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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 109 130 168
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +38
Permanent jobs citing SOA 150 131 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 1.90% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.30% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 122 87 51
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,100 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
5353 5689 5747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 82.38% 79.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4572 4772
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 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +49 86 £55,000 +46.66% 7
Cheshire +2 39 £40,000 -13.51% 5
Merseyside -2 17 £49,750 -5.23% 1
Lancashire -3 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 182 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (52.73%) .NET
3 144 (52.36%) C#
4 108 (39.27%) MVC
5 106 (38.55%) Oracle
6 94 (34.18%) Microsoft
7 93 (33.82%) SQL
8 88 (32.00%) Web Services
9 87 (31.64%) ASP.NET
10 83 (30.18%) SOAP
11 82 (29.82%) HTML
12 80 (29.09%) WCF
13 79 (28.73%) JavaScript
14 76 (27.64%) Java
15 72 (26.18%) Oracle Database
16 69 (25.09%) CSS
17 67 (24.36%) SQL Server
18 66 (24.00%) .NET Framework
19 63 (22.91%) Middleware
20 60 (21.82%) Degree
21 59 (21.45%) Oracle Service Bus
22 57 (20.73%) Team Foundation Server
22 57 (20.73%) XML
23 53 (19.27%) Oracle Database 11g
24 50 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
25 48 (17.45%) Domain-Driven Design
26 44 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
26 44 (16.00%) Scrum
27 43 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
28 42 (15.27%) Dependency Injection

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 59 (21.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 32 (11.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 28 (10.18%) WebLogic
4 17 (6.18%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.82%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.91%) CMS
8 4 (1.45%) Apache
8 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.73%) IIS
11 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.36%) CICS
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.36%) ArchestrA
11 1 (0.36%) uWSGI
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 37 (13.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 37 (13.45%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (3.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle AGIS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.45%) SaaS
2 10 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) PaaS
3 2 (0.73%) GitHub
3 2 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.55%) HTTP
2 11 (4.00%) ATM
3 9 (3.27%) Internet
4 4 (1.45%) Wireless
5 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.73%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (26.18%) Oracle Database
2 67 (24.36%) SQL Server
3 53 (19.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 34 (12.36%) NoSQL
5 30 (10.91%) Oracle ODI
6 23 (8.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (6.18%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.82%) MySQL
11 5 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.73%) SSDT
15 1 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
15 1 (0.36%) Redis
15 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (20.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (10.55%) Jenkins
3 27 (9.82%) SoapUI
4 18 (6.55%) Hudson
5 12 (4.36%) JIRA
6 11 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.00%) ClearCase
7 10 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.91%) Subversion
9 6 (2.18%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.45%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.09%) Maven
11 3 (1.09%) NUnit
12 2 (0.73%) Ant
13 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
13 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.36%) MSTest
13 1 (0.36%) PHPUnit
General
1 34 (12.36%) Finance
2 22 (8.00%) Retail
3 18 (6.55%) Marketing
4 17 (6.18%) Banking
5 5 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.09%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 186 (67.64%) Developer
2 89 (32.36%) .NET Developer
3 54 (19.64%) Architect
4 49 (17.82%) C# Developer
5 43 (15.64%) Oracle Developer
6 33 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 33 (12.00%) SOA Developer
6 33 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (10.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (8.00%) Oracle Architect
9 21 (7.64%) Senior Developer
10 19 (6.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (6.18%) Lead Developer
12 17 (6.18%) Middleware Architect
13 16 (5.82%) Software Developer
14 14 (5.09%) Web Developer
14 14 (5.09%) Consultant
14 14 (5.09%) Lead .NET Developer
15 13 (4.73%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (52.73%) .NET
2 88 (32.00%) Web Services
3 87 (31.64%) ASP.NET
4 83 (30.18%) SOAP
5 82 (29.82%) HTML
6 80 (29.09%) WCF
7 69 (25.09%) CSS
8 66 (24.00%) .NET Framework
9 63 (22.91%) Middleware
10 57 (20.73%) XML
11 50 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
12 43 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (13.09%) REST
14 34 (12.36%) jQuery
15 32 (11.64%) XSLT
16 31 (11.27%) WSDL
17 30 (10.91%) XSD
18 28 (10.18%) J2EE
19 26 (9.45%) JMS
19 26 (9.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.45%) N-Tier
2 31 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.73%) Open Source
3 13 (4.73%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.55%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.18%) W3C
6 6 (2.18%) User Experience
7 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.45%) NHS
7 4 (1.45%) BBC
7 4 (1.45%) IPTV
7 4 (1.45%) Informatics
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.73%) Statistics
9 2 (0.73%) BYOD
9 2 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.27%) UNIX
2 27 (9.82%) Linux
3 18 (6.55%) Windows
4 3 (1.09%) Android
5 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (39.27%) MVC
3 48 (17.45%) Domain-Driven Design
4 44 (16.00%) Scrum
4 44 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (15.27%) Dependency Injection
6 40 (14.55%) TDD
7 27 (9.82%) Mentoring
8 25 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 24 (8.73%) OO
10 22 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
11 19 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (6.55%) Software Engineering
12 18 (6.55%) Migration
13 17 (6.18%) TOGAF
13 17 (6.18%) Coaching
14 16 (5.82%) Project Management
14 16 (5.82%) MVVM
15 15 (5.45%) Data Management
16 14 (5.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 144 (52.36%) C#
2 93 (33.82%) SQL
3 79 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 76 (27.64%) Java
5 39 (14.18%) PL/SQL
6 20 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 13 (4.73%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.36%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.91%) C
10 7 (2.55%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.18%) Scala
11 6 (2.18%) C++
11 6 (2.18%) PHP
12 5 (1.82%) Delphi
13 3 (1.09%) Python
14 2 (0.73%) XQuery
14 2 (0.73%) Ruby
14 2 (0.73%) XPath
15 1 (0.36%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 60 (21.82%) Degree
2 22 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.73%) ISEB
4 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.36%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.55%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.36%) Puppet
1 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 106 (38.55%) Oracle
2 94 (34.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.91%) IBM
4 11 (4.00%) Actimize
5 9 (3.27%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.55%) Stellent
7 5 (1.82%) Embarcadero
8 3 (1.09%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.73%) SAP
10 1 (0.36%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.36%) Informatica
10 1 (0.36%) Retek
10 1 (0.36%) VMware
10 1 (0.36%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.36%) hybris
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus, benefits
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Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 per year
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Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
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