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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 106 120 189
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +69
Permanent jobs citing SOA 149 144 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.47% 2.11% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.56% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 123 100 55
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
5157 5629 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.44% 82.60% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4526 5031
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +48 91 £55,000 +37.50% 10
Cheshire -9 37 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Merseyside -8 15 £50,000 +2.56% 2
Lancashire -15 2 £40,000 -3.03% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 180 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (52.83%) .NET
3 135 (50.94%) C#
4 106 (40.00%) Oracle
4 106 (40.00%) MVC
5 90 (33.96%) SQL
6 89 (33.58%) Web Services
7 84 (31.70%) Microsoft
8 79 (29.81%) WCF
9 77 (29.06%) JavaScript
10 76 (28.68%) SOAP
10 76 (28.68%) Oracle Database
11 75 (28.30%) Java
11 75 (28.30%) ASP.NET
12 71 (26.79%) Middleware
13 69 (26.04%) HTML
14 65 (24.53%) Oracle Service Bus
14 65 (24.53%) SDLC
15 63 (23.77%) .NET Framework
16 61 (23.02%) Degree
16 61 (23.02%) XML
17 56 (21.13%) CSS
18 55 (20.75%) Oracle Database 11g
19 54 (20.38%) SQL Server
19 54 (20.38%) Oracle Fusion
20 47 (17.74%) Performance Tuning
21 45 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
22 43 (16.23%) Domain-Driven Design
22 43 (16.23%) PL/SQL
23 42 (15.85%) Oracle BPM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 65 (24.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 37 (13.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 32 (12.08%) WebLogic
4 15 (5.66%) WebSphere
5 13 (4.91%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.77%) CMS
7 6 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.13%) Apache
9 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) CICS
10 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 35 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 42 (15.85%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (3.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.58%) SaaS
2 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.75%) PaaS
3 2 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.55%) HTTP
2 10 (3.77%) ATM
3 9 (3.40%) Internet
4 4 (1.51%) Wireless
5 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.75%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (28.68%) Oracle Database
2 55 (20.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 54 (20.38%) SQL Server
4 39 (14.72%) NoSQL
5 31 (11.70%) Oracle ODI
6 21 (7.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (5.66%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.75%) MySQL
10 2 (0.75%) SSDT
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.38%) Redis
11 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.38%) MS Access
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 45 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (12.45%) SoapUI
3 31 (11.70%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.17%) Hudson
5 12 (4.53%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.77%) ClearCase
6 10 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (2.64%) JIRA
7 7 (2.64%) Subversion
8 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.51%) NUnit
9 4 (1.51%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.51%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.13%) Selenium
11 2 (0.75%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.75%) Moq
12 1 (0.38%) Grunt
12 1 (0.38%) Bower
12 1 (0.38%) Xdebug
12 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (11.70%) Finance
2 21 (7.92%) Retail
3 19 (7.17%) Marketing
4 16 (6.04%) Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 179 (67.55%) Developer
2 81 (30.57%) .NET Developer
3 50 (18.87%) Architect
4 46 (17.36%) Oracle Developer
5 45 (16.98%) C# Developer
6 38 (14.34%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 38 (14.34%) SOA Developer
7 29 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (9.43%) Oracle Architect
8 25 (9.43%) Senior Developer
9 21 (7.92%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (7.55%) Middleware Architect
11 18 (6.79%) Lead Developer
12 15 (5.66%) Lead .NET Developer
12 15 (5.66%) Consultant
13 13 (4.91%) Software Developer
13 13 (4.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (4.53%) Technical Specialist
15 11 (4.15%) Web Developer
15 11 (4.15%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (52.83%) .NET
2 89 (33.58%) Web Services
3 79 (29.81%) WCF
4 76 (28.68%) SOAP
5 75 (28.30%) ASP.NET
6 71 (26.79%) Middleware
7 69 (26.04%) HTML
8 63 (23.77%) .NET Framework
9 61 (23.02%) XML
10 56 (21.13%) CSS
11 54 (20.38%) Oracle Fusion
12 40 (15.09%) REST
13 38 (14.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (13.96%) XSLT
15 36 (13.58%) XSD
16 34 (12.83%) WSDL
17 33 (12.45%) jQuery
18 29 (10.94%) JMS
19 28 (10.57%) J2EE
20 21 (7.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.32%) N-Tier
2 27 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.40%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.02%) User Experience
5 7 (2.64%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.26%) NHS
6 6 (2.26%) W3C
6 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.51%) BBC
8 4 (1.51%) IPTV
8 4 (1.51%) Informatics
8 4 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.13%) Statistics
10 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.08%) UNIX
2 20 (7.55%) Linux
3 14 (5.28%) Windows
4 3 (1.13%) Android
5 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (40.00%) MVC
3 65 (24.53%) SDLC
4 47 (17.74%) Performance Tuning
5 43 (16.23%) Domain-Driven Design
6 39 (14.72%) Dependency Injection
6 39 (14.72%) Scrum
7 34 (12.83%) TDD
8 27 (10.19%) OO
9 26 (9.81%) Mentoring
10 25 (9.43%) Technical Architecture
11 22 (8.30%) Unit Testing
12 20 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (6.79%) Data Management
14 17 (6.42%) Software Engineering
15 16 (6.04%) Coaching
16 15 (5.66%) Project Management
17 14 (5.28%) Web Development
17 14 (5.28%) Open Source
18 13 (4.91%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 135 (50.94%) C#
2 90 (33.96%) SQL
3 77 (29.06%) JavaScript
4 75 (28.30%) Java
5 43 (16.23%) PL/SQL
6 16 (6.04%) VB.NET
7 11 (4.15%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.77%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.02%) C
10 7 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.26%) C++
11 6 (2.26%) PHP
11 6 (2.26%) Scala
12 3 (1.13%) Delphi
13 2 (0.75%) Ruby
14 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.38%) Groovy
14 1 (0.38%) COBOL
14 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (23.02%) Degree
2 19 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.75%) ISEB
3 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.38%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.42%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Ansible
1 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 106 (40.00%) Oracle
2 84 (31.70%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.17%) IBM
4 10 (3.77%) Actimize
5 9 (3.40%) Stellent
6 8 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.13%) hybris
7 3 (1.13%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.75%) SAP
9 1 (0.38%) Retek
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe
9 1 (0.38%) Informatica
9 1 (0.38%) VMware
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