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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 131 115 140
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Permanent jobs citing SOA 116 138 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 2.07% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.49% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 103 101 81
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +5.26%
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
5695 5535 5974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.16% 82.88% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4733 4573 4965
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 4 March 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 March 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 +18 46 £51,250 +20.58% 15
Cheshire +2 44 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Merseyside -4 24 £42,500 -30.32% 6
Lancashire -21 1 £40,000 -5.88% 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 152 (60.80%) C#
2 151 (60.40%) .NET
3 150 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (41.60%) MVC
5 103 (41.20%) ASP.NET
6 102 (40.80%) SQL
7 98 (39.20%) SQL Server
8 95 (38.00%) Microsoft
9 87 (34.80%) HTML
9 87 (34.80%) SOAP
10 79 (31.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 73 (29.20%) WCF
12 72 (28.80%) CSS
13 69 (27.60%) JavaScript
14 67 (26.80%) Oracle
15 64 (25.60%) TDD
16 61 (24.40%) Web Services
17 59 (23.60%) .NET Framework
18 57 (22.80%) Java
19 54 (21.60%) Scrum
20 52 (20.80%) JSON
21 51 (20.40%) ASP.NET MVC
22 49 (19.60%) Domain-Driven Design
23 48 (19.20%) HTTP
24 46 (18.40%) N-Tier
25 40 (16.00%) XML
25 40 (16.00%) Oracle Database
26 39 (15.60%) Sass
27 38 (15.20%) Oracle Service Bus
28 37 (14.80%) Middleware

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 38 (15.20%) Oracle Service Bus
2 19 (7.60%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.80%) IIS
4 10 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.20%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.00%) Apache
7 5 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.80%) CMS
8 2 (0.80%) JBoss
8 2 (0.80%) ArchestrA
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) uWSGI
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.40%) CICS
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (10.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.80%) SaaS
2 11 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.20%) PaaS
5 2 (0.80%) IaaS
5 2 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.20%) HTTP
2 6 (2.40%) Internet
3 4 (1.60%) ATM
4 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.80%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (39.20%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.00%) Oracle Database
3 31 (12.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (10.80%) Oracle ODI
5 25 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (8.00%) Relational Database
9 14 (5.60%) NoSQL
10 12 (4.80%) MySQL
11 10 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (2.40%) MS Access
13 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.60%) Essbase
14 4 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.60%) Oracle Discoverer
14 4 (1.60%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
15 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 79 (31.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (6.80%) Visual Studio
3 15 (6.00%) JIRA
4 11 (4.40%) ClearCase
5 6 (2.40%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.00%) Maven
7 4 (1.60%) Subversion
7 4 (1.60%) Ant
8 3 (1.20%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.80%) NUnit
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.80%) JUnit
10 1 (0.40%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.40%) Behat
10 1 (0.40%) Bower
10 1 (0.40%) Xdebug
10 1 (0.40%) Grunt
General
1 25 (10.00%) Finance
2 17 (6.80%) Banking
2 17 (6.80%) Retail
3 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.20%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.20%) Marketing
4 3 (1.20%) Local Government
5 2 (0.80%) Publishing
5 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 186 (74.40%) Developer
2 87 (34.80%) .NET Developer
3 47 (18.80%) C# Developer
4 35 (14.00%) Architect
5 34 (13.60%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (12.80%) Oracle Developer
7 28 (11.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 26 (10.40%) Senior Developer
9 23 (9.20%) Software Developer
10 17 (6.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (5.20%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 13 (5.20%) SOA Developer
13 12 (4.80%) Lead Developer
13 12 (4.80%) Agile .NET Developer
14 11 (4.40%) Web Developer
14 11 (4.40%) C# Software Developer
15 10 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
15 10 (4.00%) Consultant
16 9 (3.60%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (60.40%) .NET
2 103 (41.20%) ASP.NET
3 87 (34.80%) HTML
3 87 (34.80%) SOAP
4 73 (29.20%) WCF
5 72 (28.80%) CSS
6 61 (24.40%) Web Services
7 59 (23.60%) .NET Framework
8 52 (20.80%) JSON
9 51 (20.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (16.00%) XML
11 39 (15.60%) Sass
12 37 (14.80%) Middleware
13 34 (13.60%) REST
14 33 (13.20%) WPF
15 30 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
16 22 (8.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 22 (8.80%) LINQ
17 17 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 17 (6.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.40%) N-Tier
2 26 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.20%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.80%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.40%) W3C
7 4 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.20%) NHS
8 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.20%) Informatics
9 2 (0.80%) Statistics
9 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.80%) User Experience
9 2 (0.80%) Open Source
10 1 (0.40%) FMCG
10 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.20%) UNIX
2 24 (9.60%) Linux
3 21 (8.40%) Windows
4 4 (1.60%) Solaris
4 4 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.20%) Android
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (41.60%) MVC
3 64 (25.60%) TDD
4 54 (21.60%) Scrum
5 49 (19.60%) Domain-Driven Design
6 36 (14.40%) Unit Testing
7 31 (12.40%) Dependency Injection
8 23 (9.20%) MVVM
9 21 (8.40%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 19 (7.60%) Project Management
10 19 (7.60%) Migration
11 18 (7.20%) TOGAF
12 17 (6.80%) CQRS
13 16 (6.40%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (5.20%) ITIL
15 13 (5.20%) E-Commerce
15 13 (5.20%) OOD
16 12 (4.80%) OO
16 12 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 152 (60.80%) C#
2 102 (40.80%) SQL
3 69 (27.60%) JavaScript
4 57 (22.80%) Java
5 29 (11.60%) T-SQL
6 21 (8.40%) VB.NET
7 20 (8.00%) PL/SQL
8 16 (6.40%) PHP
9 13 (5.20%) C
10 11 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.40%) C++
11 10 (4.00%) Delphi
12 9 (3.60%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.60%) Scala
14 3 (1.20%) XQuery
14 3 (1.20%) Python
15 2 (0.80%) XPath
16 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.40%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 29 (11.60%) Degree
2 21 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.60%) VCP4
6 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.80%) ISEB
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) MCSD
7 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.40%) MCTS
7 1 (0.40%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.80%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
2 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.40%) Ansible
2 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 67 (26.80%) Oracle
3 10 (4.00%) Embarcadero
4 6 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.00%) IBM
6 4 (1.60%) Actimize
6 4 (1.60%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.20%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.20%) Informatica
8 2 (0.80%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.40%) Sencha
9 1 (0.40%) Retek
9 1 (0.40%) Stellent
9 1 (0.40%) VMware
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Hyphen
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Hyphen
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hyphen
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Networkers Plc
Salary: Up to UKP 70000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 75,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £73000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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EXCELerate
Salary: £60K + Bonus, Corporate Benefits, 6% Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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