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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 132 146 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -47
Permanent jobs citing SOA 132 107 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 1.56% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.93% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 112 84 165
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £35,850 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.90% +10.52%
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
6191 5545 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.64% 80.61% 79.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5325 4641 5367
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 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
Manchester +23 83 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Cheshire +2 36 £40,000 -25.58% 7
Merseyside -1 13 £42,500 -15.00% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 162 (60.45%) C#
2 145 (54.10%) .NET
3 144 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (52.61%) SQL Server
5 126 (47.01%) SQL
6 104 (38.81%) ASP.NET
7 102 (38.06%) HTML
8 92 (34.33%) MVC
9 86 (32.09%) JavaScript
10 84 (31.34%) SOAP
10 84 (31.34%) Web Services
11 76 (28.36%) CSS
11 76 (28.36%) TDD
12 75 (27.99%) WCF
13 67 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 66 (24.63%) Microsoft
15 64 (23.88%) Scrum
16 61 (22.76%) Oracle
17 59 (22.01%) XML
18 58 (21.64%) Java
18 58 (21.64%) T-SQL
19 56 (20.90%) ASP.NET MVC
20 50 (18.66%) Unit Testing
20 50 (18.66%) JSON
21 47 (17.54%) N-Tier
21 47 (17.54%) Degree
22 44 (16.42%) .NET Framework
23 42 (15.67%) Middleware
23 42 (15.67%) OO
24 41 (15.30%) HTTP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 26 (9.70%) IIS
2 21 (7.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (4.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.73%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.73%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.99%) Apache
6 8 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.61%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.87%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (1.49%) ArchestrA
9 4 (1.49%) uWSGI
9 4 (1.49%) JBoss
9 4 (1.49%) nginx
9 4 (1.49%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.12%) Confluence
11 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.37%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.37%) FileNet
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (4.48%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.49%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.10%) SaaS
2 10 (3.73%) PaaS
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.87%) IaaS
4 4 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.30%) HTTP
2 6 (2.24%) Internet
3 5 (1.87%) FTP
4 4 (1.49%) ATM
4 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.49%) VPN
5 2 (0.75%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) DNS
6 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (52.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.43%) Relational Database
3 27 (10.07%) Oracle Database
4 21 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (6.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (6.34%) MySQL
7 16 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (4.48%) Oracle ODI
9 9 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.24%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.24%) MS Access
10 6 (2.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (1.87%) DB2
12 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.49%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 67 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.46%) ClearCase
4 14 (5.22%) JIRA
5 12 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.10%) Subversion
7 6 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (1.87%) Maven
9 4 (1.49%) Ant
9 4 (1.49%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.49%) StyleCop
10 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.12%) NUnit
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.12%) JUnit
11 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.75%) NDepend
11 2 (0.75%) Moq
General
1 30 (11.19%) Retail
2 29 (10.82%) Finance
3 23 (8.58%) Banking
4 12 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.49%) Local Government
6 3 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.12%) Publishing
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Military
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 183 (68.28%) Developer
2 57 (21.27%) .NET Developer
3 50 (18.66%) C# Developer
4 44 (16.42%) Senior Developer
5 40 (14.93%) Architect
6 35 (13.06%) Software Developer
7 27 (10.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (6.72%) Senior Software Developer
9 18 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (6.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (5.97%) Technical Specialist
11 16 (5.97%) Oracle Developer
11 16 (5.97%) Senior C# Developer
12 15 (5.60%) Web Developer
13 12 (4.48%) Technical Architect
14 11 (4.10%) Software Engineer
15 9 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
16 8 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
16 8 (2.99%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (54.10%) .NET
2 104 (38.81%) ASP.NET
3 102 (38.06%) HTML
4 84 (31.34%) SOAP
4 84 (31.34%) Web Services
5 76 (28.36%) CSS
6 75 (27.99%) WCF
7 59 (22.01%) XML
8 56 (20.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (18.66%) JSON
10 44 (16.42%) .NET Framework
11 42 (15.67%) Middleware
12 40 (14.93%) HTML5
13 39 (14.55%) REST
13 39 (14.55%) XSLT
14 34 (12.69%) WPF
15 33 (12.31%) LINQ
16 30 (11.19%) Sass
17 28 (10.45%) jQuery
18 26 (9.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.54%) N-Tier
2 24 (8.96%) Client/Server
3 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.60%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.85%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.87%) GIS
8 4 (1.49%) W3C
9 3 (1.12%) Open Source
9 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.75%) PDA
10 2 (0.75%) User Experience
11 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.37%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.37%) Informatics
11 1 (0.37%) Life Science
11 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.31%) Linux
2 28 (10.45%) Windows
3 16 (5.97%) UNIX
4 5 (1.87%) Solaris
5 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) AIX
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.75%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (34.33%) MVC
3 76 (28.36%) TDD
4 64 (23.88%) Scrum
5 50 (18.66%) Unit Testing
6 42 (15.67%) OO
7 35 (13.06%) ITIL
8 32 (11.94%) MVVM
9 28 (10.45%) Domain-Driven Design
9 28 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (9.33%) Project Management
11 24 (8.96%) Mentoring
12 23 (8.58%) OOP
13 18 (6.72%) OOD
13 18 (6.72%) TOGAF
14 17 (6.34%) Software Engineering
14 17 (6.34%) Web Development
15 16 (5.97%) E-Commerce
16 15 (5.60%) Change Management
16 15 (5.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (60.45%) C#
2 126 (47.01%) SQL
3 86 (32.09%) JavaScript
4 58 (21.64%) T-SQL
4 58 (21.64%) Java
5 25 (9.33%) C++
6 24 (8.96%) PHP
7 23 (8.58%) PL/SQL
8 18 (6.72%) VB.NET
9 17 (6.34%) C
10 16 (5.97%) Shell Script
11 12 (4.48%) Delphi
12 11 (4.10%) Python
13 7 (2.61%) Ruby
14 5 (1.87%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.49%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.12%) XQuery
17 2 (0.75%) XPath
18 1 (0.37%) Groovy
18 1 (0.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 47 (17.54%) Degree
2 18 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.37%) MCTS
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) MCP
6 1 (0.37%) MCSD
6 1 (0.37%) CCNP
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.58%) QA
2 7 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.49%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (24.63%) Microsoft
2 61 (22.76%) Oracle
3 14 (5.22%) Wonderware
4 12 (4.48%) Embarcadero
5 8 (2.99%) Siemens
5 8 (2.99%) IBM
6 6 (2.24%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.24%) VMware
6 6 (2.24%) Rackspace
7 5 (1.87%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.49%) Informatica
8 4 (1.49%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.49%) Actimize
9 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.75%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.75%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.75%) Telerik
9 2 (0.75%) SAP
10 1 (0.37%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe
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