The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 32 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing SOA 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.68% 1.22% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 1.53% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
SOA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
138 131 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 84.66% 79.88% 63.40%
Number of salaries quoted 61 101 72
Average salary £34,300 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,249 £25,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SOA across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SOA
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA across the Northern Ireland region.

SOA Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

SOA
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
County Antrim +2 6 £42,500 +21.42%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 7 (63.64%) XML
4 7 (63.64%) OO
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Web Development
4 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (54.55%) UML
5 6 (54.55%) C++
5 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 5 (45.45%) C
6 5 (45.45%) COM+
6 5 (45.45%) OOP
6 5 (45.45%) XSLT
6 5 (45.45%) MCAD
6 5 (45.45%) MCSD
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose
6 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) Mule
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose
2 5 (45.45%) NUnit
2 5 (45.45%) MSTest
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (45.45%) COM+
4 5 (45.45%) XSLT
4 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
4 5 (45.45%) Ajax
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
6 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
6 1 (9.09%) REST
6 1 (9.09%) Spring
6 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) OO
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Web Development
1 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
2 6 (54.55%) UML
3 5 (45.45%) OOP
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Use Case
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) BPMN
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) C++
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) C
5 2 (18.18%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
6 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCAD
2 5 (45.45%) MCSD
3 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Northgate
3 2 (18.18%) ESRI
4 1 (9.09%) Talend
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 1 (9.09%) webMethods
4 1 (9.09%) JBoss