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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs citing SOA 11 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.42% 2.33% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.88% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 9
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
363 486 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.78% 80.87% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 279 390 430
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 August 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
Liverpool +9 11 £50,000 +2.56% 2
SOA
North West

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (96.15%) Oracle
2 25 (96.15%) UNIX
3 22 (84.62%) Middleware
3 22 (84.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 22 (84.62%) Oracle Fusion
3 22 (84.62%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (84.62%) Oracle ODI
3 22 (84.62%) Oracle Database
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (26.92%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 5 (19.23%) BPEL
7 4 (15.38%) XML
8 3 (11.54%) HTML
8 3 (11.54%) Linux
8 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
8 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
8 3 (11.54%) MS Office
8 3 (11.54%) SAP
8 3 (11.54%) SOAP
8 3 (11.54%) Web Services
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
8 3 (11.54%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (84.62%) Oracle Service Bus
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (84.62%) Oracle Database 11g
1 22 (84.62%) Oracle ODI
1 22 (84.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
1 3 (11.54%) SilkTest
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 16 (61.54%) Oracle Developer
3 15 (57.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 15 (57.69%) SOA Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (84.62%) Middleware
1 22 (84.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) XBRL
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (26.92%) SDLC
3 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) BPEL
4 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Wealth Management
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Software Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Test Management
4 3 (11.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
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