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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 133 112 122
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2363 2880 2543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.55% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.10% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1912 2169 2030
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +9.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £78,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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
89980 92954 86606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.18% 82.35% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 72926 74482 71399
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -7 2236 £57,500 - 254
London -18 1050 £65,000 +8.33% 116
South East -29 427 £55,000 - 45
City of London -43 239 £62,500 +4.16% 31
East of England +17 189 £55,000 - 21
Berkshire -5 138 £60,000 -4.00% 17
West Midlands +36 135 £47,500 +13.09% 18
South West -5 126 £45,000 -6.73% 19
North West +6 125 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire -24 125 £45,000 -2.70% 12
West Yorkshire -25 100 £45,000 -9.09% 11
Leeds +2 90 £45,000 -15.09% 7
Surrey -40 85 £50,000 -6.97% 5
Hampshire -11 79 £62,500 +16.82% 5
Hertfordshire +14 75 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Manchester +27 62 £52,500 +31.25% 12
Scotland -39 59 £55,000 +29.41% 9
Birmingham +23 47 £45,000 +12.50% 5
West Sussex +21 45 £50,000 -33.33% 3
East Midlands -21 44 £53,750 +4.92% 2
Reading -1 43 £52,500 -19.23% 6
Cheshire +1 40 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Suffolk +17 36 £46,750 -1.57% 4
Oxfordshire -2 35 £55,000 - 3
Maidenhead +21 34 £70,000 -9.67% 2
Ipswich +12 34 £47,500 - 4
Dorset +8 34 £44,000 -29.60% 6
Bristol -1 32 £45,000 -14.28% 7
Wiltshire +8 29 £44,000 -22.12% 4
Coventry +8 28 £47,500 - 2

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2234 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1940 (39.69%) Java
3 1690 (34.57%) .NET
4 1643 (33.61%) Oracle
5 1455 (29.77%) C#
6 1337 (27.35%) SQL
7 1287 (26.33%) Web Services
8 1277 (26.13%) Finance
9 1232 (25.20%) JavaScript
10 1160 (23.73%) SQL Server
11 1124 (23.00%) HTML
12 1077 (22.03%) XML
13 1025 (20.97%) MVC
14 986 (20.17%) TDD
15 963 (19.70%) CSS
16 953 (19.50%) ASP.NET
17 919 (18.80%) Scrum
18 860 (17.59%) Middleware
19 839 (17.16%) Microsoft
20 690 (14.12%) OO
21 681 (13.93%) jQuery
22 662 (13.54%) Degree
23 651 (13.32%) J2EE
24 645 (13.20%) WCF
25 625 (12.79%) Spring
26 587 (12.01%) SOAP
27 586 (11.99%) Linux
28 537 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
29 520 (10.64%) Windows
30 515 (10.54%) E-Commerce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 447 (9.14%) WebSphere
2 443 (9.06%) WebLogic
3 316 (6.46%) JBoss
4 307 (6.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 273 (5.59%) Oracle Service Bus
6 229 (4.68%) Tomcat
7 201 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
8 200 (4.09%) Apache
9 185 (3.78%) SharePoint
10 161 (3.29%) CMS
11 115 (2.35%) IIS
12 114 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 83 (1.70%) Apache Solr
14 74 (1.51%) Mule
15 73 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
16 72 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
17 62 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
18 59 (1.21%) MQSeries
18 59 (1.21%) Drupal
19 54 (1.10%) Node.js
Applications
1 400 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 46 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 46 (0.94%) MS Office
3 24 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.27%) MS Project
5 12 (0.25%) SPSS
6 9 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.061%) HipChat
10 2 (0.041%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 168 (3.44%) Oracle EBS
2 165 (3.38%) Oracle BPM
3 96 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 50 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
5 45 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
6 41 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
7 16 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
8 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.18%) Summit
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.12%) SAP CRM
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
14 4 (0.082%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 253 (5.18%) SaaS
2 241 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (2.09%) PaaS
4 74 (1.51%) IaaS
5 72 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 71 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (0.74%) Force.com
8 19 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.29%) GitHub
10 13 (0.27%) Google Apps
10 13 (0.27%) Terremark
11 8 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.082%) Office 365
13 3 (0.061%) Trello
14 2 (0.041%) ElastiCache
14 2 (0.041%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.041%) Taleo
14 2 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 196 (4.01%) HTTP
2 105 (2.15%) Internet
3 91 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 68 (1.39%) SSL
5 65 (1.33%) Firewall
6 33 (0.68%) DNS
7 30 (0.61%) LDAP
8 28 (0.57%) LAN
9 26 (0.53%) SAN
10 23 (0.47%) WAN
10 23 (0.47%) FTP
11 22 (0.45%) HTTPS
11 22 (0.45%) NAS
12 18 (0.37%) ATM
13 12 (0.25%) PBX
13 12 (0.25%) CTI
14 11 (0.23%) VPN
15 9 (0.18%) DHCP
15 9 (0.18%) SNMP
16 8 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1160 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 456 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 406 (8.31%) Oracle Database
4 313 (6.40%) NoSQL
5 295 (6.04%) RDBMS
6 272 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 253 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 250 (5.11%) MySQL
9 215 (4.40%) MongoDB
10 173 (3.54%) Oracle ODI
11 143 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 120 (2.45%) Big Data
13 116 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
14 109 (2.23%) Oracle BI EE
15 105 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 104 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
17 99 (2.03%) DB2
18 97 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
19 94 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
20 92 (1.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 399 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 286 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 285 (5.83%) Subversion
4 234 (4.79%) Selenium
5 220 (4.50%) JUnit
6 210 (4.30%) JIRA
7 203 (4.15%) Jenkins
8 193 (3.95%) Maven
9 188 (3.85%) Visual Studio
10 186 (3.81%) Ant
11 162 (3.31%) Eclipse
12 145 (2.97%) NUnit
13 114 (2.33%) TeamCity
14 105 (2.15%) Cucumber
15 99 (2.03%) Hudson
16 90 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
17 60 (1.23%) SoapUI
18 59 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
19 49 (1.00%) Mockito
20 41 (0.84%) JDeveloper
General
1 1277 (26.13%) Finance
2 485 (9.92%) Retail
3 462 (9.45%) Banking
4 287 (5.87%) Telecoms
5 141 (2.88%) Marketing
6 91 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 63 (1.29%) Back Office
8 57 (1.17%) Advertising
9 54 (1.10%) Games
10 52 (1.06%) Front Office
11 51 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 43 (0.88%) Legal
13 42 (0.86%) Billing
14 39 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.76%) Law
16 35 (0.72%) Publishing
17 30 (0.61%) Retail Banking
18 19 (0.39%) French Language
19 14 (0.29%) International Banking
19 14 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1959 (40.08%) Developer
2 1554 (31.79%) Architect
3 666 (13.63%) Solutions Architect
4 581 (11.89%) Senior Developer
5 541 (11.07%) .NET Developer
6 409 (8.37%) C# Developer
7 394 (8.06%) Java Developer
8 311 (6.36%) Analyst
9 300 (6.14%) Consultant
10 246 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 244 (4.99%) Technical Architect
12 175 (3.58%) Software Engineer
13 152 (3.11%) Integration Architect
14 149 (3.05%) Senior .NET Developer
15 140 (2.86%) Software Developer
16 139 (2.84%) Web Developer
17 138 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
18 134 (2.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 133 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
20 132 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1690 (34.57%) .NET
2 1287 (26.33%) Web Services
3 1124 (23.00%) HTML
4 1077 (22.03%) XML
5 963 (19.70%) CSS
6 953 (19.50%) ASP.NET
7 860 (17.59%) Middleware
8 681 (13.93%) jQuery
9 651 (13.32%) J2EE
10 645 (13.20%) WCF
11 625 (12.79%) Spring
12 587 (12.01%) SOAP
13 537 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 515 (10.54%) .NET Framework
15 503 (10.29%) REST
16 461 (9.43%) Oracle Fusion
17 409 (8.37%) HTML5
18 379 (7.75%) JSON
19 335 (6.85%) Hibernate
19 335 (6.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 401 (8.20%) Open Source
2 389 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 386 (7.90%) Enterprise Software
4 306 (6.26%) Computer Science
5 265 (5.42%) N-Tier
6 178 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 151 (3.09%) Data Integration
8 140 (2.86%) Client/Server
9 133 (2.72%) Mobile App
10 128 (2.62%) User Experience
11 77 (1.58%) Mainframe
12 71 (1.45%) Clustering
13 68 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
13 68 (1.39%) Blog
14 63 (1.29%) Mathematics
15 52 (1.06%) Hedge funds
16 47 (0.96%) Data Structures
17 45 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 44 (0.90%) Derivative
19 37 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 586 (11.99%) Linux
2 520 (10.64%) Windows
3 483 (9.88%) UNIX
4 126 (2.58%) Android
5 115 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 88 (1.80%) Solaris
7 71 (1.45%) AIX
