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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 97 114 147
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +33
Permanent jobs citing SOA 87 69 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.56% 1.77% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.14% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 72 49 30
Average salary £50,000 £44,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% +18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
2922 3225 3471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.07% 82.65% 81.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2421 2616 3016
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Salford - 4 £50,000 -
Stockport -6 1 £64,500 +7.50%
Altrincham - 1 £47,500 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 127 (84.11%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (53.64%) Oracle
3 79 (52.32%) SQL
4 75 (49.67%) SDLC
5 70 (46.36%) Web Services
6 62 (41.06%) SOAP
7 58 (38.41%) .NET
7 58 (38.41%) Oracle Database
8 57 (37.75%) Degree
9 56 (37.09%) Middleware
9 56 (37.09%) Performance Tuning
10 55 (36.42%) XML
10 55 (36.42%) C#
10 55 (36.42%) PL/SQL
10 55 (36.42%) Oracle BPM
11 50 (33.11%) XSD
11 50 (33.11%) XSLT
12 47 (31.13%) SoapUI
13 46 (30.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 46 (30.46%) WebLogic
13 46 (30.46%) Oracle Service Bus
14 45 (29.80%) WSDL
15 43 (28.48%) JMS
16 40 (26.49%) MVC
17 39 (25.83%) ASP.NET
18 37 (24.50%) Scrum
19 35 (23.18%) Jenkins
20 33 (21.85%) JavaScript
21 32 (21.19%) HTML
21 32 (21.19%) Java

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 46 (30.46%) WebLogic
1 46 (30.46%) Oracle Service Bus
1 46 (30.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (9.27%) CMS
3 12 (7.95%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.32%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.66%) Mule
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 55 (36.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.62%) ATM
1 10 (6.62%) HTTP
2 6 (3.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (38.41%) Oracle Database
2 31 (20.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 24 (15.89%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
7 1 (0.66%) Redis
7 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.66%) MS Access
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 47 (31.13%) SoapUI
2 35 (23.18%) Jenkins
3 25 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (15.23%) Hudson
5 11 (7.28%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (6.62%) ClearCase
7 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.97%) Subversion
8 5 (3.31%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.65%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.65%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.99%) Selenium
10 3 (1.99%) NUnit
11 2 (1.32%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.32%) Moq
12 1 (0.66%) Grunt
12 1 (0.66%) Bower
12 1 (0.66%) Xdebug
12 1 (0.66%) gulp
12 1 (0.66%) Ant
General
1 23 (15.23%) Marketing
2 21 (13.91%) Finance
3 15 (9.93%) Banking
4 13 (8.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (43.71%) Developer
2 49 (32.45%) Architect
3 33 (21.85%) Oracle Architect
4 28 (18.54%) Middleware Architect
5 21 (13.91%) Oracle Developer
6 20 (13.25%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 20 (13.25%) SOA Developer
7 19 (12.58%) C# Developer
8 17 (11.26%) .NET Developer
9 15 (9.93%) Senior Developer
10 13 (8.61%) Consultant
11 10 (6.62%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (6.62%) Technical Specialist
12 9 (5.96%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.96%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (4.64%) Senior C# Developer
14 6 (3.97%) Technical Manager
14 6 (3.97%) Team Leader
14 6 (3.97%) Technical Architect
14 6 (3.97%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (46.36%) Web Services
2 62 (41.06%) SOAP
3 58 (38.41%) .NET
4 56 (37.09%) Middleware
5 55 (36.42%) XML
6 50 (33.11%) XSD
6 50 (33.11%) XSLT
7 45 (29.80%) WSDL
8 43 (28.48%) JMS
9 39 (25.83%) ASP.NET
10 32 (21.19%) HTML
11 31 (20.53%) Oracle Fusion
12 28 (18.54%) CSS
13 26 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (15.89%) J2EE
15 21 (13.91%) WCF
16 15 (9.93%) jQuery
17 14 (9.27%) WebCenter
17 14 (9.27%) Oracle ADF
18 11 (7.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.89%) N-Tier
2 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.30%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (3.97%) NHS
6 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.65%) User Experience
7 4 (2.65%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.65%) BBC
7 4 (2.65%) IPTV
7 4 (2.65%) Informatics
8 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.99%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.66%) Statistics
10 1 (0.66%) DTV
10 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.27%) Linux
2 7 (4.64%) Android
3 6 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.31%) Windows
5 1 (0.66%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (84.11%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (49.67%) SDLC
3 56 (37.09%) Performance Tuning
4 40 (26.49%) MVC
5 37 (24.50%) Scrum
6 29 (19.21%) TDD
7 22 (14.57%) Mentoring
8 21 (13.91%) Data Management
9 19 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (11.26%) Software Engineering
11 16 (10.60%) BDD
11 16 (10.60%) OO
11 16 (10.60%) Coaching
12 15 (9.93%) Project Management
12 15 (9.93%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (9.93%) Open Source
13 14 (9.27%) Content Management
13 14 (9.27%) Master Data Management
14 12 (7.95%) Release Management
14 12 (7.95%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 79 (52.32%) SQL
2 55 (36.42%) C#
2 55 (36.42%) PL/SQL
3 33 (21.85%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.19%) Java
5 10 (6.62%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.96%) C++
7 7 (4.64%) C
8 6 (3.97%) Scala
9 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.99%) PHP
11 2 (1.32%) Ruby
11 2 (1.32%) Delphi
12 1 (0.66%) VBA
12 1 (0.66%) Groovy
12 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (37.75%) Degree
2 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.60%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) HL7
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
1 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 81 (53.64%) Oracle
2 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.58%) IBM
4 14 (9.27%) Stellent
5 10 (6.62%) Actimize
6 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) Embarcadero
7 2 (1.32%) Retek
8 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.66%) ATG
8 1 (0.66%) Adobe
8 1 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) Endeca
8 1 (0.66%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.66%) VMware
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