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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 130 115 139
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Permanent jobs citing SOA 109 148 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 2.27% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.60% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 91 121 94
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £38,500 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
4916 5703 6044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.63% 87.50% 85.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4534 4883
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +2 74 £50,000 -13.04% 15
Cheshire +9 25 £40,000 -
Lancashire +4 6 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Merseyside -5 3 £40,000 -19.19% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 154 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (50.80%) .NET
3 117 (46.80%) C#
4 96 (38.40%) Java
5 95 (38.00%) JavaScript
6 91 (36.40%) HTML
7 88 (35.20%) SQL Server
7 88 (35.20%) MVC
8 83 (33.20%) Software Engineering
9 81 (32.40%) CSS
9 81 (32.40%) OO
10 76 (30.40%) Scrum
11 74 (29.60%) SQL
12 71 (28.40%) Web Services
13 70 (28.00%) ASP.NET
14 66 (26.40%) TDD
15 61 (24.40%) REST
16 60 (24.00%) XML
17 58 (23.20%) jQuery
18 55 (22.00%) WPF
18 55 (22.00%) Oracle
19 54 (21.60%) Git (software)
20 53 (21.20%) AngularJS
20 53 (21.20%) SOAP
21 52 (20.80%) ASP.NET MVC
22 51 (20.40%) HTML5
22 51 (20.40%) Unit Testing
23 48 (19.20%) N-Tier
24 46 (18.40%) .NET Framework
24 46 (18.40%) NoSQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 30 (12.00%) Node.js
2 28 (11.20%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (8.80%) WebSphere
4 21 (8.40%) Mule
5 18 (7.20%) Apache
6 10 (4.00%) nginx
6 10 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.60%) IIS
8 7 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.80%) JBoss
9 6 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.80%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.80%) SAS
12 1 (0.40%) CMS
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.60%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.80%) CATIA
3 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.80%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.80%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.80%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.40%) SaaS
4 22 (8.80%) PaaS
5 13 (5.20%) Amazon S3
6 12 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (4.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (3.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (3.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.80%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.80%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) Office 365
9 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.20%) Internet
2 34 (13.60%) HTTP
3 8 (3.20%) SPDY
3 8 (3.20%) SSL
4 4 (1.60%) VoIP
5 3 (1.20%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.20%) VPN
6 2 (0.80%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.80%) BGP
6 2 (0.80%) CTI
6 2 (0.80%) DNS
6 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.80%) H.323
6 2 (0.80%) LAN
6 2 (0.80%) LDAP
6 2 (0.80%) OSPF
6 2 (0.80%) SAN
6 2 (0.80%) WAN
7 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (35.20%) SQL Server
2 46 (18.40%) NoSQL
3 28 (11.20%) Oracle ODI
4 21 (8.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (8.40%) MySQL
4 21 (8.40%) Relational Database
5 17 (6.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (6.40%) Oracle Database
7 15 (6.00%) Couchbase
7 15 (6.00%) Redis
8 14 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (5.20%) Hazelcast
10 11 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (2.80%) Big Data
13 6 (2.40%) Hadoop
13 6 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (2.00%) DB2
14 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 54 (21.60%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.60%) Visual Studio
3 26 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (8.40%) Maven
4 21 (8.40%) NUnit
5 13 (5.20%) git-flow
5 13 (5.20%) Hudson
5 13 (5.20%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.20%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (4.00%) Selenium
7 7 (2.80%) JIRA
8 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.40%) Ant
9 1 (0.40%) ERwin
9 1 (0.40%) MSTest
9 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.40%) Phing
9 1 (0.40%) Subversion
9 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (13.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.80%) Retail
3 11 (4.40%) Banking
4 10 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.40%) Marketing
6 5 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.60%) Advertising
8 3 (1.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 122 (48.80%) Developer
2 45 (18.00%) Software Engineer
3 44 (17.60%) C# Developer
4 41 (16.40%) Architect
5 40 (16.00%) .NET Developer
6 38 (15.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 37 (14.80%) Software Developer
8 31 (12.40%) C# Software Engineer
9 30 (12.00%) Senior Developer
10 29 (11.60%) .NET Software Engineer
11 27 (10.80%) Java Developer
11 27 (10.80%) Oracle Developer
11 27 (10.80%) Senior Software Engineer
12 22 (8.80%) SOA Developer
13 20 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (8.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 20 (8.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
13 20 (8.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
14 18 (7.20%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (50.80%) .NET
2 91 (36.40%) HTML
3 81 (32.40%) CSS
4 71 (28.40%) Web Services
5 70 (28.00%) ASP.NET
6 61 (24.40%) REST
7 60 (24.00%) XML
8 58 (23.20%) jQuery
9 55 (22.00%) WPF
10 53 (21.20%) AngularJS
10 53 (21.20%) SOAP
11 52 (20.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (20.40%) HTML5
13 46 (18.40%) .NET Framework
14 43 (17.20%) CSS3
15 40 (16.00%) Middleware
16 36 (14.40%) JMS
17 35 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (14.00%) JSON
18 31 (12.40%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.20%) N-Tier
2 31 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.40%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.20%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.60%) User Experience
7 8 (3.20%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.20%) LIMS
8 6 (2.40%) SCADA
9 5 (2.00%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.60%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.80%) iPad
11 2 (0.80%) IVR
11 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.80%) Social Media
11 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.40%) BYOD
12 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.80%) Windows
2 13 (5.20%) Unix
3 4 (1.60%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.80%) Linux
5 2 (0.80%) Solaris
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (35.20%) MVC
3 83 (33.20%) Software Engineering
4 81 (32.40%) OO
5 76 (30.40%) Scrum
6 66 (26.40%) TDD
7 51 (20.40%) Unit Testing
8 46 (18.40%) Mentoring
9 42 (16.80%) Web Development
10 38 (15.20%) BDD
11 37 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (13.60%) SDLC
13 29 (11.60%) DevOps
14 26 (10.40%) Open Source
15 24 (9.60%) Microservices
16 23 (9.20%) Multithreading
17 21 (8.40%) Test Scripting
18 20 (8.00%) Analytics
18 20 (8.00%) Coaching
19 18 (7.20%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 117 (46.80%) C#
2 96 (38.40%) Java
3 95 (38.00%) JavaScript
4 74 (29.60%) SQL
5 20 (8.00%) PHP
6 19 (7.60%) T-SQL
7 18 (7.20%) TypeScript
8 16 (6.40%) PL/SQL
8 16 (6.40%) Python
9 14 (5.60%) Go
10 12 (4.80%) C
11 11 (4.40%) Ruby
12 6 (2.40%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.00%) C++
14 4 (1.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 3 (1.20%) Scala
15 3 (1.20%) VB
16 1 (0.40%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 37 (14.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.20%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.80%) KVM
2 2 (0.80%) oVirt
2 2 (0.80%) Postfix
2 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.80%) Xen
3 1 (0.40%) Varnish
Vendors
1 55 (22.00%) Oracle
2 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.40%) webMethods
4 16 (6.40%) WSO2
5 14 (5.60%) Google
6 10 (4.00%) IBM
7 8 (3.20%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.80%) SAP
9 6 (2.40%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.40%) Wonderware
10 5 (2.00%) Software AG
10 5 (2.00%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.60%) Cognizant
11 4 (1.60%) Teradata
12 3 (1.20%) Informatica
12 3 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.80%) Apple
13 2 (0.80%) Avaya
13 2 (0.80%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
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