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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 55 34 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Permanent jobs citing SOA 1 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.24% 4.93% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 6.16% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 4
Average salary £70,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
341 292 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 83.17% 80.00% 74.07%
Number of salaries quoted 235 257 262
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 18 September 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Workflow
2 6 (50.00%) Document Management
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) AOP
4 3 (25.00%) Web 2.0
4 3 (25.00%) Big Data
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) Relational Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Architect
1 12 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (75.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 9 (75.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (25.00%) Web 2.0
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Workflow
1 6 (50.00%) Document Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) AOP
2 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle