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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 88 57 78
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Permanent jobs citing SOA 6 32 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.54% 2.79% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 3.70% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 32 2
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £56,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -24.77%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
819 866 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 73.32% 75.50% 73.68%
Number of salaries quoted 744 773 579
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SOA
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

SOA Salary Trend in South Wales

SOA
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Cardiff -13 5 £35,000 +3.70%
Newport - 1 - -
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 30 (83.33%) Web Services
1 30 (83.33%) TDD
2 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (63.89%) Java
3 23 (63.89%) Maven
3 23 (63.89%) Groovy
3 23 (63.89%) Jenkins
4 22 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (58.33%) XML
5 21 (58.33%) Scrum
6 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
6 19 (52.78%) Subversion
7 18 (50.00%) SOAP
7 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (50.00%) JIRA
8 17 (47.22%) Hudson
9 16 (44.44%) Spring
10 15 (41.67%) OO
10 15 (41.67%) RUP
10 15 (41.67%) DSDM
10 15 (41.67%) Configuration Management
10 15 (41.67%) Software Engineering
10 15 (41.67%) Release Management
10 15 (41.67%) Unit Testing
10 15 (41.67%) Scala
10 15 (41.67%) Open Source
10 15 (41.67%) Confluence
10 15 (41.67%) Clojure
10 15 (41.67%) MongoDB
10 15 (41.67%) Apache Cassandra

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 15 (41.67%) Confluence
2 12 (33.33%) FileNet
3 11 (30.56%) LiveCycle
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 15 (41.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Maven
1 23 (63.89%) Jenkins
2 19 (52.78%) Subversion
3 18 (50.00%) JIRA
4 17 (47.22%) Hudson
5 10 (27.78%) Selenium
6 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 8 (22.22%) JUnit
8 7 (19.44%) Ant
8 7 (19.44%) CruiseControl
8 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
8 7 (19.44%) JBehave
9 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
9 4 (11.11%) Bugzilla
10 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
10 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
10 3 (8.33%) Robotium
10 3 (8.33%) Calabash
11 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) Analyst
3 13 (36.11%) Java Developer
4 9 (25.00%) Programmer
4 9 (25.00%) Consultant
4 9 (25.00%) Java Consultant
4 9 (25.00%) Java Programmer
4 9 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (83.33%) Web Services
2 21 (58.33%) XML
3 18 (50.00%) SOAP
4 16 (44.44%) Spring
5 15 (41.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (38.89%) XSLT
6 14 (38.89%) J2EE
7 12 (33.33%) HTML
8 11 (30.56%) Hibernate
8 11 (30.56%) JSF
9 9 (25.00%) .NET
10 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 7 (19.44%) REST
12 6 (16.67%) JSON
12 6 (16.67%) jQuery
12 6 (16.67%) CSS
13 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
14 4 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
14 4 (11.11%) RESTful
14 4 (11.11%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Open Source
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Android
2 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Phone
4 2 (5.56%) UNIX
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) TDD
2 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (58.33%) Scrum
5 15 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 15 (41.67%) OO
5 15 (41.67%) RUP
5 15 (41.67%) DSDM
5 15 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 15 (41.67%) Release Management
5 15 (41.67%) Unit Testing
5 15 (41.67%) DevOps
6 14 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (38.89%) Pair Programming
7 12 (33.33%) MVC
7 12 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (30.56%) BDD
9 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (19.44%) OOD
11 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Java
1 23 (63.89%) Groovy
2 15 (41.67%) Scala
2 15 (41.67%) Clojure
3 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) C#
5 6 (16.67%) XAML
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) XQuery
6 2 (5.56%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) Twitter
3 12 (33.33%) IBM
4 11 (30.56%) Adobe
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle
5 5 (13.89%) Xamarin
6 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.78%) HP