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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 130 108 135
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2523 3016 2322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 2.55% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 3.09% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2130 2255 1915
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £82,500
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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -14 2368 £57,500 +1.76% 304
London +10 1194 £65,000 +4.00% 156
South East -40 384 £57,000 +12.39% 42
City of London +11 346 £62,500 +4.16% 52
East of England +3 183 £60,000 +9.09% 19
Yorkshire -7 148 £46,875 -6.25% 20
North West -7 139 £49,750 +17.05% 25
Berkshire -4 136 £57,500 -11.53% 17
West Midlands -1 127 £47,500 +18.75% 11
South West -33 126 £45,000 -20.00% 23
West Yorkshire -10 114 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Leeds +10 93 £46,875 -10.71% 12
Manchester +17 87 £50,000 +12.35% 17
Hertfordshire +19 84 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Scotland -44 73 £52,500 +10.52% 7
Birmingham +19 53 £50,000 -23.07% 3
Surrey -79 51 £46,250 -2.63% 6
Glasgow +19 48 £55,000 +18.27% 3
Reading -16 46 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Hampshire -52 44 £51,250 +13.88% 6
Warwickshire +14 42 £47,500 -9.52% 4
East Midlands -62 42 £48,750 +8.33% 4
Maidenhead +36 40 £57,500 -11.53% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 39 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Wiltshire +1 38 £45,000 -23.07% 8
Bristol -37 36 £44,500 -25.83% 6
Cheshire -23 34 £44,250 +10.62% 2
Kent +4 32 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Milton Keynes +4 30 £42,000 -32.80% 2
Suffolk 0 29 £35,000 -22.22%

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2356 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1994 (40.31%) Java
3 1798 (36.35%) Oracle
4 1623 (32.81%) .NET
5 1412 (28.54%) Web Services
6 1401 (28.32%) C#
7 1344 (27.17%) Finance
8 1329 (26.86%) SQL
9 1188 (24.01%) SQL Server
10 1177 (23.79%) JavaScript
11 1111 (22.46%) HTML
12 1057 (21.37%) XML
13 976 (19.73%) Scrum
14 932 (18.84%) TDD
15 931 (18.82%) MVC
16 922 (18.64%) CSS
17 887 (17.93%) Middleware
18 884 (17.87%) ASP.NET
19 827 (16.72%) Microsoft
20 715 (14.45%) Linux
21 678 (13.71%) Degree
22 649 (13.12%) OO
23 620 (12.53%) WCF
24 618 (12.49%) SOAP
25 612 (12.37%) J2EE
26 609 (12.31%) jQuery
27 596 (12.05%) Oracle Database
28 588 (11.89%) Spring
29 584 (11.81%) SDLC
30 547 (11.06%) REST

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 430 (8.69%) WebSphere
2 426 (8.61%) WebLogic
3 362 (7.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 322 (6.51%) JBoss
5 281 (5.68%) Oracle Service Bus
6 191 (3.86%) SharePoint
7 189 (3.82%) Tomcat
8 172 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
9 163 (3.29%) Apache
10 147 (2.97%) CMS
11 142 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 114 (2.30%) IIS
13 85 (1.72%) Apache Solr
14 77 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
15 74 (1.50%) Mule
16 65 (1.31%) Node.js
17 63 (1.27%) NServiceBus
18 59 (1.19%) CICS
19 56 (1.13%) WebLogic Portal
20 54 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 444 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 51 (1.03%) MS Office
4 27 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 11 (0.22%) MS Project
6 6 (0.12%) SPSS
7 3 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.061%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 238 (4.81%) Oracle BPM
2 203 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
3 123 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 95 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
5 50 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
6 40 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 23 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
8 21 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
9 16 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 16 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
10 15 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
10 15 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.30%) Primavera
11 13 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
12 11 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 11 (0.22%) Summit
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle AGIS
15 7 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 292 (5.90%) SaaS
2 263 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 221 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 131 (2.65%) PaaS
5 107 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 74 (1.50%) IaaS
7 52 (1.05%) Force.com
8 27 (0.55%) GitHub
9 18 (0.36%) iPaaS
