The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Permanent jobs citing SOA 10 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.48% 7.39% 5.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 8.31% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 27
Average salary £42,000 £75,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £37,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £77,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +5.26%
SOA
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 361 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 85.11% 88.92% 82.25%
Number of salaries quoted 212 327 354
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SOA
Salary Trend in Luton

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

SOA Salary Trend in Luton

SOA
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Luton region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram in Luton

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 16 (84.21%) Oracle
1 16 (84.21%) Web Services
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
1 16 (84.21%) OO
2 13 (68.42%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) HTML
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) J2EE
3 12 (63.16%) WebLogic
3 12 (63.16%) CSS
3 12 (63.16%) UNIX
3 12 (63.16%) HPUX
3 12 (63.16%) Solaris
3 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) OOA/OOD
3 12 (63.16%) JMS
3 12 (63.16%) WebLogic Portal
3 12 (63.16%) MVC
3 12 (63.16%) HTML5
3 12 (63.16%) CSS3
3 12 (63.16%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (36.84%) Change Management
4 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (36.84%) Business Continuity
4 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
4 7 (36.84%) FMCG
4 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) MS Excel

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 12 (63.16%) WebLogic
1 12 (63.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Applications Support
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Support Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Software Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) Web Services
2 12 (63.16%) JMS
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) J2EE
2 12 (63.16%) CSS
2 12 (63.16%) HTML5
2 12 (63.16%) CSS3
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (21.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) FMCG
2 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Web 2.0
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) HPUX
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) OO
2 12 (63.16%) MVC
2 12 (63.16%) OOA/OOD
2 12 (63.16%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Business Continuity
3 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) Supplier Management
5 4 (21.05%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) HND
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
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