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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 132 113 135
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2409 2984 2313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 2.52% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 3.05% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2014 2225 1900
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
88868 97779 88218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.13% 82.70% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72292 79425 72637
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 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 29 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 -6 2273 £57,500 +4.54% 253
London +11 1149 £62,500 +4.16% 130
South East -37 376 £55,000 +8.44% 42
City of London +7 304 £60,000 +4.34% 34
East of England -8 180 £59,000 +18.00% 14
North West +14 149 £47,000 +10.58% 16
West Midlands +17 148 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Berkshire +23 130 £57,500 -8.73% 15
Yorkshire -20 127 £51,250 +2.50% 14
Manchester +48 91 £55,000 +37.50% 10
West Yorkshire -27 91 £46,875 -6.25% 10
South West -48 87 £42,000 -23.63% 18
Hertfordshire +3 78 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Leeds -13 75 £45,000 -14.28% 7
Birmingham +19 61 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Surrey -61 60 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Scotland -54 57 £55,000 +18.27% 10
Hampshire -26 42 £53,750 +13.15% 7
East Midlands -59 41 £53,458 +22.18% 5
Maidenhead +36 37 £60,000 -14.28% 1
Reading -1 37 £50,000 -14.89% 8
Cheshire -9 37 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Suffolk +12 35 £44,500 -1.11%
Ipswich +1 34 £45,000 -18.18%
Warwickshire +8 33 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 32 £44,750 -10.50% 4
West Sussex -9 30 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Kent +2 29 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Milton Keynes -6 27 £42,000 -30.00% 3
Glasgow -27 27 £55,000 +18.27% 8

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 2140 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1938 (41.16%) Java
3 1760 (37.38%) Oracle
4 1593 (33.83%) .NET
5 1376 (29.22%) C#
6 1335 (28.35%) Web Services
7 1293 (27.46%) SQL
8 1249 (26.52%) Finance
9 1143 (24.27%) JavaScript
10 1142 (24.25%) SQL Server
11 1076 (22.85%) HTML
12 987 (20.96%) XML
13 905 (19.22%) MVC
14 893 (18.96%) TDD
15 884 (18.77%) CSS
16 859 (18.24%) ASP.NET
17 857 (18.20%) Scrum
18 845 (17.94%) Middleware
19 788 (16.73%) Microsoft
20 656 (13.93%) Linux
21 652 (13.85%) Degree
22 614 (13.04%) J2EE
23 599 (12.72%) WCF
24 593 (12.59%) jQuery
25 590 (12.53%) OO
26 565 (12.00%) SOAP
27 563 (11.96%) Spring
28 543 (11.53%) Oracle Database
29 533 (11.32%) SDLC
30 520 (11.04%) .NET Framework

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 423 (8.98%) WebSphere
2 376 (7.98%) WebLogic
3 338 (7.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 288 (6.12%) JBoss
5 284 (6.03%) Oracle Service Bus
6 179 (3.80%) Tomcat
7 178 (3.78%) SharePoint
8 171 (3.63%) BizTalk Server
9 148 (3.14%) CMS
10 140 (2.97%) Apache
11 138 (2.93%) WebSphere Application Server
12 96 (2.04%) IIS
13 79 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
14 75 (1.59%) Apache Solr
15 74 (1.57%) Mule
16 63 (1.34%) NServiceBus
17 61 (1.30%) CICS
18 59 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
19 58 (1.23%) Node.js
20 55 (1.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 430 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 60 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 42 (0.89%) MS Office
4 26 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.28%) MS Project
6 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.13%) SPSS
8 4 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.042%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 228 (4.84%) Oracle BPM
2 185 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
3 111 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 81 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
5 51 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
6 34 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
7 19 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
9 14 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.30%) Primavera
10 11 (0.23%) Summit
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
14 6 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
14 6 (0.13%) Markit EDM
14 6 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 260 (5.52%) SaaS
2 248 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
3 232 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (2.38%) PaaS
5 109 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (1.42%) IaaS
7 46 (0.98%) Force.com
8 18 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.34%) iPaaS
10 15 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.32%) Google Apps
10 15 (0.32%) Terremark
11 13 (0.28%) GitHub
12 6 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.11%) Boomi
14 4 (0.085%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.085%) Office 365
14 4 (0.085%) Heroku
15 3 (0.064%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (2.85%) HTTP
2 95 (2.02%) Internet
3 94 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 69 (1.47%) SSL
5 57 (1.21%) Firewall
6 44 (0.93%) DNS
7 33 (0.70%) SAN
8 26 (0.55%) NAS
9 21 (0.45%) ATM
10 19 (0.40%) CTI
11 15 (0.32%) LDAP
11 15 (0.32%) FTP
12 14 (0.30%) HTTPS
12 14 (0.30%) DHCP
13 11 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (0.21%) DMZ
15 9 (0.19%) SNMP
16 8 (0.17%) Network Security
16 8 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1142 (24.25%) SQL Server
2 543 (11.53%) Oracle Database
3 474 (10.07%) Relational Database
4 376 (7.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 335 (7.11%) NoSQL
6 284 (6.03%) RDBMS
7 248 (5.27%) Oracle ODI
8 243 (5.16%) MySQL
9 217 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 209 (4.44%) MongoDB
11 156 (3.31%) DB2
12 130 (2.76%) Big Data
13 125 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
14 124 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
15 112 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 109 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 105 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
18 101 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
19 94 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 91 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 389 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 314 (6.67%) Subversion
3 271 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 234 (4.97%) Jenkins
5 216 (4.59%) Selenium
6 191 (4.06%) Visual Studio
7 181 (3.84%) Maven
8 180 (3.82%) JUnit
9 142 (3.02%) NUnit
10 140 (2.97%) JIRA
11 137 (2.91%) Ant
12 117 (2.48%) Eclipse
13 107 (2.27%) TeamCity
14 97 (2.06%) SoapUI
15 91 (1.93%) Hudson
16 83 (1.76%) Cucumber
17 75 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
18 45 (0.96%) Moq
19 42 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
20 41 (0.87%) CruiseControl
General
1 1249 (26.52%) Finance
2 499 (10.60%) Retail
3 428 (9.09%) Banking
4 226 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 127 (2.70%) Marketing
6 80 (1.70%) Advertising
7 76 (1.61%) Games
8 74 (1.57%) Front Office
9 62 (1.32%) Billing
10 61 (1.30%) Back Office
11 60 (1.27%) Investment Banking
12 57 (1.21%) Legal
13 54 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 46 (0.98%) Manufacturing
15 44 (0.93%) Law
16 38 (0.81%) Publishing
16 38 (0.81%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.45%) International Banking
18 16 (0.34%) Local Government
18 16 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1816 (38.56%) Developer
2 1480 (31.43%) Architect
3 572 (12.15%) Solutions Architect
4 542 (11.51%) Senior Developer
5 456 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 394 (8.37%) Java Developer
7 382 (8.11%) Consultant
8 376 (7.98%) C# Developer
9 270 (5.73%) Analyst
10 237 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 212 (4.50%) Technical Architect
12 146 (3.10%) Software Engineer
13 145 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
14 144 (3.06%) Integration Architect
15 131 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
16 130 (2.76%) Enterprise Architect
17 125 (2.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 124 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
19 123 (2.61%) Software Developer
20 119 (2.53%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1593 (33.83%) .NET
2 1335 (28.35%) Web Services
3 1076 (22.85%) HTML
4 987 (20.96%) XML
5 884 (18.77%) CSS
6 859 (18.24%) ASP.NET
7 845 (17.94%) Middleware
8 614 (13.04%) J2EE
9 599 (12.72%) WCF
10 593 (12.59%) jQuery
11 565 (12.00%) SOAP
12 563 (11.96%) Spring
13 520 (11.04%) .NET Framework
14 516 (10.96%) REST
15 511 (10.85%) Oracle Fusion
16 491 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 379 (8.05%) HTML5
18 314 (6.67%) AngularJS
19 304 (6.46%) Entity Framework
20 293 (6.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 375 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 368 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
3 315 (6.69%) Computer Science
4 225 (4.78%) N-Tier
5 163 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 142 (3.02%) User Experience
7 134 (2.85%) Data Integration
7 134 (2.85%) Data Centre
8 133 (2.82%) Mobile App
9 107 (2.27%) Mainframe
9 107 (2.27%) Client/Server
10 85 (1.81%) Clustering
11 80 (1.70%) Mathematics