10 16 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.32%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.24%) Google Apps
11 12 (0.24%) Terremark
12 7 (0.14%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.14%) Heroku
13 6 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.10%) Office 365
15 4 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.55%) HTTP
2 105 (2.12%) Internet
3 103 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 74 (1.50%) SSL
5 57 (1.15%) Firewall
6 45 (0.91%) DNS
7 34 (0.69%) SAN
8 27 (0.55%) NAS
9 21 (0.42%) CTI
9 21 (0.42%) ATM
10 16 (0.32%) HTTPS
11 15 (0.30%) DHCP
11 15 (0.30%) LDAP
12 14 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (0.26%) WAN
14 11 (0.22%) LAN
14 11 (0.22%) DMZ
14 11 (0.22%) Network Security
15 8 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1188 (24.01%) SQL Server
2 596 (12.05%) Oracle Database
3 495 (10.01%) Relational Database
4 411 (8.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 317 (6.41%) NoSQL
6 284 (5.74%) RDBMS
7 249 (5.03%) MySQL
8 230 (4.65%) Oracle ODI
9 222 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 191 (3.86%) MongoDB
11 163 (3.29%) DB2
12 160 (3.23%) Big Data
13 155 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
14 142 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 130 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 121 (2.45%) Hadoop
17 112 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
18 106 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 102 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
20 101 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 411 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 311 (6.29%) Subversion
3 276 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 260 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 238 (4.81%) Selenium
6 198 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 195 (3.94%) JUnit
8 181 (3.66%) Maven
9 156 (3.15%) JIRA
10 155 (3.13%) NUnit
11 135 (2.73%) Ant
12 122 (2.47%) TeamCity
13 115 (2.32%) SoapUI
14 100 (2.02%) Hudson
15 95 (1.92%) Eclipse
16 86 (1.74%) Cucumber
17 54 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
18 46 (0.93%) Moq
19 42 (0.85%) SpecFlow
19 42 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1344 (27.17%) Finance
2 511 (10.33%) Retail
3 490 (9.90%) Banking
4 229 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 128 (2.59%) Marketing
6 105 (2.12%) Advertising
7 100 (2.02%) Games
8 72 (1.46%) Front Office
9 68 (1.37%) Law
10 64 (1.29%) Back Office
11 60 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 60 (1.21%) Legal
11 60 (1.21%) Billing
12 54 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 52 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 47 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 41 (0.83%) Publishing
16 21 (0.42%) Local Government
17 20 (0.40%) International Banking
18 16 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1904 (38.49%) Developer
2 1546 (31.25%) Architect
3 604 (12.21%) Solutions Architect
4 573 (11.58%) Senior Developer
5 463 (9.36%) .NET Developer
6 424 (8.57%) Java Developer
7 417 (8.43%) Consultant
8 376 (7.60%) C# Developer
9 249 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 240 (4.85%) Analyst
11 223 (4.51%) Technical Architect
12 153 (3.09%) Software Engineer
13 150 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
14 146 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
15 141 (2.85%) Lead Developer
16 138 (2.79%) Integration Architect
17 136 (2.75%) Senior .NET Developer
17 136 (2.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 132 (2.67%) Senior C# Developer
19 128 (2.59%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1623 (32.81%) .NET
2 1412 (28.54%) Web Services
3 1111 (22.46%) HTML
4 1057 (21.37%) XML
5 922 (18.64%) CSS
6 887 (17.93%) Middleware
7 884 (17.87%) ASP.NET
8 620 (12.53%) WCF
9 618 (12.49%) SOAP
10 612 (12.37%) J2EE
11 609 (12.31%) jQuery
12 588 (11.89%) Spring
13 547 (11.06%) REST
14 512 (10.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 511 (10.33%) .NET Framework
16 506 (10.23%) Oracle Fusion
17 414 (8.37%) HTML5
18 331 (6.69%) AngularJS
19 306 (6.19%) Hibernate
20 299 (6.04%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 393 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
2 356 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 343 (6.93%) Computer Science
4 220 (4.45%) N-Tier
5 168 (3.40%) User Experience
6 166 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 153 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 126 (2.55%) Data Integration
9 125 (2.53%) Mobile App
10 105 (2.12%) Mainframe
11 97 (1.96%) Client/Server
12 89 (1.80%) Mathematics
13 79 (1.60%) Clustering
14 65 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 56 (1.13%) Social Media
16 54 (1.09%) SWIFT
17 50 (1.01%) Oracle Exalogic
17 50 (1.01%) Visualisation
18 48 (0.97%) Hedge funds
