The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 38 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.20% - 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% - 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Average salary £57,500 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 196 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 85.26% 85.96% 69.00%
Number of salaries quoted 143 163 109
Average salary £36,750 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,215
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java