12 65 (1.38%) Data Structures
13 52 (1.10%) Hedge funds
14 50 (1.06%) Social Media
15 46 (0.98%) Visualisation
16 43 (0.91%) Blog
17 42 (0.89%) SWIFT
17 42 (0.89%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 656 (13.93%) Linux
2 480 (10.19%) Windows
3 479 (10.17%) UNIX
4 116 (2.46%) Android
5 106 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 76 (1.61%) Solaris
7 61 (1.30%) AIX
8 60 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (0.70%) MVS
10 25 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (0.53%) Windows Phone
11 23 (0.49%) CentOS
12 19 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.38%) HPUX
14 16 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
17 6 (0.13%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2140 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 905 (19.22%) MVC
3 893 (18.96%) TDD
4 857 (18.20%) Scrum
5 590 (12.53%) OO
6 533 (11.32%) SDLC
7 502 (10.66%) TOGAF
8 487 (10.34%) E-Commerce
9 454 (9.64%) Software Engineering
10 435 (9.24%) UML
11 420 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
12 399 (8.47%) Open Source
13 361 (7.67%) Unit Testing
14 355 (7.54%) Enterprise Architecture
15 349 (7.41%) Mentoring
16 347 (7.37%) Project Management
17 326 (6.92%) BDD
18 290 (6.16%) CRM
19 272 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
20 254 (5.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1938 (41.16%) Java
2 1376 (29.22%) C#
3 1293 (27.46%) SQL
4 1143 (24.27%) JavaScript
5 236 (5.01%) T-SQL
6 227 (4.82%) Python
7 220 (4.67%) C++
8 219 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 207 (4.40%) PHP
10 149 (3.16%) Ruby
11 107 (2.27%) Perl
12 97 (2.06%) XPath
13 95 (2.02%) Shell Script
14 88 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 81 (1.72%) Scala
16 67 (1.42%) C
17 66 (1.40%) COBOL
18 58 (1.23%) Groovy
19 57 (1.21%) Objective-C
20 47 (1.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 652 (13.85%) Degree
2 142 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 104 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.87%) ISEB
6 39 (0.83%) MCSD
7 36 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 30 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (0.51%) MCSE
10 21 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (0.42%) PMI Certification
12 18 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
13 17 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (0.34%) MCPD
14 16 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.34%) MCP
15 14 (0.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (0.30%) MCITP
15 14 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (6.67%) QA
2 43 (0.91%) SLA
3 32 (0.68%) COBIT
4 23 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.11%) DICOM
9 5 (0.11%) MiFID
10 3 (0.064%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.042%) HL7
12 1 (0.021%) Basel III
System Software
1 76 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
2 61 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 41 (0.87%) Docker
5 27 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.42%) vSphere
6 20 (0.42%) Varnish
7 15 (0.32%) vCloud
8 14 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 14 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.13%) XenApp
9 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.13%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.085%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.085%) KVM
11 4 (0.085%) LXC
11 4 (0.085%) XenServer
12 3 (0.064%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 113 (2.40%) Puppet
2 100 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.08%) Data Guard
4 42 (0.89%) Tivoli
5 27 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 22 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 18 (0.38%) Vagrant
8 16 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
9 14 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 10 (0.21%) Ansible
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle Statspack
11 9 (0.19%) CA LISA
11 9 (0.19%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.17%) MOM
13 7 (0.15%) logstash
13 7 (0.15%) Graphite
14 6 (0.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 5 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1760 (37.38%) Oracle
2 788 (16.73%) Microsoft
3 371 (7.88%) IBM
4 185 (3.93%) SAP
5 153 (3.25%) TIBCO
6 107 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 105 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 104 (2.21%) VMware
9 89 (1.89%) hybris
10 81 (1.72%) Pega
11 77 (1.64%) webMethods
12 71 (1.51%) Siebel
13 66 (1.40%) Business Objects
14 65 (1.38%) Google
15 59 (1.25%) Sitecore
16 57 (1.21%) HP
17 50 (1.06%) MuleSoft
18 48 (1.02%) Cisco
19 43 (0.91%) Informatica
20 42 (0.89%) Talend
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