19 42 (0.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 715 (14.45%) Linux
2 509 (10.29%) Windows
3 484 (9.78%) UNIX
4 156 (3.15%) Android
5 137 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.46%) Solaris
7 62 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (1.03%) AIX
9 33 (0.67%) MVS
10 26 (0.53%) CentOS
11 25 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.49%) Windows Phone
13 21 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 20 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
17 13 (0.26%) HPUX
18 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2356 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 976 (19.73%) Scrum
3 932 (18.84%) TDD
4 931 (18.82%) MVC
5 649 (13.12%) OO
6 584 (11.81%) SDLC
7 529 (10.69%) E-Commerce
8 518 (10.47%) TOGAF
9 465 (9.40%) Software Engineering
10 462 (9.34%) UML
10 462 (9.34%) Open Source
11 450 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
12 386 (7.80%) Mentoring
13 373 (7.54%) Unit Testing
14 368 (7.44%) Enterprise Architecture
15 355 (7.18%) Project Management
16 341 (6.89%) BDD
17 308 (6.23%) CRM
18 288 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
19 281 (5.68%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1994 (40.31%) Java
2 1401 (28.32%) C#
3 1329 (26.86%) SQL
4 1177 (23.79%) JavaScript
5 249 (5.03%) Python
6 241 (4.87%) T-SQL
7 239 (4.83%) PL/SQL
8 233 (4.71%) C++
9 218 (4.41%) PHP
10 153 (3.09%) Ruby
11 110 (2.22%) Perl
12 108 (2.18%) Scala
13 96 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 89 (1.80%) XPath
15 78 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 68 (1.37%) Groovy
17 67 (1.35%) Objective-C
18 66 (1.33%) C
19 61 (1.23%) COBOL
20 53 (1.07%) Jython
Qualifications
1 678 (13.71%) Degree
2 165 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 98 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 38 (0.77%) MCSD
6 36 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 34 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 32 (0.65%) ISEB
9 22 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 21 (0.42%) MCSE
11 18 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 17 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 15 (0.30%) MCP
13 15 (0.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.30%) MCITP
14 14 (0.28%) MCPD
15 13 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (6.00%) QA
2 44 (0.89%) COBIT
3 37 (0.75%) SLA
4 27 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.16%) HL7
10 7 (0.14%) MiFID
11 6 (0.12%) GCP
12 5 (0.10%) DICOM
13 3 (0.061%) Solvency II
System Software
1 86 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
2 72 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.99%) Docker
4 44 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 25 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.49%) Varnish
6 24 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 18 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 18 (0.36%) vSphere
8 16 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.32%) vCloud
9 15 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.14%) Xen
10 7 (0.14%) iptables
11 6 (0.12%) LXC
12 5 (0.10%) KVM
13 4 (0.081%) XenServer
14 3 (0.061%) XenApp
14 3 (0.061%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 136 (2.75%) Puppet
2 120 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (1.23%) Data Guard
4 42 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 28 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 25 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
6 25 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
7 24 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 15 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 13 (0.26%) HAProxy
10 11 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.22%) Oracle Statspack
11 10 (0.20%) Ansible
12 9 (0.18%) logstash
12 9 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.16%) MOM
14 7 (0.14%) CA LISA
15 5 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.10%) Nagios
16 4 (0.081%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1798 (36.35%) Oracle
2 827 (16.72%) Microsoft
3 354 (7.16%) IBM
4 184 (3.72%) SAP
5 147 (2.97%) TIBCO
6 114 (2.30%) VMware
7 113 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
8 104 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 85 (1.72%) hybris
10 81 (1.64%) webMethods
11 68 (1.37%) Pega
12 66 (1.33%) Siebel
13 64 (1.29%) Business Objects
14 63 (1.27%) Google
15 61 (1.23%) Sitecore
16 49 (0.99%) Cisco
17 46 (0.93%) Informatica
18 45 (0.91%) MuleSoft
19 43 (0.87%) HP
20 42 (0.85%) ATG
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 30% bonus/benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £56000.00 - £68000.00 per annum
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London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago