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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 167 142 149
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Permanent jobs citing SOA 94 107 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.72% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.96% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 64 94 112
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £39,200 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,750
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,250 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.95%
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
5614 5472 6510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.28% 87.82% 86.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4709 4504 5592
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -24 49 £53,750 +7.50% 5
Cheshire +6 21 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Merseyside -5 21 £36,500 -23.15% 1
Cumbria - 3 £25,000 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 96 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (40.68%) Java
3 65 (36.72%) Oracle
3 65 (36.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 56 (31.64%) MVC
5 52 (29.38%) Web Services
6 49 (27.68%) TDD
7 46 (25.99%) Scrum
7 46 (25.99%) XML
8 43 (24.29%) JavaScript
9 42 (23.73%) .NET
10 39 (22.03%) Microsoft
11 37 (20.90%) Spring
11 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
12 36 (20.34%) SC Cleared
12 36 (20.34%) REST
12 36 (20.34%) C#
12 36 (20.34%) SOAP
13 33 (18.64%) SDLC
14 32 (18.08%) Finance
15 30 (16.95%) Git (software)
16 29 (16.38%) Oracle Service Bus
16 29 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (15.82%) SQL
17 28 (15.82%) SQL Server
17 28 (15.82%) iPad
18 27 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
18 27 (15.25%) Node.js
18 27 (15.25%) J2EE
18 27 (15.25%) HTML

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 65 (36.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 29 (16.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 16 (9.04%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.39%) Apache
5 5 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.26%) IIS
6 4 (2.26%) JBoss
6 4 (2.26%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.69%) Mule
7 3 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 16 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.25%) HTTP
2 23 (12.99%) HTTPS
3 22 (12.43%) SSL
4 21 (11.86%) FTP
5 10 (5.65%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) Firewall
6 1 (0.56%) Internet
6 1 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.86%) MySQL
3 14 (7.91%) Big Data
3 14 (7.91%) Hadoop
4 11 (6.21%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.65%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.82%) Informix
8 5 (2.82%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.13%) DB2
11 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (6.78%) JIRA
5 10 (5.65%) JDeveloper
6 5 (2.82%) Maven
7 4 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.13%) Selenium
9 2 (1.13%) Subversion
9 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.56%) FishEye
10 1 (0.56%) JMeter
10 1 (0.56%) JUnit
10 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (18.08%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Banking
3 7 (3.95%) Publishing
4 6 (3.39%) Retail
5 5 (2.82%) Advertising
6 4 (2.26%) Back Office
7 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (32.20%) Developer
2 40 (22.60%) Architect
3 37 (20.90%) Administrator
4 24 (13.56%) Java Developer
4 24 (13.56%) Senior Developer
4 24 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (10.73%) Technical Administrator
6 15 (8.47%) Analyst
6 15 (8.47%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (7.34%) Technical Architect
8 11 (6.21%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.21%) Senior Architect
9 10 (5.65%) Oracle Developer
10 9 (5.08%) .NET Developer
10 9 (5.08%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.52%) Java Architect
11 8 (4.52%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (29.38%) Web Services
2 46 (25.99%) XML
3 42 (23.73%) .NET
4 37 (20.90%) Spring
5 36 (20.34%) REST
5 36 (20.34%) SOAP
6 27 (15.25%) HTML
6 27 (15.25%) J2EE
6 27 (15.25%) Node.js
7 25 (14.12%) JMS
8 23 (12.99%) AngularJS
8 23 (12.99%) Hibernate
9 22 (12.43%) React
9 22 (12.43%) WSDL
10 21 (11.86%) XSD
10 21 (11.86%) XSLT
11 19 (10.73%) CSS
12 18 (10.17%) ASP.NET
13 17 (9.60%) SAML
14 16 (9.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.82%) iPad
2 17 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.78%) N-Tier
4 9 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.39%) Statistics
8 3 (1.69%) Clustering
8 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.13%) Contactless
9 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.13%) Fintech
9 2 (1.13%) iSeries
9 2 (1.13%) NHS
9 2 (1.13%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.13%) User Experience
9 2 (1.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.47%) Windows
2 12 (6.78%) Unix
3 6 (3.39%) Linux
4 5 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.64%) MVC
3 49 (27.68%) TDD
4 46 (25.99%) Scrum
5 33 (18.64%) SDLC
6 29 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (14.12%) ITIL
9 24 (13.56%) BDD
9 24 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (13.56%) E-Commerce
10 22 (12.43%) UML
11 21 (11.86%) Service Design
12 20 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (10.73%) Open Source
14 15 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (8.47%) Unit Testing
15 14 (7.91%) DevOps
16 13 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
17 12 (6.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (40.68%) Java
2 43 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 36 (20.34%) C#
4 28 (15.82%) SQL
5 21 (11.86%) XPath
6 20 (11.30%) PHP
7 11 (6.21%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.82%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.26%) Go
10 3 (1.69%) Scala
11 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.13%) Python
11 2 (1.13%) Ruby
11 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.13%) VB
11 2 (1.13%) VBA
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 36 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.60%) Degree
4 11 (6.21%) ISEB
5 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.13%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.13%) MBCS
7 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CISSP
7 1 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) COBIT
2 4 (2.26%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 2 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.13%) SEPA
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.65%) Oracle Identity Management
1 10 (5.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (2.26%) SCCM
2 4 (2.26%) SCOM
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Marathon
4 1 (0.56%) Mesos
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (36.72%) Oracle
2 39 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.17%) IBM
4 14 (7.91%) Cognizant
5 5 (2.82%) VMware
6 3 (1.69%) Remedy
7 2 (1.13%) Apiary
7 2 (1.13%) Google
7 2 (1.13%) IDERA
7 2 (1.13%) Teradata
8 1 (0.56%) Apigee
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) Mashery
8 1 (0.56%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.56%) Zend
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