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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 134 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2319 2732 2715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 2.63% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 3.20% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 2069 2229
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%

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
87118 85337 88637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.67% 82.25% 80.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71745 68049 75137
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -24 2145 £55,000 -4.34% 293
London -28 1010 £65,000 +4.00% 122
South East -37 451 £55,000 -8.33% 55
City of London -18 270 £65,000 - 41
East of England +11 175 £60,000 +6.66% 26
South West +11 136 £45,000 -6.25% 25
North West -11 126 £42,500 -15.00% 18
Berkshire -22 125 £60,000 -7.69% 11
Yorkshire -30 123 £45,000 - 16
West Yorkshire -5 103 £45,000 -3.48% 12
Hampshire +13 101 £52,500 -8.69% 16
Surrey -33 98 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Leeds +7 88 £45,000 -15.09% 10
Scotland +16 81 £50,000 +21.21% 13
Hertfordshire +28 72 £60,000 - 5
Manchester +18 61 £52,500 +10.52% 14
West Midlands -24 60 £45,000 +5.88% 16
East Midlands -19 52 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Bristol +13 47 £45,000 -6.25% 8
Cheshire +12 44 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Oxfordshire -1 43 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Reading +16 41 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Edinburgh -2 41 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Maidenhead +9 33 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Glasgow +12 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Essex -7 32 £82,500 +17.85% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 30 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Dorset +10 28 £40,000 - 6
Kent -19 27 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Southampton +6 25 £45,000 -21.73% 6

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2240 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1943 (37.85%) Java
3 1778 (34.63%) .NET
4 1601 (31.18%) Oracle
5 1462 (28.48%) C#
6 1424 (27.74%) Web Services
7 1327 (25.85%) JavaScript
8 1315 (25.61%) SQL
9 1245 (24.25%) Finance
10 1204 (23.45%) HTML
11 1172 (22.83%) SQL Server
12 1149 (22.38%) XML
13 1078 (21.00%) MVC
14 1076 (20.96%) CSS
15 1036 (20.18%) ASP.NET
16 992 (19.32%) TDD
17 975 (18.99%) Scrum
18 861 (16.77%) Middleware
19 808 (15.74%) Microsoft
20 806 (15.70%) jQuery
21 707 (13.77%) Degree
22 675 (13.15%) OO
23 665 (12.95%) SOAP
24 611 (11.90%) Spring
25 610 (11.88%) WCF
26 585 (11.39%) Linux
27 575 (11.20%) J2EE
28 566 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
29 558 (10.87%) Windows
30 551 (10.73%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 460 (8.96%) WebLogic
2 416 (8.10%) WebSphere
3 353 (6.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 323 (6.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 308 (6.00%) JBoss
6 257 (5.01%) Tomcat
7 244 (4.75%) Apache
8 182 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
8 182 (3.54%) CMS
9 178 (3.47%) SharePoint
10 162 (3.16%) IIS
11 86 (1.68%) Apache Solr
12 79 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
13 70 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
14 69 (1.34%) Mule
15 64 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 61 (1.19%) Drupal
17 58 (1.13%) MQSeries
18 52 (1.01%) NServiceBus
19 47 (0.92%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 328 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 47 (0.92%) MS Office
3 46 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.18%) SPSS
8 8 (0.16%) MS Project
9 3 (0.058%) HipChat
10 2 (0.039%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.039%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 214 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 163 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
3 147 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 102 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
5 50 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
6 37 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
8 15 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
9 14 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.23%) SAP CRM
10 12 (0.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (0.14%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.14%) AquaLogic BPM
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
13 6 (0.12%) SAP R/3
13 6 (0.12%) Magento
14 5 (0.097%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 215 (4.19%) SaaS
2 202 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (1.89%) PaaS
4 85 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 78 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
6 71 (1.38%) IaaS
7 20 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
9 16 (0.31%) Force.com
10 14 (0.27%) GitHub
11 12 (0.23%) Terremark
11 12 (0.23%) Google Apps
12 9 (0.18%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.039%) Trello
13 2 (0.039%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.039%) Taleo
13 2 (0.039%) Route 53
13 2 (0.039%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 255 (4.97%) HTTP
2 159 (3.10%) Internet
3 76 (1.48%) Firewall
4 74 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 62 (1.21%) SSL
6 43 (0.84%) LAN
7 40 (0.78%) WAN
8 37 (0.72%) LDAP
9 28 (0.55%) FTP
10 26 (0.51%) PBX
11 23 (0.45%) DNS
11 23 (0.45%) SAN
12 19 (0.37%) VPN
13 18 (0.35%) ATM
14 17 (0.33%) AMQP
15 15 (0.29%) HTTPS
16 14 (0.27%) Kerberos
17 13 (0.25%) Network Security
18 10 (0.19%) CTI
19 9 (0.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1172 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 460 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 425 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 308 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 295 (5.75%) MySQL
6 272 (5.30%) NoSQL
7 266 (5.18%) RDBMS
8 230 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 226 (4.40%) MongoDB
10 190 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
11 139 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 139 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 129 (2.51%) Big Data
13 128 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
14 126 (2.45%) Oracle BI EE
15 101 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
16 92 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
17 85 (1.66%) RavenDB
17 85 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 69 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 382 (7.44%) Git (software)
2 259 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 256 (4.99%) Subversion
4 240 (4.67%) Selenium
5 231 (4.50%) JIRA
6 230 (4.48%) JUnit
7 192 (3.74%) Maven
8 189 (3.68%) Ant
9 163 (3.17%) Jenkins
10 151 (2.94%) Visual Studio
11 143 (2.79%) Eclipse
12 123 (2.40%) NUnit
13 106 (2.06%) TeamCity
14 103 (2.01%) Hudson
15 102 (1.99%) Cucumber
16 94 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
17 67 (1.31%) Mockito
18 62 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
19 45 (0.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
20 44 (0.86%) JDeveloper
General
1 1245 (24.25%) Finance
2 462 (9.00%) Banking
3 445 (8.67%) Retail
4 288 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 166 (3.23%) Marketing
6 101 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 90 (1.75%) Back Office
8 74 (1.44%) Legal
9 72 (1.40%) Games
10 52 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 50 (0.97%) Publishing
11 50 (0.97%) Front Office
12 49 (0.95%) Law
13 45 (0.88%) Advertising
14 39 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.58%) Billing
16 28 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 28 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.33%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2076 (40.44%) Developer
2 1602 (31.20%) Architect
3 752 (14.65%) Solutions Architect
4 602 (11.73%) Senior Developer
5 586 (11.41%) .NET Developer
6 403 (7.85%) Java Developer
7 395 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 372 (7.25%) Analyst
9 252 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 241 (4.69%) Consultant
11 237 (4.62%) Technical Architect
12 175 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
13 164 (3.19%) Software Engineer
14 155 (3.02%) Web Developer
15 153 (2.98%) Integration Architect
16 140 (2.73%) Enterprise Architect
16 140 (2.73%) Senior Architect
17 137 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 136 (2.65%) Software Developer
19 134 (2.61%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1778 (34.63%) .NET
2 1424 (27.74%) Web Services
3 1204 (23.45%) HTML
4 1149 (22.38%) XML
5 1076 (20.96%) CSS
6 1036 (20.18%) ASP.NET
7 861 (16.77%) Middleware
8 806 (15.70%) jQuery
9 665 (12.95%) SOAP
10 611 (11.90%) Spring
11 610 (11.88%) WCF
12 575 (11.20%) J2EE
13 566 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 528 (10.28%) REST
15 479 (9.33%) .NET Framework
16 469 (9.14%) Oracle Fusion
17 459 (8.94%) HTML5
18 402 (7.83%) JSON
19 358 (6.97%) Hibernate
20 346 (6.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 384 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 370 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
3 335 (6.53%) Computer Science
4 327 (6.37%) Open Source
5 271 (5.28%) N-Tier
6 195 (3.80%) Data Integration
7 165 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 157 (3.06%) Mobile App
9 150 (2.92%) User Experience
10 146 (2.84%) Client/Server
11 90 (1.75%) Clustering
12 86 (1.68%) Blog
13 71 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
14 66 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 59 (1.15%) Mainframe
16 54 (1.05%) Mathematics
17 48 (0.93%) Web 2.0
18 43 (0.84%) Hedge funds
19 40 (0.78%) Derivative
20 39 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 585 (11.39%) Linux
2 558 (10.87%) Windows
3 551 (10.73%) UNIX
4 170 (3.31%) Android
5 139 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 97 (1.89%) Solaris
7 88 (1.71%) AIX
8 53 (1.03%) Windows Phone
9 43 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 33 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (0.56%) HPUX
14 27 (0.53%) CentOS
15 22 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
15 22 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.18%) Windows 7
19 8 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2240 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1078 (21.00%) MVC
3 992 (19.32%) TDD
4 975 (18.99%) Scrum
5 675 (13.15%) OO
6 546 (10.63%) E-Commerce
7 516 (10.05%) TOGAF
8 495 (9.64%) UML
9 482 (9.39%) Software Engineering
10 476 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 471 (9.17%) BDD
12 458 (8.92%) Mentoring
13 439 (8.55%) Enterprise Architecture
14 373 (7.27%) Unit Testing
15 352 (6.86%) Project Management
16 293 (5.71%) CRM
16 293 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
17 263 (5.12%) ITIL
18 256 (4.99%) OOP
19 253 (4.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1943 (37.85%) Java
2 1462 (28.48%) C#
3 1327 (25.85%) JavaScript
4 1315 (25.61%) SQL
5 244 (4.75%) T-SQL
6 214 (4.17%) PHP
7 213 (4.15%) PL/SQL
8 211 (4.11%) C++
9 173 (3.37%) Python
10 116 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 103 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 98 (1.91%) Ruby
12 98 (1.91%) XPath
13 89 (1.73%) C
14 70 (1.36%) Objective-C
14 70 (1.36%) VB
15 56 (1.09%) Perl
16 51 (0.99%) Jython
16 51 (0.99%) Scala
17 45 (0.88%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 707 (13.77%) Degree
2 278 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 200 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 98 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (0.92%) ISEB
6 33 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
7 30 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.56%) MCSD
9 28 (0.55%) OCP
10 22 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 22 (0.43%) MBA
11 20 (0.39%) CISSP
12 15 (0.29%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.21%) PMP
15 11 (0.21%) MCPD
15 11 (0.21%) Sun Certification
16 10 (0.19%) MCP
17 8 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (6.95%) QA
2 25 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 25 (0.49%) SLA
3 23 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.37%) COBIT
6 17 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.097%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.058%) HL7
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.019%) Basel III
11 1 (0.019%) GPG13
11 1 (0.019%) P3O
System Software
1 84 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
2 47 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (0.29%) vSphere
7 12 (0.23%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.16%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.16%) HDFS
9 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.12%) Varnish
10 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.12%) XenApp
11 5 (0.097%) Docker
12 4 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.078%) OCFS2
13 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.039%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.039%) NFS
Systems Management
1 85 (1.66%) Puppet
2 73 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (1.21%) Data Guard
4 35 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 30 (0.58%) Vagrant
7 22 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 15 (0.29%) StatsD
10 13 (0.25%) Graphite
11 8 (0.16%) CA LISA
12 6 (0.12%) Ansible
12 6 (0.12%) logstash
13 5 (0.097%) CA SiteMinder
14 4 (0.078%) MOM
14 4 (0.078%) Legato
14 4 (0.078%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.058%) CA Wily
15 3 (0.058%) OpenAM
15 3 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1601 (31.18%) Oracle
2 808 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 371 (7.23%) IBM
4 282 (5.49%) SAP
5 219 (4.27%) TIBCO
6 159 (3.10%) webMethods
7 104 (2.03%) HP
8 87 (1.69%) hybris
9 85 (1.66%) Siebel
9 85 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 79 (1.54%) Informatica
10 79 (1.54%) Google
11 77 (1.50%) VMware
12 70 (1.36%) Pega
13 66 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 62 (1.21%) Talend
15 52 (1.01%) Adobe
16 50 (0.97%) Business Objects
17 48 (0.93%) Cognizant
17 48 (0.93%) Zend
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£51K
Posted: 12 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus package and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum including excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 14 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + outstanding package
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + package
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £250000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per annum + good salary / package (negotiable)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago