The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 142 157 121
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Permanent jobs citing SOA 47 31 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.20% 0.83% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.00% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 44 23 35
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,200 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £50,388 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.07%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3220 3090 3213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.08% 83.02% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2725 2640 2753
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,350 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SOA
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SOA Salary Trend in Manchester

SOA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram in Manchester

SOA
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Altrincham +2 3 £35,000 -39.13%
Bolton - 1 £35,000 -
Oldham - 1 £65,000 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 94 (72.87%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (68.22%) C#
3 80 (62.02%) .NET
4 73 (56.59%) ASP.NET
5 65 (50.39%) SQL Server
6 64 (49.61%) SOAP
6 64 (49.61%) SQL
7 59 (45.74%) MVC
8 57 (44.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 56 (43.41%) HTML
10 55 (42.64%) CSS
11 52 (40.31%) TDD
11 52 (40.31%) Scrum
12 50 (38.76%) Microsoft
13 44 (34.11%) N-Tier
14 42 (32.56%) Web Services
15 41 (31.78%) HTTP
16 40 (31.01%) JSON
17 39 (30.23%) Sass
18 37 (28.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 36 (27.91%) Domain-Driven Design
19 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
20 30 (23.26%) Oracle
21 29 (22.48%) Unit Testing
22 28 (21.71%) XML
23 23 (17.83%) WCF
24 22 (17.05%) .NET Framework
25 21 (16.28%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
26 20 (15.50%) Project Management
26 20 (15.50%) T-SQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (7.75%) IIS
1 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.75%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.55%) ArchestrA
5 1 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.65%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) SaaS
3 2 (1.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (31.78%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) ATM
3 3 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (50.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (10.85%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.65%) MS Access
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 57 (44.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (9.30%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.33%) Ant
4 3 (2.33%) JUnit
4 3 (2.33%) Subversion
4 3 (2.33%) JIRA
5 2 (1.55%) Maven
5 2 (1.55%) NUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.78%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Behat
6 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.78%) Grunt
6 1 (0.78%) Bower
6 1 (0.78%) Xdebug
General
1 14 (10.85%) Banking
1 14 (10.85%) Retail
2 12 (9.30%) Finance
3 4 (3.10%) Retail Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.33%) Publishing
4 3 (2.33%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.33%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (70.54%) Developer
2 34 (26.36%) .NET Developer
3 31 (24.03%) C# Developer
4 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET Developer
5 24 (18.60%) Senior Developer
6 23 (17.83%) Architect
7 21 (16.28%) Software Developer
8 16 (12.40%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (9.30%) Agile .NET Developer
9 12 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (8.53%) C# Software Developer
11 9 (6.98%) Senior Software Developer
11 9 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (6.20%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (6.20%) Applications Developer
12 8 (6.20%) Agile C# Developer
13 7 (5.43%) Oracle Developer
13 7 (5.43%) Team Leader
14 6 (4.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (62.02%) .NET
2 73 (56.59%) ASP.NET
3 64 (49.61%) SOAP
4 56 (43.41%) HTML
5 55 (42.64%) CSS
6 42 (32.56%) Web Services
7 40 (31.01%) JSON
8 39 (30.23%) Sass
9 37 (28.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (21.71%) XML
11 23 (17.83%) WCF
12 22 (17.05%) .NET Framework
13 17 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 17 (13.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (10.08%) XSLT
15 12 (9.30%) RESTful
16 10 (7.75%) WSDL
17 8 (6.20%) Middleware
17 8 (6.20%) Spring
17 8 (6.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.11%) N-Tier
2 18 (13.95%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (7.75%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.43%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) Informatics
6 3 (2.33%) NHS
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Linux
3 3 (2.33%) Android
3 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.78%) UNIX
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (72.87%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.74%) MVC
3 52 (40.31%) TDD
3 52 (40.31%) Scrum
4 36 (27.91%) Domain-Driven Design
5 29 (22.48%) Unit Testing
6 21 (16.28%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 20 (15.50%) Project Management
8 18 (13.95%) Dependency Injection
9 17 (13.18%) CQRS
9 17 (13.18%) TOGAF
10 14 (10.85%) Migration
10 14 (10.85%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.08%) OOD
12 12 (9.30%) ITIL
13 11 (8.53%) BDD
14 10 (7.75%) Data Architecture
14 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (7.75%) ERP
14 10 (7.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (68.22%) C#
2 64 (49.61%) SQL
3 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.50%) T-SQL
5 19 (14.73%) Java
6 14 (10.85%) C
7 13 (10.08%) C++
8 11 (8.53%) Shell Script
8 11 (8.53%) PL/SQL
9 10 (7.75%) Delphi
10 4 (3.10%) Scala
11 2 (1.55%) XPath
11 2 (1.55%) PHP
11 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (15.50%) Degree
2 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) VCP4
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) ISEB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) MCTS
5 1 (0.78%) MCSD
5 1 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.18%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.78%) Puppet
1 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (38.76%) Microsoft
2 30 (23.26%) Oracle
3 10 (7.75%) Embarcadero
4 4 (3.10%) Actimize
4 4 (3.10%) IBM
5 3 (2.33%) Informatica
5 3 (2.33%) Wonderware
5 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Sencha
6 1 (0.78%) Siemens
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