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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 51 54 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Permanent jobs citing SOA 14 15 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.55% 2.50% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.21% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 33
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
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
434 467 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.91% 77.83% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 377 411 317
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
Cannock - 3 £40,000 -
Lichfield - 3 £38,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent +1 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
SOA
West Midlands

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) TDD
2 20 (50.00%) C#
2 20 (50.00%) .NET
3 18 (45.00%) HTML
4 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
4 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
5 16 (40.00%) CSS
5 16 (40.00%) REST
6 15 (37.50%) Web Services
7 13 (32.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (30.00%) MVC
8 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 11 (27.50%) XML
9 11 (27.50%) SQL
9 11 (27.50%) WCF
10 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 9 (22.50%) XSLT
12 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 8 (20.00%) Ajax
12 8 (20.00%) Degree
12 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (20.00%) jQuery
13 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
13 7 (17.50%) AccuRev
13 7 (17.50%) CSS3
13 7 (17.50%) HTML5
13 7 (17.50%) JIRA
13 7 (17.50%) Ant

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (15.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (17.50%) JIRA
2 7 (17.50%) Ant
2 7 (17.50%) Subversion
3 6 (15.00%) Phing
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.50%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.50%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.50%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.50%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 13 (32.50%) Architect
4 9 (22.50%) Web Architect
4 9 (22.50%) C# Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Web Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.50%) SOA Architect
8 4 (10.00%) Senior Architect
9 3 (7.50%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (7.50%) PHP Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Architect
10 1 (2.50%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 18 (45.00%) HTML
3 16 (40.00%) CSS
3 16 (40.00%) REST
4 15 (37.50%) Web Services
5 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (27.50%) XML
6 11 (27.50%) WCF
7 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (22.50%) XSLT
9 8 (20.00%) Ajax
9 8 (20.00%) jQuery
10 7 (17.50%) CSS3
10 7 (17.50%) HTML5
10 7 (17.50%) XHTML
11 6 (15.00%) DOM
11 6 (15.00%) Backbone.js
11 6 (15.00%) Sass
11 6 (15.00%) LESS
12 4 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (32.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (30.00%) MVC
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
6 7 (17.50%) SEO
7 6 (15.00%) Document Management
7 6 (15.00%) OO
8 4 (10.00%) Service Management
8 4 (10.00%) ITIL
9 3 (7.50%) Release Management
9 3 (7.50%) Web Development
10 2 (5.00%) Validation
11 1 (2.50%) Web Application Development
11 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
11 1 (2.50%) CRM
11 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.50%) OOD
11 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C#
2 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) VB.NET
5 6 (15.00%) PHP
6 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) XPath
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.00%) MCSD
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) AccuRev
2 6 (15.00%) Adobe
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) hybris
5 1 (2.50%) Siebel
5 1 (2.50%) CA