The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 64 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Permanent jobs citing SOA 4 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.81% 2.82% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.51% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 2
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £43,750 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
417 456 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.07% 80.28% 74.61%
Number of salaries quoted 349 412 321
Average salary £38,365 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.61% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SOA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

SOA Salary Trend in Lancashire

SOA
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SOA Salary Histogram in Lancashire

SOA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Preston +3 3 £40,000 -15.78%
Burnley - 1 - -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) CSS3
5 2 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) CentOS
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Product Management
5 2 (25.00%) Data Management
5 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (25.00%) PHP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) RSpec
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) CentOS
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Product Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) SEO
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat