The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 43 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% 2.18% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.49% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
200 362 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 74.35% 87.86% 75.71%
Number of salaries quoted 145 212 103
Average salary £37,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.12% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
SOA
Cheshire

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SOA
Salary Trend in Chester

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

SOA Salary Trend in Chester

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Ext JS
3 1 (20.00%) JPA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (20.00%) qooxdoo
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Bourne shell
3 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Hudson
3 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) JSTL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (20.00%) Refactoring

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) JDeveloper
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (20.00%) JPA
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) qooxdoo
2 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) JSTL
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) JSF
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Java RMI
2 1 (20.00%) JDBC
2 1 (20.00%) Servlets
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Bourne shell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss