The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 37 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SOA 25 22 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.54% 4.65% 7.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.17% 5.26% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 35
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 418 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.84% 88.37% 90.03%
Number of salaries quoted 386 362 471
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 0 25 £50,000 +17.64% 4
St Helens - 1 £55,000 -
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Oracle
2 26 (86.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 26 (86.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 26 (86.67%) Oracle ODI
3 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (66.67%) SQL
5 19 (63.33%) PL/SQL
5 19 (63.33%) Oracle Database
6 16 (53.33%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (46.67%) SDLC
7 14 (46.67%) Unit Testing
7 14 (46.67%) Middleware
8 12 (40.00%) HTML
8 12 (40.00%) Unix
9 11 (36.67%) CSS
9 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
9 11 (36.67%) jQuery
9 11 (36.67%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (20.00%) Web Services
10 6 (20.00%) Java
11 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
11 5 (16.67%) JMS
11 5 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (13.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
14 1 (3.33%) XML
14 1 (3.33%) ETL
14 1 (3.33%) Microsoft

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (86.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (86.67%) Oracle ODI
2 19 (63.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) SilkTest
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
2 26 (86.67%) Oracle Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 9 (30.00%) SOA Developer
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Database Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (86.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (46.67%) Middleware
3 12 (40.00%) HTML
4 11 (36.67%) CSS
4 11 (36.67%) jQuery
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (16.67%) JMS
7 1 (3.33%) .NET
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
7 1 (3.33%) XBRL
7 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (46.67%) SDLC
3 14 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (3.33%) ETL
4 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Test Management
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 19 (63.33%) PL/SQL
3 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (13.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
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