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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 78 55 46
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.24% 2.37% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 3.13% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 15
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
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
671 512 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.65% 75.85% 75.77%
Number of salaries quoted 548 453 338
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,386 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Content Management
3 4 (66.67%) UML
3 4 (66.67%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Use Case
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) WCF
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) MS Project
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (16.67%) XML
6 1 (16.67%) XSD
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (16.67%) HTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
1 1 (16.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) MSTest
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) Content Management
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) MVVM
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) XAML
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) CCA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) LexisNexis
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle