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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 77 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Permanent jobs citing SOA 21 40 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.05% 3.37% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 4.10% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 24
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 £32,500 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,875
% change year-on-year
- +7.41%
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
854 975 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.32% 82.07% 74.71%
Number of salaries quoted 728 855 506
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,475 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +30 5 £55,000 - 1
Maidstone +2 4 £32,500 -18.75% 1
West Malling +1 1 £37,500 -14.77%
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 36 (75.00%) C#
2 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (64.58%) .NET
4 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
5 25 (52.08%) MVC
6 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 21 (43.75%) SQL
8 19 (39.58%) Scrum
9 18 (37.50%) Degree
10 17 (35.42%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (33.33%) WCF
11 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 16 (33.33%) HTML
11 16 (33.33%) VB.NET
11 16 (33.33%) Windows
12 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
12 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (27.08%) XML
13 13 (27.08%) TDD
14 12 (25.00%) REST
14 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (22.92%) MVVM
15 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
15 11 (22.92%) jQuery
15 11 (22.92%) CSS
15 11 (22.92%) MSMQ
16 10 (20.83%) SaaS
17 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
18 8 (16.67%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) IIS
1 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (4.17%) HTTP
3 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.42%) Redis
5 2 (4.17%) Star Schema
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) NCrunch
2 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.33%) Ranorex
4 3 (6.25%) NUnit
4 3 (6.25%) Selenium
4 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.17%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Games
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (10.42%) Programmer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Programme Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) SOA Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (64.58%) .NET
2 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (33.33%) WCF
3 16 (33.33%) HTML
4 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (27.08%) XML
6 12 (25.00%) REST
6 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (22.92%) jQuery
7 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
7 11 (22.92%) CSS
7 11 (22.92%) MSMQ
8 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
9 6 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (12.50%) WinForms
10 5 (10.42%) XSLT
10 5 (10.42%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (10.42%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.42%) Blog
3 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Open Source
4 2 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) MVC
3 19 (39.58%) Scrum
4 13 (27.08%) TDD
5 11 (22.92%) MVVM
6 8 (16.67%) OO
7 7 (14.58%) Workflow
7 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
8 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Network Design
9 5 (10.42%) Contact Management
9 5 (10.42%) ETL
9 5 (10.42%) Use Case
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.42%) System Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (75.00%) C#
2 21 (43.75%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) XPath
6 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB6
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) ISEB
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) HP
2 5 (10.42%) Cognizant
2 5 (10.42%) Informatica
2 5 (10.42%) Teradata
2 5 (10.42%) IBM
2 5 (10.42%) Guidewire
3 4 (8.33%) Remedy
4 3 (6.25%) Google
4 3 (6.25%) Facebook
4 3 (6.25%) Twitter
5 1 (2.08%) Red Gate
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago