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

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 84 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing SOA 8 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.67% 2.63% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 3.18% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 13
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,250 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +5.26%
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
944 848 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 79.39% 82.49% 74.83%
Number of salaries quoted 821 725 706
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram 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 7 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
Cardiff -15 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 3 £52,500 -
Newport -14 1 £28,000 -47.90% 1
SOA
Wales

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (53.85%) Entity Framework
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) J2EE
5 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
5 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
5 4 (30.77%) CMS
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) XAML
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Replication
5 4 (30.77%) High Availability
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) CMS
1 4 (30.77%) Umbraco
2 1 (7.69%) NServiceBus
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Project
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) MSTest
3 2 (15.38%) TestDirector
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Law
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 7 (53.85%) Entity Framework
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) J2EE
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) WPF
4 4 (30.77%) Silverlight
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (23.08%) Highcharts JS
5 3 (23.08%) SignalR
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) Ajax
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) High Availability
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) MVVM
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Time Management
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Content Management
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) XAML
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) LexisNexis
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix