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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 123 136 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -69
Permanent jobs citing SOA 62 41 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 1.09% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.40% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 45 26 108
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £31,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
3430 2938 3125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.84% 78.33% 81.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2815 2511 2732
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Cheadle +8 3 - -
Oldham - 2 £65,000 -
Stockport - 2 £45,000 -
Bolton +5 1 £37,500 +4.16%
Sale -1 1 £30,000 - 1
Wigan - 1 £19,000 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 97 (74.05%) C#
2 90 (68.70%) SQL Server
3 76 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (48.09%) .NET
4 63 (48.09%) Web Services
5 60 (45.80%) SQL
5 60 (45.80%) WCF
6 54 (41.22%) TDD
7 39 (29.77%) ASP.NET
7 39 (29.77%) N-Tier
8 38 (29.01%) JavaScript
9 37 (28.24%) Unit Testing
10 35 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (26.72%) MVC
11 34 (25.95%) HTML
12 32 (24.43%) T-SQL
12 32 (24.43%) XML
13 30 (22.90%) OO
13 30 (22.90%) Degree
13 30 (22.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (22.14%) Scrum
15 28 (21.37%) SOAP
16 27 (20.61%) XSLT
16 27 (20.61%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (20.61%) LINQ
17 25 (19.08%) RESTful
18 24 (18.32%) jQuery
18 24 (18.32%) REST
19 23 (17.56%) Relational Database
19 23 (17.56%) CSS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 15 (11.45%) IIS
2 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.82%) Lync
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (1.53%) AquaLogic
5 2 (1.53%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 2 (1.53%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.53%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.53%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.76%) FileNet
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.76%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.58%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.53%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) SaaS
1 5 (3.82%) PaaS
2 4 (3.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) HTTP
2 6 (4.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.76%) VPN
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (68.70%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.56%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.82%) MySQL
4 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 27 (20.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.92%) ClearCase
3 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.87%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.53%) JUnit
6 2 (1.53%) NUnit
6 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.53%) FxCop
6 2 (1.53%) StyleCop
6 2 (1.53%) Moq
6 2 (1.53%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.76%) Subversion
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (11.45%) Banking
2 14 (10.69%) Retail
3 12 (9.16%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.05%) Finance
4 4 (3.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.53%) Publishing
5 2 (1.53%) Military
5 2 (1.53%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.53%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 98 (74.81%) Developer
2 51 (38.93%) C# Developer
3 48 (36.64%) Senior Developer
4 34 (25.95%) Software Developer
5 23 (17.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 21 (16.03%) .NET Developer
7 19 (14.50%) Senior Software Developer
8 16 (12.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (10.69%) Architect
10 13 (9.92%) Software Engineer
11 12 (9.16%) Web Developer
11 12 (9.16%) Technical Specialist
12 11 (8.40%) .NET Software Engineer
12 11 (8.40%) C# Software Engineer
13 10 (7.63%) Senior Web Developer
14 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET Developer
14 7 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (5.34%) C# Software Developer
15 6 (4.58%) C# Web Developer
15 6 (4.58%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (48.09%) .NET
1 63 (48.09%) Web Services
2 60 (45.80%) WCF
3 39 (29.77%) ASP.NET
4 34 (25.95%) HTML
5 32 (24.43%) XML
6 30 (22.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (21.37%) SOAP
8 27 (20.61%) XSLT
8 27 (20.61%) LINQ
9 25 (19.08%) RESTful
10 24 (18.32%) jQuery
10 24 (18.32%) REST
11 23 (17.56%) CSS
12 19 (14.50%) .NET Framework
13 16 (12.21%) WPF
13 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (11.45%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (11.45%) Middleware
15 13 (9.92%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 39 (29.77%) N-Tier
2 14 (10.69%) Client/Server
3 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.05%) Informatics
5 4 (3.05%) NHS
6 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) Open Source
6 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.53%) User Experience
7 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.53%) PDA
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Linux
3 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.53%) UNIX
3 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) AIX
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.22%) TDD
3 37 (28.24%) Unit Testing
4 35 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (26.72%) MVC
5 30 (22.90%) OO
6 29 (22.14%) Scrum
7 21 (16.03%) Mentoring
8 19 (14.50%) Project Management
9 18 (13.74%) Software Engineering
10 17 (12.98%) E-Commerce
11 16 (12.21%) OOD
11 16 (12.21%) Kanban
11 16 (12.21%) Web Development
12 15 (11.45%) ITIL
13 14 (10.69%) Automated Testing
14 12 (9.16%) OOP
14 12 (9.16%) Incident Management
14 12 (9.16%) Refactoring
14 12 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (74.05%) C#
2 60 (45.80%) SQL
3 38 (29.01%) JavaScript
4 32 (24.43%) T-SQL
5 22 (16.79%) C++
5 22 (16.79%) Java
6 14 (10.69%) C
7 12 (9.16%) Delphi
8 11 (8.40%) TypeScript
9 9 (6.87%) PHP
10 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.29%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.53%) Ruby
13 1 (0.76%) Groovy
13 1 (0.76%) Scala
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.76%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 30 (22.90%) Degree
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.82%) MCP
3 5 (3.82%) CCNP
3 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) MCTS
5 1 (0.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (17.56%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.27%) Oracle
3 12 (9.16%) Wonderware
4 8 (6.11%) Embarcadero
4 8 (6.11%) Siemens
5 7 (5.34%) VMware
6 5 (3.82%) Informatica
7 4 (3.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.53%) JBoss
9 1 (0.76%) Adobe
9 1 (0.76%) i-GRasp
9 1 (0.76%) Twitter
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Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, cash benefit
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Salary: £36000 - £44000 per annum + bonus, cash benefit, car
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Insurance
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Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
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