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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 120 113 173
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +60
Permanent jobs citing SOA 139 153 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 2.21% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.67% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 116 113 62
Average salary £49,750 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.05% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £66,650
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +17 87 £50,000 +12.35% 17
Cheshire -23 34 £44,250 +10.62% 2
Merseyside +9 15 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Lancashire -14 1 £40,000 -3.61% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 187 (69.00%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (48.34%) .NET
3 125 (46.13%) C#
4 115 (42.44%) Oracle
5 100 (36.90%) Web Services
6 99 (36.53%) SQL
7 89 (32.84%) MVC
7 89 (32.84%) Middleware
7 89 (32.84%) Oracle Database
8 86 (31.73%) SDLC
9 81 (29.89%) SOAP
10 78 (28.78%) Java
10 78 (28.78%) WCF
11 77 (28.41%) Oracle Service Bus
12 76 (28.04%) Microsoft
13 72 (26.57%) JavaScript
13 72 (26.57%) XML
14 71 (26.20%) Degree
15 65 (23.99%) Performance Tuning
16 62 (22.88%) Oracle Fusion
17 61 (22.51%) Oracle Database 11g
17 61 (22.51%) ASP.NET
18 60 (22.14%) Oracle BPM
19 59 (21.77%) HTML
20 56 (20.66%) PL/SQL
21 54 (19.93%) .NET Framework
21 54 (19.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 52 (19.19%) SQL Server
23 51 (18.82%) XSLT
24 50 (18.45%) XSD

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 77 (28.41%) Oracle Service Bus
2 54 (19.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (16.97%) WebLogic
4 15 (5.54%) WebSphere
5 14 (5.17%) CMS
6 9 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.11%) JBoss
9 3 (1.11%) Apache
10 2 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.37%) CICS
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.37%) Mule
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 35 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 60 (22.14%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (3.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.81%) SaaS
2 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.74%) PaaS
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.43%) HTTP
2 10 (3.69%) ATM
3 9 (3.32%) Internet
4 4 (1.48%) Wireless
5 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.74%) VPN
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (32.84%) Oracle Database
2 61 (22.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 52 (19.19%) SQL Server
4 38 (14.02%) NoSQL
5 31 (11.44%) Oracle ODI
6 18 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.74%) MySQL
11 2 (0.74%) SSDT
12 1 (0.37%) Redis
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (17.34%) SoapUI
2 35 (12.92%) Jenkins
3 34 (12.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (8.49%) Hudson
5 11 (4.06%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (3.69%) ClearCase
7 9 (3.32%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.32%) Subversion
8 8 (2.95%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.48%) JIRA
9 4 (1.48%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.11%) Selenium
10 3 (1.11%) NUnit
10 3 (1.11%) JUnit
11 2 (0.74%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.74%) Moq
12 1 (0.37%) Grunt
12 1 (0.37%) Bower
12 1 (0.37%) Xdebug
General
1 40 (14.76%) Finance
2 23 (8.49%) Marketing
3 21 (7.75%) Retail
4 19 (7.01%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 170 (62.73%) Developer
2 67 (24.72%) .NET Developer
3 55 (20.30%) Architect
4 46 (16.97%) Oracle Developer
5 43 (15.87%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 43 (15.87%) SOA Developer
6 40 (14.76%) C# Developer
7 33 (12.18%) Oracle Architect
8 28 (10.33%) Middleware Architect
9 25 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 23 (8.49%) Senior Developer
11 21 (7.75%) Lead Developer
12 16 (5.90%) ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (5.54%) Consultant
13 15 (5.54%) Lead .NET Developer
14 12 (4.43%) Software Developer
14 12 (4.43%) Technical Specialist
15 10 (3.69%) Senior C# Developer
15 10 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 8 (2.95%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (48.34%) .NET
2 100 (36.90%) Web Services
3 89 (32.84%) Middleware
4 81 (29.89%) SOAP
5 78 (28.78%) WCF
6 72 (26.57%) XML
7 62 (22.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 61 (22.51%) ASP.NET
9 59 (21.77%) HTML
10 54 (19.93%) .NET Framework
11 51 (18.82%) XSLT
12 50 (18.45%) XSD
13 48 (17.71%) CSS
13 48 (17.71%) WSDL
14 43 (15.87%) JMS
15 34 (12.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (11.81%) REST
16 32 (11.81%) jQuery
17 29 (10.70%) J2EE
18 19 (7.01%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.81%) N-Tier
2 21 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.06%) User Experience
4 10 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.95%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.21%) NHS
8 4 (1.48%) BBC
8 4 (1.48%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.48%) IPTV
8 4 (1.48%) Informatics
8 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.11%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.11%) Statistics
9 3 (1.11%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.44%) UNIX
2 20 (7.38%) Linux
3 13 (4.80%) Windows
4 10 (3.69%) Android
5 9 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (69.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (32.84%) MVC
3 86 (31.73%) SDLC
4 65 (23.99%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (15.50%) Scrum
6 38 (14.02%) Domain-Driven Design
7 35 (12.92%) TDD
8 34 (12.55%) Dependency Injection
9 27 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (9.59%) Mentoring
11 25 (9.23%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (9.23%) OO
12 23 (8.49%) Unit Testing
13 21 (7.75%) Data Management
14 19 (7.01%) Software Engineering
14 19 (7.01%) BDD
15 16 (5.90%) Coaching
16 15 (5.54%) Open Source
16 15 (5.54%) Project Management
17 14 (5.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (46.13%) C#
2 99 (36.53%) SQL
3 78 (28.78%) Java
4 72 (26.57%) JavaScript
5 56 (20.66%) PL/SQL
6 16 (5.90%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.43%) C++
8 10 (3.69%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.69%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.58%) PHP
9 7 (2.58%) C
10 6 (2.21%) Scala
11 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.74%) Ruby
12 2 (0.74%) Delphi
13 1 (0.37%) COBOL
13 1 (0.37%) Groovy
13 1 (0.37%) VBA
13 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (26.20%) Degree
2 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (0.74%) ISEB
3 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.27%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) HL7
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.37%) Puppet
1 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 115 (42.44%) Oracle
2 76 (28.04%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.38%) IBM
4 14 (5.17%) Stellent
5 10 (3.69%) Actimize
6 8 (2.95%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.11%) hybris
8 2 (0.74%) VMware
8 2 (0.74%) SAP
8 2 (0.74%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.74%) Retek
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe
9 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.37%) ATG
9 1 (0.37%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.37%) Endeca
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Salary: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + outstanding package
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Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
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Salary: £25500.00 - £29500.00 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
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Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, life
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Liverpool, Lancashire
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Posted: 23 days ago