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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 119 120 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2761 2514 3012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.42% 2.35% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.89% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2167 2048 2388
Average salary £56,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.60% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,850 £39,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
93409 86961 92486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.00% 81.30% 79.03%
Number of salaries quoted 74709 71382 77947
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 2014 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 September 2014. 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 2583 £57,500 - 282
London +5 1291 £62,500 +4.16% 151
South East +5 517 £55,000 -4.76% 38
City of London 0 337 £60,000 -11.11% 62
East of England +29 227 £55,000 +10.00% 29
Yorkshire -2 143 £42,500 -3.95% 7
Hampshire +12 130 £50,000 -20.00% 6
North West +20 126 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Surrey -9 123 £50,000 -13.04% 5
West Midlands +47 121 £60,000 +26.31% 11
Hertfordshire +58 114 £60,000 +7.62% 14
Berkshire -10 111 £62,500 +11.11% 14
West Yorkshire -21 104 £48,500 +12.13% 5
South West -17 102 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Scotland -19 81 £46,500 -2.10% 5
Birmingham +42 72 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Oxfordshire +61 64 £57,500 -20.68% 7
Reading +15 64 £65,000 +20.93% 3
Manchester +22 61 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Bristol +26 58 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Leeds -34 57 £57,500 +27.77% 4
East Midlands +11 55 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Essex +37 51 £65,000 +64.55% 3
Cheshire +16 44 £40,000 -18.78% 5
Glasgow -24 40 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 39 £46,000 +2.22% 8
Hemel Hempstead +23 38 £50,000 - 3
Edinburgh +10 37 £52,500 +35.48% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 36 £52,500 -4.54%
Basingstoke -6 32 £41,000 -35.68%

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 2498 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2092 (36.04%) Java
3 1831 (31.55%) .NET
4 1783 (30.72%) Oracle
5 1777 (30.62%) Web Services
6 1497 (25.79%) SQL
7 1467 (25.28%) JavaScript
8 1435 (24.72%) C#
9 1377 (23.73%) HTML
10 1363 (23.48%) SQL Server
11 1283 (22.11%) XML
12 1247 (21.49%) Finance
13 1159 (19.97%) TDD
14 1142 (19.68%) CSS
15 1097 (18.90%) Scrum
16 1071 (18.45%) ASP.NET
17 1061 (18.28%) MVC
18 901 (15.52%) Middleware
19 888 (15.30%) Degree
20 830 (14.30%) jQuery
21 789 (13.59%) Microsoft
22 726 (12.51%) OO
23 713 (12.28%) Spring
24 709 (12.22%) WCF
25 695 (11.97%) SOAP
26 692 (11.92%) E-Commerce
27 674 (11.61%) Linux
28 644 (11.10%) Oracle Database
29 640 (11.03%) J2EE
30 617 (10.63%) Windows

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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
1 522 (8.99%) WebLogic
2 411 (7.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 321 (5.53%) WebSphere
4 313 (5.39%) Oracle Service Bus
5 299 (5.15%) Apache
6 270 (4.65%) IIS
7 262 (4.51%) Tomcat
8 201 (3.46%) SharePoint
9 188 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
10 176 (3.03%) CMS
11 67 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
12 63 (1.09%) GlassFish
13 62 (1.07%) NServiceBus
14 56 (0.96%) Node.js
15 54 (0.93%) Confluence
16 53 (0.91%) NetWeaver
17 52 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
18 51 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
19 49 (0.84%) Alfresco
19 49 (0.84%) Mule
Applications
1 320 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 51 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 51 (0.88%) MS Office
3 44 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 29 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.34%) MS Project
6 19 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.10%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.052%) SPSS
10 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 285 (4.91%) Oracle EBS
2 208 (3.58%) Oracle BPM
3 192 (3.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 161 (2.77%) Oracle Applications
5 60 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
5 60 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
6 25 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
7 23 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 22 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
9 19 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.33%) AquaLogic BPM
10 14 (0.24%) SAP CRM
10 14 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
11 12 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (0.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 12 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.17%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.17%) Magento
14 9 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 206 (3.55%) SaaS
