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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 154 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOA 73 146 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 2.27% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.57% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 53 120 117
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £40,000 £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
4856 5680 5951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.76% 88.32% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4102 4620 4736
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -34 59 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Cheshire +8 9 £95,000 +127.54% 1
Merseyside -11 3 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Lancashire +13 2 £50,000 +25.00%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 118 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (53.27%) .NET
3 100 (46.73%) C#
4 80 (37.38%) MVC
5 78 (36.45%) HTML
6 77 (35.98%) Java
6 77 (35.98%) JavaScript
7 76 (35.51%) OO
8 71 (33.18%) SQL Server
8 71 (33.18%) Scrum
9 70 (32.71%) Software Engineering
10 63 (29.44%) CSS
11 61 (28.50%) Web Services
12 59 (27.57%) TDD
13 58 (27.10%) ASP.NET
14 52 (24.30%) REST
15 51 (23.83%) SQL
16 48 (22.43%) HTML5
17 47 (21.96%) Oracle
18 46 (21.50%) SOAP
19 45 (21.03%) XML
20 44 (20.56%) Git (software)
21 43 (20.09%) Mentoring
21 43 (20.09%) Microsoft
22 42 (19.63%) WPF
22 42 (19.63%) jQuery
23 41 (19.16%) Finance
24 40 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
25 39 (18.22%) Internet
25 39 (18.22%) N-Tier

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.54%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.07%) Mule
3 12 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.67%) Apache
4 10 (4.67%) nginx
4 10 (4.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (4.21%) JBoss
6 7 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.80%) IIS
8 5 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.34%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.34%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.07%) SaaS
4 10 (4.67%) PaaS
5 9 (4.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (2.80%) GitHub
7 5 (2.34%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.34%) IaaS
8 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.93%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.47%) Office 365
10 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.22%) Internet
2 28 (13.08%) HTTP
3 8 (3.74%) SSL
4 4 (1.87%) SPDY
4 4 (1.87%) VoIP
5 3 (1.40%) VPN
6 2 (0.93%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.93%) BGP
6 2 (0.93%) CTI
6 2 (0.93%) DNS
6 2 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.93%) H.323
6 2 (0.93%) LAN
6 2 (0.93%) LDAP
6 2 (0.93%) OSPF
6 2 (0.93%) SAN
6 2 (0.93%) WAN
7 1 (0.47%) Firewall
7 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (33.18%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.82%) NoSQL
3 18 (8.41%) MySQL
3 18 (8.41%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.07%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.67%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.21%) Redis
7 8 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.27%) Couchbase
8 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.34%) Big Data
10 5 (2.34%) DB2
10 5 (2.34%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.40%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (20.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (12.15%) Visual Studio
3 21 (9.81%) NUnit
4 19 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.21%) Maven
6 7 (3.27%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.80%) Selenium
8 5 (2.34%) git-flow
8 5 (2.34%) Hudson
9 4 (1.87%) JIRA
10 3 (1.40%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.40%) Subversion
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.47%) FishEye
12 1 (0.47%) MSTest
12 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.47%) Phing
12 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (19.16%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Banking
3 14 (6.54%) Retail
4 8 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.80%) Advertising
5 6 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 96 (44.86%) Developer
2 48 (22.43%) Architect
3 41 (19.16%) .NET Developer
4 36 (16.82%) C# Developer
5 33 (15.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (15.42%) Software Engineer
6 30 (14.02%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (13.08%) Software Developer
8 27 (12.62%) C# Software Engineer
9 25 (11.68%) .NET Software Engineer
9 25 (11.68%) Senior Developer
10 22 (10.28%) Java Developer
11 20 (9.35%) Senior Software Engineer
11 20 (9.35%) Software Manager
12 16 (7.48%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
12 16 (7.48%) Senior C# Software Engineer
13 15 (7.01%) ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (7.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (6.07%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (6.07%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (53.27%) .NET
2 78 (36.45%) HTML
3 63 (29.44%) CSS
4 61 (28.50%) Web Services
5 58 (27.10%) ASP.NET
6 52 (24.30%) REST
7 48 (22.43%) HTML5
8 46 (21.50%) SOAP
9 45 (21.03%) XML
10 42 (19.63%) jQuery
10 42 (19.63%) WPF
11 40 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (17.76%) AngularJS
13 35 (16.36%) .NET Framework
13 35 (16.36%) CSS3
14 29 (13.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (12.62%) Node.js
16 26 (12.15%) J2EE
16 26 (12.15%) JSON
17 25 (11.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.22%) N-Tier
2 27 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.75%) Computer Science
4 20 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.74%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.74%) LIMS
6 6 (2.80%) iPad
6 6 (2.80%) SCADA
7 5 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.34%) User Experience
8 4 (1.87%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.93%) Contactless
10 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.93%) IVR
10 2 (0.93%) Social Media
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.47%) BYOD
11 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.81%) Windows
2 5 (2.34%) Linux
2 5 (2.34%) Unix
3 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.93%) Solaris
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (37.38%) MVC
3 76 (35.51%) OO
4 71 (33.18%) Scrum
5 70 (32.71%) Software Engineering
6 59 (27.57%) TDD
7 43 (20.09%) Mentoring
8 34 (15.89%) Unit Testing
9 32 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (14.49%) Web Development
11 28 (13.08%) Open Source
12 27 (12.62%) BDD
13 26 (12.15%) UML
14 25 (11.68%) SDLC
15 21 (9.81%) DevOps
15 21 (9.81%) TOGAF
16 19 (8.88%) Multithreading
17 18 (8.41%) Coaching
17 18 (8.41%) Data Analytics
17 18 (8.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 100 (46.73%) C#
2 77 (35.98%) Java
2 77 (35.98%) JavaScript
3 51 (23.83%) SQL
4 18 (8.41%) PHP
5 17 (7.94%) TypeScript
6 16 (7.48%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.61%) C
8 11 (5.14%) Python
8 11 (5.14%) Ruby
9 10 (4.67%) Go
10 9 (4.21%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.80%) VB
12 5 (2.34%) C++
12 5 (2.34%) Scala
13 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) PL/1
14 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (17.76%) Degree
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.47%) CISSP
3 1 (0.47%) MBA
3 1 (0.47%) PhD
3 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.28%) QA
2 9 (4.21%) COBIT
3 2 (0.93%) SEPA
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (6.07%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) KVM
2 2 (0.93%) oVirt
2 2 (0.93%) Postfix
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (21.96%) Oracle
2 43 (20.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.54%) IBM
4 13 (6.07%) webMethods
5 9 (4.21%) Cognizant
6 8 (3.74%) WSO2
7 6 (2.80%) Google
7 6 (2.80%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.80%) Wonderware
8 5 (2.34%) Software AG
8 5 (2.34%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.87%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.87%) SAP
9 4 (1.87%) Teradata
10 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.93%) Apple
11 2 (0.93%) Avaya
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco
11 2 (0.93%) Genesys
11 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
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