 (34.38%) JSF
8 7 (21.88%) REST
9 6 (18.75%) jQuery
9 6 (18.75%) JSON
9 6 (18.75%) .NET
9 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
9 6 (18.75%) CSS
10 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
11 4 (12.50%) HTML5
11 4 (12.50%) Apache Camel
11 4 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Open Source
2 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
2 7 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Android
2 8 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Phone
4 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) TDD
2 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (59.38%) Scrum
5 15 (46.88%) RUP
5 15 (46.88%) DSDM
5 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
5 15 (46.88%) Software Engineering
5 15 (46.88%) Release Management
5 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
5 15 (46.88%) DevOps
6 14 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (43.75%) Pair Programming
7 12 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (37.50%) OO
8 10 (31.25%) MVC
8 10 (31.25%) BDD
9 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
10 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
10 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Groovy
2 22 (68.75%) Java
3 15 (46.88%) Scala
3 15 (46.88%) Clojure
4 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) XAML
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) C#
8 2 (6.25%) XPath
8 2 (6.25%) XQuery
9 1 (3.13%) Ruby
9 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) Twitter
3 11 (34.38%) Adobe
3 11 (34.38%) IBM
4 5 (15.63%) Xamarin
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.13%) HP