The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 132 109 130
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2496 2997 2398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 2.50% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 3.05% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2056 2199 1967
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,900 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91992 98335 88405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.29% 81.99% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74417 79340 72665
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA within the UK.

SOA Salary Trend in the UK

SOA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 within the UK.

SOA Salary Histogram in the UK

SOA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England -9 2361 £57,500 +4.54% 234
London -1 1133 £62,500 +4.16% 114
South East -22 440 £57,500 +15.00% 34
City of London -8 271 £60,000 - 32
East of England -5 192 £55,000 +10.00% 6
West Midlands +38 160 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Berkshire +32 159 £60,000 - 14
North West +7 153 £47,000 +10.58% 18
Yorkshire -20 127 £46,875 -6.25% 17
South West -36 98 £45,000 -14.28% 20
West Yorkshire -16 93 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Manchester +38 86 £55,000 +46.66% 12
Leeds -13 80 £45,000 -14.28% 10
Hertfordshire -2 79 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Surrey -55 78 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Birmingham +35 62 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Scotland -53 61 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Hampshire -27 53 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Reading +16 46 £53,750 +2.38% 6
Cheshire 0 43 £40,000 -15.78% 4
West Sussex -1 39 £50,000 -32.20% 3
Maidenhead +34 38 £68,750 -1.78% 1
Suffolk +5 37 £45,000 -
East Midlands -31 37 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Ipswich +1 35 £45,000 -5.26%
Leatherhead +7 29 £45,000 -
Wiltshire +10 28 £43,500 -30.86% 1
Coventry +6 28 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Warwickshire +5 28 £51,250 +2.50% 2
Oxfordshire +4 27 £55,000 +10.00% 2

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2214 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1975 (40.86%) Java
3 1730 (35.80%) Oracle
4 1638 (33.89%) .NET
5 1423 (29.44%) C#
6 1344 (27.81%) Web Services
7 1318 (27.27%) SQL
8 1265 (26.17%) Finance
9 1188 (24.58%) JavaScript
10 1142 (23.63%) SQL Server
11 1111 (22.99%) HTML
12 1018 (21.06%) XML
13 966 (19.99%) TDD
14 952 (19.70%) MVC
15 921 (19.06%) CSS
16 899 (18.60%) ASP.NET
17 880 (18.21%) Scrum
18 875 (18.10%) Middleware
19 817 (16.90%) Microsoft
20 671 (13.88%) Degree
21 642 (13.28%) jQuery
22 640 (13.24%) Linux
23 634 (13.12%) WCF
24 630 (13.04%) J2EE
25 626 (12.95%) OO
26 611 (12.64%) Spring
27 592 (12.25%) SOAP
28 532 (11.01%) .NET Framework
29 522 (10.80%) REST
30 514 (10.64%) TOGAF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 435 (9.00%) WebSphere
2 398 (8.24%) WebLogic
3 324 (6.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 295 (6.10%) Oracle Service Bus
5 282 (5.83%) JBoss
6 207 (4.28%) Tomcat
7 189 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
8 179 (3.70%) SharePoint
9 168 (3.48%) Apache
10 143 (2.96%) CMS
11 132 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 102 (2.11%) IIS
13 79 (1.63%) Mule
14 76 (1.57%) Apache Solr
15 71 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
16 69 (1.43%) NServiceBus
17 60 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
18 58 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
19 54 (1.12%) Node.js
19 54 (1.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 419 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 41 (0.85%) MS Office
4 25 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.27%) MS Project
6 9 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.14%) SPSS
8 4 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.021%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 225 (4.66%) Oracle BPM
2 170 (3.52%) Oracle EBS
3 95 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 61 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
5 45 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
6 40 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
8 14 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
9 13 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.25%) Primavera
11 11 (0.23%) Summit
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
14 7 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
15 5 (0.10%) Cordys
15 5 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 271 (5.61%) SaaS
2 236 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 224 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (2.19%) PaaS
5 88 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 69 (1.43%) IaaS
7 44 (0.91%) Force.com
8 19 (0.39%) iPaaS
9 16 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.31%) GitHub
11 14 (0.29%) Google Apps
11 14 (0.29%) Terremark
12 9 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.14%) Boomi
14 5 (0.10%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.083%) Office 365
15 4 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.041%) IBM Blueworks
17 2 (0.041%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 163 (3.37%) HTTP
2 98 (2.03%) Internet
3 90 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.45%) SSL
5 56 (1.16%) Firewall
6 36 (0.74%) DNS
7 28 (0.58%) SAN
8 22 (0.46%) ATM
8 22 (0.46%) NAS
9 20 (0.41%) LDAP
10 17 (0.35%) CTI
11 16 (0.33%) FTP
12 15 (0.31%) HTTPS
13 14 (0.29%) WAN
14 13 (0.27%) LAN
15 12 (0.25%) DHCP
16 11 (0.23%) SNMP
17 8 (0.17%) VPN
17 8 (0.17%) DMZ
18 7 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1142 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 478 (9.89%) Oracle Database
3 472 (9.77%) Relational Database
4 345 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 327 (6.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 294 (6.08%) RDBMS
7 235 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 233 (4.82%) MySQL
9 219 (4.53%) Oracle ODI
10 217 (4.49%) MongoDB
11 140 (2.90%) Big Data
12 130 (2.69%) DB2
13 127 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 116 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
15 111 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
16 108 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
17 107 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
18 105 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 94 (1.94%) Hadoop
20 88 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 385 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 311 (6.43%) Subversion
3 277 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 235 (4.86%) Jenkins
5 220 (4.55%) Selenium
6 199 (4.12%) JUnit
7 191 (3.95%) Maven
8 189 (3.91%) Visual Studio
9 158 (3.27%) JIRA
10 154 (3.19%) Ant
11 145 (3.00%) NUnit
12 138 (2.86%) Eclipse
13 112 (2.32%) TeamCity
14 98 (2.03%) Hudson
15 94 (1.94%) Cucumber
16 87 (1.80%) SoapUI
17 79 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
18 47 (0.97%) Mockito
19 43 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
20 42 (0.87%) Moq
General
1 1265 (26.17%) Finance
2 485 (10.04%) Retail
3 439 (9.08%) Banking
4 249 (5.15%) Telecoms
5 140 (2.90%) Marketing
6 75 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 72 (1.49%) Games
8 65 (1.34%) Advertising
9 61 (1.26%) Front Office
10 57 (1.18%) Back Office
11 53 (1.10%) Legal
11 53 (1.10%) Billing
12 45 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 44 (0.91%) Law
14 43 (0.89%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 32 (0.66%) Publishing
17 19 (0.39%) International Banking
17 19 (0.39%) French Language
18 18 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1888 (39.06%) Developer
2 1541 (31.88%) Architect
3 611 (12.64%) Solutions Architect
4 556 (11.50%) Senior Developer
5 493 (10.20%) .NET Developer
6 402 (8.32%) Java Developer
7 400 (8.28%) C# Developer
8 356 (7.37%) Consultant
9 293 (6.06%) Analyst
10 253 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 224 (4.63%) Technical Architect
12 155 (3.21%) Software Engineer
13 150 (3.10%) Integration Architect