8 57 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (0.78%) Windows Phone
10 31 (0.63%) HPUX
11 24 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.45%) CentOS
12 22 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.39%) MVS
15 14 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
15 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2234 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1025 (20.97%) MVC
3 986 (20.17%) TDD
4 919 (18.80%) Scrum
5 690 (14.12%) OO
6 515 (10.54%) E-Commerce
7 512 (10.47%) TOGAF
8 507 (10.37%) Software Engineering
9 500 (10.23%) UML
10 475 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
11 432 (8.84%) Mentoring
12 422 (8.63%) BDD
13 380 (7.77%) Enterprise Architecture
14 347 (7.10%) Unit Testing
15 333 (6.81%) Project Management
16 286 (5.85%) Technical Architecture
17 279 (5.71%) CRM
18 246 (5.03%) ITIL
19 242 (4.95%) OOP
20 236 (4.83%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1940 (39.69%) Java
2 1455 (29.77%) C#
3 1337 (27.35%) SQL
4 1232 (25.20%) JavaScript
5 254 (5.20%) T-SQL
6 223 (4.56%) PL/SQL
7 218 (4.46%) Python
8 204 (4.17%) PHP
9 201 (4.11%) C++
10 122 (2.50%) Ruby
11 106 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 104 (2.13%) VB.NET
13 100 (2.05%) XPath
14 94 (1.92%) Perl
15 75 (1.53%) C
16 66 (1.35%) Scala
17 57 (1.17%) Objective-C
18 53 (1.08%) VB
19 50 (1.02%) Groovy
20 44 (0.90%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 662 (13.54%) Degree
2 208 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 150 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 113 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (1.10%) ISEB
6 44 (0.90%) MCSD
7 39 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 28 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 25 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 22 (0.45%) OCP
11 20 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.39%) MCPD
13 18 (0.37%) MCSE
14 17 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.35%) MBA
14 17 (0.35%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.33%) MCP
16 15 (0.31%) CISSP
16 15 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (6.91%) QA
2 28 (0.57%) SLA
3 27 (0.55%) COBIT
4 17 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.10%) DICOM
9 3 (0.061%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.041%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.020%) HL7
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.020%) Basel III
11 1 (0.020%) GPG13
System Software
1 54 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 27 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.41%) Docker
6 19 (0.39%) vSphere
7 11 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.23%) Varnish
8 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.14%) vCloud
8 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.12%) XenApp
9 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.082%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.082%) KVM
12 3 (0.061%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 109 (2.23%) Puppet
2 80 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 26 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (0.51%) Vagrant
5 25 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 24 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 20 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 20 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
8 13 (0.27%) Graphite
9 11 (0.23%) StatsD
10 9 (0.18%) Ansible
11 8 (0.16%) CA LISA
12 7 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (0.14%) MOM
13 6 (0.12%) logstash
14 5 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.082%) Control-M
15 4 (0.082%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.082%) Legato
Vendors
1 1643 (33.61%) Oracle
2 839 (17.16%) Microsoft
3 387 (7.92%) IBM
4 219 (4.48%) SAP
5 210 (4.30%) TIBCO
6 118 (2.41%) webMethods
7 107 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
8 95 (1.94%) VMware
9 90 (1.84%) hybris
10 87 (1.78%) Pega
11 85 (1.74%) HP
12 77 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 76 (1.55%) Siebel
14 65 (1.33%) Google
15 59 (1.21%) Sitecore
15 59 (1.21%) Talend
16 53 (1.08%) Business Objects
17 45 (0.92%) Adobe
18 44 (0.90%) BEA
19 41 (0.84%) ILOG
London
Venturi
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Severn Trent Water
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Avis Budget Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £60,000 to £110,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £39,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: £Highly competitive + benefits & bonus potential
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £62,000 per annum Fantastic holiday entitlement, superb work/life bala
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £47000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago