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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 165 155 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Permanent jobs citing SOA 75 111 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 1.70% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.91% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 45 92 111
Median salary £55,000 £48,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.40% +21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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
5114 5807 6130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.17% 88.94% 85.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4260 4706 4846
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -22 49 £53,750 +13.15% 8
Merseyside -1 20 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Cheshire +13 4 £95,000 +100.00% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 91 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (46.20%) .NET
3 74 (40.22%) C#
4 68 (36.96%) MVC
5 64 (34.78%) Java
6 58 (31.52%) HTML
6 58 (31.52%) Web Services
6 58 (31.52%) Scrum
7 56 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 51 (27.72%) Oracle
8 51 (27.72%) OO
9 50 (27.17%) SQL Server
10 49 (26.63%) Software Engineering
11 45 (24.46%) TDD
12 43 (23.37%) Finance
12 43 (23.37%) XML
12 43 (23.37%) CSS
13 41 (22.28%) SOAP
14 39 (21.20%) SQL
14 39 (21.20%) Microsoft
15 38 (20.65%) ASP.NET
15 38 (20.65%) Degree
15 38 (20.65%) HTML5
16 35 (19.02%) REST
17 33 (17.93%) Git (software)
18 30 (16.30%) jQuery
18 30 (16.30%) Mentoring
19 27 (14.67%) J2EE
20 26 (14.13%) UML
20 26 (14.13%) JMS

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 12 (6.52%) Oracle Service Bus
2 11 (5.98%) nginx
3 10 (5.43%) Mule
4 9 (4.89%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (4.35%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.26%) Apache
6 6 (3.26%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.72%) JBoss
8 4 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.63%) IIS
10 1 (0.54%) CMS
10 1 (0.54%) Confluence
10 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.54%) Magento
3 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (2.72%) IaaS
4 5 (2.72%) SaaS
5 2 (1.09%) GitHub
5 2 (1.09%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.09%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.54%) Office 365
6 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.13%) HTTP
2 23 (12.50%) Internet
3 16 (8.70%) SSL
4 7 (3.80%) FTP
4 7 (3.80%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.63%) LDAP
5 3 (1.63%) VPN
6 2 (1.09%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (1.09%) BGP
6 2 (1.09%) DNS
6 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.09%) OSPF
6 2 (1.09%) SAN
6 2 (1.09%) VoIP
7 1 (0.54%) Firewall
7 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (27.17%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 23 (12.50%) MySQL
4 11 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.43%) Redis
5 10 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.26%) Big Data
6 6 (3.26%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.72%) DB2
7 5 (2.72%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.72%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.72%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.63%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.63%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.70%) NUnit
2 16 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.72%) JIRA
6 4 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.63%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.09%) Selenium
8 2 (1.09%) Subversion
9 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.54%) ERwin
9 1 (0.54%) Hudson
9 1 (0.54%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.54%) JMeter
9 1 (0.54%) Maven
9 1 (0.54%) MSTest
9 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (23.37%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Retail
4 7 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.26%) Advertising
6 5 (2.72%) Marketing
6 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.63%) Electronics
9 2 (1.09%) Publishing
10 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (38.04%) Developer
2 46 (25.00%) Architect
3 31 (16.85%) .NET Developer
4 28 (15.22%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 23 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 19 (10.33%) Senior Developer
7 19 (10.33%) Software Engineer
8 17 (9.24%) C# Software Engineer
9 15 (8.15%) .NET Software Engineer
9 15 (8.15%) Software Manager
10 14 (7.61%) Software Developer
11 12 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (5.43%) Administrator
13 9 (4.89%) Senior Architect
14 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (4.35%) Java Architect
14 8 (4.35%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (46.20%) .NET
2 58 (31.52%) HTML
2 58 (31.52%) Web Services
3 43 (23.37%) CSS
3 43 (23.37%) XML
4 41 (22.28%) SOAP
5 38 (20.65%) ASP.NET
5 38 (20.65%) HTML5
6 35 (19.02%) REST
7 30 (16.30%) jQuery
8 27 (14.67%) J2EE
9 26 (14.13%) JMS
10 25 (13.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (13.59%) CSS3
10 25 (13.59%) Spring
11 24 (13.04%) WPF
12 23 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 21 (11.41%) Node.js
14 19 (10.33%) .NET Framework
14 19 (10.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
1 25 (13.59%) N-Tier
2 22 (11.96%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.07%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.35%) iPad
5 7 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.80%) LIMS
6 6 (3.26%) SCADA
7 4 (2.17%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.09%) Contactless
9 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.09%) Statistics
9 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.54%) BYOD
10 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.98%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Linux
2 6 (3.26%) Unix
3 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.09%) Solaris
3 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (36.96%) MVC
3 58 (31.52%) Scrum
4 51 (27.72%) OO
5 49 (26.63%) Software Engineering
6 45 (24.46%) TDD
7 30 (16.30%) Mentoring
8 26 (14.13%) Open Source
8 26 (14.13%) SDLC
8 26 (14.13%) UML
9 25 (13.59%) Unit Testing
10 24 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (11.96%) ITIL
12 20 (10.87%) TOGAF
13 19 (10.33%) Web Development
14 16 (8.70%) BDD
15 15 (8.15%) Coaching
15 15 (8.15%) Zachman Framework
16 13 (7.07%) Analytics
16 13 (7.07%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 74 (40.22%) C#
2 64 (34.78%) Java
3 56 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 39 (21.20%) SQL
5 18 (9.78%) PHP
6 12 (6.52%) Ruby
7 11 (5.98%) Go
7 11 (5.98%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.43%) C
8 10 (5.43%) Python
9 8 (4.35%) TypeScript
9 8 (4.35%) XPath
10 7 (3.80%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.26%) VB
12 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.09%) Scala
13 1 (0.54%) C++
13 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (20.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.09%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.09%) MBCS
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) MBA
6 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.15%) QA
2 9 (4.89%) COBIT
3 2 (1.09%) SEPA
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.72%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) KVM
2 2 (1.09%) oVirt
2 2 (1.09%) Postfix
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.09%) Xen
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (27.72%) Oracle
2 39 (21.20%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.15%) IBM
4 8 (4.35%) webMethods
5 7 (3.80%) Cognizant
6 6 (3.26%) Wonderware
7 5 (2.72%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.17%) SAP
8 4 (2.17%) Software AG
8 4 (2.17%) Teradata
8 4 (2.17%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.17%) WSO2
9 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.09%) Apple
10 2 (1.09%) Google
10 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.09%) Twitter
10 2 (1.09%) VMware
10 2 (1.09%) Zend
11 1 (0.54%) EPiServer
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