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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 129 117 131
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing SOA 124 133 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 2.01% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.46% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 107 99 114
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
5696 5408 6287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.61% 81.89% 80.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4898 4534 5444
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +16 60 £52,500 +14.13% 14
Cheshire -2 42 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Merseyside -1 23 £42,500 -29.16% 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 153 (60.00%) C#
2 145 (56.86%) .NET
2 145 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (44.31%) SQL Server
4 108 (42.35%) ASP.NET
5 104 (40.78%) SQL
6 97 (38.04%) MVC
7 91 (35.69%) HTML
8 87 (34.12%) SOAP
9 83 (32.55%) Microsoft
10 76 (29.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 75 (29.41%) CSS
12 73 (28.63%) Web Services
12 73 (28.63%) JavaScript
13 68 (26.67%) WCF
14 67 (26.27%) Oracle
15 66 (25.88%) TDD
16 60 (23.53%) Java
17 58 (22.75%) Scrum
18 55 (21.57%) JSON
19 53 (20.78%) HTTP
19 53 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
20 52 (20.39%) .NET Framework
21 45 (17.65%) N-Tier
22 43 (16.86%) XML
22 43 (16.86%) Domain-Driven Design
23 42 (16.47%) Middleware
24 41 (16.08%) T-SQL
24 41 (16.08%) Unit Testing
25 39 (15.29%) Sass

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 33 (12.94%) Oracle Service Bus
2 19 (7.45%) IIS
3 16 (6.27%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.92%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.14%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.96%) Apache
9 3 (1.18%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.78%) ArchestrA
10 2 (0.78%) JBoss
11 1 (0.39%) CMS
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.39%) CICS
11 1 (0.39%) uWSGI
11 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.14%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.71%) SaaS
2 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.35%) PaaS
5 2 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (20.78%) HTTP
2 7 (2.75%) Internet
3 5 (1.96%) FTP
4 4 (1.57%) ATM
4 4 (1.57%) VPN
4 4 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (44.31%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.51%) Oracle Database
3 29 (11.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 23 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (8.63%) Oracle ODI
7 21 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (5.10%) MySQL
10 10 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (3.92%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.35%) MS Access
12 5 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.57%) Essbase
13 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.57%) Oracle Exadata
14 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (29.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 13 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.10%) JIRA
4 10 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.96%) Maven
6 4 (1.57%) Ant
6 4 (1.57%) Subversion
7 3 (1.18%) JUnit
7 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.78%) NUnit
9 1 (0.39%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.39%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.39%) Behat
9 1 (0.39%) Grunt
9 1 (0.39%) Bower
General
1 29 (11.37%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Retail
3 19 (7.45%) Banking
4 7 (2.75%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.18%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.18%) Local Government
5 3 (1.18%) Publishing
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 184 (72.16%) Developer
2 75 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 49 (19.22%) C# Developer
4 36 (14.12%) Architect
5 32 (12.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 30 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 29 (11.37%) Software Developer
8 28 (10.98%) Oracle Developer
9 26 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (7.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
13 13 (5.10%) Technical Specialist
13 13 (5.10%) C# Software Developer
14 12 (4.71%) Agile .NET Developer
14 12 (4.71%) Senior C# Developer
14 12 (4.71%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.92%) Agile C# Developer
16 9 (3.53%) Technical Architect
16 9 (3.53%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (56.86%) .NET
2 108 (42.35%) ASP.NET
3 91 (35.69%) HTML
4 87 (34.12%) SOAP
5 75 (29.41%) CSS
6 73 (28.63%) Web Services
7 68 (26.67%) WCF
8 55 (21.57%) JSON
9 53 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 52 (20.39%) .NET Framework
11 43 (16.86%) XML
12 42 (16.47%) Middleware
13 39 (15.29%) Sass
14 35 (13.73%) REST
15 31 (12.16%) WPF
16 28 (10.98%) Oracle Fusion
17 25 (9.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 23 (9.02%) HTML5
18 23 (9.02%) LINQ
19 22 (8.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.65%) N-Tier
2 21 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.27%) Inversion of Control
4 13 (5.10%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.75%) W3C
6 6 (2.35%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.39%) FMCG
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.39%) VSAM
10 1 (0.39%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.39%) Informatics
10 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.80%) Linux
2 24 (9.41%) UNIX
3 23 (9.02%) Windows
4 5 (1.96%) Solaris
5 2 (0.78%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
6 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (38.04%) MVC
3 66 (25.88%) TDD
4 58 (22.75%) Scrum
5 43 (16.86%) Domain-Driven Design
6 41 (16.08%) Unit Testing
7 29 (11.37%) MVVM
8 26 (10.20%) OO
9 23 (9.02%) ITIL
9 23 (9.02%) Dependency Injection
10 22 (8.63%) Project Management
11 20 (7.84%) TOGAF
12 17 (6.67%) CQRS
12 17 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 16 (6.27%) OOD
14 15 (5.88%) Migration
15 14 (5.49%) Waterfall
16 13 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
17 12 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 153 (60.00%) C#
2 104 (40.78%) SQL
3 73 (28.63%) JavaScript
4 60 (23.53%) Java
5 41 (16.08%) T-SQL
6 20 (7.84%) C++
7 19 (7.45%) VB.NET
8 18 (7.06%) C
8 18 (7.06%) PHP
8 18 (7.06%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.10%) Delphi
10 11 (4.31%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.57%) Scala
13 3 (1.18%) Python
13 3 (1.18%) XQuery
14 2 (0.78%) XPath
15 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.39%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.39%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 27 (10.59%) Degree
2 21 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.39%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.39%) MCTS
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) MCSD
6 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.39%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (32.55%) Microsoft
2 67 (26.27%) Oracle
3 13 (5.10%) Embarcadero
4 6 (2.35%) Wonderware
5 5 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.96%) IBM
6 4 (1.57%) Siemens
6 4 (1.57%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.57%) Informatica
6 4 (1.57%) Actimize
7 3 (1.18%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.39%) Sencha
8 1 (0.39%) i-GRasp
8 1 (0.39%) VMware
8 1 (0.39%) SAP
8 1 (0.39%) NetApp
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent bensefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60K + Bonus, Corporate Benefits, 6% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 75,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
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Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £29000 per annum + bens
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Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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