14 145 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 140 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
15 140 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
16 137 (2.83%) Enterprise Architect
17 133 (2.75%) Software Developer
17 133 (2.75%) Senior .NET Developer
18 126 (2.61%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1638 (33.89%) .NET
2 1344 (27.81%) Web Services
3 1111 (22.99%) HTML
4 1018 (21.06%) XML
5 921 (19.06%) CSS
6 899 (18.60%) ASP.NET
7 875 (18.10%) Middleware
8 642 (13.28%) jQuery
9 634 (13.12%) WCF
10 630 (13.04%) J2EE
11 611 (12.64%) Spring
12 592 (12.25%) SOAP
13 532 (11.01%) .NET Framework
14 522 (10.80%) REST
15 509 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 501 (10.37%) Oracle Fusion
17 377 (7.80%) HTML5
18 327 (6.77%) AngularJS
19 324 (6.70%) Hibernate
20 323 (6.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 403 (8.34%) Open Source
2 398 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
3 392 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 327 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 253 (5.23%) N-Tier
6 163 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 146 (3.02%) Mobile App
8 137 (2.83%) User Experience
9 134 (2.77%) Data Integration
10 122 (2.52%) Client/Server
11 95 (1.97%) Mainframe
12 83 (1.72%) Clustering
13 72 (1.49%) Mathematics
14 59 (1.22%) Blog
14 59 (1.22%) Data Structures
15 55 (1.14%) Hedge funds
16 51 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
17 49 (1.01%) Visualisation
18 46 (0.95%) Derivative
18 46 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 640 (13.24%) Linux
2 481 (9.95%) UNIX
3 478 (9.89%) Windows
4 109 (2.26%) Android
5 104 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 78 (1.61%) Solaris
7 66 (1.37%) AIX
8 62 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (0.64%) Windows Phone
10 29 (0.60%) MVS
11 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.43%) CentOS
12 21 (0.43%) HPUX
13 19 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
15 9 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2214 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 966 (19.99%) TDD
3 952 (19.70%) MVC
4 880 (18.21%) Scrum
5 626 (12.95%) OO
6 514 (10.64%) TOGAF
7 505 (10.45%) E-Commerce
8 497 (10.28%) Software Engineering
9 462 (9.56%) UML
10 461 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
11 400 (8.28%) Mentoring
12 373 (7.72%) Unit Testing
13 372 (7.70%) BDD
14 370 (7.66%) Enterprise Architecture
15 334 (6.91%) Project Management
16 291 (6.02%) CRM
17 283 (5.86%) Technical Architecture
18 247 (5.11%) ERP
19 237 (4.90%) Zachman Framework
20 236 (4.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1975 (40.86%) Java
2 1423 (29.44%) C#
3 1318 (27.27%) SQL
4 1188 (24.58%) JavaScript
5 251 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 224 (4.63%) PL/SQL
7 217 (4.49%) Python
8 214 (4.43%) C++
9 194 (4.01%) PHP
10 136 (2.81%) Ruby
11 99 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 97 (2.01%) Perl
12 97 (2.01%) XPath
13 96 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 79 (1.63%) Scala
15 68 (1.41%) C
16 57 (1.18%) Groovy
17 56 (1.16%) COBOL
18 52 (1.08%) VB
18 52 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 671 (13.88%) Degree
2 160 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 115 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 98 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.03%) ISEB
6 45 (0.93%) MCSD
7 40 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 21 (0.43%) MCSE
10 20 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
12 18 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 18 (0.37%) MCPD
13 16 (0.33%) MCP
14 15 (0.31%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.29%) MBA
16 13 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.25%) MCAD
17 12 (0.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (6.85%) QA
2 30 (0.62%) COBIT
2 30 (0.62%) SLA
3 22 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.10%) DICOM
9 3 (0.062%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.041%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.041%) MiFID
11 1 (0.021%) HL7
11 1 (0.021%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.021%) Basel III
System Software
1 57 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
1 57 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.64%) Docker
4 26 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.39%) vSphere
6 15 (0.31%) Varnish
7 12 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.23%) vCloud
8 11 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (0.14%) XenApp
10 6 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.083%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.083%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.083%) KVM
12 3 (0.062%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 3 (0.062%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 111 (2.30%) Puppet
2 92 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 39 (0.81%) Data Guard
4 27 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 23 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 20 (0.41%) Vagrant
7 18 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
7 18 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (0.19%) CA LISA
9 9 (0.19%) Ansible
9 9 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 8 (0.17%) Graphite
10 8 (0.17%) MOM
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Statspack
11 6 (0.12%) logstash
12 4 (0.083%) Oracle Flashback
12 4 (0.083%) Legato
12 4 (0.083%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1730 (35.80%) Oracle
2 817 (16.90%) Microsoft
3 393 (8.13%) IBM
4 210 (4.35%) SAP
5 176 (3.64%) TIBCO
6 109 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 101 (2.09%) Red Hat
8 98 (2.03%) VMware
9 87 (1.80%) hybris
10 86 (1.78%) Pega
10 86 (1.78%) webMethods
11 68 (1.41%) HP
12 67 (1.39%) Siebel
13 66 (1.37%) Business Objects
14 63 (1.30%) Google
15 62 (1.28%) Sitecore
16 53 (1.10%) MuleSoft
17 43 (0.89%) Talend
17 43 (0.89%) Informatica
18 41 (0.85%) Adobe
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