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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank - - 44
Permanent jobs citing SOA 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.90% +10.52%
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
112 119 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 87.50% 78.81% 57.51%
Number of salaries quoted 43 99 118
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) UML
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) C++
4 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) COM+
4 5 (62.50%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) XSLT
4 5 (62.50%) MCAD
4 5 (62.50%) MCSD
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) OOP
4 5 (62.50%) OO
4 5 (62.50%) IIS
4 5 (62.50%) Rational Rose
4 5 (62.50%) C
4 5 (62.50%) NUnit

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (62.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) Rational Rose
2 5 (62.50%) NUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (62.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) JSON
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) COM+
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) BPMN
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCAD
2 5 (62.50%) MCSD
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) Northgate
4 1 (12.50%) Talend
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) webMethods