2 140 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 82 (1.41%) PaaS
5 76 (1.31%) IaaS
6 64 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (0.76%) GitHub
8 34 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
9 16 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.22%) Force.com
11 5 (0.086%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.086%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.034%) Route 53
12 2 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.034%) Heroku
13 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.017%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.017%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.017%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.017%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 314 (5.41%) Internet
2 264 (4.55%) HTTP
3 115 (1.98%) SSL
4 96 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 90 (1.55%) Firewall
6 54 (0.93%) SAN
7 49 (0.84%) Intranet
8 41 (0.71%) DNS
9 40 (0.69%) SNMP
10 34 (0.59%) WAN
11 32 (0.55%) LAN
12 29 (0.50%) AMQP
13 26 (0.45%) VPN
14 25 (0.43%) PBX
15 23 (0.40%) LDAP
16 16 (0.28%) Network Security
17 15 (0.26%) ATM
18 12 (0.21%) Kerberos
19 10 (0.17%) FTP
19 10 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1363 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 644 (11.10%) Oracle Database
3 483 (8.32%) Relational Database
4 416 (7.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 329 (5.67%) MySQL
6 258 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 251 (4.32%) NoSQL
8 249 (4.29%) MongoDB
9 229 (3.95%) RDBMS
10 221 (3.81%) Oracle ODI
11 206 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 204 (3.51%) Oracle BI EE
13 160 (2.76%) Big Data
14 159 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
15 136 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 129 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
17 121 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 112 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
19 85 (1.46%) DB2
20 78 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 409 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 354 (6.10%) Subversion
3 320 (5.51%) Selenium
4 251 (4.32%) Maven
5 241 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 237 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 233 (4.01%) JUnit
8 226 (3.89%) Ant
9 207 (3.57%) Eclipse
10 201 (3.46%) JIRA
11 200 (3.45%) Jenkins
12 160 (2.76%) Hudson
13 112 (1.93%) NUnit
14 102 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
15 98 (1.69%) SoapUI
16 91 (1.57%) JDeveloper
16 91 (1.57%) Cucumber
17 84 (1.45%) Mockito
18 83 (1.43%) TeamCity
19 68 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1247 (21.49%) Finance
2 422 (7.27%) Retail
3 343 (5.91%) Banking
4 268 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 182 (3.14%) Marketing
6 145 (2.50%) Games
7 117 (2.02%) Law
8 107 (1.84%) Legal
9 103 (1.77%) Back Office
10 86 (1.48%) Publishing
11 84 (1.45%) Advertising
12 61 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 54 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 48 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.76%) Manufacturing
16 36 (0.62%) Front Office
17 34 (0.59%) French Language
18 32 (0.55%) Retail Banking
19 29 (0.50%) German Language
20 28 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2309 (39.78%) Developer
2 1600 (27.57%) Architect
3 778 (13.40%) Solutions Architect
4 712 (12.27%) Senior Developer
5 564 (9.72%) Java Developer
6 538 (9.27%) .NET Developer
7 466 (8.03%) C# Developer
8 408 (7.03%) Analyst
9 394 (6.79%) Consultant
10 314 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
11 274 (4.72%) Technical Architect
12 229 (3.95%) Software Engineer
13 194 (3.34%) Software Developer
14 189 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
15 182 (3.14%) Web Developer
16 179 (3.08%) Senior Architect
17 177 (3.05%) DBA
18 171 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
19 164 (2.83%) Senior C# Developer
20 146 (2.52%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1831 (31.55%) .NET
2 1777 (30.62%) Web Services
3 1377 (23.73%) HTML
4 1283 (22.11%) XML
5 1142 (19.68%) CSS
6 1071 (18.45%) ASP.NET
7 901 (15.52%) Middleware
8 830 (14.30%) jQuery
9 713 (12.28%) Spring
10 709 (12.22%) WCF
11 695 (11.97%) SOAP
12 640 (11.03%) J2EE
13 601 (10.35%) REST
14 571 (9.84%) HTML5
15 568 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 502 (8.65%) Oracle Fusion
17 476 (8.20%) Hibernate
18 451 (7.77%) Ajax
19 436 (7.51%) .NET Framework
20 424 (7.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 413 (7.12%) Enterprise Software
1 413 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 407 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 326 (5.62%) Open Source
4 292 (5.03%) N-Tier
5 251 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 195 (3.36%) Data Integration
7 187 (3.22%) User Experience
8 176 (3.03%) Client/Server
9 143 (2.46%) Management Information System
10 97 (1.67%) Clustering
11 71 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 68 (1.17%) Mathematics
