The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 57 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Permanent jobs citing SOA 13 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.03% 2.47% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.11% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 13
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 482 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.16% 79.41% 69.06%
Number of salaries quoted 438 418 433
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
SOA
North West

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SOA
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

SOA Salary Trend in Merseyside

SOA
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SOA Salary Histogram in Merseyside

SOA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Liverpool -1 13 £45,000 -10.00%
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 42 (80.77%) Java
2 35 (67.31%) SQL
3 32 (61.54%) Linux
4 26 (50.00%) EAI
5 25 (48.08%) Middleware
6 24 (46.15%) DB2
6 24 (46.15%) Change Management
6 24 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (44.23%) Degree
8 22 (42.31%) OO
9 21 (40.38%) ITIL
9 21 (40.38%) Computer Science
10 20 (38.46%) Web Services
10 20 (38.46%) .NET
10 20 (38.46%) Windows
11 19 (36.54%) QA
11 19 (36.54%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (32.69%) TIBCO
13 15 (28.85%) Oracle
14 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
14 14 (26.92%) UML
14 14 (26.92%) Python
14 14 (26.92%) JMS
15 13 (25.00%) Shell Script
15 13 (25.00%) MySQL
16 12 (23.08%) TIBCO Hawk
16 12 (23.08%) BusinessWorks
16 12 (23.08%) Project Management
16 12 (23.08%) OOD
16 12 (23.08%) SLA

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (23.08%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) CMS
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (3.85%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.85%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.92%) Mule
4 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.92%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 12 (23.08%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) Intranet
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (46.15%) DB2
2 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 13 (25.00%) MySQL
4 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.69%) Big Data
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Subversion
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.85%) JUnit
3 2 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Team Leader
2 12 (23.08%) Architect
2 12 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (23.08%) Release Manager
3 10 (19.23%) Developer
4 9 (17.31%) Test Manager
5 8 (15.38%) Technical Team Leader
5 8 (15.38%) Integration Manager
6 7 (13.46%) Test Team Leader
6 7 (13.46%) Technical Leader
6 7 (13.46%) Testing Manager
7 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Java Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Java Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Trainer
10 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) Middleware
2 20 (38.46%) Web Services
2 20 (38.46%) .NET
3 14 (26.92%) JMS
4 10 (19.23%) HTML
4 10 (19.23%) CSS
5 8 (15.38%) CSS3
5 8 (15.38%) HTML5
6 7 (13.46%) SOAP
7 6 (11.54%) REST
7 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 6 (11.54%) XHTML
8 5 (9.62%) XML
9 4 (7.69%) Ajax
9 4 (7.69%) JSON
9 4 (7.69%) jQuery
10 3 (5.77%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (5.77%) J2EE
10 3 (5.77%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (3.85%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Computer Science
2 19 (36.54%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (11.54%) W3C
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.85%) DataPower
4 2 (3.85%) NHS
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Linux
2 20 (38.46%) Windows
3 12 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) EAI
2 24 (46.15%) Change Management
2 24 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (42.31%) OO
4 21 (40.38%) ITIL
5 14 (26.92%) UML
6 12 (23.08%) Project Management
6 12 (23.08%) OOD
6 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.23%) MVC
7 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (17.31%) Release Management
8 9 (17.31%) Integration Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Progressive Enhancement
11 6 (11.54%) Validation
12 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 5 (9.62%) TDD
12 5 (9.62%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (80.77%) Java
2 35 (67.31%) SQL
3 14 (26.92%) Python
4 13 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 12 (23.08%) Ruby
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.77%) C
8 2 (3.85%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) C++
8 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (36.54%) QA
2 12 (23.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) TIBCO
2 15 (28.85%) Oracle
3 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 9 (17.31%) WSO2
5 3 (5.77%) JBoss
5 3 (5.77%) webMethods
6 2 (3.85%) Kony
6 2 (3.85%) Twitter
6 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Zend