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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 42 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs citing SOA 11 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.99% 3.43% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.95% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 14
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
319 380 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 86.68% 86.96% 81.77%
Number of salaries quoted 259 320 266
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) CRM
2 9 (40.91%) ERP
2 9 (40.91%) OO
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) SaaS
2 9 (40.91%) PaaS
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) J2EE
6 5 (22.73%) HPUX
6 5 (22.73%) Solaris
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
6 5 (22.73%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (22.73%) JMS
6 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 5 (22.73%) UNIX
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (22.73%) MVC
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Automotive
6 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
1 5 (22.73%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) SaaS
1 9 (40.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
1 5 (22.73%) Automotive
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Applications Support
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Support Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Head of Project Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 5 (22.73%) J2EE
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) JMS
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) CSS3
3 5 (22.73%) HTML5
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) FMCG
3 2 (9.09%) Social Media
4 1 (4.55%) Web 2.0
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) HPUX
2 5 (22.73%) Solaris
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) CRM
1 9 (40.91%) ERP
1 9 (40.91%) OO
2 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HND
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Sybase
4 2 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) IBM