The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Permanent jobs citing SOA 28 20 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.85% 3.12% 8.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 4.12% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 28 13 35
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
SOA
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 485 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.72% 75.55% 81.02%
Number of salaries quoted 446 403 316
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SOA
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

SOA Salary Trend in Staffordshire

SOA
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SOA Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

SOA
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 12 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Stafford +4 8 £30,000 - 2
Cannock - 5 £35,000 -
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 63 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 55 (61.11%) .NET
3 50 (55.56%) TDD
4 48 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 48 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 46 (51.11%) HTML
5 46 (51.11%) CSS
6 43 (47.78%) VB.NET
7 36 (40.00%) SQL
7 36 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (38.89%) N-Tier
9 34 (37.78%) XSLT
10 33 (36.67%) HTML5
10 33 (36.67%) Unit Testing
10 33 (36.67%) CSS3
11 32 (35.56%) XML
12 31 (34.44%) XHTML
12 31 (34.44%) C#
12 31 (34.44%) SEO
12 31 (34.44%) REST
12 31 (34.44%) AccuRev
12 31 (34.44%) Ajax
12 31 (34.44%) JIRA
13 26 (28.89%) Document Management
14 22 (24.44%) WCF
14 22 (24.44%) .NET Framework
15 20 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
15 20 (22.22%) jQuery
15 20 (22.22%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.22%) Drupal
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Photoshop
1 14 (15.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.22%) OLTP
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (34.44%) JIRA
2 14 (15.56%) Ant
2 14 (15.56%) Subversion
2 14 (15.56%) Phing
3 10 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.89%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.22%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.11%) Moq
7 1 (1.11%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 8 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Automotive
3 2 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Back Office
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (71.11%) Developer
2 44 (48.89%) .NET Developer
3 20 (22.22%) Architect
4 19 (21.11%) Senior Developer
5 13 (14.44%) Web Developer
6 11 (12.22%) C# Developer
6 11 (12.22%) Senior .NET Developer
6 11 (12.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
7 10 (11.11%) Integration Architect
8 9 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
8 9 (10.00%) Web Architect
8 9 (10.00%) Software Developer
9 6 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (6.67%) PHP Developer
9 6 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Programmer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Web Developer
10 5 (5.56%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (61.11%) .NET
2 48 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 46 (51.11%) CSS
3 46 (51.11%) HTML
4 34 (37.78%) XSLT
5 33 (36.67%) HTML5
5 33 (36.67%) CSS3
6 32 (35.56%) XML
7 31 (34.44%) XHTML
7 31 (34.44%) Ajax
7 31 (34.44%) REST
8 22 (24.44%) WCF
8 22 (24.44%) .NET Framework
9 20 (22.22%) jQuery
10 19 (21.11%) Web Services
11 14 (15.56%) DOM
11 14 (15.56%) Backbone.js
11 14 (15.56%) Sass
11 14 (15.56%) LESS
12 8 (8.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.89%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.22%) User Experience
3 2 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) TDD
3 36 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (36.67%) Unit Testing
5 31 (34.44%) SEO
6 26 (28.89%) Document Management
7 20 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (22.22%) OO
8 17 (18.89%) MVC
9 9 (10.00%) ITIL
10 8 (8.89%) Information Management
11 7 (7.78%) Service Management
11 7 (7.78%) Web Development
12 4 (4.44%) Software Engineering
13 3 (3.33%) Validation
13 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
14 2 (2.22%) OOD
14 2 (2.22%) E-business
14 2 (2.22%) Scrum
14 2 (2.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 43 (47.78%) VB.NET
3 36 (40.00%) SQL
4 31 (34.44%) C#
5 18 (20.00%) PHP
6 7 (7.78%) VB
7 3 (3.33%) XPath
8 2 (2.22%) VB6
8 2 (2.22%) Java
9 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Degree
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (10.00%) MCSD
3 9 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) AccuRev
2 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.56%) Adobe
4 12 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.11%) Siebel
5 1 (1.11%) hybris
5 1 (1.11%) CA
5 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago