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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 145 122 148
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Permanent jobs citing SOA 106 141 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 1.97% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.36% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 88 113 79
Average salary £49,750 £40,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.37% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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
5598 5987 5760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 83.50% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4769 4900
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +4 61 £47,000 +8.04% 16
Cheshire -32 27 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Merseyside +13 14 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 180 (69.50%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (46.72%) .NET
3 116 (44.79%) Oracle
4 106 (40.93%) C#
5 98 (37.84%) SQL
6 96 (37.07%) Web Services
7 92 (35.52%) Middleware
7 92 (35.52%) Oracle Database
8 88 (33.98%) SDLC
9 81 (31.27%) Java
10 76 (29.34%) Oracle Service Bus
11 74 (28.57%) XML
11 74 (28.57%) SOAP
12 68 (26.25%) Degree
12 68 (26.25%) WCF
13 67 (25.87%) MVC
13 67 (25.87%) Performance Tuning
14 63 (24.32%) JavaScript
14 63 (24.32%) Oracle BPM
14 63 (24.32%) Oracle Fusion
15 60 (23.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 60 (23.17%) Microsoft
15 60 (23.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 59 (22.78%) PL/SQL
17 53 (20.46%) XSLT
18 51 (19.69%) XSD
19 49 (18.92%) ASP.NET
19 49 (18.92%) WebLogic
19 49 (18.92%) SoapUI
20 48 (18.53%) WSDL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 76 (29.34%) Oracle Service Bus
2 60 (23.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 49 (18.92%) WebLogic
4 16 (6.18%) WebSphere
5 15 (5.79%) CMS
6 10 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.93%) Apache
8 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.16%) JBoss
9 3 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.77%) Mule
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle UPK
11 1 (0.39%) Node.js
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 33 (12.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 63 (24.32%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (3.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.77%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.77%) Primavera
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.77%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.77%) PaaS
2 2 (0.77%) IaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) ATM
2 9 (3.47%) Internet
3 7 (2.70%) HTTP
4 4 (1.54%) Wireless
5 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (35.52%) Oracle Database
2 60 (23.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 46 (17.76%) SQL Server
4 40 (15.44%) NoSQL
5 28 (10.81%) Oracle ODI
6 20 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.70%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.16%) MySQL
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.39%) MS Access
14 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (18.92%) SoapUI
2 36 (13.90%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.27%) Hudson
4 17 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (4.63%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (4.25%) Subversion
7 10 (3.86%) ClearCase
8 8 (3.09%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.70%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.70%) Selenium
10 4 (1.54%) JUnit
10 4 (1.54%) NUnit
10 4 (1.54%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.54%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.16%) Moq
11 3 (1.16%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.77%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (0.77%) SilkTest
12 2 (0.77%) JIRA
12 2 (0.77%) Ant
General
1 46 (17.76%) Finance
2 24 (9.27%) Marketing
3 21 (8.11%) Banking
4 19 (7.34%) Retail
5 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 152 (58.69%) Developer
2 55 (21.24%) Architect
3 53 (20.46%) .NET Developer
4 43 (16.60%) Oracle Developer
5 40 (15.44%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 40 (15.44%) SOA Developer
6 34 (13.13%) C# Developer
7 33 (12.74%) Oracle Architect
8 28 (10.81%) Middleware Architect
9 22 (8.49%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (8.49%) Senior Developer
10 17 (6.56%) Lead Developer
11 14 (5.41%) Consultant
12 13 (5.02%) Development Manager
13 12 (4.63%) Lead .NET Developer
14 11 (4.25%) ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (3.86%) Technical Specialist
15 10 (3.86%) Web Developer
16 9 (3.47%) Technical Architect
16 9 (3.47%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (46.72%) .NET
2 96 (37.07%) Web Services
3 92 (35.52%) Middleware
4 74 (28.57%) XML
4 74 (28.57%) SOAP
5 68 (26.25%) WCF
6 63 (24.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 53 (20.46%) XSLT
8 51 (19.69%) XSD
9 49 (18.92%) ASP.NET
10 48 (18.53%) WSDL
11 47 (18.15%) .NET Framework
12 46 (17.76%) HTML
13 45 (17.37%) JMS
14 41 (15.83%) CSS
15 32 (12.36%) J2EE
16 30 (11.58%) REST
17 29 (11.20%) jQuery
18 27 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 25 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.58%) N-Tier
2 16 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.63%) User Experience
4 7 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.32%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (1.93%) NHS
6 5 (1.93%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.54%) BBC
7 4 (1.54%) IPTV
8 3 (1.16%) Informatics
8 3 (1.16%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.77%) BYOD
9 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.77%) Statistics
9 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.39%) DTV
10 1 (0.39%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.58%) UNIX
2 21 (8.11%) Linux
3 12 (4.63%) Android
3 12 (4.63%) Windows
4 9 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Solaris
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (69.50%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (33.98%) SDLC
3 67 (25.87%) Performance Tuning
3 67 (25.87%) MVC
4 43 (16.60%) Scrum
5 38 (14.67%) TDD
6 34 (13.13%) Domain-Driven Design
7 30 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
9 27 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 26 (10.04%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (9.65%) OO
11 25 (9.65%) BDD
12 21 (8.11%) Data Management
13 19 (7.34%) Unit Testing
14 17 (6.56%) Software Engineering
15 16 (6.18%) Kanban
15 16 (6.18%) Open Source
16 15 (5.79%) Coaching
16 15 (5.79%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (40.93%) C#
2 98 (37.84%) SQL
3 81 (31.27%) Java
4 63 (24.32%) JavaScript
5 59 (22.78%) PL/SQL
6 18 (6.95%) VB.NET
7 13 (5.02%) C++
8 10 (3.86%) PHP
8 10 (3.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.70%) C
10 6 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.93%) Scala
12 2 (0.77%) Ruby
12 2 (0.77%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.39%) XPath
13 1 (0.39%) PHP5
13 1 (0.39%) Groovy
13 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (26.25%) Degree
2 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.77%) ISEB
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) HL7
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 116 (44.79%) Oracle
2 60 (23.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.88%) IBM
4 15 (5.79%) Stellent
5 10 (3.86%) Actimize
6 8 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.32%) SAP
8 5 (1.93%) VMware
9 3 (1.16%) hybris
9 3 (1.16%) Retek
10 2 (0.77%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.77%) Endeca
10 2 (0.77%) Adobe
10 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.77%) ATG
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