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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 132 147 84
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -63
Permanent jobs citing SOA 126 93 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.36% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.71% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 102 76 182
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £58,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
6152 5427 5819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.71% 79.08% 78.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4962 4599 5024
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 0 57 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Cheshire +15 47 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Merseyside +10 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Lancashire -11 5 £40,750 +16.42%
Cumbria - 2 £39,750 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (53.68%) C#
2 151 (52.98%) SQL Server
3 140 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (48.42%) .NET
5 132 (46.32%) SQL
6 118 (41.40%) Web Services
7 97 (34.04%) JavaScript
8 94 (32.98%) HTML
9 84 (29.47%) ASP.NET
9 84 (29.47%) WCF
10 82 (28.77%) TDD
11 79 (27.72%) MVC
12 67 (23.51%) Degree
13 64 (22.46%) Java
14 61 (21.40%) CSS
14 61 (21.40%) OO
14 61 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (21.05%) XML
16 59 (20.70%) T-SQL
17 56 (19.65%) Scrum
18 54 (18.95%) N-Tier
19 53 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
20 52 (18.25%) jQuery
21 51 (17.89%) SOAP
21 51 (17.89%) Unit Testing
22 50 (17.54%) Linux
23 49 (17.19%) Oracle
24 47 (16.49%) HTML5
24 47 (16.49%) REST
25 46 (16.14%) Relational Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 20 (7.02%) IIS
2 16 (5.61%) Apache
3 14 (4.91%) nginx
4 13 (4.56%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.56%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.86%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.51%) TIBCO EMS
7 9 (3.16%) uWSGI
7 9 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.46%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle Spatial
9 5 (1.75%) Lync
9 5 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.40%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.05%) Confluence
12 2 (0.70%) CMS
12 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.86%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (3.51%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.70%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.70%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.56%) SaaS
2 9 (3.16%) PaaS
3 5 (1.75%) IaaS
4 2 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.67%) HTTP
2 17 (5.96%) Internet
3 8 (2.81%) SMS
4 5 (1.75%) FTP
5 4 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.40%) VPN
6 2 (0.70%) SSL
6 2 (0.70%) Intranet
7 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (52.98%) SQL Server
2 46 (16.14%) Relational Database
3 24 (8.42%) MySQL
4 22 (7.72%) DB2
5 18 (6.32%) Oracle Database
6 17 (5.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (10.18%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.67%) Subversion
4 11 (3.86%) ClearCase
4 11 (3.86%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.51%) Mercurial
6 9 (3.16%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.81%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.11%) JIRA
9 4 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.40%) StyleCop
10 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.70%) NUnit
11 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.70%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.70%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.70%) Moq
11 2 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.70%) NDepend
11 2 (0.70%) FxCop
General
1 32 (11.23%) Retail
2 30 (10.53%) Finance
3 16 (5.61%) Banking
4 11 (3.86%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.40%) Advertising
7 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.70%) Military
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 168 (58.95%) Developer
2 63 (22.11%) Senior Developer
3 62 (21.75%) C# Developer
4 52 (18.25%) Software Developer
5 49 (17.19%) Architect
6 38 (13.33%) .NET Developer
7 28 (9.82%) Senior C# Developer
8 27 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (8.42%) Web Developer
9 24 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (7.72%) Senior Software Developer
11 21 (7.37%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.91%) Senior Web Developer
12 14 (4.91%) ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (4.91%) Analyst
13 13 (4.56%) Team Leader
13 13 (4.56%) .NET Software Engineer
14 11 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (3.86%) Technical Specialist
14 11 (3.86%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (48.42%) .NET
2 118 (41.40%) Web Services
3 94 (32.98%) HTML
4 84 (29.47%) ASP.NET
4 84 (29.47%) WCF
5 61 (21.40%) CSS
6 60 (21.05%) XML
7 53 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (18.25%) jQuery
9 51 (17.89%) SOAP
10 47 (16.49%) HTML5
10 47 (16.49%) REST
11 45 (15.79%) XSLT
12 44 (15.44%) LINQ
13 41 (14.39%) Middleware
14 39 (13.68%) .NET Framework
15 31 (10.88%) CSS3
15 31 (10.88%) AngularJS
16 27 (9.47%) RESTful
17 26 (9.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.95%) N-Tier
2 33 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (10.18%) Computer Science
4 22 (7.72%) Client/Server
4 22 (7.72%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.81%) NHS
6 6 (2.11%) Informatics
7 5 (1.75%) Open Source
7 5 (1.75%) W3C
7 5 (1.75%) GIS
8 4 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.70%) User Experience
10 2 (0.70%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.70%) PDA
10 2 (0.70%) Life Science
10 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.54%) Linux
2 38 (13.33%) Windows
3 17 (5.96%) UNIX
4 11 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.05%) Android
5 3 (1.05%) AIX
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.70%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (28.77%) TDD
3 79 (27.72%) MVC
4 61 (21.40%) OO
4 61 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (19.65%) Scrum
6 51 (17.89%) Unit Testing
7 38 (13.33%) Project Management
7 38 (13.33%) ITIL
8 31 (10.88%) Mentoring
8 31 (10.88%) Web Development
9 30 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 27 (9.47%) MVVM
11 25 (8.77%) EAI
12 24 (8.42%) OOP
13 23 (8.07%) E-Commerce
14 20 (7.02%) Change Management
15 19 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (6.67%) Automated Testing
16 18 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (53.68%) C#
2 132 (46.32%) SQL
3 97 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 64 (22.46%) Java
5 59 (20.70%) T-SQL
6 25 (8.77%) PHP
7 23 (8.07%) Python
8 22 (7.72%) C++
9 15 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 14 (4.91%) C
10 14 (4.91%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.56%) Ruby
12 11 (3.86%) Delphi
13 9 (3.16%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.40%) Perl
16 2 (0.70%) COBOL
17 1 (0.35%) Groovy
17 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (23.51%) Degree
2 5 (1.75%) CCNP
2 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (1.75%) MCP
3 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.12%) QA
2 12 (4.21%) SLA
3 10 (3.51%) HL7
4 6 (2.11%) COBIT
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.51%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (1.75%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.35%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (17.19%) Oracle
2 30 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.56%) TIBCO
3 13 (4.56%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.21%) Wonderware
5 10 (3.51%) VMware
6 9 (3.16%) Rackspace
7 8 (2.81%) Siemens
7 8 (2.81%) IBM
8 7 (2.46%) Informatica
8 7 (2.46%) Embarcadero
9 5 (1.75%) Epicor
10 3 (1.05%) Twitter
10 3 (1.05%) webMethods
10 3 (1.05%) SAP
10 3 (1.05%) JBoss
11 2 (0.70%) Telerik
11 2 (0.70%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.70%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+car
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Church International
Salary: £36k to £44k plus ex package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Salary: £36000 - £44000 per annum + industry leading benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
GE Capital
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Wigan
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheadle
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
360 Resourcing
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago