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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 133 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2293 2742 2622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 2.57% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 3.12% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 2061 2104
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +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
88131 87877 85586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 82.35% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71785 69854 71243
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 4 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 4 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
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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 -21 2148 £57,500 - 290
London -24 992 £65,000 +4.00% 141
South East -33 445 £55,000 -8.33% 35
City of London -23 258 £62,500 - 39
East of England +19 179 £55,000 - 20
South West +7 140 £45,000 -6.25% 20
Yorkshire -40 117 £45,000 +3.44% 14
North West -16 116 £42,500 -15.00% 28
Berkshire -30 115 £60,000 -4.38% 9
West Yorkshire -28 99 £45,000 -1.36% 10
Hampshire 0 97 £55,000 +2.80% 5
Surrey -34 97 £52,500 +2.43% 6
Leeds +5 94 £45,000 -12.62% 6
West Midlands -7 88 £47,500 +11.76% 18
Hertfordshire +20 76 £60,000 +7.14% 10
Scotland -39 68 £55,000 +37.50% 15
Manchester +18 46 £51,250 +20.58% 15
Oxfordshire +5 46 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Cheshire +2 44 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -7 43 £52,500 - 7
Bristol +8 41 £45,000 -20.00% 6
West Sussex +24 40 £50,000 -32.88% 5
Suffolk +13 34 £47,500 - 6
Ipswich +7 33 £48,750 +2.63% 6
Dorset +3 33 £43,250 -30.80% 5
Reading -6 33 £53,750 -23.21% 2
Edinburgh -32 32 £55,000 +49.65% 6
Birmingham -4 29 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Wiltshire +19 28 £45,688 -16.93% 2
Maidenhead +3 28 £70,000 +3.70%

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 2253 (44.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1940 (38.29%) Java
3 1748 (34.50%) .NET
4 1650 (32.57%) Oracle
5 1457 (28.76%) C#
6 1326 (26.17%) SQL
7 1308 (25.82%) Web Services
8 1299 (25.64%) Finance
9 1286 (25.38%) JavaScript
10 1163 (22.96%) HTML
11 1156 (22.82%) SQL Server
12 1096 (21.63%) XML
13 1055 (20.83%) MVC
14 1027 (20.27%) CSS
15 991 (19.56%) TDD
16 987 (19.48%) ASP.NET
17 948 (18.71%) Scrum
18 900 (17.77%) Middleware
19 831 (16.40%) Microsoft
20 744 (14.69%) jQuery
21 684 (13.50%) OO
22 673 (13.28%) Degree
23 641 (12.65%) WCF
24 629 (12.42%) J2EE
25 628 (12.40%) Spring
26 619 (12.22%) SOAP
27 582 (11.49%) Linux
28 534 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
29 524 (10.34%) Windows
30 522 (10.30%) E-Commerce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 470 (9.28%) WebLogic
2 449 (8.86%) WebSphere
3 339 (6.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 327 (6.45%) JBoss
5 308 (6.08%) Oracle Service Bus
6 237 (4.68%) Tomcat
7 226 (4.46%) Apache
8 204 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
9 185 (3.65%) CMS
10 172 (3.40%) SharePoint
11 137 (2.70%) IIS
12 94 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
13 85 (1.68%) WebLogic Portal
14 84 (1.66%) Apache Solr
15 74 (1.46%) Mule
15 74 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
16 64 (1.26%) MQSeries
17 61 (1.20%) Drupal
18 58 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
19 49 (0.97%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 371 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 49 (0.97%) MS Office
3 41 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.28%) MS Project
7 11 (0.22%) SPSS
8 8 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.059%) HipChat
9 3 (0.059%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.039%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 200 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
2 166 (3.28%) Oracle BPM
3 123 (2.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 65 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
5 52 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
6 41 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 18 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
9 12 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
10 11 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
11 10 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
11 10 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 8 (0.16%) SAP CRM
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
14 7 (0.14%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 238 (4.70%) SaaS
2 220 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (1.95%) PaaS
4 72 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 70 (1.38%) IaaS