13 67 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 64 (1.10%) RMADS
15 61 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
16 55 (0.95%) Mainframe
17 51 (0.88%) Digital Media
18 50 (0.86%) Blog
19 46 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 674 (11.61%) Linux
2 617 (10.63%) Windows
3 499 (8.60%) UNIX
4 209 (3.60%) Android
5 193 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 81 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (1.40%) Solaris
7 73 (1.26%) AIX
8 64 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (0.98%) Windows Phone
10 47 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 47 (0.81%) CentOS
11 45 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 34 (0.59%) HPUX
13 29 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (0.26%) Debian
16 13 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
17 8 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2498 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1159 (19.97%) TDD
3 1097 (18.90%) Scrum
4 1061 (18.28%) MVC
5 726 (12.51%) OO
6 692 (11.92%) E-Commerce
7 615 (10.60%) UML
8 565 (9.73%) Software Engineering
9 558 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
10 532 (9.17%) Unit Testing
11 496 (8.55%) BDD
12 474 (8.17%) TOGAF
13 447 (7.70%) Mentoring
14 398 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
15 385 (6.63%) CRM
16 372 (6.41%) Project Management
17 336 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
18 318 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
19 307 (5.29%) Data Modelling
20 270 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2092 (36.04%) Java
2 1497 (25.79%) SQL
3 1467 (25.28%) JavaScript
4 1435 (24.72%) C#
5 276 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 228 (3.93%) PHP
7 219 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 175 (3.02%) C++
9 168 (2.89%) Python
10 165 (2.84%) VB.NET
11 128 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 127 (2.19%) Ruby
13 113 (1.95%) Groovy
14 99 (1.71%) Objective-C
15 88 (1.52%) C
16 87 (1.50%) Scala
17 69 (1.19%) VB
18 62 (1.07%) XPath
19 49 (0.84%) ActionScript
20 43 (0.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 888 (15.30%) Degree
2 313 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 165 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 76 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (1.12%) ISEB
6 52 (0.90%) CISSP
7 36 (0.62%) MBA
8 33 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 30 (0.52%) CISM
9 30 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.50%) MCSD
11 27 (0.47%) OCP
11 27 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 21 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 21 (0.36%) MCP
13 17 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.26%) Sun Certification
14 15 (0.26%) MCSE
15 14 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (6.31%) QA
2 82 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (1.09%) SLA
4 51 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 47 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 43 (0.74%) JSP 440
7 30 (0.52%) COBIT
8 15 (0.26%) HL7
9 13 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.017%) P3O
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
2 66 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 32 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.31%) Xen
6 18 (0.31%) Varnish
7 13 (0.22%) vSphere
7 13 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.17%) HDFS
9 9 (0.16%) RHEV
10 6 (0.10%) Docker
10 6 (0.10%) XenApp
11 5 (0.086%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.069%) PowerHA
12 4 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.052%) vCloud
13 3 (0.052%) KVM
13 3 (0.052%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 126 (2.17%) Data Guard
2 112 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (1.53%) Puppet
4 49 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
5 34 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.57%) Tivoli
7 28 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 26 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 24 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 21 (0.36%) SCOM
11 18 (0.31%) Nagios
12 14 (0.24%) OpenSSO
13 11 (0.19%) YUM
14 10 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
15 9 (0.16%) Ansible
16 8 (0.14%) CA LISA
16 8 (0.14%) ZABBIX
17 7 (0.12%) Zenoss
17 7 (0.12%) CA Wily
17 7 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 1783 (30.72%) Oracle
2 789 (13.59%) Microsoft
3 362 (6.24%) JBoss
4 321 (5.53%) IBM
5 277 (4.77%) SAP
6 172 (2.96%) webMethods
7 158 (2.72%) TIBCO
8 126 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 110 (1.90%) Informatica
10 109 (1.88%) Adobe
11 105 (1.81%) Google
12 102 (1.76%) VMware
13 98 (1.69%) HP
14 85 (1.46%) Business Objects
15 76 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
15 76 (1.31%) hybris
16 67 (1.15%) Siebel
17 56 (0.96%) EPiServer
18 50 (0.86%) Sitecore
19 49 (0.84%) Software AG
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