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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 103 49 90
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +41
Permanent jobs citing SOA 57 165 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 4.32% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 5.25% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 46 110 44
Average salary £55,000 £46,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.27% +16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
2587 3144 2538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.08% 82.33% 79.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 2084 1541
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 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
Glasgow -27 27 £55,000 +18.27% 8
Edinburgh -44 19 £61,500 +29.47%
Stirling -4 6 £55,000 +26.43%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 65 (52.00%) Java
2 50 (40.00%) Finance
3 49 (39.20%) Web Services
4 38 (30.40%) Middleware
5 37 (29.60%) Oracle
6 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (24.80%) Degree
8 29 (23.20%) XML
9 27 (21.60%) J2EE
10 24 (19.20%) Spring
11 23 (18.40%) JavaScript
11 23 (18.40%) Project Management
12 21 (16.80%) .NET
13 19 (15.20%) SQL
13 19 (15.20%) XSLT
14 18 (14.40%) OO
14 18 (14.40%) E-Commerce
14 18 (14.40%) Data Modelling
14 18 (14.40%) Banking
14 18 (14.40%) Technical Architecture
14 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database
14 18 (14.40%) Mentoring
15 17 (13.60%) C#
16 16 (12.80%) WebLogic
16 16 (12.80%) Use Case
17 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (12.00%) XPath
17 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
17 15 (12.00%) XML Schema

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 16 (12.80%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (4.80%) JBoss
3 6 (4.80%) Mule
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (4.80%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.00%) IIS
5 4 (3.20%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (3.20%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.20%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) Internet
2 5 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (2.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database
2 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (8.80%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (7.20%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.00%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.60%) MySQL
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.80%) OLAP
9 1 (0.80%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Subversion
2 6 (4.80%) LoadRunner
2 6 (4.80%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) JDeveloper
5 2 (1.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.80%) NUnit
6 1 (0.80%) Maven
6 1 (0.80%) MSTest
6 1 (0.80%) Moq
6 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.80%) Ant
General
1 50 (40.00%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Advertising
3 9 (7.20%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.20%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (39.20%) Architect
2 29 (23.20%) Developer
3 22 (17.60%) Senior Developer
4 21 (16.80%) Technical Architect
5 14 (11.20%) Lead Architect
6 11 (8.80%) Consultant
6 11 (8.80%) Java Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (8.00%) Lead Technical Architect
8 9 (7.20%) Designer
8 9 (7.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.60%) Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Oracle SOA Consultant
10 6 (4.80%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) SOA Consultant
10 6 (4.80%) Performance Test Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.80%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Oracle Consultant
11 5 (4.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.20%) Web Services
2 38 (30.40%) Middleware
3 29 (23.20%) XML
4 27 (21.60%) J2EE
5 24 (19.20%) Spring
6 21 (16.80%) .NET
7 19 (15.20%) XSLT
8 15 (12.00%) XML Schema
8 15 (12.00%) XForms
9 12 (9.60%) CSS
10 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET
11 10 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (7.20%) HTML
13 7 (5.60%) Oracle ADF
13 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 5 (4.00%) Java EE
14 5 (4.00%) Spring Integration
14 5 (4.00%) WebCenter
14 5 (4.00%) jQuery
14 5 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.20%) Data Integration
2 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.00%) iPad
5 4 (3.20%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.20%) Equities
5 4 (3.20%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.20%) Wiki
5 4 (3.20%) Derivative
6 3 (2.40%) Statistics
6 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.60%) Physics
8 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Xbox
8 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.20%) Solaris
2 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.40%) UNIX
3 3 (2.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.40%) Project Management
3 18 (14.40%) OO
3 18 (14.40%) E-Commerce
3 18 (14.40%) Data Modelling
3 18 (14.40%) Technical Architecture
3 18 (14.40%) Mentoring
4 16 (12.80%) Use Case
5 15 (12.00%) SDLC
6 13 (10.40%) Content Management
6 13 (10.40%) DSDM
6 13 (10.40%) PRINCE2
7 12 (9.60%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (8.00%) Web Development
8 10 (8.00%) TDD
8 10 (8.00%) TOGAF
8 10 (8.00%) Software Architecture
9 9 (7.20%) Performance Testing
9 9 (7.20%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (7.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (52.00%) Java
2 23 (18.40%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.20%) SQL
4 17 (13.60%) C#
5 15 (12.00%) XPath
6 11 (8.80%) Python
7 8 (6.40%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.80%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.20%) Perl
10 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.60%) C
10 2 (1.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (24.80%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.60%) CISSP
3 2 (1.60%) CSQA
3 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) ISO 9001
1 8 (6.40%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle Statspack
2 4 (3.20%) logstash
3 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (29.60%) Oracle
2 9 (7.20%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.80%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.00%) IBM
6 4 (3.20%) Sun
6 4 (3.20%) HP
6 4 (3.20%) Iron Speed
6 4 (3.20%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.80%) Sybase
7 1 (0.80%) Twitter
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