The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 151 127 143
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Permanent jobs citing SOA 108 139 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.87% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.24% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 91 114 81
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
SOA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5885 6212 5530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.92% 83.56% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4882 4949 4701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SOA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SOA Salary Trend in the North West

SOA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram in the North West

SOA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Manchester +3 64 £47,250 +11.17% 11
Cheshire -26 29 £52,500 +40.00% 7
Merseyside +5 11 £50,000 +8.10% 2
Cumbria -9 2 £60,000 +50.94% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 183 (72.05%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (46.06%) .NET
3 105 (41.34%) Oracle
4 100 (39.37%) Web Services
5 98 (38.58%) C#
6 93 (36.61%) SQL
7 88 (34.65%) SDLC
8 85 (33.46%) Middleware
9 82 (32.28%) Java
9 82 (32.28%) Oracle Database
10 72 (28.35%) SOAP
11 67 (26.38%) WCF
12 66 (25.98%) XML
12 66 (25.98%) Oracle Service Bus
13 64 (25.20%) Degree
14 63 (24.80%) JavaScript
14 63 (24.80%) Performance Tuning
15 60 (23.62%) Oracle BPM
16 59 (23.23%) Finance
17 58 (22.83%) MVC
18 55 (21.65%) PL/SQL
18 55 (21.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 54 (21.26%) Oracle Database 11g
20 53 (20.87%) Oracle Fusion
21 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
22 50 (19.69%) ASP.NET
22 50 (19.69%) TDD
23 49 (19.29%) XSLT
24 47 (18.50%) XSD
25 46 (18.11%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 66 (25.98%) Oracle Service Bus
2 55 (21.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (18.11%) WebLogic
4 15 (5.91%) WebSphere
5 14 (5.51%) CMS
6 12 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.97%) Apache
8 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.18%) JBoss
8 3 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.79%) Mule
9 2 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 30 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.36%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.57%) MS Office
4 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 60 (23.62%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (3.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.79%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.79%) Primavera
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.79%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.94%) ATM
2 7 (2.76%) Internet
3 5 (1.97%) HTTP
4 4 (1.57%) Wireless
5 1 (0.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (32.28%) Oracle Database
2 54 (21.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 45 (17.72%) SQL Server
4 40 (15.75%) NoSQL
5 24 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (8.27%) Oracle ODI
7 14 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.97%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.79%) MySQL
11 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.79%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 46 (18.11%) SoapUI
2 36 (14.17%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.45%) Hudson
4 15 (5.91%) Subversion
5 12 (4.72%) Selenium
6 10 (3.94%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (3.94%) ClearCase
6 10 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.15%) NUnit
8 8 (3.15%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.76%) Moq
9 7 (2.76%) ReSharper
10 6 (2.36%) CruiseControl
10 6 (2.36%) Ant
10 6 (2.36%) Phing
11 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.57%) JUnit
12 3 (1.18%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.18%) SilkTest
General
1 59 (23.23%) Finance
2 27 (10.63%) Banking
3 22 (8.66%) Marketing
4 17 (6.69%) Retail
5 6 (2.36%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 145 (57.09%) Developer
2 48 (18.90%) Architect
3 46 (18.11%) .NET Developer
4 37 (14.57%) Oracle Developer
5 35 (13.78%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 35 (13.78%) SOA Developer
6 32 (12.60%) Oracle Architect
7 31 (12.20%) C# Developer
8 27 (10.63%) Middleware Architect
9 20 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (7.87%) Senior Developer
10 17 (6.69%) Development Manager
11 15 (5.91%) Lead Developer
11 15 (5.91%) Web Developer
11 15 (5.91%) Consultant
12 12 (4.72%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.94%) Technical Specialist
13 10 (3.94%) .NET Web Developer
13 10 (3.94%) C# Web Developer
14 9 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (46.06%) .NET
2 100 (39.37%) Web Services
3 85 (33.46%) Middleware
4 72 (28.35%) SOAP
5 67 (26.38%) WCF
6 66 (25.98%) XML
7 53 (20.87%) Oracle Fusion
8 50 (19.69%) ASP.NET
9 49 (19.29%) XSLT
10 47 (18.50%) XSD
11 46 (18.11%) WSDL
12 45 (17.72%) JMS
13 44 (17.32%) .NET Framework
14 43 (16.93%) HTML
15 37 (14.57%) CSS
15 37 (14.57%) REST
16 35 (13.78%) J2EE
17 28 (11.02%) jQuery
17 28 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.42%) N-Tier
2 18 (7.09%) User Experience
3 13 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.36%) Mobile Games
7 5 (1.97%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.57%) IPTV
8 4 (1.57%) BBC
9 3 (1.18%) NHS
9 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.39%) DTV
11 1 (0.39%) Statistics
11 1 (0.39%) Informatics
11 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.39%) New Media
11 1 (0.39%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.84%) UNIX
2 20 (7.87%) Linux
3 12 (4.72%) Android
3 12 (4.72%) Windows
4 9 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (72.05%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (34.65%) SDLC
3 63 (24.80%) Performance Tuning
4 58 (22.83%) MVC
5 50 (19.69%) TDD
6 41 (16.14%) Scrum
7 36 (14.17%) OO
8 35 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (13.78%) BDD
9 27 (10.63%) Domain-Driven Design
9 27 (10.63%) Technical Architecture
9 27 (10.63%) Data Management
10 24 (9.45%) Mentoring
11 21 (8.27%) Dependency Injection
12 20 (7.87%) Kanban
12 20 (7.87%) Master Data Management
13 18 (7.09%) Software Engineering
14 17 (6.69%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.51%) Content Management
15 14 (5.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.58%) C#
2 93 (36.61%) SQL
3 82 (32.28%) Java
4 63 (24.80%) JavaScript
5 55 (21.65%) PL/SQL
6 17 (6.69%) VB.NET
7 15 (5.91%) C++
8 13 (5.12%) PHP
9 10 (3.94%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.54%) C
11 7 (2.76%) Scala
12 5 (1.97%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.79%) Ruby
14 1 (0.39%) XPath
14 1 (0.39%) PHP5
14 1 (0.39%) Groovy
14 1 (0.39%) VBA
14 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (25.20%) Degree
2 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.97%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.18%) ISEB
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.30%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) HL7
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 105 (41.34%) Oracle
2 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.42%) IBM
4 14 (5.51%) Stellent
5 10 (3.94%) Actimize
6 7 (2.76%) SAP
7 6 (2.36%) Adobe
7 6 (2.36%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.57%) VMware
9 3 (1.18%) hybris
10 2 (0.79%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.79%) Talend
10 2 (0.79%) Endeca
10 2 (0.79%) Teradata
10 2 (0.79%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.79%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.79%) ATG
10 2 (0.79%) Informatica
10 2 (0.79%) Retek
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