The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 72 60 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Permanent jobs citing SOA 37 47 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.14% 3.78% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 4.58% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 37 31 35
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £62,300
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.90% +10.52%
SOA
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1005 1027 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.24% 82.62% 73.38%
Number of salaries quoted 870 898 506
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SOA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

SOA Salary Trend in Kent

SOA
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

SOA Salary Histogram in Kent

SOA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +19 13 £55,000 - 4
Maidstone +3 6 £33,750 -15.62% 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 35 (70.00%) C#
2 33 (66.00%) .NET
3 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (58.00%) MVC
4 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET
5 25 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (46.00%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (44.00%) SQL
9 21 (42.00%) MSMQ
10 19 (38.00%) Degree
11 18 (36.00%) Windows
11 18 (36.00%) MVVM
12 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
13 14 (28.00%) WCF
13 14 (28.00%) Scrum
13 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
13 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 13 (26.00%) SaaS
14 13 (26.00%) T-SQL
15 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
16 11 (22.00%) RabbitMQ
16 11 (22.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (22.00%) NCrunch
16 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
16 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
17 10 (20.00%) Web Services
17 10 (20.00%) OO
17 10 (20.00%) Blog

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.00%) Redis
3 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) NCrunch
2 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (8.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.00%) Hudson
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
General
1 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 21 (42.00%) .NET Developer
3 19 (38.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (22.00%) C# Application Developer
5 11 (22.00%) .NET Applications Developer
5 11 (22.00%) Applications Developer
6 9 (18.00%) SOA Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Programme Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Technical Manager
11 1 (2.00%) Analyst Programmer
11 1 (2.00%) Programmer
11 1 (2.00%) Administrator
11 1 (2.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET
3 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (42.00%) MSMQ
5 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
6 14 (28.00%) WCF
7 11 (22.00%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (22.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (20.00%) SignalR
8 10 (20.00%) Web Services
9 9 (18.00%) XML
10 8 (16.00%) jQuery
11 7 (14.00%) HTML
12 6 (12.00%) REST
13 4 (8.00%) SOAP
14 3 (6.00%) CSS
14 3 (6.00%) OAuth
14 3 (6.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.00%) Blog
4 9 (18.00%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 4 (8.00%) Mainframe
7 4 (8.00%) Social Media
8 1 (2.00%) Replication
8 1 (2.00%) Clustering
8 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) MVC
3 18 (36.00%) MVVM
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
5 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
6 10 (20.00%) OO
7 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.00%) TDD
9 6 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (10.00%) System Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (10.00%) OOD
10 5 (10.00%) ETL
10 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Contact Management
10 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.00%) Business Transformation
10 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (70.00%) C#
2 22 (44.00%) SQL
3 13 (26.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (18.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) VB
8 1 (2.00%) VB6
8 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) IBM
2 5 (10.00%) HP
2 5 (10.00%) Cognizant
2 5 (10.00%) Informatica
2 5 (10.00%) Teradata
2 5 (10.00%) Guidewire
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Google
4 3 (6.00%) Facebook
4 3 (6.00%) Twitter
5 2 (4.00%) Sun
6 1 (2.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.00%) Red Gate
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