The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 66 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +41
Permanent jobs citing SOA 75 102 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.21% 3.22% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 4.02% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57 54 31
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £70,000
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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2832 2540 2439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.52% 80.15% 76.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1793 1607 1636
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SOA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SOA Salary Trend in Scotland

SOA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SOA Salary Histogram in Scotland

SOA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 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
Glasgow -22 41 £46,500 -2.10% 4
Edinburgh +1 30 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Fife +2 4 £35,000 -
Stirling - 3 - -
West Lothian - 1 £60,000 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 118 (52.68%) Java
2 101 (45.09%) Oracle
3 83 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (34.38%) Web Services
5 68 (30.36%) SQL
6 64 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 63 (28.13%) Spring
8 59 (26.34%) Oracle Database
9 56 (25.00%) Middleware
9 56 (25.00%) XML
10 51 (22.77%) WebLogic
11 50 (22.32%) Finance
12 47 (20.98%) Hibernate
12 47 (20.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 41 (18.30%) .NET
15 38 (16.96%) HTML
15 38 (16.96%) C#
15 38 (16.96%) SOAP
15 38 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
16 37 (16.52%) Oracle BI EE
17 36 (16.07%) Oracle EBS
18 35 (15.63%) MVC
19 34 (15.18%) Scrum
19 34 (15.18%) XSLT
20 31 (13.84%) PL/SQL
20 31 (13.84%) Microsoft
20 31 (13.84%) Oracle EBS R12
21 30 (13.39%) JavaScript
21 30 (13.39%) Ant

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 64 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 51 (22.77%) WebLogic
3 28 (12.50%) JBoss
4 19 (8.48%) Alfresco
5 17 (7.59%) CMS
6 14 (6.25%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.46%) IIS
8 8 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (3.13%) Mule
9 7 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.68%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.89%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.45%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 36 (16.07%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (13.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (1.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (26.34%) Oracle Database
2 47 (20.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 42 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 37 (16.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 23 (10.27%) Oracle ODI
6 18 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (5.36%) Big Data
9 11 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (4.02%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (3.57%) Relational Database
13 7 (3.13%) NoSQL
13 7 (3.13%) Oracle Discoverer
14 6 (2.68%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (2.23%) RDBMS
15 5 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 2 (0.89%) MySQL
17 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (13.39%) Ant
2 26 (11.61%) Maven
3 22 (9.82%) Selenium
4 20 (8.93%) Jenkins
5 16 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (6.25%) Subversion
7 12 (5.36%) LoadRunner
8 11 (4.91%) JUnit
8 11 (4.91%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.46%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.02%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.68%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.23%) JIRA
13 4 (1.79%) NUnit
13 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.34%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.34%) JMeter
14 3 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
15 2 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
General
1 50 (22.32%) Finance
2 13 (5.80%) Banking
3 4 (1.79%) Marketing
3 4 (1.79%) French Language
4 3 (1.34%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.34%) Advertising
5 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (37.50%) Developer
2 63 (28.13%) Architect
3 47 (20.98%) Java Developer
4 36 (16.07%) Technical Architect
5 31 (13.84%) Senior Developer
6 25 (11.16%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (10.27%) Middleware Specialist
8 21 (9.38%) Analyst
9 15 (6.70%) Test Analyst
9 15 (6.70%) Oracle Architect
10 13 (5.80%) Tester
11 12 (5.36%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.36%) Performance Analyst
11 12 (5.36%) Performance Tester
11 12 (5.36%) Oracle Technical Architect
11 12 (5.36%) Performance Test Analyst
12 11 (4.91%) DBA
13 10 (4.46%) Software Engineer
13 10 (4.46%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 10 (4.46%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (34.38%) Web Services
2 63 (28.13%) Spring
3 56 (25.00%) Middleware
3 56 (25.00%) XML
4 47 (20.98%) Hibernate
5 41 (18.30%) .NET
6 38 (16.96%) HTML
6 38 (16.96%) SOAP
7 34 (15.18%) XSLT
8 29 (12.95%) jQuery
9 27 (12.05%) ASP.NET
10 26 (11.61%) Oracle Fusion
10 26 (11.61%) CSS
11 25 (11.16%) RESTful
12 23 (10.27%) JSON
12 23 (10.27%) Gherkin
13 17 (7.59%) Java EE
14 16 (7.14%) Spring MVC
15 12 (5.36%) XHTML
15 12 (5.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.95%) Open Source
2 17 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.46%) Data Integration
4 8 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.13%) SWIFT
5 7 (3.13%) Clustering
5 7 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.68%) Oracle Exalogic
7 5 (2.23%) DataPower
8 4 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.79%) User Experience
9 3 (1.34%) Social Media
10 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.89%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.45%) Replication
11 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.50%) Linux
2 14 (6.25%) UNIX
3 12 (5.36%) Windows
4 9 (4.02%) AIX
5 7 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (15.63%) MVC
4 34 (15.18%) Scrum
5 30 (13.39%) TOGAF
6 29 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (12.05%) BDD
8 25 (11.16%) BPMN
9 24 (10.71%) Asset Management
10 20 (8.93%) Zachman Framework
11 19 (8.48%) Document Management
12 17 (7.59%) Network Management
12 17 (7.59%) OO
12 17 (7.59%) Data Management
12 17 (7.59%) TDD
13 16 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
13 16 (7.14%) Performance Testing
13 16 (7.14%) Business Analysis
14 14 (6.25%) Waterfall
14 14 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 118 (52.68%) Java
2 68 (30.36%) SQL
3 38 (16.96%) C#
4 31 (13.84%) PL/SQL
5 30 (13.39%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.71%) Python
7 18 (8.04%) Jython
7 18 (8.04%) XQuery
7 18 (8.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 8 (3.57%) C++
9 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.23%) Ruby
11 4 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.34%) Clojure
12 3 (1.34%) ClojureScript
13 2 (0.89%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) XPath
14 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.34%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.70%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (10.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 18 (8.04%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (3.13%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.34%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 101 (45.09%) Oracle
2 31 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.36%) HP
4 4 (1.79%) Perforce
5 3 (1.34%) Sybase
5 3 (1.34%) CA
6 2 (0.89%) Iron Speed
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
7 1 (0.45%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe
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