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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 68 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing SOA 24 43 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.50% 3.50% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 4.23% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13 34 28
Average salary £38,782 £45,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.81% -35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%
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
764 1016 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 79.67% 82.60% 75.34%
Number of salaries quoted 686 801 776
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £58,700
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -2 14 £50,991 +27.47% 1
Maidstone +19 4 £32,500 -27.77%
West Malling - 2 £81,250 - 1
Dartford - 1 £37,500 -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 41 (78.85%) .NET
2 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
3 28 (53.85%) C#
4 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
4 23 (44.23%) ASP.NET
4 23 (44.23%) Web Services
4 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (44.23%) Unit Testing
5 22 (42.31%) MVC
6 20 (38.46%) Windows
7 19 (36.54%) Java
8 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (34.62%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (32.69%) HTML
9 17 (32.69%) MSMQ
10 14 (26.92%) SaaS
11 13 (25.00%) SQL
11 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (23.08%) Hudson
13 11 (21.15%) Redis
13 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
13 11 (21.15%) Blog
13 11 (21.15%) Degree
13 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
13 11 (21.15%) Scrum
13 11 (21.15%) SignalR
13 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
14 10 (19.23%) Replication
14 10 (19.23%) Clustering

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) SaaS
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
4 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) PPP
2 4 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) Redis
3 10 (19.23%) MySQL
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Hudson
2 10 (19.23%) Selenium
3 9 (17.31%) NCrunch
4 4 (7.69%) ReSharper
4 4 (7.69%) Fiddler
4 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.85%) Subversion
5 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) .NET Developer
3 17 (32.69%) C# Developer
4 13 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (21.15%) C# Application Developer
5 11 (21.15%) .NET Applications Developer
5 11 (21.15%) Applications Developer
6 10 (19.23%) DBA
6 10 (19.23%) Administrator
6 10 (19.23%) MySQL DBA
7 8 (15.38%) Architect
8 6 (11.54%) SOA Developer
9 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (7.69%) Head of Architecture
11 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (3.85%) Digital Architect
11 2 (3.85%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 2 (3.85%) Analyst
11 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (78.85%) .NET
2 23 (44.23%) ASP.NET
2 23 (44.23%) Web Services
3 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (32.69%) MSMQ
4 17 (32.69%) HTML
5 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (21.15%) SignalR
7 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (17.31%) .NET Framework
7 9 (17.31%) WCF
7 9 (17.31%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
8 6 (11.54%) CSS
8 6 (11.54%) SOAP
9 5 (9.62%) XSLT
9 5 (9.62%) XML
9 5 (9.62%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (34.62%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
2 11 (21.15%) Blog
3 10 (19.23%) Replication
3 10 (19.23%) Clustering
4 9 (17.31%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (13.46%) Social Media
5 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
6 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.85%) User Experience
8 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) UNIX
4 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.85%) CentOS
5 2 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (44.23%) Unit Testing
2 22 (42.31%) MVC
3 11 (21.15%) Scrum
3 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
4 10 (19.23%) MVVM
5 9 (17.31%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 9 (17.31%) OO
6 7 (13.46%) DevOps
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (11.54%) EAI
7 6 (11.54%) Data Management
8 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.62%) DSDM
8 5 (9.62%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.62%) Line Management
8 5 (9.62%) Coaching
8 5 (9.62%) People Management
9 4 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (53.85%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) Java
3 13 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (19.23%) VB
4 10 (19.23%) C++
5 6 (11.54%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) XenApp
1 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) Puppet
1 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.85%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) webMethods
4 2 (3.85%) AppSense
4 2 (3.85%) Sun
4 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Apigee
5 1 (1.92%) Mashery
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits inc pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £100000 Per Annum 8% Non Contributory Pension + Bon
Posted: 4 days ago