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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 134 124 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Permanent jobs citing SOA 128 125 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 1.86% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.30% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 111 97 138
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £38,200 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,750
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
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +8 67 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Cheshire +16 43 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Merseyside -5 19 £42,500 -29.16% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 150 (58.59%) C#
2 142 (55.47%) .NET
3 138 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (46.48%) SQL Server
5 114 (44.53%) SQL
6 102 (39.84%) ASP.NET
7 94 (36.72%) MVC
8 93 (36.33%) HTML
9 84 (32.81%) SOAP
10 75 (29.30%) CSS
11 74 (28.91%) JavaScript
12 73 (28.52%) Microsoft
13 72 (28.13%) Web Services
14 70 (27.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 64 (25.00%) TDD
16 63 (24.61%) WCF
17 62 (24.22%) Oracle
18 60 (23.44%) Java
19 56 (21.88%) Scrum
20 52 (20.31%) JSON
20 52 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC
21 51 (19.92%) .NET Framework
22 48 (18.75%) HTTP
23 47 (18.36%) T-SQL
23 47 (18.36%) XML
24 42 (16.41%) Middleware
24 42 (16.41%) Unit Testing
25 38 (14.84%) N-Tier
26 37 (14.45%) Domain-Driven Design
27 34 (13.28%) HTML5

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (11.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 24 (9.38%) IIS
3 14 (5.47%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.91%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.34%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.95%) Apache
9 4 (1.56%) ArchestrA
10 3 (1.17%) JBoss
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.78%) Confluence
12 1 (0.39%) uWSGI
12 1 (0.39%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.39%) nginx
12 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 25 (9.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (4.30%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.69%) SaaS
2 7 (2.73%) PaaS
3 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.78%) GitHub
5 2 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.75%) HTTP
2 5 (1.95%) FTP
2 5 (1.95%) Internet
3 4 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.56%) ATM
3 4 (1.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (46.48%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.89%) Oracle Database
3 27 (10.55%) Relational Database
4 25 (9.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (8.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (7.03%) Oracle ODI
8 17 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (5.47%) MySQL
10 10 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (3.52%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (2.34%) MS Access
13 5 (1.95%) Oracle Discoverer
14 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.56%) Essbase
14 4 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
15 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (27.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (7.03%) ClearCase
3 16 (6.25%) JIRA
4 13 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.13%) Subversion
6 5 (1.95%) Maven
7 4 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.56%) Ant
8 3 (1.17%) JUnit
9 2 (0.78%) NUnit
9 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.39%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.39%) RSpec
General
1 26 (10.16%) Finance
2 23 (8.98%) Retail
3 20 (7.81%) Banking
4 10 (3.91%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.56%) Local Government
6 3 (1.17%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.17%) Publishing
7 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 182 (71.09%) Developer
2 68 (26.56%) .NET Developer
3 45 (17.58%) C# Developer
4 36 (14.06%) Architect
5 31 (12.11%) Software Developer
6 30 (11.72%) Senior Developer
7 29 (11.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (9.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (9.38%) Oracle Developer
10 18 (7.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
11 16 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (5.47%) Web Developer
12 14 (5.47%) Technical Specialist
13 11 (4.30%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (4.30%) Technical Architect
13 11 (4.30%) Agile .NET Developer
14 10 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
15 9 (3.52%) Agile C# Developer
16 8 (3.13%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (55.47%) .NET
2 102 (39.84%) ASP.NET
3 93 (36.33%) HTML
4 84 (32.81%) SOAP
5 75 (29.30%) CSS
6 72 (28.13%) Web Services
7 63 (24.61%) WCF
8 52 (20.31%) JSON
8 52 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 51 (19.92%) .NET Framework
10 47 (18.36%) XML
11 42 (16.41%) Middleware
12 34 (13.28%) HTML5
12 34 (13.28%) REST
12 34 (13.28%) Sass
13 30 (11.72%) WPF
14 27 (10.55%) XSLT
14 27 (10.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 25 (9.77%) LINQ
16 24 (9.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.84%) N-Tier
2 23 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.64%) Client/Server
4 14 (5.47%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.73%) W3C
7 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.17%) GIS
8 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.17%) Open Source
9 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.78%) PDA
10 1 (0.39%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.39%) FMCG
10 1 (0.39%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.94%) Linux
2 27 (10.55%) Windows
3 21 (8.20%) UNIX
4 5 (1.95%) 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%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.72%) MVC
3 64 (25.00%) TDD
4 56 (21.88%) Scrum
5 42 (16.41%) Unit Testing
6 37 (14.45%) Domain-Driven Design
7 33 (12.89%) OO
8 31 (12.11%) ITIL
9 30 (11.72%) MVVM
10 23 (8.98%) Project Management
11 20 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (7.42%) Dependency Injection
13 18 (7.03%) OOD
14 17 (6.64%) TOGAF
14 17 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 16 (6.25%) CQRS
15 16 (6.25%) Waterfall
16 13 (5.08%) Incident Management
16 13 (5.08%) Change Management
16 13 (5.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 150 (58.59%) C#
2 114 (44.53%) SQL
3 74 (28.91%) JavaScript
4 60 (23.44%) Java
5 47 (18.36%) T-SQL
6 25 (9.77%) C++
7 21 (8.20%) PL/SQL
8 20 (7.81%) PHP
9 18 (7.03%) VB.NET
10 17 (6.64%) C
11 13 (5.08%) Shell Script
12 12 (4.69%) Delphi
13 6 (2.34%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.95%) Python
15 3 (1.17%) XQuery
15 3 (1.17%) Ruby
15 3 (1.17%) Scala
16 2 (0.78%) XPath
17 1 (0.39%) Groovy
17 1 (0.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 33 (12.89%) Degree
2 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.39%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.39%) MCTS
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.03%) QA
2 6 (2.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.78%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 73 (28.52%) Microsoft
2 62 (24.22%) Oracle
3 12 (4.69%) Embarcadero
3 12 (4.69%) Wonderware
4 8 (3.13%) Siemens
5 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.95%) IBM
6 4 (1.56%) Actimize
6 4 (1.56%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.56%) Informatica
7 3 (1.17%) VMware
7 3 (1.17%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.78%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.39%) Telerik
9 1 (0.39%) i-GRasp
9 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.39%) NetApp
9 1 (0.39%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe
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