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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 48 50 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -27
Permanent jobs citing SOA 31 18 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.33% 2.67% 7.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 3.38% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 29 13 36
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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
546 533 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 76.26% 78.96% 78.04%
Number of salaries quoted 426 444 313
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 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
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 2 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 2 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 +2 13 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Stafford +2 7 £30,000 -
Cannock - 7 £35,000 -
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 58 (65.17%) .NET
1 58 (65.17%) SQL Server
2 51 (57.30%) ASP.NET
3 49 (55.06%) TDD
4 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
6 45 (50.56%) VB.NET
7 44 (49.44%) HTML
7 44 (49.44%) CSS
8 39 (43.82%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (40.45%) SQL
9 36 (40.45%) N-Tier
10 34 (38.20%) C#
11 33 (37.08%) XML
11 33 (37.08%) HTML5
11 33 (37.08%) Unit Testing
11 33 (37.08%) CSS3
12 32 (35.96%) XSLT
13 31 (34.83%) XHTML
13 31 (34.83%) SEO
13 31 (34.83%) AccuRev
13 31 (34.83%) Ajax
13 31 (34.83%) JIRA
14 29 (32.58%) REST
15 26 (29.21%) Document Management
16 23 (25.84%) WCF
17 22 (24.72%) .NET Framework
18 20 (22.47%) OO
19 18 (20.22%) MVC
19 18 (20.22%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (2.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.25%) Drupal
1 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Photoshop
1 12 (13.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (65.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.25%) OLTP
5 1 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (34.83%) JIRA
2 12 (13.48%) Ant
2 12 (13.48%) Subversion
2 12 (13.48%) Phing
3 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio
4 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.99%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.25%) Moq
6 2 (2.25%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.25%) Selenium
7 1 (1.12%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 8 (8.99%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.37%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Automotive
3 2 (2.25%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (74.16%) Developer
2 46 (51.69%) .NET Developer
3 17 (19.10%) Architect
3 17 (19.10%) Senior Developer
4 12 (13.48%) C# Developer
4 12 (13.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Web Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Senior .NET Developer
6 10 (11.24%) VB.NET Developer
6 10 (11.24%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (10.11%) Software Developer
7 9 (10.11%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (8.99%) Integration Architect
8 8 (8.99%) Web Architect
9 6 (6.74%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (6.74%) PHP Developer
9 6 (6.74%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Programmer
10 5 (5.62%) Web Programmer
10 5 (5.62%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (65.17%) .NET
2 51 (57.30%) ASP.NET
3 44 (49.44%) CSS
3 44 (49.44%) HTML
4 33 (37.08%) XML
4 33 (37.08%) HTML5
4 33 (37.08%) CSS3
5 32 (35.96%) XSLT
6 31 (34.83%) XHTML
6 31 (34.83%) Ajax
7 29 (32.58%) REST
8 23 (25.84%) WCF
9 22 (24.72%) .NET Framework
10 18 (20.22%) jQuery
11 16 (17.98%) Web Services
12 12 (13.48%) DOM
12 12 (13.48%) Backbone.js
12 12 (13.48%) Sass
12 12 (13.48%) LESS
13 8 (8.99%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.45%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.25%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) TDD
2 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (43.82%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (37.08%) Unit Testing
5 31 (34.83%) SEO
6 26 (29.21%) Document Management
7 20 (22.47%) OO
8 18 (20.22%) MVC
9 17 (19.10%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (10.11%) ITIL
11 8 (8.99%) Information Management
12 7 (7.87%) Web Development
12 7 (7.87%) Service Management
13 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
14 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
15 4 (4.49%) OOD
16 2 (2.25%) CRM
16 2 (2.25%) E-business
16 2 (2.25%) Scrum
16 2 (2.25%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
2 45 (50.56%) VB.NET
3 36 (40.45%) SQL
4 34 (38.20%) C#
5 16 (17.98%) PHP
6 7 (7.87%) VB
7 2 (2.25%) Java
7 2 (2.25%) VB6
8 1 (1.12%) XPath
8 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 9 (10.11%) MCSD
2 9 (10.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 31 (34.83%) AccuRev
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.48%) Adobe
4 11 (12.36%) Oracle
5 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.12%) Siebel
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.12%) hybris
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