6 67 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.65%) Force.com
8 22 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.28%) Google Apps
9 14 (0.28%) Terremark
10 13 (0.26%) GitHub
11 9 (0.18%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.059%) Trello
14 2 (0.039%) Taleo
14 2 (0.039%) Route 53
14 2 (0.039%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 223 (4.40%) HTTP
2 121 (2.39%) Internet
3 81 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 71 (1.40%) Firewall
5 62 (1.22%) SSL
6 37 (0.73%) LAN
7 33 (0.65%) WAN
8 32 (0.63%) LDAP
9 31 (0.61%) SAN
10 30 (0.59%) DNS
11 25 (0.49%) FTP
12 22 (0.43%) HTTPS
12 22 (0.43%) PBX
13 18 (0.36%) NAS
14 14 (0.28%) ATM
15 13 (0.26%) VPN
16 10 (0.20%) Kerberos
16 10 (0.20%) CTI
17 9 (0.18%) SNMP
18 8 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1156 (22.82%) SQL Server
2 445 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 416 (8.21%) Oracle Database
4 293 (5.78%) NoSQL
5 287 (5.67%) RDBMS
6 285 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 266 (5.25%) MySQL
8 245 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 232 (4.58%) MongoDB
10 181 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
11 138 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 129 (2.55%) Big Data
13 127 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
14 124 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
14 124 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 102 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
16 98 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
17 86 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 83 (1.64%) Hadoop
18 83 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 399 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 289 (5.70%) Subversion
3 277 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 224 (4.42%) Selenium
5 222 (4.38%) JUnit
6 221 (4.36%) JIRA
7 207 (4.09%) Maven
8 196 (3.87%) Ant
9 182 (3.59%) Jenkins
10 175 (3.45%) Visual Studio
11 157 (3.10%) Eclipse
12 135 (2.66%) NUnit
13 111 (2.19%) TeamCity
14 107 (2.11%) Cucumber
15 99 (1.95%) Hudson
16 90 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
17 65 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
18 49 (0.97%) SoapUI
18 49 (0.97%) Mockito
19 47 (0.93%) JDeveloper
General
1 1299 (25.64%) Finance
2 477 (9.42%) Banking
3 466 (9.20%) Retail
4 307 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 153 (3.02%) Marketing
6 103 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 83 (1.64%) Back Office
8 61 (1.20%) Games
9 52 (1.03%) Front Office
10 49 (0.97%) Legal
10 49 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 46 (0.91%) Advertising
11 46 (0.91%) Law
12 43 (0.85%) Publishing
13 37 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 32 (0.63%) Billing
15 28 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.36%) French Language
18 15 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2029 (40.05%) Developer
2 1617 (31.92%) Architect
3 711 (14.03%) Solutions Architect
4 611 (12.06%) Senior Developer
5 567 (11.19%) .NET Developer
6 396 (7.82%) Java Developer
7 389 (7.68%) C# Developer
8 329 (6.49%) Analyst
9 268 (5.29%) Consultant
10 261 (5.15%) Technical Architect
11 236 (4.66%) C# .NET Developer
12 174 (3.43%) Software Engineer
13 160 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
14 155 (3.06%) Integration Architect
15 149 (2.94%) Web Developer
16 141 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
17 139 (2.74%) Software Developer
17 139 (2.74%) Senior Architect
18 136 (2.68%) Enterprise Architect
19 132 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1748 (34.50%) .NET
2 1308 (25.82%) Web Services
3 1163 (22.96%) HTML
4 1096 (21.63%) XML
5 1027 (20.27%) CSS
6 987 (19.48%) ASP.NET
7 900 (17.77%) Middleware
8 744 (14.69%) jQuery
9 641 (12.65%) WCF
10 629 (12.42%) J2EE
11 628 (12.40%) Spring
12 619 (12.22%) SOAP
13 534 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 501 (9.89%) .NET Framework
15 497 (9.81%) Oracle Fusion
16 491 (9.69%) REST
17 428 (8.45%) HTML5
18 383 (7.56%) JSON
19 349 (6.89%) AngularJS
20 345 (6.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 380 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
1 380 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 370 (7.30%) Open Source
3 322 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 271 (5.35%) N-Tier
5 181 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 179 (3.53%) Data Integration
7 143 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 135 (2.66%) User Experience
9 133 (2.63%) Client/Server
10 81 (1.60%) Blog
11 79 (1.56%) Clustering
12 69 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
13 67 (1.32%) Mainframe
14 60 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 57 (1.13%) Mathematics
16 49 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 46 (0.91%) Derivative
18 44 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 44 (0.87%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 582 (11.49%) Linux
2 524 (10.34%) Windows
3 521 (10.28%) UNIX
4 139 (2.74%) Android
5 124 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 91 (1.80%) Solaris
7 71 (1.40%) AIX
8 48 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (0.89%) Windows Phone
10 35 (0.69%) HPUX
11 27 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.45%) CentOS
12 23 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 18 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
15 14 (0.28%) MVS
16 12 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2253 (44.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1055 (20.83%) MVC
3 991 (19.56%) TDD
4 948 (18.71%) Scrum
5 684 (13.50%) OO
6 522 (10.30%) E-Commerce
7 518 (10.23%) TOGAF
8 505 (9.97%) Software Engineering
9 497 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
10 495 (9.77%) UML
11 457 (9.02%) Mentoring
12 452 (8.92%) BDD
13 414 (8.17%) Enterprise Architecture
14 342 (6.75%) Project Management
15 341 (6.73%) Unit Testing
16 290 (5.72%) CRM
17 278 (5.49%) Technical Architecture
18 247 (4.88%) OOP
19 245 (4.84%) ERP
20 243 (4.80%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1940 (38.29%) Java
2 1457 (28.76%) C#
3 1326 (26.17%) SQL
4 1286 (25.38%) JavaScript
5 244 (4.82%) T-SQL
6 218 (4.30%) PL/SQL
7 213 (4.20%) C++
8 208 (4.11%) PHP
9 203 (4.01%) Python
10 113 (2.23%) Ruby
11 106 (2.09%) Shell Script
12 100 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 91 (1.80%) XPath
14 80 (1.58%) C
15 77 (1.52%) Perl
16 60 (1.18%) Objective-C
17 59 (1.16%) VB
18 58 (1.14%) Scala
19 49 (0.97%) Groovy
19 49 (0.97%) Jython
Qualifications
1 673 (13.28%) Degree
2 235 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 181 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 113 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 105 (2.07%) VCP4
6 51 (1.01%) ISEB
7 41 (0.81%) MCSD
8 32 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
9 31 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 25 (0.49%) OCP
10 25 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 19 (0.38%) MBA
12 18 (0.36%) CISSP
12 18 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 17 (0.34%) MCPD
13 17 (0.34%) MCP
14 14 (0.28%) MCSE
14 14 (0.28%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (6.97%) QA
2 24 (0.47%) COBIT
3 23 (0.45%) SLA
4 22 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.079%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.039%) HL7
9 2 (0.039%) DICOM
9 2 (0.039%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.020%) GPG13
10 1 (0.020%) P3O
10 1 (0.020%) Basel III
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 54 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
2 48 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (0.34%) vSphere
7 15 (0.30%) Docker
8 11 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.14%) XenApp
10 7 (0.14%) Varnish
10 7 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.099%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.079%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.079%) vCloud
13 4 (0.079%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.079%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.079%) KVM
14 3 (0.059%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 106 (2.09%) Puppet
2 75 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (0.73%) Data Guard
4 28 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 27 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 26 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 21 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
8 15 (0.30%) StatsD
9 14 (0.28%) Graphite
10 10 (0.20%) Ansible
11 7 (0.14%) logstash
12 6 (0.12%) CA LISA
13 5 (0.099%) Control-M
13 5 (0.099%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.079%) Legato
14 4 (0.079%) MOM
14 4 (0.079%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.079%) SCCM
14 4 (0.079%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1650 (32.57%) Oracle
2 831 (16.40%) Microsoft
3 393 (7.76%) IBM
4 240 (4.74%) SAP
5 232 (4.58%) TIBCO
6 140 (2.76%) webMethods
7 107 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 90 (1.78%) Pega
9 88 (1.74%) HP
10 84 (1.66%) hybris
11 82 (1.62%) VMware
12 78 (1.54%) Siebel
13 76 (1.50%) Google
14 68 (1.34%) Red Hat
15 65 (1.28%) Talend
16 60 (1.18%) Informatica
17 56 (1.11%) Sitecore
18 52 (1.03%) Business Objects
19 49 (0.97%) Adobe
20 47 (0.93%) Zend
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £50001 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Unibet
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + EQUITY
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £63000 - £78000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 10 hours ago