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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 84 61 44
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Permanent jobs citing SOA 15 50 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.54% 4.34% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 5.05% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 14 38 25
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £70,450 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +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
801 990 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.32% 86.01% 74.23%
Number of salaries quoted 728 807 505
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +5 7 £55,000 +37.50%
Maidstone +6 4 £32,500 -27.77%
West Malling +9 2 £77,500 +42.20%
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 42 (80.77%) .NET
2 36 (69.23%) C#
3 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (63.46%) ASP.NET
4 33 (63.46%) MVC
5 32 (61.54%) SQL Server
6 28 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (46.15%) MSMQ
8 22 (42.31%) Windows
9 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
10 19 (36.54%) SaaS
10 19 (36.54%) MVVM
11 18 (34.62%) Unit Testing
12 16 (30.77%) .NET Framework
13 15 (28.85%) Scrum
13 15 (28.85%) Web Services
14 14 (26.92%) SQL
14 14 (26.92%) T-SQL
14 14 (26.92%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (26.92%) Degree
14 14 (26.92%) WCF
14 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (26.92%) NCrunch
14 14 (26.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (25.00%) Redis
15 13 (25.00%) SignalR
15 13 (25.00%) Computer Science
15 13 (25.00%) Blog

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) SaaS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 2 (3.85%) LAN
2 2 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.00%) Redis
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) NCrunch
2 4 (7.69%) Hudson
2 4 (7.69%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) Fiddler
3 3 (5.77%) ReSharper
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Developer
2 23 (44.23%) .NET Developer
2 23 (44.23%) C# Developer
3 15 (28.85%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 13 (25.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 13 (25.00%) Applications Developer
5 9 (17.31%) SOA Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Programme Manager
7 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (7.69%) DBA
8 4 (7.69%) Administrator
8 4 (7.69%) MySQL DBA
9 3 (5.77%) Head of Architecture
10 1 (1.92%) Lead Architect
10 1 (1.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Senior Architect
10 1 (1.92%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (80.77%) .NET
2 33 (63.46%) ASP.NET
3 28 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (46.15%) MSMQ
5 16 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 15 (28.85%) Web Services
7 14 (26.92%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (26.92%) WCF
7 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (26.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 13 (25.00%) SignalR
9 10 (19.23%) HTML
10 6 (11.54%) jQuery
11 5 (9.62%) Dapper ORM
12 4 (7.69%) CSS
13 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
14 1 (1.92%) NHibernate
14 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (25.00%) Blog
3 11 (21.15%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (11.54%) Social Media
5 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
5 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
6 4 (7.69%) Replication
6 4 (7.69%) Clustering
7 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (63.46%) MVC
3 19 (36.54%) MVVM
4 18 (34.62%) Unit Testing
5 15 (28.85%) Scrum
6 11 (21.15%) OO
6 11 (21.15%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.54%) OOD
8 6 (11.54%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
9 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.62%) Business Transformation
9 5 (9.62%) DevOps
9 5 (9.62%) Line Management
9 5 (9.62%) People Management
9 5 (9.62%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) C#
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) T-SQL
3 9 (17.31%) Java
4 8 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) VB
6 3 (5.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Guidewire
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) Cognizant
2 5 (9.62%) Informatica
2 5 (9.62%) IBM
2 5 (9.62%) Teradata
3 2 (3.85%) Sun